Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
The Cries of the Butterfly: A Love Story by Rajeev Roy is an emotionally charged and exceptionally beautiful story of love and indulgence in that love. There was a time when Wolf Butcher was a happy man. He had everything that he could ever wish for, but then it was all taken away from him in the cruelest way possible. Sad, desperate and out of his mind, he was ready to end his misery when he met beautiful Savanna. Wolf finds out that she hasn’t had the best life, but she is ready to fight until the last breath. He also meets little Robin; she is 8 years old and she is the perfect example of sunshine. Before he even knows it, he is living again. However, his happiness is threatened once more and this time he has to choose what (or who) he is going to lose. What is Wolf going to do now?
Calling The Cries of the Butterfly enjoyable and entertaining is an understatement. It is an intricate, incredibly personal and exceptionally well-crafted story that will suck you in and you will not want to put it down. Wolf is such a complex character, he feels a lot and he is the main focus of the story. I enjoyed how Rajeev Roy gave a little insight into the Butcher family and shared their stories as well. This book is a celebration of love in all its shapes and forms. There is the love of couples, of parents for their children and vice versa, of brothers and of self. The flow of the story is great; it starts out sad and devastated but, as the story progresses, you will realize that it becomes hopeful and incredibly soulful. I didn’t want to put this down for even a second!