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shine your ice crown by amanda lovelace, #110 review

Publication date: 16 march 2021

“Make them rue the day they underestimated you.”

This is a story about not letting society dictate the limits of your potential. it’s time to take back your power & realize that you don’t need a king in order to be a queen.

<i> “our minds can often feel like a fortress from which we have little hope of escaping. It’s very good at making you think that things have always been this way and can never get better, but it can get better, and it will. There is a beginning, a middle, and an end to every single book, and some books even have sequels. You’re only at the beginning of the very first book. Give the rest of your story a fair chance to unfold.” <i/>

This specific piece from the poetry book reminds me of the song “Beginning Middle End” from “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before : Forever and Always” .

Amanda’s books have always been a hit or miss for me. Sometimes I LOVE IT, other times like now, I’m stuck between liking it or nah… The message of female empowerment,  feminism, sisterhood is strong and admirable. But for the 2nd poetry book set in her “You are your own fairy tale” series , I find that it lacks some fairytale magic. We have the King and Queen with their two daughters. The princesses wondering why must there be a prince save the princess and why does the fairytale end after they get married. These are oldies but goodies fairytale themes, it is the classics. Maybe I am bored of how predictable the different ‘fresher’ twists can be? Amanda has always be know for her unique perspective on things. I enjoyed her “Women are some kind of magic” immensely,  maybe the repeated Princess saves Herself theme from her bored me?

I still recommend you give this a try. Even though I think her older works are better. There are some truths that are acknowledged universally. The writing isn’t as lyrical or beautifully poetic as her previous works, kinda mild and light in this, more delicate.

Thank you @times.reads for sending me a review copy. You can find this book at: https://www.timesreads.com/stockists<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http:// “our minds can often feel like a fortress from which we have little hope of escaping. It’s very good at making you think that things have always been this way and can never get better, but it can get better, and it will. There is a beginning, a middle, and an end to every single book, and some books even have sequels. You’re only at the beginning of the very first book. Give the rest of your story a fair chance to unfold.” This specific piece from the poetry book reminds me of the song “Beginning Middle End” from “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before : Forever and Always” . Amanda’s books have always been a hit or miss for me. Sometimes I LOVE IT, other times like now, I’m stuck between liking it or nah… The message of female empowerment, feminism, sisterhood is strong and admirable. But for the 2nd poetry book set in her “You are your own fairy tale” series , I find that it lacks some fairytale magic. We have the King and Queen with their two daughters. The princesses wondering why must there be a prince save the princess and why does the fairytale end after they get married. These are oldies but goodies fairytale themes, it is the classics. Maybe I am bored of how predictable the different ‘fresher’ twists can be? Amanda has always be know for her unique perspective on things. I enjoyed her “Women are some kind of magic” immensely, maybe the repeated Princess saves Herself theme from her bored me? I still recommend you give this a try. Even though I think her older works are better. There are some truths that are acknowledged universally. The writing isn’t as lyrical or beautifully poetic as her previous works, kinda mild and light in this, more delicate. Thank you @times.reads for sending me a review copy. You can find this book at: https://www.timesreads.com/stockists&#8221; target=”_blank”>http://<i&gt;

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