Book Review

vViIrRuUsS: I NEVER FORGET by Jazalyn

A virus invades the lives of all humanity and causes a madness pandemic from the reminder of the past and the exposure of thoughts threatening to change everything, but then another virus attempts to erase the memories and recover the future, while a third virus scopes to save the new generations.

I am going to be honest. Since college, I have not read a lot of poetry. Not that I dislike it. I do like some Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, and Edgar Allan Poe. But interpreting poetry is a whole other ballgame compared to fiction novels. Poems, for me, are more personal to the not only the poet, but to the reader as well. Each person gets something different, like abstract art.

After reading this, I felt like there were a lot of relatable issues. The changes the world had been going through since the last part of 2019 and now, reflex a lot through these poems. As a reader, you can tell where part of the inspiration came from. The whirl wind of emotion comes clear in this collection, a mixture of fear, happiness, frustration, etc. This, I am going to assume, are the feelings the poet felt during the hard times. Did we not all feel these during these crazy times?

Even with this being poetry, there is still a lot going on in this collection. The three viruses are an intriguing interpretation of what can become of humanity. There are some poems that felt disconnected and pulled me out of what was happening. But I was still interested enough to pull through.

This was a good collection of poetry. The title can be misleading. But again, that is all in interpretation. I would recommend this for those who love poetry, post-apocalyptic, and contemporary.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, and this is my honest opinion.

I give this book a 3/5

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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