Synopses & Reviews
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 burn in this one.
"Amanda Lovelace's new book is a flammable clarion call, a prophetic and ominous text depicting the day fast approaching (or already here?) that the women of the world reclaim all the fire in it as their own. Frantic and powerful, clear and accessible, Amanda has given the world a good reason to read her poetry again. Beware of matches." Iain S. Thomas, author of I Wrote This for You
"Filled with glorious imagery and incredible fire, this beautiful book is exactly what every woman and every survivor needs to read right now. Amanda Lovelace takes poetry to a whole new level with The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One, revealing her impressive skills with language and art once again as well as her breathtaking evolution as a writer. With a heart-wrenching yet empowering take on the very real and prevalent issues in society today whilst weaving magic with her pen, The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One is Amanda Lovelace's triumphant return as a poet, and what a splendid return it is!" Nikita Gill, author of Your Soul Is a River
“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.” Trista Mateer, author of Honeybee
Fans of The Princess Saves Herself in This One will be thrilled with The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One! The poet spreads her wings in her second book, moving from an intimate portrait of girlhood into a complex portrayal of feminism. Mixing mysticism and lore, the poems follow a natural progression from the themes explored in Lovelace’s debut. With connections to current events and real life, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One expands on Lovelace’s woman-as-magic motif and moves beyond the personal narrative to a heartbreaking and uplifting portrayal of womanhood through the ages.” Danika Stone, author of All the Feels
About the Author
Growing up a word-devourer and avid fairy tale lover, it was only natural that Amanda Lovelace began writing books of her own, and so she did. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found waiting for pumpkin spice coffee to come back into season and binge-watching Gilmore Girls. (Before you ask: Team Jess all the way.) The lifelong poetess and storyteller currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, their bunnycat, and a combined book collection so large it will soon need its own home. She has her BA in English literature with a minor in sociology. Her first collection, The Princess Saves Herself in This One, won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry of 2016 and is a USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller.
Amanda Lovelace on PowellsBooks.Blog
My second poetry collection, the witch doesn’t burn in this one
, is the sequel to the Goodreads Choice Award-winning the princess saves herself in this one
as well as the second book in my “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, and it is about the struggle of women under the patriarchy...