Glass Hearts & Broken Promises

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Pub Date 31 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2023

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“You're the one who must decide that love outweighs the risk of getting hurt.”

Poet Kayla McCullough’s Glass Hearts & Broken Promises is a collection of poetry and prose reflecting on heartbreak, self-love, and unfiltered emotions. Divided into two parts—The Break and The Mend—Kayla gently guides readers through the journey of heartache and reminds them to embrace the love from within. An inspired debut from a talented new voice, Glass Hearts & Broken Promises is the best friend you need when it’s time to heal the broken pieces.
“You're the one who must decide that love outweighs the risk of getting hurt.”

Poet Kayla McCullough’s Glass Hearts & Broken Promises is a collection of poetry and prose reflecting on heartbreak...

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I love this. It’s thoughtful, intentional, and hits home. I was brought back to things I’ve experienced throughout my life. Definitely a book I want on my bookshelf for the times when I’m feeling like wallowing, or just want to appreciate good writing!

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This is a really sweet book of poetry that deals with love and heartbreak. Some of these poems resonate so much that I want to buy the book so I can revisit them as I feel the need.

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Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

you were never mine to keep
never mine to love
but I've still got a little bit of you
tucked away in the deepest corners
of my heart

Just the perfect time I get to read this poetry collection about heartbreak, grief and healing. It truly made me emotional and I cried while reading some of the poems. I'm going through the pain and each of them feels genuine and heartfelt. I needed to feel everything at the moment. I was vulnerable. It's an everyday struggle to pretend you're okay when you're not. One day, I'll be fully healed an okay. Many thanks to this book because I find comfort as I go through a heartbreaking journey. Keep it up, Ms. Kayla.

Hugs to everyone going through a tough breakup.

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Beautiful. Tragic. Brilliant.

This collection of poems details every feeling you have, and she has, going through a breakup and recovering from that heartache. It is gut wrenching how the words flow on the page, and spot on with every stage of grief. If you’ve recently gone through a breakup, keep tissues handy when reading. It’ll not only help you vocalize your grief, but help you heal.

Truly beautiful. Amazingly written.

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lately I’ve been feeling like
I'm here but I'm not
like life is moving way too fast
and I can't catch up
like people love me for a second
and the next they don't
it feels like I wasn't made
to exist in this world
like I was made to exist
anywhere but here

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I found it hard to relate to some of these poems, but overall, I did enjoy this read!!! I found it hard to really get into, but perhaps it’s because I don’t usually read much poetry!

Still, it was a very deep yet enjoyable read. :)

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I loved the raw brokenness of this book. I love how the author described a broken heart and then how it is put back together again. Although this book is about a love relationship, I believe it could also be used to describe any relationship that goes wrong for whatever reason.

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I adored this collection and found myself relating to a lot that the author went through. She writes about unrequited love, how it affects us in all sorts of ways, and the struggles with healing. I really liked how there was a good variety between short and long poems and quotes as to not over or underwhelm readers.

The writing style made me feel like she is an older sister telling me what I need to hear in a way that says, “I see and feel your pain because I’ve been there and we’ll get through this.”

This may be a better fit for young adults or beginners as the writing reminded me a lot of Amanda Lovelace and Lang Leav. May not be everyone’s cup of tea but I really saw myself in her words.

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This book came to me at a time I needed it. Going through a friendship breakup can be just as emotionally painful as a romantic relationship. This book really helped me work through some of the feelings I was feeling. Thank you, Kayla.

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Poetry, simple and heartfelt, youthful and maturing throughout.

Part I: The Break
Examining first love - from falling to heartbreak. SO so relatable. Very vulnerable and emotional.

Part II: The Mend
Pulling yourself together after a break. Beautiful and you can see the struggle.

This was a great read and would be applicable for teenagers/young adults too. Even more so, I wish I had read this after my first heartbreak.

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This was very well written poetry that instills hope in those who may be struggling. I read it in a day!

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