Friday, December 1, 2023

Poetry Review: What Haunts Me the Most by Chimen Georgette Kouri

Title: What Haunts Me the Most
Author: Chimen Georgette Kouri
Genre: Horror; Poetry
Publication Date: December 8th, 2023
 Publisher: Querencia Press

"Being the eldest daughter is similar to the Final Girl in a slasher movie; everyone has to die for you to survive. But I don’t feel like the Final Girl. Not when it’s my blood on the knife." What Haunts Me the Most uses gothic horror elements to address trauma through poetry.


* I received an advanced digital copy for free and I am leaving this honest review voluntarily*

Hello Fellow Readers,

What this book has taught me is that poetry doesn't have to be flowery language and lyrical words. Chimen shows us that it can be dark and gritty. When I was done, I did need a day to really collect my thoughts on how I feel about What Haunts Me the Most. I still don't really seem to be able to fully grasp it, but what I do know is that I did enjoy it. 

The hauntingly vivid poetry conjured a lot of sorrow and pain, and I reread most of the poems because I wanted to understand them. Ultimately, I will say this is definitely a mood read and there is something for everyone, whether you want to be the victim, or the hunter, if not you may want to stay away entirely.

Overall, it was certainly entertaining and thought-inducing. 

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