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“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.


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“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.

30 review for Shine your Icy Crown

  1. 5 out of 5

    Olivia (Stories For Coffee)

    I found my first favorite read of 2021. I’d highlight my favorite passages, but then it’d be just a neon book. There are so many universal truths woven into this poetry collection, especially truths that I specifically needed to hear and will come back to over and over again. So proud of my friend for constantly raising the bar 🖤

  2. 5 out of 5

    Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    I want to quote so many pages! But let's wait until the book comes out. Damn. That's what a queen speaks to the other queens. Seriously, this collection speaks volumes on how women see other women, how we are competing against ourselves and how we are hurting each other. And of course, there are always douchebags, man or woman. Yes, I love in the real world even though I am being extra extra active online and every single page speaks to me. So damn genuine and so damn liberating to read something I want to quote so many pages! But let's wait until the book comes out. Damn. That's what a queen speaks to the other queens. Seriously, this collection speaks volumes on how women see other women, how we are competing against ourselves and how we are hurting each other. And of course, there are always douchebags, man or woman. Yes, I love in the real world even though I am being extra extra active online and every single page speaks to me. So damn genuine and so damn liberating to read something this different and uplifting. Expect the illustrations to bling your being. Thank you, Amanda and the publisher, for this amazing advanced reader copy.

  3. 5 out of 5

    rayne ♥ [ IG: rayne.reads ]

    ❝ her parents screams at her more than they ever told her they loved you. ❞ — disappointment I CAN RELATE TO THIS BOOK SO MUCH IT'S LIKE THE AUTHOR REACHED INTO MY MIND AND STOLE MY THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES. And though I appreciate what the author is doing, I don't like how they did it. I gave this book a shot, full well knowing that I despised The Princess Saves Herself, so truly it's my fault. I'm just unsure how this could possibly be considered poetry (it felt more like a book of advice). All ❝ her parents screams at her more than they ever told her they loved you. ❞ — disappointment I CAN RELATE TO THIS BOOK SO MUCH IT'S LIKE THE AUTHOR REACHED INTO MY MIND AND STOLE MY THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES. And though I appreciate what the author is doing, I don't like how they did it. I gave this book a shot, full well knowing that I despised The Princess Saves Herself, so truly it's my fault. I'm just unsure how this could possibly be considered poetry (it felt more like a book of advice). All the poems go something like this: I am a poet, because I use commas, to emphasis a pause, and because I don't like, regular sentences. Also, this book is supposed to make you feel good, so like, here are some uplifting passages, that are the most generic, basic pieces of writing you'll ever read. but like it's because I use lowercase and put '&' instead of 'and', use roman numerals and don't use the grammar and punctuation rules of English literature, so obviously this is poetry. also, princes suck and sh*t, they are irredeemable. No but seriously, here is a snippet of a poem in the book: ❝ why doesn't anyone want me? ❞ — why? why? why? another one: ❝ come to the party. ❞ — her friends, trying to include her. ❝ i'd much rather stay at home and read a book. ❞ — her, running away scared again. another one: ❝ cancelled plans make her sigh in relief. ❞ — now she won't have to fake it. ANOTHER ONE: ❝ you're too pretty to be single. ❞ — he. ❝ i'm too pretty to even talk to you. ❞ — she. ANOTHA ONE: ❝ i. drive the scenic route. ii. take more self-care days. iii. sing, even if it's off-key. iv. make time for your passions. v. let yourself feel joy.❞ —don't waste a single moment. There is more but I shan't bother you with the details. I must admit though, part "ii" I did enjoy (only the first 'poem' though). I thought it was cute, not poetry, but still admirable. I love the message, just not the execution. Thank you to netgalley for providing me with a review copy. All opinions are my own. instagram | blog | goodreads

