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Reviewed by Julia Schemmer for Readers' Favorite
For many, the only way that they can express themselves is through the written word. In Ignite Your Soul, Release Your Mind Vol. 1 by author Mario Gabriel Adame, this is exemplified through his extensive use of poetry and figurative language. The book has seven different sections that relate to different parts of someone's life. Personally written, this book will touch your heart and make you smile. Adame has a true gift with words, especially in poetry. All of his fears, joys, and frustrations are on paper for the world to see. His transparency is contagious, and his joy in writing evident. Adame truly has the heart of an artist, and will change your perspective through his poems.
Mario Gabriel Adame, author of Ignite Your Soul, Release Your Mind Vol. 1, describes poetry as "my self-maintaining emotional thermostat." Throughout his beautifully written collection of poetry, this truth becomes more and more apparent. Adame is a prolific poet, with a unique ability of taking his life experiences and turning them into art. Overall, I was very impressed with this book. One of my favorite poems was called 'My Place.' Immediately, I was taken into the mind of Adame, walking through his experiences right with him. This book is a beautiful recollection of the human spirit and its triumphs and trials. If you are a poetry enthusiast, or want to try something new, I recommend that you read this amazing work. Transparent, humble, and raw; this book will not disappoint your need for an escape outside of reality.