If this isn’t your first time reading Lang Leav’s work, you pretty much know what to expect off the bat. With the turn of every page, Sea of Strangers invites you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment as you navigate your way around the human heart.
Though this collection has nothing new going on for it, compared to the two previous collections I read and reviewed (Lullabies & The Universe of Us), sometimes a familiar writing style is a comfort I tend to seek. And with the news of Sea of Strangers, I was surprised to find myself delighted for a new collection so soon after her latest, The Universe of Us.
Speaking of which, it was an exciting moment to realize that the stage I was in when I read her last collection is radically different from where I am today reading her newest release.
But I was a bit disappointed to find that the usual pages dedicated to Leav’s art pieces weren’t present this time around. But since I read an ARC, I’ll keep an eye out to see if the final version differs.
This time around I also felt like hidden gems were spread far and few in-between, but with some digging around I found the ones I’d like to share next:
Finally, this is the perfect opportunity to mention the song below that I’ve been listening to for three days straight without fail:
“But there is a light in the dark
And I feel its warmth
In my hands, in my heart
But why can’t I hold on?”
ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Publication Date: January 9th 2018