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The much anticipated new book by international bestselling author Lang Leav. A breathtakingly beautiful collection of contemporary poetry and prose, offering powerful insights into love, heartbreak, relationships, and self-empowerment. 

Filled with wisdom and encouragement, every single page is a testament to the power of words, and the impact they can have on the relations
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 29th 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
And if ever you find my name slipping from your memory, I can promise you, by the time this year is through, you will never forget it again.

Lang Leav was my first contemporary poetry love, and no matter how many collections she releases, I genuinely don't believe I'll ever stop adoring them. She always seems to know exactly the right things to say, and when I pick up one of her books, always, it feels like coming home.

Our salvation will only come if we stand together.

Love Looks Pretty on You
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Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
This came to me at an important time in my life.

Everything is a mess, and my mind is so loud that it's hard to breath. Lang's collection matched all my thoughts and emotions. Love and longing, loss and emptiness.
A Long Time Ago

Everything feels sentimental these days, every song feels loaded, feels somehow directed at me. Every emotion is heightened tenfold, your fingertips leaving burn marks on my skin.

I think it only feels this way for me when things are beginning or when they're ending.

And my
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[Shai] Bibliophage
I've already read all the works of Lang Leav, from her poetry books to her very first novel. In her last published book, Sea of Strangers, I mentioned that it is the best anthology she has written but with this new release, I think it might have surpassed the aforementioned because I think 80% of the content of this book is quite fabulous. I like that there is a lot of the poetry and prose in this collection that empowers readers, especially the women.
Love Looks Pretty On You by Lang Leav
Some of the poems and prose about love i
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Fafa's Book Corner
Mini review:

DNF

Trigger warning: None up till the point I read.

I received this E-ARC via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I’ve heard about Leav’s poetry collections. Most people rave about them. Having come across a review with some quotes that I really liked I requested it. Unfortunately I didn’t like it.

I hesitate to call this poetry. Some of it read like random thoughts that were penned right away. There were pages where there was only a sentence.

While I did l
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Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

It's a decent poetry collection about all kinds of love. It's slightly better than the author's other collection but it lacked an emotional impact. However, there are a few standouts like: Vultures, What You Wish For, Loyalty, First Steps, Idols, and The Friendship Bond.
Azrah
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the past two years I've really been getting in to reading poetry. And every once in a while I come across a collection that speaks to me.

This spoke to me.

It was beautiful, raw and empowering.

I found myself wanting to stretch out and savour every page. Sometimes I'd gobble up a few poems right after each other and sometimes I'd read one and ponder on it.

This being my first Lang Leav collection, I am now excited to make my way through all her previous works piece by piece.


ARC received via Ne
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Aya Hamza
Dec 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, feminism
"I have buried myself so deep in my words that sometimes I don't know if I am the person writing or hiding between the lines"

I really enjoyed this collection! I had my eyes on Lang Leav collections for a while, but never picked them up because modern poetry are hit or miss for me.
And I am glad to say I liked this collection by her. I need to check out more of her works.

This collection is all about women empowerment and has lots of feminist themes, mixed with other poems about love and heartbr
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Justine
Love Looks Pretty on You came to me as a surprise, this is better than her earlier works. I tried her poetry books it’s a tricky relationship but with her novel, phew, that blew my socks off.

What I noticed as a whole is that it felt a bit detached, it lacks the emotion mostly present in her poetry books. Some love pieces that felt monotonous in voice.

However, it brought me to a strong impression of the uplifting and eye-opening encouragement I got from Love Looks Pretty on You. The author shone
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Julia Sapphire
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 ☆
Vani
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
This is cute!

"Why do you take it so personally when she contradicts the version of herself that exists only in your head?"


Things I like:
Leav doesn't stick to one style of poetry. Some feel so modern and some rhyme and feel more antiquated and some are more like prose and so on and so on.
I am a big complainer about modern poetry having a lot of "filler", one or two line poems that are essentially just platitudes, and this is almost entirely lacking that.
There are poems about love (both current a
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Emma
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars

This was not my first Lang Leav's book, I think I read all her previous poetry collections before this. Every time it's a nice surprise to find some of myself in her works. This book was no exception. There are poems that are empowering and others that are sweet and tender. But there are also poems about lost love.
If you enjoy poetry I highly recommend this collection.
Sarah
Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, poetry
"In the wrong hands, your past is a weapon."

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To be honest, I haven't read much poetry before, but I've heard a lot about Lang Leav, so I wanted to give this work a try. The prose itself was beautiful and her prose and poetry on misogyny was well done, but overall I thought it was a bit shallow and contradictory. Perhaps I'm just not the right audience for this sort of work. I've never had an all encompassing love (sadly) so I couldn't truly relate.

However, I will say that some of Leav's poems

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alex
thank you netgalley for providing me with this arc in exchange for an, ahem, honest review

i don't know why i thought leav would've changed. why would she change when the old garbage has worked out so well for her? still, i found myself downloading this book from netgalley just to see.

and folx... it's still awful poetry. i really don't think much of it can even be classified as poetry.

what killed me was the poem where she put a disclaimer: 'written at twelve years of age.' it seemed to me at the
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Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
3.5 stars
I really liked this poetry collection, it was tender and very touching. I adored the themes in this one, how falling in love was represented here.
It's probably my favorite book from Lang Leav after Love & Misadventures, it restored my faith in the author and her writing.
Dora  (Swift Coffee Book Blog)
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Full review (available from 26th Jan, 2019): http://swiftcoffee.blog/2019/01/26/lo...

