Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Portes

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books.

This week, I can't wait to read....

The Fall of Butterflies 
by Andrea Portes

Release date: May 10th, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Goodreads link: (click here)

Description from Goodreads:

Willa Parker, 646th and least popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life.

Did she choose this new life? No, because that would be too easy—and nothing in Willa’s life is easy. It’s her famous genius mother’s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and it’s only the strength of her name that got Willa accepted in the first place.

But Willa has no intentions of fitting in at Pembroke. She’s not staying long, she decides. Not at this school—and not on this planet. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world—a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit.

When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel her spinning right out of her grasp.

In Willa’s secret heart, all she’s ever wanted is to belong. But if o, the girl who gave her this world, is slip-sliding away, is Willa meant to follow her down?

Andrea Portes’s incandescent, heartfelt novel explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place—a person—with wings.

Why I'm excited:

The Fall of Butterflies was one of last week's many cover reveals and as soon as I saw it I got a little giddy inside. I absolutely loved Andrea Portes' previous YA book, Anatomy of a Misfit (see my review HERE), so I knew I had to make her upcoming book my WoW this week. She writes with such brutally honest humor and heartfelt emotion and she does such a great job exploring what it means to "fit in" . . . 

I seriously cannot wait to read this book!

What are you waiting to read?

<3 Michelle


  1. Oh, I agree, that is a gorgeous, gorgeous cover! And you've certainly talked her writing up :) Fitting in is a tough topic and authors who can rejuvenate the topic are worth reading, I think. here's mine:

  2. OOoh interesting! Saw this somewhere not too long ago for the first time!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Haven't heard of this one. The cover reminds me of all the adult coloring books I've been seeing around! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by The Cover Contessa

  4. Ooh love the cover! So artsy and intriguing. The blurb has me curious too, and I'd like to know how this story plays out. Great pick :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  5. What a unique cover. The synopsis is pretty interesting and I may give this one a try eventually.

  6. Ooooo I like the sound of this one Michelle! It sounds like I might need some tissues and chocolate to get through it, but those kinds of books always end up being my favorites. Fantastic choice!

  7. Great pick, hope you get a chance to read it soon.

  8. I love that cover! It is so unique and pretty! It sounds like a good read! I'll have to add this to my To-Read list on Goodreads! :)
    Great pick this week!! <3
    My WoW
    xo Stephanie

  9. This is the first I've heard of this one, but it definitely sounds good! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW!

  10. Wow! I've not heard of this one. What an interesting town name! I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful week, Michelle. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  11. Eek! I meant to read Anatomy of a Misfit! This sounds good, too, though, so I'll have to of them at least! :D Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  12. I haven't read Anatomy of the Misfit yet. It sounds interesting, just like this one, The Fall of Butterflies. Goodness knows we all have those times when we just want to "fit in".

    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Great synopsis, hope you enjoy the book :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today. (:

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  14. Interesting cover although I'm not sure this is something I'd read. I hope you enjoy it though! Thanks for stopping by today and sharing yours.

  15. Wow, I haven't heard of this one. But it sounds rather interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    Christna @ Books & Prejudice

  16. Ooooooo this sounds really good. I'm not a huge fan of the faces inside the butterfly but from further back I really like it haha. Definitely adding this one to my list. Thanks for sharing.

  17. The cover is stunning! I'm intrigued by this book. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  18. Never heard of this one! It looks interesting!

  19. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress