*The publishers grant me copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
TITLE: The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One
BY: Amanda Lovelace
SERIES: Women are some kind of magic #2
GENRE: Poetry, Feminism
PUBLICATION: March 6th 2018 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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 don’t think I’ve ever reviewed a poem/poetry before…
I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I expected. Maybe this isn’t just for me but that’s weird because this is the kind of poetry I write myself- Free Verse and Narrative combined. There’s just less rules with this kind of poetry. But somehow, I like the way the authors’ narrative evolved poem after poem. Same way of writing but the emotions in each poem grew stronger and maturer after each poem.
I know this is a part of the series and maybe I should’ve started with the first book. But that one’s about Princesses and I’m not really into those. I’m more into witches. Don’t judge me but I’m really into feminism. And this book didn’t fail conveying its message of Girl Power, of fire and passion. I love the messages and I agree for most of them. The author really knows what she stands for and I applaud her for that, for saying what others couldn’t.
But sometimes, the words seemed screaming of rage so much that I found them repulsive instead of uplifting and encouraging. But I think that’s just me. Besides I know what to expect before reading so I don’t have the right to complain. But I really tried liking this one and somehow I did thus the three stars. Though sadly, after finishing it, I realized I didn’t remember a poem or even a quote from the collection. That’s saying something, something negative, since I always quote poems. 🙂
Anyway, I’m sure other would love this one more than I did. It’s filled with power. And hope you guys appreciate the message as much as I did. Or more.