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A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng
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it was amazing

4 1/2 Stars and bumping upwards for Goodreads because it was THAT good and because Goodreads refuses to give us the 1/2 star. Boo and hiss GR.

This little book of dark poetry will entrance you with its dark magic and simmering rage. Within its pages you will find fairytale worlds filled with magic, wonder and furious brutality. If you like dark fiction, I recommend giving it a try. The poems are broken up into themed chapters that often progress from one to the next continuing in a story-like fashion.

The first section was about bloodlust, destruction and war and I’m not entirely certain my brain comprehended it all on the first go but the poems all pulled me in and created a complete story.

I mean:

“His eyelids cut in a half-moon
To ensure he witnesses every moment
Leading to his death”

What is there not to love about that?!

The Fairy Tales section was one of my favorites. They’re beautifully modern but yet manage to maintain a fairytale-like mood filled with the whims of the fey, the evils of men and they are bloody and vicious as well they should be!

All the Monsters in the World brings forth devastating violation, murder, and even a quirky vampire poem that offered some sweet, much needed relief from all the unrelenting but purifying violence.

“They will arrive
With their guns and scythes,
Here we will wait
And eat them alive.”

Hahahaha! Dare I say how much I love the way Sng puts words together?!

There’s one poem here that will sit with me forever. It’s called “The Girl and Her Wolf Dog” and It broke me into a million pieces and put me back together again. If I had to pick just one perfect poem from this collection, a collection filled with them, it would be this one.

Do something nice for you and give it a read! I doubt you’ll have regrets.
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Reading Progress

April 11, 2020 – Shelved as: to-be-reviewed
April 11, 2020 – Shelved
January 7, 2021 – Started Reading
January 8, 2021 –
10.0% "Such beautiful writing."
January 9, 2021 –
page 41
24.12% "“His eyelids cut in a half-moon
To ensure he witnesses every moment
Leading to his death”

These words rage filled magic and I adore them."
January 9, 2021 –
page 79
46.47% "The whims of the fey, the evils of men, long simmering rage, revenge - it all boils over in these glorious fairytales."
January 12, 2021 –
page 112
January 12, 2021 –
page 112
65.88% "The rage boileth over and spills over every page. I wish I could finish this tonight but my 👀 and my head are killing me."
January 14, 2021 –
page 132
77.65% "Ooh that last section so filled with rage. Perfection, that’s what it was!"
January 14, 2021 –
99.0% "A beautiful powerhouse of rage, revenge and hope."
January 17, 2021 – Finished Reading

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