Lace Bone Beast: Poems & Other Fairytales for Wicked Girls

Lace Bone Beast: Poems & Other Fairytales for Wicked Girls

Here is emptiness. Here is a mouth after a recent excavation, black with soot, devoid of kisses. Here are hands, trembling against the soft ache of morning, here are eyes, wet, wide, half-full of sky and loneliness. Here is belly, back, femur, spine, ragged and smooth all at once, all at once. Here are dreams, ink black and speckled, lost behind the eyes. Here is a muted...

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Title:Lace Bone Beast: Poems & Other Fairytales for Wicked Girls
Author:N.L. Shompole
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Lace Bone Beast: Poems & Other Fairytales for Wicked Girls Reviews

  • Eunice Moral
    Dec 08, 2016

    For big fans of

    you will definitely enjoy this one, or even more. Lace Bone Beast isn’t something you come across often, it was truly a gem. The way the author painted each scenario is impeccable, enough for you to devour every thing that is written. The poems were sincere and raw, it had the power of enthralling its reader without overdoing it. It was perfectly digestible, every meaning of each poem was not lost on me. It has the ability to draw you in, it has the a

    For big fans of

    you will definitely enjoy this one, or even more. Lace Bone Beast isn’t something you come across often, it was truly a gem. The way the author painted each scenario is impeccable, enough for you to devour every thing that is written. The poems were sincere and raw, it had the power of enthralling its reader without overdoing it. It was perfectly digestible, every meaning of each poem was not lost on me. It has the ability to draw you in, it has the ability to elaborate something so profound and offer it to you in a different light. It empowers just as much as it accepts you as your true self. You don’t encounter something like this on a daily basis, it was an affirmation of life’s ever mysterious ways such as grief, love, forgiveness, self-worth and everything in between. It was truly something one should read at least once in his lifetime.

    NL Shompole has the talent on making you feel the impact of her every word. And I now consider her as one of my favorite poets. I love that her poems are something you can identify with and is also something that only gets better each time you read them. Her poetry is brimming with wisdom. They say poetry is the highest form of literature, and NL Shompole did an amazing job in this collection. It was subtle when it needs to be, and assertive when it must. You wouldn’t miss the message it was trying to send across. It had a keen observation to details without missing the essence of each poem. It wasn’t overwhelming. If for anything, it offers comfort and support.

    It was surely a pleasure to read this poetry book, I can highly recommend this one to readers who want to venture out on poetry. NL Shompole’s writing style will hit you straight to your heart, and yes it will linger. Her poetry is the kind of poetry you’ll crave once in while.

  • Hristina Petrov
    Jan 10, 2017

    My first favorite book of 2017.

    I don't think it's possible for N.L. Shompole to write a single line of poetry that I won't fall in love with. There's a certain sophistication in her writing, a beauty that is hard to explain.

    This collection is filled with amazing one liners that are presented as meditations and small truths (for the soft-hearted; for the broken hearted).

    These lines hit

    My first favorite book of 2017.

    I don't think it's possible for N.L. Shompole to write a single line of poetry that I won't fall in love with. There's a certain sophistication in her writing, a beauty that is hard to explain.

    This collection is filled with amazing one liners that are presented as meditations and small truths (for the soft-hearted; for the broken hearted).

    These lines hit me a bit harder than the longer poems, left me stunned throughout (this is something that happens every time I read Shompole's writing). It's why I was once again unable to read her collection just once. Her ability to translate emotion into her work is one of a kind, and it left me speechless once again.

    I recommend this collection to every poetry fan out there. I think the uniqueness of Shompole's collections can capture anyone's attention.

    A huge thanks to Mrs. Shompole's team for offering me an e-ARC of this book in exchange for a fair review.

  • Natalie
    Jan 31, 2017

    This collection of richly layered poems discussing forgiveness, self-worth, survival, healing, love and sorrow was a mixed bag for me. Some I liked and felt deeply in my heart, while others went completely over my head. As a result, I ended up loosing my interest bit by bit, until I’d stumble upon a new poem that resparked my love…

    On that note, here are the pieces that left me with a profound feeling inside:

    That last sentence pierced right through my heart.

