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A poetry collection about the mythic life of Artemis, Greek Goddess of the hunt. Told through the perspective of Artemis herself with the contributions of a few other Greek Goddesses. This collection reimagines and follows Artemis navigating her lifelong vow of chastity and, rather than suffering through it, owning it as a facet of her aromanticism and asexuality. Immerse ...more
Kindle Edition, 105 pages
Published February 18th 2019
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tappkalina
11 January 2020
At this point everyone knows I'm obsessed with Artemis, so if you have any recommendation, please, please, write a comment. It can be anything from books to paintings. Literally anything.

7 January 2020
Guess what?! My copy just arrived!

2 December 2019
I don't even like poetry, but this is about my queen, Artemis, so I. NEED. THIS. NOW.
Beth
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow. I can’t say I read poetry very often, in fact it’s pretty rare for me, but this. I can’t even put into words.

Some of this was so relatable it genuinely felt as though it was speaking to me.

It does deal with some heavy topics, but it was beautifully done!
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In case anyone is interested this is free on kindle (for five days I believe)

Might as well take advantage and get it :)
Allie (alliewithbooks)
Once again, Shelby Eileen has created a masterpiece. The way she uses Greek goddess Artemis as a metaphor for independence, self-love, strength, queerness, and keeps a cohesive storyline through her poems is astounding. Her poetry is mythical and magical, the words fitting together like puzzle pieces. I love the way she describes what it’s like being aroace and characterizes Artemis as such. As someone on the aroace spectrum it’s really nice to feel seen through these poems and through Artemis’ ...more
CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
Poetry is often a hit-or-miss for me, and I think Goddess of the Hunt grazes the mark of 'hit'. This poetry collection centers on Artemis and explores themes of aromanticism and asexuality. The words here are beautiful - delicate, tender, yet razor-sharp. I enjoyed the words, how different formats are utilised for different perspectives, and the imagery.

Any lukewarm feelings about this book are largely attributed to me - I struggle to connect with poetry. But! I do think this is a wonderful col
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Romie
Do you ever read a poetry collection and you find yourself unable to stop reading? Don't exactly know why, but you just can't. There is something there, grabbing your attention. And it's okay if you don't really know why, you're just happy it's there. That's how I felt about this poetry collection.

Shelby Eileen has a way with words. I love her poetry collections for how they make me feel, understood. I love the way her words snap their fingers at me, “hello, we're here, read us, we're worth your
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Fadwa (Word Wonders)
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

Original review posted on my blog : Word Wonders

*I received an eArc of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review*

Since I read Soft in the Middle and absolutely loved it (review a little farther down) I’ve been looking forward to reading everything Shelby writes, so it’s only natural I was excited about Goddess of the Hunt especially after learning it’s 1/ About Artemis! FREAKING ARTEMIS!!! She’s one of my favourite Greek goddesses. And 2/ It’s hella aroac
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Anniek
Actual rating: 4.5

I had high expectations for this poetry collection. Mostly, I was so excited to see own voices aro-ace rep! And I ended up loving this even more than I thought I would.

The representation felt so validating, and on top of that, the message of these poems as a whole was really empowering as well. I wasn't having the best day, and reading them had me pretty emotional at times, but in the best way possible: it made me feel seen, and told me there was nothing wrong with me for being
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•°• gabs •°•
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
ok wow i loved this!!! 4.5 stars

I think whatever hurt or hollowness you feel when you see someone who is peaceful in their solitude is your own loneliness.
Charlotte Anne Hamilton
I read this in one sitting. I devoured it. I came out of this book feeling whole. I actually cried. My aroace heart cannot believe this exists and I’m just so grateful.
Nicole Field
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Oh boy, why is everything Shelby writes unlike anything else I've ever written, and even unlike everything else she's ever written! I just.. if there is a more original poet out there at the moment, I don't know who it is.

Honestly, I get all excited and flustered whenever I hear there's going to be a new collection by Shelby (even if I am woefully behind in reading them). This collection was about as fantastical and mythical as anything I have ever read. It was such a breath of fresh air to rea
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Leah
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Possibly one of the most interesting poetry collections I've read in a while. These poems are told in mostly Artemis' POV, though other goddesses make an appearance as well.

I really liked quite a few of these poems and several struck a chord with me. I'll be thinking about the topic of these poems for some time to come.
Elke
Available now here!! Perfectly on time for #aroawarenessweek ━ if you want to support aroace authors and creators, here's a great place to start!

A book about Artemis. Fierce, powerful, feminist, aroace. Warrior and moon child. Devoted, to herself and her cause. A weight on her shoulders. Not quite the earth (that job went to Atlas), maybe the sky (the stars, and all those lost in the night).

and, if there is any of it left in me,
breathe tenderness back into the dark


Poems that start with ages cap
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Serena
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Serena by: Quartzen
Shelves: arcs-or-giveaway
I received a free ebook copy of this book from the author in exchange for a honest review, I reached out and asked for this book on Twitter.

