Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Waiting On: The Knife and the Butterfly

The Knife and the Butterfly by Ashley Hope Perez
To be published: February 1, 2012
After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he can't really remember what happened or how he got picked up. He knows his MS13 boys faced off with some punks from Crazy Crew. There were bats, bricks, chains. A knife. But he can't remember anything between that moment and when he woke behind bars.

Azael knows prison, and something isn't right about this lockup. No phone call. No lawyer. No news about his brother or his homies. The only thing they make him do is watch some white girl in some cell. Watch her and try to remember.

Lexi Allen would love to forget the brawl, would love for it to disappear back into the Xanax fog it came from. And her mother and her lawyer hope she chooses not to remember too much about the brawl—at least when it's time to testify.

Lexi knows there's more at stake in her trial than her life alone, though. She's connected to him, and he needs the truth. The knife cut, but somehow it also connected. {}

There's a lot of intrigue presented in this book synopsis that makes me wonder, what exactly happened?  That right there makes me want to read the book & find out.  I also like that we have two points of view, from which the story will be told.  And you know what else is kick-ass? This author contacted me to promote this book for her upcoming book tour :)  Definitely can't wait to get my hands on it!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



  1. Yay we'll be on the same book tour! Can't wait to read this one, you know I like my gritty :)

  2. I read her previous book and I quite liked it! 
    So I hope you like this one too! 


  3. Not heard of this... it looks really interesting. Not really my kind of thing, but I think whoever is into this kind of stuff already will love this.
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  4. This seems like it's going to be a dark read - but I'm really curious about it. There's just a lot of unanswered questions in the synopsis, and I want to know what the answers are!

  5. Oh yeah you showed me this one! Def seems grittier than I usually read, but I'm completely intrigued...

  6. This sounds sooo mysterious; wonderful! Thanks for sharing; I hadn't heard of it before. :)

    Fictional Distraction


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