Picking up this poetry collection couldn’t have come at a better time with having just read a book about powerful witches by Leslye Walton: The Price Guide to the Occult.
I really took to heart Amanda Lovelace’s The Princess Saves Herself in This One for its raw and honest take on love, loss, grief, and healing. Plus, the many feminist poems. So with this follow-up collection, I was keen on reconnecting with the author through her words.
As the blurb states, these moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. The main focus is on self-love and acceptance, feminism, girl-power, and women supporting women. So I missed my favorite section of having more personal poems.
And with the focus being more on the aforementioned, I feel like I didn’t take in anything new and refreshing from the collection. If I take a scroll through my recent retweets on Twitter (@bookspoils), I can definitely see the same notions present in the witch doesn’t burn in this one. But they’re important messages to convey so I didn’t mind the resemblance that much.
On that note, the poems that really stood out to me were the following:
These are still sitting with me.
ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Expected publication: March 6th, 2018