Bleed Like Me
This is how you draw a broken heart:Dip your fingers in blood and don'tHesitate to botch the final project.This is a book about love and the wounds that it can bring. It explores the exhilaration of first love, the damage of unrequited love, and the distress of abandonment. The poems are little memories that come alive, a journey between reality and fantasy, often mingling as one. Fragments of life depicted in words. This is a collection of poems both cruel and sweet. The poems depict the difference between how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us. But most of all, this is a kaleidoscope of emotions that are multiplied and amplified as the reader looks into the window of a young woman's heart.

Bleed Like Me Details

TitleBleed Like Me
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 12th, 2019
PublisherTwisted Wings Productions
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GenrePoetry

Bleed Like Me Review

  • Arybo ✨
    January 1, 1970
    Dark poems. I read this collection in different places and different times and every time I felt different about it. The first poems were strong and powerful, with their musicality and their words’ game. Then I lost interest, then I found it again. Maybe it was a personal problem, I don’t know. Some poems I understood, some were flat, some were very good. I want to say that a lot of them seemed like they were songs, just because they had a sound and a good rhythm. I enjoyed myself reading this c Dark poems. I read this collection in different places and different times and every time I felt different about it. The first poems were strong and powerful, with their musicality and their words’ game. Then I lost interest, then I found it again. Maybe it was a personal problem, I don’t know. Some poems I understood, some were flat, some were very good. I want to say that a lot of them seemed like they were songs, just because they had a sound and a good rhythm. I enjoyed myself reading this collection, maybe because I’ve never read anything like this. It was strange and unfamiliar but interesting and entertaining. There are a lot of warning about entering this book: there are violence scenes and acts and everyone must be informed. Anyway, I liked the book. It’s really long, though. So, if you want to read it you need more time than other collections. I think this book is worth the time, tbh. 3.75***Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
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  • Tara
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful poems, they talk to your soul. The vivid imagery painted is just wonderful. They are Tormented, sad, angry and yet at times uplifting, independent and free. A great collection.Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
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  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    January 1, 1970
    DNF @ 17%: I like darker poetry, but this one just didn't work for me. More like broken up sentences and didn't fit right for where I currently am in life. I am sure other readers will better appreciate this collection!
  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    I was pretty much blown away within the first few poems in this book. I am honestly not the type of person who usually enjoy poetry, but these were so dark, twisted and melancholic that I ended up really enjoying them. I was drawn to the book solely because of the stunning cover, and I am glad I did. Of course not all poems was equally good, but I didn't expect that from a 303 page long book, and I honestly had to put the book down a few times, because it became a little too much and a little bo I was pretty much blown away within the first few poems in this book. I am honestly not the type of person who usually enjoy poetry, but these were so dark, twisted and melancholic that I ended up really enjoying them. I was drawn to the book solely because of the stunning cover, and I am glad I did. Of course not all poems was equally good, but I didn't expect that from a 303 page long book, and I honestly had to put the book down a few times, because it became a little too much and a little boring to read in one sitting. But an overall great collection of great poetry.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    🌟🌟🌟🌟/5I was provided with an ARC through netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own."You wanted me to be a moth, when I was always a butterfly"This is a very dark, angry, brutal and lustful book of poetry. There are loads of trigger warnings for abuse and self harm. This poety isn't for everyone but it deffinatly got under my skin. It was well written and the emotions came across very well.*The Lessons We're Taught*"Men are taught to take what they please Women are taught to relinquish thei 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5I was provided with an ARC through netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own."You wanted me to be a moth, when I was always a butterfly"This is a very dark, angry, brutal and lustful book of poetry. There are loads of trigger warnings for abuse and self harm. This poety isn't for everyone but it deffinatly got under my skin. It was well written and the emotions came across very well.*The Lessons We're Taught*"Men are taught to take what they please Women are taught to relinquish their treasures with a smile. It's why women mistake brutality for love And men believe a woman's body is for them to seize without consequences."
