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Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire and Beauty

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"You cannot burn away
What has always been aflame"

Wild Embers explores the fire that lies within every soul, weaving words around ideas of feeling at home in your own skin, allowing yourself to heal, and learning to embrace your uniqueness with love from the universe.

Featuring rewritten fairytale heroines, goddess wisdom, and poetry that burns with revolution, this collection is an explosion of femininity, empowerment, and personal growth.

150 pages, Paperback

First published November 16, 2017

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Nikita Gill

20 books4,713 followers
Nikita Gill is a Kashmiri Sikh writer born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and brought up in Gurugram, Haryana in India. In her mid twenties, she immigrated to the South of England and worked as a carer for many years. She 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, Corvus Review, After The Pause and elsewhere.

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Profile Image for Lucy.
415 reviews610 followers
August 6, 2018

Taken from 'Belle':
'She sacrifices her freedom, her most treasured possession, for her father. She stands out from the crowd and reads in a time where education for women was unheard of. Her kindness and willingness to give to others is where her true beauty lies.

And yet, in the fairytales we tell our children, we first introduce her as beautiful rather than fierce, kind, independent, intelligent, giving, full of light and powerful. Even her name is a testament to outward beauty.'

After reading this wondrous piece of work, it is hard to believe that Nikita Gill received 137 rejections from publishers. She is a poet who uses tumblr and Instagram originally to post her poems, and finally her unseen poems were published in this book, "Wild Embers."

Her poetry covers such a wide range of topics. From the empowering poetry; the miracle of life, your unique self, accepting your own flaws, womanhood. To the poetry that felt like punches to the gut; relationships of both physical and mental abuse, rape, victim-blaming, bullying (see poems; 'Learned Helplessness' and 'Boys Will Be Boys'). Her poetry invokes the empathetic feeling of what some women (and men) experience, how they are torn down and how they grow from this, taking gradual steps to rebuild even though there are challenges ahead.

This books also features rewritten fairytales, finding your own magic and sorcery, inviting in the wild-self, and goddess mythology with a feminist, empowering retelling. It leaves room to think about revolution, anger over what needs to change, and your own personal growth and acceptance.
Some of the poems were heavily based around comparisons to nature and the universe and how this is rooted in personal experiences, some which are highly relatable.

Overall this poetry was highly emotive... whether this be anger, empowerment, or the feeling of a need of revolution, these poems hit you directly and are relevant in today's society.
I wish I had been able to learn this form of poetry in school as I probably would've picked up poetry outside of the academic-setting a lot sooner.

An absolutely powerful read from Nikita Gill!
Profile Image for Lea Dokter.
282 reviews10 followers
December 4, 2017
2.5/5. There are definitely a few gems in this poetry collection, but I feel like Gill needs to break out of her comfortzone. There is quite a lot of repetition in the symbolism and metaphors she uses, and the amount of almost-but-not-quite motivational speeches made me grind my teeth at points. Gill definitely has potential, but in my opinon her work needs more polishing and a splash of maturity.
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553 reviews3,177 followers
June 5, 2020
Wild Embers 2-- bookspoils

Wild Embers explores the fire that lies within every soul, weaving words around ideas of feeling at home in your own skin, allowing yourself to heal, and learning to embrace your uniqueness with love from the universe.

Featuring rewritten fairytale heroines, goddess wisdom, and poetry that burns with revolution, this collection is an explosion of femininity, empowerment, and personal growth.

I went into this not knowing what to expect from the author, especially after a bit disconnected with the writing in Your Soul is a River. But Nikita Gill had me pleasantly surprised with this follow-up book.

I recently came to the realization, after some much-needed trial and error with multiple poetry collections, than I enjoy my poems focused more on self-love over romantic love. And Wild Embers brought just that to the table. I would go so far as to say that this is the ultimate self-care poetry collection. The practice of learning to love yourself is a continuous theme over the course of these poems, rather than just making an appearance here and there. So are the themes of girl power, kindness and confidence, the grandiosity of space (her fascination with the intergalactic was so contagious, I now have my eyes set on reading What We See in the Stars), rewriting classic Disney fairytales to fit a more feminist point of view, and the powerful women in mythology. Speaking of the last two, I really enjoyed Gill's modern take on the question: What if the real story was something completely different? It added something refreshing that I hadn’t seen before in previous poetry collections.

