Thursday, December 3, 2015

Blog Tour and Review: The Butterfly Code by Sue Wyshynski

Book Blurb:

My friends say Hunter Cayman’s dangerous.

They say he's a threat to everyone in town.

I’m not so sure.

As he stands before me in this crowded club with the lights shining around us, I catch something good under Hunter’s dark facade. Something decent and profound.

I don’t know who or what to believe.

But I will find out the truth.

Aeris Thorne is expecting a restful vacation in the remote town of Deep Cove. But on a stormy night, she meets the alluring and mysterious Hunter Cayman, and her life takes an exhilarating turn.

Aeris is both drawn to him and determined to find out what he’s hiding. It’s clear Hunter has found success with the high-security lab on his vast estate. But what Aeris doesn’t know is that he’s tormented by a secret: the truth behind his research.

As he and Aeris are drawn together, the walls he’s built to protect himself threaten to crumble. At the same time, she begins to wonder if she’s found the key to unraveling her own tragic past. When Aeris’s life is threatened, Hunter is forced to make an impossible decision about her future—one that could change everything.

Publication date: October 15th 2015

Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

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My Review:

4 Out of 5 Butterflies

Genre: Mystery, Supernatural--

Aeris has returned home to the small town her father lives in for the summer after having graduated from Julliard School of Music. In the fall she will leave to start her job playing with a prestigious music company in New York. While home, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious and sexy Dr. Hunter Cayman, the doctor in charge of the research clinic for contagious disease the townspeople are up in arms against. Regardless of her father and best friend Gage’s advice, Aeris pursues the doctor if only to understand the research facility and the connection to her mother’s death.

I had absolutely no idea what kind of book I was reading when I started this story. The synopsis is very vague and leaves a ton to the imagination, so I went into the story blind. At first I was a little let down when the book appears to be a New Adult story about a young woman and her infatuation with a man everyone says was bad news. But then the book took a turn and I had no idea what was going to be thrown at me next. I think part of the story’s appeal is the unknown aspect, so I do not want to give anything away, but let me tell you that I never saw this plot coming. Let’s loosely define this story as a paranormal mystery with some romance thrown in.

At times Aeris seems so young, innocent and delicate, as if a strong breeze would carry her off. Like she needs someone to come and protect her from the world, which explains the protective instincts she brings out in big strong men. And then there are other times where she is bold and courageous, willing to sacrifice herself for the greater good. I had a hard time matching these two sides of her together. At times I found myself lost in Aeris’s emotions, unsure as to what was happening and if it was real or make-believe, which I think was well done by the author since Aeris also has no clue as to what was real. At times, her emotional turmoil felt like it was musical, and I know that sounds strange, but the author gave it an artistic quality that matched the traits of the character.

I liked the mystery aspect with her mother, the research lab as well as the government all being tied together. Also, you know how some books have a random title and you have to guess how the title plays into the story? Well, not here. Butterflies play so many roles in the book, right from the beginning, Aeries seems to have some sort of draw to them or they just pop out at random times. It was really interesting to me to see how something that seemed so random was actually so critical to the story.

plot (for me at least, if it was up to Aeris, the whole book would be an epic romance). Most of the romance is actually Aeris lost in thought and angsty about her feelings, no actual actions really. Hunter is a strong character and it is obvious that the author feels like these two belong together with all the bubbling chemistry. I thought Hunter was very interesting and mysterious, but I rooted for her best friend Gage to win her heart (which FYI, he was never a potential love partner since Aeris never felt that way towards him, I just held out hope since I like the idea of childhood besties turning romance). No this is not a love triangle type of book, rest assured.

Overall this was an interesting book, with an ending that shows the potential for more to come. I look forward to see what direction the author takes the story next.

I received the title from Xpresso Book Tours and the author in return for my honest review.

Author Bio:

Sue Wyshynski is a small town Canadian girl who moved to the United States to pursue the American dream. Sue grew up in the same place as musician Justin Bieber. Her last name is pronounced wish-in-ski.

Sue’s style has been described as immersive, emotional, and action-packed.

According to Sue, “Writers must do more than write; they must try to speak to the hearts of the world.”

The Butterfly Code, coming this fall, is Sue’s first New Adult romantic suspense.

You can find her on her website, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter

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  1. This looks really interesting! I'm intrigued.

  2. Great review, Katherine! This sounds like a fun read and the mystery sounds well written and intriguing! :)