This collection of poems was exactly what I expected it to be: a quick, easy read that filled my soul and calmed my brain.

What to call this book? Poetry, guide, reminiscence? Some poems were painfully adequate for me, others I could relate to with my past self (selves?). The poet actually does a lot of talking to her old self. What's more, there's even a poem she wrote when she was only 12! And it completely mat
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Sarah Marie
Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav

4.75 stars

“She felt a surge of joy that warmed her so unexpectedly, so completely—it was as though it had been waiting for her all this time. Waiting among the flowers.”

Lang Leav is a famous name that is synonymous with modern poetry. Her works have taken the publishing industry by storm and influenced a lot of poets in the process. This is my first time picking up one of her works and this is the most cohesive of the poetry collections I’ve come across. I w

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Courtney Whisenant
This book is a gift so I'm glad I waited until I was in the right mood to receive it. I found a kindred spirit in the words and was left with a feeling of hope and validation. The title, Love Looks Pretty on You, captures the essence of the book. It was distinctly feminine without any of the negative connotations I associate with modern feminists. My two favorite quotes are "Don't stay where you are needed. Go where you are loved." and "The less you speak, the more weight your words will carry w ...more
Vya
Jan 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley
My first Lang Leav, and I must say I'm disappointed. This reads more like diary entries or a collection of personal thoughts. The problem is, they don't evoke any feeling nor rich in imagery. They are not deep, nor they trigger me into some deep contemplation. Most of them are flat and forgettable.

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing a review copy.
Melanie
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first (and definitely not my last) of Lang Leav’s poetry- this was a breath of fresh air and just what I needed today!

Light yet emotionally deep, I loved this collection and cannot wait to order my next Leav poetry collection.

Thank you so much to Netgalley, Andrew McMeel Publishing, and Lang Leav for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Atiqah Ghazali
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, rental-xbuy
"What is the part of you that you can't stand? How do you hide it and who are you most afraid will find out?"

Love Looks Pretty On You is the 7th book by Lang Leav. It is a mix collection of poetry and prose. Some are one liner, some are written in one paragraph and most are contemporary poems. As the leader of the pack, she has been consistent with her writings except this one.

For me, this book fell short. It was as if the author was forcing the creative juice to flow when her schedule might be
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Joseph Marvin Reyes
DNF. GIVE ME BACK THE 10 MINUTES I WASTED READING THIS ATROCITY.

Imagine wasting all those precious papers (224 PAGES!!!) just to write 50 words max on each side, compile them all together, and call it poetry.

When writing something like this; don't call it POETRY. Call it writing a DIARY.
This book taints the beautiful art of Poetry. It made me sad, and you should feel bad.
steph
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
I think this is the universe's way of telling me that Lang Leav and I need to part ways, it's been great but her work has gone from profound to generic Hallmark card statements. There's better poetry to be read, the end.
H0ney_ruby
Jan 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book is not my cup of tea. I just....can't relate most of her writings.
Marie
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
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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 f
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Princess
Dec 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This is my first Lang Leav book. I just couldn’t resist the hype surrounding this author, and I thought it's about time to read her work. Big thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The book is an odd mixture of supposedly inspiring quotes, tips, poetry and short prose. It’s not as cohesive as I would have liked, the collection has a sort of disjointed feel to it. I did not connect with most of it and some are just plai
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Hizatul Akmah
Jan 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
this collection is quite different than most of her other books because most of the poems focused on self-love and self-growth. at this point, i don't think her writings are my cups of tea at all but i totally get it why a lot of readers might enjoy them (to each of their own eh?)
Heba (Bookaholic Throne)
Thank you Natgalley for sending to me an Arc of this beautifull book

"You turn him into poetry because you can’t have hime any other way."

The book was so emotional and touchable in some poems but there are some other poems that I didn’t feel them at all. Frankly, this was my first poetry read ever so the genre is still peculiar to me but I think this book was a great start for me as it was so easy to fly through .

To see my whole review click here on my blog site link :
http://hebabookaholic.w
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Kimmy
Dec 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I was reluctant to read this e-copy of Lang Leav's work when I found it on NetGalley. I saw her works before due to the hype it has. Unfortunately I didn't liked it. Anyway, this collection of her poetry and prose gave me a new impression. It was nice and heart-warming. It softly touches my feelings about myself, my past and present relationships, the heartbreaks I had before, etc. It is nice enough not to make you angry or feel bitter about someone who've done you wrong, not to make you self-pi ...more
Rimsha Jairajpuri
Jan 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Some very thought provoking and confrontational prose and poetry. Nice collection.
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“Idols

You put her on a pedestal. Love her, adore her, crown her
as your queen. Then you watch and wait, for a slip, a split
second when her guard is down. You would tear her into
pieces just to claim a fragment of her story.
No one can be perfect all the time. Why do you expect her to
be any different? Why is she held to an impossible standard?
Why do you take it so personally when she contradicts the
version of herself that exists only in your head?
You think you know her, that she owes you somehow. That
her existence is only relative to yours. But she is her own
person. She lives and breathes, she hopes and dreams. She has
a life, a love, a family, a purpose. And she doesn’t owe anyone
a damn thing.”
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“Love looks pretty on you. Makes you soft, tender, proud.
Makes you sit up and take notice. Gives you a home to set
down your things.
What a blessing it is, to have music and dancing and poetry.
What a gift it is, to look at someone and say,
I’m so happy to have found you—at last, at last, at long, long
last—you’re here.”
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