the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelacethe princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace

the princess saves herself in this one

byAmanda Lovelace

Paperback | February 14, 2017

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Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award, 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.

the princess saves herself in this one is the first book in the "women are some kind of magic" series.
Amanda Lovelace is an American poet. Her debut poetry collection is entitled, The Princess Saves Herself in This One. It was named Goodreads Choice Awards Best Poetry in 2016.
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Title:the princess saves herself in this oneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:Andrews McMeel PublishingLanguage:English

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amanda Lovelace is a poetic goddess I bought this book during a really rough time in my life, & it changed me for good. Things will be okay. Good to have around for a pick-me-up.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Female Empowerment Poetry A beautiful collection of the female experience put into poetry. Amanda Lovelace is not afraid to confront uncomfortable and taboo topics that her life has brought her. She is also not afraid to celebrate the joys and triumphs also. The metaphors of princesses, queens, damsels and dragons sit close to home with our younger selves, making what she writes all the more vulnerable.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful loved the feminism and the way she talks about mental health
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Collection of Poetry Lovelace relays her emotion in such a relatable and understandable way. She makes the hardest concepts of her mental health easier to understand through her wisely chosen words.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay not too impressed.I liked it, didn't love it though. It didn't have much wow factor
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely loved this! This book was phenomenal and heartbreaking and empowering, though I found myself frequently having to take breaks between poems, as they were so powerful they nearly knocked the air from my lungs. Rupi Kaur has such a spell-binding way of writing, and I strongly recommend this. Though I'd also advise keeping a box of tissues on hand!
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I adored the story told throughout her work. The layout contributed to the whole feel of it nicely. However, it is quite the quick read.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Collection Relatable, powerful - a really great collection of poems. Lovelace really delivers - excited to read her next compilation!
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Concept A series of personal poems, Jhene Aiko finds inspiration from family, friends, and her surroundings. There are some poems that come off short, but the long entries are worth a second read. My favourite pieces include the poem about a tree and her brother. I can't wait to see what comes next from the artist, she is an inspiration.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So Close This was a book filled with several absolutely stunning poems, and a bunch of alright ones. Worth the buy for those amazing poems, though.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average I liked it, didn't love it though. It didn't have much wow factor
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tumblr threw up in a book I also read Milk and Honey. While it tried to recreate the same effect, the "poetry" in this book was superficial and felt empty. Not an enjoyable read. Some pages are barely poetry nor artistic in any way.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from overall good i really enjoyed some of these poems but found others a bit repetitive at times
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Empowering Empowering and beautiful. A composition of poetry that is bound to resonate within ones soul. It is empowering because there are poems that demonstrate ideas of self worth, self love, and self identity. It portrays ideas that I think a lot of people can relate to.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shocked I got this as a present and let me tell you, I was shocked with every page. Every page was meaningful in its own way and the play-on words made it more interesting to read. It is also a nice twist from the usual happy life as it introduces a world of suffering, one that is hidden from society. The only problem I had with this book is that it portrayed boys as villains and although I understand the story, books should stop mentioning that only boys are evil and girls aren't. Despite all of this, I am looking afford to her sequel!
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick and Okay I started this book on my way to work and was done the whole book by 9am! It's well written and interesting, but I felt more sympathy than empathy for the author, but I think that's just because it was such a quick visit. Worth the read. Came as a recommendation from my boss!
