Unlock Your Storybook Heart by Amanda Lovelace | #bookreview #netgally #amandalovelace

My thoughts/ review:

*Thank you to Netgally, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read and review for an honest review*

I always loved Amanda Lovelace writing and poetry. She writes the words of how I personally feel most times. Her words are real and raw and not sugarcoated. In this collection the author speaks about mental health, self care, trying to love yourself, self acceptance, not allowing a failed relationship to ruin you or take over your life. This is a collection I can definitely see myself re reading many times. I like how the author uses slight magical realism within her poetry it makes it that more fun to read.

Lastly I know when it comes to poetry it’s very personal for every reader, simply because each reader can feel different things while reading. I always say there is no right or wrong to poetry because it’s so personal and raw from the author as the reader can intercept it differently from person to person.

I loved this and I plan to buy my own copy to support the author. Amanda Lovelace’s writing is real and her words resonate with me.

Rating: 5⭐

SYNOPSIS TO UNLOCK YOUR STORYBOOK HEART

Surviving Home By Katerina Canyon | Book Review

Concisely arresting and challenging the beliefs of family and the fantasies of tradition, the poems in Surviving Home show that home is a place that you endure rather than a place where you are nurtured. With unyielding cadence and unparalleled sadness and warmth, Katerina Canyon contemplates the prejudice and limitations buried in a person’s African American heritage: parents that seem to care for you with one hand and slap you with the other, the secret desires to be released from the daily burdens of life, as well as the surprising ways a child chooses to amuse herself. Finding resilience in the unexpected, this collection tears down the delicate facades of family.

Review:

This collection of poems was the most honest collection I have read in a while. The author dives deep into her life and touches on topics such as her family, sexual abuse, her life growing up, and political opinions.

Reading this made me feel a real close connection to the author, as if she was telling me something private yet something that needed to heard. The author seems to not hold back on her thoughts about current events. I liked that she is using her voice to talk about important topics such as political power, abuse, and home life.

I liked how this collection of poetry was written. It’s not like like today’s instagram poetry but more like what I grew up reading when I was in school and I appreciate that, a lot. This is something I can see myself reading again and referencing  back to. I took my time reading this because I knew from the first page it was going to be an important read.

Rating 4.75 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

**I want to thank the publisher for sending me this to read and review. This review and opinions are of my own.This comes out December 2021**

The Princess Saves Herself in This One By Amanda Lovelace | Book Review

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Synopsis:Β “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.

Review: The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #1)The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To be honest and fair I been following the author since her tumblr days. I honestly owned a copy of this poetry book when it came and just didnt read it for a long time. I guess thinking it was …I don’t I wasn’t going to like it. I have access to the audiobook and to hear the author actually speak her words the way they should be read felt great toΒ hear.

Amanda talks about mental illness, being alone, about herΒ mom, relationships, rape culture, having issues with weight, ect I loved this poetry book! Her voice is so soothing she doesn’t rush the words, she want’s you into her life word by word. I will be reading all her other books.Β