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I m gonna sound so cheesy, but this book rooted itself into my heart and I will never, ever let it go From the friendships to the sibling bonds to the queerness, this was just everything I ve ever wanted in a book andIt s set in a small seaside town in Maine and was like a mix of Summer of Salt, Wild Blue Wonder, and everything Ashley Herring Blake has ever written and I JUST LOVED IT SO MUCH AND MY HEART IS SO FUCKING FULL Brb while I go pre order my brother a copy and cry bc FEELINGS I m gonna sound so cheesy, but this book rooted itself into my heart and I will never, ever let it go From the friendships to the sibling bonds to the queerness, this was just everything I ve ever wanted in a book andIt s set in a small seaside town in Maine and was like a mix of Summer of Salt, Wild Blue Wonder, and everything Ashley Herring Blake has ever written and I JUST LOVED IT SO MUCH AND MY HEART IS SO FUCKING FULL Brb while I go pre order my brother a copy and cry bc FEELINGS TW suicide, disordered eating, alcohol abuse, the open ocean This was one of the most amazing YA contemporary novels that I have ever read Writing Humor Heartstrings The Last True Poets of the Sea hit me hard, knocked me out, and left me in the dust of its emotional magnificence Like the coastal Maine, aquatic version of Jandy Nelson s The Sky is Everywhere, I couldn t stop the feelings Talk about an unputdownable one day read Violet Larkin grew up in a family of shipwrecks Her great great grandmother Fidelia was the sole survivor This was one of the most amazing YA contemporary novels that I have ever read Writing Humor Heartstrings The Last True Poets of the Sea hit me hard, knocked me out, and left me in the dust of its emotional magnificence Like the coastal Maine, aquatic version of Jandy Nelson s The Sky is Everywhere, I couldn t stop the feelings Talk about an unputdownable one day read Violet Larkin grew up in a family of shipwrecks Her great great grandmother Fidelia was the sole survivor of a shipwreck off of Maine s coast in the 1800s, and the family has become known for disaster and perseverance ever since They leave disaster in their wake, but they never get knocked down Until this summer.After her younger brother, Sam, tries to take his own life, Violet s family shuts down to crisis mode Party hard, reckless Violet is sent to remote Maine to live on the family s ancestral home with her Uncle, Sam is sent to a rehab facility in Vermont, and their parents attempt to tread water at home in New York City Violet s not excited to be in Maine, and she s unwilling to process the events that led to her arrival To pass the time, Violet joins the local aquarium as a part time volunteer where she meets the best looking boy she s ever seen Orion This meet cute isn t all that it seems, however, as Orion s had a crush on his long time best friend for years Orion invites Violet into the fold of his friend group, where Violet meets his crush, Liv Violet discovers that maybe Orion s on to something Liv is an entrancing bay filled with hidden rocks, and Violet can t seem to pull her ship out of the tide leading her to the rocky shoreWill she do what she does best and create a shipwreck disaster, or will she discover what it means to be herself Add in a quest to find Fidelia s sunken ship, some ridiculously poignantly and quietly funny scenes from a bisexual love triangle, and a few moments worththan a few tears, and you have one hell of an amazing debut This will remain one of my all time favorites Thank you to Disney Book Group via NetGalley for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review Holy hell, I loved this book so much.Violet and Sam Larkin s great great great grandmother Fidelia survived a shipwreck off the coast of Maine Her arrival in the town of Lyric, and her subsequent marriage, are the stuff of legend And Fidelia s story has always made the family believe they re survivors I didn t even have a driver s license, but I was an expert in the art of catastrophe Yet as Violet becomes wilder, experimenting with drugs and sex, Sam s emotional problems becomeserious Holy hell, I loved this book so much.Violet and Sam Larkin s great great great grandmother Fidelia survived a shipwreck off the coast of Maine Her arrival in the town of Lyric, and her subsequent marriage, are the stuff of legend And Fidelia s story has always made the family believe they re survivors I didn t even have a driver s license, but I was an expert in the art of catastrophe Yet as Violet becomes wilder, experimenting with drugs and sex, Sam s emotional problems becomeserious, and it s clear neither is surviving that well When Sam tries to take his own life, and Violet responds with inappropriate behavior, their parents send her to Lyric for the summer, the place where their mother grew up and Violet and Sam s family used to vacation.Violet s goal is to becomeinvisible, which is hard to do when you re beautiful, musical, and nearly six feet tall Yet she shaves her head and tries to take up as little space as possible Working at the town s struggling aquarium and trying to find the courage to write to Sam, she meets a circle of friends who make her want to open up, even just a little Among them is Liv, an amateur history buff who has been obsessed with the mysteries