An Ocean of Grey

An Ocean of Grey

I could find peace in an oceanof all the shades of the colour grey An Ocean of Grey by Kamalia Hasni explores the pain and aftermath of a love that was promised a forever but had ended too soon. The collection of poetry and prose also includes beautiful illustrations by the author's friends who had helped her through her healing.Order a copy now from www.merakipresspub.com...

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Title:An Ocean of Grey
Author:Kamalia Hasni
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An Ocean of Grey Reviews

  • Nur Raihan

    Is it possible for someone who haven't been in an actual heartbreak before to actually relate to the poems narrated in this book? Well, it's not impossible I guess since it hit my feelings for someone so

    like me.

    Good job, Mals. Can't wait to read more books from you in the future :')

  • Kamalia

    Are authors allowed to rate their own book? Oh well :)

  • Bookevin

    I had the privilege to read the manuscript of

    and offer my insights because the author is one of my best friends. I was genuinely touched and deeply affected and that, coming from an ice queen, says a lot.

    You will not regret reading this tender poetry collection that deals with Malie's journey of love: heartbreak, healing, self-love, hope and learning to love again. I implore you to pick this up when it's out.

  • Arif Zulkifli

    THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD GUYSSSSS. PLEASE READ IT AND WEEP WITH ME.

    *continue sobbing in the corner*

  • Ashvin

    (ARC Review) An Ocean of Grey by Kamalia Hasni

    Disclaimer: I received this ARC published by Meraki Press Publishing courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

    An Ocean of Grey is a book of poetry and prose alongside beautiful illustrations that explores the pain and aftermath of a love that was meant to last forever but ended too soon.

    I truly mean it when I say that this book is, WOW. First and foremost, just to put it out there, the author is my senior and peer, and when I found

    (ARC Review) An Ocean of Grey by Kamalia Hasni

    Disclaimer: I received this ARC published by Meraki Press Publishing courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

    An Ocean of Grey is a book of poetry and prose alongside beautiful illustrations that explores the pain and aftermath of a love that was meant to last forever but ended too soon.

    I truly mean it when I say that this book is, WOW. First and foremost, just to put it out there, the author is my senior and peer, and when I found out that she was to publish An Ocean of Grey, I was excited and super happy for her. Having said that, I did not want to have expectations going into this read and I didn’t need to, because it truly blew me away. This book is a personal account of the author’s journey through a breakup, moving on and loving herself for all that she is.

    I could resonate with her words and appreciate the things she talks about (perhaps because we are about the same age). She had a focus throughout, and everything was beautifully written, accompanied by illustrations done by the author’s friends who had helped her through her healing.

    One of the many things I like about this book (aside from its pretty cover), was that at the bottom of each poem, the author provides her readers with one or more songs to listen to, which enhances the whole poem experience to another level as readers are able to further explore the feeling of which the author is trying to express.

    My favourite poem from this collection is ‘eternity//dream’ from page eighteen.

    “We’ve now been apart

    for as long as we were together.

    Isn’t it strange

    that in the same amount of time,

    being lonely and broken

    feels like an eternity,

    whereas the time

    of feeling the comfort of your love,

    felt like a dream

    that ended much too soon.”

    All in all, An Ocean of Grey is a great book of poetry with lots of heart and soul. Hasni could very well compete with other famous poets from this time and this first book of hers is hoped not to be her last. I highly recommend it to all lovers of poetry, and lovers of words.

  • Suraya (thesuraya)

    when malie first showed me her first 19 pages of poetry collection she wrote, i was in absolute awe and i teared up because it was THAT good (and also because it was from her very personal experience. my heart was hurting so much for her.)

    also at that time for the first time in my life, i well and truly understand what poetry actually means. its even more interesting when i can see what she sees through the poems. i get it when she mentions "his mad insane laughs" (bcs it IS indeed insane), and

    when malie first showed me her first 19 pages of poetry collection she wrote, i was in absolute awe and i teared up because it was THAT good (and also because it was from her very personal experience. my heart was hurting so much for her.)

    also at that time for the first time in my life, i well and truly understand what poetry actually means. its even more interesting when i can see what she sees through the poems. i get it when she mentions "his mad insane laughs" (bcs it IS indeed insane), and "i loved waking up to the view of my glorious bookshelf " (bcs ive been in her room and yep that bookshelf is glorious mals) and the poem "that red cardigan" (bcs i know which cardigan she meant). It's truly a new experience for me.

