Book Review: break your glass slippers by Amanda Lovelace

 

THE BOOK

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“more forgetting time.
more midnight dances with yourself.”

Amanda Lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents a new companion series, “you are your own fairy tale” the first installment, break your glass slippers, is about overcoming those who don’t see your worth, even if that person is sometimes yourself. In the epic tale of your life, you are the most important character while everyone is but a forgotten footnote. Even the prince.

REVIEW

Disclaimer: This review is not sponsored. This review is not sponsored. I was given an e-ARC of the book by the publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

Three words for this collection: Consistent, Amazing, Powerful

Consistent – I really admire how Amanda Lovelace keeps her writing style so consistent. If you’ve read her previous poetry collections, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. But for those of you who haven’t yet, she laces her words with emotions from different points of realities and experiences. For me, the important thing about a poetry books is relatability. When a poet connects to their readers through their words, we create magic. And Amanda Lovelace has been creating magic for a long while.

Amazing – Her books always showcases some of the most beautiful illustrations. These set the vibe for how she tells her story. This book had one of the BEST illustrations I’ve ever seen in a poetry collection.

Powerful – Empowering people, especially women, has always been an ongoing theme on her poetry. Yes, women hurt and bleed — but they’re stronger than what we think. When I think about Amanda Lovelace, I always think about power. Not just the power of words, but the power of knowing your weakness so you can make it your strength. This book holds a lot of power, and I really think you should read it!

I always thank NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for my monthly fix of poetry books. Through them, I discover new poets and keep on loving the poets that I’ve been rooting for since day one.

With a foreword by Nikita Gill, this book talks about the things we don’t always pay attention to. I ended up wanting more, and clearly, Amanda Lovelace has done it again!

Trigger warnings may include: Child abuse, toxic friendships and romantic relationships, sexual harassment, eating disorders, fatphobia, suicide and trauma.

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RATING

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break you glass slippers by Amanda Lovelace comes out on March 17, 2020 worldwide.

Pre-order you copies here:

AMAZON  |  BOOK DEPOSITORY  |  BARNES & NOBLE | GOOGLE BOOKS

You can also check Amanda Lovelace’s previous poetry collections on Goodreads:

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THE AUTHOR

Amanda Lovelace is the author of the celebrated “Women Are Some Kind of Magic” series. Somehow, she is also the two-time winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for best poetry, as well as a USA Today & Publishers Weekly bestseller. When she isn’t reading, writing, or drinking a much-needed cup of coffee, you can find her casting spells from her home in a (very) small town on the Jersey Shore. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @ladybookmad.

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