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The Dark Between Stars

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  1,516 Ratings  ·  168 Reviews
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From the internationally bestselling author of Love Her Wild comes The Dark Between Stars, a new illustrated collection of heartfelt, whimsical, and romantic poems from Instagram poetry sensation, Atticus.

Atticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k followers (including stars like Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, and Alicia Keys).
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Atria Books
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I was a huge fan of Atticus's first book Love Her Wild, I gave it 5 stars, but this collection of poetry was so disappointing. I liked maybe three poems in this entire collection and the rest were such basic, cliche-sounding crap.

Here are some of the "poems" I disliked:

"The prettiest eyes sparkle from the inside out."

"It's always safe to do noting when it rains."

"I've always loved lavender, it's purple in all the right places."

Like.... ok?? Also, this collection is divided into three small sect
Emma Scott
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
“The bravest thing she ever did was to stay alive each day.”
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book of poetry! His ability to say so much in only a few words is amazing. Each poem sparks a thought, a memory and takes you on your own journey. I love that the book has photos with each poem. A wonderful book of words.
Angela Magic Art
This just made me feel so good. It was like my soul needed some poetry! I can't even explain what I'm feeling right now. I just curled up on my bed, with some Fall Celtic music on in the background, and my cat sleeping next to me, and read this entire beauty in one sitting! It just reminded me about the magic of the world, and how little things are fantastic and dreamy. The photography throughout this book is also amazing, and so perfectly aesthetic. My favorite parts were the "Stars" and the "D ...more
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

I enjoyed the first book more and I felt like this seemed more about telling people who are in a bad place mentally that they aren’t lost causes or something, some sort of self help poetry maybe?
Oct 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018, in-english
I am disappointed. I liked maybe three or four 'poems', the rest felt pretentious and cliché. I've expected more.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Atticus has done it again! What a powerful book full of so many different feelings all at once. There’s always one poem in particular that will stick out as the ultimate poem and changes your life for the better.
Rachael Beverly
Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-read, poetry
I’m probably going to be in the minority here but here goes… 3.5 overhyped stars rounded down to 3.

She was that
wild thing I loved
my dark between stars

I absolutely loved Love Her Wild, Atticus’s first book. The poems were separated into sections (Love, Her, and Wild) and the poems were placed accordingly. Atticus attempted a similar set up for The Dark Between Stars with varying degrees of success. He started backward with Stars and ended with Dark, which was an interesting choice. In the book’s
Shayla Raquel
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perhaps one of the most important things that poetry can offer us is pure, unbridled honesty. Atticus, known for keeping his identity a secret, has always told the truth in each poem he writes. Thanks to Instagram, Atticus's success with his poetry has provided a path for more poets to shine bright.

The Dark Between Stars takes the reader on a journey of a blossoming relationship, the ups and downs of committing to one another, and finding oneself wrapped in loneliness once more. Similar to Atti
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sept-2018

I received an ARC from Simon Schuster Canada in exchange for a honest review. 

I was sent this book unsolicited and honestly, if I never got it from the publisher, I probably would have never picked up the book and potentially lose all the beautiful quotes/poetry I've since collected since I read it. I'm not a fan of poetry. I don't hate it but I'm also not the type to lean towards it when I have a spare hour to read whatever I want. Let's just say that I have a trouble under
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
What a beautiful book filled with beautiful words and beautiful photographs!
Having read it in one go it feels like I had just finished reading a love story - complete with highs and lows and it is strange to think back to the poems in the beginning of the book, since they conveyed such a different atmosphere in comparison to the ones at the end.

The book as a whole feels like one big confession of love - to Paris, to Her, to the stars and the universe, to oneself, to poetry, and to love itself.
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Excellent free verse poetry.
Sarah Loggia
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this compilation of poems! Short and sweet, but very meaningful. The concept is amazing and super relatable. I also loved the addition of the images to accompany the poems. Such a beautiful touch! I 100% recommend!
Sep 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
When will it end? Absolutely trash poetry.
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, read-in-english, meh
Wow, Atticus to z 0.5* u Love Her Wild vytáhl na 1.5*! Ne, že by se ale nějak zlepšil... Tu hvězdičku a půl má za to, že se v téhle sbírce "básní" našly hned tři básničky, které se mi líbily. Zbytek? Měl by zůstat na Instagramu. Přišlo mi, že tu je ještě víc fotografií než minule - třičtvrtina knížky jsou tedy jen fotky. Ne, že by to nebylo hezké, ale přeci jen... jsem tu kvůli obsahu, ne fotkám. Obsah? Ne. Opět jsem našla několik básní, které jako by byly obšhlehnuté z motivačních citátů, s poz ...more
Kate ♡
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, 2018-read
Actual rating: 4.5/5
I absolutely loved this. Only loses half a star because I wasn’t the biggest fan of some of the poems in the first section “stars”.
Zuzana Malá
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: vypujckazprace
Zpracování opět překrásné... Jen prostě některé "poems" mega klišé nebo WTF... :)
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"To be alive is the strange and wondrous miracle we forget."

