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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 04, Carrie rated it it was amazing. There is way more action than the first book, which I enjoyed - as well as meeting many new characters. Author Jackson continues to build and hold tension throughout the book masterfully.
I'll confess, I read the bulk of it in one afternoon - I just had to find out what happened next. I'm really looking to see where the third book goes from here! Catching Butterflies follows April and Beth after they escape C. The girls are determined to find their family and what happened outside of C. The decisions that the girls were making were starting to wear on me and felt like they were made in order to draw the story out.
The end of the book actually made up for the rest of the book. I finally got some answers. If I hadn't gotten any answers, I think I would be giving up on this series. The ending changed this book from a three star rating to a four star rating. After reading book one and two, I think they could have been edited down into one book. Oct 16, Nic Reeves rated it really liked it. I was gifted a copy of this Audiobook by elderberrytales and Carrie Coello for my honest review. Let me start by saying I did not read the first book in this series and jumped right in to the second book.
April and Beth are two sisters who have just escaped their captors and are trying to find their way back to civilization. They have very little memories and struggle to fight through the haze.
With only the contents of their backpacks to aid them, they brave the unfamiliar woods. They know they've been vaccinated against a strange virus, but they have no idea what has happened to their family or the rest of the world in the meantime. Held captive at a facility in the woods called C.
L, they were subjected to mind control drugs and brainwashing. Now they must try to find their parents and see if anything has survived the deadly outbreak. April has the strange sensation that they're still being watched and hunted. April knows they need to leave the trails and look for help, but Beth is still caught in the mind control and refuses to leave the dangerous looping trails.
There wasn't a whole lot of action in the first half of this book, but it did fill you in on the events of the first book, so I didn't feel like I'd missed anything by starting with book two. Both girls have special abilities, which you will learn in the story, no spoilers here.
source All the children from the facility with special abilities have a hidden butterfly tattoo on the back of their necks. Hence the title, catching Butterflies. I enjoyed this one, as did my 11 year old, and I'd read the third book to fill in more of the puzzle of the strange outbreak and how the world has changed in the aftermath.
I liked most of the characters and the narrator made it easy to tell who was speaking with alternating voices which I appreciated! I would recommend this book to my fellow, sci-fi, post apocalyptic, adventure lovers. Oct 30, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: , audio-book-boom , fiction , sandra-j-jackson.
Butterflies are the adult flying stage of certain insects belonging to an order or group . Another way that butterflies can escape cold weather is by migrating to a. Nocturnal moths evolved into daytime butterflies not to escape bats, as biologists once thought, but to enjoy an abundant new drink: the nectar.
Jackson This book continues where the first left off. April and Beth have escaped C. They meet others on their action packed journey. Who are good and who are evil? There are hints of romance along the way. The listener will be entertained along the journey. Now to wait for book 3. The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed.
Carrie Coello gives great voice to this book. Hi Mikey, our cages are in a 3-season porch with the windows open so they are exposed to natural levels of heat, humidity, and light. We raise in mesh cages so they have optimal air circulation. Will caterpillars pupate on the lids of the kritter keepers well or should I plan to hang sticks in the cages. Hi Jo, caterpillars will pupate on the roof of the kritter keeper too…. They are about to emerge.
I fear I will be at work.
Will they be okay in the container for a day drying? Hi Eartha, as long as they can hang upside down in the cage so their wings dry properly, they should be fine while you are at work…good luck! My wife and I have been raising monarchs for a couple years now. I built a box with clean untreated wood and have had great success. Is there any drawbacks from using wood with screening to contain these wonderful caterpillars?
Hi Ozzie, if you are having great success with your cage, than keep using it. Your homemade habitat is small, which makes it easy to move and clean. If you have disease issues or small caterpillars escaping, I would consider a different habitat. Good luck! Hi Tony. Also, someone suggested spraying down the milkweed plants I buy with a bleach solution before planting them in the ground.
Your thoughts please. We typically add more mulch every years. We only use bleach to clean raising cages. What is your thinking on this?
Is there a way to remove any residue from plastic containers? Hi Sharon, I can only give my opinion on this. I use bleach to clean once a season…at the end. During the season, I wipe down cage floors with wet paper towels with warm tap water, and then dry them with another paper towel. Some people who use bleach throughout the season seem to still have health issues with their caterpillars. Thanks, Tony! I only raised 18 monarchs 16 inadvertently which came in on the common milkweed brought in to feed the original 2 and saw no signs of disease.
We live in northern Indiana so hopefully, following your suggestions will work here as well. Thanks for all the great information! Out of the 6 cats I rescued, 4 have made it to the chrysalis stage. The system I improvised has worked well for the others. I noticed you placed potted milkweed plants inside the cage. How much time you do think I have before it hopefully will make it to the final leg of the journey? Thanks so much for all the helpful info you offer on your website! Hi Allison, congrats on helping your four monarchs get to the chrysalis stage.
How to Release Migration Monarchs. I just saw a wasp kill and take off with one of my babies. I just purchased one of your cages.