Title: Wild Embers
Author: Nikita Gill
Publishing Date: November 16th 2017
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: PoetryThey have lightning in their souls, thunder in their hearts, chaos in their bones.
Nikita Gill’s poetry has captured hearts and minds all over the world; her inspirational words have been shared hundreds of thousands of times online, been plastered across placards on international women’s marches and even transformed into tattoos. This collection will showcase mostly unseen poetry and prose, delving into ideas about passion, identity, empowerment and femininity. I really love this. Wild Embers is the poetry and prose collection I would love for my future kids to read. This is just as beautiful as its cover. So empowering, so brave and so feisty. I always had something to highlight in a page or highlight an entire page because I wa so in love, so moved and so empowered by the lines.
I love and adore most the pieces where Nikita Gill turned Disney Princesses and goddesess from Greek mythology into that girl they should have been and retold their stories. That was hella beautiful.
The only thing I didn’t like was its repetitiveness. There are words that are so overly used that somehow almost irritated me in the earlier part. They’re used as metaphors – they’re honestly one of my favorite words in this world – but I just got tired of seeing almost just them for most of the earlier part.
This is my second read from Nikita Gill. I really enjoyed her Your Soul Is a River but I unexpectedly enjoyed this more. Wild Embers made me love Nikita Gill so much more. She is now one of my go-to when it comes to poetry and prose. I can’t wait to read more poetry and prose from her!
I would recommend this poetry collection if you’re finding a collection that is not focused on love but focused on empowering women, support, encouragement and bringing the warrior, the survivor, the leader out of us. A must read poetry and prose collection!
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