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I bought this book based on the title and I also read some of the samples online and I fell in love with the way Amanda writes. If you want a good read this is the one for you. Even re-reading it never gets old.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Difficult Read, On Several Levels Closer to a 3.5, and I wish I could say I loved - or at least liked - this book enough to give it a four out of five stars, but it was just missing that certain something for me. The first three-quarters of the book was incredibly difficult to push through. But at the same time, I understand why Lovelace wrote this section the way that she did, and not only for the fact that it makes the final section so incredibly empowering. This last quarter, simply titled "you", is by far my favorite part of this book. I feel emotionally wrung out and left out to dry, but I also feel better for having read this book. It boldly addresses so many issues and thoughts and questions that every woman has had at some point in her life, neither accepts nor offers any apologies for it, and gently but firmly pushes these women back onto their feet, bolstering them with the strength necessary to push on. That being said, the reason I gave this book a mere three star-rating is because her writing style definitely takes some adjusting to. One "poem" is a single line, yet it occupies the page by itself. I don't care for the formatting of this book - I personally feel that it's a blatant waste of trees and paper - but I was brought to the brink of tears at times while reading, and as I mentioned above, the final quarter is beautifully done. I am on the fence as to whether I will read more of Lovelace's work, but I am satisfied with my decision to at least read this one. Overall: not worth the hype surrounding it, but worth a read if you can bear with the odd formatting and style of poetry.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and simple Beautiful brief poems to get the emotions stirring, I couldn't put it down until I was finished, and always enjoy re-reading
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heck YES! I bought this a few months ago, and have read it over and over again. Inspirational to all women, thought-provoking, and makes you feel all the feels.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfort in words at the right time I feel like you can only understand poetry when you are in a certain mindset, or else it will seem useless. That said, I needed to read about how we can save ourselves, how there are things that don't define us and how we can come out stronger than before. I was going through a lot in my life at the moment I read this and it just felt amazing to find comfort in words.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 2Fish I can't say this was my cup of tea, but I can see how it would be other peoples. I personally couldn't relate to it, which is very important with contemporary poetry. I would still recommend this book however as she has a powerful voice and interesting poetry.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Gem This was given to me as a gift by a female friend.I think it is a good gift for women to pass down or gift to other important women in their lives. I found it had many poems that both myself and others could relate to. Trigger warning is given at the start as it does touch on some sensitive topics.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ!!! Truly Inspirational!! For all strong women everywhere...a MUST READ!! Truly inspiring and surprising! LOVED IT!!
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it and can't wait for more I bought this book because of the title, and while I'm not a big poetry fan. I FEEL IN LOVE with this book. Brought me to tears.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES! This book makes my soul dance. So much love, sadness, acceptance and discovery of self in this amazingly well written book. You should definitely give it a try!
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rediscovering Jhené Amazing book. It just makes you realize how much of a beautiful soul she has! Also great insight into the lyrics of her album Trip!
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointed The title calls you in, kind of expected it to be strong and empowering. There were maybe 4 poems out of the entire book that I actually liked, but the rest was difficult to get through.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poems, poems, poems If you are not a fan of poetry, even you should give this one a try. I would definitely recommend this to every young girl out there as this helps with the notion of self-worth.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved it! i bought this before Christmas and just got around to reading it. the book was amazing and i highly recommend it to anyone who loves poetry and isn't afraid to read about some touchy subjects.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rebirth your soul! I read this in a bad moment of my life and it help me! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Poetry! Very emotional and heartfelt poem book. The poet is very talented and I enjoyed this a lot
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't Judge This Book by Its Cover Everything about this books cover was calling to me and I was so excited to start it. I opened the book and I had to force myself to finish it. I really wanted to love it but I just couldn't.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing. The power in the title made me excited to read this book but it was very mediocre. Not as feminist-based and intellectual as I expected it to be, but regardless, I love poetry so I won't rate it one star.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jhene Aiko, the Poet A beautiful collection of poems. She is an amazing storyteller in her poets just like she is in her songs.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable This was a very a very enjoyable read for me. Maybe of the things in the book spoke to me and I felt really happy as I read each pager and turned to the next. I really enjoyed reading this book and I will for sure read it again!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Over hyped It was good but nothing outstanding. I don't regret buying but I prefer other poety books over this one.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful My friend gave this to me to read and I loved it so much! I plan on buying a copy for myself. It's really good for teens who struggle with self esteem issues and love to read.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh This book seems over-hyped and I don't totally regret buying it, but not particularly glad that I did. It seems overrated but perhaps it's one of those books you either love or don't care for. I don't particularly care for it and I don't like the use of italics
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! "when i had no friends i reached inside my beloved books & sculpted some out of 12 pt times new roman -& it was almost good enough"
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from raw, beautiful, heart breaking, inspiring, and so much more Amanda Lovelace's debut poetry book is inspiring, it is raw, beautiful, heart breaking, inspiring, and so much more! I picked it up at the library on a whim and fell instantly in love (and had to go out and buy it right away). I cannot wait until the rest of Amanda's poetry to come out as physical books! <3
