Book Review: Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav

Hey fellow bibliophiles!

I can’t believe that time went by so fast! We’re almost at the end of January and a lot of exciting things happened over the past few weeks. I’m currently writing posts that will be published on queue in case I get busy in the next few weeks, but I’ll do my best to keep you updated! *wink*

I was in the mood for poetry over the past few days, and I always try to find a way to discover new poets; however, there are days when I always go back to one of my all-time favorites: Lang Leav

Her 6th poetry book will hit your local bookstores on January 29th, and I was lucky enough to be granted a copy by Andrews McMeel Publishing to review.

Read on for my thoughts plus a rundown of favorite poems from Lang Leav’s newest book!

Disclaimer: This review is not sponsored. I was given an e-ARC of the book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

THE BOOK

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Image Credits: Twitter (@langleav)

REVIEW

She did it again! Lang Leav continues to write her heart out in her 6th poetry book, Love Looks Pretty On You. It’s a collection that celebrates women — how powerful they are and how the world should see them.

It tells a narrative that women should be celebrated. That they are powerful and vulnerable at the same time — that they are a force to be reckoned with.

No matter how many poetry books I read, I always come home to her. She writes like she knows every soul in the world. When you read her books, you will always feel the magic. She always knows the right things to say. It’s like she has this certain connection to people, no matter where they are or what they’re dealing with.

“In the wrong hands, your past is a weapon.”

This collection was fearless. It’s so bold that it never shied away from talking about current issues that women are facing today, which unfortunately are slowly becoming norms at this point of time. I believe that’s the reason why this book is so important not only to me, but to women who lost their voices. I always have a major affinity with the power of words, and this book holds a lot of it.

Here are some of my favorites in her new book, Love Looks Pretty on You:

Disclaimer: The quotes listed below were from the advance copies.It may or may not match the final release.

“All this time, I thought I was writing for the lovers,
when I’ve been writing for the writers.”

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“Don’t stay where you are needed.
Go where you are loved.”

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“And I can already picture us ten years from now, living our lives like parallel lines. Looking at teach other from time to time.

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“You are a writer bleeding words onto a page. And the ones who hate you will trample on that page. And the ones who love you will cut you, to keep you bleeding.”

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“He only wants you
when he can’t have you.
So why don’t you give him
what he wants.”

Huge thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC!

Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav will be released on January 29, 2019.

Pre-order your copies here:

AMAZON  |  BOOK DEPOSITORY  |  BARNES & NOBLE

NEWS FOR FANS IN THE PHILIPPINES!

National Book Store is bringing Lang Leav back to Manila in February! Join her during the Love Looks Pretty on You book signing tour happening on February 23 and 24, 2019.

You can RSVP for the event here.

RATING

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THE AUTHOR

Lang Leav is an international bestselling author and social media sensation. She is the winner of a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her books continue to top bestseller charts in bookstores worldwide and Lullabies, was the 2014 winner of the Goodreads Choice award for poetry.

Lang has been featured in various publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Straits Times, the Guardian and the New York Times. She currently resides in New Zealand with her partner and fellow author Michael Faudet.

Image and Bio from: Author’s Goodreads page

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