ARC REVIEW: The Universe Of Us – by Lang Leav

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Title: The Universe Of Us
Author: Lang Leav

Genre: Poetry, Contemporary, Romance
First published: October 4th 2016
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Finished reading: August 12th 2016
Pages: 184
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“I know there is a terrible distance between us. But our bodies are made of stardust, and we are hurtling through space and time, toward the most beautiful collision.”

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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I admit I normally don’t read a lot of poetry, but I like trying out different genres out of my comfort zone every once in a while. I read Lang Leav‘s other poetry bundle Memories last year and I enjoyed her writing style, so when I saw this new collection at Netgalley I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did, because I ended up enjoying The Universe Of Us even better than the collection I’ve read last year. It might just be because it was a lot easier to connect to the love-inspired poetry, especially since I’m very much in love myself… But what I can say is that I now have a lot of highlights with beautiful quotes stored on my phone. The poetry is beautifully written and both easy to read and easy to relate to. And yes, that is the case even if you’re not an hopeless romantic… Trust me, I’m talking out of experience. If you are looking for a great contemporary romance poetry collection, make sure you give The Universe Of Us a go. You won’t regret it.

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This completely new collection of poetry talks about love and loss, hope and hurt and being lost and found, all inspired by the wonders of the universe. Planets, stars and constellations are all featured throughout the bundle and the poems bring forth powerful emotions and personal experiences that seem to evoke universal feelings.

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If you are looking for a beautifully written and accessible poetry collection, The Universe Of Us is the perfect option. The poetry is both easy to read and relate to since the poems are mostly about universal emotions and personal experiences. Even if you are not a big fan of romantic poems, this bundle might still be interesting to give a go. Especially since Lang Leav will most likely be able to convince you anyway with her powerful writing.

WWW Wednesdays #104 – September 28th

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WWW WEDNESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about answering the three questions below.

  • WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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I started reading Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas a few days ago despite the mixed reviews, and I think the warnings have paid off because I’m enjoying this fifth book better than I thought I would so far. I’m also about to start another pending ARC: Ivy Feckett Is Looking For Love by Jay Spencer Green. So many pending books, so little time!

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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I’m not going to mention all the books I’ve finished since my last WWW post because that would be a looooong list haha. I’m glad to be back!

* The first book I finished since last week is Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine by Stephanie Tromly. This book was recommended to me in the past and while the whole plot and story was a bit too absurd and unbelievable, somehow I still managed to enjoy reading it. I’m not sure if I actually like the main characters though…
* I then read one of my ARCs: Engaged By Danger by Barbara Venkataraman. It’s the fourth book of a cozy mystery series and definitely just what I needed. The perfect easy and entertaining read for fans of the genre!
* I also finished We’re All Mad Here by Claire Eastham, which I requested on Netgalley on a whim. It turned out to be a really interesting read that is both easy to read, funny and has some interesting pointers for those who want to learn more about social anxiety. (As an introvert, I could really relate to some of the author’s stories.)

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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I need to tackle my ARC pile ASAP, so I’m going to try and read both Faithful by Alice Hoffman and Lemon Sting by Collin Henderson next. I also want to read Ink And Bone by Rachel Caine; a series that has been on my wishlist for quite some time now. A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas is still my latest TBR jar pick… I know, I know: I should have read that one ages ago, but somehow I haven’t been feeling like rereading ACOTAR first even though I loved it the first time around.