22 May 2020

Pastel Dreams and Glittered Hearts | Review

Title: Pastel Dreams and Glittered Hearts
Author: Samira Vivette
Pages: 355 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

A poetry collection that’s like a mixed bag of candy!

Pastel Dreams and Glittered Hearts is the debut poetry collection from Samira Vivette. Dive underneath the pastel pink cover and between ten ‘sweet’ chapter titles which explore ten completely different themes, some dark and some light, through a rollercoaster of emotions which detail the healing process and the messiness that comes with it.

Themes that are explored include: introversion, solitude, dark nights, broken friendships and the grief that follows, anxiety and restlessness, toxic love and heartbreak, grief, depression, finding love, embracing femininity among societal double standards, memories and adventures, and healing affirmations.

Pastel Dreams and Glittered Hearts will provide comfort to those darker souls, those misunderstood, and those who seek reassurance. With a versatile collection of 320+ poems and prose, there is something in this book for everyone!


Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Samira Vivette!

Pastel Dreams and Glittered Hearts is Samira Vivette’s debut poetry collection and it’s about numerous topics such as depression, anxiety, toxic love, grief, …

These four walls have heard your cries, your screams,
The silent chokes as you held your throat
And begged your body for the aches to cease.

First of all, I want to say that I really like the cover! I’m a sucker for pink covers, and I really like the illustration. As for the poems, I think Samira Vivette did a wonderful job because I felt so many different emotions while reading this poetry collection.

Solitude comforts my aching soul,
Holding me in its arms of silence
Until the tears cease to flow.

Pastel Dreams and Glittered Hearts is divided into a few chapters and every chapter has a different sort of theme/topic. There was one chapter that was about friendship and I could really relate to those. The last couple of years I’ve been struggling with finding true friendship and Samira Vivette just described my feelings.

I wish our friendship ended on a high so I could remember nothing but the good times, but instead our love slowly withered away like a dehydrated flower.

A lot of the poems in Pastel Dreams and Glittered Hearts were really relatable and also really beautiful. Not every poem had a title, so the ones listed below are not the only ones that I loved. I think that this poetry collection was really beautiful and I cannot wait to read more poetry by Samira Vivette!

Favourite poems:

  • Your Time
  • Space to Breathe
  • Leave Me Be
  • Betrayal
  • I Gave Up
  • By Your Side
  • Lost but Never Found
  • Force of Habit
  • Amnesia
  • The Scars of Grief
  • Missing Piece
  • Another Year Closer
  • One Day, Darling
  • Contrasted Minds
  • Enchanted Mirror
  • Incomparable
  • Don’t Hate Her

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