Note: I received an e-book copy of this book from the author for exchange of an honest review
Title: Fragmented Bliss
Author: B.J Rosalind
About the book: A collection of honest musings on the misadventures of life and love, “Fragmented Bliss” embarks readers on a journey to collapse in laughter and tears because that is how galaxies of memories are formed.
Lies of Fire
“We set ourselves on fire,
in hope for others to admire.
From afar, we’re the epitome of life.
From near, we’re dying for the afterlife.”
When the author of this book contacted me and asked if I wanted to receive a review copy of it, I obviously said yes since I love to support debut authors, especially young ones.
Although Fragmented Bliss really is a poetry collection, it´s so much more too. All of the poems are kind of connected and creates one story. A story about a young woman and her journey. About independence and love and feminism. The poems are simple but still so powerful, and all of them made you feel something, think something. And all of the poems and the way they was connected with each other just felt very unique and new.
It´s a pretty short poetry collection, only about 100 pages and I read it in just a little bit over an hour. But in that short amount of time, the book made me both smile and cry. Some of the poems are really powerful and I already know that I will reread them many times.
Overall, I truly loved this poetry collection and I would recommend it to everyone who wants to read some modern poetry.
Rating: 4/5 stars