Title: The Princess Saves Herself in This One
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
while we’re off
the pages of
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.
First off, just wow. I really loved all of this. It’s so personal and this collection of poems left me speechless. At one point, I felt like she was talking about my life because I connected in such a personal level.
I liked how Amanda was very raw and real with her writing, you can tell she didn’t hold back. Her free verse was beautifully done. That’s the thing with poetry, you can write it however you want because there are no rules. Or maybe, but wtf do I know?
Like in the synopsis, she talks about life, love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspirations AND SHE MAKES YOU FEEL ALL OF IT!!! I was legit tearing at work whilst reading this. This is a real human going through real human emotions and showing us all her imperfections which I appreciated so much. We need other human voices to know we aren’t alone in what we go through.
Down below are two of her poems just so you can get a feel of the book:
will you do
–friends can break your heart, too
if i ever
let her feel
–“no” is short for “fuck off”
I don’t have much to say but READ THIS!!!
Link to Goodreads page for the book is here