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  • Susan Angela Wallace
    January 1, 1970
    Bleed like me by Azzurra Nox.This is a book about love and the wounds that it can bring. It explores the exhilaration of first love, the damage of unrequited love, and the distress of abandonment. The poems are little memories that come alive, a journey between reality and fantasy, often mingling as one. Fragments of life depicted in words. This is a collection of poems both cruel and sweet. The poems depict the difference between how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us. But most of Bleed like me by Azzurra Nox.This is a book about love and the wounds that it can bring. It explores the exhilaration of first love, the damage of unrequited love, and the distress of abandonment. The poems are little memories that come alive, a journey between reality and fantasy, often mingling as one. Fragments of life depicted in words. This is a collection of poems both cruel and sweet. The poems depict the difference between how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us. But most of all, this is a kaleidoscope of emotions that are multiplied and amplified as the reader looks into the window of a young woman's heart.This was a good read. Different. Some poems I liked more than others. This was a very good read. Some poems I really enjoyed and some left Me wondering. My favourites wereLittle eyesArtificial humanoid Golden cageWinter bluesMichaelFeel my pain. 4*.
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  • Addy Gonzalez
    January 1, 1970
    The poems in this collection are pretty unique in the sense that they're more in depth than some contemporary poetry out there. They were very dark and gothic and felt as if I were reading them from the library of the Addams family or the Munsters. Out of the entire collection, my favorite has to be 'Ice Princess.' To me it tells the story of someone who cannot bear to be broken-hearted again so they turn to ice and seek only love for themselves. However, these poems are definitely not for the l The poems in this collection are pretty unique in the sense that they're more in depth than some contemporary poetry out there. They were very dark and gothic and felt as if I were reading them from the library of the Addams family or the Munsters. Out of the entire collection, my favorite has to be 'Ice Princess.' To me it tells the story of someone who cannot bear to be broken-hearted again so they turn to ice and seek only love for themselves. However, these poems are definitely not for the light-hearted. These poems are dark and angry and very vivid. Because of this I have to mention that there are some triggers that should be taken in consideration before reading. For example: suicide, self-harm, domestic violence, and rape although I am probably missing a few. I'll have to admit I had to skip a few poems that described self-harm because of personal reasons.
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  • Melissa Leigh
    January 1, 1970
    **PROVIDED ADVANCED COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR HONEST REVIEW.**I really wanted to love this collection. From the outside looking in Nox has led an interesting and romantic life and I hoped some of the that would be reflected in her poetry. Unfortunately the overall feel of this collection was incredibly pretentious and redundant. Its easy for the poet herself to read each poem and immediately be taken back to the place and time she was in when she wrote it. It’s immediate that she connects with the th **PROVIDED ADVANCED COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR HONEST REVIEW.**I really wanted to love this collection. From the outside looking in Nox has led an interesting and romantic life and I hoped some of the that would be reflected in her poetry. Unfortunately the overall feel of this collection was incredibly pretentious and redundant. Its easy for the poet herself to read each poem and immediately be taken back to the place and time she was in when she wrote it. It’s immediate that she connects with the the feelings she was trying to evoke in others. Its much harder to get others to connect to your poetry as they don’t have that same link to the piece. With so many poems in this book and lacking an overall narrative, each one began to sound the same as the last. It’s hard for even the best poets to build a collection without sounding too repetitive, Nox’s body of more than 160 titles was too much of the same. Perhaps narrowed down to a quarter of its content the reader would be more receptive to the overuse of the same imagery page after page. I was reminded of at least one famous poet while reading but only because one piece was titled the same as a famous poem but with a single word changed. That left a bad taste in my moth. I really did want to love this book but I found it less well lived romantic nomad and far more pretentious reaching teenager. That being said, the imagery over used as it may have been was well done, the minuscule sample of world building I found in Bleed Like Me was quite promising and I do believe that the novels Nox has written will be much better. I will make a point to read her work again and that’s more than I could say for some new authors I’ve come across.
