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I hesitate when you kiss me because I
am afraid you will taste the disaster
brewing underneath my skin.

Hristova’s debut poetry collection documents the birth and death of a relationship, and the death of her sister. Each poem is an emotional time-stamp that plunges the reader into the depths of the author’s feelings as they burgeon and wane. The book reads like a diary an
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Published June 11th 2018 by Emmanuella Hristova
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Samama Reza
Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Good poetry shouldn’t be read at the witch hour, or it can get the power to make you feel heartbroken for things you never really went through in real life...

Ooouuuchhh. What do I do now?

You should know that it’s not really easy for poetry books to sway me, but the book ‘The Day My Kisses Tasted like Disorder’ was NOT filled with nonsense and bad grammar like SOME of the other poetry books I read before. I loved how the author was capable to express her life’s story in such short yet beautiful
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Matt McAvoy
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Through truly heartfelt, gut-wrenching poetry, Emmanuella tells the deeply personal story of the rise and fall of a relationship, against the backdrop of the devastating sadness of loss. She is a lovely poet, who feels every word, not so much writing them as sobbing, then eventually roaring them onto the page. Written like a journal, its entries in prose, you do find yourself suspecting this book is the direct publication of a genuine diary this author composed. Whilst feeling somewhat voyeurist ...more
Heather
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hristova’s collection explores a challenging year in the poet’s life as she enters a new relationship, loses a loved one and experiences heartbreak. Her free-form writing style is raw and moving, initially expressing hope and excitement, then melancholy and anger. The illustrations in her collection, not yet included in the eBook are incredible, absolutely stunning, and I really hope these can be adapted to eBook soon!

Towards the end of the collection, there are some extremely powerful pieces o
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Jim Bennett
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not sure I have the poem count correct as Hristova does not always begin on a new page and sometimes it is not clear if a new piece has been started. That said, you are in for an adult experience when you open this book.
Usually the star count is the hard part of a review, but not this time. Communicating what’s on offer is my challenge. Many of the poem titles are simply dates. The book is a journal and a chain of experiences. Now let me give you some examples of Hristova’s power.
In Septemb
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elizrdbthspeaks
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
are you a fan of poetry? i've always felt poetry is a very personal time, like almost so more personal than even a book ... and so many authors go so deep and dark, devealing into those personal heartfelt feeling and moments in our lives. poetry, poems ... so sweet ...but at times sentimental. might cause you to draw on your own love moments? great read. fun layout. but like all book or poems, poetry ... u might get something else from them? so fun. i enjoyed this read. check it out!
Katie McClanahan
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How can one possibly rate someone else's poetry and words? It's so very personal, on both sides. For the one sharing and the one reading. It takes such courage to share one's inner most thoughts and put it out there for others. I loved this.

Beautiful and honest, Emmanuela has been able to put into words what so many of us have felt, and what our hearts have not been able to put into words. Hard and clean, in the way you feel after a good cry. Cathartic and real. Absolutely wonderful.
Books Laid Bare
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have read this collection twice now, and I did so because I was not quite sure that I was completely at one with what I had experienced the first time so I thought it only proper to give the words a second opportunity to speak to me and I have to say that when they spoke…I not only listened…I felt, every single one.
I am not the best when it comes to poetry I sometimes find that the interpretation of others words in this format leave me with too much of an opportunity to inject my own emotions
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Nada Sobhi
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder is a poetry collection by Emmanuella Hristova.

At first I was at a loss with the arrangement and titling of the poems. But I realized that they're done in a historic kind of arrangement with some days having more than one poem written. Many pieces don't have titles just dates.

A note to remind oneself when reading poetry collections, especially those in free verse, not everyone breaks lines the same way. I disliked many of the line breaks in The Day My Kisses
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Nada Hosny
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The inexpression of my internal sexuality spilled out to my lips and my kisses tasted like disorder.
This book
5 stars you say? TRY 5 MILLIONS STARS!
I fell in love right from page .

The book speaks abuse, love, life, death, breakup, self love AKA EVERYTHING I LOVE!

It had a chronological order, in fact every poem was entitled with a date;we go thro a journey with the author, from having a friend to a bestfriend to a boyfriend to lust to love to happpiness to doubt to abuse to hurt to falling dow
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Samantha
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
In The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder, Hristova takes readers on a journey. Through her words, readers witness the birth of a relationship, experience the insecurities, watch as guards are lowered, and eventually falling in love and then the end. The pain and heartache of being alone, the agonizing, the all-consuming thoughts, realizing he didn't feel the same way. While also dealing with finding out her sister has cancer and the aftermath of losing her.

This book was everything.

What I love
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Teresa Kander
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-read, poetry
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Kc Pines
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm very torn about this book. I'll start by saying that Hristova seems like a really rad lady, and I could empathize with a lot of her feelings. Poetry is something I struggle to appreciate and understand, and since mental illness is such a common issue, I thought it may be something I could connect with in poetry. This is where my first and largest complaint lays- the mass of the book is less focused on life at large and more focus on basic lovey-dovey kissy stuff. There's nothing inherently W ...more
Happy Booker
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The day my kisses tasted like disorder is a collection of poetry written by Emmanuella Hristova. Each poem tells a story like a memoir. It reflects the ups and downs the author has gone through. The death of her sister, relationships, the good, the bad and everything in between.


The poems are also a beautiful and descriptive way of the author expressing her core emotions towards her encounters. It is a delicate touched natured work of what appears to be covering love, loss, and the feelings that
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Amy Shannon
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Good collection

An interesting collection of poetry in The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder. I'm not sure I grasped the concept of the title, but I enjoyed reading the poetry. Each one written was heartfelt and shows triumphs and tragedies, and the in between emotions. It wasn't always clear where one ended and a new one started, but the words themselves were quite grand. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Laura
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emmanuella Hristova is a new to me author. Her book, The Day my Kisses Tasted Like Disorder is a collection of poetry that follow a certain time in her life. The poems are hauntingly beautiful and some relatable. If you’re a fan of poetry, I recommend you reading this collection. Even if you’re not, it’s a beautiful read and worth checking out. I give this 4 stars.
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Emmanuella Hristova was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the Bay Area. She is the third daughter to Bulgarian parents who immigrated to California shortly before she was born. She began drawing at the ripe age of four, and studied the fine arts for five years in high school. There, she received many art accolades including a Congressional award for her piece Boy in Red in 2009. In 2015, ...more

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