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ARC Poetry Review: The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace – #Gifted

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Series: Women Are Some Kind of Magic #3
Genre: Poetry | Feminism
Length: 210 pages
Published on 5th March 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Received for free from publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry, taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars. They tried to silence her once and for all, but the mermaid’s voice returns in this one.

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ARC Poetry Review: The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace

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
Amanda Lovelace: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy received from NetGalley

Synopsis:
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.

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ARC Poetry Review: DROPKICKromance by Cyrus Parker

DROPKICKromance by Cyrus Parker
Genre: Poetry | Nonfiction
Length: 176 pages
Published on 6th March 2018 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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eARC received from NetGalley

Synopsis:
A collection of autobiographical poetry about healing and learning to love again from professional-wrestler-turned-poet, Cyrus Parker.
The first half of DROPKICKromance focuses on a toxic, long-distance relationship the author was involved in for several years, while the second half focuses on his current relationship with poet Amanda Lovelace. Ultimately, the collection tells about a profound journey of healing.

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

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Series: women are some kind of magic #1
Genre: Poetry | Feminism
Length: 208 pages
Published on 23rd March 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Amanda Lovelace: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Copy bought for myself – both the indie and the published version.

Synopsis:
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.

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