REVIEW: Women Are Some Kind Of Magic by Amanda LoveLace
Updated: Sep 22, 2020
Princess Saves Herself in This One:
This book has gotten a lot of bad reviews in the past but I actually enjoyed it. People are bashing this book because it seems like Amanda Lovelace is just making poetry just by entering the space key but I might be the only one who doesn’t think this. Poetry is about the words and the emotions it makes you feel. In all my life, I’ve hated poetry because it was boring and lacked the emotions but to others it didn’t. It’s all about somebody’s point of view and opinion. These words give me emotions and make me feel things. People such as Amanda LoveLace, Atticus and of course Rupi Kaur may come from the modern poetry era but it doesn’t make it any less poetry. People just love to be literary snobs. Like people say that anything that isn’t classics, isn’t reading. That is not the case.
Anyway, the Princess Saves Herself in This One is broken up into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The words just hit home for me. It explores life and all the limitations that come with it. Grief, healing and even some uplifting parts, love. One of my favourite lines from this poetry book is that ‘Silence has always been my loudest scream’. It’s like the saying silence is defeaning. It says more about us than we actually think.
Overall 5 out of 5 stars.
The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One:
Man oh man! I loved this so much. Thank you to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read an e-arc of this amazing book. #gifted
I first read this book just before it came out and it was such a wild ride. 2017 was the year of poetry for me. I hated poetry growing up so this series and modern poetry in itself brought back a love for it that I once had. Modern poetry has such an impact on me. This poetry collection brought out the more feminist side in me. With words that can uplift me and make me fight the world. This is how every book that I love should make me feel. Like I’m on top of the world. And honestly it did. I wrote another lamer review for this book when I first started on Netgalley but yet it still got a top reviewer mark for it. For some reason the publishers liked what I had to say and I still can’t believe it to this day that people give me #gifted books to me for an honest review but thank you to Amanda Lovelace for making such an incredible collection.
5 out of 5 stars.
The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One:
The last book in the trilogy of poetry by Amanda Lovelace is The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One. So if you’ve been a fan of the previous two, you would definitely love this one too. This one like the others focuses a bit on folklore. This one focuses on mermaids and sirens. About how they can lose their voices and what they can do to have them returned to them. Sirens sing and to men and as such often get blamed in fairytales for luring men away from their beloveds. Victim blaming is something that goes on this world and this is what Amanda LoveLace is trying to convey. Victim Blaming happens in the most blatant of places, as it is so ingrained in our society. From facebook comments to what women wear to work. It happens a lot in this world and the #MeToo tries to combat this. And I believe this poetry could help these people understand it is not them. It is the people that rape and sexually assault people that are to blame. It is about regaining that voice from those people that steal it. I seriously love this premise behind this book but I do feel she relied on the previous themes as well a bit too much. The Witch and the Princess were mentioned much more than the Mermaid but this could be due to the fact that this is the last book in the series.
In addition to this, we got some guest poets in this edition. From Nikita Gill who is the author behind Wild Embers to Jenna Clare who some people may know from her infamous photography of the booktube community, but is such an amazing poet with her debut book out this year. Honestly, this series has given me life to move on and I will march on with the knowledge that Amanda Lovelace gave me.
- i still have every part of myself.
4 out of 5 stars.