Chameleon Aura

Chameleon Aura

Zimbabwean poetáBilly 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.á Chameleon Aura presents a harmonious blend of experience and advice through a chaptered series of prose a Zimbabwean poetáBilly 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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 ...

  • Dora Okeyo
    Dec 11, 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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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    Chameleon Aura by author Billy Chapata is a raw poetry book meant for all adults to read! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of Chameleon Aura in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Have you ever felt words? I am talking about being consumed by the words not just reading or skimming through but feeling every word, rolling it off your tongue, having goosebumps, nodding your head and going "amen! to that" as you partake of them? This collection is personal and I d...

  • 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....

    ? 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....

    ? 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...

    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....

    ? 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...

  • 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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. ...

  • Maril├╣
    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....

    ? 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...

  • 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...

  • Camille
    Feb 03, 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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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    Chameleon Aura by author Billy Chapata is a raw poetry book meant for all adults to read! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of Chameleon Aura in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Have you ever felt words? I am talking about being consumed by the words not just reading or skimming through but feeling every word, rolling it off your tongue, having goosebumps, nodding your head and going "amen! to that" as you partake of them? This collection is personal and I d...

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  • 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....

    ? 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...

    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...

  • 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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....

    ? 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...

    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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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....

    ? 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...

    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...

  • Juleah
    Feb 16, 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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 ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Chameleon Aura by author Billy Chapata is a raw poetry book meant for all adults to read! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of Chameleon Aura in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Have you ever felt words? I am talking about being consumed by the words not just reading or skimming through but feeling every word, rolling it off your tongue, having goosebumps, nodding your head and going "amen! to that" as you partake of them? This collection is personal and I d...

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  • 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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...

  • Keirstin Smith (CloudOfThoughts)
    Dec 05, 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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 ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Chameleon Aura by author Billy Chapata is a raw poetry book meant for all adults to read! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of Chameleon Aura in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Tumelo
    Jan 04, 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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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  • Sisipho Tshaya
    Jan 17, 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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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  • Lara
    Feb 11, 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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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  • Bailey
    Feb 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....

    ? 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...

    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 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'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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    Chameleon Aura by author Billy Chapata is a raw poetry book meant for all adults to read! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of Chameleon Aura in exchange for an honest review. ...

    Have you ever felt words? I am talking about being consumed by the words not just reading or skimming through but feeling every word, rolling it off your tongue, having goosebumps, nodding your head and going "amen! to that" as you partake of them? This collection is personal and I d...

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