“repeat after me:
– except maybe yourself.”
― Amanda Lovelace,
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & 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.
Okay, so if you read my last review on milk and honey by Rupi Kaur then you know I’ve been on a different kind of reading kick lately. I’ve been seeking out all different kinds of books to add some diversity to my collection. After reading milk and honey I wanted to read more collections of poetry. So, I picked this book up on a whim from Target.
I really enjoyed The Princess Saves Herself in this One. I kind of wish that I read this book before milk and honey. This collection of poems was very similar to milk and honey which I loved. However, I couldn’t help but compare the two while I was reading. I believe if I read this one first I would have rated it a bit higher.
This book was filled with beautiful poems. They were devastating and empowering and everything I could have wanted in a collection of poems. I loved the growth that occurred throughout the book. However, I will say that I was a bit put off by the narrative of this book. I prefer my collections of poetry to contain poems that are equally powerful alone as they are as a collection. I couldn’t say that about many of these poems. The overall feel of the book was amazing and a rollercoaster of emotion. However, I did not find many poems that hit me on an emotional level when they stood on their own.
Overall, I really enjoyed this collection. I can’t wait to read more collections of poems. If you have a suggestion for contemporary collections of poetry please leave me some recommendations!