The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace
Series: Women are Some Kind of Magic #2
Genre: Poetry | Feminism
Length: 208 pages
Published on 6th March 2018 by Andrews McMeel Poetry
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
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eCopy received from NetGalley
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.
When I saw that Amanda’s second book was up on NetGalley I jumped at the chance to read it.From the get go I was impressed simply because the font was also red. I wanted to love and cry over this book as much as her previous one.
However this wasn’t really the case. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed this poetry collection, in fact I’m sharing two of my favourites that I picked out for you, it just didn’t have the same grip for me that her first book did. No doubt I’m still gonna buy a copy!
I enjoyed how powerful they felt and how its very true to what a lot of women have to deal with.
Amanda definitely knows her target audience, knows her fans, and writes amazing poetry for them. I’m definitely somewhat included.
I felt a few poems were noticeably weaker due to the over use of hyphenated words as they made the flow of the poetry difficult to read for me. I know the repetitive use of these words were part of the aesthetic and highlighted the themes to the poems but for me it just didn’t work and lowered my enjoyment.
So whilst this wasn’t a favourite of mine, I still enjoyed most of the poems and will continue to read whatever else Amanda creates!
Keep up your hard work Amanda, I know you’re a huge inspiration to many people.
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