Monday 16 February 2015

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Review: Lullabies by Lang Leav

Lullabies by Lang LeavLullabies by Lang Leav - A sequel to the hugely popular, best-selling Love & Misadventure, Lullabies continues to explore the intricacies of love and loss.

Set to a musical theme, love's poetic journey in this new, original collection begins with a Duet and travels through Interlude and Finale with an Encore popular piece from the best-selling Love & Misadventure. Lang Leav's evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey.

Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.
From Goodreads

Having loved Love & Misadventure, and with Valentine's Day coming up, I decided to buy the follow up book of love poetry, Lullabies by Lang Leav. And it was just as beautiful as the first!

Leav writes with her usual seemingly simple but actually complex style, with a musical theme to this book. Lullabies is split into three chapters, Duets, Interlude and Finale, with Finale as the longest chapter, taking up over half the book, and full of poems of relationships ended, love lost, or love unrequited. Because of this, there is much more heartbreak and sadness in Lullabies than in Love & Misadventure, and, although I adore Leav's beautiful poems full of joy, I do really enjoy the tragic, so I completely immersed myself in the sorrow in the book, and it was exquisite.

Like Leav's first book, Lullabies is so emotionally raw, I was moved by almost every page. I had my little moments of awe, little epiphanies, and he desire to rip certain poems out of the book and post them to people. Poetry books with detachable pages should definitely be a thing. Unnecessary for either of Leav's books, though, as she offers a Posted Poems service on her website, where you can have your chosen poem printed on parchment paper and posted to your recipient, which is just beautiful.

As with my review for Love & Misadventure, I'm going to link to my favourite poems from Lullabies on Pinterest (where I'm able), as if I was to quote them, this review would end up being really young. Each of these poems touched me or moved me in ways that had me seriously wanting to turn over the corners of the pages so I could always find them, even though that's sacrilege; When, Clocks, That Night, Broken Hearts, Wounded, For You, Always With Me, Love's Inception, and The Dream.

A beautiful, beautiful book, and I absolutely cannot wait for Leav to publish another book. I need this lady's writing in my life.

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Published: 16th September 2014
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Lang Leav's Website

My other reviews from the series:
Love & Misadventure


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