This was a stark contrast to how I felt when I read Mateer's other work, [b:Aphrodite Made Me Do It|43819413|Aphrodite Made Me Do It|Trista Mateer|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1549178206l/43819413._SY75_.jpg|68190011]. It might be because this one is more personal and centers very heavily on her past relationships. It feels like an ode to relationships and breakups. I couldn't relate to it very much being someone that has only ever been in one relationship. I would say there were more poems in here that I didn't gel with, making my overall enjoyment less than ideal.
Though the writing and the poetry was great on a technical level, I didn't feel much of an impact from any of the poems. I was able to pick out two lines that I really liked, but that's it. By contrast I remember reading her other collection and absolutely adoring most of the poems if not all of them. I will say the poems she wrote about texts she shouldn't have sent to her ex will forever live in my head. I am still very interested in picking up [b:Artemis Made Me Do It (2)|60182544|Artemis Made Me Do It (2) (Myth and Magick)|Trista Mateer|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1653141466l/60182544._SY75_.jpg|94919194].
yenracniltiac's review against another edition
superstucked's review against another edition
I just enjoyed every poem in this collection which is rare for me. I also loved the flow/progression of what is being said in this book; it is very well done.
A couple of my favourites include Fresh Mint, Salt, To Be a Metaphor for Starlight, 4/23, and How to Not Forgive.
- Plot- or character-driven? N/A
- Strong character development? N/A
- Loveable characters? N/A
- Diverse cast of characters? N/A
- Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A
Graphic: Rape, Sexual assault, and Sexual content
raquelfranco's review against another edition
This book , this story, which I guess it's her story, broke me and also built me up in many different ways. It's beautifully written and I honestly can't wait to dive into Honeybee to read more of Trista's work.
Congratulations in such a beautiful poetry collection.
Although this book is very short within it holds so many great lessons and messages that anyone and everyone could benefit from!