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  • Dorie
    January 1, 1970
    Bleed Like Me:Poems For The Broken by Azzurra Nox due 2-12-2019 Twisted Wing 3.5 / 5.0The poems collected here are very personal, straight from the heart and confessional. Some are very long. Some are only a few lines long. All share her feelings of being broken, abandoned and reveal her smashed emotions and heart. Poems of loss, deception, yearning, infatuation, idolizing and falling in lust.My favorites were Amoeba; 23:57; Bag of Horrors; Cold Attrition; Unwanted; Memoirs and You Can Change Wh Bleed Like Me:Poems For The Broken by Azzurra Nox due 2-12-2019 Twisted Wing 3.5 / 5.0The poems collected here are very personal, straight from the heart and confessional. Some are very long. Some are only a few lines long. All share her feelings of being broken, abandoned and reveal her smashed emotions and heart. Poems of loss, deception, yearning, infatuation, idolizing and falling in lust.My favorites were ´Amoeba´; ´23:57´; ´Bag of Horrors´; ´Cold Attrition´; ´Unwanted´; Memoirs´ and ´You Can Change Who I Am´.Thank you to Twisted Wings for an e-book ARC for a fair and honest review.#BleedLikeMe #NetGalley
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  • Tesha Ham
    January 1, 1970
    I think that this title is amazing, despite how sad the emotions behind each poem are. All of the poetry is beautiful and lyrical, something that is easy to read and enjoy. They are great for anyone who has ever gone through heartbreak or a depression, and despite how sad they are, they are uplifting in a way because it allows people to not feel so alone. They resonate with people and create an understanding.I received a free ARC copy of this title through NetGalley in exchange for a review. All I think that this title is amazing, despite how sad the emotions behind each poem are. All of the poetry is beautiful and lyrical, something that is easy to read and enjoy. They are great for anyone who has ever gone through heartbreak or a depression, and despite how sad they are, they are uplifting in a way because it allows people to not feel so alone. They resonate with people and create an understanding.I received a free ARC copy of this title through NetGalley in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • La Reine ✨
    January 1, 1970
    *ARC provided by Netgalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review*Beautiful poetry collection! It was a quick read and I loved it very much. I’m not that big of a fan of poetry but I still liked the book! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, as it is all about loving yourself above all else. ❤ *ARC provided by Netgalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review*Beautiful poetry collection! It was a quick read and I loved it very much. I’m not that big of a fan of poetry but I still liked the book! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, as it is all about loving yourself above all else. ❤️
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  • Ella
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it! The uathor did an amzing job at making you feel the emotions. I would get goosebumps at times, and in others want to comfort them.
  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    Bleed Like Me by Azzurra Nox is a rather dark collection of human emotion, completely raw, and beautifully written, making you want to come back for more, despite the feelings it disturbs within."She clawed her heart out so that you could crawl inside."Usually I don't read much poetry, to be completely honest, but this book was a welcome surprise. It was very dark and at times borderline depressing, or a little crazy, however it does sum up the emotions that you feel when you're completely broke Bleed Like Me by Azzurra Nox is a rather dark collection of human emotion, completely raw, and beautifully written, making you want to come back for more, despite the feelings it disturbs within."She clawed her heart out so that you could crawl inside."Usually I don't read much poetry, to be completely honest, but this book was a welcome surprise. It was very dark and at times borderline depressing, or a little crazy, however it does sum up the emotions that you feel when you're completely broken. That being said, when you read this I feel as if the current emotion that you're feeling has an effect on your opinion on the poetry, unless it's something more deep rooted, or that you've been through previously. My only real complaints about this book is the fact that a lot of it was very, very similar. Some poems seemed to be carbon copy of others that I had already read earlier in the book, the more that I read on. That being said, anytime there wasn't a poem about being broken by a man or lover, it really stood out, and was a refreshing change that gave me the will to keep reading. There were many poems that made this book worth reading, some of my favorites being Farewell, Insanity Leads Me Here, Revelation, and Eva Marie."Give me your heart, so I can wear it on my chest."Azzurra Nox I feel has some real spunk. After reading the author bio, and going through some of her poems I was completely enthralled by her and had super high hopes that the little I did know about her would carry through into the novel. In some moments I wasn't disappointed, however I feel like there definitely could have been way more "spunk" in her writing, not to necessarily keep it more uplifting, but to give it an edge to set it apart a little more. Overall it was a good collection of poetry, I do not regret picking it up at all, and wouldn't mind looking into other books by this author in the future.** I received a copy of this ebook for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.