  4. 5 out of 5

    sarah

    “here, sisters make up a large part of the magic. but that’s the case so much of the time, isn’t it?” Shine Your Icy Crown is the first Amanda Lovelace collection I have read, and while it wasn't my favourite- I would still try out something else by her. This poetry collection centres on themes of sisterhood, feminism and self-love. While I am all for those topics in theory, I felt that the execution wasn't as good I wanted. My main issue was the fact that most of the book didn't feel like poetry “here, sisters make up a large part of the magic. but that’s the case so much of the time, isn’t it?” Shine Your Icy Crown is the first Amanda Lovelace collection I have read, and while it wasn't my favourite- I would still try out something else by her. This poetry collection centres on themes of sisterhood, feminism and self-love. While I am all for those topics in theory, I felt that the execution wasn't as good I wanted. My main issue was the fact that most of the book didn't feel like poetry. It was mostly just advice- good advice, mind you- but advice nonetheless. If I was looking for that I would have picked up a self-help book, not poetry. Here is an example of what I am talking about: " i. drive the scenic route. ii. take more self-care days. iii. sing, even if it's off-key. iv. make time for your passions. v. let yourself feel joy." —don't waste a single moment. This is obviously a personal preference, and if you enjoy your poetry having explicit and unambiguous messages, I think this collection could be good for you! In my poetry I just prefer leaving a little more up to interpretation, having more elaborate metaphors and motifs, and more flowery writing. my favourite parts of Shine Your Icy Crown were those that actually felt like a fairytale. I had expected the whole collection to be that way, but unfortunately I had to be content with the little snippets we got in between the instagram poetry. I also loved the illustrations, and imagine the physical copy will be absolutely stunning! Overall, I am glad I gave this a try. I will be on the lookout for other poetry collections centring on fairytales and feminism if you have any recommendations! I am also still hesitantly interested in Amanda Lovelace's first series of poetry collections- perhaps I will enjoy those more! ★★☆☆☆.5 stars Thank you to Andrew McMeel Publishing for this ARC Release Date: 26 January 2021

  5. 4 out of 5

    Renata

    Oficially I declare myself Amanda Lovelace fan #1 there's nothing this mastermind can write and me not reading it or not liking it?? Even since I checked the books that were going to be published in January I was like wow...A.L. really said let's save Ren's year and she did it!! I love how she always talks about different things yet always empowers you? I don't know, maybe I'm too biased and I feel connected to another ways with everything she writes. Here are some of my favourite parts: “do not Oficially I declare myself Amanda Lovelace fan #1 there's nothing this mastermind can write and me not reading it or not liking it?? Even since I checked the books that were going to be published in January I was like wow...A.L. really said let's save Ren's year and she did it!! I love how she always talks about different things yet always empowers you? I don't know, maybe I'm too biased and I feel connected to another ways with everything she writes. Here are some of my favourite parts: “do not plan your life so meticulously that you leave no space for starlight to leak in.- miracles happen only if you let them.” “I deserve to have good things even if I have not always done good things.- perfection is a lie; flaws are real.” When other people choose not to believe in your magic, you must take it upon yourself to believe in your own magic. there will be no greater satisfaction than proving them wrong. anything you're brave enough to believe in is more than possible. don't start small. begin with your wildest dreams. accept nothing less. nothing. the only one stopping you from holding the moon is in your own two hands is you - self-limiting beliefs.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dannii Elle

    "We are not defined by the love our family could or could not give us. we are defined, instead, by the people we consciously become in spite of them - the kindness we show others, the forgiveness we give to ourselves, the times we speak up instead of choosing to remain silent, & the difficult yet necessary apologies we make." I have read and enjoyed all of Lovelace's poetry collections and this one was no different. I know many struggle to relate to the sparseness of modern poetry and here, as in "We are not defined by the love our family could or could not give us. we are defined, instead, by the people we consciously become in spite of them - the kindness we show others, the forgiveness we give to ourselves, the times we speak up instead of choosing to remain silent, & the difficult yet necessary apologies we make." I have read and enjoyed all of Lovelace's poetry collections and this one was no different. I know many struggle to relate to the sparseness of modern poetry and here, as in every anthology, not every poetry will make you feel as intended. For me though, whilst not every single poem was perfect for my specific needs, the collections as a whole felt like being wrapped up in a big, warm hug and being told it was all going to be okay. I felt so soothed by her words that they often brought me to tears. I feared I would relate to this anthology less so than her others, once I discovered it was centred around the theme of sisters. I do not have a sister and thought that whilst I might enjoy this I would not feel those heart-tugging emotions that her other anthologies have elicited. However, I found this to focus more on the bond between women, and the way they should build each other up, rather than the specific relationship between sisters. A sister can be found in any individual, regardless of blood or gender and the empowering message behind much of these poems attested to that. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, Amanda Lovelace, and the publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing, for this opportunity.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. they slept the way otters do - holding hands, so as never to lose the other. -sisters. I think this might be my favourite Amanda Lovelace's poetry collection. It's such a powerful and meaningful group of poems. I especially liked the first part of this book and overall I really liked how empowering and feminist these poems were. The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. they slept the way otters do - holding hands, so as never to lose the other. -sisters. I think this might be my favourite Amanda Lovelace's poetry collection. It's such a powerful and meaningful group of poems. I especially liked the first part of this book and overall I really liked how empowering and feminist these poems were.

