Blog Tour: The Butterfly Code by Sue Wyshynski, Stacy's 5+++ Review and Giveaway! @suewyshynski @XpressoReads
From the very first few pages of this book to the very last page, I was completely and utterly consumed. I had read the blurb a while back, so when it came time to actually read the book I had already forgotten what it was supposed to be about. So I went into this book totally blind to the story, and holy crap am I glad that I did, because I was able to have a better reading experience than I ever could have imagined. This story truly moved me, and this book has now become one of my favorites of this year.
I’m not even sure how to break this book down because it was so many things rolled into one. If I had to describe it in a genre sense I would call it a new adult/romantic suspense/science fiction marvel! I could easily see this being turned into a movie, EASILY! And more than that, I want to, and I would pay good money to watch that movie!
Aeris Thorne is a young woman who recently graduated from Juilliard, she’s a very talented violinist who’s just trying to figure out what to do next in her life. It’s pretty much laid out for her though, considering her talent. She has a bright future with plans already in place. She decides to stay with her dad for the summer in Deep Cove, Maine, before heading off to New York in the fall. And can I say how much I LOVE the setting of this book, it really truly added so much to the story. Everything from the cool weather to the low creeping fog had a place in this story, if weather and climate could be its own character, in this book it definitely would.
Hunter Cayman… Oh Hunter. This man is just, ohhhhhh myyyyy. Is that a good description? Wait, my apologies, DR. Hunter Cayman is the elusive mystery that has Deep Cove whispering and wondering about everything. He’s young, in his late twenties, he’s hot, and he’s also a doctor at a research facility that supposedly tests highly contagious diseases. If that’s not enough to keep a small town talking, I’m not sure what is. The facility alone is controversial to the town, and the mystery behind Hunter and his friends is even more intriguing.
These two immediately have some sort of crazy chemistry going on, but it’s not your typical romance, lust filled kind of chemistry that you would think of, except that it is. But it’s not. I can’t really go much further into the story because like I said before, there is SO much stuff going on. Not too much, I just don’t want to spoil anything. This story has it all! Mystery, angst, danger, twists and turns galore, dark secrets, love, hate, and just about every emotion you could think of.
The Author paints a beautifully descriptive picture of everything she wants you to see, hear, and smell. It was such an amazing experience reading her descriptions, I can’t praise her enough. I could smell every smell, see every movement and touch every object as if it were right in front of me. It was completely mesmerizing and all consuming. It felt like I fell into the story, and who doesn’t crave that when reading a wonderful novel. Just writing this review, I want to jump back in. The writing was so SO great!
There are so many characters in this book, good guys, bad guys, mysterious guys and girls, friends and family members, but my favorites were Aeris and Hunter. They were both so strong, and captivating and perfectly flawed. Hunter was tough as steel, and at the same time soft and warm. He was everything in this book. And Aeris complimented his character so well, she’s seriously an awesome heroine that I truly loved. I don’t normally read books with sci-fi stuff at all, like ever! And like I said, I didn’t even know it was coming, but I am so happy that I went in blind because I might have missed out on one of the best books I’ve read this year. So please, PLEASE don’t let that scare any of you romance junkies away because this book deserves your attention, it was beautiful and rare and it totally filled my heart in every way. And I can’t wait for more, there is a second book coming out and I have no clue when, but I need it like yesterday!