behind Fidelia s shipwreck and what transpired when she came to town and met the man who would be Violet and Sam s great great great grandfather.Inspired by the desire to help Sam, Violet gets drawn into Liv s obsession, and they decide to find the shipwreck despite the fact it never was found Along the way Violet will realize where her heart lies and understand how worthy she is, and how much she needs to be seen.This book was so beautiful and emotional and I loved it from the start There s so much to this story the need to be loved and understood, family dysfunction, emotional issues, sexuality and Julia Drake has done such a terrific job with it Her writing is imbued with such rich emotion, her prose is poetic at times, and her characters are fascinating they re layered, complex, and not entirely sympathetic.While reading this book I was reminded of two of my favorite YA books, I ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley Both of those books, as well as this one, mesmerized me with their power, left me emotional, and touched my heart in an unforgettable way.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.You can follow me on Instagram at A wonderful book beautiful, smart, witty, with a deeply thoughtful heart And inspired by Twelfth Night Love it. [ FREE PDF ] ♕ The Last True Poets of the Sea ☩ The Larkin family isn t just lucky they persevere At least that s what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great great great grandmother didn t drown like the rest of the passengers No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summerBut wrecks seem to run in the family Tall, funny, musical Violet can t stop partying with the wrong people And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own lifeShipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family s missing piece the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a centuryShe finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes and the bridges she builds along the way may be the start of something like survival 3.5 stars.Character driven stories are tricky It may take time to recognize them for what they are In the beginning, we all expect some kind of plotline to unfurl But slowly we realize that the story is the protagonists and that we better love them, otherwise we might just put the book down right away.Thankfully, I enjoyed Violet s voice She is a three dimensional character through and through She s not easy to understand at times, but she does try to open up to the new friends she makes on 3.5 stars.Character driven stories are tricky It may take time to recognize them for what they are In the beginning, we all expect some kind of plotline to unfurl But slowly we realize that the story is the protagonists and that we better love them, otherwise we might just put the book down right away.Thankfully, I enjoyed Violet s voice She is a three dimensional character through and through She s not easy to understand at times, but she does try to open up to the new friends she makes on the island as well as to us, the reader Her complexity and unapologetic imperfection are what drew me to her Her love for her family and her desire to understand herself and the world around her made me feel connected to her If this connection hadn t happened, and I wouldn t have been able to see where Violet is coming from, it s possible I would have put the book down Orion and Liv are strong secondary characters but it s important for me to form a bond with the main protagonist.The reason why I m saying that, had Violet not been so interesting, I would not have been able to finish this book is because not much happens Already you must assume this if I said this was a character driven story, but really Violet s goal is to find a ship that was apparently wrecked centuries ago and she spends a lot, lot of time on this project It can get dull Thank God for the entertaining and meaningful interactions between Orion Violet, Orion Liv and Violet Liv Ah, I should warn you There is a love triangle I did not mind it because it was quite intense and kept me guessing And hey, I might just re evaluate my general dislike of this trope after this Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Many thanks to Disney Hyperion for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 10 01 2019 DNF at pg 127 I am temporarily DNF ing this When the audio comes out, I ll try that and see if it snags my attentionthan the physical copy I chose to rate this four stars because I want to convey that this book is not bad I m just not feeling it right now I ll try again later pprproprofoprofouprofounprofoundprofound aprofound anprofound andprofound and pprofound and paprofou Many thanks to Disney Hyperion for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 10 01 2019 DNF at pg 127 I am temporarily DNF ing this When the audio comes out, I ll try that and see if it snags my attentionthan the physical copy I chose to rate this four stars because I want to convey that this book is not bad I m just not feeling it right now I ll try again later pprproprofoprofouprofounprofoundprofound aprofound anprofound andprofound and pprofound and paprofound and pagprofound and pageprofound and page tprofound and page tuprofound and page turprofound and page turnprofound and page turniprofound and page