Good afternoon guys!
For this week I thought I would review some books that I have received (PDF) from authors for an honest review.
These books are named “Finding Roots” and “Rose Petal Breath” by Morgan Davies. They are both poetry books and whilst after reading both poetry books by Rupi Kaur I was a bit skeptical of poetry for some time, these two books have brought modern poetry back to my attention.
I: FINDING ROOTS
“You lit a flame inside of her. Don’t be surprised when she burns everything to the ground.”
Blurb: If you’ve ever loved a deep love, experienced a disheartening loss, and are searching for a way to heal, this collection of poetry is for you. We have all survived bad days and braved harsh storms. This book is intended for the hopeless romantics to feel comforted that they’re not alone. Split into three sections: Sprouting, Wilting, and Blooming, this book features over 60 poems accompanied by original pieces of artwork by the author. Brew a cup of tea, cozy up, and enjoy!
My thoughts: Morgan’s first book, it is split into three sections – Sprouting, Wilting, and Blooming. It’s a collection of poetry about the themes of appreciating and loving yourself as well as others, as well as dealing with loss and how healing from it strengthens you. I absolutely adored this collection of poetry. It was vulnerable, uplifting, and incredibly endearing. This is the type of book that you curl up in bed with whilst your hot chocolate is cooling. It’s honest, but it’s not heavy. The author’s writing style is very flowing and easy to read, whilst being very well thought-out, and her illustrations add more visuality to the poems. Overall, I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a very inspiring and cute read!
My rating: 4/5 stars!
II: ROSE PETAL BREATH
“And I spoke lovely things because I knew that you would listen.”
Blurb: “I inhaled rosebuds so that lovely flowers would sprout and bloom from my lungs and I would only speak lovely words.” – Rose Petal Breath. This book is for those who have experienced the magic of love. Those who see the beauty in everything. Those who fearlessly chase their dreams. Those who need to be comforted and healed. This is for you wild souls who love to melt into honey-sweet words. Pick a section and read it over and over again for those times that you need it most. This is the second collection of poetry by Morgan Davis, preceded by “Finding Roots.” This collection contains pieces of herself from different moments in her life and has some of her favorite poems she’s ever written.
My thoughts: Morgan’s second book (and a new release!!) is split into four sections – Love, Beauty, Dreams, and Healing. Whilst adapting her styles and experimenting with different types of formats and displays (much like other modern poets), Morgan still stays true to her main themes and explores her views on the beauty of others and how we treat each other, her passion for writing, and the strength and elegance of falling and picking yourself back up again.
I loved her haikus and the different images and words she uses to describe her feelings and views of things, and overall it was a very good read! Would also recommend.
I will definitely be re-reading these again when I need a little sweetness in my life!
Thank you very much for reading and I hope you enjoyed my reviews! You can find the links to her books on Goodreads here and here, and you purchase them from Amazon here and here! Also, my reviews are also up on Goodreads so you can check them out there!
Have any of you read these books? What do you think about modern poetry? Let me know in the comments below!
Written by: Alexia DeBono
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