Friday, March 08, 2013
When the Butterflies Came, by Kimberley Griffiths Little
While the story eventually comes together in the end, my overall impression of the book was that it was rough and in need of further editing. The plot meanders, with subplots that don't really move the story forward. Much of this static is intended to keep the pace up, but it was ultimately distracting. At the same time, major developments are poorly foreshadowed and instead introduced roughly into the story. And finally, key elements (like the butterflies, for example) are left underdeveloped. As I said, it wraps up alright in the end, but it's a narrative mess!
[Note: The book is being released on April 1st. I read an ARC supplied by the publisher, but received no compensation for my review.]