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  • Jim Bennett
    January 1, 1970
    As always, do not let my star count override your judgement of content. More on the stars, counting, and my rating challenges later.Star counts are the hardest parts of a review. Here we have 178 poems. I like quite a few of them. Are you patient enough to read through your copy and find the ones you like? If not, your star count will be lower than mine. If yes, you’ll be about even with me, of higher, on your overall star count rating. There is sex. There is love, longing, frustration, betrayal As always, do not let my star count override your judgement of content. More on the stars, counting, and my rating challenges later.Star counts are the hardest parts of a review. Here we have 178 poems. I like quite a few of them. Are you patient enough to read through your copy and find the ones you like? If not, your star count will be lower than mine. If yes, you’ll be about even with me, of higher, on your overall star count rating. There is sex. There is love, longing, frustration, betrayal. There are hints of drug use. The book is not pornographic but the situations can be quite adult. There are hints of suicidal tendencies. For example, in Zura and Brian we find this: “Zura falls unto the cold desolate bed. /Brian lifts up her skirt. /Zura feels sad as he fucks her. /Brian doesn’t sense anything but lust.”For an example of unrequited love, turn to The Letter. For an explicit poem, turn to Wet Dream. For a fun diversion that is actually quite serious, turn to A Haiku for All the Boys I’ve Kissed. Here’s just one sample: “A cozy hotel /is where I dropped my dress, and /my best friend title.”In a few pieces you won’t be quite sure of the genders (at least I wasn’t) and I think Nox switched viewpoints just to surprise me. This is strong and disturbing writing. Now for my star count boilerplate. My personal guidelines, when doing any review, are as follows: five stars means, roughly equal to best in genre. Rarely given. Four stars means, extremely good. Three stars means, definitely recommendable. I am a tough reviewer. I try hard to be consistent. I think four stars is right on. Your personal rating may be higher. Highly recommended.
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  • Victoria
    January 1, 1970
    A collection of poems from Azzura Nox sees us delve into a dark and dangerous assortment of lines that certainly have it’s moments of sparkle in the gloom. At first reading this collection, I must admit I was not into it, but I do feel this collection does get stronger as it carries on - though I do feel this book could be so much better if it was maybe divided into periods of time as she recovers. Bleed Like Me has some real short blasts of feeling throughout this book but the poems are out of A collection of poems from Azzura Nox sees us delve into a dark and dangerous assortment of lines that certainly have it’s moments of sparkle in the gloom. At first reading this collection, I must admit I was not into it, but I do feel this collection does get stronger as it carries on - though I do feel this book could be so much better if it was maybe divided into periods of time as she recovers. Bleed Like Me has some real short blasts of feeling throughout this book but the poems are out of time order and they can feel a little out of place as they drown in the theme she is writing about in that part of the collection.Not a book to allow you to be comfortable, the gothic, atmospheric tones sometimes do not sit comfortably in this book and I feel sometimes the lines come over as quite simple, not to mention a little odd (I wish I could take back Ecstacy, I really do). However there are poems like Crashing Stars and A Haiku For All The Boys I’ve Kissed that really are so good in this book - and proof this book gets better as it goes on. This collection certainly is raw, honest and should come with a bunch of trigger warnings, I would not recommend this book to anyone whose suffered from trauma as I feel this wouldn’t be the right work for you at all, as the writer’s huge collection of poems covers a variety of difficult topics from self harm to miscarriage. I just don’t know how I feel about this book, but I know it could have been so much more than it is, as you can see the talent is there but there’s just too much and too confused for me to feel it’s perfect.
