Sunday, February 4, 2018

Review: The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One

The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One is the second collection of poetry from Amanda Lovelace and takes it up a step on the themes from the first one. Some of these themes include feminism, patriarchy, female empowerment, abuse and more.

In the first collection, the overarching theme was a princess slaying those dragons. This one's theme throughout each piece was witches at the stake fighting back from oppression. The second collection seems to be stronger (and sometimes harsher) than the first, but it's what made it better for me. That, and I really have an aversion to women be called princesses, so this collection did a much better job at grabbing my attention and holding it to the end.

The only part where it sort of breaks you out of the trance of reading is some of the pop culture references and pieces inspired by other pieces that quite a few readers may not recognize. Other than that, it's a solid piece of work that brings politics and social issues to the forefront without sacrificing creativity.

*Book provided by NetGalley

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