Alchemy by Jade Kennedy — A Review

AlchemyAlchemy by Jade Kennedy

My rating: cup-of-coffee3cup-of-coffee3cup-of-coffee3

I enjoyed this. It isn’t really my taste — I’m not a poetry reader, but I did enjoy most of the flash fiction, particularly Over the Edge and Drawings.


An image to accompany the last piece of flash fiction, Red Wine and Frost:

I would describe most of the writing as atmospheric and moody. There was definitely a serious tone throughout, even in the more light-hearted pieces. Many of the poems reminded me of things I wrote when I was in high school and taking myself way too seriously — they’re a little dark and a lot sad and trying just a little too hard. They also tend to be a bit repetitive, particularly if you read large swathes of this at once. The same words get used again and again, and they lose their effectiveness.

Now, as I said, I’m not much of a poetry reader, so perhaps I’m being a bit too harsh. I did enjoy most of the flash fiction, probably because there was more of a story for me to grab onto.

If you enjoy poetry and short fiction, I’d definitely give this a try. I think if I’d read it in winter, by a window looking out onto a desolate landscape, I might have enjoyed it more. So, give that a try. 😀

I received this eBook in exchange for an honest review.

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