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  • Felicia
    January 1, 1970
    BLEED LIKE ME: POEMS FOR THE BROKEN by Azzurra Nox was a deep and fascinating poetry collection. Each poem contributed to the main theme of heart-break and other strong emotions. As the title promises, these poems are for the broken, or at least for readers that like poetry with a darker edge. Nox manages to capture emotion in each poem by using vivid words and imagery.I’m completely obsessed with the cover and it was the main reason I picked up the collection. The cover gives a glimpse at the c BLEED LIKE ME: POEMS FOR THE BROKEN by Azzurra Nox was a deep and fascinating poetry collection. Each poem contributed to the main theme of heart-break and other strong emotions. As the title promises, these poems are for the broken, or at least for readers that like poetry with a darker edge. Nox manages to capture emotion in each poem by using vivid words and imagery.I’m completely obsessed with the cover and it was the main reason I picked up the collection. The cover gives a glimpse at the contents inside and what kind of tone to expect. This collection features more than 100 poems and I personally think it could have been divided into two collections. However, it’s nice to have an ample collection of poems with the same gothic undertone. Some of the rhyming also didn’t quite work for me and I think a few poems could have used more editing. I liked the nostalgic feel that the poems left me with.If you like poetry that explores darker themes, this is for you. Some of the poems read like a modern female perspective equivalent to Edgar Allan Poe. Others like a broken-hearted teenager and other’s like they were written by mythical characters. Grab a copy if you are into gothic poems of love and loss. * Thank you NetGalley for providing me with this arc in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Cibele Baron
    January 1, 1970
    "men are taught to take what they pleasewomen are taught to relinquish their treasures with a smile.It's why women mistake brutality for loveAnd men believe a woman's body is for themto seize without consequences"Bleed like me: Poems for the broken is a collection of strong poems for women and about woman. All touching a bit o that dark side of love. The unrequited, the abusive, the cheating, the murderous."drip, drip, dripit's the flow of my passion fallingdrip, drip, dripit's the blood from my "men are taught to take what they pleasewomen are taught to relinquish their treasures with a smile.It's why women mistake brutality for loveAnd men believe a woman's body is for themto seize without consequences"Bleed like me: Poems for the broken is a collection of strong poems for women and about woman. All touching a bit o that dark side of love. The unrequited, the abusive, the cheating, the murderous."drip, drip, dripit's the flow of my passion fallingdrip, drip, dripit's the blood from my wounds crawlingdrip, drip, dripit's the pain of my tears descending drip, drip, dripit's the soul of my broken heart tricklingdrip, drip, dripit's the heart of my lover shattering."It isn't a easy read, for times I had to stop after a few poems to recompose. They are dark, they are passionate. Beautiful in a broken way.
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  • Amy Layton
    January 1, 1970
    This is great for the dark soul that's getting over a rough time.  I think a past me would have enjoyed this more--the past me that was in a darker place, a harder time.  This compilation would have created a sense of community, a spark of "Oh!  Someone gets it!"  However, that being said, I don't think that this book would be for the average poetry-reader.  It's certainly aimed towards a particular audience, a particular demographic, and for them this collection will be a book they'll want to h This is great for the dark soul that's getting over a rough time.  I think a past me would have enjoyed this more--the past me that was in a darker place, a harder time.  This compilation would have created a sense of community, a spark of "Oh!  Someone gets it!"  However, that being said, I don't think that this book would be for the average poetry-reader.  It's certainly aimed towards a particular audience, a particular demographic, and for them this collection will be a book they'll want to hold onto.Review cross-listed here!
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  • Adria Reaver
    January 1, 1970
    This is an unique piece of art that it's extremely gothic, twisted and beautiful. I have never read nothing like this in contemporary poetry and I am just speakless. How beautiful was this. I felt like I was in one of these old manors of the Victorian times, reading these intimite poems by the light of the moon. Is that crazy? Well, the thing is that these poems are that strangely wonderful! TRIGGER WARNING: suicide, self harm, rape and a lot more of sensible issues. 5/5 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹ARC provided by Net This is an unique piece of art that it's extremely gothic, twisted and beautiful. I have never read nothing like this in contemporary poetry and I am just speakless. How beautiful was this. I felt like I was in one of these old manors of the Victorian times, reading these intimite poems by the light of the moon. Is that crazy? Well, the thing is that these poems are that strangely wonderful! TRIGGER WARNING: suicide, self harm, rape and a lot more of sensible issues. 5/5 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!
