Underneath my Soul by Yolanda De Iuliis



The author sent me an advanced reader’s copy (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  4.5  of  5  stars


(by Goodreads)

“Underneath my Soul” is a poetry book with a difference. It faces you with the raw ideas and thoughts of a writer transitioning through adolescence, young adulthood, and finally as an adult. In which the world is discovered in a completely different light. It has taken De Iuliis over 10 years to write, complete and publish. Now presented to you is the work of a girl who wants to make you fall in love with her words, memories and writing. www.yolandadeiuliis.com


Genre(s):  Poetry

Series:  n.a.

Length:  72 pages

Release Date:  2015-09-18



The elements

Rain clouds which gather up inside the sky,
Sand grains fall under the ground as I hold you in my arms,
We hear no sound, do you hear a sound?

The elements in our heart become one.  […]


My Opinion

This book is a collection of poetry and personal growth.

With Underneath my Soul, Yolanda De Iuliis has created a thoughtful poetry collection – a journey of her soul. The poems spoke to me, time did not matter – there was no wish to hurry through. I had a great time ‘visiting’ Underneath my Soul; journeying to a different time and place.

This is for you if you like thoughtful poetry.

In brief:

Writing Great
Plot n.a.
Mood Thoughtful
Pace n.a.
Characters n.a.
Violence n.a.
Sexual content No sexual content
POV First person


About the author

Yolanda De Iuliis was born in North Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1985. She grew up with an Italian/Irish background which soon led to an awareness of identity confusion within herself. From the age of 20 she left the countryside to explore not only city life but to encounter the other side of the world and for over ten years has been travelling to every continent to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible. After ten years of writing and collecting her autobiographical poetry she published Underneath my Soul (2015) which shows her growing from adolescence to adulthood using only poetry as a means of telling her story.

De Iuliis resides in her home town of Irvine, Ayrshire, for the time being and her current academic venture is Classical Studies combined with Modern Greek. French and Greek philosophies have also been studied and observed to motivate her mind in producing different thoughts and ideas. Her passion to write and provide an insight for others is not only her mission but her reason to exist.


Connect with the Author:


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Underneath my Soul?  Or – if you did not yet read Underneath my Soul – are you now interested in reading it yourself?


I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


10 Statements – Yolanda De Iuliis


3 thoughts on “Underneath my Soul by Yolanda De Iuliis

    • It is also a very interesting read, Annika. The poem I partially cited as a teaser is one that talked to me. As poetry is not one of my usual genres, this was impressive.

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