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15 February 2018

Review & Giveaway: the witch doesn't burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace

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.

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.

Source: NetGalley Request

5 Words: Witch, femininity, sisterhood, fire, solidarity.

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.

Win a pre-order of the witch doesn't burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace, international if Book Depository ships.


  1. Thank you for the giveaway! I've never been SUPER into poetry to be honest but after last month when I posted my own poems on my blog and have had a FANTASTIC reaction to them, I've definitely been interested in it a little more. I haven't wrote anything else myself though!


  2. This poetry sounds like seriously powerful stuff, I have entered your giveaway and I very much hope to be the lucky winner! I was absolutely enthralled by Naomi Alderman's 'The Power' which covered similar themes to these in fiction form, so I'm confident I'd love this equally!

    Abbey x

  3. It sounds brilliant! I'm so glad you loved it, its the best finding books that are so good!- x

  4. Such a lovely review and thank you for the giveaway!😊✨

    Shirley |

  5. Oooo!! This sounds like a wonderful collection of empowering poems! Thank you for the review and giveaway x


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