"Our love happened to us all at once / we had no time to think / we were caught up in the adventure of it / and hadn't a moment to spare."

"... my heart hummed / to the music / of the dream / we'd found."

"I've always loved lavender, / it's purple in all the right places."

"Every moment spent with her I become a little more sure anything is possible."

"Loving him / was like sinking into a warm bath / lying there in the soft safety of his si
Tran Thanh Tu
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read, ebooks
Beautiful and meaningful book for the lovers and most importantly, dreamers.

Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chápu, proč se to lidem nelíbí.
Zvlášť v knižní podobě.
Ale já tuhle poezii miluju, oukej?
Tak mi to neberte, prosím.

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Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
love love love this book
Nov 15, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stelline

CHE DELUSIONE! Ho iniziato questa nuova raccolta piena di aspettative, ho amato il primo libro di questo poeta essendo nella sua semplicità intenso, commovente e con un bel messaggio di fondo. Purtroppo mi sono cadute le braccia ritrovandomi poesie al pari di quelle dei cioccolatini, scontate, già sentite e banalissime. Per 3/4 il libro si riduce a smielatissimi versi d'amore citando tutti i cliché delle love story più famose e tirando pure in ballo Parigi come città dell'ammmore uni
Julieta Ninno
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

¡QUÉ PRECIOSIDAD DE LIBRO! ¡Estoy enamorada! The Dark Between Stars estaba entre mis lecturas más anticipadas de este año, y hace rato ya que quería leer algo más de Atticus Poetry, ya que el otro libro que leí suyo (Love Her Wild) me pareció muy hermoso y realmente lo disfruté. ¡Pero no me esperaba amar tanta esta recopilación de poemas! SIN DUDA SE UNE A MIS FAVORITAS Y SE LAS RECOMIENDO MUCHÍIIIIIIISIMO.

Este es un poemario acompañado de unas fotos IN-CRE-Í-BLES en blanco y negro que unen lo m
Haley Corkery
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
3 for Goodreads sake but I will round it to a 3.5

Atticus will forever be one of my favorite poets. I stumbled upon Love Her Wild over a year ago while browsing Barnes & Noble during a winter afternoon. After deciding to give his book a go I read the whole thing in one sitting. My love for poetry grew profoundly that day. In his most recent book, The Dark Between Stars, it seemed to lack what the first book did not. In Love Her Wild many of the poems were short and sweet but packed a punch. M
Don Schminkey
Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I read Love Her Wild, a lot. Many times. I loved the way he spoke in this book and the way the words seemed to flow so easily. I was incredibly excited for The Dark Between Stars, I ordered it as soon as I could and couldn't wait to read it. However, I had to do it in multiple settings. I couldn't find the groove to finish this quickly. I attempted again after I finished it. Same result. It seemed to me like a lot of the poems this time were forced, as if the book took priority over the message. ...more
Kayla Roy
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best-selling author of "Love Her Wild," Atticus, brings us another breathtakingly honest and bittersweet collection about love, beauty, and Parisian nights with "The Dark Between Stars." Step into Atticus' world and see the small, significant moments of life through his eyes. Experience the sensations of falling in love, falling out of love, and finding both yourself and new love in this magnificent set of poems. If you loved "Love Her Wild" you'll want to curl up with a mug of tea or a glass of ...more
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
I requested this on Edelweiss because the cover was gorgeous and I figured, why not. I'm trying to diversify my reading a little and this definitely stepped outside of my usual area. I was a little meh about it at first but the ending really drew me in. I loved getting to take the journey with Atticus in this book. It was poignant and there were some really beautiful lines throughout it. I can't wait to see it in print, as opposed to the arc on my Kindle. I bet it will be beautiful. I adored the ...more
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I race to fall asleep with you
to meet you
in the morning
a little more in love each day

Just a quick review on this one!
This added a little bit of beauty and joy into my life. A very quick read. I’m not usually one for poetry but I think I’d like to read more if they’re like this. I love the little stories each small poem tells. I adored so many and even sent a few to my husband because the words told a better story of how much I adore him, better than I ever could. This really made my heart happy.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoutfhoulf and heartwarming

This poems are really relatable, and touch your heart and it's good for you to read this if you are healing your soul
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