The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One (Women Are Some Kind Of Magic, #2) by Amanda Lovelace

The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One (Women Are Some Kind Of Magic, #2)

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. 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 bu...

Details The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One (Women Are Some Kind Of Magic, #2)

TitleThe Witch Doesn't Burn In This One (Women Are Some Kind Of Magic, #2)
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenrePoetry, Feminism

Reviews The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One (Women Are Some Kind Of Magic, #2)

  • Hajar Benmazhar
    I liked how in “The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One”, the author skilfully addressed some rather sensitive topics such as abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, trauma, death, murder, violence, menstruation, etc. Here’s the tricky thing about fire:it stays soft even while it destroys everything in its path,but it’s to you to make sure that it doesn’t burn the good with the rot I also liked the messages she conveyed in her poems, not ...
  • Crystal
    review from the first volume is still valid. Love these stories and lessons
  • Schizanthus
    ⚠ Warning - High Probability of Unpopular Opinions Ahead ⚠I’ve read Amanda Lovelace’s the witch doesn’t burn in this one twice now. I wasn’t familiar with Amanda’s poetry and was intrigued so read it immediately after I downloaded it. I had strong contradictory feelings about it and wanted to know how I’d feel after it sat with me for a while and then reread it. So, here we are straight after the reread. My review may well feel l...
  • ✨ D i a n n a ✨
    ➹ARC provided by Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review➷ this is an overdue love letter to each & every woman who walked these fields before me & made the path soft enough for me to walk through and get to the side they could never reach. for that, I owe you so much. - but I owe some things to myself, too. This is the kind of book you read every time you doubt yourself, every time you feel powerless, every ...
  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing for proving an ARC in exchange for an honest review.After my disappointment with the princess saves herself in this one, I crossed my fingers I'll like this more. Amanda Lovelace's newest poetry collection centers on feminism. Topic wise, it's good but the poems were still empty, rundown sentences. Some poems are written differently but the thought was just the same. It's quite unimpressive. Do I feel empowered...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Well friends, it’s safe to say, this one just didn’t do it for me. Poetry seems to be something that is very hit or miss with me. It is also is the genre that I find myself most intimidated by, however, I’ve really been trying to broaden my horizons in terms of what I’ll read. Fantasy, YA, romance, mysteries, and contemporaries are all fun to read, but sometimes I want something more thought provoking and inspiring. So needless to say, I ...
  • Jessica
    This is a review of the Target special edition. It has a red cover instead of the white one, a letter from the author, and bonus poems. I was so excited to read this because I’ve been super into witches lately. However, I liked this, but I didn’t like it as much as her first collection. This collection got a bit repetitive at some points. There were a lot of poems on burning and fire. I wish there would have been more poems about the coven as...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    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...
  • Roobie
    ⭐4 stars⭐ - get up, you're nobody's doormat.
  • elena
    I just felt that it was pretty simple and similar to the first collection!
  • lucie
    we must help lifteach other abovethe flames.- women supporting women. I loved The Princess Saves Herself in this One, loved and I looked forward to read this so much. But.. hmm..It wasn't what I was hoping for to be.This book was full of anger against men. It supposed to empower women but I didn't feel empowered at all, I finished the book with a feeling that men are bad and are something less than women. I liked and highlighted eleven poems (mo...
  • ☽ MaryJane ✨
    I think I’ve finally realized that my biggest issue is that this format of poetry isn’t exactly my favorite. BUT THAT IS JUST A PERSONAL PREFERENCE. But that being said, these poems were really powerful. The message behind these was more than enough for me to be able to look past the formatting and take away what I needed from this book. Plus they were incredibly well written! I just don't dabble much when it comes to reading poetry and so th...
  • Jess
    This book and I did not mesh. I'm really sorry to say that, since I thoroughly enjoyed the first one. However, it was not the case with this one. It seemed like this second one was sloppily thrown together, the ideas weren't fully formed, and it was just trying to mooch off the success of the first book. This book promoted feminism in such a way that I cannot get behind. I will be among the first people to fight for equality for women, but this b...
  • Melissa Jennings
