Review: The Princess Saves Herself in this One – Amanda Lovelace

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A short poetry connection that delves into the tragic life of the author.


Why this book?: It was for free on Amazon, and I heard a lot about this book. Why not?

Heartbreakingly raw

The main reason I decided to finally pick of this poetry collection, despite not having read much poetry before, is because of an hour-long car ride where I couldn’t focus on my other book. I also know, slightly, of the author who wrote this book, whom I follow on her tumblr blog. (The raving reviews may have also had a reason behind me finally reading it, as well as it being free on kindle for a limited time.)

The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace is a quick poetry read that focuses around her life and how she survived. It also tells how to save yourself, and supports you in doing so.

While the small details didn’t line up for me, this book still hit me harder than I was expecting. I found myself holding back tears, because of how Ms. Lovelace suffered and realizing how much I related to the book—despite thinking for myself that it wasn’t that bad. The poetry hits hard, even if you don’t relate to the book at all, because you can still feel how heart-felt every word is, and what it means for the author herself.

The book itself is rather short—I read it in about a half-hour, reading all the way through and highlighting the crap out of it on my kindle.

Final Rating: ★★★★★

Overall?

There’s not much more I can say, without repeating myself. The book is so raw and full of emotion that you know that the author is trying to purge herself of these feelings when writing this book, trying to get them off her shoulders. They’ll still be there, but getting them out and sharing them with the world helps.

Would I Recommend?

I know a few friends that this book would greatly impact, and I will be recommending it to them. If this book impacted me the way it did, then they might need a shoulder to lean on when they finally get to this book.


The Princess Saves Herself in This One
Additional Information:

Published: April 23rd, 2016

Publisher: CreateSpace

Page Count: 156

Genre: Poetry

Synopsis: via Goodreads

“ah, life-
the thing
that happens
to us
while we’re off
somewhere else
blowing on
dandelions
& wishing
ourselves into
the pages of
our favorite
fairy tales.”

a poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

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