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Where do lost girls go? Everywhere. In an attempt to find a place to call home, a heart to call their own, lost girls have traveled far and wide in search of the ever-elusive, "happy ending" to an often tormented tale. These emotional vignettes cast a light into the search that spans years and ever-changing cities. Where do lost girls belong when they meander through life as Where do lost girls go? Everywhere. In an attempt to find a place to call home, a heart to call their own, lost girls have traveled far and wide in search of the ever-elusive, "happy ending" to an often tormented tale. These emotional vignettes cast a light into the search that spans years and ever-changing cities. Where do lost girls belong when they meander through life as outcasts not quite fitting in? This is a journey of self-discovery, a road map of heartbreak, and the struggle to hold a tiny grain of light when darkness is all that surrounds you.


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Where do lost girls go? Everywhere. In an attempt to find a place to call home, a heart to call their own, lost girls have traveled far and wide in search of the ever-elusive, "happy ending" to an often tormented tale. These emotional vignettes cast a light into the search that spans years and ever-changing cities. Where do lost girls belong when they meander through life as Where do lost girls go? Everywhere. In an attempt to find a place to call home, a heart to call their own, lost girls have traveled far and wide in search of the ever-elusive, "happy ending" to an often tormented tale. These emotional vignettes cast a light into the search that spans years and ever-changing cities. Where do lost girls belong when they meander through life as outcasts not quite fitting in? This is a journey of self-discovery, a road map of heartbreak, and the struggle to hold a tiny grain of light when darkness is all that surrounds you.

30 review for Lost Girls Go Everywhere: Poetry & Prose

  1. 4 out of 5

    Reading_ Tamishly

    I had such high hopes with this poetry collection ever since the moment I saw the cover and the moment I read the first line. The collection presents several societal relevant issues specially when it comes to us women, more so when we are at our vulnerable age of growing up. It talks pretty much about the way men treat women and women having to stay alert all the time. Well, I want to argue not all men are the same and ready to pounce on women all the time. It could happen the other way around. I had such high hopes with this poetry collection ever since the moment I saw the cover and the moment I read the first line. The collection presents several societal relevant issues specially when it comes to us women, more so when we are at our vulnerable age of growing up. It talks pretty much about the way men treat women and women having to stay alert all the time. Well, I want to argue not all men are the same and ready to pounce on women all the time. It could happen the other way around. I wish the lines represent better comparisons between the one who's being described and the ones compared with. Girls and women need not have to compare themselves with celebs and models and well known bands and musicians when our lives were seemingly happy and better. I didn't like the encouragement to smoke. We don't need the rush. The collection mostly talks about youth and young love. It started out great and strong. But it didn't go well for me towards the end. Too much of unrealistic comparisons and shallow references. It ended up as something like a rant. But anyway, life gets better with you expressing your thoughts and feelings. I like the poetry parts more than the short stories that filled up the second half. It seems a bit juvenile and immature what these stories are trying to convey. The prose significantly didn't leave much impact. All it sounds like is something like rants and complaints. I can understand if it's meant to be let out like that. But I need some better form of expression and writing style. Thank you NetGalley for the copy.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ari

