Review: Shine Your Icy Crown by Amanda Lovelace


Rating: ☆☆.5
Title: Shine Your Icy Crown
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Series: You Are Your Own Fairy Tale #2
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Format: Paperback
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: March 16, 2021
Source: Personal collection
Content Warnings: child abuse, toxic relationships, sexual assault, eating disorders, mental illness, self-harm, sexism, suicide, trauma


“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.


This is my least favorite collection I’ve read from this author so far. It features the same format I disliked in the first book in this series (this time it’s “big sister says”); however, while the previous book modernizes Cinderella, this one draws inspiration from a variety of tales “to be an entirely new fairy tale of its own,” but that just made it feel more vague to me. In general, Amanda Lovelace’s poems are inconsistent in quality. There were some poems that really spoke to me, but I thought most of these in particular lacked true depth and creative use of language.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website with
Get started
%d bloggers like this: