Disclaimer: I received a copy of this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Title: The Universe of Us
Author: Lang Leav
Genre: Poetry, Romance
Release date: October 4th, 2016
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Lang Leav presents a completely new collection of poetry with a celestial theme in The Universe of Us.
Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav. Inspired by the wonders of the universe, the best-selling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found. Lang’s poetry encompasses the breadth of emotions we all experience and evokes universal feelings with her skillfully crafted words.
I enjoyed every single poem in this collection, which doesn’t happen very often. I really liked that it included both traditional and free verse poems. Both styles were great even though I enjoyed the free verse poems more. Because the language is simple and the topics universal, I found all poems quite relatable. Finding something I’ve felt portrayed so clearly by someone else is very valuable to me. Making that connection to poetry is what makes me love it and The Universe of Us achieved just that.
“The sad thing is,” she said, “the moment you start to miss someone, it means they’re already gone.” – Gone
Does this collection offer something utterly unique? Probably not. As I said, the topics of love and loss are universal and theme of the collection (the universe) is not something new, but Lang Leav did it in a way that spoke to me – truthfully and clearly. That, for me, makes it special.
Favorite Poems: Today, Moments, A Lesson, Gone, A Premonition, Self-Love, Dark Room, Solace, Your Words, Your Darkest Self