Book Review: Beautifully Chaotic by Danielle Holian
Rating: 4.5/5 stars.
Firstly, I'd like to thank Danielle Holian for gifting me a copy of her debut poetry anthology, Beautifully Chaotic! I feel really humbled that people value my opinion when it comes to their work. This book was published in late Janurary and is 218 pages long.
I really enjoyed this anthology from the very beginning. The first chapter (Destruction) really resonated with me. Parental abandonment really affects children however old and I could really feel the pain through Danielle's words. The mix of long and short form poetry was a great mixture but both forms were equally as good. Danielle wrote about a lot of trigger warning topics (which is stated in the blurb) and I just felt so much love for her bravery by talking out about what she has experienced.
Each chapter led onto something new that it ended up being a journey for the author and the reader.
I was really happy to read the last chapter (Healing) because it shows that she has moved forward and not let her past ruin her future. A lot of people will be able to be inspired by Danielle's journey. Danielle's writing isn't over complicated but simple which I enjoyed as it made it an easy read and easy to understand and relate to. There were some grammatical mistakes but being an Indie Author myself I understand that we don't have editors to edit our mistakes. I was able to look past this because the book was so good.
You can find Danielle's book on Amazon in kindle or paperback format. It is also free if you have Kindle Unlimited!
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