Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review: Everblossom: A Short Story and Poetry Anthology by Larissa Hinton

Title: Everblossom: A Short Story and Poetry Anthology
Author: Larissa Hinton
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Young Adult/Poetry
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Caution: May contain spoilers

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An anthology that will quench your thirst for more than the ordinary.

Everblossom is a journey through poems and short stories that may seem ordinary on the surface but dig a little deeper and the world not only shifts. It changes.

From the author who brought you Iwishacana/Acanawishi, she now brings you a dash of everything from dark fantasy to the paranormal to even romance. So prepare yourself to delve into the three stages of the flower from bud to blossom then back to seed, you'll go through them all with a whole new perspective on what it all truly means.

~synopsis from Goodreads.
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My Thoughts:

Being the fan of poetry I am, I had to at least take a look at this anthology. It has an out of the ordinary approach (poetry to short story back to poetry) that can easily throw one off. Particularly the beginning might make the reader question what the author is getting at considering how simple the writing appears. When the story progresses, however, the childishness of the start makes perfect sense. This is a story of growth, after all.

The poetry in between short stories set the mood right. It consisted of numerous one word lines that culminated into one poem. The minimalism might cause a reader may mistakenly think it’s too effortless to be poetry. When you look at the whole poem, how the words tie into each other, everything comes full circle to the beginning. I really liked that. The short stories were appealing, but I didn’t get as much out of them as I did out of the poetry. There were elements of a paranormal nature threaded in and out that made them interesting though.

I have to say, I am glad I read Everblossom. Larissa Hinton’s voice combines her words into poems that convey the human emotion. It is a short read but it has a fascinating charm that makes you appreciate life in a new way.


My Rating:

Pretty Good: Stay up until your bedtime

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review! I'm glad you were able to enjoy it!

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  2. I tend to love anthologies, so I think I am going to have to add this one to my TBR list! Thanks Jessica!

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