    1.5 not worth the effort stars. It's so painfully basic, this book, that I'm quite lost for what to say. Having burned through the whole book in less than half and hour, all I could think the entire time I was reading it was that this is like a shitty retelling of someone's life with dabbles and dribbles of useless advice thrown in for shits and giggles. The observations that the poet so painstakingly makes is nothing that most people cannot make on their own, given enough boredom and pop-cultur 1.5 not worth the effort stars. It's so painfully basic, this book, that I'm quite lost for what to say. Having burned through the whole book in less than half and hour, all I could think the entire time I was reading it was that this is like a shitty retelling of someone's life with dabbles and dribbles of useless advice thrown in for shits and giggles. The observations that the poet so painstakingly makes is nothing that most people cannot make on their own, given enough boredom and pop-culture knowledge (the later of which I truly don't, resulting in a lot of the poems falling flatter than they otherwise would've) so I cannot bring myself to fathom why they required an entire poem dedicated to them. Usually when I'm reading a poem, I keep waiting for it to hit me where it hurts, and with that title and synopsis, my hopes were definitely higher than it would've otherwise been. But my dear god, that first poem bored me a little too much than is warranted, and I just kept hoping that it would get better only for it to never..? Usually when someone's publishing a poetry collection, it is expected that the pieces they put in it are reviewed and critiqued by peers, because although something you write might be close to you, it needn't necessarily be a poem that most of the readers would enjoy. And one or two or four poems in a collection of 50 can always be overlooked, but when the entire collection is so bland, I truly don't know what else to say. Most of the pieces are completely flavorless, and just feels like a 17 year old teenager has written in a fit of angst; the experiences that the poet willed to convey don't come through, and neither do the things that make poetry, on its own, stand out. When I'm reading a poem/poetic-prose, I don't particularly expect it to be full of imagery and metaphors and personifications, because that is not everyone's writing style, but at the very least one in a piece doesn't sound bad, does it? Someone forgot to tell this to the poet. In conclusion, I'm incredibly and thoroughly disappointed.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Prpages

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and opinion. ******************************************** “Lost Girls Go Everywhere” Is a collection of poetry and prose written by Azzurra Nox. It draws loosely from various forms of media including music, literature and art. ******************************************* I always feel a bit bad writing a bad review, especially when it’s clear the author is writing about personal topics, but I really couldn’t stomach this collection. It remin ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and opinion. ******************************************** “Lost Girls Go Everywhere” Is a collection of poetry and prose written by Azzurra Nox. It draws loosely from various forms of media including music, literature and art. ******************************************* I always feel a bit bad writing a bad review, especially when it’s clear the author is writing about personal topics, but I really couldn’t stomach this collection. It reminds me loosely of moody poetry I wrote when I was twelve, mixed with a dash of Tumblr poetry seeped in romanticization. I appreciate what the author was trying to do, but I also didn’t like the glorification of drugs, smoking and alcohol, or intentionally throwing yourself into bad relationships. Maybe this book would suit those who are better equipped with the ability to stomach tumblr-esque poetry and prose, but this was just not for me.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Beatriz

    I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley. This book couldn't have a better opening poem. It automatically made sense and made me very excited to read more and more. What I enjoyed the most while reading this book was the feminism expressed in these poems. The writing is beautiful, I just wished the book was a bit longer. Lost girls do go everywhere. Rating: 4/5 stars. I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley. This book couldn't have a better opening poem. It automatically made sense and made me very excited to read more and more. What I enjoyed the most while reading this book was the feminism expressed in these poems. The writing is beautiful, I just wished the book was a bit longer. Lost girls do go everywhere. Rating: 4/5 stars.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Vendea

    I've received ARC from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review. This one was a pleasant surprise! I've been a little bit worried reading all those not-so-great reviews but man, I really enjoyed this collection! I am very picky about poetry and I usually enjoy those I can mostly relate to or I just enjoy author's style of verse. Lost Girls are collection of short poems and stories in prose, divided by them into two parts. Main focus of this collection is on youth, young love and love I've received ARC from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review. This one was a pleasant surprise! I've been a little bit worried reading all those not-so-great reviews but man, I really enjoyed this collection! I am very picky about poetry and I usually enjoy those I can mostly relate to or I just enjoy author's style of verse. Lost Girls are collection of short poems and stories in prose, divided by them into two parts. Main focus of this collection is on youth, young love and love itself. Author describes ways men are treating women - which I quite like but I'd be happy if author focused more on how women treat men as well because it goes both ways. I can see why people rate this that low because yes, some of the poems are quite profound and generic but I honestly didn't care. I was looking for some fast read that I could enjoy in one sitting. And I got that. I was quite surprised how much I enjoyed second part of the collections as well - stories written in prose. They mostly focuse on girls or women after partin ways with their "one and only". There was a story or two that I didn't enjoy at all, but I am not mad about it. Just not my style. In the end, I'd recommend this book to anyone who doesn't care if poems are not that deep or meaningful. If you like short, fast paced poems about first love, this one is for you. 3.5/5*