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from <3 I read this book in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. I admit that I cried at a few parts. It was beautiful. I feel like it can definately help people who are going through similar things to know that you are strong. You can get through whatever it is you're going through. I definately recommend it.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little boring The book is beautifully written but a little oppressive and hard to read. Some poems seem too long.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute Boring Garbage Just a bunch of Tumblr nonsense.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from easy read The book was ok and has an easy flow to it. finished it within a day. my only complaint is that some of the wording was either cut off from the edges or by the binding which made it difficult to read the full poem having to guess some of the words.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weak writing Stale, lazy, and uninspiring
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I bought this book and loved every bit of this
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage Pure garbage. I really wanted to love this book, but it was disappointing.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tumblr-esque garbage again Same as Rupi Kaur's tumblr-shock poetry. Dumb.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK !! This is one of those books you keep near your bed!. Jhene gives real content where i find newer poets skip over for the obvious feels
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Feminist crap Its not good its just some BS feminist narrative, poorly written and relying on oppression to tell a story over good narration LAME
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read the whole thing in one sitting I sat down in the bookstore and read all of it in an hour... I almost cired during it. i connect with this book a lot, and I'm very excited for her new book!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Profound Poetry I've never resonated this much with a book of poetry before, it was profound, unique, and now my new favourite poet.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I delayed reading this book as many people told me that Rupi Kaur's 'Milk and Honey' was similar but better. I read 'Milk and Honey' and enjoyed it but still had a nagging feeling that I would enjoy this book even more. I received this book for Christmas and read it in one sitting; I fell in love with the contrast between rhythm and harshness of the different poems. This book takes you on a journey that I think in some ways everyone can relate to at some point. I found myself thinking about who else in my life could benefit from reading it. As other reviewers have pointed out, it is a rollercoaster of a book. It both hurts your heart and heals it. If you are looking for something to simply 'read' I don't recommend this book as you will likely see it as simplistic or worse, teen-drama. But if you want to 'feel' the words on a page, do more than simply read them, this is the book for you.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love couldnt put this down was too interesting to read #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok A friend recommended this to me, and it was wonderful!
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I couldn't put this one down, and had to pre-order her next one the second I finished this one. Absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok everyone had been telling me to pick this book up, and I had super high expectations. However, when I actually read it, I realized it was NOT worth it
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a fan of this kind of 'poetry' To me, there was 1 poem that even resembled a poem and that was not terribly plain and simple for every 10 that were. I was not a fan of this, but if you read and enjoyed Milk and Honey and other similar Tumblr-style poetry books, you may want to give this a try.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick read The title caught my attention. A quick read but I think it can be important. Many different kinds of poems.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I borrowed this book from a friend to try and it was so good! read it in one sitting.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay the book was okay, easy quick read
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feel good book An empowering book that will make you smile from beginning to end. A little something to read before going to bed, or on the beach. Beautiful and gracious.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay A great read nevertheless.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book This was a quick read, but a good one. I enjoyed it. I feel like this is a book meant for certain people, so I would definitely recommend it to some people, those I feel would be able to appreciate it as much as I did. I feel like it was a good book, but not quite long enough, and personally I enjoy the raw and cutting poetry, more than any other types. But I really did enjoy this book, just wish it had been a little longer.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok the whole story is ok but the ending is bit disappointing
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A powerful read crucial to adolescent women I'm a woman in my early 20s, and I'm very glad I read this book. I'm normally not a poetry person, but this series of poems read exactly like a narrative. I purchased it on impulse because I freaking loved the title, and I ended up loving the whole book. Some poems made me ponder, some made me cry, and some made me feel like the queen of the world. Definitely not an easy read, but there's a section for every chapter of life; love, heartbreak, loss, empowerment.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice A nice book to read, definitely recommend it
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So-so Normally I enjoy poetry, but I personally had a difficult time connecting with this. I'm neutral.. found it so-so.. wasn't bad but didn't blow me away. Some poems didn't feel engaging and felt more like 1 or 2 words broken up on different lines to appear "poetry like"
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This story is so important and I would love to see more like it involving this content!!!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an amazing read! if you want an amazing read defnitaly check this book out!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my Favourites! I bought this book a few months ago and it is still today one of my favourite poetry books. You can see the growth in the person it self as well as how the words can be hard hitting and there were so many relatable moments in it as well. I definitely recommend this book and have already bought it for 2 of my friends.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I had high expectations when I purchased this novel, it was okay overall.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing I purchased this book during my poetry binge and I do not regret this one bit. Amanda's work is beautiful and I loved every word.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 2.8 stars There were some poems that were nice enough but they tended to either be super generic so that they read like the inspirational quotes people put on tacky posters or they were so incredibly specific to the poet’s own experiences that it was very difficult to connect with them. The formatting felt unoriginal and didn’t really add anything to the poems themselves (other than to maybe make them look like poems on the page???) I wish there were more powerful stuff in there. This book is almost like an introduction to feminist poetry and I was expecting (or at least hoping for) something a bit less superficial and surface-level.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book i wanted to read this for awhile - loved how real it was
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why? I never wanted you to l e a v e but you did anyway -it felt like abandon So, where's my book deal?
