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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ~ Althea ~ (themoonwholistens)
    “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.
  • 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...
  • Elke (BEroyal)
    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 ...
  • Shirley
    Review to come!
  • Amanda
    I received a digital ARC of Lang Leav's latest poetry collection, Sea of Strangers, via Net Galley and Andrew McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review. I've perused the pages of Leav's other collections on a number bookstore runs, but nothing I read ever spoke to me enough to purchase her books. Sea of Strangers managed to shift my opinion of her work - this collection contains some genuinely gorgeous poems. I've come to expect simp...
  • Gazala
    I read this book recently, and I haven't had the opportunity to review it sooner. I have read almost all of Lang Leav's books so far, and it would be no exaggeration to say that I really like her work. Though I still stand by the idea of contemporary poetry being a bit shallow as compared to traditional poetry, Lang is always hitting the mark with her simple words and touching poetry. Among all her contemporaries that I've read, she is the one th...
  • Jenny Lee
    I was able to read this eARC thanks to NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The description given on NetGalley drew me in, by also made me wary to read since this is my first time enjoying Lang Leav's work: "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 is a collection of both poems and...
  • Kirsty
    I have wanted to read Lang Leav's work for years, and plumped for her newest book, Sea of Strangers, as my beginning point solely because I received a review copy of it from Netgalley. The poetry and prose included here are all rather brief, but there is a sense of quiet, thoughtful reflection that seeps into each of them. I awarded this three rather than four stars because a lot of the content was quite similar in its themes and subject matter; ...
  • Deepika Ramesh
    I still like to read Lang Leav because her I's are I's and not i's. Does it make sense? It bothered me a lot when I read other poets. Quite like her previous works, Lang Leav explores love, loss, and writing. The pieces sound familiar because so many writers -- including Leav -- have been asking us to 'move on', 'embrace the pain', 'love the whole moon'... *looks at the ceiling and shakes her head*Despite the trite, Lang Leav won a wee bit of lov...
  • Abby
    Into a wella girl threw a penny.What do you wish for?asked the well.I wish for a penny,said the girl.I didn't have high expectations of this collection - I haven't exactly been a fan of Leav's poetry in the past. In fact, I don't even know why I decided to pick this collection up. But I am glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed Sea of Strangers, and many of the poem's really resonated with me - which is why I struggled with Leav's previous collections:...
  • Rogene Carter
    A magnificent journey from the insecure young writer to a more confident and content poet.
  • Sarah
    "The moon does not need the sun to tell her she is already whole." From Memories to The Universe of Us, Lang Leav has always satisfied my occasional desire for poetry. Poems about grief, loss, and love are the primary themes in this book and many of them are very relevant and relatable. It is a quick — but, not so easy read as the deepness of her words might hit you right in the feels. Sea of Strangers did not disappoint.Thank you Netgalley for...
  • Karen
    El único libro que me ha gustado (hasta el momento) de Lang Leav ha sido The Universe of Us.Sea of Strangers me pareció insulso, escrito de cualquier manera y honestamente algunos poemas totalmente superfluos.
  • Jenny
    Lang Leav's Sea of Stranger is definitely my favorite so far from all her poetry books. I especially like the shorter ones because they speak stronger, deeper meanings for me. Readers can easily relate to both the poems and prose since they all speak the same language: the beauty and tragedy of love. Also, some poems also talk about one's own journey on finding oneself and being content and happy to live in this world. Lang captivates emotions so...
  • Yuki Motokane
    This is the first poetry book I read by Lang Leav (aside from the few poetry in Love & Misadventure my friend read to me, the quick pages I scanned in book stores, and the book Sad Girls) and I wasn't disappointed. It contained the words of heartbreak, love, and life. A mix of prose and poetry yet I enjoyed the prose the most because they really bring out the emotions in you. However, I slowed down reading in the middle of the book because some o...