  6. 5 out of 5

    Autumn (Chapter Malliumpkin)

    ARC was provided by NetGalley and Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op in exchange for an honest review. This review is being published before the release date (October 6th, 2020) Content/Trigger Warnings: Mentions and allusions to rape and assault, mentions of death and loss of a loved one, grief, depression, mentions of suicidal thoughts, mentions of physical violence, toxic relationships, mentions of blood, body shaming, mentions of slut shaming, alcoholism I always find rating poetry really diff ARC was provided by NetGalley and Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op in exchange for an honest review. This review is being published before the release date (October 6th, 2020) Content/Trigger Warnings: Mentions and allusions to rape and assault, mentions of death and loss of a loved one, grief, depression, mentions of suicidal thoughts, mentions of physical violence, toxic relationships, mentions of blood, body shaming, mentions of slut shaming, alcoholism I always find rating poetry really difficult. I don’t say it often enough, but I’m a firm believer poetry and works of literature come into our life when we need them the most. So maybe I went into this collection with high expectations or maybe I was wanted something more from within these pages. Either way; I wanted to love this book, I wanted to enjoy this book, but I’m sad to say that wasn’t the case with this book. I’ll be honest, I’m disappointed and maybe, this book wasn’t meant for me. This book is broken into two parts, part one is poetry and part two is prose. There were a few pieces of part one that I enjoyed or felt a small pull to, but for the most part I felt nothing. I felt detachment and I found myself wanting more emotional pull, more connection. A lot of this portion paints all men in a terrible light, how they’re entitled, take what they want, or how they’re always causing more harm than good. There was nothing positive to be said, not even once. Honestly, it felt like I was reading passages by someone who hates all men and that’s not my cup of tea. I’ll also make the statement that this can happen the other way around and it does happen. There’s also a lot of references as to wanting to harm them back, to the point of potentially killing them. There’s actually a passage in one of the poems that references twisting a knife repeatedly into a man’s chest because he enjoys it and the blood. Needless to say, I was completely turned off. Not to make this about me, but I like to think I’m a very open person about you should always defend yourself and only do harm if it’s necessary to your survival. I have said this a few times in past reviews, if it’s not in self-defense or in a situation of life and death, physical violence should always be a last resort otherwise it’s not necessary. This entire poem alone, turned me off from the rest of the book. “I got so much misfortune that I’m bathing in my bad omens.” The second portion of this book was probably my least favorite. The entire second half felt like I was sitting down with someone I had just met and they thought the best way for us to get to know one another was to break out a rollodex of all the bad, toxic, or loveless relationships they had been in. I felt completely detached from this entire portion of the book. I think I read about five of these short stories before I started skimming. As I mentioned, I wanted more pulling, something that would jab at my emotions, but I didn’t feel anything, no spark. This portion of the book really dragged on for me especially since these short stories were two to three pages long. There needed to be something to capture the reader’s attention. Overall, I wish I had a more positive experience with this book. I felt really underwhelmed and felt this book was a big rant of some sort. And there were so many other issues with this book. I definitely felt like this book needed to be balanced with some poems or short stories of hope, signs of life improving, or something to lighten things up. As an avid poetry reader, I wanted so much more from this book and unfortunately it fell flat for me. The quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication. Blog|Instagram|YouTube|Ko-fi