    If nothing else,

    This collection of richly layered poems discussing forgiveness, self-worth, survival, healing, love and sorrow was a mixed bag for me. Some I liked and felt deeply in my heart, while others went completely over my head. As a result, I ended up loosing my interest bit by bit, until I’d stumble upon a new poem that resparked my love…

    On that note, here are the pieces that left me with a profound feeling inside:

    That last sentence pierced right through my heart.

    If nothing else,

    managed to remind me of how much I love poetry collections, which I'm grateful for. I'm excited to pick up more in the near future!

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  • Jennifer
    Jan 14, 2017

    is a collection of poetry written by multi-platform artist:

    . It is a guide, a manual, a wealth of experience, but also the sincerest of written empathy of how it feels to be broken. To have a broken heart means that you allowed yourself to love, and that vulnerability is what makes you beautiful.

    uses her poems to tell all the girls out there: Your softheartedness is not a weakness, it is the very thing that giv

    is a collection of poetry written by multi-platform artist:

    . It is a guide, a manual, a wealth of experience, but also the sincerest of written empathy of how it feels to be broken. To have a broken heart means that you allowed yourself to love, and that vulnerability is what makes you beautiful.

    uses her poems to tell all the girls out there: Your softheartedness is not a weakness, it is the very thing that gives you life and allows you to feel, hope, and dream. But when your heart breaks, it's also OK to process the dark emotions that come along with that – you'll survive the rage and fury too – but remember to come back to yourself. Don't stay in the devastation.

    Emotional survival is at the center of this collection and it was lovely to read. Through this collection, Ms. Shompole shows her readers that breaking is not the same as dying... breaking is a source of strength because you survived and now you know you can.

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  • Marty :}
    Jan 29, 2017

    I received a digital copy of this collection by the editor (L. Naisula) for review, but this influenced in no way my rating, nor my review. Thank you again for the copy!

    This book is very powerful and I loved the concept that it presented, I really loved it from the beginning, the title is so beautiful and interesting. I will most probably re-read this book at some time because I felt the period when I read it (amidst exams) wasn't really

    I received a digital copy of this collection by the editor (L. Naisula) for review, but this influenced in no way my rating, nor my review. Thank you again for the copy!

    This book is very powerful and I loved the concept that it presented, I really loved it from the beginning, the title is so beautiful and interesting. I will most probably re-read this book at some time because I felt the period when I read it (amidst exams) wasn't really the best time to read such a book. It's a book that you need to savour, to let the words kick in, to really think about the emotions the author is trying to create. I really loved it nonetheless. Very amazing.

  • Kaylin
    Jan 29, 2017

    Gorgeous words covering many facets of life and the emotions that go with them.

    I received a copy in exchange for an honest review, thanks to the publisher

    for the opportunity!

    Again, the language here was just spectacular. I don't usually enjoy more abstract poetry, but the grit and polish of the word choices really pulled me in. There was a strong emotional element laced into every line of pros

    Gorgeous words covering many facets of life and the emotions that go with them.

    I received a copy in exchange for an honest review, thanks to the publisher

    for the opportunity!

    Again, the language here was just spectacular. I don't usually enjoy more abstract poetry, but the grit and polish of the word choices really pulled me in. There was a strong emotional element laced into every line of prose that made it all seem completely real, tangible and visceral-- even if the specific poems were not.

    At times the formatting made things almost difficult to read or seemed to change the meaning. This was especially true when large portions of the text would be bolded or italicized, and it just seemed

    much emphasis. I wish the words had been left to stand on their own.

    Beautiful collection filled with exquisite wording and phrases, albeit with some odd formatting.

  • Hannah
    Jan 24, 2017

    5 Stars

    Lace Bone Beast is a collection of poetry by N. L. Shompole that discusses love, grief, self-worth, brokenness, and survival. And it does so exquisitely.

    I read quite a bit of contemporary poetry and I can say with certainty that this is the most beautifully written collection I have ever read. The prose is simplistic yet also lyrical and deeply moving. This reads like a fantasy novel in the form of poetry because N. L. Shompole's words truly feel like they have magic in them. Every singl

    5 Stars

    Lace Bone Beast is a collection of poetry by N. L. Shompole that discusses love, grief, self-worth, brokenness, and survival. And it does so exquisitely.

