Book, Review

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One ~ Amanda Lovelace

The second poetry collection in Amanda Lovelace’s Women Are Somekind of Magic series.

This seemed like a particularly poignant read time-wise considering its less than a week until the UK’s international women’s day and last month was the 100 year anniversary of (some) women receiving equal voting rights. Similar to its predecessor themes are pretty heavy and Lovelace does begin the book with a trigger warning; some of the poems were particularly relevant from references to popular culture and (fairly) recent events like the 2017 women’s marches; the main theme of women historically being persecuted as witches is explored from both a misogynistic oppressive viewpoint but also one of strength and empowerment and a reminder of what of owed to the women which have previously fought to get women’s rights to where they are today.

I read this in one sitting and found it to both extremely powerful and a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, I gave this five stars and actually enjoyed it more than The Princess Saves Herself in This One (which I also gave 5 stars to).

One of my person favourites:
red lipstick:
an eternal sign
of internal
fire

– we tried to warn you

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One is released on 6th March. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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