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. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry, taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars. They tried to silence her once and for all, but the mermaid’s voice returns in this one.

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

TitleThe Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 5th, 2019
ISBN-139781524852313
Rating
GenrePoetry, Feminism, Nonfiction

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

  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    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 of this book is mermaids/The Little Mermaid story. Ho 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 of this book is mermaids/The Little Mermaid story. However, there wasn’t a lot of actual mermaid inspired poems. She seemed to revert back to princesses/queens and fairy tales in general. Given the focus on Me Too/sexual assault, there could have been a lot done with The Little Mermaid theme. To me it felt like a missed opportunity. This collection also contains some guest poems from other poets and I loved that addition. It added some variety and it worked well with the Me Too message because it showed strength in numbers. I did enjoy a lot of the poems. There were some that really spoke to me. I did love that one of her poems was an homage to The Chronicles of Narnia, which is one of my favorite book series of all time. Overall, this collection is perfect for fans of Amanda Lovelace. If you’re looking for something different from her, you may want to skip this one.
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  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    January 1, 1970
    #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 decided I had to give it a try, and I'm glad that I did. I still feel like Lovelace' #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 decided I had to give it a try, and I'm glad that I did. I still feel like Lovelace's poetry lost its luster for me after the first collection and none of the rest have quite lived up to it, but I do appreciate that this one isn't as repetitive as Witch was (and doesn't feel as heavily borrowed from mid- to late-2000s emo band lyrics as that one did, either).Mostly, this collection is about surviving sexual assault, and it's got a lot of good stuff going on in that regard; it wasn't the most powerful or empowering thing I've read as a survivor, but it was comforting and nice regardless, and had a few poems I really appreciated. Otherwise, there are some happy pages to give you that soft, soothing hug after the painful bits, and overall, it feels like a very natural and well-done ending to the series. he exists.therefore,i knowfor a factthathumanityis notdissolvingbeforemyeyes. All quotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release. Thank you so much to Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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  • C.G. Drews
    January 1, 1970
    This is the last in the poetry series and I quite liked reading them altogether and seeing how they fit and complimented each other. I do feel the 1st one was my fave. This one was very raw and heartbreaking and my heart goes out to all the contributors. The writing felt a little disconnected to me (perhaps because it wasn't a sole author this time?) but like 🙌🏻 go people being vulnerable and the #metoo movement.
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  • Tam_ the_ med_bookie
    January 1, 1970
    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 long and extra except these 3 topics.Compared to the 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 long and extra except these 3 topics.Compared to the first 2 collections, this one has done the unthinkable. Pure yet provoking, sad yet alluring, deep yet healing, hurting yet beautiful.Including some of the best lines/poetry by other writers/poets like Nikita Gill, Noor Shirazie, Yena Sharma Purmasir and a few others was something new and refreshing!Overall, it is a hard-hitting read with lots of take home thoughts!The #mothersknowbest were the best parts👍Highly recommended!
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  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    January 1, 1970
    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 something....Follow me on ♥ Facebook ♥ Blog ♥ Instagram 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 something....Follow me on ♥ Facebook ♥ Blog ♥ Instagram ♥ Twitter ♥
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  • Aliza Stump
    January 1, 1970
    A third one? Yes, SIGN ME UP, please!
