Title: The Princess Saves Herself in this One
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Publication date: April 23, 2016, March 23, 2017
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genres: Poetry, Feminism, Non-Fiction
Format: e-ARC/Netgalley and purchased a print copy
About the Book:
the princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending.
A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.
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I have been holding out on reviewing this book for the longest time, because I don’t know where to start. The Princess Saves Herself In This One is empowering and emotional and breathtaking. Amanda Lovelace’s words are raw, gritty, realistic, and brutally honest. I loved how one poem that portrays vulnerability can shatter you into a million pieces but then another poem could make you feel loved and whole again.
Lovelace’s words strike a definitive aurora of emotions. Her words are passionate and striking and grows stronger with each word you read. While reading this collection of poetry, I was constantly marking up pages of favorite lines and favorite poems–I could not just pick one.
Overall, I found The Princess Saves Herself In This One to be beautiful and emotional. Lovelace has a special craft for poetry and I cannot wait to read more of her work in the future. I felt like I was back in college and falling in love with my all favorite female poets, like Anne Sexton, Louise Glück, and Sylvia Plath, all over again.
NOTE: Thank you to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me an e-galley/e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All statements and opinions are my own.
4 thoughts on “If It’s Not a Rant, It’s a Rave: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace”
I’ve been meaning to get to this for a while now, so glad you enjoyed it! Great review 🙂
Thank you. I was thinking about going into depth with the poems I loved but I was afraid I would spoil them for future readers. I hope you enjoy it.
Yes I agree, I think you said just the right amount about them. Thank you! 🙂
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