Wild Embers by Nikita Gill

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ISBN: 162779509X

Title: Wild Embers

Series: —

Author: Nikita Gill

Publisher: Trapeze

Publishing Date: November 16th 2017

Format: ebook

Number of Pages: 160

Genre: Poetrypicsart_10-17-10.23.40.jpgThey 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. PicsArt_10-17-10.29.10I 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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PicsArt_10-23-12.34.48Nikita Gill enjoys creating paintings, poems, stories, photos, illustrations and other soft, positive things. Her work has appeared in Literary Orphans, Agave Magazine, Gravel Literary Journal, Monkeybicycle, Foliate Oak, MusePiePress, Dying Dahlia Review, The Rising Phoenix Review, Eunoia Review and elsewhere. She writes full time for Thought Catalog.PicsArt_10-26-08.02.43

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Have you read this? Have you read any Nikita Gill books before? What’s your latest favorite poetry and prose collection? Share your thoughts below!

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11 thoughts on “Wild Embers by Nikita Gill

    1. Yes please! I would love to hear your thoughts once you’ve finished it. I hope you’ll enjoy it as well. Oh, I haven’t read it yet but it’s been on my tbr for so long! 😂 Now that you’ve said it, I might consider reading it already next month since I almost forgotten about it already 😅

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  1. This sounds absolutely wonderful! I haven’t read any Nikita Gill, but I love empowering poetry. With the repetition, it sounds like it might be better just as something on the side to read a poem a day from so that the overuse of certain words doesn’t get irritating. :p Great review!

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    1. Thank you, Alyssa. It is! Do you have any recommendations of empowering poetry? I am IN NEED of those. Whenever I read poetry collections, I usually read them in one sitting or I try to read a much as I can whenever I can. I’ve experienced finishing 2 collections in a day lol. That’s why.

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      1. Nikki Giovanni is my go-to for empowering poetry. I love her works. I wish I could breeze through poetry! It takes me ages to get through a collection because I read one or two poems at a time.

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  2. I’m so glad you liked it and I agree with you about the princesses and the goddesses being the best part of the collection. I really love how Gill retold their stories and made them feminist. ❤

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  3. I am always looking for new poetry to read. I have heard of this book, but your review sealed the deal, I am going to have to pick it up and read it. It sounds exactly what I have been looking for. side note I love the way you set up your review posts so easy to navigate and I love the flowers as your rating system.

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    1. OMG really? It’s such a pleasure to know that my review “seales the deal” I do hope you’ll love this one as much as I did. Please do let me know your thoughts after! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. And same! It’s just like there will never be enough poetry in my life. And also, thank you so much! So glad you like them. ❤

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