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! Powerful. Writer really makes you think and allows us to put ourselves in her shoes.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love a must buy. I have read it twice and its highly recommend it. Not going to lie, I bought it because the title was cute and it had good ratings and boyyyyyyy it was so worth it
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Powerful! Purchased this a while back and can't help but read it over and over again! Definitely helped me cope with a lot going on!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Made me think, an exceptional read
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book consumed me. I lived in every word, and felt every feeling.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quick read Calling all spiritually confused girls. this book really helped me.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Talks about issues present in our society.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good light read super nice read, super nice. I feel like it would be a good read on the beach
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the soul. Motivational and just plain lovely.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from touching in the most simple way possible super quick read. It gives you the minimalist vibe that a lot of people want from poetry these days. An empowering tale and captivating until the end.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Can't wait for the next one.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring I bought it last week and I've finished it in a day. It's short and sweet and to the point. I recommend this book for young girls
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Could not put this one down. I love Amanda's ability to captivate the reader with simple but powerful words. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love! empowering and very motivating!
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved it amanda lovelace is an amazing poet, she tells the story of her childhood and what she had to grow up with from her mother, she tells the story of her falling in love and all with wonderful references to princesses
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good, quick read I enjoyed the rawness of this book. Like you know everything and yet nothing about the author. Something to read when you're feeling down or frustrated because it resonates with you and then picks you up (if that makes sense).
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Empowering to those who feel lost I read this in a single sitting and found the story to be compelling. This gave me strength going through a hard break up and made me feel whole again.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it This book is worth buying #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Minimalist and enchanting I never knew I would like poetry this much. Her writing seems simple but is so full of meaning. Every girl should read this one at least once in her life. So worth it. I love it.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Read Going through this book of poems there were many times where I was thinking "Oh my gosh, this is me! This poem is about me!" I could relate to so much of what Amanda Lovelace was writing and it made it a very pleasurable and easy read for me. I think the beautiful thing about poetry is that it can be whatever you want it to be (which is actually something she says in this book). I am glad I bought this.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, LOVE!! I love both of Rupi Kaur's poetry collections - Milk and Honey and The Sun and her Flowers and I heard this one was similar. After reading a few of Lovelace's poems, I fell in love with her style of poetry writing. She sends an inspiring message across to all girls and women. I will definitely reread it many times. Would be a great read to buy for a daughter or friend.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok reading this gave me a different perspective
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish I had more to read I loved it, but it is really small for the price you pay...
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Some good poems, some okay
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected I picked this up while I was waiting for a friend on our way to the movies and I found myself reading almost the whole thing. I broke my book diet and brought it home with me. I haven't visited much poetry lately, but this really spoke to me. There were so many real and relatable poems right beside raw and painful ones. The emotion flows out of this. I am so happy to have this book at home with me and I look forward to the new one that should be out next year.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! This was such an empowering collection of poems. It was brutal, honest and deeply personal.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was fine I bought this book with relatively high expectations, which unfortunately this book did not exceed. The title would imply the speaker in this book rises above circumstance to find a new peace, but instead, the poems come across angsty and stubborn. I personally found the speaker of these poems a bit whiney (for lack of a better word), seemingly drawing from specific, unique experiences - with little effort made to make the poems accessible to the reader. While there were a few poems where the author conveyed clear and strong emotions, they did not resonate throughout the work. Overall the book was fine, but definitely not what I was expecting.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from no It's not especially well-written and basically serves as millennial bait.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful A very accessible poetic experience. This is not a book for those who believe that poetry must fit a particular form or be reminiscent of canonical literature. It is raw and emotive and explores universal themes.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Like a Tumblr Blog As boring as a Tumblr blog. Why is all of this Tumblr-esque poetry so popular right now? Not worth the money.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love! I heard many great things about this book and it did not disappoint!
