Bookish Witch

From Shades of Blue by Thanvi Voruganti

Blurb (as on Amazon):

Genre: Fiction/Poetry

Pages: 113

Format: Kindle ebook/Paperback


  • Kindle ebook: ₹49/$0.99
  • Paperback: ₹250/$9.99

My rating: 4.1/5

This book portrays a young mind’s thoughts about relationships and experiences. The poems herein capture the essence of human life and are a beautiful reflection of reality

What I liked about the book:

  • Divided into nine different emotions, namely Fear, Sadness, Anxiety, Awe and Adoration, Hopeful, Anger, Nostalgic, Confusion and Happiness, the poems in this collection transport the readers back to the time that went by and paints a picture of what could have been and what it is.
  • It’s a tiny book thus it was easygoing and comfortable to read and finish in one sitting only. 
  • In the form of poems, the author attempts to express feelings such as fear, sadness, anxiety, hope, anger, nostalgia, confusion, and happiness. The author has expressed every emotion well. This is no easy feat, pinning down what you’re carrying within yourself but Thanvi did it with something close to perfection.

What I did not like about the book:

  • For someone so young, Thanvi’s thoughts are deep, matured and quite profound. But the darkness within the poems is also somehow worrying, as to how someone so small has had to experience the world with such a negative impact.

Quotable quotes:

  • Revealing ghosts
    Hidden by the mist
    All in a blanket of lies
    So I tread carefully
  • No sign of help
    Trapped in a ring
    Where the only way out
    Is to fight until you win
  • Never really know how to love
    Unless I lose
    Never really know how to heal
    Unless I hurt
  • Ice turns to water
    Pricking at the edge of my eye
    Crystal tears turn to glass
    Seeing through me
  • I’m like chocolate
    I’m supposed to be sweet
    But sharp words
    Make me bitter
  • But what keeps her going
    A new light shall be there
    A new future impending
    Let go if she dares
  • To climb the mountain ahead
    Hope rises from the dust
    For the first step forward
    Is the bravest of them all
  • Careful my dears
    For if we all sprouted truth
    This precious world we call home
    Burned by helpless victims
  • Have you ever had a crystal?
    And wondered it’s worth
    Then compare it to a rock?
    Understand the rock’s hurt?
  • Happiness is being reminded
    That you’re never alone
    That after every storm
    The sun will be shown

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