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Book Review: The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

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Title: The Princess Saves Herself in This One

Author: Amanda Lovelace

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 156

Published: April 23, 2016

Publisher: CreateSpace

 

My Rating:

Five 5 stars

Synopsis

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

(From Goodreads)

Review

“raid your library.
read everything
you can get your
hands on
& then
some.

go on,
collect words
& polish them up
until they shine
like starlight
in your
palm.

make words
your finest weapons—
a gold-hilted sword
to cut your
enemies
d
o
w
n.”

– a survival plan of sorts.

I love Urdu poetry. Parveen Shakir, Ghalib, Iqbal, Jaun Elia, Mohsin Naqvi are a few among my favorites. English poetry is nothing close to Urdu poetry but there are still a few poets that grabbed my attention and intrigued me to read more of their work. Amanda Lovelace is one of them. Her poetry is the essence of pain, strength, self-empowerment and heartbreak. She was fat-shamed, cheated on and lost her loved ones to death but she refused to be the victim of crippled society and cruel life.

She realizes she is strong enough and capable of facing anything and everything that life throws at her. She doesn’t need a prince to save her. She gathered all her broken pieces and put them together to recreate a stronger persona that can fight dragons and slay demons but the cracks are still there. Cracks, the reminiscent of the loss of loved ones, the reminder of the hatred. So, she filled those ugly cracks with gold of strength and self-love

– but now i’ve got gold in the cracks.

 

Some of  my favorites:

 

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you deserve
someone
who makes
you feel
like the
otherworldly
creature
you are.
– yourself.

 

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i will
take the
blood-tipped
thorns
they
stuck
in you
&
from
them
i will
teach you
how to
weave
together
the crown
you
deserve.

– you are stronger than i will ever know.

 

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when
someone
offers to
save you
make it
your mission
to
save yourself.

– i believe in you.

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Have you read this book? Do you have any favorite poem from this book?

Until next time, take care and good bye.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

  1. I’ve never read this book but I feel like I’ve seen excerpt from it in Instagram reposts! I’ll have to check it out now, thanks for sharing!

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