'(Deegan) shows considerable insight into the minefields of adolescent friendships and knows how to keep the pages turning.' THE IRISH TIMES
'Before I knew it, I was being sucked into this Dublin version of The OC.' FOREVER YOUNG ADULT
'This is an absolute gem of a series.' I WANT TO READ THAT
The novels so far would make a brilliant television mini-series.' CHICKLISH
AND BY THE WAY
'Deegan nails Alex's caustic teen voice and leaves the reader rooting for her heroine throughout...' IRISH INDEPENDENT
'This is a gem of a book; intriguing, deep and thoughtful. Alex is a feisty heroine, and her voice rings strong and true.Teenagers - and adults - will adore this book. It kept me up half the night.' IRISH EXAMINER.
'An engaging and emotional read that leaves you wanting more - bring on the second installment.' RTE GUIDE.
'It was such a powerful, emotional, beautiful book, one I loved to pieces and gobbled up as fast as I possibly could. I just can't wait to read more by Deegan - it was just so freaking amazing!' THE BOOK ADDICTED GIRL.
'Let it be known, there is panty melting.' FOREVER YOUNG ADULT
'I was expecting romance, aw, and good writing. All those things are in there but this book is so much more... This book has everything you could possibly want in a contemporary title... And By The Way is amazing in the way it is so believable. Alex's actions make sense even when they are breaking your heart.' LUNA'S LITTLE LIBRARY
'We can't explain our fascination with the spawn of the rich and famous but it won't go away. AND BY THE WAY... is our latest addiction and it's the first title in the new BUTTERFLY NOVELS series.... super compelling.' KISS MAGAZINE
'AND BY THE WAY... is a journey through grief, love and self-discovery. It'll break your heart and make you laugh - both at the same time. And by the way...you're going to love it.' DUBRAY BOOKS, Staff Recommended Reads.
'I absolutely loved it. I was so engrossed in it that my family started pulling it out of my hands.' AUTHOR, KERIS STAINTON.
'This book was amazingly good.' BOOKFLAME
'And By The Way is an amazing, heartfelt book that's perfect for fans of YA contemporary! ... Denise Deegan sure knows how to pack in suspense to say the least! ... Deegan's writing was also fabulous! She truly captured Alex's voice to the point where I felt like I was reading a real teen's diary at times.... Thrilling, unique, and nearly flawless, And By The Way is a surprising new contemporary read that will have readers with one last demand at its finale: Where's the next one? Highly recommended. Grade: A' LAUREN'S CRAMMED BOOKSHELF
'You know that little percentage at the bottom of your e-reader that tells you how much of the book is left. Let's just say I was sweating this one out until the very last few percentages! I really don't know where this book has been hiding... I'm sad it's over as I feel like I could read about Alex forever.' BURIED IN BOOKS
AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION
This contemporary teenage romance was nominated for an Irish Book Award.
'Denise Deegan has written a beautiful story with a most amazingly endearing and flawed character, if I could have I would have crawled into the book to hug Sarah. Not only is Sarah's own story a tearjerker but what happened in Butterfly #1 is continued and boy I did not see that development coming... The writing remains awesome... I was hoping And for Your Information would as good as Book One but instead it surpassed everything. Truly wonderful; read it. LUNA'S LITTLE LIBRARY
The second Butterfly novel, this one from Sarah's point of view. And oh dear lord, I thought it was going to be about shoplifting. Angsty, maybe, but not, you know. Not heart-breaking. Not tense and dramatic and something which would shake up everything you thought you knew about these characters - not just Sarah but the others too. Not achey and grown-up. (I was somewhat mistaken, if that's not abundantly clear.) This is a completely compelling read. But do have tissues at the ready.' BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD, CLAIRE HENNESSY.
'I wasn't expecting such a heart-rendering novel but Deegan is an amazing writer so shame on me for pre-judging this novel. I wasn't expecting a novel that would practically bring tears to my eyes, I mean in no way would you think this was anything like a Nicholas Sparks novel by the cover or the blurb but it is and that is saying something...Overall I can't express how much I loved this book and if you haven't started the series I highly recommend you do so.' BOOKFLAME
'The coolest thing about the setting, besides it being Dublin... is it's, like, real Dublin? You know, written by someone who lives there for people who live there and not translated for American audiences, or featuring an American girl who goes to study abroad in Ireland to find her...Irish roots.' FOREVER YOUNG ADULT
'Heartbreaking, bittersweet, and simply spectacular.' LAUREN'S CRAMMED BOOKSHELF
'This is just one of those books that really got under my skin. I just can't stop thinking about it.' I WANT TO READ THAT
'...What I didn't expect was to be blown away by the storyline, and by the developments in the lives of all the characters, focusing on Sarah but not excluding Alex, Rachel, David, Mark, Louis... The novels so far would make a brilliant television mini-series.' CHICKLISH
'Expect more of the same sharp dialogue, realistic romance and characters so believable that they stay with you long after you've finished reading.' KISS MAGAZINE
'Deegan has done it again. Not only is And Actually... as addictive a read as the previous two books in the series, but it also has the same level of powerful drama and emotion, with some breath-taking scenes. There's also the wonderful Dublin setting, and sparkling, fast-paced dialogue, complete with humour. (When Rachel introduces us to her agent, she says: "think Edna Mode from The Incredibles but tone it down a bit; she's Irish".)' CHICKLISH
'Deegan does a marvelous job capturing normal teenagers... and gets into Rachel's head in a way that makes her sympathetic and not whiny, even when her life suck major balls. FOREVER YOUNG ADULT
'And Actually is a story about bullying and, for anyone who's suffered, this will definitely hit a nerve. I think this would be a great book for anyone wanting to understand bullying better.... The Butterfly Series has been some of the best reading I've done this year. And Actually is an excellent way to end it. I do wish there were more.' LUNA'S LITTLE LIBRARY