  8. 4 out of 5

    ♡ jules ♡

    "you are your own empress, you are your own high priestess. you are your own goddess. your independence will intimidate some - it might even offend others. let it. that's their own problem, not yours." amanda lovelace is growing so much and it shows, each poetry collection keeps getting better and better ♡ "you are your own empress, you are your own high priestess. you are your own goddess. your independence will intimidate some - it might even offend others. let it. that's their own problem, not yours." amanda lovelace is growing so much and it shows, each poetry collection keeps getting better and better ♡

  9. 4 out of 5

    Madara

    I've heard so many good things about amanda lovelace and her poetry, so I was excited when I saw her nevest collection on NetGalley. And to be honest? This wasn't for me. And I'm not sure I'd call this poetry. Poetry as a genre has changed a lot over the years so maybe I'm just getting old and shaking my fist at the sky, yelling "Get off my lawn!". I enjoyed some parts of the collection but overall it just left me wanting a bit more. But... I want to give the author another chance. Review copy pro I've heard so many good things about amanda lovelace and her poetry, so I was excited when I saw her nevest collection on NetGalley. And to be honest? This wasn't for me. And I'm not sure I'd call this poetry. Poetry as a genre has changed a lot over the years so maybe I'm just getting old and shaking my fist at the sky, yelling "Get off my lawn!". I enjoyed some parts of the collection but overall it just left me wanting a bit more. But... I want to give the author another chance. Review copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mariah

    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley. 3.5 RTC

  11. 5 out of 5

    Roxie |The Book Slayer| Voorhees

    Beautiful words as always, amanda. I love the big sister persona as I have said those words in my own way to my sister and friends. I do hope that she expands on the sex/slut shaming as those are topics I feel need represented. Overall, lovely work.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cleo Harper

    I was approved for this title, downloaded it, and read it immediately. amanda lovelace is a hit or miss author or me, and I didn't love this poetry collection as much as other collections I've read. Some of the poems resonated with me and were absolutely beautiful, and others missed the mark for me. I loved the illustrations and how the full page graphics separated the three sections of the book. *ARC provided by Netgalley for review* I was approved for this title, downloaded it, and read it immediately. amanda lovelace is a hit or miss author or me, and I didn't love this poetry collection as much as other collections I've read. Some of the poems resonated with me and were absolutely beautiful, and others missed the mark for me. I loved the illustrations and how the full page graphics separated the three sections of the book. *ARC provided by Netgalley for review*

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dulcie

    ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an open and honest review. Poetry : ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Publication Date January 26th 2021 you matter. This poetry collection was filled with very sweet words and was a little sad. I found a lot of joy in them. Loved the full page illustrations as well.

  14. 5 out of 5

    KTReads

    I loved this so much! Amanda Lovelace is such an amazing and inspiring poet and I've loved everything I've read from them! This one focuses a lot on independence which I really loved. Im not very good at reviewing poetry but I would highly recommend this! I loved this so much! Amanda Lovelace is such an amazing and inspiring poet and I've loved everything I've read from them! This one focuses a lot on independence which I really loved. Im not very good at reviewing poetry but I would highly recommend this!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Allyson

    I needed this so badly.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Naia Pard

