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

30076808Title:  The Princess Saves Herself in this One
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Genre: Poetry
Page Count and Format: 156 pages, Ebook
Published: May 1st, 2016
Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

5 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

“ah, life—
the thing
that happens
to us
while we’re off
somewhere else
blowing on
& 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.

My Thoughts

This poetry book was just mesmerizing. Honestly, I am not much of a poetry fan. But that slowly started changing after I started reading Poe and also the credit goes to my blogger buddy, Gretchen @ ChicNerdReads. And guys, don’t forget to check out her cover real of her very own poetry book: love, and youhere.

So back to the topic. I saw a lot of people raving about this book and I decided to give it a try as well. And oh, my, God! I thought this book would take some time to read but once I started, it was impossible to stop. I finished it in less than half an hour.

This collection of poems is divided into four parts- the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. Each of the parts was unique and beautiful. I especially teared up during the damsel part.


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The complaints I saw from a few people on Goodreads was about the writing style. But for me, that completely worked! I liked how the writing easily flowed and kept me captivated throughout the book. Whereas I could relate to some of them, the others melted my heart.


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Overall, The Princess Saves Herself in this One is a beautiful collection of poems that I would love to read over and over again. I loved the writing style and every little thing about this book! For me, this book was definitely an ideal start to reading poetry. I’m looking forward to read more by this author.

Recommend it?


Lets Chat

So guys, have you read this poetry book yet? Do you want to? If you already have, how was your overall experience? Do you love poetry?