Title: A Psalm For Us
Author: Reyna Biddy
My Rating: 2.5/5 stars
A Psalm For Us was my second attempt reading poetry in a row. My first was The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace, and it was a quick, powerful read. I’ve always been fascinated by poetry but I’ve rarely tried it, which is why I wanted to branch out.
I didn’t dislike this, just like I didn’t dislike TWDBITO. It just wasn’t something I was in the mindset to read right now.
This had some heavy elements to it, content ranging from depression to love and then to heartbreak again, all things I’ve experienced and can connect with. I think this would have made a world of difference to me if I had read it a year or two ago when I was struggling and hurting. There’s something about reading about other’s pain that can be healing in itself, if that’s not weird to say. A Psalm For Us was poignant and beautiful but not at all what I needed to read right now.
Don’t let that pastel, cutesy cover fool you; if you open this book, you’ll face some rough seas. However, I think all in all, it was also a rewarding read, and anyone who has experienced hurt in any form could relate to this collection of poetry.
I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.