Review: the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
by Amanda Lovelace
Publishers: Andrew McMeel Publishing
Published: February 14, 2017
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.
Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of the book in exchange for a review!
Cover: I like the simplicity of this cover. The black and white is easy to read, the font clear, and the format gives an insight as to what is going to be shown in the book itself.
I adore Lovelace's poetry. It plucks the heartstrings and takes us on a journey of a woman that starts out as a sad, scared little girl to a queen of her own destiny. We see heartbreak (so much) and feel so deeply for the narrator.
There is such beautiful and vivid imagery in this book that I find myself dreaming of my own poems, and am inspired to write them down, due to the author's own urging to write your own story, and that poetry can be whatever you want it to be.
About the Author:
amanda lovelace is a poetess & storyteller whose words have been shared in her local coffee shop & her tumblr blogs. she currently lives in new jersey with her fiancé. she received her A.A. in english literature from brookdale community college in 2014. as of 2016, she is working toward her B.A. in english literature & sociology at kean university. what she will do next, nobody knows-not even her. for now, you can find her reading anything she can get her hands on, writing while she should probably be paying attention in class, thinking about writing but not actually writing, drinking an inordinate amount of coffee, & blogging about books. on top of all this she is a lover of all things cat-related as well as a staunch mermaid enthusiast. she considers herself to be a feminist & a social justice advocate. you can also find her as ladybookmad on twitter, instagram, & tumblr.