REVIEW: Poetry Dead to Society

cover161014-mediumPoetry Dead to Society
by Cee Jay & Shirley Spring

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BOOK SUMMARY

All types of poetry; love, romance, life’s journey, religion, heartbreak, and even hatred and anger that will amaze and stun readers. It’s guaranteed to open your mind’s eye. Poetry Dead to Society written to awaken the life of poetry within our society.

BOOK REVIEW

3.5 STARS
*An e-ARC was given through Netgalley in return for an honest review.*

I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a poetry collection as much as this.

It began with a rocky start – poems about love that made me hydrate my eyes by rolling every few seconds, inconsistent and strange illustrations that ended up somewhat disturbing. However, after the initial 7 (yes I counted), I found a few that I really liked.

After the first chapter, every poem was enjoyable. There were around 8 poems that left me speechless and became instant favourites. A few of those are ‘Today the World Ended’, ‘Quiet What I Wish to Be’, ‘True, Real Life’ and ‘My Only Fear’. I absolutely loved the free-flow verses and the diverse topics in this poetry collection.

However, I had a few issues with this that although I can look past, it is rather disappointing. These issues are more towards the formatting of the poetry collection. I downloaded a kindle version of this, hence I’m not sure if some of the text merged together into a line instead of it being split. Furthermore, the illustrations were inconsistent. The art styles and size constantly changed and towards disappeared completely from Chapter Four onward. I was unable to enjoy some of the earlier poems because of this.

Overall, it was an incredibly enjoyable read that speaks to my heart. If you are dipping your toes into poetry, want to read poems covering different topics and just want to read something that can possibly put your thoughts and feelings into words, this is the book to pick up.

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