Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav

Sea of Strangers

Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav picks up from her previous international bestselling books including Love & Misadventure, Lullabies, and The Universe of Us, and sets sail for a grand new adventure. This completely original collection of poetry and prose will not only delight her avid fans but is sure to capture the imagination of a whole new audience. With the turn of every page, Sea of Strangers invites you to go beyond love and loss to ex...

Details Sea of Strangers

TitleSea of Strangers
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing

Reviews Sea of Strangers

  • Nat
    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), som...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    This one felt rather childish. Nevertheless, it was good poetry to skip through.Q:In a sea of strangers,you've longed to know me. (c)Q:Art and BooksWithout a doubt,I must read,all the booksI've read about.See the artworkshung on hooks,that I have only,seen in books. (c)Q:AlwaysYou were you,and I was I;we were twobefore our time.I was yoursbefore I knew,and you have alwaysbeen mine too. (c)Q:I don't remember exactly, but the whole time I was dream...
  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Indisputably Sea of Strangers is the best book of Lang Leav that has published so far. There are a lot of surprisingly remarkable poems and prose in this collection; some of these that catch my attention are Keys to the Kingdom, Witness, Reclaiming the Sky, The Fisherman, and Take Back Your Power.If you are a fan of Lang Leav or just enjoys a good poetry book, then you must not miss the chance to check out this wonderful compilation.
  • Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
    Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. Finished my first book for 2018. In Lang Leav's new poetry collection, Sea of Strangers is about love, breakups and healing. These topics are common from her previous collections and delivers each prose with emotions. Gladly she explores inspirational and empowering poems. It's refreshing and I like it. Overall, this is good but cliché (Especially about breakups. M...
  • Julia Sapphire
    3.75 stars -I really enjoyed this one and its one of my fav collections by her-I thought it was a solid collection with lovely poems-I really liked how this had a theme of the sea, the ocean and water
  • Joseph
    Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav is the poet's fourth publish collection.  Leav is an international bestselling author and social media sensation. She is the winner of a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and coveted Churchill Fellowship.This my second review of one of Leav's books.  I was introduced to her work by another review that of her partner, Michael Faudet.  Both write short poems and pieces of prose which is a growing trend in the reading o...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    I have always loved Lang's poetry, ever since I can remember knowing it existed. I used to read her work over and over as a teen, getting lost in how emotive and haunting it was. When I saw that she was releasing a new collection, I couldn't wait to read it, and was so grateful to get my hands on it. She's been sitting on some of this work for a decade, but man, was it worth the wait. Greet the world with no expectation.Love as though you have n...
  • Shaelin Bishop
    1.5Sadly this was much too vague and melodramatic for my taste. It felt very insubstantial, each poem or piece was just a very obvious truism. The poems had a pretty juvenile structure, and the prose pieces seemed like something that could have impact within a larger fiction or CNF piece, but on their own just feel like melodramatic diary snippets. There was almost never any specificity to image or situation, just descriptions of feelings that fe...
  • ~ Althea ~ ☾
    // RECEIVED AN ADVANCE READER COPY FOR A REVIEW // “if i have learned anything this year, its that I won’t ever be ready for what life throws at me." the poems are pretty much bittersweet with a touch of nostalgia. and if not that, something that you can relate to on a level so deep the mariana trench got jealous.officially my favortie lang leav poem book even though most of the poems are still about love as per usual. thank you and goodbye.
  • Alison
    Some of these were pretty good poems, and I even wrote down as some to reference at future dates. Overall though, again, not overly impressed with the modern style of poetry so WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS TO MYSELF.
  • Romie
    I wasn't the biggest of Lang Leav's first poetry collections, but this one … this one was so much better than everything I expected. I went into this collection thinking it would be nothing exceptional, just an average poetry book, but I was wrong? I liked it a lot? It hit home? I'm emotional right now.This collection is full of inspirational little poems, delicate teeny tiny poems, there to make you realise you're not alone in your feelings. M...
  • Kate ♡
    Loved this!Lang Leav is fantastic.
  • Reem Ghabbany
    "Greet the world with no expectation.Love as though you have never been hurt or betrayed. let go of the ones who take so much from youyet offer nothing in return.This is how you take back your power""Today I feel small-looked down on and disregarded. My thoughts are of little importance. My words have no bearing on the wight of the world. I am tired of being taken for granted. if only I could get back a fraction of what I give. but my efforts go ...
