Break Your Glass Slippers (You Are Your Own Fairy Tale, #1)
"more forgetting time.more midnight dances with yourself."amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents a new companion series, “you are your own fairy tale” the first installment, break your glass slippers, is about overcoming those who don’t see your worth, even if that person is sometimes yourself. in the epic tale of your life, you are the most important character while everyone is but a forgotten footnote. even the prince. 

Break Your Glass Slippers (You Are Your Own Fairy Tale, #1) Details

TitleBreak Your Glass Slippers (You Are Your Own Fairy Tale, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 17th, 2020
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN-139781524851897
Rating
GenrePoetry, Feminism, Adult, Nonfiction, Retellings, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Self Help, Mental Health, Mental Illness

Break Your Glass Slippers (You Are Your Own Fairy Tale, #1) Review

  • Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
    January 1, 1970
    Another gorgeously written, relatable poetry collection from Amanda. I love how she structured this collection to be poems from the narrator and poems in response by the fairy godmother of Cinderella. It was really clever, and, as always, I highlighted and adored every poem in this collection Another gorgeously written, relatable poetry collection from Amanda. I love how she structured this collection to be poems from the narrator and poems in response by the fairy godmother of Cinderella. It was really clever, and, as always, I highlighted and adored every poem in this collection 🥰
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Break Your Glass Slippers is a collection of poetry themed with female empowerment. It's a love letter to the girl who is tasked with breaking toxic cycles and it's a siren call to females everywhere that we are worthy of more. I loved that Amanda Lovelace counteracts every negative message with an example of positive, healthy self-talk. This is therapy right here. Check it out.Note: Significant trigger warnings are listed before the poetry begins. Please seek these out if needed.Thank you to Break Your Glass Slippers is a collection of poetry themed with female empowerment. It's a love letter to the girl who is tasked with breaking toxic cycles and it's a siren call to females everywhere that we are worthy of more. I loved that Amanda Lovelace counteracts every negative message with an example of positive, healthy self-talk. This is therapy right here. Check it out.Note: Significant trigger warnings are listed before the poetry begins. Please seek these out if needed.Thank you to the following for permitting me access to an advance reader's copy (ARC) of Break Your Glass Slippers. This generosity did not impact my honesty when rating/reviewing.Source: NetGalleyAuthor: Amanda LovelacePublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingGenres: PoetryPub Date: March 17, 2020
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  • Bookphenomena (Micky)
    January 1, 1970
    I got the early review copy of this poetry retelling and cracked it open immediately, I had zero chill. It was a good call because this is my favourite read so far from Amanda Lovelace. It was definitely less sad than some of her previous work and it was incredibly empowering.The poems are told in a way that depicts a retelling of Cinderella. There are various narrators such as fairy godmother, Cinders and Charming. Fairy godmother was my favourite, instilling sage words for any women to have I got the early review copy of this poetry retelling and cracked it open immediately, I had zero chill. It was a good call because this is my favourite read so far from Amanda Lovelace. It was definitely less sad than some of her previous work and it was incredibly empowering.The poems are told in a way that depicts a retelling of Cinderella. There are various narrators such as fairy godmother, Cinders and Charming. Fairy godmother was my favourite, instilling sage words for any women to have affirmed to them. The prose was simple and yet beautiful, it touched me on an emotional level.her precious fairy tales showed her what would happen if she found her prince, but they never prepared her for what she should do if her prince turned out to be her unhappily ever after –cinderellaThis book is so easy to read front to back, and I can definitely imagine myself rereading it but also dipping in and out of it. From what I can see from the electronic copy, the illustrations are beautiful and colourful but also simple. I can’t wait to see them in the flesh in a real book.This is poetry that is suitable for young women and older alike. There are f-bombs that might make this unsuitable for younger girls however, the messages are powerful and empowering. I will be buying this for my daughter.you are the only set of keys to your castle.the rest of them are nothing but bad copies.Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing for the early copy to devour.This review can be found on A Take From Two Cities Blog.
