Book Review | The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One

the witch doesn't burn in this one.jpgTitle: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One (Women are Some Kind of Magic #2) by Amanda Lovelace

Pages: 208

Genres: Poetry

Published by: Andrews McMeel Publishing (Mar. 6th, 2018)


2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace returns in the witch doesn’t burn in this one — the bold second book in her “women are some kind of magic” series.

The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.

The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One (Women Are Some Kind Of Magic, #2)

What I Thought

*I received this ebook in exchange for an honest review.  A huge thank you to NetGalley and the publisher!*

I’ve been following Amanda Lovelace, aka ladybookmad, for several years, even way back during her Tumblr days.  She’s so kind, honest, and empowering, and I was SO excited for, and ended up really enjoying The Princess Saves Herself in This One.  So,  when I found out about book #2, I really wanted to read it.  Even though I don’t read poetry very often, I’m still happy I was able to read this book!

Like I said, I don’t read a lot of poetry, but despite that, there’s just something in Amanda Lovelace’s writing that is just so readable and relatable.  Her writing is so honest, raw, and personal.  This book, along with book #1, really allows you to get inside the author’s head.  I felt what she felt.  The anger, the pain, the hurt, the hope; I felt it all.

Because of how personal The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One is, though, it makes it difficult for me to review.  Every person experiences things differently, and so while I do not agree with everything the author wrote about, and the way she handled certain things might not be how I would react, this book is honest and true to herself.  For that, I appreciate it.  That being said, I do not think I enjoyed this book as much as her first one.  I, personally, just could not connect as well.  There were several poems that really stood out to me that I adored, but the rest of them just didn’t grab me the same way as they did in The Princess Saves Herself in This One.

I think this book is not for everyone.  I will say, though, that I think this book really will speak to, inspire, motivate, and touch someone. So, even though I didn’t love it, I know that someone else will.  I would recommend this book anyone who is a fan of modern poetry, or is looking for something different to read.

2 and half stars 2

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