REVIEW: Colours and Tears

It is finally 2021! Although the pandemic is still ongoing, I can’t help but to feel excited for the new year and the possibilities of it being a better year than the last. The first book I’ve finished is a poetry collection which I picked up in the middle of reading a much more heavier book (review coming soon!) and I finished it all in one sitting. A poetry collection is a great way to feel encouraged to read again, especially when you can see the Goodreads Reading Challenge bar going up higher!

What’s your reading goal for this year? I’m excited to hear what your goals are! I’ll be writing about mine in another blog post coming soon!


Colours and Tears
by Nay Universe

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BOOK SUMMARY

Colours and Tears is a writing journey on how Nay Universe portrayed her life in chapters from love, friends to lost.

BOOK REVIEW

3 STARS
*A physical copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

This was a short 100 pages poetry collection written by a local Malaysian! I was sent a physical copy last year but only got to it recently when I needed a break from a very lengthy book that I’m currently reading.

Colours and Tears is a poetry collection that is divided into 4 chapters. Most of the poems are surrounding love, heartbreaks and self-love. The themes of each poem was powerful and I really admired the strong feelings behind each poem. You can definitely see the pieces of the author scattered around the book, which I really appreciated.

I had a few poems which I really enjoyed, such as Lost in Shah Alam, A Liar and Maple Syrup, amongst many others. As a Malaysian, I really loved the line ‘Shah Alam has been nothing than utter disappointment’. It brought me so much laughter since I also have my fair memories of that town. However, international readers can enjoy reading it too as there are only a few lines that references Malaysia, so it doesn’t affect the poems.

For me, I think that the ideas were there but sometimes the word choices didn’t really do the poems justice. There were grammatical errors throughout the book which if reduced, could make reading it more enjoyable.

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