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  • Anandi Puritipati
    January 1, 1970
    I'll get this out of the way first- the message that Amanda is trying to send through this book is a GREAT one and I can completely understand her words being words you need to hear when you're in a specific place in your life.That being said, I think a strong, powerful and positive message can still open up a work of art for criticism. I don't know why I keep coming back to Amanda's work when it's always been a hit or miss for me. All I can say is that she's easy to read and sometimes she makes I'll get this out of the way first- the message that Amanda is trying to send through this book is a GREAT one and I can completely understand her words being words you need to hear when you're in a specific place in your life.That being said, I think a strong, powerful and positive message can still open up a work of art for criticism. I don't know why I keep coming back to Amanda's work when it's always been a hit or miss for me. All I can say is that she's easy to read and sometimes she makes that magic happen with her words. And I think it's beautiful to witness it, even if it's not often. Sadly, this book lacked that magic. A lot.There's a lot to poetry that isn't just jagged lines filled with words, and I'm slowly learning about it as I grow and read more. And honestly, break your glass slippers lacked what makes sentences poems, in my opinion. The words felt like tumblr/twitter posts. The lack of metaphor when the book itself is based off of one! OOF! I honestly believe the author is capable of something wonderful, but I think she kind of let it go with this book. I'm really disappointed, and I wish there had been more work put into this collection! ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are my own!
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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. I enjoyed this poetry collection very much. I really liked how Amanda Lovelace took some of the original Cinderella tropes and changed them to put them into her own poems. I especially liked how the fairy godmother was presented as the supporter we all need in life and also how we can all be our own fairy godmothers. The poems in this book are empowering and promote self-love. Also, the The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this poetry collection very much. I really liked how Amanda Lovelace took some of the original Cinderella tropes and changed them to put them into her own poems. I especially liked how the fairy godmother was presented as the supporter we all need in life and also how we can all be our own fairy godmothers. The poems in this book are empowering and promote self-love. Also, the illustrations are gorgeous, especially the ones of the painted sky.I really recommend this one!
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  • Ankit Garg
    January 1, 1970
    "Break Your Glass Slippers" is the first book in the new series by celebrated poet Amanda Lovelace. As the name hints, I began this one by hoping it to be a poetic retelling of the Cinderella tale. The first part (there are a total of three parts) goes as expected. The later parts want us to stop believing in fairy tales, but instead write our own life story. A powerful message indeed.It is also a tale of feminism and misogyny, poetically explaining the two terms and subtly pointing out how, "Break Your Glass Slippers" is the first book in the new series by celebrated poet Amanda Lovelace. As the name hints, I began this one by hoping it to be a poetic retelling of the Cinderella tale. The first part (there are a total of three parts) goes as expected. The later parts want us to stop believing in fairy tales, but instead write our own life story. A powerful message indeed.It is also a tale of feminism and misogyny, poetically explaining the two terms and subtly pointing out how, sometimes, when one tries to be the former, intentionally or unintentionally becomes the latter.Thanks to the author and the publisher for the ARC.
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  • Zainab
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not saying the poems were bad or anything- they weren't- but I enjoyed the whole aesthetic of the book much more.
  • Romie
    January 1, 1970
    probably one of my favourite poetry collections I've read by Amanda Lovelace! I loved how this one was so body positive, but also talks about what it means to truly be a feminist, what it means to live in a world with so much misogyny. I loved the poems about the godmother, it shows such a healthy motherly relationship. truly a beautiful collection! (4.25)
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  • Mariah
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley.A completely novel approach to the Retelling genre.For those of us who grew up loving fairy tales but always craved more.This fits perfectly with Lovelace's Women Are Some Kind of Magic Series, which is high praise in itself.I often say that we tend to be much kinder to the people we love than we are to ourselves.We would never say half the stuff we tell ourselves in our worst moments to our loved one - and isn't that really telling?This book is like a ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley.A completely novel approach to the Retelling genre.For those of us who grew up loving fairy tales but always craved more.This fits perfectly with Lovelace's Women Are Some Kind of Magic Series, which is high praise in itself.I often say that we tend to be much kinder to the people we love than we are to ourselves.We would never say half the stuff we tell ourselves in our worst moments to our loved one - and isn't that really telling?This book is like a conversation with a loved one, it strips away the harshness we often inflict on ourselves and softens the edges, soothes the hurt.I can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of this series.