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  • Ruby (Cinderroob)
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve never reviewed poetry before but I found this experience enlightening. ThesePoems are of a dark heart. But I can tell behind that sorrow is love but it’s the pain that is masking it. I liked most of them. The prose was easy to read. It wasn’t choppy or confusing. It’s a pretty straight forward pile of work. I liked it. It’s good to read something real. About pain. About life and everything between. Because it’s not all sunshine and roses. It’s about the dark cloud and the rain that it bring I’ve never reviewed poetry before but I found this experience enlightening. ThesePoems are of a dark heart. But I can tell behind that sorrow is love but it’s the pain that is masking it. I liked most of them. The prose was easy to read. It wasn’t choppy or confusing. It’s a pretty straight forward pile of work. I liked it. It’s good to read something real. About pain. About life and everything between. Because it’s not all sunshine and roses. It’s about the dark cloud and the rain that it brings. And the saying goes, how to learn to dance in the rain...4 stars I want to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for the ARC for a honest review.
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  • Ginny
    January 1, 1970
    The book started off very strong, I was immediately hooked. But my enjoyment began to wax and wane after a while. This is not a poetry book to sit and read in one sitting; I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had spread it out over a couple of days. Regardless, the poems were sooo good, even stand alone! While I had this as an ARC from NetGalley, this is definitely one I will be adding to my personal collection!
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    DNF at 10%.Yeah, this just wasn't for me. Read like it was being depressing and morbid just for the sake of doing so.
  • Helen
    January 1, 1970
    This just wasnt for me at all; I couldnt even bring myself to finish it. This is a perfect example of why I don't read much poetry. Too much angst, screaming WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME????? This is poetry for the self absorbed, selfie taking, social media obsessed generation.
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  • Alice In Wonderbook
    January 1, 1970
    I was provided with an e-ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.I think it is pretty obvious I didn't like this book. It is not my genre of poetry, plus I struggled to get to the end.First of all, I didn't enjoy the style, since i felt like it was a strange mix between 2012 Tumblr and 2018 Twitter, meaning that the themes were depression and sex. I don't mind the themes per se, but I didn't like the way they were handled.Moreover, I felt like this I was provided with an e-ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.I think it is pretty obvious I didn't like this book. It is not my genre of poetry, plus I struggled to get to the end.First of all, I didn't enjoy the style, since i felt like it was a strange mix between 2012 Tumblr and 2018 Twitter, meaning that the themes were depression and sex. I don't mind the themes per se, but I didn't like the way they were handled.Moreover, I felt like this book was too pretentious at some point and the author tended to repeat herself.Maybe I would have enjoyed this more if I read it when I was like fourteen, but as an almost twenty years old it seemed too edgy and Tumblr gothic girl style.I think many others will love this, though. It just wasn't for me.
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  • Rogene Carter
    January 1, 1970
    I'm usually a fan of confessional poetry but this collection suffered from a lack of editing. When you collect a lot of poems of a similar nature together it's useful to divide the book into sections so that there is some sort of narrative scope. Also, experimenting with different poetic styles and devices would have helped ease the monotony of reading one bleak work after another.
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  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    I received this e-book over NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This collection is filled with dark and whimsical poems, that deal with deep emotional issues around love and human connection. Sadly overall it wasn't for me. The poems were very dark at times, most concentrated on unrequited love and similar things, which also quickly got repetitive. After 84% of the collection, a second part with supposed more positive poems started, but at that point I had already lost interest and I als I received this e-book over NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This collection is filled with dark and whimsical poems, that deal with deep emotional issues around love and human connection. Sadly overall it wasn't for me. The poems were very dark at times, most concentrated on unrequited love and similar things, which also quickly got repetitive. After 84% of the collection, a second part with supposed more positive poems started, but at that point I had already lost interest and I also didn't feel like these later poems lightened anything up. I do enjoy modern poetry, but I had big issues connecting to this one and everything just kept pulling me down without giving me any hope throughout. These poems really focus on the hurt and that's just not for me. The writing is very good, beautiful at times. I did enjoy the Haiku that is at the end of of, other than that no other particular poem managed to stay fresh in my mind. I think this collection would have been a better read had it been around half the size. Like this many poems felt repetitive and the darkness of most of them drowned out any hope the ending tried to build up.
