My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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 instalment 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.
This book was the perfect end to the 3 part poetry collection 😍 I adored it. It is hard hitting and beautiful all at the same time. I have fallen head over heels with Amanda Lovelace’s poetry and or me that is a big deal. I don’t normally like a lot of poetry and for me to find a poet who I really like is unusual.
I also didn’t want this poetry collection to fall short as I previously had that experience with Rupi Kaur as I really loved milk and honey, whereas the sun and her flowers just didn’t have the same effect for me. So overall I was really happy when the other two books in this collection lived up to what I was hoping for. A lot of people dislike Lovelaces poetry however I am one of the few who connected with the shorter style of her work. This book is part of the same collection and also has the same themes and idea’s flowing through.
It is quick and direct with a lot of it following the Me Too movement. I also do not want to delve too into the metaphors and analysis of some poetry as I don’t have the time to sit and figure out the meaning of things. Although in Lovelace’s collection it is easy to follow and I found myself wanting to delve deeper into the poem. To see the underlying message and found it resonated with me.
As always, happy reading