The Knife and the Butterfly

Reader: Emily
Age: 17
Title: The Knife and the Butterfly
Author: Ashley Hope Perez
Publisher: Carolrhoda LAB
Pub Date: 02/01/3011
Galley: Yes
Recommend: No
Convince us to read the book: N/A
Compelling aspects of the book: It was different reading about a crime from two different perspectives and not knowing the full story from the beginning. This novel reminded me of a who-done-it, fitting all the clues together.
Were you disappointed with the book at all: Yes
Reasons why you were disappointed with the book: The main male character, Azael, remains mysterious throughout the story. He was hard to connect to and everything that happened to him felt too confusing. As a reader, it was hard to focus on the two characters. The book had choppy transitions, and too many flash backs. The ending was a complete surprise and left me wondering what had just happened.
Cover: A rather abstract cover that reminds me of a Rorschach image or vampire teeth, none of which have anything to do with the story. It's certainly an engaging cover with the contrasting black and red, but the image has no plot relevance.
Age Range: 14-17
Quality: 2Q Needs more work
Popularity: 2P Only for special interest

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