book review: i love my love by reyna biddy

*** i received an eARC of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewi love my love.jpg

amazon summary:

In short, poignant verses, Reyna Biddy’s poems explore pain, emotional reckoning, and the power of self-love.

The debut collection from 22-year-old poet Reyna Biddy, I Love My Love tells the story of Reyna’s childhood, her parents’ toxic relationship, and how, against all odds, she learned to love herself.

my thoughts:

i was really excited when i first stumbled across this book but in all honesty, i ended feeling a bit underwhelmed by it. this really was just a very hit or miss book for me; there were some poems i absolutely loved, while there were others that i just couldn’t really connect with, whether it be because of the content or the overall format.  but that is not to say that reyna biddy is a bad writer, or that i didn’t love the themes within the poems, and the message that the author was trying to convey.  it was raw. it was unapologetic. it was messy. it was heartbreaking. but ultimately, it was very real & empowering. reyna certainly did not hold back, & i admire her for that.  i also loved that this collection focused on love, and how complex it can be in all its different forms.

this really was a very emotional and expressive book, written by a very passionate and strong woman, but unfortunately it just really wasn’t my cup of tea. however, i do think that reyna really is a talented writer & i would certainly be open to reading more of her work in the future!

my rating:

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 ‘s

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Author: deb2162842

hi! my name is Deborah, i'm 28 & a complete & utter bookaholic. i have loved reading ever since i can remember. i also love writing (i am a novelist in progress & my dream is to one day be published!) & i drink coffee more than i probably should. i am happily married & have three fur babies-two dogs & a cat. although i have loved reading for as long as i can remember, i am new to this whole book blogging/reviewing thing. my favorite type of books are YA, although i will read any genre if the book sounds interesting to me. some of my favorite authors include (but are definitely not limited to): jk rowling, ruta sepetys, libba bray, jennifer niven, jeff zetner, etc. a few other random facts about me: -i am an autumn soul who loves pumpkin spice lattes & wishes it were autumn all year long (seriously). -i am a slytherclaw (aka ravenclaw+slytherin) -i currently have 2 piercings & 7 tattoos (i plan on many more tattoos but i need to stop spending so much money on books first so i can actually save up for them) i love connecting with fellow book lovers so if you ever want to talk please don't hesitate to message me!

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