Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav
Expected Publication: January 29th, 2019
Genre: Poetry | Prose
Recommended to: fans of Lang Leav
A copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lang Leav is not for me.
I read my first Lang Leav book, Love & Misadventure, when I was broken-hearted (ha ha) and I loved every bit of it. But looking back, I’m not even sure if I would still think the same way if I read it again. My standard for poetry has changed and Lang Leav is not enough for me anymore.
I tried to give this book a chance. I really did. I tried to feel the emotions that the poems were supposed to convey but I just couldn’t do it.
To me, it felt like Lang Leav wrote these poems for the sake of writing a book. It tries to be deep and poetic but often comes off as pretentious.
I have nothing against using rhyme in poetry but the ones in this book were kinda bad. There is even a poem that is literally just one sentence separated into lines (which I also complained about in Memories).
There were also entries that I think shouldn’t have made it into the book.
Honestly, anyone can write that.
I‘m not even kidding when I say that I fell asleep while reading this. I just wanted to be done with it and I can barely remember anything.
Out of all of Lang Leav’s poetry books that I read, this was the most disappointing.
To be fair, I actually liked a few of the entries. This one stood out to me.
If only the book was full of prose like that, I would have loved it.
I don’t think Lang Leav is a bad writer. I just wish that the bar for what makes it into the book and what doesn’t was a bit higher.
P.S. If you want to read a good poetry book, I suggest you read Sister’s Entrance. It is so underrated. Or if you want something similar to Lang Leav’s work but better, try I Wrote This For You instead.