Uncaged Wallflower is for those who feel trapped in the thoughts their minds produce, unable to express them with the rest of the world out of fear of critique or disagreement. For the people who need an extra dose of positivity in their day. This is not a poetry book for you to read and relate to in a sorrow filled way. It is for you to read and say yes, I can be better, and I will....
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If you love poetry, do yourself a favor and pick this up. It was absolutely incredible, beautifully written and meaningful. I am blown away by this beautiful work. The author is incredibly kind as well and took the time to message me regarding my opinion of her book. I look forward to reading more from her in the near future!
A HUGE shoutout and thank you to Jennae Cecelia for choosing me as the winner of her Instagram giveaway last month of her new poetry book, "Uncaged Wallflower." I received it in the mail a few days ago and I read the entire book last night! I really like the message that Jennae is putting out there about being yourself and not being afraid to chase your dreams! I love your work, girl! Keep writing and chasing your beautiful dreams!
me: *skims through Goodreads poetry recommendations*
me: *sees high reviews for many collections and finds them cheap for my kindle*
me: *finds disappointment when the reviews don't align with my feelings*
I really am trying to read more authors and branch out as far as poetry is concerned. In this genre, I know damn well what I like. With Uncaged Wallflower, I had the same issues as I've had with almost all of the contemporary poetry collections I've read in the past 3 months (lack of lyri ...more
Dec 17, 2016 alice (arctic books) rated it liked it
This one was pretty cute and feminist. However, many of the poems towards the end felt like lectures, telling me to do this, to do that, and while the underlying themes and messages were helpful and definitely something to keep in mind, it wasn't what I expected in terms of a quasi-autobiographical poetry book.
Overall, I love the cover and this poetry collection holds some significantly emotional and pertinent messages for readers in the 21st century. Do pick this one up if you enjoy feminism, ...more
The author was trying and I appreciate many of the messages the poems were delivering.
But don't go into this thinking it's good poetry. It's bad.
I'm not wanting to be negative, but sometimes you have to say the truth. Lots of people say they want to spread positivity in the book community and not say anything bad and move on if they don't like a book.
Me? That's a disservice to the author and the readers. We MUST have critics. We must share our thoughts for the good and the bad. Some people will ...more
You can find my full review here with some of the poems I liked =)
I firstly want to thank the author Jennae Cecelia for sending me this book to review. Now let’s get to this short mini review =)
A collection of poems for people who need some positivity in their life. This was definitely a heart warming read with only 63 pages and I would recommend it to people who need motivation and some light.
Uncaged Wallflower discusses themes of being yourself, going after what you want, and being kind to oth ...more
Rating and review to come once i wrap up my mind around what i just read. I'll be posting a full review in a day or two to talk about this collection in more depth. but right now i'll leave you with this quote that I absolutely loved:
She grew up thinking strength meant not being vulnerable
Full review now posted
And that’s the thing about people.
I keep thinking a lot about this collection and ...more
I liked this collection, but I didn't love it.
In this book, I found a pet peeve that I didn't realise I had until reading these poems: full stops that seem (to me) as if they're overused. They make me feel like I need to pause, like I have to pause in my reading, which mostly ruined the flow.
But I've also read a lot of poetry collections that have gaslighting or other abuse narratives strongly woven through them, and this was not one of those. The first half of it especially seemed filled with ...more
I loved Uncaged Wallflower so so much!! It's so sweet and meaningful, and just all around lovely. Some of the poems were a more in the simpler side, but the message still came through! If you love poetry, do yourself a favor and check out this book.
A huge thank you to Jennae for sending me a copy!!
I believe in honest reviews and, although it pains me to say, I could not even finish this collection. I purchased it after it was suggested to me as similar to Rupi Kaur and Nayyirah Waheed; I saw high ratings and rave reviews.
