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the witch doesnt burn in this one : women are some kind of magic : book 2 - Amanda Lovelace

the witch doesnt burn in this one

women are some kind of magic : book 2

Paperback Published: 1st March 2018
ISBN: 9781449489427
Number Of Pages: 208

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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 marginalise her, but the witch doesn't burn in this one.

About the Author

Growing up a word-devourer & avid fairy tale lover, it was only natural that Amanda Lovelace began writing books of her own, & so she did. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found waiting for pumpkin spice coffee to come back into season & binge-watching Gilmore Girls (before you ask: Team Jess all the way). The lifelong poetess & storyteller currently lives in New Jersey with her fiancé, their two moody cats, & a combined book collection so large it will soon need its own home. As of 2016, she is working towards her B.A. in English Literature with a Minor in Sociology. the princess saves herself in this one, originally published in 2016, is her debut poetry collection.

Industry Reviews

"A feminist celebration of the magic of womanhood.

Fans of The Princess Saves Herself in this One will be thrilled with The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One! The poet spreads her wings in her second book, moving from an intimate portrait of girlhood into a complex portrayal of feminism. Mixing mysticism and lore, the poems follow a natural progression from the themes explored in Lovelace's debut. With connections to current events and real life, The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One, expands on Lovelace's woman-as-magic motif and moves beyond the personal narrative to a heartbreaking and uplifting portrayal of womanhood through the ages." (Danika Stone, author of All the Feels)
"To everyone in range of this tweet: go and buy THE WITCH DOESN'T BURN IN THIS ONE by the immensely gifted Amanda Lovelace (@ladybookmad). I don't care if you don't usually read poetry. You will after you read this. You're welcome. #TeamWitch"
(Deborah Harkness, author of All Souls Trilogy)
"In this liberating collection of poetry and prose, Amanda Lovelace taps into the suffering of our mothers and spares us none of the gory details. Writing from a place of anger and tenderness, she expertly crafts a coven you'll want to be a part of. Lovelace's The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One is a self-love potion for the women in your life." (Trista Mateer, author of Honeybee)
"Filled with glorious imagery and incredible fire, this beautiful book is exactly what every woman and every survivor needs to read right now. Amanda Lovelace takes poetry to a whole new level with The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One, revealing her impressive skills with language and art once again as well as her breathtaking evolution as a writer. With a heart-wrenching yet empowering take on the very real and prevalent issues in society today whilst weaving magic with her pen, The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One is Amanda Lovelace's triumphant return as a poet, and what a splendid return it is!" (Nikita Gill, author of Your Soul Is a River)
"Amanda Lovelace's new book is a flammable clarion call, a prophetic and ominous text depicting the day fast approaching (or already here?) that the women of the world reclaim all the fire in it as their own. Frantic and powerful, clear and accessible, Amanda has given the world a good reason to read her poetry again. Beware of matches." (Iain S. Thomas, author of I Wrote This for You)
"This book spoke to my seething soul. Full of powerful feminist rage and wisdom, The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One made me want to set fire to the world and dance in its ashes. I'm buying a copy for all my female friends!" (Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi)
"What's the most dangerous thing women can do? Love themselves enough to fight back. Amanda Lovelace's new poetry collection is a fiery, accessible call-to-arms in a time where young women need every rebellious spark." (Nicole Brinkley, bookseller at Oblong Books & Music)

⚠️ Warning - Unpopular Opinions Ahead ⚠️


I wasn't familiar with Amanda's poetry and was intrigued so read it immediately after I downloaded it. I had strong contradictory feelings about it and wanted to know how I'd feel after it sat with me for a while and then reread it. What I Loved Trigger Warning - I really respect an author who knows the content of their writing may be triggering for some and points it out. This book came with a detailed trigger warning for topics including: "child abuse, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, trauma, death, murder, violence, fire, menstruation, transphobia & more." The Girl Power - I'm all about women speaking their truth. I love anyone of any gender overcoming adversity and stereotypes to achieve what others told them was impossible for them. This Book Being Published - Just the fact that a woman who's openly refuting the patriarchy and speaking her passionate truth has had her words published for anyone who wants to read them is a triumph. Sure, western society as a whole has a long, long way to go in terms of equality, glass ceilings, you name it. But this book has been published. What I Didn't Love The Generalisation of Men - Yes, I realise this book isn't about the trustworthy, respectful men but sometimes I worry that by generalising and only pointing out the bad (that I don't deny is there), we forget to recognise those who have a positive impact on others. The Style of Poetry - It's not the type of poetry I typically enjoy and while I felt like shouting out a "Woohoo! Girl power!" at the beginning, by the end the almost constant rage against patriarchy and men exhausted me. I felt emotionally and physically drained when I finished reading. I do expect this will be very well received by plenty of people. I think in the end it boils down to this book and I not being made for one another. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.




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ISBN: 9781449489427
ISBN-10: 1449489427
Series: women are some kind of magic
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st March 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27