Love Looks Pretty on You
Filled with wisdom and encouragement, every single page is a testament to the power of words, and the impact they can have on the relations ...more
I always love how organized Lang’s collections are. She knows how to come up with with an overarching theme and how to follow it. She never tries too hard to make her poems fit into the theme. That is very true with this collection. It was effortless the way the poems came together to convey her message.
However, for some reason, there was something missing from this collection. I can’t quite place it, but it was lac ...more
Some of the poems and prose about lo ...more
And if ever you find my name slipping from your memory, I can promise you, by the time this year is through, you will never forget it again.
Lang Leav was my first contemporary poetry love, and no matter how many collections she releases, I genuinely don't believe I'll ever stop adoring them. She always seems to know exactly the right things to say, and when I pick up one of her books, always, it feels like coming home.
Our salvation will only come if we stand together.
Love Looks Pretty o ...more
When you’re in between
Your future world
And childhood dreams”
I enjoyed this poetry, it’s about love, abuse, anxiety, falling in love and falling out of it and finding yourself. It’s so honest and this poet has a lovely way with words and some of them actually made me tear up a little?? Some of the poems about youth really got to me.
“Here’s the story of my life. Hoping they would care about me or wishing they wouldn’t care so much.”
Everything is a mess, and my mind is so loud that it's hard to breath. Lang's collection matched all my thoughts and emotions. Love and longing, loss and emptiness.
A Long Time Ago...more
Everything feels sentimental these days, every song feels loaded, feels somehow directed at me. Every emotion is heightened tenfold, your fingertips leaving burn marks on my skin.
I think it only feels this way for me when things are beginning or when they're ending.
Trigger warning: None up till the point I read.
I received this E-ARC via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I’ve heard about Leav’s poetry collections. Most people rave about them. Having come across a review with some quotes that I really liked I requested it. Unfortunately I didn’t like it.
I hesitate to call this poetry. Some of it read like random thoughts that were penned right away. There were pages where there was only a sentence.
While I did l ...more
It's a decent poetry collection about all kinds of love. It's slightly better than the author's other collection but it lacked an emotional impact. However, there are a few standouts like: Vultures, What You Wish For, Loyalty, First Steps, Idols, and The Friendship Bond. ...more
i don't know why i thought leav would've changed. why would she change when the old garbage has worked out so well for her? still, i found myself downloading this book from netgalley just to see.
and folx... it's still awful poetry. i really don't think much of it can even be classified as poetry.
what killed me was the poem where she put a disclaimer: 'written at twelve years of age.' it seemed to me at the ...more
What I noticed as a whole is that it felt a bit detached, it lacks the emotion mostly present in her poetry books. Some love pieces that felt monotonous in voice.
However, it brought me to a strong impression of the uplifting and eye-opening encouragement I got from Love Looks Pretty on You. The author shone ...more
I loved her previous books much more than this one. I know it feels inappropriate to comparw but as this book is written on similar lines I felt the need to compare.
Well, the lines are not gripping or not that interesting in this one. Meaning not hard hitting as they set out to be.
The book talks about maturity, abusive relationship, anxiety, love, break ups, being strong as a woman, accepting her own self as we all should.
It would have b ...more
"I have buried myself so deep in my words that sometimes I don't know if I am the person writing or hiding between the lines"
I really enjoyed this collection! I had my eyes on Lang Leav collections for a while, but never picked them up because modern poetry are hit or miss for me.
And I am glad to say I liked this collection by her. I need to check out more of her works.
This collection is all about women empowerment and has lots of feminist themes, mixed with other poems about love and heart ...more
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing a review copy. ...more
I am sure Lang Leav is no stranger to any of us. And in her sixth book she has brought her magic back. I kept underlining her and highlighting so many of her lines, especially the ones about abuse in relationships and being a strong woman.
When my best friend told me
she was in love
my first thought was,
‘I hope he is good to her.’
And it suddenly occurred to me,
what I held in my heart for her
was hope, when it should
have been expectation.