    I read quite a bit of contemporary poetry and I can say with certainty that this is the most beautifully written collection I have ever read. The prose is simplistic yet also lyrical and deeply moving. This reads like a fantasy novel in the form of poetry because N. L. Shompole's words truly feel like they have magic in them. Every single line she writes is packed full of so much meaning and depth, but it's intertwined with her whimsical writing style which makes this collection an absolute breath of fresh air.

    So many of the poems resonated with me and I absolutely loved every single one of them. It is hands-down one of my favorite collections I have ever read and I definitely see myself rereading it many times in the future. So if you're looking to get into some more poetry, I would absolutely recommend picking this one up because it is so worth the read.

    And because there's nothing I can say to properly close this off, I'll just leave you with my favorite line from the entire collection:

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. So thank you to Kingdoms In The Wild for sending me this copy, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Warda
    Jan 26, 2017

    Review to come!

  • Puck
    Jan 29, 2017

    January didn’t only bring cold temperatures, but also this beautiful poetry collection to my door.

    is a mix of poems and short pieces of prose about love, grief, self-worth and survival. I had a bit of a hard time getting into the poems - some were too short or I didn’t got the message – but the more I read, the more I got into the flow of the wr

    January didn’t only bring cold temperatures, but also this beautiful poetry collection to my door.

    is a mix of poems and short pieces of prose about love, grief, self-worth and survival. I had a bit of a hard time getting into the poems - some were too short or I didn’t got the message – but the more I read, the more I got into the flow of the writer.

    Like an old blues song, Shompole’s lyrical writing got stuck in my head and her words started to resound in me. Maybe it is the bleak weather, or my own low spirits, but the poems started to itch and burn in a heart-wrenching way.

    it will, it will,

    In my mind I often pictured a cold room with a sleepless women lying in her bed, watching the lights play on the ceiling and bitterly mourning her lost relationship. Why did things go wrong? Was it her fault? Was it her partner’s? And did the relationship truly made her happy?

    Perhaps you have never spend a night thinking like that, but I suppose we all are familiar with days where you walk around with a heavy head, or nights when you try to fall asleep while your mind is filled with dreary thoughts. Shompole captures that heaviness in her poems, but offers you at the same time a way out. A little (night)light to hold on to.

    So personally, because poetry is always personal, I was really moved by "Lace Bone Beast" and gladly give it four stars. However, the writing style - with a lot of line breaks and short sentences - looks similar to that used by contemporary writers like Amanda Lovelace and Rupi Kaur in “Milk and Honey”, so if that is not your cup of tea, I don’t think you’ll like this either.

    But if you’re looking for poetry about loss, courage, heartbreak, and finding your inner strength, that this book is definitely one for you.

    Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I want to thank Kingdoms in the Wild for sending me this, however, all my thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Feb 08, 2017

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    I was wowed by many pieces in this collection because while they were short they conveyed a lot of emotions. The poems go back and forth between profound meditations on life, and metaphorical musings. The author puts the titles at the end of her work, leaving the reader to find their own point before she explains what it is. I liked this format it was different and supports each readers own thinking and interpretation.

    This book made me think of my fut

    Find this and other Reviews at

    I was wowed by many pieces in this collection because while they were short they conveyed a lot of emotions. The poems go back and forth between profound meditations on life, and metaphorical musings. The author puts the titles at the end of her work, leaving the reader to find their own point before she explains what it is. I liked this format it was different and supports each readers own thinking and interpretation.

    This book made me think of my future and offered more tools for me to forgive my past. The poems included recognize life's turmoil and offer practical suggestions for women to stay above the fray. This was a memorable work of art, I'm happy I was able to read it. My only criticism is that the use of chapters or parts would have made the poems feel more cohesive. The way the poems were presented they seemed fragmented on their own. I would recommend this to everyone looking to read more poetry and look into themselves.  You may be surprised with what you see when you are able to reflect.

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.