About the Book
Gossip Girl meets Centre Stage in this emotional and intense debut about a ballet prodigy who will have to face the world outside her dance bubble and make a life altering decision between her emotions and her passion.
Losing a bet is one thing; losing yourself is a whole different story.
Katherine Shaw’s childish fear got her into making an innocent bet with her best friend, Alex, which landed her at Thornfield Academy when The Royal Ballet was ready to offer her a contract and fulfil her destiny of becoming the youngest prima ballerina.
Instead of facing the competitiveness of the ballet company, Kat has to face the real world and get a taste of everything she was missing out including all the jealousy, fake friends and a life changing first love.
Eventually she needs to decide if her love for Will can overpower her love for ballet and ultimately, she will have to choose between them.
Meanwhile Alex was running away from himself. Choosing Thornfield, the furthest school possible was supposed to give him a fresh start. But new beginnings come at a price.
A coming-of-age novel about friendship, first love and frenemies.
Gah, this is just such a beautiful book. I really love stories and movies that revolve around dancing, but I feel as if they’ve become few and far between lately, so it’s always so exciting when I happen upon a new one! Journey of a Butterfly is Mia Kun’s debut novel and it definitely proves that she’s one to watch out for! I really enjoyed every bit of this read and I can’t wait to see what she does next!
What I love most about this book is that it doesn’t shy away from technical dance terminology and descriptions. I know this may sound silly, but I love that it is truly a love letter to dance and it’s not just a “filler” for the story. But the story is also so much more. And there is PLENTY of drama to be found in it! But it’s also not always the messy “fun” kind of drama. Kun delves deeper into the truly hurtful things that people can do to one another and provide and insight into just how emotionally draining striving for your dreams can be.
This is just such an amazing story about strength, and not just physical strength but emotional as well. It will draw you into the story and will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. And it will also leave you wanting and needing more. I can’t wait to see what Kun comes up with next and what happens next to these characters.
About the Author
Mia grew up in Budapest, Hungary. She started dancing when she was six years old, and she is passionate about it ever since then.
She studied at an American University called RIT in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where she got the idea of her first book.
She is currently living in London.
*I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*