The Princess Saves Herself in This One – Spoiler Free Book Review

Title: The Princess Saves Herself in This One
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Genre: Poetry
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



Synopsis from Goodreads:

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

My Thoughts:
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:

what ever
will you do
when everyone
stops believing
red lipstick

friends can break your heart, too

if i ever
have a
the first
i will
teach her
to love
will be
the word
i will
let her feel
for using

“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

21 thoughts on “The Princess Saves Herself in This One – Spoiler Free Book Review

  1. I’m liking the two poems you put on here!
    I’m trying to expand my reading so i’m currently reading Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur and wow i’m in love. Definitely will go onto goodreads to find out more 🙂

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  2. OMG So I know you titled this spoiler review so my eyes made sure not to take too much in lol but I LOVE the poems you listed! I’m BUYING RIGHT NOW! i’ll come back to this post after I read it 🙂

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