    I have received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I know that there are feminists complaining about the "mainstream-ization" of the movement. They argue that by bringing it into the pop culture, the feminist gets to be forecasted as a stereotypical girl wearing t-shirts with edgy wording and sporting a hell of an attitude for all the bad reasons. On the other had, I think that a little pop culture never hurt somebody. What does that have to do with this poetry book? In my v I have received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I know that there are feminists complaining about the "mainstream-ization" of the movement. They argue that by bringing it into the pop culture, the feminist gets to be forecasted as a stereotypical girl wearing t-shirts with edgy wording and sporting a hell of an attitude for all the bad reasons. On the other had, I think that a little pop culture never hurt somebody. What does that have to do with this poetry book? In my view this book was a perfect example of an Instagram page that calls itself feminist. There are pretty drawings that follow pretty words mushed together from which you can make a post at your leisure. They are just the properly amount of quirky and reactive. ”she wants a life Like you see in movies---“ Perfectly safe lines, nothing too problematic. Here is another quote-ish line, with a bit more depth: ”love is not Always the answer” The book was designed as a conversation between sisters. I think that it might help teenage girls, if not in life, at least to see a conversation about them. It was not a bad book. It was just boring and repetitive and redundant. But that may be that I have already read some Andrea Dworkin and Beauvoir Simone De. Instagram\\my Blog\\

  17. 4 out of 5

    Gizem-in-Wonderland

    (Special thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.) Having read “Break Your Glass Slippers”, I was excited to read the sequel and had my hopes up. I really enjoyed the unconventional feminist poetry collection in the first book but the sequel was disappointing and fell short. First of all, I expected poetry but most of the pages were filled with prosaic prose on sisterhood. The small amount of poetry is not competent and fulfilling (Special thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.) Having read “Break Your Glass Slippers”, I was excited to read the sequel and had my hopes up. I really enjoyed the unconventional feminist poetry collection in the first book but the sequel was disappointing and fell short. First of all, I expected poetry but most of the pages were filled with prosaic prose on sisterhood. The small amount of poetry is not competent and fulfilling. It repeats the basic cliches of “love yourself” and “ignore what others think of you”. Most of the pages just felt empty and the overall book felt forced into existence. It may be OK for young adults, it did not appeal to me.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Eva B.

    I don't know if there's any other author who's star ratings oscillate from book to book for me than Amanda Lovelace, but I really loved this one. Sure, it's not the world's best poetry, but who cares? I don't know if there's any other author who's star ratings oscillate from book to book for me than Amanda Lovelace, but I really loved this one. Sure, it's not the world's best poetry, but who cares?

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brogan Lane

    ARC provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via Netgalley “You say lonely. I say self-sufficient. I say content dating myself. -your local spinster.” I’ve read Amanda Lovelace’s Women Are Some Kind of Magic poetry trilogy last year to step out of my comfort zone, and I found something in each one that I really loved. But I feel like her latest works for You Are Your Own Fairy Tale series is my favourite. This book was by far my favourite of all of Amanda Lovelace’s work. There was something different a ARC provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing via Netgalley “You say lonely. I say self-sufficient. I say content dating myself. -your local spinster.” I’ve read Amanda Lovelace’s Women Are Some Kind of Magic poetry trilogy last year to step out of my comfort zone, and I found something in each one that I really loved. But I feel like her latest works for You Are Your Own Fairy Tale series is my favourite. This book was by far my favourite of all of Amanda Lovelace’s work. There was something different about Shine Your Icy Crown, and it was the fact that I myself could relate to a lot of what was being explored. The poem I’ve quoted above is one of them that really spoke to me. There are all these expectations for women to be this and be that, and even now, there’s sometimes no place for women/girls who don’t want certain things i.e. marriage, children. There was a poem about being the you that is the most comfortable – instead of doing all these things that make you less you. I felt empowered while reading this and very seen, and I’m glad I’ve finally found a poetry collection that does that for me. I love the layout of this poetry collection. Lovelace always seems to have a layout that makes sense, you know. The illustrations were gorgeous, all with pink and beige colouring. One of the things I love about modern poetry is the addition of beautiful and meaningful illustrations. As always, there are trigger warnings listed at the start (which I always appreciate). I will also list them here, but Amanda Lovelace has also posted a picture on her Instagram lately of the very same list. TW: child abuse, toxic relationships, sexual assault, eating disorders, mental illness, self-harm, sexism, suicide and trauma. Really, really loved this! I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to receive this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this ARC.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sara Jovanovic