In truth, this collection lacks imagination, style, and depth. It could also use help grammatically. Each poem presents a cliché, but completely spells out the message in every poem. To me, there is no poem. The author is simply stating an obvious concept, some of which I ...more
This is the second book in Jennae's poetry collection and while I didn't connect with as many poems as I did in "Bright Minds Empty Souls", I still found a certain level of resonance with the words.
Jennae's theme behind this book was taking negative words and transforming them into positive encouragement. Many of the poems are longer, taking up well over half the page, and this doesn't follow the same narrative path "Bright Minds" seem to.
'Change' (pg. 17) and 'Path' (pg. 26) spoke the loudest t ...more
This was a lovely little book of poetry. My personal favorite poem was No More Silence, that one just spoke to me the most. This is full of very uplifting reminders to stay positive, love yourself, and spread joy throughout your life, all communicated through pretty words. It's a read for when you need a little bit of cheering up. It's a early spring, flowers are just starting to poke through the rain, kind of read. It's quick, light, and pretty.
Is it the most profound, reach into your heart an ...more
Once again Jennea Cecilia has managed to create a book of poetry which I did not want to put down! I'm generally not a huge poetry fan, and a few of the things I dislike about it did show up here but I found it so much easier to overlook them because the poems really are lovely!
My main reasons for not giving this 5 stars is that I found a couple typos (nothing too surprising as this is self published rather than going through tons of editors and publishers), and I was a bit disappointed it was ...more
4.5 stars. Some of the entries were harder to read than others. I found myself rereading the same thing a few times before I could really grasp it. Others were really amazing and I have a few that I related to. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys poetry and empowering women.
Nov 17, 2017 Books, Vertigo and Tea (Danielle) rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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Reviewing poetry is something that I continue to struggle with greatly. After all, it is a very emotional and personal experience. How does one sum that up in a manner that others can comprehend to the point of feeling? It is practically impossible for myself, so my poetry reviews continue to remain relatively limited in length though they are not so in heart, I assure you.
Uncaged Wallflower immediately presented itself in unique manner wh ...more
This was a very optimistic collection of poems sure to inspire. I connected to some more than others. A fav:
Wrap Them Up
And that's the thing about people.
You can wrap them up in
kindness & love,
and they will still have something
to say about you.
I also enjoyed Stars, Shadows, and Your Words. My favorite ones tended to be a little darker in tone because maybe I'm darker? Ha, regardless,
it's the book I really could have used a few years ago, it was like a good friend with a cup of coffee, ju ...more
Uncaged Wallflower is a small collection of poems to encourage and brighten the soul.
Many of the poems gave me a positive skip to my step. One or two did read like something from a greetings card but heartwarming nonetheless.
A favourite line of mine was,
“...I am present in the moments in front of my eyes.”
A sentence to make you powerfully think of what we have now and appreciate everyday.
Feb 21, 2018 Brittany Lamb rated it it was ok
I think that the author has the right idea with her intentions, but this just didn't feel like poetry at all. The underlying meaning of some of the poems are understandable, and even sometimes worthy of appreciation, but I feel like maybe the author should have tried for something more among the lines of prose. The topics have plenty of potential, but I don't feel like this was great as poetry.
If you're having a bad day or just feeling sad and a little hopeless, just pick up this book and feel each and every word heal you. It truly did what it promised to do, to say that you can be better and you will!
"Don't let other people dictate your bliss.
You're life is in your control.
Never stop being a dreamer."
Jennae Cecelia is the self-published and best-selling author of the poetry books, Bright Minds Empty Souls, Uncaged Wallflower, I Am More Than a Daydream, and her latest release, an extension off of Uncaged Wallflower.More about Jennae Cecelia
She has developed a strong passion for writing uplifting poetry that encourages
her readers to reach their full potential and learn about fulfilling their dreams.
Jennae's soul is h ...more
“And that's the thing
You can wrap them up
in kindness & love,
and they will still have
something cold to say
“Surround yourself with peopleMore quotes…
who don't just ask
how you are doing.
Surround yourself with people
who make an effort to
make sure they are part of
the reason you are doing so well.”