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  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    January 1, 1970
    ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing.Amanda Lovelace incorporates fairy tales in her latest poetry collection about self-love, empowerment and feminism. In the midst of the community quarantine the poems soothed me and uplifted my spirit. Admittedly, I disliked her previous collections and there poems here I still find redundant and basic. Luckily I'm in a good mood to appreciate its flaws. It's a good collection but not the ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing.Amanda Lovelace incorporates fairy tales in her latest poetry collection about self-love, empowerment and feminism. In the midst of the community quarantine the poems soothed me and uplifted my spirit. Admittedly, I disliked her previous collections and there poems here I still find redundant and basic. Luckily I'm in a good mood to appreciate its flaws. It's a good collection but not the best one I've read. The rundown sentences need to change and its originality needs to step up.
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  • Taylor Knight
    January 1, 1970
    Ive read several of Amandas poetry books in the past and always enjoyed them but this is by far my favorite. I really connected with these poems and I feel like Amandas books keep getting better and better. Ill always be excited for her releases and I cant wait to pick up a physical copy of this book to add to my poetry shelf. I’ve read several of Amanda’s poetry books in the past and always enjoyed them but this is by far my favorite. I really connected with these poems and I feel like Amanda’s books keep getting better and better. I’ll always be excited for her releases and I can’t wait to pick up a physical copy of this book to add to my poetry shelf.
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  • Sylvie
    January 1, 1970
    3.75I've read almost all of Amanda Lovelace's poetries at this point, but this was the one I liked the best.
  • Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advance review copy from Andrews McMeel Publishing through Netgalley; all opinions are my own and honest.4.5 starsI absolutely adore this collection. Amanda Lovelace has always been one of my go-tos for reassurance and emotional comfort, a reminder that I'm doing just fine and I am enough. I've never read anything quite like it, the mix of Cinderella retelling with self-discovery and relationship building, all in thoughtful free verse; I would've liked to see the Cinderella motif I received an advance review copy from Andrews McMeel Publishing through Netgalley; all opinions are my own and honest.4.5 starsI absolutely adore this collection. Amanda Lovelace has always been one of my go-tos for reassurance and emotional comfort, a reminder that I'm doing just fine and I am enough. I've never read anything quite like it, the mix of Cinderella retelling with self-discovery and relationship building, all in thoughtful free verse; I would've liked to see the Cinderella motif extended through part ii, but that's a minor critique — I do like the themes and topics that are included. If the rest of this series is consistent, I'm sure I'm going to love it just as much as Amanda's other works.content warnings: (view spoiler)["child abuse, toxic friendships, toxic romantic relationships, sexual harassment, eating disorders, fatphobia, suicide, trauma, & possibly more. remember to practice self-care before, during, & after reading." (hide spoiler)]
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  • The Nerd Daily
    January 1, 1970
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by AB EndacottIm never certain how I feel about this kind of confessional writing, when an author lays themselves bare in an upfront and clear fashion. It would be a lie to say Ive never drawn on personal experience in writing my own books, but the memory or emotion that I use is hidden beneath layers of worldbuilding and plotline so that it is almost unrecognisable (often, even to myself). Lovelace says in the authors note of Break Your Glass Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by AB EndacottI’m never certain how I feel about this kind of confessional writing, when an author lays themselves bare in an upfront and clear fashion. It would be a lie to say I’ve never drawn on personal experience in writing my own books, but the memory or emotion that I use is hidden beneath layers of worldbuilding and plotline so that it is almost unrecognisable (often, even to myself). Lovelace says in the author’s note of Break Your Glass Slippers—a series of poems that form a story of self-acceptance and self-love—that the drew on her own experiences in crafting this work. And as one traverses the delicate phrasing of each poem, it feels increasingly like trespassing into a private diary.With that in mind, there is something incredibly brave about being so honest in putting to paper the thoughts that traverse the mind and the, at-times, very ugly relationship one can have with oneself. In recent years, this has become increasingly common, especially for writers of so-called ‘instapoetry’. I would argue that Lovelace’s work is a cut above the strings of words that can be found under the one of the many relevant hashtags on Instagram (I’m won’t list any here because I don’t want to subject you to them). For one, Lovelace takes her personal experience and broadens it into a universalised narrative about women undervaluing themselves and navigating a fraught path to remedying this. Additionally, Break Your Glass Slippers does indeed follow a narrative thread, with each poem offering a piece of this story. That alone made it an enjoyable, easy read, as the poems built upon what came before, interplaying in theme and idea, making this more than a mere collection but a genuine story.Perhaps one of the things which remains a sticking point for me is the claim that this is a Cinderella retelling. While there are elements that draw upon the essential story elements of the