Beautifully Chaotic is the debut poetry book by writer Danielle Holian. The collection is divided into four segments: Destruction, Purpose, Mourning, and Healing. Each section moves the reader through the painful yet important process of healing from heartache and trauma. These poems are full of raw emotion and powerfully discuss sensitive topics such as r*pe, and physical and emotional abuse, so read at your own discretion.

Danielle speaks to the broken and brokenhearted with her deeply honest poems. With perfectly crafted sentences as well as the use of metaphors, she accurately describes the physical and emotional pain endured within a toxic relationship. The emotion felt in her poems is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. As you read through each page, you become a witness to Danielle’s healing and possibly your own.

Beautifully Chaotic will guide you back from feeling heartbroken and helpless to feeling whole. Though the book details Danielle’s personal experience, the experience of toxic relationships, abuse, and lack of self-worth is unfortunately shared by many. This poetry collection is for those who feel too much and give too much until they have nothing left. It’s for those who have suffered abuse from toxic and narcissistic partners. If you need help breaking the cycle and rediscovering your worth, I recommend giving this a read.

About the Author:

Danielle Holian is a poet, journalist, and photographer, born in the West of Ireland. She studied digital media of journalism and marketing in college. Danielle has since gained substantial experience in the media field branching off into poetry and photography. Danielle flourishes her creative love through words and art. She continues her passion for words through her media work as a music critic of reviews and interviews. She documents her interests, sparks, and amusements as she captures moments she relives through her art.

On the release of her debut book, Danielle says, “Writing this collection was a journey I knew I needed to adventure on. From being in a dark place to find the light again. I discuss some heavy topics that are close to my heart that I hope to open conversations for the ones that were once me.”

You can find more of her work on her Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn


Thanks to Danielle for sending me a free digital copy of her book in exchange for this review.

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