The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One

The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One

2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace returns in the witch doesn't burn in this one — the bold second book in her "women are some kind of magic" series. 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 tr...

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Title:The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One
Author:Amanda Lovelace
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The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One Reviews

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess

    What did I feel when reading this book?

    Lots of things. A lot of anger, a lot of pride, a lot of power.

    I had goosebumps up my arms and down my legs. I wanted to scream and rage and burn things. But in a good way.

    I loved this collection. I loved the narrative behind each poem, how it told a story as you turned each page. The writing itself seemed to change as I progressed through the book, it became stronger and more mature.

    This was excellen

    What did I feel when reading this book?

    Lots of things. A lot of anger, a lot of pride, a lot of power.

    I had goosebumps up my arms and down my legs. I wanted to scream and rage and burn things. But in a good way.

    I loved this collection. I loved the narrative behind each poem, how it told a story as you turned each page. The writing itself seemed to change as I progressed through the book, it became stronger and more mature.

    This was excellent.

  • ✨ D i a n n a ✨

    This is the kind of book you read every time you doubt yourself, every time you feel powerless, every time you feel like your flame is slowly dying.

    This is the kind of book you read every time you doubt yourself, every time you feel powerless, every time you feel like your flame is slowly dying. This book will make you feel proud to be a woman, unyielding and sacrificing. Soft and pliant but unbreakable. Powerful and has all the damn right in the world to have the life she deserves.

    I cannot express just how much this book had affected me.

    is a collection of poems that is a force to be reckoned with. It's compelling and powerful and is highly relevant and timely today.

    I devoured each and every poem in this book, each one better than the last and took them all into my heart. There are poems that touched on sexual assault, eating disorders, intimate partner abuse, and a whole lot other things women go through every single day. One of my favorites has got to be this one:

    Seeing as this is my ARC copy, I cannot wait to buy a lot more copies and just hand this book out to my female friends, sisters, and family members. The desire to share this incredible book and its message is overwhelming.

  • Roobie

  • Jessica

    This is a review of the Target special edition. It has a red cover instead of the white one, a letter from the author, and bonus poems.

    I was so excited to read this because I’ve been super into witches lately. However, I liked this, but I didn’t like it as much as her first collection.

    This collection got a bit repetitive at some points. There were a lot of poems on burning and fire. I wish there would have been more poems about the coven aspect of witches. There was a lot she could have done w

    This is a review of the Target special edition. It has a red cover instead of the white one, a letter from the author, and bonus poems.

    I was so excited to read this because I’ve been super into witches lately. However, I liked this, but I didn’t like it as much as her first collection.

    This collection got a bit repetitive at some points. There were a lot of poems on burning and fire. I wish there would have been more poems about the coven aspect of witches. There was a lot she could have done with covens, especially in the last section. It thought it was a missed opportunity.

    Another thing that I didn’t love was how she brought up queens in this book. In the last section she talks about witch-queens, and I wished she would have just focused solely on witches. References to queens should have stayed in her first collection.

    As for the bonus poems that are included in this edition, I really loved the first one about girl on girl hate. I wished that would have made the final cut.

    Despite all of that, I still enjoyed this collection. There were some really good poems. But overall, it didn’t quite meet my expectations.

  • Samantha

    I enjoyed this read. I love to read poetry, especially before going to bed, and the issue with this poetry book and reading it before sleeping was that I went to bed feeling so empowered and strong. That being said, I recommend reading this at the commencement of your day, because it will surely make you feel more confident and powerful throughout your day. Some of the poems broke my heart at how accurate they were and how raw it was, and others made me feel super great with many surges of stren

    I enjoyed this read. I love to read poetry, especially before going to bed, and the issue with this poetry book and reading it before sleeping was that I went to bed feeling so empowered and strong. That being said, I recommend reading this at the commencement of your day, because it will surely make you feel more confident and powerful throughout your day. Some of the poems broke my heart at how accurate they were and how raw it was, and others made me feel super great with many surges of strength. I would recommend this to someone who loves poetry and wants a read that is well spoken, personal and true. I will definitely follow this author on her future endeavours because this being the first book I have read from her, it will definitely NOT be the last! A truly inspiring read.

    I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Hajar Benmazhar

    I liked how in “The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One”, the author skilfully addressed some rather sensitive topics such as abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, trauma, death, murder, violence, menstruation, etc.

    I also liked the messages she conveyed in her poems, not so much the way they were delivered.

