Chameleon Aura

Chameleon Aura

Zimbabwean poetBilly Chapata provides a thought-provoking take on the universal experiences of love, pain, and what comes next through messages of empowerment. This collection of poetry and prose will justify heartache and inspire the fortitude to survive and prosper. Chameleon Aura presents a harmonious blend of experience and advice through a chaptered series of prose a Zimbabwean poetBilly Chapata provides a thought-provoking take on the universal experiences of love, pain, and wh...

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Title:Chameleon Aura
Author:Billy Chapata
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1449499376
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Chameleon Aura Reviews

  • Polo Lonergan
    Feb 14, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

  • KayCee K
    Jan 09, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

    I'll admit. Poetry isn't my forte. If you aren't a fan of Rupi Kaur, you may not be a fan of this collection of poems. However, I wouldn't dismiss this as another "Internet poetry" book. I think Chapata speaks to a wider audience by writing about emotional growth and healing rat...

    I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. I did like a few of the writings/poems in this book, but the rest felt a bit repetitive. The topics mentioned are self-love, self-acceptance, particularly dealing with the past, and knowing how to move forward, The writing was nice, and easy to rea...

    This was a quick read.... Beautiful love letters/poems to oneself to align with the different experiences we encounter on this life journey. I always appreciate Billy's writing, he's such a lover. ...

    3.5? 3.5?? ...more ...

    4/5 This was a beautiful collection of poems about self love. It was like reading soft words of a dear friend, one who wants nothing but growth and love for me. ...

    Chameleon Aura by Billy Chapata is a great read! I enjoyed Chapata's poetry style and the message about self-love and growth. There were a few poems that I enjoyed so much that I wrote them down. Like, "You've got magic in your bones, and gold in your soul."Chapata's skill of twisting ...

  • Katrina
    Feb 06, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

  • Nathaniel Darkish
    Jan 21, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

  • Kirsten Tattersall
    Dec 10, 2018

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

  • Jamie
    Feb 01, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

  • Kristina Cabral
    Mar 12, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

  • Kayla
    Feb 08, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

    I'll admit. Poetry isn't my forte. If you aren't a fan of Rupi Kaur, you may not be a fan of this collection of poems. However, I wouldn't dismiss this as another "Internet poetry" book. I think Chapata speaks to a wider audience by writing about emotional growth and healing rat...

    I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. I did like a few of the writings/poems in this book, but the rest felt a bit repetitive. The topics mentioned are self-love, self-acceptance, particularly dealing with the past, and knowing how to move forward, The writing was nice, and easy to rea...

    This was a quick read.... Beautiful love letters/poems to oneself to align with the different experiences we encounter on this life journey. I always appreciate Billy's writing, he's such a lover. ...

    3.5? 3.5?? ...more ...

    4/5 This was a beautiful collection of poems about self love. It was like reading soft words of a dear friend, one who wants nothing but growth and love for me. ...

  • Marilù
    Jan 08, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

  • Vani
    Jan 09, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

  • Amelia
    Mar 14, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

  • Cassandra
    Feb 14, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

  • Laura
    Feb 24, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

  • Katrina
    Apr 07, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

    I'll admit. Poetry isn't my forte. If you aren't a fan of Rupi Kaur, you may not be a fan of this collection of poems. However, I wouldn't dismiss this as another "Internet poetry" book. I think Chapata speaks to a wider audience by writing about emotional growth and healing rat...

    I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. I did like a few of the writings/poems in this book, but the rest felt a bit repetitive. The topics mentioned are self-love, self-acceptance, particularly dealing with the past, and knowing how to move forward, The writing was nice, and easy to rea...

    This was a quick read.... Beautiful love letters/poems to oneself to align with the different experiences we encounter on this life journey. I always appreciate Billy's writing, he's such a lover. ...

    3.5? 3.5?? ...more ...

    4/5 This was a beautiful collection of poems about self love. It was like reading soft words of a dear friend, one who wants nothing but growth and love for me. ...

    Chameleon Aura by Billy Chapata is a great read! I enjoyed Chapata's poetry style and the message about self-love and growth. There were a few poems that I enjoyed so much that I wrote them down. Like, "You've got magic in your bones, and gold in your soul."Chapata's skill of twisting ...

    ...

  • Jasmine
    Dec 18, 2018

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

  • Justine
    Jan 02, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

  • Vita
    Apr 10, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

    I'll admit. Poetry isn't my forte. If you aren't a fan of Rupi Kaur, you may not be a fan of this collection of poems. However, I wouldn't dismiss this as another "Internet poetry" book. I think Chapata speaks to a wider audience by writing about emotional growth and healing rat...