  7. 5 out of 5

    Aly

    Personally, I really love poetry. It's that kind of literature, which hasn't the focus on telling a long story but on what the reader feels while reading it. So let's get right into "Lost Girls Go Everywhere" by Azzurra Nox, a book full of feelings and emotions, a book of poetry and prose. Looking at the cover, the first impression was made: I was fascinated and interested. Considering the colours, it's very simple, but at the same time, it radiates some feeling of wildness and independence. Firs Personally, I really love poetry. It's that kind of literature, which hasn't the focus on telling a long story but on what the reader feels while reading it. So let's get right into "Lost Girls Go Everywhere" by Azzurra Nox, a book full of feelings and emotions, a book of poetry and prose. Looking at the cover, the first impression was made: I was fascinated and interested. Considering the colours, it's very simple, but at the same time, it radiates some feeling of wildness and independence. Firstly, it doesn't seem to fit the content but rethinking everything it shows an independent woman, who experienced a lot of bad stuff, who needs horns instead of wings, to survive this world, who smokes, to feel better. All in one I like the style of the cover and what it could or could not mean. But the important part is not the cover, it's the content and the style of writing. The writing is separated into two parts: Part I contains the poetry and Part II the short stories written in prose. One page ahead of the Table of contents the author placed three sentences that spend hope. I think they are extremely important because the following poems and stories tend to be sad and hopeless, but these few lines at the beginning tell clearly: "You will find your path […]. Never give up." The Poetry in "Lost Girls Go Everywhere" was varied: The poems appealed to every emotion I carry with me: I fell in love, I burst of hate, I got disappointed and surprised, I melt with the words and I even cried at one poem. Some poems are short, just a statement and some are filling pages. There were barely rhimes, but for me, good poetry doesn't have to rhyme as long as the feeling is still transported. The prose texts are written in a similar emotional style as the poems and carry on the love stories of a life full of wandering. Reading them was like getting more background information to the poems. Neither the poems nor the stories seemed to be chronological, which effected a perception of the texts as a collage of experiences from different lives, which makes it easier for the reader to identify with the persona. Considering the whole work it's to say that I recognised many references to music, to other famous literature, such as Moby Dick, Wuthering Heights and The Picture of Dorian Gray, and namings of other kinds of celebrities, such as Marilyn Manson and Marilyn Monroe. But all in one it is a rather melancholic book, with hope at the beginning, but not at the end. I enjoyed reading it and I'll read it again, but not to upper my mood. To judge poetry is always difficult, nearly impossible. How should one critic the most subjective thing in this world, as everyone made different experiences and feels just different? But I think the feeling that most of us have in common is heartbreake and that's what the book is about, so grab an extract if possible and enjoy reading feelings put on paper.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Flamingo Legs Reads 🌸

    Lost Girls Go Everywhere is a short book of poetry and prose by Azzura Fox These poems and pieces reawakened the heartbroken romantic within and gave me a really personal nostalgia. The writing was very conversational, very teenage diary-esque; like a feminine confession of crushes, dreams and heartbreak. This book is this eyeliner smudge, Sid & Nancy punch that uses poetry to its main purpose of showing all the writers scars and telling you they all came from love. There’s a great relatability wh Lost Girls Go Everywhere is a short book of poetry and prose by Azzura Fox These poems and pieces reawakened the heartbroken romantic within and gave me a really personal nostalgia. The writing was very conversational, very teenage diary-esque; like a feminine confession of crushes, dreams and heartbreak. This book is this eyeliner smudge, Sid & Nancy punch that uses poetry to its main purpose of showing all the writers scars and telling you they all came from love. There’s a great relatability when it comes to relationships but also depression - so I will say now that there is a trigger warning for suicide. The writing was good but no particular line stood out to me to quote and that’s because it was more of the premise of the piece that I enjoyed or understood. These pages took me back to being 15 and I aged a year again with each new piece, growing until the talk of sex and relationships became more adult. If I had found this at 15 it would of been my bible; it was the life I lived and the life I wanted to live. It’s very much that miserable enjoyment of being in the dark. It’s not my favourite book of poetry but I enjoyed the feeling of my younger self being understood and thinking of loves I haven’t thought of for a while. Thank you to Netgalley for the arc!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Fleur

    (I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review) I always feel a little guilty judging something as subjective and personal as poetry. Sadly, Lost Girls Go Everywhere is not at all what I expected, both theme and construction wise. While the author briefly writes about families, insecurities, sometimes alluding to darker themes (trigger warning for mentions/allusions of suicide and sexual assault), this books mostly is about love and her past relationships, revisiti (I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review) I always feel a little guilty judging something as subjective and personal as poetry. Sadly, Lost Girls Go Everywhere is not at all what I expected, both theme and construction wise. While the author briefly writes about families, insecurities, sometimes alluding to darker themes (trigger warning for mentions/allusions of suicide and sexual assault), this books mostly is about love and her past relationships, revisiting memories of past lovers at first in short poems, then in prose in the second part. Unfortunately, love poems are not something I'm terribly interested in. The construction also puzzled me, and the only way I can describe it would be song writing like. I really believe some of these would make amazing songs, but for me something was missing. Some of these pieces, to me, read like a Lana Del Rey album, and if you're touched by this type of rhythm and aesthetic, I believe you'd enjoy Nox's work. I might be too old to really enjoy what the author tried to evoke here, and I was definitely expecting something different going into it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Emmy

