ARC Review: Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer

Genre: Poetry/LGBT

I am deathless. I will have no eulogy. I will have no mourners.

There are ARCS that I read a few lines of and immediately add them to a list that I will purchase for myself when they become available to buy.

Aphrodite Made Me Do It is one of those books.

The poetry resonated inside me and at times made me cry. I read myself in between the words and saw my life shimmering in the lines.

This is a fast read but it’s an in depth one and you will remember it for a very long time. Usually I have to pick and choose which poems or short stories I especially like in anthologies like this but I can honestly say I loved each and every one.

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, passion, and sex. She identifies with the planet Venus which hello, also associates with love, beauty, and passion.

This is a book of poetry about romance, love, healing, self care.

I

fucking

love

it

all

They say I rose from the sea fully formed, forced to bear the weight of other people’s desire.

I wonder if there are goddesses and gods inside all of us. Pushing us to our brinks, smirking as we do their bidding, perhaps prompting us to try harder and healing us when we feel stretched to our limit.

Hades fills me with fire

Dionysus pushes me to move forward and grow

Hera urges me to take care of myself

Aphrodite teaches me to love myself

Even when that’s one of the hardest things to do.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for my honest and fair review.

πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– 5/5

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