    It comes as no suprise that Amanda delivers another wonderful poetry collection. This series started of strong with the first instalment Break Your Glass Slippers, and I loved the second one even more. I like how she uses a constant theme for this series, and the characters of two sisters were really well written. She stays true to her writing, and some of the topics explored here are the ones she already covered magnificently. I like first part so much, especially the way it explores sister rela It comes as no suprise that Amanda delivers another wonderful poetry collection. This series started of strong with the first instalment Break Your Glass Slippers, and I loved the second one even more. I like how she uses a constant theme for this series, and the characters of two sisters were really well written. She stays true to her writing, and some of the topics explored here are the ones she already covered magnificently. I like first part so much, especially the way it explores sister relationship in an unhealthy family. The second one was a bit weaker to me, because it's about feminism, but I felt like it simply offered nothing new. It's a small complaint, even though it still lowered my rating a bit. However, Amanda stays consisent and I know I can always look forward to whatever she's writing. I hope this wasn't the last part in the series. she beging to think something very, very dangerous: maybe, just maybe, she'll find the happiness she wants if she loses herself in someone else. - reckless. Thanks to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vendea

    I've received eARC from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Amanda Lovelace is my favorite "modern poetry" author I like to go back to. I did not enjoy all of her collections, but they are most relatable, at least for me. Shine your Icy Crown is a sequel in You are Your Own Fairy Tale series, which is fairly inspired by fairy tale tropes. It also heavily focuses on Sisterhood in the first part (in both healthy and unhealthy way), so if you have a sister, you might relate more I've received eARC from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Amanda Lovelace is my favorite "modern poetry" author I like to go back to. I did not enjoy all of her collections, but they are most relatable, at least for me. Shine your Icy Crown is a sequel in You are Your Own Fairy Tale series, which is fairly inspired by fairy tale tropes. It also heavily focuses on Sisterhood in the first part (in both healthy and unhealthy way), so if you have a sister, you might relate more and on feminism in second part. Some of the topics discussed were used in her previous collections, though I still enjoyed them. Amanda's poems are consistent through whole collection and her growth as an author also shows. I coudln't relate to everything but I really enjoyed poems focused on self-worth and self-love. I can't wait to see more from Amanda in the future! 4/5*

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anwen Hayward

    So, this isn't a poetry book. It's a self help book, which is fine, but that's all it is. The words in here don't work as poetry, and I'm saying this as someone who's a fan of short-form poetry in general, a la Nayyirah Waheed and Warsan Shire. There just doesn't feel like there's any real artistry here. The language is overly simplistic and inspirational, exactly like you'd find in a generic book of affirmations, and some of the phrasing is so clunky that I struggled to read the poems aloud. Lo So, this isn't a poetry book. It's a self help book, which is fine, but that's all it is. The words in here don't work as poetry, and I'm saying this as someone who's a fan of short-form poetry in general, a la Nayyirah Waheed and Warsan Shire. There just doesn't feel like there's any real artistry here. The language is overly simplistic and inspirational, exactly like you'd find in a generic book of affirmations, and some of the phrasing is so clunky that I struggled to read the poems aloud. Lovelace uses 'for' as a conjunction a lot (e.g. 'I already have my hands full, for I'm busy saving the world') and it's such an archaic conjunction that it really jarred. I liked a lot of what this book had to say, but not how it said it. It felt very rushed and as though not much effort at all had been put into crafting each poem. It reads like a book of first drafts. That said, I do like Lovelace's use of poem titles to subvert the meaning of the poem. I thought that was usually cleverly done, although this was popularised with Nayyirah Waheed and Rupi Kaur before her, so I'm not sure I can count it as a mark of specific artistry here. Still, it made some of the blander poems more enjoyable. And when I say 'blander poems', I mean ones like this: 'canceled plans make her sigh in relief.' That's it. That's the entire poem. Sorry, but I really don't see any effort or attempts at using language there. It's the kind of thing you can jot down in your notebook at lunchtime in literally 6 seconds, and then never look at again. Here, let me try: 'she said no because it was more freeing than saying yes.' Am I a poet now? I will say that this is a helpful and beautiful book for young people to have, especially with the illustrations. The physical copy will be a great addition to a lot of young people's bookshelves. Some of the lessons it has to teach young girls are really important, especially about knowing your own worth (although I think that it does occasionally sink into toxic positivity, especially when it advocates an almost entirely self-focused ideology) and I think that if this was marketed more along those lines, more of a self help book or a book of affirmations, then I would be all for it. As poetry, however, it left me completely cold.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Abbie | nerdyabbie