      Lost Girls Go Everywhere is spilt into two parts - poetry and prose. When I read the first poem, I thought this book would be powerful and relatable. However, although relatable, I didn’t feel that powerful punch that I expected. The poems themselves seemed plain and rushed, which is such a shame because you can tell that the author has writing talent. However, I still enjoyed the poems, and they covered some important topics that need more awareness.  As for the prose, I liked them more than th   Lost Girls Go Everywhere is spilt into two parts - poetry and prose. When I read the first poem, I thought this book would be powerful and relatable. However, although relatable, I didn’t feel that powerful punch that I expected. The poems themselves seemed plain and rushed, which is such a shame because you can tell that the author has writing talent. However, I still enjoyed the poems, and they covered some important topics that need more awareness.  As for the prose, I liked them more than the poetry. They covered mostly romance, which isn’t normally my cup of tea, but they were beautifully written, engaging and thought provoking. Stunning imagery weaved into a short narrative story. Overall, I had mixed feelings about this book but I’d still recommend you give it a read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Brooke Stouffer

    **Thank you to Victory Editing on NetGalley for giving me an eARC copy of Lost Girls Go Everywhere in exchange for an honest review** CW: Depression, suicide, death, drug use, slut shaming, reference to sexual assault This book of poetry and prose may be someone's cup of tea, but it wasn't mine. This book is a generous 2 stars for me, simply because I know that there are probably people out there who would enjoy this. But, I found all of the poetry to be incredibly cliché and something out of a 1 **Thank you to Victory Editing on NetGalley for giving me an eARC copy of Lost Girls Go Everywhere in exchange for an honest review** CW: Depression, suicide, death, drug use, slut shaming, reference to sexual assault This book of poetry and prose may be someone's cup of tea, but it wasn't mine. This book is a generous 2 stars for me, simply because I know that there are probably people out there who would enjoy this. But, I found all of the poetry to be incredibly cliché and something out of a 13 year old's unedited poetry diary. It's hard to write. a negative review when clearly the subject matter is personal to the author, but so much of the writing made me cringe.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Flaka Perçuku

    This book is a poetry and prose collection regarding some of the most pivotal moments in the authors life. Unfortunately, don't have nice things to say about it. Even though the book shows us deep thoughts of the author, it is not at all original. We encounter same GirlPower quotes that were cool when they were originally published that are now losing their charm; the same metaphors about love and soulmates that I've seen in countless poetry collections. I would say even some of the poems would be This book is a poetry and prose collection regarding some of the most pivotal moments in the authors life. Unfortunately, don't have nice things to say about it. Even though the book shows us deep thoughts of the author, it is not at all original. We encounter same GirlPower quotes that were cool when they were originally published that are now losing their charm; the same metaphors about love and soulmates that I've seen in countless poetry collections. I would say even some of the poems would be better in prose. Its structure would give them more chance to develop. Lastly, the whole book came of as very unpolished and unfinished, which can make make the art timeless, but not in this case. There are some good quotes and poems, but I wouldn't recommend it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Georgi_Lvs_Books

    I really enjoyed Lost Girls Go Everywhere. It is split into two part. Part one is poems and part two is short stories. I personally loved part one more. I had so many favourites from this collection of poetry and really connected with them. If you like poetry, check this one out. A quick and easy read. Bad habit... “I’m like a smoker In need of a cigarette I need you, even if I know you’re detrimental To my health. But the rush you give me Is worth more Than saving myself.”

