Scarlet Butterfly (Bloodborn Series Book 2) by Susan Stielow (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Scarlet Butterfly

Title: Scarlet Butterfly (Bloodborn Series Book 2)

Author: Susan Stielow 

Published Date: November 29th 2015

Genre: YA, Paranormal, Teen


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As if mourning the violent loss of her first love Liam Kingston wasn’t enough for Gracie Ambrose to deal with, she must now learn to accept her new Bloodborn abilities, and battle her growing thirst for human blood. To say Gracie was emotionally overwhelmed is an understatement. Especially when her dreams of Liam feel all too real.
Things quickly take a turn for the worse when Gracie loses control over her thirst for human blood. She ends up nearly taking the life of someone she deeply cares for, and unintentionally forming an unbreakable blood-bond that leaves her vulnerable and exposed.
Now teetering on the edge of sanity. Gracie embarks on a dangerous journey into the heart of New Orleans, where she seeks out those responsible for Liam’s death. She winds up finding more than she bargained for when she discovers a secret about herself that could change the course of everything. Putting the lives of her friends and family at risk, she takes matters into her own hands by seeking the help of a Royal Vampire Prince, to help her protect the people she loves the most. With his assistance, she will go undercover as a Scarlet Butterfly into the biggest and bloodiest vampire event of the year – The Scarlet Ball

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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s  Review***
I loved book 1 and was super excited when the author asked me to read and review book 2!! It was just as fast paced and exciting as the previous book, however, you do need to read book 1 to be able to understand what is going on in book 2.

The author does an amazing job with the plot, the characters and the continuation of the story, but the reason that I give this book a 4 star rating instead of a 5 star rating is because of the over abundant amount of spelling, grammar and punctuation errors throughout the story. It left me frustrated and distracted as I was reading it and highlighting the errors on my kindle. It is something that I could have overlooked if it were just a few but there were so many that like I said it became distracting to me as a reader. I would have to stop to try to figure out what some of the words were supposed to be or what word would make that sentence make sense.

I loved the characters and still consider this to be an amazing story. The ending is an epic cliffhanger that leaves the reader angry, upset and wondering (just as I am sure the author intended). This book will have the reader thinking about the characters long after they have finished the book and there is no way that they will forget anything once book 3 comes out.

Grace continues to be a source of encouragement for female leaders and makes me want to be courageous, determined and successful like she is. It is hard for me to picture her with anyone but Liam, but I am open to this happening in the future…

Don’t miss out on this amazing series and grab both books before book 3 is released. It is an amazing adventure unlike any that you have been on before!! Do yourself a favor though and make sure you set aside plenty of time as once you start reading you won’t want to stop!!


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  • Christine #NerdGirlPixie

    I’ll have we to look at this series!

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