Book Review For Poemsia by Lang Leav
Just as I was getting ready to pay for some books and walk out of my favorite bookstore in BGC, Taguig, Philippines, I saw this beautiful book that stopped me in my tracks. Once that I saw it was written by one of my favorite poets and authors, Lang Leav, I immediately picked it up and purchased it without even reading the back! I wasn’t even aware that Leav had a new book coming out so this made my day, honestly! I had no idea what to expect and I am so happy that I dove in without knowing what I was in for.
The beginning of this novel is great; it draws you in very quickly. Especially because the main character, Verity Wolf (what a stunning name!) has a pretty amazing relationship right off the bat, with her best friend, Jess. Once I had gotten through the first chapter, I immediately felt compelled to Tweet @LangLeav and let her know that I truly wished I had a friend like Jess, to which she replied, (I admit I totally fangirled for a moment) “Everyone needs a friend like Jess!” This beautiful friendship literally brought tears to my eyes on multiple occasions.
Verity has had a pretty tough life, full of trauma but she still looks on the bright side and has a warm and hilarious personality. She is so relatable that it’s hard not to fall in love, especially if you are an aspiring poet or writer right now in 2019. This book plays out almost like my own personal fantasy as a writer who would love to have their poetry book (The Tides of Me being self published in October 2019) picked up by an author and making it in the literary world. Leav sucks you in with gorgeously natural scenes and conversation flow, as well as some juicy scenes with Verity’s love interest! She has also created a perfect antagonist; someone you love to hate and hate to love!
This book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions and thoughts; bringing you inside Verity’s mind so clearly and perfectly. I promise you will not be able to put it down. This book had me giddy with excitement, nervous as all hell, disappointed, and wrecked with tears. Lang Leav wrote such a stunning book that I am sure all poets and writers will adore and appreciate. Make sure you go and get it! It will be released everywhere October 1, 2019! If you don’t already follow Leav on her social media accounts, make sure you do that as well! Just click these —–> Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.
Side Note: Filipino friends!! I was thrilled to see a little piece of Philippines made it’s way into this gorgeous book; all my followers know that the Philippines has turned my world upside down and is actually where I got the amazing chance to meet Lang Leav herself when she visited with her last gorgeous poetry book “Love Looks Pretty On You.” So here is a photo I snapped quickly with my iPhone, in BGC, Taguig, Philippines! As well as a sneak peek of the inside of the book! I hope everyone enjoyed this review! Please let me know if you picked up Leav’s “Poemsia” and what you thought of it!