Book Review: Essence of an Age by Lydia Redwine

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Dear Bookworms,

This weeks read was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

While I am not a poetry connoisseur by any means, I will say I really enjoyed this one!

The essence of the book

Essence of an Age is a collection of poetry relating to growing up. That conflicting and emotional time in which one sheds their innocence to move on into the world of adulthood.

It is evident that this collection is deeply personal to the writer; it is raw, heartfelt, and sometimes dark but always bears a relatable honesty that is striking and memorable.

My thoughts

A short read, at only 9,400 words it is one you will remember. Here are a few of my favorite passages:

“Her softness is powerful, like the whispering winds sending warnings down chimneys”

“The princess and the dragon. The prince climbs through the window, and sees the princess with the dragon. A thousand questions drop from his mind, like his jaw to the floor. “Why is she laughing?” “Why is it that the princess and the dragon are best friends?” He forgets to ask: Why was the princess locked up in the first place?”

Definitely check this one out if you are fans of poetry- or if you’re like me and new to the poetry scene- you guys give it a try too!

Hop over to Lydias website and check her out!

Until next week friends!



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