Consumed with wanderlust. Dreams of writing her own novel. Devours books. Fluent in Spanglish. Intersectional feminist.
what is stronger
than the human heart
which shatters over and over
and still lives
The first book of the year! And what a good pick it was. I enjoyed this volume more than her first one. I related to it more and found myself Snapchatting/saving a ton of pages. As usual, Ms. Kaur writes about difficult subjects and doesn't try to sugarcoat them with metaphors, which at first can be jarring, but at the same time, it's liberating to read.
Es tan corto el amor, y es tan largo el olvido.
Después de leer
No hay manera que Neruda y yo peguemos una pero por lo menos esta me gustó un poco más que la otra colección de poemas que leí.
Antes de leer
Porque Francis dice que toda persona debe de leer por lo menos dos libros de Pablo Neruda en su vida.
It's hard to point out what I did or didn't like about this book. I did love how self-aware the hero was and how he took responsibility for himself and his actions. I enjoyed Ms. Grant's voice, though her prose proved difficult for me to read at times. I had a hard time figuring out who was talking. The setting felt Christmas-y but not too Christmas-y. The characters were good on their own, but I didn't feel they had chemistry in their scenes but I still wanted them to end up together.
she was a rose
in the hands of those
who had no intention
of keeping her
This collection of poems was not what I expected. It hit me in the feels, I needed some time to collect my thoughts and gasp for air. I also didn't expect how raw that first section would be. I'm still recovering.
I read this in one sitting. The illustrations were a very nice touch, I took some time to examine each. The downside is that some of the poems do become very repetitive which made part of the experience lose its impact. Also, some of the imagery was really powerful while others were so convoluted I wasn't very sure of what I was reading.
Still, I liked it and the letter to the reader at the end made me tear up.
This book is perfectly ok. Nothing remarkable but I enjoyed it because it helped me disconnect from the stress of grad school. In fact, the first 100 pages are a bit tedious to get through. I found myself uninterested and close to abandoning it, but I didn’t because I did like the protagonist Elli and I wanted to know what would happen to her. Turns out, a lot of shit happens to her. It was both horrifying and refreshing to see the main character not walk out unscathed from certain life-threatening situations. The danger feels very real in this world.
I teared up a few times because of the emotion Elli stirred in me, even so, it didn’t grip me. The story is fine, the characters are flawed, and you do grow to care about some of them, but overall, I expected to feel more emotionally impacted...
I did enjoy the lore and the descriptions of the magic. I loved that the heroine was bisexual. That was a big plus for me.
However, I'm not filled with an overwhelming need to find out what happens. I'm perfectly fine not reading the next two books in the series.