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ARC Review: The Princess Saves Herself in this One

February 24, 2017

22718738Release Date: February 14, 2017
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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.

 

So as bit of a disclaimer, I would like to admit I’m not the biggest fan of poetry. In part, I believe this is because of how it was forced down my throat in school. As a result, I never really explored all it had to offer and I’m just now starting to slowly see what else is out there.

I first started hearing great things about the princess saves herself in this one when Amanda Lovelace self-published this book of poetry last year. Even though I do not read poetry often, I put this poetry collection in my TBR pile right away because of the messages and themes presented in it.

I picked up the princess saves herself in this one and could not put it down. The great thing about poetry is how short it actually is. Due to the length of the poems, I flew through the book. The poems were short but powerful, and I couldn’t help but feel a connection, even though I personally had not gone through what the author has. It was a very emotional and empowering read, and there were even some parts were I had tears in my eyes.

The collection is spilt into four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three parts all focus on the author and her own life journey and struggle while the last part is addressed to the reader. The last part is so universal that many will be able to connect to the different poems woven into this last section.

Overall, the princess saves herself in this one is a powerful read that even non-fans of poetry will enjoy. Definitely a must read for teenage girls!

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*This ARC was provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.*

2 Comments

  • Reply Jessica @ Strung Out On Books February 24, 2017 at 1:36 PM

    I wasn’t a fan of poetry either for a long time, but after I learned about slam poetry and started reading more contemporary poetry, it’s really grown on me. I’m eager to read this collection! Great review! 🙂

    • Reply Jordan February 26, 2017 at 10:57 PM

      I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! You’ll have to let me know what you think of it after your read it. 🙂

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