I've spent probably over half my life learning myths from around the world, they fascinate me, because people and the way they interact with stories in whatever form they come in now is the same as how we have for thousands upon thousands of years. We see ourselves in stories, in myths, in poetry.

The author of this work, Shelby Eileen, is aromantic and ase
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Amy
"You must remember how strong you are
when you feel like an entire ocean is pressing down on your chest
when you feel like a whole galaxy of emptiness is swallowing up your voice
you must remember that I sincerely believe you have the power
to change the world."


Title: Goddess of the Hunt
Author: Shelby Eileen
Release date: 20/02/19
Rating: 4.5 stars
Rep: Own voices for aromantic asexual representation

Big thanks to the author for an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

To start off, I
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Helen
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtqia, poetry, 2019
3.5/5 stars.

Check out my review on Youtube!

love happens to some people, but it does not have to happen to you.

Goddess of the Hunt is an own voices aro/ace poetry collection which revolves around the goddess Artemis. I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review - thank you so much to Shelby for sending this to me!

Several things really stood out to me about this collection. Firstly, it has incredible description. The collection is very visual and the descriptive language is ab
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Chadreadsbooks
I don't rate poetry because I wouldn't know how to rate it :) and I feel its a different sort of system than a full novel because poetry is little pieces of art put together to make such a wonderful book full of different styles of poetry and through vignettes
Victoria Robinson
Y'ALL ARE NOT READY FOR THIS
Tate
Dec 30, 2019 added it
Shelves: lgbtq, aspec
I have a bad track record with poetry so this was average to me writing wise but I loved the idea and that we said aro/ace rights for life!!!
Ceillie Simkiss
Wow

I knew i wanted to read this but I didn't realize just how stunning it would be. You have to read this.
L ✨
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For all aces and aros, everyone who has to be, or chooses to be, their own north star. I dedicate this whole book to you, with love. I hope one day we have more books to hold like mirrors and see our own normal reflected back at us.


I think this is one of my fav poetry book of all time. I loved the way Shelby Eileen used different format (prose and verse) to tell different stories and how it focused mostly on women, their struggles and their queerness. It was lovely and as someone who loves m
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Adri
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 Stars

I treat the forest as my kingdom
because it is the only place that's ever given me
strength
without asking for something in return


Shelby Eileen has crafted a powerful poetry collection that explores themes of asexuality and aromanticism through the lens of the Greek moon goddess, Artemis. Here, we see a character who is strong, resilient, and complete. In a world were romantic love and desire are almost forced upon us, Artemis lives with purpose and lacks for nothing. I was extremely mov
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haley
I used this book as a resource for a research project I did on asexuality. In that aspect, it was very useful and I would recommend. Some of the poems were very moving and beautiful but in general I wasn’t too impressed artistically. But I think it’s so important as ace and aro representation, and the themes in the poems are important.
Leah
As always, I love love love this poetry collection from Shelby Eileen!

Read the review on my blog!
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Christine
This is a short collection of poetry inspired by women of Greek myth. While most of the poems are reflections of Artemis, the other "lesser" known Greek Goddesses are also mention. It was a pleasure to read this after reading a series about Artemis.
˗ˏˋ aphrodite ˊˎ˗
I didn’t know I needed an ace artemis until now
Rose Sinclair
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a review copy of this book, because I wanted to be able to review in time for aro week. As you might know, I love aro ace Artemis. It’s something that shines the truest to me so if you also want more a-spec Artemis this is a great option. Just out of the gate, you might like this for that. I’ve posted Sappho’s poem was about Artemis before, that felt divine in a way. This is from a far more personal standpoint and will connect to those struggling with their identity. It’s not a book ...more
Lauren
Aug 31, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating 3.5/5

I'm trying to read more Poetry and was really happy to start reading this wonderful collection based on Artemis "Goddess of the hunt."

I don't know a lot about Greek Mythology, religion or Gods and Goddesses but always love learning more, and it's such a fascinating subject. I really want to read Circe and Song of Achilles even more after this Book.

Goddess of The Hunt is quite a quick read, but tackled heavy topics and is very powerful.

The Book has Aro/Ace rep which is so imp
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Diana Moreno
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love it from begging to end!!

Descriptive, I enjoyed it how was written.
I loved it from begging to end!!.
It felt like I was watching the Gods and Godesses going through all those emotions and hardships.
Chasia Lloyd
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous

I had no idea Artemis could be approached in such a novel, heart-wrenching way. I shall look for you in the constellations.
Abigail
Ugh I love it.

The poetry style is different from Shelby Eileen's previous collections, but just as beautifully crafted and worded. I need to read this collection again and highlight the lines I love the most. There were so many! And I reread several of the poems because they were so beautiful. Definitely recommend.
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