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Poetry Review: Scattered Constellations by Ankita Singh

Scattered Constellations by Ankita Singh
Genre: Poetry | Young Adult
Length: 80 pages
Published on 31st July 2018 by Amazon Direct Publishing
Purchase: Amazon
Ankita Singh: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy received for review

Words tumble out, with no pause;
From the pen, my anelace,
That I hold so graciously,
(In awe of its majesty, its power)
In my hand.
They form thoughts, hopes and musings;
Reflect my soul, my entire being,
And spread across the page,
Like scattered constellations
Across the sky.
(Scattered Constellations is a YA Free Verse Poetry collection.)

For me 2018 is the year I try more poetry so when Ankita asked our New Bloggers group whether anyone would like read and review her upcoming collection I decided I could help out too.

I did really enjoy the collection because a good handful of them invoked a lot of emotions.

Many of the poems deal with someone struggling with relationships, accepting themselves, and a love they deserve.

Its an emotional read. The few poems I just shared are some great examples of this as they resonate dealing with abuse.

However I did have a lot of trouble following the book as a whole because I felt it needed a finale editing  phase to have a more flowing path of the emotions explored.

The way the poems were organised meant we were going back and forth between positive and negative emotional responses from the poems and this caused a very disjointed experience for myself.

I think pairing all the similar poems together would’ve produced a stronger response of what they were aiming to make you feel.

The collection is currently part of the kindle unlimited so I definitely think its worth checking out if you have access to that!

3 stars / 5 stars
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11 thoughts on “Poetry Review: Scattered Constellations by Ankita Singh”

  1. Oh this sounds super interesting! I actually don’t read much poetry but last year I read The Sun And Her Flowers and surprised myself with how much I really enjoyed it?! Apparently teen-me’s hatred of poetry might be waning.😂I’ll keep an eye out for this one!

  2. The cover art is pretty, and I had to look up “anelace,” so I’ve learned at least one thing today.

  3. Poetry is one of those things that I really want to get into, but I have no idea where to start. I have read a few books in verse, but that was a little bit too much for me. I need baby steps and then I can work on something longer. So, this poetry collection sounds like a good place to start. 80 pages is definitely doable and I would love to support a fellow book lover from our New Bloggers group! Thanks for the review!

    1. thank you, this is currently free on amazon too so if you wanted to start somewhere and currently not in a position to spend money this probably is a good place to start! :)

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