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  • Margarida de Sousa (IcthusBookCorner)
    January 1, 1970
    Full review soon here: https://icthusbookcorner.wordpress.co...I received this e-book over NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Bleed Like Me: Poems for the Broken by Azzurra Nox is a collection of poems. It touches various topics, such as love, lust, depression and self-harm. Keep in mind that I love poetry but this book didn't do it for me at all. I know poetry is extremely subjective and that is why I don't feel like I'm in the position to say it is a bad book just because it isn't of m Full review soon here: https://icthusbookcorner.wordpress.co...I received this e-book over NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Bleed Like Me: Poems for the Broken by Azzurra Nox is a collection of poems. It touches various topics, such as love, lust, depression and self-harm. Keep in mind that I love poetry but this book didn't do it for me at all. I know poetry is extremely subjective and that is why I don't feel like I'm in the position to say it is a bad book just because it isn't of my liking.The writing is quite good and I feel like it could have been a great book. Sadly, overall it felt too melodramatic and sometimes it felt quite depressing and morbid just for the sake of it. Don't get me wrong, I know it is important to talk openly about depression but in this book, I felt like it was being romanticized, which is never a good thing.
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  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    Poems for the broken? Sounds like something I could get behind. Unfortunately, the style comes across as the dark, angsty feelings of a middle schooler. Because some of them reminded me of poetry I wrote in middle school. Some of these poems seem to romanticize suffering, depression, and self-harm, which again brings to mind an angsty teenager. Such topics can be very emotional and affecting; however, Bleed Like Me just didn’t seem to capture the reality behind them, and that disconnect prevente Poems for the broken? Sounds like something I could get behind. Unfortunately, the style comes across as the dark, angsty feelings of a middle schooler. Because some of them reminded me of poetry I wrote in middle school. Some of these poems seem to romanticize suffering, depression, and self-harm, which again brings to mind an angsty teenager. Such topics can be very emotional and affecting; however, Bleed Like Me just didn’t seem to capture the reality behind them, and that disconnect prevented me from enjoying this poetry. Note: I in no way am intending to minimize the suffering of the author. If her experiences inspired these poems, I applaud her for expressing her pain, because it is not easy to share such dark feelings.ARC from Netgalley.
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  • Naava
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.Honestly? I don't want to put to words how much I did not like the book. The cover was stunning, which is why I wanted to read it, but the poetry...Not to put down depressed thirteen-year-olds who've never read let alone written poetry before and possess no natural talent for it, but this was like one of them had written it. An awkward and cringey emo phase turned into a book. Too much trying to Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.Honestly? I don't want to put to words how much I did not like the book. The cover was stunning, which is why I wanted to read it, but the poetry...Not to put down depressed thirteen-year-olds who've never read let alone written poetry before and possess no natural talent for it, but this was like one of them had written it. An awkward and cringey emo phase turned into a book. Too much trying to be this and that, edgy and beautiful at the same time, turned out a gigantic mess.There were a few good lines here and there, but all in all, this was not a good read.
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  • Sraah
    January 1, 1970
    these were all exhausting and repetitive, the type of poetry i don't enjoy. things that are more simple make things more impacting when it comes to poetry for me, and these were long winded and full of dark words that tried too hard. maybe i gave up too early but i couldn't even bring myself to finish this, which makes me feel guilty but it's time i could be reading something i actually like and i know such a short book will only take me too long to try to get through when so many pages in i hav these were all exhausting and repetitive, the type of poetry i don't enjoy. things that are more simple make things more impacting when it comes to poetry for me, and these were long winded and full of dark words that tried too hard. maybe i gave up too early but i couldn't even bring myself to finish this, which makes me feel guilty but it's time i could be reading something i actually like and i know such a short book will only take me too long to try to get through when so many pages in i haven't found a groove i flow into
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