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Very exciting! Great book! Very exciting!
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING. EXCEPTIONAL. BREATHTAKING. I've heard so many things about this book, and I'm SO GLAD i bought it! This book is real, raw, descriptive, and emotional. That said, it's not for the faint of heart. It goes into great detail about subjects we all know, but never bring up in casual conversation. An amazing read; a real page turner! Would definitely recommend. Great for the inner poet in all of us! :-)
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good!! I bought this book a little while back and it is a great read!
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love it really interesting and worth to read
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrific! When i bought this i was kind of hesitant bout reading it... but then when i started i couldent put this book down. Whoever needs a spirit and soul cleanse... then this is the book for you!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Such a beautiful, meaningful book. I want to buy a copy for every woman I know
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok read the partial arc for this and cant wait to get my hands on the rest soo excited its such an incredible thriller coming from a contemporary writer
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Overall, this book could have used some work but the general atmosphere was very gripping, and the character development was great!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing... This masterpiece... made me and my friend cry, its a must-read.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Bought this and loved it!!! Thank you!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Regal, indeed This book was on my TBR list for months and I finally had the chance to get it a few months ago. Poetry wasn't a genre I was all too familiar with so I didn't know if I would enjoy it all that much. However, I was truly impressed by the depth and how relate-able it was. It was beautiful because it was like going on a journey from being the princess every girl wanted to be when they were five-years-old to the strong, independent woman that you really are. And suddenly, you'll realize that you are more than regal; you are exceptional.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved!! I wish that it was longer but it was definitely a great book. And I'm thinking about reading it again.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok i love this book and would 10/10 recommend to anyone interested.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok i love this book and would 10/10 recommend to anyone interested.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting There needs to be that story where the princess saves the day and this was a great story.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG. READ THIS. Read this book if you want a collection of words to touch your soul and love it back to life. This book is all kinds of beautiful. 100% real, raw, and emotional; the way poetry should be. Definitely one hell of a page turner.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from sure im ready for the life-enlightening-and-broadening-my-perspective story
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing Similar to the other reviews, I picked it up thinking it was more feminist and empowering women and whatnot, however it is much more than that. Definitely perfect for people going through grief, mental illnesses, etc. I found I was able to relate to it, especially with how raw it is.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read I stopped into chapters the other day and sat down and read this book in an hour. I couldn't put it down. The author's poetry is incredibly relateable and so raw. There were some points in the book I was near tears. The happy ending was an incredible way to wrap it all up.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touched me more than I thought it would I was ready for some deep poetry about women being badass and feminism but, man oh man, this was so much more raw and painful, and it hit me hard! It does indeed speak of badass women but, more so, of all the deceptions and suffering they had to go through and all the lessons that had to be learned. This book is for anyone going through a rough time. It doesn't sugarcoat it; it deals with important issues such as mental illness and grief. And the hope that things can't always be all bad. This book is about survival.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring This book has flipped my world upside down and right side up again countless times. Incredible.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Really beautiful and powerful poetry.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I really enjoyed this book, the poems are beautiful.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I love the way Amanda Lovelace writes!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Eh... Compared to Milk & Honey this doesn't hold a candle to it. A lot of the blurbs are very Tumblr-esque and they're not really unique. However, with that being said, I do like the topics it touches up on and the empowerment towards the end.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes!! While it's very modern as a style and content, I love it and it made me fall in love with the genre. I could relate to most of the poem in this and I can reread them all the time.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from empowering in contrast to Milk and Honey, this type of poetry really opens up how everyone is worth more than just their relationship and takes you on a journey of self worth and confidence through an ended relationship. loved
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So beautiful This is so beautifully written, it took me less than an hour to read. It's so raw and real.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Poetry A simply nice book of poetry.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lovely read I loved going through her journey in this book. Although there weren't many passages I related to, there were some that really hit home.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good novel When my cousin lent me this book I thought it would be childish because of the cover. It is true when they say don't judge a book by its cover. The novel was very mature and some of the poems went into detail about some pretty tough things. This book it worth the read.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just Meh... The book reads more like a high school diary... Felt like this was trying to ride on the coat tails of Milk and Honey.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hit home I really enjoyed this book and it found a way to help me.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book gave me purpose! I myself, was never much into poetry but after reading this book, which i highly recommend, i can finally say i love poetry!!!
