The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #3) by Amanda Lovelace

The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #3)

Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and USA TODAY bestselling author Amanda Lovelace presents the mermaid’s voice returns in this one — the third and final installment in her “women are some kind of magic” series, featuring a foreword from Lang Leav and 13 guest poems from leading voices in poetry such as Nikita Gill, KY Robinson, and Orion Carloto.The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. Howev...


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TitleThe Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #3)
ISBN9781524852313
Author
Release DateMar 5th, 2019
LanguageEnglish
GenrePoetry, Feminism, Nonfiction
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Reviews The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #3)

  • Jessica
    2019-02-13
    I received an e-ARC of this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4.This book is really similar to the other two books in this series. So if you liked those, then you’ll probably like this one. That being said, I still think her first book is the strongest. The subject matter of the book is very timely. A large majority of the poems center on the Me Too movement. The theme o...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    2019-02-09
    #1: The Princess Saves Herself in this One ★★★★☆ #2: The Witch Doesn't Burn in this One ★★★☆☆ #3: The Mermaid's Voice Returns in this One ★★★★☆ you don'tget to sayit'smy faultforstaying.it'shis faultformaking meafraid tostayor go.After how much I struggled with the middle book in this 'trilogy', I wasn't sure I wanted to read this newest and final installment, but friends' reviews were so positive that I finally deci...
  • Tam_ the_ med_bookie
    2019-05-12
    One of the best collections by Amanda!I am so glad I have read all the poetry collection in this series called 'women are some kind of magic'!This is the best, ultimate collection of the series👍Kudos to the author for such a powerful collection of lines and some heartrenching writing on child abuse/sexual assault, healing and writing/reading.However, I still feel like all the trigger warnings given at the beginning of the book is unnecessarily...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2019-03-14
    2 stars It's really weird that I didn't like this book because I am absolutely gaga over the first two books in this series. Both were 5 star reads. But while those felt powerful and deeply moving, this one was repetitive to me and I found myself rolling my eyes.Maybe this book caught me in a bitchy time, but this third book felt convoluted and fake to me. Maybe I'll reread it in the future and see if I just have a case of the crankies or somethi...
  • ✨ A ✨
    2019-07-24
    Review to come
  • Konstantin
    2019-01-21
    Believe me, no one is as surprised as I am with this rating. I strongly disliked Lovelace's first book of poetry, finding the verses generic, shallow and just all around uninspiring; the second one I found better on the aesthetic part, but resented the strong misandric undertones; this one, however, was just up to my liking.The calmer tone of this one, combined with themes of sexual harassment and self-acceptance woven through the poems in ways b...
  • Erin
    2019-02-28
    Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McNeel Publishing for an epub in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. Quotes are taken from the ARC and may not be on the same page number as the final edition As an active member of the Goodreads community, I have been eyeing Amanda Lovelace's poetry works for some time. The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One is the conclusion to her Women Are Some Kind of Magic trilogy. Mu...
  • Julia Sapphire
    2019-02-25
    Big thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an early copy!! For some background, I love Amanda Lovelace's books. This series starts with Princess and next is Witch and Mermaid is the finale (These are obviously short forms of the titles just an FYI). The previous two books are some of my favorite poetry collections ever. I have given them both high ratings and I love the messages in them. These collections do have a significan...
  • Janani(ஜனனி)
    2019-03-08
    i'm convinced that the poetry will sing to you only when your soul is on the verge of falling apart. dare i say, i didn't feel anything now because my soul is kinda being cheery to the extent i hate it?
  • Cyrus Parker
    2018-06-17
    An absolutely fitting way to end the women are some kind of magic series.
  • helena
    2019-01-08
    your voice could sink spaceships.i really like amanda lovelace’s style and i just love the way this trilogy worked with the given themes to talk about very important issues. i love how her poems are so simple and say so much. at the same time, they have some king of magic (haha) inherent to them.and it happened again with this one. but unfortunately, i’m taking one star because i felt she lost her grip with the mermaid theme half way in. thos...
  • Natasha
    2019-02-23
    Review also on my blog • Twitter • BookstagramYou know that disappointed underwhelming feeling after reading a really lacklustre book? That’s how I felt about The Mermaids Voice. It was a lacklustre disappointment.I personally really loved The Princess Saves Herself and I also enjoyed the followup The Witch Doesn’t Burn.Maybe I saw this disappointment coming after To Make Monsters Out of Girls. I genuinely like modern poetry, however I fi...
  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
    2019-01-30
