Review of We Died in Water, Meg Flores by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Flores' memoir is a stunning collection of prose and fragments which, through the use of the ocean as an extended metaphor, document the end of two relationships and the beginning of another when all is thought to be lost. "But so much of any love is questioned because of other … Continue reading Review of We Died in Water, Meg Flores by Kristiana Reed

Review of Composition of a Woman, 2nd Edition, Christine E. Ray by Kristiana Reed

“Ray is a woman conducting an orchestra while openly admitting she isn’t perfect. There is dazzling beauty in her ability to lift your spirits and reach beyond the book, calling for your blood and belly fire.” These were my closing thoughts after reading and reviewing Composition of a Woman for the first time and I … Continue reading Review of Composition of a Woman, 2nd Edition, Christine E. Ray by Kristiana Reed

Review of Visions of a Quantum Woman, Margaret Duns by Kristiana Reed

  Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Duns' Visions of a Quantum Woman is unlike anything I have ever read. I am not normally one to choose a book which is autobiographical, let alone one which explores Quantum Physics. However, I am incredibly glad I did. Duns' sensitive and honest documentation of her visions and what they have … Continue reading Review of Visions of a Quantum Woman, Margaret Duns by Kristiana Reed

Review of The Terrible, Yrsa Daley-Ward by Kristiana Reed

ARC review for Amazon Vine Daley-Ward is a writer I have been longing to read since I began to explore contemporary poetry and fiction. She has often been cited as an inspiration so I jumped at the chance to read and review her newest release. In The Terrible, Daley-Ward recounts her coming-of-age experience; the trials, … Continue reading Review of The Terrible, Yrsa Daley-Ward by Kristiana Reed

Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony by Kristiana Reed

ARC review for Amazon Vine The River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony really is a special read; think Cecelia Ahern but grittier and subtle in how it weaves Ellen and Hannah’s stories together. O’Mahony’s use of dual narrative is a triumph as it showcases the parallels which exist between lives even one hundred years … Continue reading Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony by Kristiana Reed

Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  An Uprising in Rome is driven by Novak's straightforward storytelling and his rich knowledge of sculpture and the city of Rome. The narrative seamlessly follows Charles, Piero and Maria; three characters who lead very different lives in the beginning yet soon come together thanks to the strong binds of love and … Continue reading Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak by Kristiana Reed

Review of Death of a Good Girl, Michelle Marie Jacquot by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Jacquot’s Death of a Good Girl is unlike any poetry collection I have read. The pieces span across several pages and many read like song lyrics - discarded thoughts which hold within them a power only those words in that order can manifest. In the author’s note, Jacquot explains how releasing this … Continue reading Review of Death of a Good Girl, Michelle Marie Jacquot by Kristiana Reed

Kristiana Reed Reviews All the Beginnings of Everything by Kindra M. Austin

Austin has, yet again, created a masterpiece. All the Beginnings of Everything is a sensational collection which spans what feels like a lifetime. Separated into seven parts, Austin explores more in this collection than I feel she ever has done before; without sacrificing her trademark style. Her words remain sharp, raw and honest. Part one is succinct, … Continue reading Kristiana Reed Reviews All the Beginnings of Everything by Kindra M. Austin

Review of somewhere between shadow and light, Mariesa Faer by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  somewhere between shadow and light harnesses the power of short sentiments and detailed illuminations of the soul. Love, lust and sensuality float alongside loss, grief and fury in this collection; showcasing the kaleidoscopic nature of human experience. The theme I felt permeated the entire collection, however, was liberation. There are pieces … Continue reading Review of somewhere between shadow and light, Mariesa Faer by Kristiana Reed