the witch doesn’t burn in this one
by Amanda Lovelace; ladybookmad
Andrews McMeel Publishing
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.
I received an e-arc of this from netgalley in exchange from an honest review.
I really love Amanda Lovelace’s poetry. I loved her first book (review linked above), and I follow her on twitter – she’s great. So when I saw her second poetry book, a continuation from the first, though reading Princess isn’t necessarily necessary, I immediately requested it.
I think I may like the witch doesn’t burn in this one better than the princess saves herself in this one. I liked the more prose sounding poems, and I thought this one had better organization and flow than the first. The imagery and symbols were interesting, and you could tell she was speaking/writing from the heart. Also: inclusive feminist, always a positive.
I really recommend this volume. Especially if you liked her previous book.