  • ✨ A ✨
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come
  • Konstantin
    January 1, 1970
    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 both subtle and not so subtle, suited me just fine. 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 both subtle and not so subtle, suited me just fine. I was skeptical when I came to the part with contributions, but although different in both technical and writing style from the rest of poems, I thought they were fitted in rather well. Also, I really appreciated how Lovelace did less of splitting a word into six lines and more of actually putting a message behind those words.So I would recommend trying Lovelace's poetry out, as this is a most welcome departure from her Tumblr-like works to date, yet would like to dissuade people from reading the first two in the series. Writers need some time to develop; this is what, for me, feels like Lovelace reaching her full potential.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    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. Much like ee cummings, lovelace writes all her poe 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. Much like ee cummings, lovelace writes all her poetry in lowercase lettering. she didn't kiss frogs. she kissed great white sharks. I don't feel the need to place a trigger warning in my review because as you open the collection, the author begins with a caution that her poetry does cover a variety of sensitive material and so if you are an educator reading my review, I would strongly suggest that you take the time to make up your own mind before bringing into the classroom library. some days, i still want to believe we can traipse into the forest & come across an enchanted pocket watch that will take us back in time to erase it all& start from scratch. this isn't that kind of fairy tale. I have never felt myself to be an expert when it comes to reading poetry and I always come away with mixed emotions. Having read the reviews left by readers who have experienced the entire trilogy, Amanda Lovelace appears to have brought forward a variety of reactions. I found the poetry to be honest and personal, but I am not sure I am completely on Team Lovelace yet.
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  • Julia Sapphire
    January 1, 1970
    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 significant amount of intense content and messages in them 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 significant amount of intense content and messages in them so be sure to refer to the trigger warnings page at the beginning of the collection. Her new series Monsters was just an ok first installment for me, so I have been waiting for the final book in this series to release. I was not disappointed! Lovlace's writing is beautiful and always has some underlying and important themes. Though I do wish some of the poems were longer and I am also sad to see this series come to a close. I also think there could have been more mermaid references, in comparison to Witch this is not as heavily focused on the topic in the title. This can be a pro or a con to people of course. I also enjoyed how this collection wrapped up the trilogy and made references to the prior collections. Honestly, this was pretty standard for Lovelace, which is technically not a bad thing. Though the ending did not leave me speechless, it was still a solid collection and I would recommend it. Excited to see what else Lovelace publishes in the future!!-julia sapphire
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  • Janani(ஜனனி)
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    An absolutely fitting way to end the women are some kind of magic series.
  • helena
    January 1, 1970
    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. those poems by other poets looked completely out of place 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. those poems by other poets looked completely out of place to me. but, other than that, i enjoyed it.
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  • Natasha
    January 1, 1970
    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 find the Lovelace’s work feels extremely… repetitive. The Me 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 find the Lovelace’s work feels extremely… repetitive. The Mermaid’s Voice felt like she was trying to relieve the magic of The Princess Saves Herself.I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with having a structure or a style. It’s just that if you do, you have to know how to also make it feel new if you continue to use it.This instalment felt like a rehash of the previous collections. No poem stood out, and I’ve seen all these themes from this author before. Everything was just slightly paraphrased.Overall, this was a real disappointment. I don’t think I’ll be reading anything else from Lovelace.
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  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
    January 1, 1970
    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 along the way many of us lost or had our voices w 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 along the way many of us lost or had our voices weakened - we lost our fearlessness to just be ourselves. We've become so heavily weighed down with the burdens of society and what is and isn't considered acceptable. We're told not to speak up, voice our concerns/opinions, to act our age (me: nevaaaa), or we're told to just "forget about it." So, often times (and I don't think this applies to just me), I would immerse myself in books to escape reality. Cuz let's be honest, I'd rather be living in a world full of elves (oh heyyy, Legolas).star light,star bright,first stari see tonight;i wish i may,i wish i mightflee my skin for but a night.- bibliophileAmanda Lovelace reminds us that it's okay to trust (again), it's okay to speak up, to be yourself, and it's okay to escape reality and pretend to be a mermaid, too. So, if you're looking for an inspiring collection of modern poetry, then give this a try <3.PS. Please practice safe reading. This book contains triggers of sexual assault, abuse, depression and suicidal thoughts.Check out my other review:The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One, Book #2Thanks a million to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC. Quotes are subject to change upon publication.
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  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    January 1, 1970
    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 different themes. I loved the guest poems that she had 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 different themes. I loved the guest poems that she had included in this collection too.Trigger Warnings: child abuse, gun violence, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, eating disorder, self-harm, suicide, alcohol, trauma, death, violence, fire, & possibly more.
