Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about all of my thoughts and opinions on the third and final installment in Amanda Lovelace’s amazing Women Are Some Kind of Magic series, The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One. I am going to be analyzing this book as well as the series as a whole since I think that is super important. This book is very powerful but also has some themes that may be very triggering for some people, some of which are sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence, so keep all of that in mind. But let’s go ahead and jump right into the review!
“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.”
Individually, this was not one of my favorites that Amanda Lovelace has released, but it is important to think of this book and its role in this poetry collection trilogy. This book is about regaining your voice, and essentially taking back your body, your soul, and yourself. This is a book about healing. The first book in this series, The Princess Saves Herself In This One, was about Amanda picking herself up after all of the pain she had suffered and all the people she had lost along the way. This is very much a bigger narrative about being a victim and a survivor of sexual assault.
The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One was definitely centered around her anger over what that person did to her as well as a general feeling of anger for what was politically and socially going on around the world. She wanted revenge against the person who inflicted so much pain onto her and nearly caused her to lose herself in that world of pain. This third and final book is really about accepting what happened, healing herself, and trying to help others know they aren’t alone and they can take back their voice too.
The entire narrative of the trilogy is incredibly powerful and sends such a great message to survivors and anyone who is going through adversity and pain in life. I think in order to appreciate each individual book you need to look at how it shapes the narrative in order to really get the meaning behind it. This is just such a powerful series, and I love the way she ended it, with healing. I am so excited to read more from Amanda Lovelace because she is such a talented writer, and I highly recommend you check out this series because it is just sending such an incredible message to men and women all around the world who may be going through something similar or have gone through something like this.
And there you have it! That was my review of The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace. What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments down below! And that is going to be it for this review today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!