    I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. I did like a few of the writings/poems in this book, but the rest felt a bit repetitive. The topics mentioned are self-love, self-acceptance, particularly dealing with the past, and knowing how to move forward, The writing was nice, and easy to rea...

    This was a quick read.... Beautiful love letters/poems to oneself to align with the different experiences we encounter on this life journey. I always appreciate Billy's writing, he's such a lover. ...

    3.5? 3.5?? ...more ...

    4/5 This was a beautiful collection of poems about self love. It was like reading soft words of a dear friend, one who wants nothing but growth and love for me. ...

    Chameleon Aura by Billy Chapata is a great read! I enjoyed Chapata's poetry style and the message about self-love and growth. There were a few poems that I enjoyed so much that I wrote them down. Like, "You've got magic in your bones, and gold in your soul."Chapata's skill of twisting ...

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  • Lou
    Jan 20, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

  • Hira Chaudhary
    Dec 09, 2018

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

  • Christina
    Jan 30, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

  • Rebecca L.
    Jan 08, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

  • Dee M-Charles
    Jan 28, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

    I'll admit. Poetry isn't my forte. If you aren't a fan of Rupi Kaur, you may not be a fan of this collection of poems. However, I wouldn't dismiss this as another "Internet poetry" book. I think Chapata speaks to a wider audience by writing about emotional growth and healing rat...

    I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. I did like a few of the writings/poems in this book, but the rest felt a bit repetitive. The topics mentioned are self-love, self-acceptance, particularly dealing with the past, and knowing how to move forward, The writing was nice, and easy to rea...

    This was a quick read.... Beautiful love letters/poems to oneself to align with the different experiences we encounter on this life journey. I always appreciate Billy's writing, he's such a lover. ...

  • Abigail Kohl
    Feb 10, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

    I'll admit. Poetry isn't my forte. If you aren't a fan of Rupi Kaur, you may not be a fan of this collection of poems. However, I wouldn't dismiss this as another "Internet poetry" book. I think Chapata speaks to a wider audience by writing about emotional growth and healing rat...

    I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. I did like a few of the writings/poems in this book, but the rest felt a bit repetitive. The topics mentioned are self-love, self-acceptance, particularly dealing with the past, and knowing how to move forward, The writing was nice, and easy to rea...

    This was a quick read.... Beautiful love letters/poems to oneself to align with the different experiences we encounter on this life journey. I always appreciate Billy's writing, he's such a lover. ...

    3.5? 3.5?? ...more ...

  • Reaperne
    Dec 22, 2018

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

  • Jeremy Mifsud
    Jan 15, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

  • Anisa
    Jan 25, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

    I'll admit. Poetry isn't my forte. If you aren't a fan of Rupi Kaur, you may not be a fan of this collection of poems. However, I wouldn't dismiss this as another "Internet poetry" book. I think Chapata speaks to a wider audience by writing about emotional growth and healing rat...

    I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. I did like a few of the writings/poems in this book, but the rest felt a bit repetitive. The topics mentioned are self-love, self-acceptance, particularly dealing with the past, and knowing how to move forward, The writing was nice, and easy to rea...

  • Fanna
    Dec 07, 2018

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

  • Meredith
    Dec 13, 2018

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

  • Luisa Ramón
    Apr 05, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

    I'll admit. Poetry isn't my forte. If you aren't a fan of Rupi Kaur, you may not be a fan of this collection of poems. However, I wouldn't dismiss this as another "Internet poetry" book. I think Chapata speaks to a wider audience by writing about emotional growth and healing rat...

    I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. I did like a few of the writings/poems in this book, but the rest felt a bit repetitive. The topics mentioned are self-love, self-acceptance, particularly dealing with the past, and knowing how to move forward, The writing was nice, and easy to rea...

    This was a quick read.... Beautiful love letters/poems to oneself to align with the different experiences we encounter on this life journey. I always appreciate Billy's writing, he's such a lover. ...

    3.5? 3.5?? ...more ...

    4/5 This was a beautiful collection of poems about self love. It was like reading soft words of a dear friend, one who wants nothing but growth and love for me. ...

    Chameleon Aura by Billy Chapata is a great read! I enjoyed Chapata's poetry style and the message about self-love and growth. There were a few poems that I enjoyed so much that I wrote them down. Like, "You've got magic in your bones, and gold in your soul."Chapata's skill of twisting ...