    Me, pretending to be a mermaid:FYI: This is the final installment to Amanda Lovelace's Women Are Some Kind of Magic series, and I freaking loved it. The author poured her heart and soul and her voice into this one! I don't know about you guys, but I *always* used to pretend that I was a mermaid when I was younger - whether it was in the pool, at the beach, bath time, the living room floor (wait, I might of been doing the worm). Anyways. Somewhere...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    2019-01-11
    Thank you Netgalley and Andrew McMeel Publishing for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest reviewThe final book to join Amanda Lovelace’s collection Women Are Some Kind of Magic. I’ve read the previous two books and if I’m being honest I didnt enjoy them as much as I wanted to. This one on the other hand I liked more. I love how she includes trigger warnings in the beginning of her books, and I really appreciate how she deals with...
  • Rae
    2019-02-12
    the mermaid's voice returns in this one by Amanda Lovelace is the third and final poetry book in the "women are some kind of magic series."I enjoyed reading the mermaid's voice returns in this one. This was my first foray into Amanda Lovelace's poetry! Unfortunately, while I liked the poems, I can't say they blew me away. I did appreciate the emotion behind the poems and the cadence and rhythm that some of them had while reading them out loud....
  • Leona Carstairs
    2019-06-01
    I read this in Barnes and Noble while waiting for my parents. It really focuses on healing from sexual violence which I think is very important. ❤
  • Prashasti
    2019-02-20
    Each morning before school my mother did not feed me breakfast.She fed me wisdom.First, she brushed my hair with a fork.Soon after, braids fell to my waist as she kissed the top of my head, whispering against it,"now, don't you ever lean out of your window, and let it fall down.You never know who will show up and climbclimbclimb on up.Heed my advice: Even villains will go all dizzy and heart-eyed for you.Do not ever become fooled by such trickery...
  • Cora Tea Party Princess
    2019-03-26
    I think I'm a little bit disappointed? I loved the first two volumes so much, but something about this one just fell flat. It would have been two stars if it wasn't for the excellent contributors, and that makes me sad.Maybe it's just me?
  • Bookphenomena (Micky)
    2019-02-06
    My first poetry by Amanda Lovelace (and others) but not my last. This was a powerful read, heartfelt and poignant. I felt like a bystander, powerless to help but willing to witness.I loved the way the author was able to interweave the hideous hurt with restoration, healing and positivity, in just the right amounts. Nothing about any of the prose was flippant, even the healing better times were impactful.I would call this inspirational but real. I...
  • Mariah
    2019-02-20
    "i watchedyou watching mewane. now, you haveno fucking choiceother than towatch me-become full.Okay. I struggled a lot with this. I wanted to look at this collection objectively and in an isolated manner, however it is part of a series, so I do think it's fair to bring up the previous two titles.We fought dragons with the princess in The Princess Saves Herlself in This One.We used the fire designed to scorch us back against those who would watch...
  • Emma
    2019-01-10
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One is the last book in Lovelace's Women Are Some Kind of Magic series. I really appreciated how the author dealt with the theme of sexual assault and being both a victim and a survivor. I think it was really well done and I enjoyed all the poems about healing. i don't write what i write to hurt you. - i writ...
  • Jane
    2019-06-30
    Once again Amanda Lovelace had me both crying and cheering at her words.This the finale in her "women are some kind of magic" trilogy. She writes about the power that is in women. That we are survivors. This book has poetry about finding happiness in this world no matter what you have been through.I also loved how she included other women poets. It was nice to discover some I had not yet heard of, but will definitely start to follow.I can't say e...
  • Renata
    2019-05-15
    “do youeverfindyourselfnostalgicforthe lifeyou nevergot tohave?- (because i do.)do youeverfindyourselfnostalgicforthe personyou nevergot tobe?- (because i do II.)”“but the stars—they seeeverything & areloyal to no one.when shewhisperedher wishesinto them,the voices fromher nightmarescame crashingdown.”“&soshe didwhat anyrational womanwould do—ever so calmly,she reached out& she torethe starsapart.”“bestrongerthan thevillains.be ...
  • Tom (T.J. Reads the Stars)
    2019-04-20
    I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Though I do have issues with the confusing placing of some of the poems and the general narrative, this poetry collection discusses rape and the ensuing trauma with such haunting and concise insight. Therefore, would definitely issue trigger warnings on rape and sexual assault. Very glad I read this one and I think it has the potential to help others heal.“you are sad now.you are not sad forever.”
  • Nicole
    2019-02-06
    First things first: I received this book through NetGalleyOh gosh, I just finished this and it was just so damn beautiful. Seriously. This is the first Amanda Lovelace poetry that I have read (I have 'the princess saves herself in this one' at home, but I haven't picked it up yet but I totally will do that SOON).Her writing is beautiful. Of course not every poem worked for me or touched me the same that all the others did. BUT MAN, everything was...
  • Sage Elizabeth
    2018-12-21
    1.) The Princess Saves Herself in This One ★★★★★2.) The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One ★★★★★