Book Review: Moonchild Dreams by Nadia Gerassimenko

25029601Title: Moonchild Dreams

Author: Nadia Gerassimenko

Genre: Poetry

Publication Date: February 21, 2015

About the Book

(from Goodreads)

“Let us immerse into five imaginary and yet quite believable and relatable mythologies narrated by very mesmerizing Muses. The first to get you plunging are vocal melodies about strength, wonderment, and hope. The second is a struggle between love and its mirrored-self – an inevitable discovery of what true love is and how imitation fails to grasp its pure essence. The third are tales chanted forlornly by Sirens about love and loss and the unattainable, all lost in the abysmal sea. The fourth, less melancholy but profound nonetheless, are words of wisdom to live by from our Mother Nature. And lastly, you come to meet the Moonchild…a part of her inner world and dreams she dared to share.”


My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

I am not a poetry expert by any means. In fact, I’ve only recently started to appreciate poetry. I still don’t like poems that have to be deciphered, but I do like the ones I can understand the first time I read them.

Nadia’s poetry is easy to understand. She also includes footnotes on some of the poems to explain her inspiration which I thought was a great idea. In this collection of poems, you can see how her poetry has evolved over the years.

Some of the poems were pretty good while there were others I really liked. I previously posted the ones that I like the most: Moonchild Dreams, Beauty Inside, The Gift of Solitude, We Keep on Going, and With Eyes.

This is a good first book of poetry and I think anyone who likes poetry would enjoy it.

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About the Author

(from Goodreads)

SONY DSCNadia never thought she would write. Not until 2004 when she turned 14 that a muse knocked on her door and overwhelmed her with a fiery passion she had to let out. Then she could not stop writing. About hopes and dreams, sorrows, love and passion, childlike philosophies, stories that only happened in her head. Her words were either optimistic or melancholy – a duality she always carried through life. As she grew older, however, she wrote less. Not that the flame ever stifled, she was only looking for a way to convey something meaningful not only to herself, but something that many can relate to.

In the beginning of 2015, Moonchild Dreams was born. It is a collection of poems she gathered from 2004 to 2015 that show her evolution as a poetess as well as a person from her early teens to adulthood. Although one can notice her maturation, she still holds onto the dreamy child inside her – a duality she now carries. With this collection of poems, she hopes to touch hearts of the readers with something relevant to their own experiences, struggles, and feelings, and to inspire them to chase their own dreams.