  • Alexis Jackson
    If Lang Leav went astray with her novel, she is back with this collection of prose and poetry. I finished this in one train sitting, but the number of dog-ears I will go back to time and time again had made this quick read well worth it. Just as she has tried to capture the spirit and importance of poetry, as something that is timeless, so is this collection, probably my favorite by far. She captures the angst, restlessness, and fervent emotions ...
  • J (Atelier of Books)
    Lang Leav poetry is the kind you see endlessly posted on young women's Instagram and Twitter feeds, or pinned to thousands of Pinterest boards. A poetry snob may sniff at the sort of poems that flood social media, but when something resonates this loudly its because it touches something inside people. See, most of the poems that young women today have read in school were written by men or women decades, sometimes centuries, before our time. They'...
  • Alyssa Marie
    Thank you to netgalley for a copy of an eARC of this book!I've read 3 of lang leav's books within the past 3 months and I can definitely see how much stronger her writing has gotten. I really enjoy this one! It was so beautiful and (as always) pulls on the heartstrings. I feel like this collection talked about other themes besides love/relationships, and I really enjoyed that. I found that even the ones about love weren't as sickeningly lovey dov...
  • River
    I've been trying to figure out a way to explain my frustration with a lot the poetry that is popular right now, and the closest I can come up with is "I don't just want to be told how you feel, I want you to make me feel. And this collection succeeded in only making me feel frustration. I think I just need to acknowledge that the short, modern poems that are super trendy right now are just not for me. Leav's collection is not bad by any means, bu...
  • Anna ItsMyBirthWrite
    I was very divided in my opinions on "Sea of Strangers". There were a lot of poems in here that I really enjoyed, many of which reminded me of the style I was going for when I wrote poetry during high school and early college. There were other poems, though, that I didn't quite connect with. A lot of the poems in here weren't structured quite like poems, and while that's likely the English major coming out in me, I felt it odd to call something p...
  • Erin
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. This collection of poems hit me like a freight train. There were so many of these that I related too and made me pause to collect myself before I could move onto the next one. There were poems in here that made he realize I had been feeling exactly like that and didn't know it. This collection was exactly what I needed right now. Leav did more than make me feel the em...
  • Antonia
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a review ARC!I enjoyed this collection of prose and poetry a lot! I had read two of her previous collections and I was disappointed, so I didn't have high hopes when I picked this one up. Honestly, I think that in this book the writer shows more of herself. Each poem and piece of prose is well written and raw. Her writing is definitely more mature! My favourite poems were Strength and...
  • Lily
    Lang Leav is the author that I try to give a second chance every time I remember I have a digital copy of her books around. This time, when I found in Netgalley I couldn't resist to pick it up, but like her other poem collections, it was a disappointment. Her writing style, for me, hasn't change since the first book I read from her. For me reading Lang Leav is like reading always the same exact piece.Also, note that the first poem, the one that g...
  • Hilary
    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*Sea of Strangers is Lang Leav's upcoming poetry and prose collection. I've read three out of the four collections she has published, and my favorite is Lullabies, because her rhyming poems always appeal to me more than her prose poetry.As always, I feel that half of the book are fodders to make the collection look fuller. If you've read anything by her, you'll know she doesn't wr...
  • mia ☆
    I, personally, am a big fan of all of Lang Leav’s collections I’ve read so far, this is definitely no exception. In Sea Of Strangers, Leav explores themes of self-love, loss, longing, and of course, romantic love. It’s a beautiful collection that I personally related to a ton. It was raw, emotional, and definitely made me feel things. If you’re unfamiliar with Leav’s work, I definitely recommend giving this collection a try. Thank you t...
  • Kate Klassa
    This is my second Leav work, though my first of her poetry, and I find her style to be the perfect balance between profound and simple. Whereas poets like Rupi Kaur try too hard to make metaphors work as emotional expression, Leav works more straightforwardly. Her works are short -- never more than a page -- and full of heartfelt language that tells of an emotional experience as simply as possible. However, this simpleness does not always work, a...