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok nothing special in my opinion, but decent
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Book is a Journey Enter only those who wish to undergo some seriously positive life changes :)
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down! I read this book in the span of about forty five minutes. It's sad but it ends on a high note as you see the author progress and come to a place of peace and happiness despite all she's been through. I wish it was longer so I'm giving it three stars but if you love 'Milk and Honey' you'll love this book! I've already recommended it to multiple people.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good i highly recommend this book!!!
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely lovely this was such a lovely read
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relatable The poetry in this book is very relatable and full of emotion, you will definitely be full of "feels" with this one. Every emotion, happy, sad,inspiring and everything in between.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely beautiful This is a beautiful, sad, incredibly personal, strong, uplifting collection of poetry. I don't really have the words for it, but I'll be thinking about and returning to it for a long time.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Each section/chapter made me feel something different. One made me sad, one allowed me to relate, etc. Such a good book.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing! This is one of the most poignant, funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting pieces of literature that I have ever come across. I bought this for a friend that was going through a break-up, and then I flipped through hers and had to get one of my own. I have read this cover to cover at least 4 times in the past few months. There is a poem that I feel speaks to me every day. These are poems for women and girls who know that rape culture is real, life sucks sometimes, men are not always the heroes, and you can save yourself.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read This book had lots of poems that I wrote out to save for later, but wasn't my favourite collection. There are a ton of beautiful ones that may resonate more with the 'princess/dragon fantasy as a kid' type people. Overall, beautiful work though.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a droplet of starlight from the universe. I truly enjoyed The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace. I think there are many ways to interpret poetry, and the job of the poet is to paint a story to you with enough details that you can visualize the bones of it all, and then tell you how it moves from day to day without painting every last detail so your imagination can run wild. Within 200 pages, Amanda Lovelace accomplished just that, and more. There was a rawness to this story that I like witnessing in all the poetry I read. I want to see someone become their own strength when the entire world told them it was not possible to stand tall without others to become your pillars. I am happy to say I saw just that when I breathed in all the words Amanda Lovelace breathed out as she repaired herself with only her strength and the support of her own words. It wasn't like when you force yourself to read and read and read and read just in hopes of getting to more interesting poetry like those in English class. It was like breathing in the reality of the world, and the reality of how much once can be if only they reveal the truth to themselves: you only need yourself to live. I am not going to jump into my personal reasons for why this book really captured the honesty and horrifying truth of abuse, of healing, of breaking apart from the memories and the presence, and of healing again. I will say, though, that I've only ever seen something so unmasked and relentlessly, unapologetically true regarding topics people would rather not discuss-or, when they do, don't truly understand the struggle of dealing with (and, in some cases, would rather stay ignorant to it). Last thing I'd like to say, regarding the format of the book: Poetry is poetry. There are many kinds of poetry, there is haikus, sonnets, limericks, narrative, epics, couplets, free verse, and many more. Most of The Princess Saves Herself In This One, if not all of it, is in free verse. Free verse, according to: 1. Oxford Dictionary, is poetry that does not rhyme or have regular rhythm. 2. Marriam-Webster, is verse whose meter is irregular in some respect or whose rhythm is not metrical. 3. Collins English Dictionary, is unrhymed verse without a metrical pattern. My point is, poetry can be anything your soul needs it to be; be it in haiku, in free verse, in a sonnet, in whatever. Be it with rhymes, with a metrical pattern, or with neither. This is why there is no one way to write poetry-not just one accepted format, but many accepted formats. Therefore, for those saying this is not poetry: it is. It is free verse, and it is considered poetry, even if it is not in the format you like. Which is totally okay, too, if you don't like the format, but again, your dislike for the format, unfortunately, is not sufficient enough evidence to discredit The Princess Saves Herself In This One as poetry.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful & personal This is a beautiful, sad, incredibly personal, strong, uplifting collection of poetry. I don't really have the words for it, but I'll be thinking about and returning to it for a long time.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very lovely This collection of poetry was so beautiful and amazingly written. You can tell that a lot of emotion was put into each poem.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very lovely This collection of poetry was so beautiful and amazingly written. You can tell that a lot of emotion was put into each poem.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very lovely This collection of poetry was so beautiful and amazingly written. You can tell that a lot of emotion was put into each poem.
Date published: 2017-07-11

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