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Title: Nineteen

Author: Mackenzi Campbell

Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing

Release Date: 3rd March 2020

Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Poetry

Goodreads Synopsis

By the author of the wildly successful 2am Thoughts, comes Nineteen — titled after the poet’s age when she wrote this new book. Nineteen is a collection of poetry that broaches heartbreak, love, loss, war,
peace, and healing.

For every place we go, there is a feeling or memory that’s been painted on the walls. You can paint over it, but it will always be there. Even if you can’t
see it, you know.

You can feel the heartbreak inside the bedroom where you lost a love.

You can feel the hope at the coffee shop where a beginning happened.

You can feel the healing as you sit in the driver’s seat, in charge of your own life

*I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*

This is definitely my kind of poetry collection. I love poetry that is both inspirational and thought provoking and these poems are both. You will be swept away by the beauty of these poems and there wasn’t one that I didn’t enjoy.

Overall, I gave this a 4 out of 5 stars and have every intention of picking up her other collection


Title: A Strangely Wrapped Gift

Auther: Emily Juniper

Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing

Release Date: 10th March 2020

Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Poetry

Netgalley Synopsis

In A Strangely Wrapped Gift, you will find journeys from mental illness to recovery, from heartbreak to heart growth, from hopelessness to empowerment, and from the ocean to the stars. In these pages, Juniper takes heavy, emotional raw material and weaves it into stunning, relatable poetry you’ll long to share with friends and loved ones. This collection is a reminder that broken pieces make the most beautiful mosaics, and that all of us possess the power to bloom even after a harsh winter.

*I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*

This was an enjoyable collection that focuses on mental health and in particular OCD. This poetry collection is raw, emotional and honest.

I gave this 3 out of 5 stars.


Title: Strange Girls: Women in Horror Anthology

Author: Various

Publisher: Twisted Wing Productions

Release Date: 18th February 2020

Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Anthology, Horror

Goodreads Synopsis

You know them. Those girls that aren’t quite like everyone else. Those girls who stand out in the crowd. Those girls that dare to be different. Those girls are dangerous.

In Strange Girls, twenty-one authors dare to tackle what makes the girls in this collection different. Vampires, selkies, murderous mermaids, succubus, and possessed dolls take center stage in these short stories that are sure to invoke feelings of quiet terror and uneasiness in the reader. Following the successful debut of Women in Horror anthology with My American Nightmare, Strange Girls is the sophomore effort to showcase these talented women in a genre that is often dominated by the male gaze.

Dare to take a walk on the dark side.

*I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*

This is a horror Anthology written by women and focuses on female characters. This collection is ful of creepy and unusual stories that really showcase the talent of women in the horror genre. Like most anthologies some of these stories fell a little flat for me however, others I loved such as “The Doll’s House”, “The Eyes of the Dead” and “Cracked”.

Overall, I gave this a 3 out of 5.


Have you read any of these? What did you thing of them?

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