    Now that it's a published book, i couldn't be prouder of Kamalia Hasni.

    (My illustration is in page 59 anyway heheh)

  • Sabine

    The poems that Malie, the author of this book, wrote were so very real and emotional. they touched me so much even though I haven’t been through a breakup myself. hopefully she’ll come out with more poetry BUT I definitely wish for her to not have to go through something this rough in order to create beautiful poetry like this :)

  • heyitsbookishme

    Give a woman love and hope, and she might just write a book on you. It's up to you though - on whether it would be about her happiness, or grief.

    An Ocean of Grey is a poetry book written by my dear friend, Kamalia Hasni aka Malie, and it is the very first book published by her and two of my other friends - Adora and Nabilah - under Meraki Press. I've been following their publishing journey for some time now so it is truly exciting and inspiring to see all of it finally coming together.

    Breaking u

    Give a woman love and hope, and she might just write a book on you. It's up to you though - on whether it would be about her happiness, or grief.

    An Ocean of Grey is a poetry book written by my dear friend, Kamalia Hasni aka Malie, and it is the very first book published by her and two of my other friends - Adora and Nabilah - under Meraki Press. I've been following their publishing journey for some time now so it is truly exciting and inspiring to see all of it finally coming together.

    Breaking up, losing love, having our souls crushed - synonyms of experiencing life at its most fundamental. We put out hearts out there to only have it torn. But yet, we continue doing so, never to give up on finding love again. We are all broken pieces of happy memories, laughters, shared dreams, hope - yes, hope - to love and be loved by a person who would choose us, over and over again. We keep this little spark of faith in our hearts, not wanting to show the world our vulnerabilities.

    Malie, on the other hand, has chosen to pen it all on paper. All in this book, jewel, we now have in our hands. Her experience of heartbreak, healing and loving herself again. We call it - raw, real, bare.

    We call it - An Ocean of Grey.

    I can feel the depth of her words, thoughts in every page. Each piece is accompanied by a beautiful illustration and titles of songs which capture the mood she was in, and what she felt at that very moment. A lot of thought and effort was put into ensuring the reader could take it all in, one memory at a time, one event at a time. I can feel her emotions, and empathise on her struggles. It was all so relatable, so if you are going through or have gone through such love and lost, it will remind you that we broken souls are not that much different after all. But we are still fighting today, we are still doing all we can to be the best versions of ourselves.

    An honest account yet emotional roller coaster - that's what you have gifted the world, Malie. But like all crazy roller coasters, it comes to an end eventually. We then work our way to heal completely, we will then love again. There is a piece in the book which is divided into 3 parts on what Malie felt she should have said when her relationship ended - sampai hati. It appears at the beginning, mid-book and towards the end. Within this piece alone, you can witness her 3 different stages of healing, and since I generally love clever ties, connectivity within a story, I thought this perfectly summed the book - making it feel complete and whole.

    Thank you for sharing with us this piece of your heart, Malie. I will certainly treasure this book as proof that no matter what people say, no matter the hurt, there is still love out there. One day, one day, we would find it with the right one.

    Rating:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

  • stefiereads

    2.5 stars

    First of all thank you to Kamalia and Meraki Press for sending this book my way :)

    Let me just say that the illustration is super gorgeous, and the cover is undoubtedly beautiful!

    Reading this book has been fun. However, as much as I want to love it, it’s an okay read for me. The writing is so raw that I feel like reading someone’s diary 🙈 It’s not a bad thing. I like how honest Kamalia is. But, perhaps the way that she express her feelings here are just not my cup of tea :)

    Overall, I am

    2.5 stars

    First of all thank you to Kamalia and Meraki Press for sending this book my way :)

    Let me just say that the illustration is super gorgeous, and the cover is undoubtedly beautiful!

    Reading this book has been fun. However, as much as I want to love it, it’s an okay read for me. The writing is so raw that I feel like reading someone’s diary 🙈 It’s not a bad thing. I like how honest Kamalia is. But, perhaps the way that she express her feelings here are just not my cup of tea :)

    Overall, I am pretty sure that lots and lots of people will love this book and can relate to what she’s been through.

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