Review: The Princess Saves Herself In This One.

The Princess Saves Herself In This One is a poetry collection divided into four sections: the princess, the damsel,  the queen, you.
Amanda Lovelace’s poetry is beautiful. It’s unusual in that it’s not just about the quality and power of the words themselves. It’s not just about language.
Amanda Lovelace made format & layout – the way the words are arranged on paper – an essential part of her craft, thereby turning her literary debut into an all-around work of art.

What makes this work of art powerful then, is the raw emotion in it. It’s incredibly personal – so personal it feels like an emotional punch in the gut. It deals with quite a few heavy issues and traumatic experiences, but ultimately it’s a journey to healing.
For the first three sections of the book, I had tears in my eyes constantly. Since the last part is meant as a collection of notes to the reader, it’s only natural that it lost its personal touch there. Unfortunately, after all the powerful emotion in the other three parts, the last part didn’t have any impact on me. (which is why I’m going to subtract half a star from my final rating)
Regardless, I devoured this book in less than an hour and I’d definitely recommend it – it works with fairy tale elements, what’s not to love? And if that doesn’t sell you, then maybe the dedication will:

for the boy who lived.
thank you for inspiring me to be
the girl who survived.
you may have
a lightning bolt
to show for it
but my body is a
lightning storm.

My boyfriend already perfectly put it into words with his reaction (naturally, I sent this to him the second I read it): “Best. Dedication. Ever.” 

TL;DR

Gut-wrenching, emotional poetry – visually fascinating. Definitely recommended. 4.5/5

final rating:

rating-5


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Lovelace, Amanda. The Princess Saves Herself In This One.
published by CreateSpace on April 23rd 2016
156 pages
ISBN: 1532913680


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Do you enjoy poetry?

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52 thoughts on “Review: The Princess Saves Herself In This One.

      • No, you’re soo lucky. I’ve never dated a bibliophile. All the guys I’ve dated hate reading, and it’s lonely. You want to gush about a book to them but they don’t understand the obsession. My last boyfriend remembered reading Hatchet in school, by Gary Paulsen, and he loved it, so I told him there were others like that. He still turned me down.
        I need to meet a guy who loves to read! 😉

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      • Indeed I am ❤️ I wouldn’t go so far as to call my boyfriend a bibliophile (yet :P) but he at least has an interest in them and he listens to me ramble about them 😀 he wants to get back into reading himself though & I can’t wait for that. He even added Pride & Prejudice to his tbr because I said it’s awesome and everyone should have read that 😀
        I understand what you mean though, it can be frustrating if you can’t talk about something you love with the person you want to tell about it most. So I hope the next boyfriend will love reading as much as you do 🙂

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  1. You and your boyfriend are totally right; that dedication is magnificent! I’m not a big fan of poetry but you’ve got me intrigued here! 🙂 I also like the idea of the all-around art. Fabulous review!

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  2. I loved this book, too! I agree. The rawness behind the lyrical quality the verses have is just beautiful.

    P.S. In one of my earlier blog posts, I mentioned my intention of visiting every blog that follows me and leaving a little comment love as a small expression of my gratitude. Having said that, I personally want to thank you for being a part of my readership. You are incredibly wonderful, and your support means more to me than you realize! 😊💕

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