  • alheyam
    Spread your wings — now is the timeTo dare, to dream, to reach for the sky ..
  • Hafsa
    Disclaimer: Received a free digital copy of the book through Netgalley. One thing I know for sure now is that Leav's poetry/short prose collections are much stronger than her novels. PERIOD. Although the themes were typical and reminded me of R.H. Sin work which I don't really like, the writing is what forced me to give this a 3 stars. Another similarity between Leav's and Sin's work is that while reading I strongly felt that my rating could've b...
  • Lauren
    Sea of Strangers is the first book I have read by Lang Leav and it was exquisite. Her words are often beautiful yet tragic but always with a hint of hope. A stunning collection that I shall be revisiting in the future. Full RTC.
  • Coreen (AsThePlotThickens)
    I'm running behind my reading challenge so I'm reading poetry. lol
  • Patty
    ** 4 stars **Opening Line“It has been almost a decade since I wrote the poem Sea of Strangers.”I love Lang Leav. Every time I'm about to read one of her books I select a mellow playlist on my iPod, make a cup of tea, and prepare myself for the raw emotions her poems always manage to draw out of me. "It is the mark of a great poet to write words that feel as though they have stood witness to your most intimate memory of love."Sea of Strangers ...
  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the brooding witch)
    I liked the concept of this book and I found the recurring theme interesting. I think I highlighted quite a few different ways Strangers appear in this book (but since I’m on mobile I can’t share them.) However the execution of a Sea Of Stranger still felt kind of flat, and even if the exemples were interesting I didn’t really get any meaning behind all of it appart that you can’t change destiny and all that lazy romantic crap. The poetry...
  • Nabilah Firdaus
    “Fear isn't a reason when it come to love—it's an excuse. Anyone who has ever been in love will tell you that. When it happens, you don't think about the consequences. You'd turn your life upside down to be with that person. You'd do anything for them,”
  • Marilena ⚓
    Υπήρχαν σημεία που μου άρεσαν,αλλά υπήρχαν και κάποια που δεν μου άρεσαν καθόλου..I will celebrate this life of mine, with or without you. The moon does not need the sun to tell her she is already whole.”
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    I still recommend it to everyone who haven’t read anything by Lang Leav yet because her poems are really beautiful. It’s just that I’ve read Memories and Lullabies and this is the third poetry collection I read by her and sadly, I feel like they are very similar. It’s nice because you know what to expect. But I also love when writers/poets take on different subjects/styles and often try new things.I’ve had some poems that I really liked...
  • Shirley Cuypers
    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing!Sea of Strangers is a poetry and prose collection about love, breakup, loss and your fragile heart. Sea of Strangers is a beautiful poetry and prose collection and also the first collection that I’ve ever read written by Lang Leav. I really like Lang Leav’s writing style and I cannot wai...
  • Abbie
    I have never been a fan of Lang Leav's writing but it has become a tradition for me to read and review her work. To be honest, I find her poems flat and monotonous. I don't feel anything when I read her collection. My friends rave about how insightful and emotionally raw her poems are but to me it just reeks of mediocrity.Her poems are supposed to be about love and heartbreak. This particular collection has upgraded to empowerment after a difficu...
  • Saif Saeed
    Like Milk and Honey but better but I just don't think I'm into this style poetry or poetry in general really. It was nice but I still feel like every book of poetry I have that reads this way is not worth the amount of paper its printed on. Just release the full text on Tumblr, that's your target audience anyway.
  • Viola ☾
    Beautiful poetry and prose but there are definitely better poetry books out there.
  • AryaTheFangirl
    I've been reading through this for about 2 weeks and just now finishing it. This is my second book read by this author and she's just not for me
  • Tamsien West (Babbling Books)
    Wavering between 3.5 and 4 stars. I really enjoyed a lot of this collection, and as a whole it paints a strong narrative of love, loss, regret, and independence. Unsurprisingly with my person experiences the poems and little sections of prose about break-ups were more difficult for me to relate to, but I still appreciated the skill with which they were written.My three favourite poems were: Revenge, To Dare, and Here and Now.
  • Elke
    3.5?I had expected to love this more than I did. I love the format, the easy switch between poetry and prose, how both feel good and beautiful. Somehow her writing manages to feel soft at all times, and both kind and or strong when it fits. I will celebrate this life of mine, with or without you. The moon does not need the sun to tell her she is already whole.What made me love it less, probably, is the large number of poems focussing on losing a ...