Nineteen by Makenzie Campbell

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Recommendation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

“I am a kite that is running out of wind to carry me and keep me afloat.”

Disclaimer – I received a free digital download of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’m somebody who reads a lot of poetry and so I have quite a particular expectation when I read new books of poetry/prose. I enjoyed reading through the prose in this book, but unfortunately, I couldn’t completely connect with the words and phrasing. Personally I would have liked to see more formatting to the works to set each piece apart and draw all the focus into the subject of each, instead they all melt into one and I’m not always sure where one begins and another ends. This could just be down to the formatting of the digital download I was sent by NetGalley…

I think the poetry in itself does incorporate a lot of the sensations and feelings that come with heartbreak and may be a balm to a heartbroken soul seeking validation and understanding. The prose is of a long hand format with each piece usually being several paragraphs long and each tells a slightly different story. With a new poem comes a depiction of simplified etchings which I found to be quite nice and a good starting point for what follows.

All in all I didn’t find the authors writing style to be of what I prefer and led to the 3 star review. That’s not to say that others may not enjoy it more or find more solace in it than I could.

Published by Tahmasebi Reads

I’m an avid reader, particularly of poetry and romance genres although I often read anything that takes my fancy. I’m an alpha/beta reader for author Alana Khan, an alpha reader for author Deja Blue and an ARC for NetGalley with a long review history on Amazon and Goodreads as well. Welcome to my blog!

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