Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Audio: Poemsia

Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld


Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins


Release date: 12-03-19


Publisher: Listening Library


YA FIC


Own







I enjoyed this one (but yes there were issues I will discuss lateR.) Verity writes poetry, lives in a bookshop, and then things change. Her friend urges her to try to get heard, because they live in a world where poets are super famous it seems. And through instagram she gets noticed and she will be on her way to fame.





But before that there is friendship, a blossoming romance and a question of what she wants. And I did enjoy it.





Ok, so to the issue. The author seems to dislike goodreads and reviewers. She talks about a site called Readers and they are superevil there, and have secret groups where they talk about how to take down authors, and then one star everything. And most read books they hate to one star, like wtf? So Verity questions why read a book that you will hate? Well VERITY, how the f would I know that?! There are authors I have loved, and then yes book 2 has gotten a 1 cos how the f will I know?!





Also the evil person in the book is a reviewer on goodreads and she is famous for it *snorts*





Saskia is a great narrator! I also liked her accent. So yes she made it great






Verity Wolf dreams of being a poet—not that she’d ever admit it to anyone. Her best friend Jess thinks she’s definitely got what it takes, while her cat, Zorro is characteristically indifferent. As for the cute boy she’s just met, he’s about to discover her best kept secret.

 




When Verity stumbles on an old, mysterious book, Poemsia, she finds herself suddenly thrust into the dizzying world of social media stardom, where poets are the new rock stars and fame is sometimes just a click away.   




16 comments:

  1. yes YA and angst go together and not for me but wow reviewers are evil in this one huh.

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  2. So this is the book? Very petty...and very inaccurate (oh, GR reviewers, evil or not, are SO famous 🙄).

    "So Verity questions why read a book that you will hate? Well VERITY, how the f would I know that?! There are authors I have loved, and then yes book 2 has gotten a 1 cos how the f will I know?!"
    🤣

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    1. Haha, yes this is the book, it was so weird

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  3. I was curious so I went to Goodreads and looked up this book and I read the funniest review of it https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2928978139?book_show_action=true

    Yeah, I don't think it's my thing at all, lol...it does seem like the author self-inserts herself.

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  4. Is theme of the story is surprising

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  5. I would struggle with this one.

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    1. It's a shame, cos I did like it, but omg so many flaws and eyerolls

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  6. Ha! The book with the evil reviewer lol

    How do you know going in that you will hate a book? And you have a right to share your thoughts after.

    And why have I not ever been invited to any of these secret blog groups?? lol

    Glad you liked it otherwise though. Pretty cover.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Damn, yes why I am not invited to secret cabals!? Unfair

      She really hates GR

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  7. That extra commentary on GR, although true at times, would annoy me.

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    1. Not one kind words, all of GR is filled with assholes, all reviewers are evil

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  8. I guess the author really doesn't like reviewers/goodreads. Weird to include that in the book.

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