Book Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

c27bcf1e-e4f4-4216-ba27-8a04877ba075-sunandflowersThe Sun and Her Fowers by Rupi Kaur has a deeper meaning if you are going to generalize every poem in the book and take it as a whole but it still doesn’t make the list of my beloved poetry books. Unfortunately, this book is not comparable to Milk and Honey that exudes so much feminism. It may have some distinction of the advocacy on Milk and Honey but The Sun and Her Flowers doesn’t live up to my expectations. It felt like there are poems that are good, there are poems that gut-wrenching that you’ll feel the emotions, however, there are more poems that doesn’t make sense.

Let’s say that this book is thicker and there’s a message that Rupi Kaur wants her readers to realize but the prose in this book feels like redundant in different words. I don’t want to be rude but it feels like she is recycling the feelings, the emotions, and the pain then write another poetry by changing the words or add a little bit story to change it entirely but the thoughts are still the same.

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, admittedly, got me bored at some point and the impact of her book became lesser than the impact that Milk and Honey have left me. I don’t know if I just have too high expectations with this book or it was so hyped that I just have this moment of needing to read it but at the end, it regrettably dismays my satisfaction and expectations.

MY RATINGS: 3 STARS.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


8075577Rupi Kaur is a writer and artist based in Toronto, Canada. With a focus in poetry, she released her first book of prose and poems in November 2014. Throughout her poetry, photography, illustrations, and creative direction she engages with themes of femininity, love, loss, trauma, and healing. When she is not writing or creating art, she is travelling internationally to perform her spoken word poetry, as well as hosting writing workshops. You can find more of her work at www.rupikaur.com

 

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Book Review: The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

33158541Mundane. Raw. Intriguing. As I was reading The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, it left me with an impression of somehow between feeling twisted and confused. And it turns out, I believe, that it was two of the emotions that the author would want to imply with her book. Two stories of best friends who grew up with each other’s side showing their closeness and their bonds on the journey. While I have this dull intuition with the novel, it didn’t make me stop reading. Actually, one of the factors that kept me from reading it is because of the fascinating, beautiful and brilliant arts in between. It made me want to read the book because I was anticipating what kind of arts I will see as I kept on going on.

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Mini Book Review: Glimpse by W.D. Tuck

33860362Hopeful and Powerful. Inspiring and heartfelt. Courageous and Eccentric. Glimpse by WD Tuck is a raw selection of poetries that readers could see what kind of person the author is. Discussed his fair share of kind words, awkward experiences, courting stage and loving a person with utmost honesty and respect. He gave us not a book with a collection of a poem rather an art of who he was, who he is, and who he will be.

I love the few essays on this book. It made me realize that the core of everything is love in every factor. Like the world is moving because of love or if we are putting it on the other way around, love could be the reason also why the world could collapse in Glimpse. WD Tuck is good at portraying two kinds of perspective with his poetry book that made me inclined and immersed in reading it. It was wholesome, lyrical and satisfying – reaching my feelings through words, uplifting words that can change a person, if not to, at least for the better.

If you are looking for a short poetry book that you will like with a touch of romantic feelings in between, Glimpse is for you. If you want to distract yourself from stress, for a quick mind reset, this book will help you. It is a light book with so many emotions that compacted in one book full of art.

Interview with William David Tuck!

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We contain so much.

You, me, all of us. We’re so full of mysteries, dreams, and potential, we each carry an entire world inside. And every day, we offer part of it to the people in our lives. A glimpse. We exchange glimpses that are powerful and life-changing.

This book collection contains the glimpses that have shaped my life. It’s me. I wrote it for all of us who share the feelings in these pages, so if you recognize parts of yourself, know this book is for you. It’s for the moments we’ve dared to love, and dared to dream. For the moments we’ve felt alone, and like there’s nowhere we fit in. It’s for the moments of heartbreak, when the entire world seems lost. It’s for the electric moments of hope. And it’s for the special people in all our lives who dare us to offer more than a glimpse.

It’s a glimpse of me, but I know you will find one of you, too.

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32195037Why is it always so hard to read the last book in the series? Moreover, your favorite book from one of the best author friends you’ve had? I’ve been prolonging the time to read Thirteen Rising for weeks and when I finally open the book, I couldn’t put it down. It consumed me, eager to know what happens after the ending of Black Moon that tortured me to wait for eight more months to finally read the final book of the quartet.

You see, I’ve been a fan of Zodiac for almost four years and it is kind of hard to say goodbye to a wonderful world-building that Romina Russell has given us. She didn’t just gave us a science-fiction, fantasy novel but a whole series of lessons from Hysan in Zodiac, Sage Ferez in Wandering Star, Stan in Black Moon and now, in Rho from Thirteen Rising. It is not hard to like Zodiac, it is easy to fall in love with its characters and universe.

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27426044Suprising. Unexpected. Mysterious. Nyxia holds me at the end by displaying an unexpected twist that I am commending Scott Reintgen for writing it so well. At first, the book is promising. There are earlier chapters that I didn’t expect that I will have a hard time sinking through the book. But that doesn’t stop me from reading the book. I’m happy that I finished it and gave it a chance. There are so many things that I want to talk to and they are:

Emett is the protagonist of the story, boarded with other nine chosen candidates to live in Eden and only eight of them would be picked as they are traveling in space while training them for adjusting their body and adapting slowly in the new environment that they are going to live in. There are moments that I find Emett’s darkness at some point in the book. It was highlighted by the author that there are instances that he could be bad but has the feeling of lost or the society, Babel corporation in their case, is molding them into something they are not. It is sad and lost. Carving them to be someone they are not supposed to be but should be along the way to live and survive in the process. Although, it proves to me that there’s more to it than that. To be honest, I’m scared of Emett. It feels like he can analyze people, observe them and from there, manipulate them at some point which I’ve seen in the book.

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33280872Crazy. Weird. Insane. I don’t even know how to describe Without Merit after I read the novel. It was definitely a great reading journey as everything stresses me so much. I’ve had the chance to read the first two chapters of the book earlier than the publication date and I need more. That’s when I realized that Colleen Hoover is writing an amazing novel. But before anything else, I would like to point out the relevance of the title and the cover. From the first cover reveal, I already have this intuition that the book may have suicidal or depression themes as the cover portray the pin instead of a triggered-provoking image. With that, I would like to applaud Atria and Colleen Hoover for taking a lot of considerations for making an outstanding and meaningful cover to the readers.

As I figured out that there’s something about the title, “Without Merit”, if you looked at it literally. It means death but it wasn’t the message of the book and it is just one of those foreshadowing of Colleen Hoover if you’ve read her works before. Like the bubbles portraying on Ugly Love. It was good and I like it about Colleen Hoover. Going back to the novel, I will admit it. I instantly fell in love with the few chapters that have been laid to me and I can’t wait to read it. As I am struggling with my sickness, I decided to read the book and there are no regrets. It is where the reader figured out that Colleen Hoover is insane because there’s this battle of my conscience inside of me, repeating to myself that, ‘I don’t know where CoHo is going from here.’ But I love how she ended the book and gave us the freedom to think what will happen to the characters in our mind.

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