Another post of mini reviews coming up!
All these books are similar yet different at the same time. A few different ratings for the poetry books in this post because some stood out more to me than others.
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I Wrote This For You by pleasefindthis
Originally published: 2011
This book wasn’t written for the likes of me. Some pieces were raw and vulnerable, others were repetitive with cheesiness. The stop and go writing didn’t work to create a smooth reading exerience. The photographs were a nice touch but did nothing to enhance the writing.
The book has a rating of 4.10 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda
Originally published: 1924
The author captured inner joy, pain and despair in an extraordinary way. Each piece stands alone yet it remains close to the others. Some poems didn’t make sense reading the first time, but giving them a little extra attention made them come through. Using elements of nature to emphasize his poems was poetically beautiful.
The book has a rating of 4.24 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.
Wild Embers by Nikita Gill
Originally published: 2017
As with the previous poetry book I read from this author, these pieces are based on fairytales rewritten. It’s about revolutions and anger towarsd things that need to change. It creates an open space for personal growth and empowerment. I like the touch of the goddess mythology mixed in with feminism. It’s bursting with emotion, relevant to the modern times we live in.
The book has a rating of 4.10 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.
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Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill
2am Thoughts by Makenzie Campbell
Originally published: 2017
Most of the pieces went completely over my head, not beaucase I didn’t understand but I didn’t care for them. I didn’t enjoy how they were written and they were hard to relate to because they lacked the depth of thoughts you’ll be having at the time of the morning, with worries filling your head and chasing you into dark corners. I’m not sure how I actually finished the book, when it held almost no, if any, sustenance.
The book has a rating of 3.70 on GoodReads. I gave it a 2.
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