  14. 5 out of 5

    Pretty Little Bibliophile

    This was a deeply resonating book of poetry and prose. Nox's words conveyed to me, feelings which are so relatable that I couldn't help but be overwhelmed at the thought someone else felt the same way as I did. And it made it so much easier... I really liked it. The themes were varied and ranged from the emotions of feeling lost amidst a crowd, being lonely, as well as nostalgia that so often reels us and the longing that dethrones us. Amazing! Pick it up! This was a deeply resonating book of poetry and prose. Nox's words conveyed to me, feelings which are so relatable that I couldn't help but be overwhelmed at the thought someone else felt the same way as I did. And it made it so much easier... I really liked it. The themes were varied and ranged from the emotions of feeling lost amidst a crowd, being lonely, as well as nostalgia that so often reels us and the longing that dethrones us. Amazing! Pick it up!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kate Henderson

    The prose in this book is so beautiful. I really connected to Nox's words. Her writing is so visual, that i defy anyone to not feel connected. The prose in this book is so beautiful. I really connected to Nox's words. Her writing is so visual, that i defy anyone to not feel connected.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    I always find poetry books difficult to rate. Part one had me. I highlighted so many passages and loved so many poems. Part two lost me the prose and writing style just didn't click for me. Poetry is so personal in terms of taste and I definitely recommend giving this ago it is unique and captivating. I was given a copy in exchange for review by NetGalley. I always find poetry books difficult to rate. Part one had me. I highlighted so many passages and loved so many poems. Part two lost me the prose and writing style just didn't click for me. Poetry is so personal in terms of taste and I definitely recommend giving this ago it is unique and captivating. I was given a copy in exchange for review by NetGalley.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Phoebe Jane

    This review was originally posted on my blog: www.iamphoebejane.com. Once upon a time, poetry was more of a forgotten genre to the average reader. Sure there will always be a couple of those classical buffs who insist there is nothing more comforting than curling up with some Byron, Shelly,and Keats. All the while, others devoured thrillers, horror and other forms of fiction while the likes of T.S Elliot, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost were relegated to our long-forgotten literature classes. Occ This review was originally posted on my blog: www.iamphoebejane.com. Once upon a time, poetry was more of a forgotten genre to the average reader. Sure there will always be a couple of those classical buffs who insist there is nothing more comforting than curling up with some Byron, Shelly,and Keats. All the while, others devoured thrillers, horror and other forms of fiction while the likes of T.S Elliot, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost were relegated to our long-forgotten literature classes. Occasionally, the words of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes would be referenced to describe the need for social activism but for the most part, poetry was left to the wayside. Out of nowhere, there was a re-emergence of poetry. Authors such as r.h sin, Rumi Kumar, and Najwa Zebian became best-selling authors with their tomes filled with rebel poems. This was no Dickinson and no iambic pentameter rules. Instead, these stanzas would run through pages in different shapes and tones describing love lost, missing identities, and various epiphanies. Following in this vein comes Lost Girls Go Everywhere, a poetry and prose collection by one Azzurra Nox. This book explores ideas of femininity, equality, and sexuality all the while detailing the jet-setting love life of the author throughout the years. Rules are forgotten in the writing of these poems but that seems to be intentional given the subject matter. The first half of this book contains that quizzical poetry while the second half reads more like the inner dialog of a girl learning of love, By the end of this book, it is evident that she has become a woman, but one still struggling to understand love and the world. I recommend Lost Girls Go Everywhere to readers who agree that poetry is more than counted syllables and other literature edicts. This ARC was provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tayla

