Catching Butterflies

Search For Home (Book 2 The Escape Series)

Fiction - Science Fiction
246 Pages
Reviewed on 09/21/2020
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Author Biography

I like to read many different genres and the same is true for my writing.
Catching Butterflies is my third published novel and book 2 of my first trilogy. This story continues from where the first left off. The pace picks up as the story unfolds and many questions are answered.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Edilyn Trinidad for Readers' Favorite

Sandra J. Jackson’s Catching Butterflies is a dystopian story of siblings April and Beth on their quest to find their way home. After escaping their captor, they found themselves with very little memory of their past. The siblings were at the mercy of nature, surrounded by the forest, and still with a healthy fear of being watched. Filled with their desire to survive and find their family, they rediscovered themselves gradually. The answers they search for were elusive and only brought more questions. The sisters found other youngsters lost in the forest, still reeling from their capture. And just when they thought there’s strength in numbers, they found themselves facing dangers. Book 2 of the Escape Series will surely intrigue readers to find out more about this new world after a pandemic.

Sandra J. Jackson’s Catching Butterflies is an intriguing story. I loved how April described her surroundings as she rediscovered herself and her exceptional abilities. The idea that someone can make you forget simple things such as the names of ordinary objects is terrifying. I felt that what happened to the siblings can happen in the real world and it is chilling to think that a pandemic like the one we are in could just be an introduction to something far more sinister. I am excited to learn more about the youngsters’ future and their abilities. I also loved how loyal and caring Beth’s character is and this made me miss my own sister dearly. I am curious to learn how she will turn out in the next book. I am sure it will be as much of an amazing read as this book.

L. C. Brown

Excellent Sequel
I read Playing in the Rain and was eager to read this next one. It was a rewarding read. The main characters are joined by other survivors / escapees, and they all several story threads weave themselves seamlessly into the main story.
I don't want to say too much and end up posting spoilers!
Suffice it to say, that Sandra's superb sense of atmosphere, character development, and pacing, so evident in the first book are here again in this one. I felt I was right there, an unnamed, mute character who is involved with the story and the action. That feeling only comes when an author has a sure grip on her skill.
This is an author who I hope gets a lot of positive attention because her talent deserves it.
Adults and young adults will enjoy this story immensely.
Now I really, REALLY want to read number 3 in the series!

L J Reid

Excellent Story


I enjoyed the first book in the series and preordered this one, it did not disappoint! Loved the additional characters. Looking forward the the next book!

J V Robins

A Great Read

Kudos to the author in her follow-up book to Playing In The Rain. I loved the continuation of the story. The two sisters interaction was believable and I was drawn into their search to find home and answers to their plight. The story flows and the mystery of their search kept me turning the pages as well as the intrigue. A great read and highly recommended. I can't wait for more in the Escape Series.

RLBKBJ

A Tightly-Written Follow-Up Story

I came to this story a bit late in the game; I had to surmise what had happened in Book 1, Playing in the Rain. Once I had my bearings though, it was easy to stay grounded in the story's world, even as the protagonists remained unsure of their surroundings. This was a well-paced novel with a unique enough setting and premise to hold my interest. I'm eager to read the first book now, to see what nuances I might have missed!