    Another empowering fairytale installment from feminist poet Amanda Lovelace 🙌 I always feel so empowered after reading Lovelace's poems! This latest book of hers was no exception. Once I saw it on Netgalley I jumped at the chance to read it. be as courageous as I know you can be. fight on. fight on, wolf-heart. I appreciate looking at the classic fairytale tropes through a modern lens, and while I didn't agree with every sentiment expressed within this slim book of poetry, it was still a refresh Another empowering fairytale installment from feminist poet Amanda Lovelace 🙌 I always feel so empowered after reading Lovelace's poems! This latest book of hers was no exception. Once I saw it on Netgalley I jumped at the chance to read it. be as courageous as I know you can be. fight on. fight on, wolf-heart. I appreciate looking at the classic fairytale tropes through a modern lens, and while I didn't agree with every sentiment expressed within this slim book of poetry, it was still a refreshing read. Big thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending me an ARC copy of this book!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Doreen

    It's no secret for the people around me that I read everything Lovelace writes and this one is no exception. She always makes a very clear statement in her books and this one is, again, no exception. I still love how she weaves and spins her words around the thing she wants to say in a way that really comes across and I think the message 'love yourself in the first place and give yourself space to heal' is still a necessary one, but the feels from my side weren't there like other times I have re It's no secret for the people around me that I read everything Lovelace writes and this one is no exception. She always makes a very clear statement in her books and this one is, again, no exception. I still love how she weaves and spins her words around the thing she wants to say in a way that really comes across and I think the message 'love yourself in the first place and give yourself space to heal' is still a necessary one, but the feels from my side weren't there like other times I have read her work. I guess it's a me-thing, but still.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Riley

    This book made me feel so many things. The poetry flowed and was so relatable throughout this book. I wish I could have a copy for every woman in my life to read so they can feel as lifted and understood after reading it as I did. I was not expecting to enjoy it this much but there are definitely somethings that will be sticking with me. Thank you to Netgalley, ladybookmad, and Amanda Lovelace for allowing me to receive this arc.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Meisha

    This is a poetry collection every woman should read. In the best way possible, I finished this feeling like I came out of a very successful and much needed therapy session. This was so good for my mental and emotional state. I felt empowered, understood, accepted, represented and comforted. I saw myself in so much of this poetry book and a lot of it made me feel less alone. There were things in this book that I needed to hear- that all women need to hear! I felt that the topics discussed were han This is a poetry collection every woman should read. In the best way possible, I finished this feeling like I came out of a very successful and much needed therapy session. This was so good for my mental and emotional state. I felt empowered, understood, accepted, represented and comforted. I saw myself in so much of this poetry book and a lot of it made me feel less alone. There were things in this book that I needed to hear- that all women need to hear! I felt that the topics discussed were handled very well and I loved that it was done in a fairytale-esque way. An absolutely stunning and clever collection! Highly recommend this poetry collection. Especially if you need a little boost.:) I also wanted to note that I really appreciated the list of trigger warnings at the beginning. More books need to do that! Huge thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing for the arc copy!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    chloe ༄ ₊ ° ✧

    — “she’s so tired of men telling her how strong she is. — she already knows.” 3 ½ stars i feel the same about this one as i do about the last one; i liked it, but it’s not my favorite.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen

    I received an advance review copy from Andrews McMeel Publishing through Netgalley; all opinions are my own and honest. content warnings (from the book): (view spoiler)[child abuse, toxic relationships, sexual assault, eating disorders, mental illness, self-harm, sexism, suicide, trauma, & possibly more. remember to practice self-care before, during, & after reading. (hide spoiler)] ★ 3.5 stars ★ this is classic amanda lovelace: deceptively simple and direct yet poignantly honest, accompanied by lo I received an advance review copy from Andrews McMeel Publishing through Netgalley; all opinions are my own and honest. content warnings (from the book): (view spoiler)[child abuse, toxic relationships, sexual assault, eating disorders, mental illness, self-harm, sexism, suicide, trauma, & possibly more. remember to practice self-care before, during, & after reading. (hide spoiler)] ★ 3.5 stars ★ this is classic amanda lovelace: deceptively simple and direct yet poignantly honest, accompanied by lovely illustrations too. unapologetically feminist, with an emphasis on both solidarity and self-actualization; the themes and messages will be familiar if you've read lovelace's other works, but each iteration is framed and/or phrased differently enough to bring different nuances and resonance. while i would've liked to see the fairytale theme a bit more prominently developed (as it was in break your glass slippers), this is still an enchanting collection with some gentle reminders that most if not all of us need to hear.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sydney