    And last but not least, I

    I liked how in “The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One”, the author skilfully addressed some rather sensitive topics such as abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, trauma, death, murder, violence, menstruation, etc.

    I also liked the messages she conveyed in her poems, not so much the way they were delivered.

    And last but not least, I would’ve loved to see more personal poems from the author but this was still a compelling read that I’d definitely recommend.

    I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, and the Author for sending me an arc of this book.

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  • Beatrice Masaluñga

    After my disappointment with

    , I crossed my fingers I'll like this more. Amanda Lovelace's newest poetry collection centers on feminism. Topic wise, it's good but the poems were still empty, rundown sentences. Some poems are written differently but the thought was just the same. It's quite unimpressive. Do I feel empowered or inspired by this collection? Sadly, no. I gues

    After my disappointment with

    , I crossed my fingers I'll like this more. Amanda Lovelace's newest poetry collection centers on feminism. Topic wise, it's good but the poems were still empty, rundown sentences. Some poems are written differently but the thought was just the same. It's quite unimpressive. Do I feel empowered or inspired by this collection? Sadly, no. I guess Amanda Lovelace's poems aren't for me.

  • Schizanthus

    I’ve read

    ’s

    twice now. I wasn’t familiar with Amanda’s poetry and was intrigued so read it immediately after I downloaded it. I had strong contradictory feelings about it and wanted to know how I’d feel after it sat with me for a while and then reread it. So, here we are straight after the reread.

    My review may well feel like one big soapbox moment but if this book has reminded me of any

    ⚠️

    ⚠️

    I’ve read

    ’s

    twice now. I wasn’t familiar with Amanda’s poetry and was intrigued so read it immediately after I downloaded it. I had strong contradictory feelings about it and wanted to know how I’d feel after it sat with me for a while and then reread it. So, here we are straight after the reread.

    My review may well feel like one big soapbox moment but if this book has reminded me of anything it’s that I am entitled to speak my truth and you are just as entitled to speak yours, whether we agree or not.

    - I really respect an author who knows the content of their writing may be triggering for some and points it out at the beginning so readers can make an informed choice about the suitability of that book for them personally. This book came with a detailed trigger warning for topics including: “child abuse, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, trauma, death, murder, violence, fire, menstruation, transphobia & more.”

    - I’m all about women speaking their truth. I love anyone of any gender overcoming adversity and stereotypes to achieve what others told them was impossible for them. I love strong role models and people who are able to transform what could have destroyed them into something that’s able to inspire others.

    - Just the fact that a woman who’s openly refuting the patriarchy and speaking her passionate truth has had her words published for anyone who wants to read them is a triumph. Sure, western society as a whole has a long,

    way to go in terms of equality, glass ceilings, you name it.

    this book

    been published. This woman has not been silenced. We are free to read or not read it, and we are free to have our own opinions about it, even if they differ from other people.

    - While I certainly acknowledge the unfathomable acts that some men have perpetrated against women and have known my fair share of them, I also want to acknowledge all of the men that don’t fit in the perpetrator category. I know some extraordinary men who I know I could trust with my life and I don’t think it’s fair to make sweeping statements that are true of some but certainly not all. Yes, I realise this book isn’t about the trustworthy, respectful men but sometimes I worry that by generalising and only pointing out the bad (that I don’t deny is there), we forget to recognise those who have a positive impact on those whose lives they touch.

    - By all of the positive feedback this collection is receiving it’s obvious this poet and her writing is resonating with a lot of people. It’s just not the type of poetry I typically enjoy and while I felt like shouting out a “Woohoo! Girl power!” at the beginning, by the end the almost constant rage against patriarchy and men exhausted me. There were a couple of instances of positivity such as “we can’t lose our empathy” and “you can be benevolent & love this world back to life”, but I felt emotionally and physically drained when I finished reading.

    If you loved this book and were empowered by it, that’s fantastic. I do expect it will be very well received by plenty of people. I think in the end it boils down to this book and I not being made for one another.

    Thank you so much to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.

  • Whitney Atkinson

    I went into this knowing it's not my favorite style of poetry, which is why i'm withholding a rating. As always, a great message for those first delving into poetry/feminism, but for some reason I just can't vibe with each poem's delivery. I will say that I enjoyed book one more than this one.

  • Alana • thebookishchick

    Holding off on a rating for now until I can figure out my thoughts on this one.

    RTC.

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