Review: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

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Written by Amanda Lovelace
Published April, 2016 by Createspace
156 pages
Genre: Poetry, Feminism
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis:

“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 is a collection of poetry divided into four part; the princess, the damsel, the queen and you. For me, this book was somewhat similar to Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. The poems deal with a number of topics including abuse, grief and self-love. The similarities in Milk and Honey and this books is that in a way both of these books have a sort of dark, honest , depressing ambiance to it.

I started reading the princess saves herself in this one and could not stop. The great thing about poetry is how short it actually is. Due to the length of poems, I flew through the books. The poems were amazing, it was short but powerful and I couldn’t help but feel a connection even though I personally had not experience what the author had. It was very emotional and an empowering read, and there are some parts where I had tears in my eyes.

There are some poems I could relate to, some that were shocking in how raw and honest they were and there are also some I just didn’t get at all. But one thing I can promise is that this book will leave you like you personally know the author.

Overall, the princess saves herself in this one is a powerful read that even if you don’t enjoy poetry I know you will enjoy this one. I highly recommend this book!!

Top 10 “Milk and Honey” Poems

“Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur has become one of my favorite books. So I wanted to compiled my favorites.

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I didn’t leave because
I stop loving you
I left because the longer
I stayed the less
I loved myself

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It must hurt to know
I am your most
Beautiful
Regret

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How you love yourself is
How you teach others
To love you

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Losing you
Was the becoming of myself

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The world
Gives you
So much pain
And here you are making gold out of it

-There is nothing purer than that

Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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Milk and Honey
Written by Rupi Kaur
Published November, 2014 by Createspace
304 pages
Genre: Poetry, Feminism
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis:

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look

Review:

I think there isn’t enough language in English to explain my love for this book. The make me feel like I was drowning and drowning each I turn the page. It was painful, so painful that I have to take reading breaks to indulge with suffocating words and yet manipulated by her stunning conscious voice.

I don’t know much about this author but I believe her to be very intelligent and brave. Her thoughts are raw and real and deep down every woman knows is true.

The book is divided into four sections: the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing

The hurting shocked me; it depicts the author’s experiences with sexual assault and the struggles of overcoming family issues. I didn’t realize what subject matter was going to be when I began reading. My attention was captures and I couldn’t help thinking of the abuse of the writer how it eventually lead to the words I was reading on the page

The loving; is a more uplifting read. The poems are sweet and idealistic. It was welcome and it proved that even if you have experienced hurt, you can still find love in all its forms.

The breaking; brought us again to Kaur’s darker place in life. Any girl that has endured a break up could find a relatable poem in this section. I realized how they worked as solace for the writer, but also for the reader who might be in need of some quiet, well-chosen words to bring them out of heartbreak.

The healing is probably my favorite section. The poems empowered to embrace themselves and to value who they are regardless of what they have endured in life. This section was the most inspirational and motivational.

I love it! I love Milk and Honey. It was simply stunning! Rupi Kaur, Thank you for your words that can enlighten a lot of people. Thank you for writing such an amazing book. And I highly recommend that every woman should read this book.