Wow. This book made me feel inspired in a way that no book has made me feel before. Correction: In a way that only one book has made me feel before, and yes, that book was The Princess Saves Herself in This One, the first book in the Women are Some Kind of Magic series by Amanda Lovelace.
This book was fierce. While The Princess Saves Herself in This One provides much more personal tale of resilience and empowerment, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One takes a much more broad look at misogyny and women’s rights and has a distinctly angry undertone. This book quite frankly doesn’t give a damn.
Like the first book in the series, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One is divided into four different sections, entitled ‘The Trial’, ‘The Burning’, ‘The Firestorm’ and ‘The Ashes’ respectively. Like with the previous book, I found the last section to be my favourite and (in my personal opinion) the most empowering of the four chapters. I felt that while the first 3 parts seethed with anger, the last one was slightly more composed, helping to leave the reader with a clearer lasting message to take away from the read.
I loved this book. Even with the slight change in atmosphere it still felt like the perfect second instalment in the series and a natural progression in the development of the author’s voice. An absolute must read for anyone who hasn’t tried this series. 5 stars! 🙂
Note: I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. No way did this impact my opinion of the book.