Love Looks Pretty On You by Lang Leav

Release Date 01.29.2019


Love Looks Pretty On You is a novel written in both poetry & prose, within it’s pages you’ll find a story of love, loss, and rebirth. It’s refreshing stanzas will give you chills and inspire you to become more than you are. Leav presents a complete genre masterpiece with her newest novel debuting January 2019.

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I received this DRC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way sways my opinion about the novel.

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My Thoughts:

I first encountered Lang Leav on tumblr in high school and immediately fell in love with how vulnerable her writing was, how it made me feel, everything. When I saw this on Netgalley I was like what the hell and then proceeded to have my heart ripped from it’s chest. It was such a beautiful read and I sped through it because I just could not. Stop. Turning. The. Pages.

“The most beautiful thing is not when you realize you could live without something; It’s the moment you realize you never needed it in the first place.”

The more a poet is able to produce chills the more I love the book. I’ve found it hard to connect with some of the poetry lately but this felt like it was written for me even if the author wrote it to get their story out. I was so emotionally tuned into this novel and tuned out to every other aspect of this world it wasn’t even funny.

“This is the way you’ve always been. A hook at the end of a long, long line. Waiting patiently. You will get there and believe me when you get there: you will be glad you took your time.”

I was completely mesmerized and annotated and highlighted everything. I think what readers can pull most from this is that love and loss coincide and you cannot have one without the other. Love does not know how to hurt it just does and how we handle that is completely up to us.

“So, remember, writing is a journey inward, not out.”

“Write for the simple joy of knowing your own thoughts.”

“Write for yourself.

“That’s what the world wants.”

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Wrap up:

I thought this novel was a great lesson in working through grief and learning how to throw your all into what you love. I believe that the author presented her story in a clear thought provoking way, and also in a way that you could connect to it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to grow from a past hurt or just a lover of poetry in general. I rated this novel 5/5 🌟

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Thank you for reading!

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