Embrace Your Own Fairy Tale | Review: Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace

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Start the new decade with Amanda Lovelace's latest: Break Your Glass Slippers. Her prose is just as magical as ever.

by Amanda Lovelace 

"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 by Amanda Lovelace 
Rating: ★★★★★      
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the authors in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.

Amanda Lovelace's writing is very dear to me. For much of my twenties, her work has been a big part of how I've grown and processed my own life and art. As always, Break Your Glass Slippers has that minimalist and honest quality to it that makes you want to nod your head in agreement. It is full of a world of whimsy and dark truths that, in the end, empower us to use our voices. By the end of Break Your Glass Slippers, readers will feel as though the clock struck midnight long ago; ready to start the next chapter of their own story.

What always strikes me most about Lovelace's prose is not only how much it, and she, has grown in throughout the years--I've been following her since our Tumblr book blog days--it is the manner in which she tells her stories. Poetry is meant to reach out and grip readers; Lovelace's writing always does. It feels like a warm drink, after wandering in the cold. It feels like long nights that are followed by a heart-to-heart with your dearest friend.

There's this simplicity in how each line reads in Break Your Glass Slippers. Never does it feel cheaply drawn out--it's a sharp and rich pull of facts. Lovelace never wastes any time in her writing.

Everything is laid out there for readers to dive into and bask in.

Each word embraces its readers in a way that is intimate, blunt and lively.

Amanda Lovelace speaks to her readers in a way that makes you feel as though she is right beside you. Her fears and triumphs are your own. Words do not pass through you. They settle in  for the night, the week, the month, the year, and linger at the back of your mind. She is you, your best-friend, your sister, your nearest and dearest.

Break Your Glass Slippers works in the way that all her collections do. Because she is so familiar and never holds back. She doesn't overstay her welcome. Instead, her writing is exactly what we all need in the moment. Break Your Glass Slippers shows us that Lovelace is in no way slowing down and will continue to be a voice of strength, honesty and warmth.

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