The Universe of Us by Lang Leav

The Universe of Us

Lang Leav presents a completely new collection of poetry with a celestial theme in The Universe of Us.Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav.  Inspired by the wonders of the universe, the best-selling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found.  Lang's poetry encompasses the breadth of emotions we all experience and evokes universal feeling...

Details The Universe of Us

TitleThe Universe of Us
Release DateOct 4th, 2016
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenrePoetry, Romance

Reviews The Universe of Us

  • Nat
    “In many ways, a book is, in itself, a tiny universe. Each page is like a newly formed galaxy, fashioned from a single, pulsing thought.A book travels for days, for years, sometimes for centuries to meet you at an exact point in time.”The above quote perfect describes my feelings about this book.This was my first Lang Leav poetry book, and I was truly not expecting to like this collection so much - mainly because I don’t consider myself to ...
  • Aria
    Review can also be found here.Rating: 0.5I love poetry. I love it, I admire it, and I adore the challenges it presents because writing good poetry is not easy. Once, I’ve been told that “poetry is a novel condensed into a page” and yes, I’m aware that there are poems spanning more than a singular page, but it doesn’t mean that the meaning this saying is trying to convey isn’t something you shouldn’t take into account either. In fact...
  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I find this better than Lullabies. Lang Leav's love poems are fascinating and beautifully written. Most of it are emotionally stirring and heartfelt. I must admit some of them are repetitive and a little boring. It's still a great go-to read.
  • Emma
    The Universe of Us is by far my favorite of Lang Leav's books. Maybe because I related to so many of the poems, but it's also so beautiful. I could see an overarching story amidst the smaller stories in each poem. So many emotions were expressed. One of the things I love about poetry is that it portrays so many feelings, and they're not necessarily examples of how to. I love seeing and relating to other people's raw emotions. This books felt the ...
  • The Serendipity Aegis ~ ☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Q:Remember, your words are your power. Never forget your words. (c)Q:We drift from star to star, your soul and mine as one (c)Wow! This is unexpectedly cool, poetic and evocative! I might become a fan!I feel the need to memorise half this book...Beware of spoilers!!! Q:Magic tumbled from her pretty lips and when she spoke the language of the universe—the stars sighed in unison. —Michael FaudetI believe we think more deeply about the universe ...
  • Tran Thanh Tu
    “I believe we think more deeply about the universe when we're falling in love. I think the mysterious pull that draws you to another person is identical to the one that moves our eyes upward to the stars.” “In many ways, a book is, in itself, a tiny universe. Each page is like a newly formed galaxy, fashioned from a single, pulsing thought. A book travels for days, for years, sometimes for centuries to meet you at an exact point in time.”...
  • Sarah
    17 year old me would have loved this, 22 year old me is just not feeling it.
  • may ❀
    I have come to love reading poetry lately. In a matter of a few short sentences, poets can often evoke such vibrant feelings that paragraphs and essay cannot imitate in the least. Sometimes, we just need less words and more feeling. The Universe of Us, is a poetically breathtaking piece of work. It’s deep and thoughtful and strikingly passionate. In a series of different poetic forms, the author is able to take the reader on the endless j...
  • Joseph
    The Universe of Us by Lang Lev is the poet's fourth collection of poetry. Lang is a recipient of The Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and was later granted a coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her fashion label Akina has achieved critical and commercial success, stocked in key boutiques around Australia and later in cutting edge Harajuku, Japan.I would have passed this collection by, but her mention in her partner's, Michael Faudet, book Pretty Dirty Thin...
  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    I didn't know Lang Leav until today. Shame on me.I've always hated poetry with a passion. School did that to me. It made me think poetry is just a bunch of boring words put together to torment me. The poets I had to study (with the exception of George Bacovia) used complicated words to say nonsense. I've always thought of them as some sadistic bastards who composed on their toilets for the sole purpose of tormenting children during their classes....
  • Reem Ghabbany
    He said loving me was like seeing the ocean for the first time. Watching the waves crash senselessly against the rocks, over and over. Grabbing fistfuls of sand as it trickled through his fingers, like my hair, brittle as ebony, strong and taut like the bumps of his knuckles. He said it was like swallowing his first mouthful of the sea-the sudden shock of betrayal. He said loving me was like panning for gold. Sifting through arsenic, waist-deep i...
  • Bonnie
    Lang Leav has become extremely popular with her poetry collections ever since her debut collection Love & Misadventure. Misadventure was voted second in the Goodreads Choice Awards in 2013 (beat out by Tolkien), Lullabies, her second poetry collection, actually won the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards, and her third collection, Memories, was once again second place in the 2015 Awards. Clearly, she’s popular and she’s consistently hitting the mark...
