The Princes Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Expected publication 14 February 2017
I was given an ARC of this by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
The princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending.
From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.
Warning: this is not a fairy tale.
WHAT I THOUGHT
This is my first time reading this poet.
I thought The Princess Saves Herself In This One was an astonishing collection of poems. This collection contains the type of poems I love; intense, personal, full of dark and light, words and images that speak to the deepest, darkest part of me. The Princess Saves Herself In This One is full of beauty and pain and things that hurt and make you ache know you’re really alive. The poems in this remarkable collection are clearly and deeply personal and at time I felt like I was invading the poet’s privacy. I would have devoured this in one sitting but I had to force myself to put it aside to do other things but as soon as I had some spare time I had to keep reading. Poetry is very personal and what a thousand people will love another fifteen hundred more will hate. I read a lot of poetry and write it as well so know what I like and what speaks to me. The Princess Saves Herself In This One spoke volumes to me. I loved it and would highly recommend it. These poems are raw and emotional and rather astonishing.