Worth reading 😎

A book showcasing the ups, downs, and everything in-between of love and relationships. A decent read!

Synopsis

Love in Between is a collection of classic and contemporary poems.

The short stories reveal a lot about human relationships, the concept of love, and how humans behave in it.

This book will appeal to readers interested in contemporary romance and young adult fiction. It is inspired by the different emotions of love, for love manifests itself in many forms. At times, it can only be conveyed through words, exploring life’s lessons and suppressed passions.

A book involving romance makes me want to snag it off the shelf and take off without looking back. Also, reading a romance book makes one forget their own personal love life for a while. Or, relate to others because you feel less alone with your joys and sorrows of being in and out of love. Everything in Between shares these emotions and more.


The poetry pieces were excellent. Each one conveyed emotion and story very well, especially if some were only a couple of lines. The feelings of the narrators leaped off the page and you felt something. Breakups, yearning for a love taken by someone else, longing for someone you have deep feelings for, and celebrating the love you have with someone are just some of the themes found in this book. The poetry is also short, sweet, and to the point. Some poems can go on forever and lose their meaning in the process. Here, the poems say what they need to and then end. No unneeded cliffhangers except wondering of what became of the narrators and their loves. I also liked there wasn't much rhyme scheme and the poems flowed best through the words, emotions, and themes. Sometimes you need to get creative with your poetry and don't need to follow certain rules.


I have to be honest, though, about the short stories at the end of the book. I felt they were missing something. The texts had potential and the messages were, for the most part, clear. However, I felt the spark that moved me with the poetry wasn't there. There wasn't much of a story and the characters felt underdeveloped. They were, however, relatable so the author got that portion right. I just wish there was more development and plot. Short stories can sometimes be tricky, though, because of a much more limited word count and the struggle to fit as much story as you can within a certain amount of words and pages. They are still worth a read because you get to read a book with an author writing in two different forms: poetry and short stories. I thought that idea was unique and that was one of the reasons I checked out the book.


Overall, this was a decent book. I hope the author keeps writing because it's a good start and the poetry, again, was stellar and the main highlight.

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I am an avid reader and enjoy writing of any kind. I have been a blogger for 3 years, writing book reviews since 2016 and reviewing books for Hallmark Publishing since 2018. Books and words inspire me and I want to share those thoughts and stories with others.

Synopsis

Love in Between is a collection of classic and contemporary poems.

The short stories reveal a lot about human relationships, the concept of love, and how humans behave in it.

This book will appeal to readers interested in contemporary romance and young adult fiction. It is inspired by the different emotions of love, for love manifests itself in many forms. At times, it can only be conveyed through words, exploring life’s lessons and suppressed passions.

Souls to meet

Love comes in forms unraveled

It strangles me beneath

A curse to break

Fragments fall into bits

Victim of his spell, injured by his lies

Beyond doubt it was certain

Lured and tainted, trapped as he pleased

In midst of darkness, dwell on the past

Memory of ours, failed to keep

Underneath the trees

With love, our souls to meet

About the author

Mercy is a Filipina businesswoman, trader, marketer and writer. She has co-founded SLIQUE Mall, a start-up e-commerce company that will be launched in early 2020. She as well have books published on Amazon. BS Marketing from La Consolacion College Bacolod. view profile

Published on October 27, 2017

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Genre: Poetry

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