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  • Natalya Pomeroy
    Apr 08, 2019

    Almost all poetry is evocative in one way or another and much of what I have read relates to suffering, loss, hardship; basically negative emotional life events or feelings. There is a lesser amount that focuses on the elation, love, contentedness and positive elements of life; the onl...

    There are a few things I really like here: the entire collection has a lot to say about self-love and acceptance, knowing your worth, knowing what energy you put out. The law of attraction and vibration. Self-reliance. These are all great and I am glad to have read them. Howeverrrr...

    Looks like I am coming in with an unpopular opinion with this one, I had seen that most loved the collection. And I tried, hence me finishing it? Then and there, were pieces that liked, but I feel that most of the work give off the repetitive facade; of the meaning, they are conve...

    This is a really well put-together collection of poetry revolving around major themes like self-love, self-healing, self-satisfaction, and every important aspect of oneself. The collection has poems of varying length, ranging from strong one-lines to crisp double lines to an entire ver...

    I have not been doing particularly well lately, so I really needed some poetry to just connect with and help me sort my head out, so I picked this up and I. Loved. It. It was wonderful. So many books have to do with romance and letting go and whatever which is FINE and I like that t...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. "The truth is in the energy, energy is in the truth" This collection of poems is about love, sele-acceptance, healing and other aspects of yourself. It is a very encouaging collection. It also varies...

    I really liked this one. It was encouraging, empowering, sort of like chicken noodle soup for the spirit. A reminder that we all contain inner strength and wisdom. I liked the message behind the words, it was an uplifting read. ...

    ?Chameleon Aura,? is a collection if free verse by Billy Chapata. The organization of the collection is very creative. The book is divided into sections and each section is named after a vibrant color of the rainbow. Finally, the collection ends with a message of transformation and...

    There are some gems here. In general but I found myself skimming some poems, though, because they were so similar to others and it got tiring reading the same thing. This would have been better suited to a shorter, more heavily pruned collection since the gems fade into the background....

    3.5 Poetry is an odd bird sometimes. On occasion you do have to be in the right mood for it, admittedly, after giving the collection another try, the verses clicked with me. Most of the poems are short but life affirming, without being over-flowery and very powerful in a memorabl...

    ? Read this review and more like it on The Last Page ? If you?re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for othe...

    Thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy of this phenomenal book. THIS BOOK, you guys! It was awesome! Filled with love and pain and healing and loving again. I swear, I bookmarked every single page! I find that in every poetry book I've read, words d...

    This wasn't for me. There are some great images and lines scattered throughout the collection, and generally the messages are very positive and encouraging, but much of the poetry fell into a trap that is a pet peeve of mine in much of modern poetry: it told me, plainly, what message I...

    I have never turned on a book so fast. I received a copy of this from NetGalley. Reading digitally could be why I didn't realize the author was a man at first. I just assumed the author was a lesbian so I was reading it from that perspective. Once I realized that the author was a m...

    An ARC ebook copy of this book was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The one word this book represents is healing. It explores different healing stages and the process in itself, how it is triggered and how it continues. Reading th...

    So I just flew through this entire collection in a few short hours. I have such mixed feelings right now, and I?ll probably need a lot of time to reflect on the poems. The poems in the first two chapters had me so moved, I was almost in tears. Each and every one of them spoke to me i...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ?feel whatever you feel, whenever you feel, with no guilt.? I loved this collection far more than I thought I would. These are poems that are meant to be felt, and felt deeply. They are full of ho...

    UPDATE: I did, indeed, write a blog post. It's here! I felt very vulnerable writing it, so I hope you all enjoy it. https://whatjaswrote.wordpress.com/20... --------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a lot of thoughts on this - I think I'll be...

    3/5 stars: I liked it I?m going to approach this review from the perspective of the book?s value. I liked it. It?s uplifting and promotes self-love and awareness in a creative way. I wouldn?t necessarily call it poetry, but it doesn?t take away from the writing. One thi...

    I have weaved poems because of this book. I have come back to writing, and come to love it more than I think it would destroy me. Thank you, Billy Chapata. I have never met a book that I feel lazy to write about it--not because it is distasteful, that it is such a sweet book; a fu...

    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. That might be one of my new favorite collections of poetry EVER. It was so wonderfully and beautifully written, and I fell in love with every page. I loved all the poems and I loved how magica...

    I'll admit. Poetry isn't my forte. If you aren't a fan of Rupi Kaur, you may not be a fan of this collection of poems. However, I wouldn't dismiss this as another "Internet poetry" book. I think Chapata speaks to a wider audience by writing about emotional growth and healing rat...