    EDIT: 22/3/18: I was informed that the author now identifies as non-binary and trans. However, the collection still contains the following problems. One experience of an identity should not erase others. I'm extremely disappointed in this poetry collection for numerous reasons:1. I didn't believe for one second about Lovelace's intersectional allyship. It felt performative and for commercial purposes.2. Poems were ciscentric. 3. Misandry = misogy...
  • Samantha
    I enjoyed this read. I love to read poetry, especially before going to bed, and the issue with this poetry book and reading it before sleeping was that I went to bed feeling so empowered and strong. That being said, I recommend reading this at the commencement of your day, because it will surely make you feel more confident and powerful throughout your day. Some of the poems broke my heart at how accurate they were and how raw it was, and others ...
  • Ishmeen
    empowering as fuck 🔥
  • Lili Marcus
    I don't think I've ever reviewed a poem/poetry before...I didn't enjoy this one as much as I expected. Maybe this isn't just for me but that's weird because this is the kind of poetry I write myself- Free Verse and Narrative combined. There's just less rules with this kind of poetry. But somehow, I like the way the authors' narrative evolved poem after poem. Same way of writing but the emotions in each poem grew stronger and maturer after each po...
  • Trista Mateer
    In this liberating collection of poetry and prose, Amanda Lovelace taps into the suffering of our mothers and spares us none of the gory details. Writing from a place of anger and tenderness, she expertly crafts a coven you’ll want to be a part of. Lovelace’s The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One is a self-love potion for the women in your life.
  • Gretchen Gomez
    where do i begin? this book has so much fire in it that i cannot contain myself. amanda does it again!! the witch doesn't burn in this one is the fiery book all women (girls included) should read. it is the book that we need right now. witch will empower you and welcome you back home with open arms. i love the witch theme but most of all i loved the theme of women uniting and standing together. a woman writing about women experiences is how it's ...
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this digital copy of the book!I really liked this book, but somehow it fell short on my expectations, I think I liked the first book a little better! The feminists aspects and themes were still here, but I feel like I was expecting more from the witch-y aspect (more bad-assery, more spells-like poems). I think it was my fault entirely that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I would have...
  • Kayla
    Some of the poems were really lovely. Also with this one we deserve a cover!
  • Alicia Cook
    The witch may not burn in this one, but she sets everything around her on fire. I enjoyed this collection more than Lovelace's debut - I purchased Target's edition with the red cover and additional poems. Overall, it is true to Lovelace's style, with line breaks, cross-outs, and fun with formatting. Some of the references were lost on me because I don't watch the shows or movies mentioned. Thought it was great how the font was red. Nice touch. I ...
  • ❤Emm❤
    We are what we're born, and we become what we cultivate. This is nothing to be condemned for, and yet it happens each day.A witch to me is a paradox - transgressive yet natural. She is only controversial because as a people we have separated ourselves so far from natural wisdom, so what is perfectly human now seems inhuman. A power we could easily have seems terrifying, because it's been smushed underfoot for so long.Like a lot of poetry, The Wit...
  • Dorine
    The real rating is 3,5.Last year I've read The Princess Saves Herself in this One. As soon as I finished that I knew that I HAD to read her next one! The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One is written in the same short sentence modern poetry style, which makes for a very fast read.This is kind of sequel to her first book, but it isn't required to have read her first book before reading this one. It will, however, give you some more insight in where sh...
  • Ketie
    (3.5 stars) “&the men will always sit (too) close to you&claim they just want to be warmed by your flames&they will smile as they bottle up your sparks&later they’ll tell everyone they know how tobuild such a great & terrible fire all by themselves.”This was very empowering to read and it was really nice how non apologetic Amanda’s writing was, it truly did the title justice. However I did feel like we just kept repeating the same thing o...
  • Victoria (victoriashaz)
    I enjoyed Lovelace's first anthology but it was not my favourite & I thought she had some room to grow as a poet. This sophomore poetry collection is exactly what I wanted from her! It is fiery, fiesty, and most importantly angry. Lovelace puts the frustrations that women have into words and it's breathtaking.
  • Emma Rund
    Why are witches evil and wizards good when the only difference is their gender? This is the question that rolled over and over in my head while I read this book of poetry. I really liked the journey this collection took us through. I felt my anger build, especially in the poems about rape culture, and I was worried that this collection would do nothing more than promote anger (anger isn't bad, but anger alone doesn't help anyone), but the fourth ...