“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”
A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations
After reading this book I can officially say that this is my favorite poetry book ever! The title of this book immediately caught my attention. I was intrigued I mean this book could be about feminism or it would literally be about a princess and her struggles and in a way its a mixture of both but this book isn’t about a princess and her knight and shinning armor.
The girl in the book faces a lot of struggles like her own insecurities, heartbreak and the difficult experience of death. One of my favorite thing in this book while reading was growth the character experienced. She went from being so alone and broken to being strong.
This book was written absolutely beautifully, one of my favorite quotes from this book was “& The dragon came flying back to the girl (as dragons often do) expecting to find the damaged damsel he left behind so long ago. He was horrified to find the mighty queen standing before him. After all only queens have the power to vanquish dragons like him.” Uh isn’t that gorgeous?
My favorite chapters were by far the last two, “the queen” and “you”. “the queen” was motivating and empowering to see this girl go through so much but some how mange to get through all of it and live her best life. While in “you” it just talks about how you can do anything and everything. It was very refreshing to read.
Overall, I rate this book a 5 out of 5. I loved reading this book. Even if you don’t like poetry I can guarantee you’ll like reading this book. It was heartbreaking and happy all at the same time. I loved the seeing the character grow and develop and learn to love herself as the book went on. Make sure to subscribe to find out what theme is the next week! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.