Perrault/Brothers Grimm Cinderella that we know (largely thanks to the Disney adaptations), because I knew this was a derivation, I kept making mental comparisons to the original. This drew me out of the experience of reading through the poems as though they were a piece of work in their own right. While Lovelace’s schtick is retelling and reinterpreting classic fairytales, this one seems to deviate quite far from the very established events of the Cinderella story which was a bit jarring. Nevertheless, there were some pleasing engagements and inversions of aspects which are present in the original fairytale. For one, the idea of a toxic family relationship is interestingly portrayed. Further, the portrayal of ‘Prince Charming’ intersects with relatively recent discussion and critique of the idea that the magic solution to a woman’s disempowerment is the attention of a man. This was one of the fresher depictions I’ve seen thanks in large part to the form and the delicate word choices of Lovelace. The thoughtful deconstruction of the sense of being ‘saved’ from being unnoticed, alone, and unloved by a man seemingly sensitive enough to see what others don’t is done masterfully, pulling tropes that are uncomfortably familiar to too many people in servicing a broader point – that the only person who really needs to see your value is you.Complimenting the poem-story is a series of beautiful illustrations that force pause and allow the reader to contemplate the words. They’re a lovely touch, and the full page pictures complete the experience of the story.Ultimately, Break Your Glass Slippers is a thought provoking collection of poems that cohesively tell a story asking us to see our own value and beauty beneath whatever dirt others may have put there. Having read a lot of mediocre poetry within the course of my work, this is definitely not it, and it is a fitting addition to the other work for which Lovelace has been so rightfully praised.
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  • Drewthereader20
    January 1, 1970
    This is probally one of my favorites by Amanda Lovelace! There are a lot of trigger warrings in this that its hard to list it all... But I love how her writing have grew a lot!(:
  • Julia ✨
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.fairy godmother says dont know if anyone has ever told you this, but: their lack of love for you does not make you any less loveable.Amanda Lovelace does it again. I am not a fan of her older poetry collections but lately she keeps on surprising me and make me feel empowered in a way not many others can. Definitely cant wait to see what other work she will publish in the future. ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.fairy godmother says don’t know if anyone has ever told you this, but: their lack of love for you does not make you any less loveable.Amanda Lovelace does it again. I am not a fan of her older poetry collections but lately she keeps on surprising me and make me feel empowered in a way not many others can. Definitely can’t wait to see what other work she will publish in the future.
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  • Paula
    January 1, 1970
    The Arc of this books was provided by the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.(English/Español)-In a Nutshell: The Princess saves herself-MC: The Princess-Plot: Poetry about an amazing girl (everyone of us) and her fairy tale story. -My Opinion: I Loved this. Break Your Glass Slippers is the first Amanda Lovelace's book that I read... and woah!!! so wonderful. It was like receiving a personal message and I think it's something we should all read.******ESPAÑOL******Gracias a The Arc of this books was provided by the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.(English/Español)-In a Nutshell: The Princess saves herself-MC: The Princess-Plot: Poetry about an amazing girl (everyone of us) and her fairy tale story. -My Opinion: I Loved this. Break Your Glass Slippers is the first Amanda Lovelace's book that I read... and woah!!! so wonderful. It was like receiving a personal message and I think it's something we should all read.******ESPAÑOL******Gracias a Netgalley por la copia avanzada. - En pocas palabras: La princesa se salva sola.- MC: La princesa (y todas nosotras).-Plot: La princesa aprende -luego de un largo camino- a que ella es su propio amor.-Mi opinión: Un libro asombroso. Es la primera vez que leo algo de esta autora y quedé impresionada. Este libro me llegó directamente al corazón y es algo que todas deberían leer. Es hermoso y me sacó algunas lagrimas.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    english review onlyNetgalley ebook (this one comes out March 17th)Summary: "more forgetting time.more midnight dances with yourself."amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the women are some kind of magic poetry series, presents a new companion series, you are your own fairy tale the first installment, break your glass slippers, is about overcoming those who dont see your worth, even if that person is sometimes yourself. in the epic tale of your life, you are the most english review onlyNetgalley ebook (this one comes out March 17th)Summary: "more forgetting time.more midnight dances with yourself."amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents a new companion series, “you are your own fairy tale” the first installment, break your glass slippers, is about overcoming those who don’t see your worth, even if that person is sometimes yourself. in the epic tale of your life, you are the most important character while everyone is but a forgotten footnote. even the prince.My review: Freaking beautiful!!!I'm just such a big fan of everything I have ever read by Amanda Lovelace. DAMN, she has a way with words that makes me feel everything. Such beautiful poetry. I'm so excited to read more in this "You Are Your Own Fairy Tale" series. GIVE ME ALL OF THEM. NOW!!!!Something that I just also need to mention is the fact that there are always trigger warnings in the very beginning of her poetry books, I appreciate that A LOT!!!