    I received an e-copy of this book on netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Part 1 - Poetry I enjoyed this section and highlighted some parts that really spoke to me and how I feel in my life (although in a slightly different context to how the poems implied). This section started with a poem discussing how different men’s lives tend to be compared to women’s, for example: “I don’t think any man Has had labored breaths From the weight of our fear and dread Where we’re constantly on high alert No I received an e-copy of this book on netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Part 1 - Poetry I enjoyed this section and highlighted some parts that really spoke to me and how I feel in my life (although in a slightly different context to how the poems implied). This section started with a poem discussing how different men’s lives tend to be compared to women’s, for example: “I don’t think any man Has had labored breaths From the weight of our fear and dread Where we’re constantly on high alert No place is safe for us Every place is a danger zone.” The poems then continue following themes such as saying goodbye to loved ones, feeling second best, heartbreak. Some of the poems while beautiful, didn’t really affect me or have much of an impact on me, while others I stopped and reread sections feeling like my thoughts were put before me. Part 2 - Prose This section felt very repetitive to me and I wasn’t a fan. I think that I am just someone who does not enjoy prose as much as I enjoy poetry. Each prose/story showed meeting someone, falling in love and then being heartbroken and while it was a slightly different experience each time it still felt much the same and personally became boring. Overall, I’ve given this collection two stars because while I enjoyed most of part one, I felt like that flew by in a few minutes and I was left feeling like the collection was dragging and repeating the same theme for the rest of the book. I would be interested to read more by this author in the future.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. Opinions expressed are my own. I will say that I fell in love with the cover. So, points there. It's a great cover. However, the poetry is pretty much on par with Instagram "poetry." I actually gave up after a handful of poems because the formatting was so terrible. It seemed like line breaks were completely random and made no sense. There was a distinct lack of punctuation. There was, for once, capitalization, but it wasn't wholl I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. Opinions expressed are my own. I will say that I fell in love with the cover. So, points there. It's a great cover. However, the poetry is pretty much on par with Instagram "poetry." I actually gave up after a handful of poems because the formatting was so terrible. It seemed like line breaks were completely random and made no sense. There was a distinct lack of punctuation. There was, for once, capitalization, but it wasn't wholly where it was supposed to be, rather just the auto-capitalization of line breaks. Good writers can break the rules, yes. But otherwise, stubborn dedication to "aesthetic" is no excuse for incorrectness.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Emma Charles

    Unfortunately, I really did not enjoy this title. The first half of the book is a selection of poems and the second half is a selection of short stories. However, I kind of felt like the whole book was comprised of short stories and the poetry section was just formatted differently. Adding odd line breaks into a paragraph does not automatically qualify that writing as poetry. I ending up skimming some parts of this title and probably would have not finished it, if it had not been such a short bo Unfortunately, I really did not enjoy this title. The first half of the book is a selection of poems and the second half is a selection of short stories. However, I kind of felt like the whole book was comprised of short stories and the poetry section was just formatted differently. Adding odd line breaks into a paragraph does not automatically qualify that writing as poetry. I ending up skimming some parts of this title and probably would have not finished it, if it had not been such a short book. (PUB DATE: 10/06/2020) (I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed above are my own.)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nuha

    Thank you to Victory Editing and NetGalley for the Reader's Copy! Now available. By turns heartbroken melodies and self sufficiency mantras, Azzurra Nox's Lost Girls Go Everywhere is an attempt to find a balance in a cold modern world. Written in simple stanzas with plenty of emotion, this an interesting new collection for those who are seeking self-assurance from a break-up. I wish there was more to say but there is not a lot of depth to the poems. Thank you to Victory Editing and NetGalley for the Reader's Copy! Now available. By turns heartbroken melodies and self sufficiency mantras, Azzurra Nox's Lost Girls Go Everywhere is an attempt to find a balance in a cold modern world. Written in simple stanzas with plenty of emotion, this an interesting new collection for those who are seeking self-assurance from a break-up. I wish there was more to say but there is not a lot of depth to the poems.

  22. 5 out of 5

    sinag

    2/5 stars! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I felt underwhelmed while reading this book. I typically don't like flowery prose, but I wished this book had that element. The writing is just too simple and mediocre for me, it didn't tug any emotional string which I believe is what poetry and prose collectively always try to achieve. 2/5 stars! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I felt underwhelmed while reading this book. I typically don't like flowery prose, but I wished this book had that element. The writing is just too simple and mediocre for me, it didn't tug any emotional string which I believe is what poetry and prose collectively always try to achieve.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dax

