The Picky Bookworm

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Eris Rising by Courtney Ramm is a memoir of love, hate, hope and despair. All these things made the book what it was. Once I started reading, I had a hard time putting the book down. I had to know what was going to happen to this woman I felt was so similar to myself.

Thank you to Netgalley for a free copy of this book, in return for an honest review.

Introduction

Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, is the perfect epitome of this memoir by Courtney Ramm. She is considered to be the perfect example of female empowerment. According to the introduction, “Eris represents the feminine warrior spirit, rising to reclaim her place in a world long fractured by patriarchal power. Eris, in all her mighty glory, comes to set things straight, to balance the scales.”

This memoir has received mixed reviews, but I land on the positive side of those opinions. I love that Courtney allowed herself to be so vulnerable, and despite the fact that the book seems to read a little fractured, in the end the story is a perfect example of a woman balancing the scales in her life, and learning to live with her own power.

Synopsis

Eris Rising by Courtney Ramm

Eris Rising tells the story of Courtney during an 18-month period in her life. She had met Marcus, and despite multiple red flags, she became embroiled in a relationship with him. Throughout the book, Courtney reminds us that she saw all the red flags, but ignored them despite her knowing what they were.

As time went on, Courtney was able to find her inner strength, and realize her own power. She was able to balance the scales of her life, and become who she was meant to be.

My Thoughts

Personally, I’ve been in some pretty weird/awful relationships. I’ve never been through exactly what Courtney has, but I still relate to her. I’ve ignored red flags before, and been in relationships I never should have been in, all because I didn’t want to be alone, and I thought that I was desperately in love. All the things that Courtney went through all served to make her the person she is now.

If you enjoy reading memoirs, please consider buying Eris Rising. It is easily one of my favorites that I’ve read. Again, the reading seems a little fractured, but in the end it will all make sense. Please let me know below if you’ve read this book and what you thought!

“Eris calls us to embrace our power and muster the courage to see the truth, to face oppression, and to fiercely protect what is sacred. Now is the time for Eris to rise.”

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