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Unfurling: Book Review



Hello, friends! I am super excited because today I’m going to ramble all about some REALLY exciting…


And I got to help her edit it, so I’m reviewing it as well. 😉

The past few years, Allison has been writing poetry on her blog and this fall, she decided to make a book of it to give her grandmother for her birthday. I’m so glad she did because I LOVE having her poems in book form! Most of them are new, though, and haven’t been seen on her blog.


Some of my favorites are:

cage-free words
real love
wilted bouquet
always be always


What makes it better is that it’s filled with her illustrations, too! They’re so cute and aesthetic and just PERFECT for the book.


I love this book because Allison’s my best friend and I love her illustrations and poetry, but I think anyone who likes aesthetically pleasing books and free verse poems would like it too. (Though I’ll bet that even if someone DIDN’T like free verse poetry they’d still love this book.) It’s just the perfect rainy-day cup-of-coffee book.


I’m not sure EXACTLY how to conduct a review on a book of poems because I’ve never reviewed a poem book before, so I’ll just let you guys look at all the pictures I took and I’ll just say BUY IT BECAUSE AHHH IT’S AMAZING. :)



oh, and you can buy it here. :)

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  • Reply isabel

    *squeals* So excitinggg Allison!! I can’t wait to read it 😀

    November 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Isn’t it? Eeep!

      November 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    • Reply Allison

      Ahh, thanks, Isabel!

      November 18, 2018 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Allison

    Aww, this post made me smile. 😀 Thank you SO much for the sweet review, Aria! I’m so glad you liked the book, and so thankful for your WONDERMOUS editing help! 😉

    November 16, 2018 at 2:24 pm
    • Reply Aria


      November 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Samantha Sky Grady

    Allison! What even the heck just happened? You published a book?! I am overly impressed and can’t wait to read it! Slight problem…I’m kinda out of the country for 9 months, but when I get back, i’ll look into buying it!!! <3

    November 17, 2018 at 1:19 am
    • Reply Aria

      I know, right? Well, no one expected it – except me. 😉 You must! It’s SOOO good.

      November 17, 2018 at 4:40 pm
    • Reply Allison

      HA HA, I’m not entirely sure…? XD Aww, thank you! Well that COULD be a problem, but don’t worry, it will still be here when you get back. 😉 I hope your trip is going well, by the way! Thanks again, Samantha! <3

      November 18, 2018 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Autumn06

    That is so cool 😄

    November 19, 2018 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Jo

    *wails* I really really really realllly wanna read it now! I love poems- I actually used to write them before deciding I liked stories better. 😛 It sounds like an awesome coffee- rainy day book!

    November 20, 2018 at 7:43 pm
    • Reply Aria

      It’s so good! Yesssss, definitely!

      November 21, 2018 at 5:59 pm

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