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  • Sara Jovanovic
    January 1, 1970
    As a big fan of Amanda's poems, I'm always eagerly anticipating whatever she's coming up with next. And this collection was wonderful. It's start of her new series and reimagines the story of Cinderella, with personal insights from author's life. In a similar manner to her previous works, this too touches upon topics of toxic dynamics, abuse, and how to regain self-confidence.I loved the way Amanda balanced darker poems with positive ones fillied with encouragement and empowerment. She's able to As a big fan of Amanda's poems, I'm always eagerly anticipating whatever she's coming up with next. And this collection was wonderful. It's start of her new series and reimagines the story of Cinderella, with personal insights from author's life. In a similar manner to her previous works, this too touches upon topics of toxic dynamics, abuse, and how to regain self-confidence.I loved the way Amanda balanced darker poems with positive ones fillied with encouragement and empowerment. She's able to say so much with so little words, and her writing always manages to touch me and resonate with me. This was a great opening collection and I'm extremely excited to see where this series goes.she wants nothing morethan to be the kind of girlworthy of standingnext to him.- she doesn't always want what's best for her.Thanks to the Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Mimi
    January 1, 1970
    "I'll be over here,being flawless in every flaw."
  • •°• gabs •°•
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by NetGalley but all opinions are my own.meh. i appreciate the intention behind this, but there was nothing worth remembering and we've heard all these "poems" before countless times in other "poetry books" so.
  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    I've read quite a few Poetry books from Amanda Lovelace and this one was my favourite yet! Yes at times was a little repetitive, but I really liked this collection. I loved the illustrations. It was a powerful book about love and acceptance, and breaking those glass slippers. Be your own fairytale hero, you don't need a prince, you are enough and already a Queen.
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  • ⭐ Roxie |The Book Slayer| Voorhees ⭐
    January 1, 1970
    This was a beautiful addition to my collection of Amanda Lovelace's work. In this selection, I found the will to be my own fairy godmother.Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for a gifted e-copy of Break Your Glass Slippers in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kylie Psaila
    January 1, 1970
    I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I honestly LOVED this book!This is a collection of poetry that is also a retelling of the fairytale 'Cinderella'. In this book, Amanda Lovelace promotes self-love and feminism. She also speaks about mental abuse from family and others, along with bullying. Due to some of the issues mentioned, I found it to be quite relatable. There are some poems that are actually advice given to the main I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I honestly LOVED this book!This is a collection of poetry that is also a retelling of the fairytale 'Cinderella'. In this book, Amanda Lovelace promotes self-love and feminism. She also speaks about mental abuse from family and others, along with bullying. Due to some of the issues mentioned, I found it to be quite relatable. There are some poems that are actually advice given to the main character from the Fairy Godmother, they were some pretty good advice and I'm definitely going to try and follow them. get that head out of the stars.here's a secret:your fairy godmother is inside you.you only need to believe in herfor your every wishto come true.(no wand necessary.)For me, it was a pick me up and a motivator. therefore, this collection is perfect for those who are currently feeling down and has low self-esteem.
