I hesitate when you kiss me because I
am afraid you will taste the disaster
brewing underneath my skin.
Hristova’s debut poetry collection documents the birth and death of a relationship, and the death of her sister. Each poem is an emotional time-stamp that plunges the reader into the depths of the author’s feelings as they burgeon and wane. The book reads like a diary and chronicles the boundaries of the things that we all feel: love, heartache, and pain that gives way to hope.
In The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder, Hristova takes readers on a journey. Through her words, readers witness the birth of a relationship, experience the insecurities, watch as guards are lowered, and eventually falling in love and then the end. The pain and heartache of being alone, the agonizing, the all-consuming thoughts, realizing he didn’t feel the same way. While also dealing with finding out her sister has cancer and the aftermath of losing her.
This book was everything.
What I love about this collection was that it was so freaking honest and raw. It’s like you’re reading her personal diary, it’s beautiful and heartbreaking and unbelievably relatable.
If you’ve ever had you’re heartbroken you will see your pain and anger reflected in Hristova’s words. If you’ve lost someone your heart will ache as she recounts heartbreaking moments with her sister, and navigating the world after losing someone. She shares stories of her trauma, of how scary life is for a woman. Stories that are brutally honest and terrifying in their relatability.
It’s an emotional rollercoaster & it really freaking hurt. I loved it. She took me down memory lane, it was painful and I shed some tears, but my gosh this collection was amazing!
Book was sent by the author in exchange for an honest review.