The witch doesn't burn in this one (Women are some kind of magic #2) by Amanda Lovelace
Publication date: March 6th 2018
Published by: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genre: poetry, feminism
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 try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.
This book was on read now on netgalley so I decided to read it. Her first book wasn't anything special but I decided to give this a try. This collection was way better than her first however I just don't think she is my favourite kind of poet. I will definitely read her next collection but I wasn't blown away by this collection.
The book started very promisingly. I adored the first chapter unfortunately after the first chapter the book got a bit to angry and man hating for me. It redeemed itself a little in the last chapter but overall the first chapter was a 4 star section but the rest were 2 or 3 stars.
One thing I do always love about Amanda's books is the fact that at the start there is a trigger warning list because currently in modern poetry there is a lot of talk about rape and mental illness and some people may need to be warned of the subjects that are talked about in the book.
In conclusion, I rather enjoyed this book. It made me feel empowered. However I did feel like she was man hating too much and therefore quite a few of her poem I disagreed with particularly her poem that justified misandry. I'm going to give this 3 stars because I was enjoyable but I'm not sure I'd recommend it to anyone.
In addition to my review I'd just like to make a side comment about how I had lots of trouble downloading this book and netgalley were so lovely and helpful. Truly amazing customer service.
*This book was given to me for free by netgalley in return for an honest review, therefore this doesn't effect my opinion*