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The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One
by Amanda Lovelace
#2 in the Women are Some Kind of Magic Poetry Collection

Publisher: Andrew McMeel Publishing
Date: 2018
Pages: 192
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Non fiction
Genre: Poetry
Days to Read: 1
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD Scribd

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.

In Amanda Lovelace’s second collection in the Women are some Kind of Magic Series we explore Amanda Lovelace’s experiences after those in ‘The Princess Saves Herself in This One’. Her poems are beautiful and lyrical.

There are many trigger warnings for this poetry collection, to see the complete list of trigger warnings you can easily find it online or in the front cover of each of her books.

The poetry within ‘The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this one’ explores so heavier topics that may be difficult for some readers. It is clear that in writing this she hopes not only to heal herself but make others feel heard and valid.

Personally I definitely found some of her poems more confronting than others and its probably nor something I would read a second time, however I can understand the necessity of it.

‘Even those we love
the most
can be poison to
our souls’

Overall I found ‘The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One’ to be an experience in someones self expression and healing. I felt as though she was reaching out to others whom had had similar experiences in the hopes that women can band together and be magic.


Ease of reading: 6/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Overall: 3.5/5

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