I love that her prose/poet ...more
Love Looks Pretty on You is the first Lang Leav's novel that I have read and I must say that I am not disappointed. I really enjoyed reading this book and it is surprising that the mentioned topics could be represented this good way. The book tells a story of a woman fighting against her feelings. At some point, she is loved and she feels pretty. She can freely say that she is happy. That kind of happy that makes her rethink her emotional state. Is she really completely happy? Her hea ...more
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5. FINALLY!!!! a LL book that i really enjoyed reading throughout as i find myself being able to relate most of her poetry. i have felt in her earlier works that she talks a little too much about love & heartbreak & being in love. which is nothing wrong at all - its probably just me that couldnt relate. she has proved herself as a matured writer in this ...more
I first fell in love with her work when I read came across some poems on Pinterest that were from her Memories collection. UH-MAZING.
Her poetry is relatable, passionate, stimulating and thought-provoking. It just doesn't disappoint.
I felt it every day, that feeling of exclusion. Like a gradual
drop in temperature. A slow freezing out of a world I once
belonged to. I was nudged ever so slowly toward the exit, I
didn't even see the door. I only rea ...more
"I don't know why I am like this.
People ask me why I can't do
anything without jumping through
a thousand thoughts, like hoops.
But sometimes I wonder if my
inability to function in the real
world is really such a bad thing. I
wonder if that's why I've spent so
much time sheltered in my
And because I can't live in the real
world, I create worlds to belong to.
And I wonder if the very thing ...more
This was not my first Lang Leav's book, I think I read all her previous poetry collections before this. Every time it's a nice surprise to find some of myself in her works. This book was no exception. There are poems that are empowering and others that are sweet and tender. But there are also poems about lost love.
If you enjoy poetry I highly recommend this collection. ...more
To be honest, I haven't read much poetry before, but I've heard a lot about Lang Leav, so I wanted to give this work a try. The prose itself was beautiful and her prose and poetry on misogyny was well done, but overall I thought it was a bit shallow and contradictory. Perhaps I'm just not the right audience for this sort of work. I've never had an all encompassing love (sadly) so I couldn't truly relate.
However, I will say that some of Leav's poems...more
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. This has not influenced my review in any way. ...more
I've read every poetry book she wrote and I always end up rating them 3 stars
her poetry is simple and easy to touch the heart but sometimes they're too simple and too repetitive and just not eloquent enough
but still, overall, I enjoyed this book ...more
“She felt a surge of joy that warmed her so unexpectedly, so completely—it was as though it had been waiting for her all this time. Waiting among the flowers.”
Lang Leav is a famous name that is synonymous with modern poetry. Her works have taken the publishing industry by storm and influenced a lot of poets in the process. This is my first time picking up one of her works and this is the most cohesive of the poetry collections I’ve come across. I w...more
I really liked this poetry collection, it was tender and very touching. I adored the themes in this one, how falling in love was represented here.
It's probably my favorite book from Lang Leav after Love & Misadventures, it restored my faith in the author and her writing. ...more
This collection of poems was exactly what I expected it to be: a quick, easy read that filled my soul and calmed my brain.
What to call this book? Poetry, guide, reminiscence? Some poems were painfully adequate for me, others I could relate to with my past self (selves?). The poet actually does a lot of talking to her old self. What's more, there's even a poem she wrote when she was only 12! And it completely mat ...more
Time goes by and your world gets so much smaller. Your heart grows so much bigger.
He only wants you
when he can't have you.
So why don't you give him
what he wants.
Reading Love Looks Pretty on You felt very relative. I liked how Leav wrote about her life experiences but any reader could relate. I love how she articulates herself. So very poetic even with her simplest ideas.
It was an easy, calm, and very much needed book. Especially in times like these, when the lockdo ...more
Lang has been featured on CNN, SBS Australia, Intelligence ...more
Makes you sit up and take notice. Gives you a home to set
down your things.
What a blessing it is, to have music and dancing and poetry.
What a gift it is, to look at someone and say,
I’m so happy to have found you—at last, at last, at long, long