Book Review: Love Her Wild – Atticus

So it turns out that there are some reviews that I’ve listed as a to-review review but never done them…. So here’s one of them



Name: Love Her Wild
Author: Atticus
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: July 11, 2017


Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell. He was dubbed the “#1 poet to follow” by Teen Vogue and “the world’s most tattoo-able” poet by Galore magazine, in Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris; skinny dipping on a summer’s night; the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit; or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind—and will awaken your sense of adventure.

Book Cover Comments

I think its a really beautiful B&W photo. The light shining onto the outline of the lady in the center of the cover really brings out the “Love”, “Her” and “Wild”.

The Actual Review

Having read this poetry literally five months ago, I barely have any recollection of this book. But what I do know is that this poetry book can be devoured in simply a couple of days, or even one day, unless you feel like taking multiple breaks like me in between.

The poem separates into three sections: Love, Her and Wild. The Love and Her sections are of course really similar since they are literally about the same topic, but they are set off by the difference between the pure descriptions of love and the concept of it, while “her” is about a very specific person. The fun thing with “Her” is that I always imagine myself being the “her”, and I get really sucked into it. The romantic and sweet language of both the “Love” and the “Her” just gives me a lot of feels and emotions, but what is followed on by it is completely different. The “Wild” goes on about the freedom and the adventures of life, different poems about growing up and the World surrounding you. I initially thought the book was going to be “Love Her Wild” instead of “Love”, “Her”, “Wild”, but any young person would definitely enjoy the feeling and the thoughts of setting your wings to fly with this poetry.

The other best part about this book, if you haven’t noticed its Instagram poetry, is the photos that come with it. These black and white photos within the book allow you to not only enjoy the word aspect, the layout, but also the message behind each and every photo that simply amplifies your emotion.

Definitely a good and simple read for any healing required, or when you need a fresh break from reading too many books, or if you simply want to read to slow down from your rushed everyday lives :)



Book Review: Pillow Thoughts – Courtney Peppernell



Oops… Overdue on three reviews… Gr8.



Name: Pillow Thoughts
Author: Courtney Peppernell
Publisher: Pepper Books
Release Date: July 12, 2016




Pillow Thoughts is a collection
of poetry and prose about heartbreak,
love and raw emotions.

It is divided into sections to read when
you feel you need them most.

Make a cup of tea and
let yourself feel.

Book Cover Comments

The simplicity of it is a perfect match for the overwhelming emotions in this book. Fitting to the title, enjoy these pillow thoughts on a crumpled bed sheet at daybreak.

The Actual Review

There isn’t words to describe how beautiful this book was. And in order to describe how perfect this is, I’ll include the very first poem right here:

Before we begin, I’d like to share a story.
Once upon a time there was a jellyfish. We’ll call it
You became lost sometimes
You could be a little unsure
You tried very hard
But sometimes it didn’t feel like enough.
I hate to spoil the ending
But You is fine
You is still here
You is going to make it.

Send me into a frenzy of tears right now, because that’s how I felt after I read it. Thank you illustrator Rosy Bullot for the adorable Jellyfish illustrations throughout the book! So in order to review this in the best way possible, we’ll need to see the absolutely adorable and cute-

Table of Thoughts

If you are dreaming of someone…
If you are in love…
If you are heartbroken…
If you are lonely…
If you are sad…
If you are missing someone…
If you need encouragement…
If you are soul-searching…
If you need a reason to stay…
These are for you.

For me indeed. For those poetry and proses filled with love, they send me into immense heartaches of joy, because I can taste the sweetness among those words. Having experience from reading all those YA novels with romance, I was totally ready for the love sections, and yes, it broke my heart. Ok I know I’m not making sense, but the best thing is, EXAMPLE!

I have been a little off balance since the day I met you. This is because I had never known what it is like to be perfectly aligned.

Honestly though? The death of me. And that was just a prelude. Main course on the way.

While happiness is present, sadness must be present as well. Those heartbroken, sad, longing, encouraging poems was something that really resonated with me, as I am going through some hard and emotional stages. It was really enjoyable to go through this entire book filled with poetry that I think can help me whenever I’m feeling down. There are actually proses where the waterworks came along, because they were so beautiful, I couldn’t even comprehend.

and I know you’re
a little insecure
and you think
just a little too much
but for all the times
you think you’re
not what someone
I’m thinking that
you are

And last but not least: the reason why I bought this book in the first place, the reason I know the rest of this book was going to break my heart, the reason why I finished it so quickly and the reason why I healed me so quickly from a book hangover…

(thank you Common White Girl @GIRLPosts on Twitter, if you didn’t share this, I wouldn’t know about it.)

And the reason why…

This is for you.

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