I read this at the beginning of the year, just a few weeks ago. When I was trying to come up with a daily routine I suppose. And as fate would have it, I feel like I read it at the best possible time.
I have previously read Memories and Love & Misadventures from Lang Leav. She is one of those authors that I just love and without fail, I read what they create. (Like Agatha Christie)
One of the reasons I love poetry so much is that they can create such vivid imagery and such strong emotions in just a few words. They can bring you to tears just after a few lines or laughing after one sentence. And that is something that Leav does again and again throughout her work.
She opens with the title piece ‘Sea of Strangers’ starting us off with the feel for the rest of the book. Each time I turned the page I felt a sort of build up in my chest of what has yet to come. It felt almost like a cleanse, reading this book. Letting go of what was holding you back and to keep moving towards the future. It had that sort of feel to it.
Which is kinda what everyone wants at the beginning of the year. A fresh, new start with the new year. Letting go of everything from the past and moving forward.
I had this title on my TBR list for quite some time. But I can’t say I regret reading when I did. It was the best way to start off the year.
Plus the cover art is amazing as well.