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Swan Song of My Era by Elysie Swain

Hey People,

Its been a long while since I posted a review. I was in a slump and I could not get over it for two months. But hopefully will be posting and reading more now. I am here with a brilliant book recommendation. Do check out my thoughts on this latest Release. let me know in the comments below if you liked the review.

I will not be going through my usual style of reviewing as I am a bit all over the place right now. But I hope I will come and arrange my thoughts once I am better.

So here we go:
I do not know if I will be able to do justice to this book while I write this review.

I was hooked to the book from the dedication page itself. I loved every bits and pieces of it.

It is set in a fairytale land we call Malaysia, where a brave Hope Vale and an ambitious Spes Zrey are set to challenge the society and sing their own Swan Songs.

The theme is so particular and thorough in the emotional aspect, you will always feel connected to the characters, and may it be Spes or Hope. Even though they are polar opposite of each other, but that comes from the fact that they have different atmosphere while growing up. I could relate to both of them at some point of their stories. I am in awe with the writing skill of Elysie, as she moves swiftly from one topic to another mentioning numerous social stigmas. We are always running a race to be better than others, but for what? We do not get the time to pause and appreciate how far we have come. This book felt like the need of the hour. With people getting biased with white skin, make up and beauty products. And as Alessia Cara rightly said – we should know we are beautiful just the way we are.

I loved the romance in the story. This book was subtle yet informative. It made me smile and crave for more. I absolutely enjoyed this book and I cannot recommend it enough.

  • Art was the thing I had let myself be selfish for.
  • It was a spark, like a fuse running along to an explosive that lit up her entire world into colouring the moment they recognised their dream, the moment they began chasing it as the purpose of their life the moment they envisioned their future around it.
  • They aren’t going to live your life, you are. So, the only standards worth acknowledging are your own.
  • The stillness is eating my brain alive. There are times where I feel that perhaps I needed this stillness to gain perspective, but — time is limited.

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