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Poetry Review: the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace

the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
Series: women are some kind of magic #1

Poetry ∴ Feminism ∴ Nonfiction
Published April 23rd 2016 by CreateSpace
Paperback ∴ 156 pages

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“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

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.

Woah. Just woah. I’m not a super fan of poetry, but I wanted to support Amanda and her first book so, here I am. I bought both the ebook and a physical copy, just because I couldn’t wait for the physical one to come in the mail. I can safely say I was not disappointed. This is definitely going in my list of favorites. Amanda’s writing is so clean and simple, but the way she puts words together is painfully moving. I read every single word in this book and was desperate to finish it.

It’s a really short books, but poetry collections are usually short (the only other collection I have to compare it to is Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove). I devoured it in one sitting and loved every second of it. It gave me chills the whole time. Just imagine: Chills. For an hour. Non-stop. Pretty intense, right?

So, 5+ stars because I can’t actually give more. If your heart doesn’t ache while reading this, you better go back and read it again because you read it wrong.

∴ 5 stars ∴

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