Review: Pillow Thoughts II by Courtney Peppernell

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Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart by Courtney Peppernell | ★★★★☆

As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.


Courtney Peppernell triumphantly returns with a second installment to her Pillow Thoughts series. Fans of the first collection will adore and connect with part two just as easily as the first one. While I find Pillow Thoughts II to be lacking the emotional punch that Pillow Thoughts did, it is still a wonderful series of prose straight from the heart and soul.

Peppernell has carved a place out in the poetry community and amongst her peers, and her works truly shows this. It all boils down to the subgenre in poetry; the simplistic prose that, despite being short, is still 100% poetry. If you do not like, do not appreciate, or cannot connect with this form of expression? Pillow Thoughts II won't be for you.

The collection is filled with the exact amount of emotions you would expect. It truly is a moment of healing and you can sense this journey heavily throughout it. It's such an important journey to go on and the fact that Peppernell shares this so honestly is very, very important. You're not just reading the lines of someone's thoughts, you're surrounding yourself in it and, like in all good poetry collections, it's therapeutic.




Peppernell writes in the way that your best friend speaks to you.

I remember reading a review, not long before I picked up my galley of this collection, and seeing the affirmation that Pillow Thoughts II is truly like a sleepover with your closet friends. That honest that only comes out at night. I adore that tone and can honestly say that Pillow Thoughts' title could have never been anything else.

Overall, I certainly enjoyed this sequel and was left feeling something warm and fuzzy. Peppernell is a can't-miss talent amongst the poetry community and has an incredibly important voice. You should listen.

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