Welcome my friends, to my stop for the Dear Wallflower blog tour, hosted by YA Bound Book Tours! This book is a collection of poetry and prose, paired with beautiful illustrations. You need to experience the aesthetic!! This post will include a review, and some amazing poem excerpts!
About the Book
Indulge your sensibilities in curated poetry and prose found only off the beaten path. These sentimental vignettes are the portal to a world where clouds float in an endless river, wallflowers blossom with untamed iridescence, and love can awaken even the most dormant of hearts. Leave stonewall reserves behind and soar into the abounding highs of self-discovery. Unlock your imagination and open the storybook of your soul as you cross the great divide between romanticism and reality. The bewildering depths of spirit lie in wait for those brave enough to take that imperative first step within
About the Author
Sara Secora has a passion for all things gamer and nerdy, as evidenced on her YouTube channel, AviGaming. She is also a well-branded voice over artist. Secora has always been in love with writing, and nearly a decade ago, she finally turned her talents to the arduous endeavour of authoring an exciting fantasy trilogy. Her whimsical stories are full of enchantment, mystique, and insight—destined to intrigue readers of any age. Secora lives in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to explore old and new avenues for her talent and hard work.
First off, I know you aren’t supposed to “judge a book by its cover” but this one is gorgeous!! Definitely creates a dark artsy vibe.
And OMG, you open this book and THE AESTHETIC!! The poems are laid out in such creative formats, the art matches it all so perfectly, and I’m really digging the black and white theme.
Okay, now the poems. Some of these really dig deep, man. There’s quite a few about heartbreak and love. Fortunately (or unfortunately?), I haven’t experienced heartbreak, so I don’t truly 100% connect to everything emotionally, but Secora writes in a way that you can get. You feel all the feels, and if you have had heartbreak experience, you’ll definitely love this book. This is probably like one of those books you could find in those showhomes (you know, where they put on on the bedside table just for the aesthetic). I also really love the different formats in here: illustrations, poetry, prose, etc. It was definitely put together really well, to the point where you could call it art and would look amazing in Instagram feeds.
Here’s a little excerpt of one of the poems. It’s so beautiful 😉
They call her a doll; porcelain and perfect by design. Yet she knows what they truly think— she’s a doll; a fragile toy easily left behind. a skeleton of love between. doors long closed, splayed keys and rusted things. the unbecoming love reversing hearts into strangers. I dumped my love into dirt holes hoping to plant a tree but what grew were brittle twigs and sad, unwanted weeds all along I simply thought it was just me that my love grew into pointless things it’s when I walked between the verdant trees admiring their grandeur and what I wished to be that the stones rattled in my chest as my foot slid into a hole I had never seen, in a place I had never been with only a drop left to give, I tipped my love in it sprouted into something more than I ever thought. I could even be then flowers budded, reaching every one of my branches and I blossomed.