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review 2020-03-21 16:22
Break Your Glass Slippers
Break Your Glass Slippers - Amanda Lovelace

I’m not an experienced poetry reader but this year I’m trying to branch out towards other genres, and the theme of Break your glass slippers resonated with me, so I wanted to give it a try. The message of female empowerment is great and it comes across strongly.

I also really liked the aesthetic of the book. Some nice drawings and interesting page settings. The lack of capitals for me took some getting used to. The story of Cinderella is taking as the base of the poems, which had a modern style where everything is discussed directly, which I quite liked.

I guess this was my favorite one:

there is nothing
unfeminist
about the girl
who chooses
the ball gown
& the prince.

there is everything
unfeminist
about those
who try to
shame her for
her choices.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! 

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review 2020-02-05 15:58
Break Your Glass Slippers!!!
Break Your Glass Slippers - Amanda Lovelace

english review only

Netgalley ebook (this one comes out March 17th)

 

Summary: "more forgetting time.
more midnight dances with yourself
."

amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents a new companion series, “you are your own fairy tale” the first installment, break your glass slippers, is about overcoming those who don’t see your worth, even if that person is sometimes yourself. in the epic tale of your life, you are the most important character while everyone is but a forgotten footnote. even the prince.

 

My review: Freaking beautiful!!!

 

I'm just such a big fan of everything I have ever read by Amanda Lovelace. DAMN, she has a way with words that makes me feel everything. Such beautiful poetry. I'm so excited to read more in this "You Are Your Own Fairy Tale" series. GIVE ME ALL OF THEM. NOW!!!!

 

Something that I just also need to mention is the fact that there are always trigger warnings in the very beginning of her poetry books, I appreciate that A LOT!!!

 
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text 2020-01-01 19:27
My December 2019
Becoming - Michelle Obama
Still: Die Bedeutung von Introvertierten in einer lauten Welt - Susan Cain
They Called Us Enemy - Steven Scott,Justin Eisinger,George Takei,Harmony Becker
Just One of the Royals (The Chicago Falcons #2) - Kate Rooper,Leah Rooper
the princess saves herself in this one - ladybookmad,Amanda Lovelace
Der Atlas der Besonderen Kinder - Ransom Riggs
 Der Mensch ist böse: Wahre Kriminalgeschichten-wahre Abgründe - Julian Hannes
Becoming - 5 stars
Still: Die Bedeutung von Introvertierten in einer lauten Welt - dnf
They Called Us Enemy - 5 stars
Just One of the Royals (The Chicago Falcons #2) - 4 stars
the princess saves herself in this one - 4 stars
Der Atlas der Besonderen Kinder - 3 stars
Der Mensch ist böse: Wahre Kriminalgeschichten-wahre Abgründe - 4 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month:

Becoming, They Called Us Enemy

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet:

These Broken Stars, Solitaire

 

Random ramblings:

What a month. I didn't think I would get that much reading in but damn, I did good!!!!
I dnf'd one book, that has been on my tbr for the whole year that I never actually went back to and so I decided to just put it away. Maybe I will get back to it in the future. Who know LOL 
Also this is my weirdest wrap up ever, what a weird mixture of genres.

 
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review 2019-12-12 16:11
The Princess Saves Herself in this One!!!
the princess saves herself in this one - ladybookmad,Amanda Lovelace

This was so damn good. I have only read one other poetry books by Amanda Lovelace, I loved The Mermaid's Voice Returns in this One a tiny bit more, just because there were more poems that actually spoke to me. I didn't have as many in this book BUT they were still amazingly written.

 

I just want to read everything she has ever written and everything she is going to write.

 
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review 2019-08-21 15:48
The Mermaid's Voice Returns in this One - Amanda Lovelace
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

Okay, let's start by admitting that I have not read the first two books in this series. I actually didn't realize it was a series. I got this from the library because a) I'm obsessed with fairy tales and the like,and b) I'm always looking for more poetry to read. So here we are.

Overall, I thought the collection was good. There were some that I really enjoyed and some that I just kind of shrugged off after reading.

I think I have specific tastes when it comes to poetry. This one was reminiscent of Milk and Honey with a mix of fairy tale allusions added in. I personally wasn't a huge fan of Milk and Honey, because so many of the poems felt like bits of poetry meant as standalones. They sounded good, but didn't really mean much when you really got down to it. While I felt the majority of these poems were more developed, many of them felt like pretty/inspirational snippets rather than full poems in themselves. 

Having said that, Lovelace does do a lot of neat things in this collection. I especially liked the page spread poetry in which each poem called out to the other. My absolute favorite was:

the night
may fall,
but
i will
always 
remain.

- i'm my own sunset.

the dawn 
may break,
but
i will
always
reign.

- i'm my own sunrise. 

Gorgeous, inspirational, and creative. This one really resonated with me. 

When I first finished reading this, I kind of decided this collection wasn't for me and that I wouldn't go back to read the other books in the series. However, after looking at a few other reviews, it appears that the majority of readers enjoyed the first (and in some cases, second) book more than this one. Clearly I am easy to convince so it's back to the library for me to find a copy of The Princess Saves Herself in This One. I'm a sucker for the idea of fairy tale women making a place for themselves in this crazy world.
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