Yes, I’m doing another poetry book review. That’s because poetry has played a big part of my life for a long time, so I want to share as much of it as I can with others.
This poetry book, Bright Minds Empty Souls, is actually by Jennae Cecelia, who I previously interviewed! I have been in love with the poetry she posts on her Instagram, so I was dying to get my hands on her first book. She has another book which you should also check out if you like this one!
I LOVE this book. The poems are generally short so I read it all in one sitting. I felt very connected to the book, and I found myself highlighting and underlining so many of the lines. It was easy to read and understand, which I like. It didn’t need intricate words to make it beautiful. Jennae knew how to take simple words and turn them into a masterpiece which I truly admire.
Also, I just want to talk about how amazing the cover is. It is different from most poetry books I own because it contains more than just the title. But I love that it is unique. The sketch on the front fits the book completely.
The theme itself is very focused on relationships, which I don’t have a lot of experience in. However, the words made me feel connected, and I understood, to some extent, what the author was feeling.
All in all, the words stuck with me for a long time after reading the book. It sparked some creativity in me, and inspired a lot of my recent poetry. Some even made me cry; that is how much power they hold over me.
If you are looking for a short collection of poetry to read, I really recommend beginning with this one.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
**This book was sent to me for review but in no way affects my opinion**