It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

9781501110368_87655Title: It Ends with Us

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pub Date: August 2, 2016

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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I’ve read any other book by Colleen Hoover, but from what I heard, this one is completely different from her other books. This story is intense and heartbreaking, and it touches on serious and sensitive subjects, that for some may be just too hard to read about. Because of that, please look for specific trigger warnings if you want to make sure that this book doesn’t contain topic for which you may have a damaging emotional response.

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Cover of book The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

The Butterfly GardenTitle: The Butterfly Garden

Author: Dot Hutchison

Pub Date: June 1, 2016

Rating: ★★★★☆

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“You seem to have this strange image of me as a lost child, like I’ve just been thrown on the side of the road like garbage, or roadkill, but kids like me? We’re not lost. We may be the only ones who never are. We always know exactly where we are and where we can go. And where we can’t.”

‘The Butterfly Garden’ was a very disturbing and often uncomfortable read, but this doesn’t mean that it was not a great read. This book is not for everyone, a lot of triggers. I was engrossed in the book from the page one, it is written beautifully and made it all read so easily. For me, it was just the right kind of uncomfortable book.

Maya and a group of girls are rescued from The Garden – place where she was held captive by The Gardner. She was one of the precious Butterfly that The Gardner took, marked with a butterfly tattoo on the back, used whenever he wanted and kept them in a secluded garden. He is a brutal, twisted man that believes that was he is doing is showing love and care to those girls; he believes that he is a good person. He is obsessed with keeping his ‘butterflies’ beautiful and young – this is why all the girls have an expiry date… Continue reading