Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.

When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review, courtesy of Goodreads reviewer Charles:

soulful transitions by lorena munoz

Soulful Transitions

by Lorena Muñoz

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 978-1478759492

Synopsis:

Soulful Transitions is a collection of poems that chronicles one woman’s pilgrimage from pain and heartache to healing. Each expressive poem offers a glimpse into a soul struggling with various life lessons, and each is dated to document the evolution of growth and recovery. Full of faith and hope, Soulful Transitions offers reassurance that we, too, can survive the dark nights of our soul-and face the morning light stronger and wiser.

Critique:

This collection of poems consists largely of emotional anguish, describing what appears to be a love affair that has gone wrong. There is discussion of betrayal, addiction to him, perpetual deceit and other related aspects of break-ups. The prose appears stiff in the sense that there is not a smooth flow, it generally has the feeling of being forced. After a point, the reader hopes for a change of subject and a little more of a light-hearted manner.

There is a transition to a bit more of a positive tone later in the book, but it is not a great change. This is a book that one does not read in order to make an emotional change from the down to the up. For it never really gets that far up.

If you are someone that enjoys reading prose that is generally dark and brooding, then you might like this book. However, if you prefer the light and positive, then you will not find this book one that will bring the up crease of a smile to your face.

reviewed by Charles on Goodreads ]

Here’s what other reviewers are saying:

This book is amazing.
Such an inspirational read.
From all the ups and downs described in this book, the words are extremely touching.
The cover is also beautiful. Makes my book collection look extra pretty.
Definitely recommend this book to everyone.

– Amazon Reviewer Sakura22

Beautiful and inspiring! A brave journey and reminder that when we must be unafraid to examine our thoughts and emotions if we want to understand, learn and grow.

– Amazon reviewer Meghan Grosso

An awesome read. Truly brings you into the author’s world and illuminates pathways of promise and self-fulfillment.

– Amazon reviewer Michael Freeman

I felt every word and emotion spilled onto this book. The chronological form of how it was written was almost that of a re-birth or a metamorphosis. A must read for those in need of a soul filled similarity.

– Amazon Reviewer Amazon Customer


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