I’m don’t re-read many books, but these few are calling my name. I read all of these in high school and I would love to read them again from an … Continue reading Books I’d Like to Re-read
February 2021 Tbr
My February 2021 tbr is going to look familiar if you’ve seen my TBR Chapter Challenge post. I want to work on getting my physical tbr down, so that’s what … Continue reading February 2021 Tbr
Books I’ve Bought Recently
It’s been a minute since I’ve done a book haul. My birthday was January 11th and I might have treated myself to some of the books that I’ve been wanting. … Continue reading Books I’ve Bought Recently
January 2021 TBR
It’s time for my January 2021 tbr. I don’t have a lot planned this month. I think I’m still recovering from the holiday season. My brain hasn’t returned to the … Continue reading January 2021 TBR
The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny Review
The Butterfly Effect is out of my normal comfort zone, but it was what I needed in the moment. I jumped in after reading Darkdawn and it felt like a breath of fresh air. Let’s get to the review.
Greta Oto is not a social butterfly. She is nowhere close. She tends to prefer the company of bugs to humans. When her twin brother Danny is hospitalized, due to an aneurysm, she has to give up a lifetime research gig. When she comes home she has to face the people she has been avoiding for years. Through it all, Greta works on completing her dissertation, and she might even learn a little about the people in her life.
My Thoughts on The Butterfly Effect
Let me start by saying, Greta is the most infuriating character that I have ever met. But don’t let that scare you away from The Butterfly Effect. This book brings out so many emotions, especially anger. As annoying as Greta was, I could feel the hidden depths of her emotions. Greta had been hurt many times in the past, so she used her personality as a defense mechanism. It doesn’t excuse her behavior, but it made me understand it.
Another thing I enjoyed was the depiction of a family health crisis. My family has been through some health problems and it can feel isolating at times. It was interesting to watch how the characters reacted to similar situations. Everyone handles things differently and I enjoyed seeing a new perspective.
Lastly, Greta’s character growth is great. Toward the end you can tell she is trying to improve herself. I really appreciated that part. I also liked the slight hint of romance. It was refreshing.
All in all, this was a great read. It was real. It was raw. And it was what I needed in the moment.
My Rating: 4/5
Thanks to the author for gifting me a copy of The Butterfly Effect in exchange for my honest opinion!
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November 2020 TBR
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Spooky Books by Riley Sager
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My Halloween Playlist for a Spooky Night
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Tag: 10 Books I Want to Read By the End of the Year
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