Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet

Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors is the third book from internationally bestselling poet Michael Faudet, author of Bitter Sweet Love and Dirty Pretty Things—both finalists in the 2016 and 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards.Michael Faudet’s latest book takes the reader on an emotionally charged journey, exploring the joys of falling madly in love and the melancholy world of the brokenhearted. Beautifully captured in poetry, prose, and short stories,...

Details Smoke & Mirrors

TitleSmoke & Mirrors
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenrePoetry, Romance

Reviews Smoke & Mirrors

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Just within this year, I was able to read the first two poetry books of Michael Faudet and I was quite disappointed, thus I have to rate them low. But this latest and soon to-be-published poetry book of Faudet is very impressive! I can count a lot of poems that are remarkably well-written most notably Destined To Be Yours, Love, and A Beautiful Deception. Once released, I would definitely obtain a copy because this is for keeps.
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2.5 starsNot as good as his first book, but better than his second one. I feel like his first collection was cool, but he never really created new poems. All his poems tell stories about the sexy escapades he's had with women. His use of language is sometimes creative, but it's not consistently pretty or thought-provoking. I'd recommend his first book, but the other two don't really do much for me. I started skim reading most of the longer pieces...
  • Olga therebelreader
    I was a bit disappointed. It could have been so much more. The poet's voice is not lively. His poetry, a bit dull.***I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***
  • Jessica
    Michael Faudet is back!I read his first book and loved it but I didn’t like his second book as much. This book, however, was on par with the first. I had so many favorites from this collection such as, “A Morning in Paris,” “You Lived for Books,” and “Romance.” Overall, I love his poetry. It just resonates with me.
  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I crossed my fingers this collection will be my cup of tea. It's a variety of poems, quotes and short stories and honestly, it slightly improved. It's good Michael Faudet's erotic poems were toned down and explores more on love and relationship. Some of them are cheesy and cliché, some stood out like Pathways , A Long-Distance Relationship, The Hanging Tree and Nobody's Fool. Howev...
  • Joseph
    Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet is the poet's third collection of published poetry. Faudet is a bit of a mystery and there is some question as to if he is actually a creation of Lang Leav. I don't subscribe to that explanation but there is a similarity between the two in writing and the fact that they are partners may add to that speculation. Faudet does seem to follow R.H. Sin in not providing personal information. The style of the three poets...
  • Chesca
    Romance seldom happens overnight.Sometimes we have to growthe roses before we can give them. An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review.Michael Faudet's prose and poetry collection, Smoke & Mirrors , is my first read by the bestselling author-poet and I could say that I am very impressed by his exploration and embroidery of love, lust, and longing. His words were brush strokes against a dull world...
  • Shirley
    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing!Smoke & Mirrors is a poetry collection full of poems, prose and short stories about falling in love, depression and heartbreak.Smoke & Mirrors is yet another amazing poetry collection. This poetry collection has so many beautiful poems, prose and short stories. I like Smoke & Mirrors so much...
  • Maye
    I don't read poetry books often but I've been meaning to pick up Michael Faudet's book for the longest time for some reason. Now, I've heard from some friends that many of his pieces are more on the erotic side and I have no problem with that since used to read NA romances. Or so I thought... I have a few favorite here and there but I also skipped a lot of pages because I was cringing and very uncomfortable reading them. For the pieces that I act...
  • ~ Althea ~ (themoonwholistens)
    // Received an advance reader copy in exchange of a fair review // "Love is a little like religion. You need to have faith before miracles can happen." this is just full of heartbreaking truths that are just so dam beautiful.I am trash for poetry books but I am more trash for Micheal Faudet poetry books. It's all so eye opening and makes me heart ache in all the right ways that I am surprised I am still breathing right now. "poetry can only be wr...