    I have read all of Amanda Lovelace’s poetry collections and I always enjoy them. “Shine your icy crown” is no exception! This one is centered around the theme of sisterhood, with sisterly advice sprinkled throughout the collection. I love how Lovelace’s collections are never just random poems thrown in - they have a theme and an overall story that ties everything together. Her latest release focuses on the bonds between women, so even if you don’t have a sister you will relate to some aspect of I have read all of Amanda Lovelace’s poetry collections and I always enjoy them. “Shine your icy crown” is no exception! This one is centered around the theme of sisterhood, with sisterly advice sprinkled throughout the collection. I love how Lovelace’s collections are never just random poems thrown in - they have a theme and an overall story that ties everything together. Her latest release focuses on the bonds between women, so even if you don’t have a sister you will relate to some aspect of this book. This isn’t my favorite of the collections (I didn’t have a ton of favorites like how I did with “the witch doesn’t burn in this one”) but I still thoroughly enjoyed this set of modern poetry. Thank you so much to Andrews Mcmeel Publishing for my gifted copy!

  30. 4 out of 5

    AnnaNeverLands

    3.75 out of 5 stars. The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review this second book in the series just didn't resonate with me as much as the first one did. the thing is that i don't have a sister, and part of the book is all about sister love and empowerment, so i didn't really connect with that. therefore, it's a me problem not a book problem and i'm sure people who share a deep love with their sister would appreciate it much more than i was ab 3.75 out of 5 stars. The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review this second book in the series just didn't resonate with me as much as the first one did. the thing is that i don't have a sister, and part of the book is all about sister love and empowerment, so i didn't really connect with that. therefore, it's a me problem not a book problem and i'm sure people who share a deep love with their sister would appreciate it much more than i was able to. that is to say, this book was beautiful, as every one of lovelace's works, and i would not doubt in recommending it to anyone who asks. you can really feel the author's pain and struggles through the page, but also how she slowly evolves to become the amazing woman she is with every page. here are some of my favorite poems in this collection: when she daydreams, she’s never sitting beside the one who rules—no, she’s always the one who does the ruling. along the way, someone comes up to her & tells her that women aren’t mighty enough to do it all on their own. just like that, all her hopes crack & splinter, & she never sees the world the same way again. —patriarchy. break the rules whenever you find the chance. live a life so fierce, bold, & carefree that people often accuse you of being a witch. you see, society fears nothing more than a woman who’s not only aware of her power but also not afraid to use it in any way she sees fit. what could be more fun than constantly keeping them on their toes? she’s so quiet that no one ever thinks twice before spilling other people’s secrets in front of her— little do they know that she’s an excellent listener & they’re teaching her that no one can be trusted. —traitors. her depression makes her anxious & her anxiety makes her depressed. —never-ending. a true friend understands when you aren’t able to show up for them. an even better friend understands when you have to show up for yourself instead. if they refuse to, then i hope you can see that they were never actually your friend. no, hurting herself is not something she does for the attention. some days, it’s the only thing that tethers her to the earth. —she feels like she might float away any day now. as painful as it may be, it is always easier to walk away from the villain than it is to try to convince them of their villainy. —a hard pill to swallow. i’ve learned not to let it upset me when someone points out my scars & questions how they came to be. years ago, i might have made up a terrible excuse or tried to escape. now i tell them, “thank you so much for noticing. they are the indisputable proof that i have not only lived but prospered despite every odd that was ever against me.” —a modern fairy tale. i hereby swear to own every single one of my actions, even if they are caused by the state of my mental health. it may be a reason, but it is never an excuse. —a promise to myself.

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