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Book Review: Flux by Orion Carloto


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“YouTube Mastermind” Orion Carloto turns raw emotion into powerful, digestible verse in her debut collection of poetry.

Flux is a somber narrative, an ode to change, a collection of poetry and prose written from the many states of grief over a broken heart.  With original illustrations by artist Katie Roberts, Orion Carloto creates a dream world for the brokenhearted and paints a whimsical picture around the themes of love, loss, solitude, depression, sex, nostalgia, and unrequited romance.


Flux takes readers through a raw and sorrowful journey of each and every bitter moment of heartbreak.

Forewarning, Flux is best read with a warm cup of coffee in hand.


My Review:

Flux is a collection of poetry, prose, and beautiful sketches. I really liked how some pages were added straight from Orion’s journal, literally. Some pages were basically a scanned image from her diary.

The author shares her grieve and broken heart through out the entire book, but with every new piece of writing, she uses a different approach of vivid imagery.

I really enjoyed the majority of this book. I highly recommend it if you enjoyed reading The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace, which you can check my review of it here.


I want to share with you my thoughts on my favorite Poems in  Flux. I will do that by writing down the poems’ names + my summary of it.

Ghosted: Smart and beautiful use of words to describe Love and emotional betrayal.

Daydreaming: I read it once to be left full of emotion; I read it twice to let it all sink in.

Moonlight: What was once mine, now belongs to her.

Loss: A classical tale of ” It was never meant to be, although I was the reason the reason why you believed that we were a thing.”

Thinking of you: D&D; aka, Despair & Dreams

Unforgettable: A retake on ” Baby I am the best, so you can’t do better.”

Bloody Knuckles: Tell Me You Love Me

Chronology: Beginnings and Endings are ironically, very similar.

A Confession: The heart wants what it wants.


See, it is a pretty interesting read. Let me know if you’ve read it, or plan on reading it soon.

I received an eARC in exchange with an honest review.


af543e_49a14e1a07d74ab0a239dbeb2a04d0e0~mv2.jpgAbout the Author:

Orion Carloto was born in a small town in Georgia amongst the autumn of 1996. She is the author of Flux, her debut book of poetry and prose published by Andrews McMeel. Popularly known on YouTube, Orion has sought to create a nostalgic visual dream world for the lovers, the dreamers, and the brokenhearted. 

Orion now lives in Brooklyn, with her feline lovers, Atticus and Lolita. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys collecting mugs, baking sweets, shooting on her vintage film camera, playing her untuned guitar, sipping hazelnut coffee, and watching French films.


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