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: ★★★★★


“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.


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!!