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  • Sophia Hanson
    January 1, 1970
    So honored to have a poem in this gorgeous collection alongside some of my favorite poets! Lift each other up, loves.
  • Rae
    January 1, 1970
    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. My favorites:"hooks encrusted in sand." "shrinking v 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. My favorites:"hooks encrusted in sand." "shrinking violets""flight.""not in any life, lovely.""the good kind of drowning."The five poems above sounded awesome while reading them out loud, and they had a fantastic amount of depth!Now I'm not a poetry expert, and I know poetry is a very personal form of writing, so take my critiques with a grain of salt. There were two things I didn't love about this poetry book.First, everything is written in lowercase script. I found this really hard to read, and somewhat cringeworthy. The topics covered within the poems are serious and very real, but because the poems were written in a fluffy script, I really struggled with them! I know this is the author's style, but this was such a turn off for me as a reader.Second, and this one is probably because I don't read a ton of poetry, but some of the poems were simply a single sentence broken up into multiple lines. Some of them were pretty and flowed nicely, but some were ordinary sentences that could have been pulled from anywhere. The depth wasn't there, and I crave depth in poetry.Critiques aside, I would still recommend this book to others! In short, if you already love Amanda Lovelace's books or love poetry, give this book a read! Poetry is such a personal thing, and while it was a 3-star read for me, it might be your next 5-star book!Thank you to NetGalley for providing the Kindle version of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Leona Carstairs
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    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.-Mother knows bestCouldn't actually connect to it 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.-Mother knows bestCouldn't actually connect to it as the previous two books still had to somehow read it!
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  • Lauren James
    January 1, 1970
    [Gifted] A solid follow up to her other poetry, This is a quick and thoughtful read. It made me think. I love her approach to twisting fairy tales into feminist messages
  • Cora Tea Party Princess
    January 1, 1970
    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)
    January 1, 1970
    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 was moved, I felt the emotions and I enjoyed read 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 was moved, I felt the emotions and I enjoyed reading it. I can definitely see myself re-reading this.I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.
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  • Mariah
    January 1, 1970
    "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 us burn in The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One.I "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 us burn in The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One.I wanted so much to take back the narrative in The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One but I have to admit I was underwhelmed.Poetry is something so personal, and though this book didn't ignite something inside me, like the two previous titles did, I know that doesn't discredit this book and the poems in it.I still think amanda lovelace is a truly gifted writer, with a unique perpective because of what life has put her through.Mermaid wasn't an instant favorite, but I am whiling to give it another shot later in the year.I got a digital ARC from NetGalley but I am planning on keeping my pre-order for this book.I still want Mermaid to join her sisters Princess and Witch on my shelves.I felt there was a disconnect between the chapters in the book (the sky, the shipwreck, the song and the surviving) and the poems didn't really have that cohesive and organized feel I was used to from lovelace.What shocked me was that the poem I enjoyed most in the book, and that I thought most related to the title and theme of the book wasn't written by lovelace but by a collaborator (Nikita Gill).
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    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 write what i write to heal me. This collection also 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 write what i write to heal me. This collection also includes some guest poems from leading voices in poetry and I must say that I really enjoyed them.
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  • Jane
    January 1, 1970
    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 enough how much I enjoy her work. I have read all t 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 enough how much I enjoy her work. I have read all three books in this trilogy and just wish more in this series were coming. I have no doubt I will love the next books she brings out as well. She is a phenomenal writer.
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  • Renata
    January 1, 1970
    “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 everystorybookheroinecome to life.”“bevictoriousinevery “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 everystorybookheroinecome to life.”“bevictoriousineverythingyou do.disturbthe gods,if that’s whatit takes.& maybeespecially then.”
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  • Tom (T.J. Reads the Stars)
    January 1, 1970
    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.”
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    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 just beautiful and so heartfelt and just everythi 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 just beautiful and so heartfelt and just everything!!!!As soon as it's out, I'm going to buy the book and highlight the shit out of it.
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  • Sage Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    1.) The Princess Saves Herself in This One ★★★★★2.) The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One ★★★★★
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