If It’s Not A Rant, It’s A Rave: of The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace

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Title:
 The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing

Release Date: March 6, 2018
Genres: Poetry, Feminism

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Synopsis:

2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace returns in the witch doesn’t burn in this one — the bold second book in her “women are some kind of magic” series. 

The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.


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You guys, Amanda Lovelace has done it again. Amanda’s poems in The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One are an eye-opening message to a past that has shaped women and feminism. The message picks up on women’s continuing struggle to break out of the box because we are told that we are too fragile and emotional and weak for the outside world.

As a collection of poems, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One is empowering and bold and I could feel my soul ignite with the courage and indestructibility that Lovelace ingrains through each stanza and each word. I love that these poems are emotional and raw. They are the words of a survivor and a fighter.

Lovelace’s poems do not act like a wake up call for the reality of what woman have faced and continue to face; instead it is a siren song: “You are fierce, you are beautiful, you are worth it, you are flames…Burn! Leave a path of ashes for the past to acknowledge where you came from, but also a path towards a future of change. Overall, I loved this collection of poems, because each poem is a reflection of loss, grief, acceptance, self-love, strength, and/or healing. I read the book in one sitting, and I can see many rereads of it in the future. 

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Note:   I was not provided a copy of this book by the author or the publisher in exchange for a review. I bought this book with my own funds, and I reviewed the book at my own discretion.  All statements and opinions in this review are mine. 

If It’s Not a Rant, It’s a Rave: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

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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.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N |  The Book Depository


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.

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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.

 

W…W…W…Wednesday: 03/15/2017

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W…W…W…Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words and includes Three Ws:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

(Click on the book cover to be linked to its Goodreads page)

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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I love being back in this world! The main character is sassy, selfless, and sarcastic, which I love so so much. And the story reads like a movie with well-paced action and great character development! I just wish the love interests were together in more scenes.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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I loved this collection of poetry. I should have a review up in the next few weeks (that will probably won’t do it justice).

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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I haven’t heard much hype about this book, but the cover just speaks to me!!! *cough* Coffee is life. *cough cough*

How does your week of reading look?

W…W…W…Wednesday: 3/8/2017

W…W…W…Wednesday

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W…W…W…Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words and includes Three Ws:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

(Click on the book cover to be linked to its Goodreads page)

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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Wow, the words and poetic form of this book are beautiful and heartbreaking. I already know that this book is going to be emotionally hard for me to review, but I look forward to letting my heart spill.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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Loved this book. Full review and blog post will be up on Friday.

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If you love fandoms, you will love this book. My blog post for the Queens of Geek tour will be up next week! 

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I love this series. And Starfall did not disappoint. This book reads like a sci-fi TV episode, and I was on the edge of my seat for the entire journey. Full review post to come.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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AHHH…I cannot wait to jump into this series and world again.