  • Farith
    Lang Leav does it again and gets to the deepest part of me.I feel like reading her is like magic. I've never felt so related to poetry before I discovered her, and her books don't stop surprising me.Full review to come.
  • Norah Una Sumner
    3.5 starsI think this might be my favourite Lang Laev book so far. I somehow always try out new poetry books when I'm at my lowest self and at my worst state and apparently that's the secret key to understanding it better. I'm currently battling a lot of demons and my mental health is really bad but I'm glad I picked up The Universe of Us even though falling in love is not the main issue in my life right now. Out of all the poems I loved Once, Th...
  • Beatriz
    https://beahreads.blogspot.comI received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I have become obsessed with Lang Leav’s poems since the release of her first poetry book, “Love & Misadventure”. With her unique and beautiful writing, Leav is able to touch the heart and soul of every reader. “The Universe of Us” is Lang Leav’s fourth poetry book and you could definitely see how the author tried to cover some new t...
  • Onaiza Khan
    I couldn't stop once I started reading this. And the best part is, I want to read it all over again. And again. And again...
  • - ̗̀ dean ̖́-
    oh god i dont even know why i give this book a chance since i hate lullabies and memories but here i am. one thing that i know for sure after finish this book is i hate Lang Leav so much because she writes completely shallow bullshit in literary form and markets it as art.
  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    I tried but it seems that no matter how much I try, I can't seem to connect to almost 90% of the content of this collection.
  • Kate ♡
    It’s hard to tell because they all blur together. But I think I liked this more than Lullabies, but less than Love and Misadventure!
  • Maha
    ✨ 3.75 beautiful stars ✨I really enjoyed reading this beauty of a work. So many descriptions and deep thoughts and everything I just...Heartbreaking stories, love, feelings, the universe, fate, coincidence, decisions. I LOVED it. I guess it's just me having this book as one of the first real poetry books I read that stopped me from understanding it completely. There was the pain, there was first love, there were so many and so many different ...
  • Karina
    I was stuck between giving it a 2 or a 3 stars rating. I thought 2 stars is too low for this, it isn't reasonable because it's still good, it doesn't deserve that - though I had a reason why I did consider - so I'll just give it a 3 stars rating. I don't know why, it was okay (which is why I considered giving it a 2 stars rating), I also "kinda" liked it sometimes (reason for considering and choosing 3 stars) but I didn't enjoy that much (MAIN RE...
  • Evelyn Medina
    WOW!!!! This book was so incredible and it literally made me feel every emotion I could possibly think of! I'm fairly new to poetry so I don't have a lot to compare this to but this book inspired me so much! I felt happy, inspired, strong, I laughed, I got choked up and honestly almost cried a few times! This book has a little bit of everything and it's practically perfect! I'm gushing!!!5/5 stars absolutely!!!
  • María
    This book has turned out to be my official favorite book by Lang Leav. As the title says, this book is an universe full of constellations of words, and thoughts, and magic. As I read, I wanted the pages to extend and multiply, and never end. My heart connected so deeply with so many poetries in this book that it almost felt as if my heart itself was the one who wrote them. There is heart ache and heartbreak. Heart in love, and heart loved. Self l...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    " A book is, in itself, a tiny universe. Each page is like a newly formed galaxy, fashioned from a single, pulsing thought. A book travels for days, for years, sometimes for centuries to meet you at an exact point in time. " My second poetry read this year was The universe of us. I must admit that this one was probably the best one I’ve read so far. I can’t say I could relate to all the poems, in fact I couldn’t relate to most of them but t...
  • bookaholic_kim
    The choice of words in this collection of poems is simpler than the previous books of the author making it easy to understand. The contents are also very common, others have experienced them and for people like me, I have heard them from friends and people I know. I enjoyed reading this book and i recommend it if you like poetry that is more into despair or sadness about love.
  • Ademption
    When a writer meets the bare conditions of a form, can the writer be said to be the master of that form? Put another way, Lang Leav meets the conditions of poetry in her latest book, The Universe of Us. Each page contains an emotion (love), its absence (heartbreak or loneliness) and some lines about same, but can she call herself a poet? How about if a few thousand Asian women roughly her age and her East Asian studies publisher-boyfriend think L...
  • Shealea
    Full review to follow!Quick thoughts:Well, on a seemingly positive note, The Universe of Us certainly exceeded my expectations.Of how terribly awful this was going to be.Everything Lang Leav writes feels like repeatedly regurgitated content: lines that have been consumed thousands of times over, but for some reason, this ""poet"" (take note of the use of double quotation marks) relentlessly continues to spit them out and shovel them back into our...