(Spoiler) Review: Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield

Note: We received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Lisa Heathfield has quickly become one of my auto-read authors. I’m sure that no matter what she writes, I’ll read it. She’s really nailed this odd balance between intriguing and creepy – a vibe I don’t get from any other author. From her previous books, Seed and Paper Butterflies, I should have been expecting something with a darker edge. But, Flight of a Starling called out to me as a new take on The Little Mermaid. It’s not a retelling, but there are definitely strong and unavoidable links between the two. When we did get to the plot twist, I wasn’t shocked so far as confused. So, let’s discuss.  Continue reading “(Spoiler) Review: Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield”

Review: Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

29079057Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield
Published by: Electric Monkey
Pages: 320
Format: ARC e-book
Rating: ★★

I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

I read Seed at the beginning of the year, and loved it, in a really creepy, I can’t put this down kind of way. When I saw Paper Butterflies, I knew I was interested enough in Lisa Heathfield’s writing style, and ability to give her plots so much suspense, I had to request it. The blurb made the book sound really interesting, about a girl called June who finds a best friend, Blister, and they have lots of fun together. I should have known that this blurb was too good to be true. There was also a hint of an evil stepmother, but the evil was certainly not exaggerated. Kathleen was the most evil woman I’ve ever read about and made this book extremely difficult to enjoy. The rest of my review is going to be a rant about my feelings, because I really don’t know what to say about this one. It’s certainly unique, but in a good way? Maybe.  Continue reading “Review: Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield”