the witch doesn’t burn in this one – by amanda lovelace

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Goodreads Synopsis: 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 marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one. 

Published March 6 2018

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“red lipstick: an external sign of internal fire.”

I was so thrilled to get a copy of this from NetGalley, I’ve been waiting and waiting for the sequel to Lovelace’s first book and then I finally got a copy!

the witch doesn’t burn in this one is such a powerful collection of poetry, I think I liked it more than the first book, not because one is written better or anything. For me her first collection really hit home because of all of it’s messages on grief and healing and loss, the book hurt more to read.  the witch is different, it’s about power and anger and self-love and these were all things I needed to really take in this year.

I probably read this book in less than a day but now I really want to own it so that I can read it again. I really recommend this book to you all. Even if you’re not really into poetry, Amanda’s poems are easy to read and the poems all talk about real issues and real problems and they’re very easy to resonate with. I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

 “there is no witch hunt. there are no match boys. there are no burnings.”

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