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was problematic and oh so painful to read. I got just under 50% of the way through and I just couldn't keep wasting my time. This read like high school poetry that was full of angst and no substance. The cover is absolutely gorgeous; I'd recommend to look at it and move along. The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was problematic and oh so painful to read. I got just under 50% of the way through and I just couldn't keep wasting my time. This read like high school poetry that was full of angst and no substance. The cover is absolutely gorgeous; I'd recommend to look at it and move along.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Bree

    ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review - - I was intrigued by this book based on the cover and the description. I liked some quotes in the poetry but the prose was boring to read. This book was basic and it dragged

  25. 5 out of 5

    Madeline

    Azzurra Nox always delivers with her poetry and this collection is no exception. Brilliant.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Trigger Warning Database

    Trigger & Content Warnings Sexism Rape, implied Toxic relationships Depression Alcoholism Suicidal ideation Alcohol consumption Blood depiction

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Split into two parts, poetry and short stories, I definitely enjoyed the latter more. Lost Girls Go Everywhere felt like a chance to read about experiences I never had: of parties, first kisses and evenings of feeling free and wild. This book feels more simply like a personal diary, you may either relate to the words or have them conjure up longing and wanting. I don’t think it’s a book that will allow you to find yourself reaching for it over and over again, but to save some poems for melancholy m Split into two parts, poetry and short stories, I definitely enjoyed the latter more. Lost Girls Go Everywhere felt like a chance to read about experiences I never had: of parties, first kisses and evenings of feeling free and wild. This book feels more simply like a personal diary, you may either relate to the words or have them conjure up longing and wanting. I don’t think it’s a book that will allow you to find yourself reaching for it over and over again, but to save some poems for melancholy memories and daydreaming fits its purpose.

  28. 5 out of 5

    bella

    “Dedicated to all the lost girls. You will find your path between heartbreak and hopes that fuel your dreams. Never give up." It feels almost wrong to rate poetry knowing that is something so deeply personal to the individual. I could relate to many of the themes addressed in Nox's poetry collection–from loneliness, feeling lost, longing, nostalgia, and more. That said, I unfortunately, didn't love it as much as I was hoping to. There is nothing particularly wrong with the writing itself, but it “Dedicated to all the lost girls. You will find your path between heartbreak and hopes that fuel your dreams. Never give up." It feels almost wrong to rate poetry knowing that is something so deeply personal to the individual. I could relate to many of the themes addressed in Nox's poetry collection–from loneliness, feeling lost, longing, nostalgia, and more. That said, I unfortunately, didn't love it as much as I was hoping to. There is nothing particularly wrong with the writing itself, but it simply did not resonate with me as deeply as I would have liked. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review! trigger/content warnings: death mention, sexism, suicidal ideation, alcohol, rape/assault mention, abuse, blood mention, depression

  29. 4 out of 5

    sassyspines

    "I read all the books you loved If only to see the world from your perspective" The first part of this poetry collection reads so differently from the second part. I think if the first and second parts of this collection were split into two different books, they might have worked better for me. At times I couldn't connect with the writing style, and it seemed to take away from the poems on the pages. At times, it felt like some of the poems jumped around from topic to topic without conveying a "I read all the books you loved If only to see the world from your perspective" The first part of this poetry collection reads so differently from the second part. I think if the first and second parts of this collection were split into two different books, they might have worked better for me. At times I couldn't connect with the writing style, and it seemed to take away from the poems on the pages. At times, it felt like some of the poems jumped around from topic to topic without conveying a story. The poems covered a wide array of topics which included love, relationship experiences, everyday life and emotions, fears people have, and more. I do think there are people that might read this and enjoy it and are able to connect with the poems where I wasn't. "Not knowing that only some of us Are meant to be the heroines While the rest of us are forced to be The villains" I wish some of the poems dove deeper, into some of the thoughts expressed. For example, in the quote above, why was the automatic thought villains? What prompted that response? Was it multiple experiences, heartbreak, or something else? If the second portion of this book focused on the why of the first part, then I might have enjoyed it more. Content & Trigger Warnings for Alcohol, smoking, death, assault, unhealthy relationships, harming one's self, and more. Thank you to NetGalley for providing me an arc and the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Courtney Nichols

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