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Paperback | March 6, 2018

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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.
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.
Title:the witch doesn't burn in this oneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:March 6, 2018Publisher:Andrews McMeel PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECTION this was such an amazing and heartfelt read I really loved this book maybe even more than the princess saves herself in this one. I connected so much to the topics with in the book. it was so powerful and empowering to women
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this poetry collection! This was a beautiful and empowering book, much different and preferred from her other. Definitely a great read for women, especially those who felt connections to her first book or need to feel empowered once again. The language used was simple and made it easy to read and follow. A powerful female voice is coming through her words in this book, like someone who reignited the fire in herself and realized how strong and valuable she is, and is hitting back, fighting the world and all the evil in it. It's a slam at everyone whose ever done her and/or other women wrong and makes me want to yell "you go girl" for being brave; not just for putting it out there but for taking a stand against oppressors with her words. Would definitely recommend but will not be suited for everyone.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Although I wasn't as attached to this book as I was 'The Princess Saves Herself in This One,' I still loved it, all the same. She has such a beautiful way with words. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay I feel like the author was really hating on men in this poetry book. I'm all about feminism but not man-hating. There was just a lot of wrath, like she just got cheated on or something and wrote the book a second later
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yessssss #plumreview This book I keep reading and rereading, and I fall more in love everytime. Buy this book, even if it means not getting lunch. Amazing. I bought it after thinking more 'meh' at the last one. This book really helped me, and the poems are awakening. I prefer this to her first work. If you love poetry and are feminist (its not a dirty word), when I'd suggest this book.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh I really didn't love this book. The writing was mediocre at best and personally I did not agree with the author's stance on what she was writing about. That being said, I have friends who have loved the book so I encourage you to make up your own mind about it!
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved this highly recommended, was able to finish it in one day
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love LOVE! Another fantastic woman-power collection. It tells such a different story from her first collection which felt more about an individual, and this collection has a collective voice of womankind, especially in the MeToo and TimesUp movement. Fantastic, empowering read. Highly recommend, and cannot wait for her next collection.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from mediocre the book was mediocre writing wise but it was beautiful looks wise. would suggest if you want to buy it buy it on sale
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from UGH Could not make it halfway without having smack my head against the table. If I wanted to hear the rants of children who think they suddenly know what the world is like because they had a terrible experience with some guy, I would go back to slam poetry. Anger has consumed these people where they are now the thing they hate. Irony at its finest.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from female anger This would be a great book of poetry to gift to a girlfriend who had just ended a relationship, the poems have an angry tone and sum up a lot of what women feel when they end a relationship.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One Just as the title implies, the tone is powerful, angry, and vengeful. Her first collection got 5 stars from me because it was an exploration of a life, whereas this one is one solid theme already mentioned. I think this type of poetry has a time and place but you really have to be feeling it.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first in the series Definitely not as good as "the princess saves herself in this one". I found that one to be more about self empowerment and empowerment for women, but this book struck me as often being too extreme on the man hating witch hunt. It came across less as a female empowerment piece, and more as a man hating piece, which got old fast. It seems as if the author was still trying to keep the momentum and popularity going from her last compilation and spat this work out too quickly without taking the time and care that went into her first work.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Feminist Poetry I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I really appreciate the content of this collection, and the tone. It’s angry, and it’s empowering. It seeks to expose or yell about all the stuff women face. It celebrates women, and condemns the men who treat us like we're less than. It’s a collection on behalf of women and all we have faced throughout history. These poems tell the world, especially men, that we’re taking up the mantle of our mothers and standing up. That we’re humans. End of story. We deserve respect. I can’t properly put into words how much I enjoyed this poetry collection. It’s full of feminist rage and empowerment. We need all the empowerment we can get. Some of the poems come across really strong, and that may not be your cup of tea. But there is a trigger warning at the beginning of the book for rape, and other sensitive topics. "The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One" is the feminist contemporary poetry collection we all need. If you’ve been reading countless male poets lately like me, please please please pick this up next. Men oversimplify things and are writing about feminism from a privileged perspective. So read more female poets. And definitely read this collection. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A witch = a strong, confident woman The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One is one helluva crafty collection that has a vast array of thought-provoking poems. Admittedly, there were a few lines that I found myself rolling my eyes at, but also I found myself majority of the time flipping each page faster than the next because I enjoyed most of these poems. Ms. Lovelace's ability to weave in sensitive topics along with humorous ones that don't deter from the over message that this book is trying to convey to its reader, so that must be appreciated. She is able to take something bad and turn it into something good and uplifting. Some other things that I loved about this collection: - homages paid to other influential people and their work. - the formatting. - that this read like a story even though you can extract and enjoy each poem separately. - the trigger warning at the very beginning which outlined everything that was going to be touched on. (this was super considerate and much appreciated!) Thanks a million to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest feedback. This did not influence my thoughts in any way, shape, or form. Amanda Lovelace is an incredible poetess, simple as that. I loved her first book "Princess" and I have been so excited to read "Witch". Once I was able to read this book on #NetGalley I fell in love with the story just as I thought I would. I loved every single poem in this book - the amount of female empowerment that was present in these poems was absolutely incredible. I would highly recommend it to any women in the 21st century that is looking for an empowering read. Lovelace writes in such a raw and emotional way, you just can't help but to feel so deeply while reading her work. Although this book does deal with many issues that may trigger certain individuals, there is a disclaimer at the beginning of the book, which I thought was a very important touch. As a person that is able to relate to many of the events take take place in these poems, I was definitely brought back to some dark times in my past, but I was happy that these sensitive topics were being talked about, especially by such a popular and young author. One touch that I really liked was the references to other popular works of art (i.e. The Hunger Games, The Handmaids Tale, Hamilton...). Even if you aren't fans of these other stories, the poems are still versatile enough that you don't really have to know anything about what inspired them. The way Lovelace does this is absolutely incredible, and allows all readers from different backgrounds with different interests to understand and appreciate the incredible work of art "The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One". If you enjoyed "Princess", or are looking for a book full of female empowerment, look no further! "Witch" is the perfect read for you!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't Like It Teenage tumblr-esque poetry.... not something you can really take seriously at all. I didn't enjoy it much at all. It seemed very shallow.
Date published: 2017-10-25

Editorial Reviews

"What's the most dangerous thing women can do? Love themselves enough to fight back. Amanda Lovelace's new poetry collection is a fiery, accessible call-to-arms in a time where young women need every rebellious spark." (Nicole Brinkley, bookseller at Oblong Books & Music)