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  • Jessica C Writes
    January 1, 1970
    This was a deeply powerful and very personal collection by Amanda. I am a huge fan of her work (and have read every single one of her collections), and with each one, I feel like I learn so much more about her. I love how vulnerable she allows herself to be in her writing. It is something I truly admire. I read this entire book in a matter of a couple of hours because I wanted to keep reading. I did not want to put it down because it was so good. She is a very talented poet, and I will continue This was a deeply powerful and very personal collection by Amanda. I am a huge fan of her work (and have read every single one of her collections), and with each one, I feel like I learn so much more about her. I love how vulnerable she allows herself to be in her writing. It is something I truly admire. I read this entire book in a matter of a couple of hours because I wanted to keep reading. I did not want to put it down because it was so good. She is a very talented poet, and I will continue to support her with every work she puts out. I highly encourage everyone to give poetry a try- any of her collections are a good place to start!*I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Alisa
    January 1, 1970
    "So often we are our own true love "I think Break Your Glass Slippers is the best poetry collection by Lovelace thus far. There wasn't a single poem that didn't resonate with me. This whole collection was all about self love and self care. You could and you really should be your own princess and fairy godmother and prince. Huge thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Bethany ♡
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars
  • Sarah Marie
    January 1, 1970
    break your glass slippers by amanda lovelaceYou Are Your Own Fairy Tale #13 starsthere is a girl whosings only whenevery window is shut.like most girls,she's been learning the trait of silencesince birth.This is a poetry collection that focuses on retelling the story of Cinderella that focuses on areas of the story of Cinderella that promote toxicity. I love the concept.The first half of this collection was gorgeous and was easily a 4-star collection. I was such a fan of the opening poems. The break your glass slippers by amanda lovelaceYou Are Your Own Fairy Tale #13 starsthere is a girl whosings only whenevery window is shut.like most girls,she's been learning the trait of silencesince birth.This is a poetry collection that focuses on retelling the story of “Cinderella” that focuses on areas of the story of “Cinderella” that promote toxicity. I love the concept.The first half of this collection was gorgeous and was easily a 4-star collection. I was such a fan of the opening poems. The format of this collection is brilliant. There are poems from a Fairy Godmother that contradict the tropes of “Cinderella” and bring encouragement to the Cinderella character. I loved that idea and the art is absolutely stunning. I was blown away looking at it. However, there comes a point when the poems become modern and switch from the flow of tackling “Cinderella” and the poetry becomes your typical modern twitter poetry that lovelace is famous for. I lost interest and after that point, this collection tanked for me. I would recommend this just for the first half alone. It is definitely a brilliant idea. I’m just disappointed by the direction it took halfway through.I would also recommend this book to fans of Malinda Lo’s Ash. It has a lot of similar dismantling of tropes and a couple of poems reminded me of the story.Whimsical Writing Scale: 3Plotastic Scale: 3.25Cover Thoughts: I love the cover and the color pattern.Thank you, Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing, for providing me with a copy of novels in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
    January 1, 1970
    I have been staying away from this collection for almost a month after getting the book because I was trying so hard to calm myself down...and not wanting to lose my sanity while reading it. Because I knew I would freaking love it!!!And yes, how can I be wrong when it comes to Amanda Lovelace's books! And....I absolutely love it!Her books get me. Too real. Too deep. Too raw. Too freaking liberating. Too damn lively. Too damn empowering as always! What I totally didn't expect was the amazing I have been staying away from this collection for almost a month after getting the book because I was trying so hard to calm myself down...and not wanting to lose my sanity while reading it. Because I knew I would freaking love it!!!And yes, how can I be wrong when it comes to Amanda Lovelace's books! And....I absolutely love it!Her books get me. Too real. Too deep. Too raw. Too freaking liberating. Too damn lively. Too damn empowering as always! What I totally didn't expect was the amazing colourful illustrations! Bonus point alert! This collection talks on themes of body shaming, women being rivals of women, what defines a family, love and relationships, acceptance, feeling invisible and unworthy, being alone versus loneliness, standing up for oneself, mixed feelings and overall, as always, it's about hope and getting stronger, more independent as a person and most importantly, being kind to oneself. And about the illustrations? Oh, it gave me all the magic feels; the fairy tale feels and how I used to see everything during my childhood days and how different the real world actually is from the fairy tale world. What I do not understand:It's the trigger warnings given at the beginning of the book (like with all her books!). And there's a whole lot of it there!I do not see the point of giving such trigger warnings as I do not get to read any of such in any of the lines in the contents. I feel it is rather unnecessary and it might put some readers from reading this amazing book. Thank you #NetGalley for the copy of #BreakYourGlassSlippers 💖
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  • Amethyst
    January 1, 1970
    I surprisingly didn't hate this as much as her previous books. The artwork looks really great too.
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