Title: the princess saves herself in this one
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Publication Date: April 23, 2016
Goodreads Synopsis: “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.
I posted last week that the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace is on my August TBR list. Well, I can cross it off because I read it!
I heard so much about this book on Twitter, as I follow Amanda Lovelace. (Completely accidental may I add). I had never read a poetry book before, but I like verse books. I decided to give this book a try. Needless to say, I loved it.
the princess saves herself in this one is about the life experiences of the author Amanda Lovelace. The pain she went through from abuse all the way through the start of her healing process.
As I read through the poems, I went from happy to sad to mad. A waterfall of emotions cascaded over me as I went through each of the poems. Everything about this collection of poems is fantastic. I ended up marking 18 poems that really stuck with me. And I’m sure if I read it again I will mark much more!
Now here are my thoughts:
Style– I liked the way that Amanda Lovelace wrote each poem. With the exception of a few poems, each followed the same pattern. The poem and then a type of summary line. It was very clever and made each poem hit home.
Relatability- I found that many of the poems were relatable. Which if you look at my next point, is why I had such a hard time choosing my favorites. I feel as if I can relate to what she is saying and piece that into a point in my life.
Emotions- I combined these three categories into one just so I don’t have too much repetition. This collection is something straight from the heart. The heart that feels all of these many feelings. So many poems stood out for each category, but I would have to post the entire book for the number of poems that stood out. (I barely was able to choose my top 4 poems in the image above!) It is a mixture of powerful, and heartbreaking, and sweet all into one book.
Overall, the princess saves herself in this one was the best introduction to poetry. It was full of varying emotions. I resonated with some of the poems and felt heartbroken for others. I can’t wait till Amanda Lovelace’s new book the witch doesn’t burn in this one (You can pre-order it now at Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N | Book Depository)! It’s available March 6, 2018!) I give the princess saves herself in this one…
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