turninprofound and page turningprofound and page turninprofound and page turniprofound and page turnprofound and page turprofound and page tuprofound and page tprofound and page profound and pagprofound and paprofound and pprofound andprofound anprofound aprofoundprofounprofouprofoprofproprp Madeline Millerguys, madeline miller loved it so obviously it s amazing Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram releases 01 Oct 2019 This is a sapphic retelling of Twelfth Night Also Madeline Miller loved it Personally I think all Twelfth Night retellings should and must deal with gender confusion and I see absolutely no evidence this one does However the fucking gay rights of it all Violet Larkin s life has begun to spiral out of control Even she realizes she isn t making the best choices, but she can t stop Urges hit her and the NYC nights grow longer, the drinkingample and the sexrisky.When her younger brother, Sam, attempts to take his own life, Violet even acts out at the hospital The situation is overwhelming and scary, but despite the serious nature of the circumstances, when those stirrings hit, she acts on them.Her parents catch her with a much o Violet Larkin s life has begun to spiral out of control Even she realizes she isn t making the best choices, but she can t stop Urges hit her and the NYC nights grow longer, the drinkingample and the sexrisky.When her younger brother, Sam, attempts to take his own life, Violet even acts out at the hospital The situation is overwhelming and scary, but despite the serious nature of the circumstances, when those stirrings hit, she acts on them.Her parents catch her with a much older man at the hospital vending machines and know that something must change, or they risk losing both of their children.While her brother Sam heads off to Vermont for treatment, Violet is sent to Lyric, Maine, to stay with her Uncle.Luckily, Violet doesn t see Maine as a punishment In fact, her great great great Grandmother founded the town of Lyric after surviving a shipwreck, and they travel there as a family every summer She has a lot of good memories in that town Maybe it will help her slow her brain down and find some inner peace.Violet settles in quickly Her Uncle is kind and understanding of her needs.She gets a job at the local aquarium, and although still struggles with the stressors of her regular life, she begins to make a new group of friends.One of Violet s missions for the summer is to locate the shipwreck that her ancestor survived It is something she and Sam always talked about doing together and she wants to find it for him.Along with her new friends, including a truth seeking girl who makes Violet s pulse race, she sets out to unravel the mystery of the wreck.This is such a beautifully told story about family, self discovery and forgiveness Drake packed this full of hella serious subject matter, while writing with such humanity and care, it filled my heart.The friendship group that Violet finds in Lyric are complete friendship goals Additionally, the evolution of her relationship with LivIt was everything It felt so real The anticipation, those moments when you first figure out your feelings for another person The excitement I was legit swooning.I also really appreciated Violet s family I like that her parents were supportive and loving You could tell they wanted what was best for their kids.I think oftentimes in literature, YA in particular, it seems like if a character is struggling with their mental health, they come from a horrible family, or their family isn t there for them.I thought it was nice to show that issues with mental health impact people from all segments of society, great families and not so great families, alike I also thought the ranges of the issues both Violet and Sam are working through, werevaried than you generally see As you can tell, I was really impressed with how this novel handled the topic of mental health.Overall, The Last True Poets of the Sea is the perfect read for anyone looking for a hard hitting, Queer YA Contemporary If those buzzwords work for you, make sure you pick this up Thank you so much to the publisher, Disney Hyperion, for providing me with a copy of this to read and review It is a story I will never forget Read for O.W.L.s Magical Readathon 2020, Defence Against the Dark Arts Grindylow a book with a coastal setting5 5 stars A hypothesis Either my 2020 favourites list is going to be 60% books I read in April, or this year might just end up being the best readingyear I ve ever had Either one is fine with me Fact is that I ve adored almost everything I ve read sofar this month, and this was no different Incredible story, beautifully written, pulled on my heartstrings and hit all of my favouRead for O.W.L.s Magical Readathon 2020, Defence Against the Dark Arts Grindylow a book with a coastal setting5 5 stars A hypothesis Either my 2020 favourites list is going to be 60% books I read in April, or this year might just end up being the best readingyear I ve ever had Either one is fine with me Fact is that I ve adored almost everything I ve read sofar this month, and this was no different Incredible story, beautifully written, pulled on my heartstrings and hit all of my favourite checkboxes sea setting, friendship, grief, comming of age, etc Full review gush to come at some point