“They may have taken us down individually, but they cannot destroy an army made of us all.”

And to share a few of my favorite caught gems from Wild Embers:

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The last poem was a majestic note to end on.

And speaking on the theme, I listened to the acoustic version of Love Yourself while reading, which really amped up my experience.

ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Publication Date: November 16th, 2017


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283 reviews5 followers
April 14, 2019
DNF ~33%.

Y’all I am sick to DEATH of affirmations masquerading as poetry. If I wanted someone who has never met me to tell me what an amazing, incredible, perfect person I am, I’d read a self-help book—and I don’t read self help books because I like looking at things besides my own navel on occasion. I read Amanda Lovelace, and I didn’t like her work. I read Rupi Kaur, and I couldn’t stand her work. Nikita Gill’s chapbook is, despite being the same thing, actually worse. Maybe it’s just because I’m sick of seeing this trend progress, but I honestly could not dislike this chapbook any more if I tried to. My advice is: if you’re looking for something that actually resembles poetry, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for vague, empty validation for no reason whatsoever, this is a good spot to start.
Profile Image for Jennifer.
1,727 reviews6,663 followers
November 2, 2017
Wild Embers is a collection of poetry and prose written by Nikita Gill. This was my first experience reading from this author and I enjoyed it a great deal. This collection is split into seven sections that are separated by an untitled poem themed with that section's subject matter. Based on my perspective during my personal reading experience, topics include self-worth and growth, resilience and healing, rewritten Disney and fairytale princesses, self-awareness and self-acceptance, a woman's strength and power, stunning perspectives of women in mythology (my personal favorite), and validation and empowerment. Overall, I found Wild Embers to be a well-written collection of beautiful words. Check it out.

My favorite quote:
[to be added at publication date]

Thank you to the following for permitting me access to an advance reader's copy (ARC) of Wild Embers. This generosity did not impact my honesty when rating/reviewing.
Author: Nikita Gill
Publisher: Hachette Books
Pub Date: November 14, 2017
Profile Image for Cora Tea Party Princess.
1,323 reviews802 followers
December 27, 2017
5 Words: Being, power, understanding, strength, femininity.

5 More Words: Beauty, art, control, feminism, fairytales.

This was absolutely incredible. Breathtaking. Captivating. Haunting. I just can't get my words into an appropriate semblance of sense to actually review it.
Profile Image for Madhulika Liddle.
Author 17 books407 followers
February 24, 2018
Nikita Gill’s Wild Embers is mostly a collection of poetry, with the odd bit of (somewhat poetic) prose thrown in. A few common themes run through the work: recovering from trauma, learning to love yourself, learning to let yourself shine, being strong, being wild, being yourself. Gill approaches these in a couple of innovative ways (for instance, she rewrites some popular fairytales to make their female protagonists independent of Prince Charming and completely in charge of their own destinies; in another section, she highlights the feminism of goddesses and other female figures from Greek mythology—Pandora, Persephone, Hera, etc seen through feminist eyes).

What I liked best of these poems were the ones at the beginning of the book, where Gill draws inspiration from the universe to reflect on what our lives could (and should?) be. My favourite poem here—possibly in all of the book—is Venus, which ends:

She hasn’t a single moon
to worship her
or to cloud her judgement.

She is alone.
And oh
how brilliantly she shines

Individually, I liked most of the other poems as well. The problem lies in that when they’re put together in a collection like this, the repetitiveness and the similarity of thought as well as the phrases used becomes apparent. There are, too, lots of poems where a sense of ‘talking down’ creeps in: Do this, do that, don’t do this, don’t do that. In one poem or two, this would have been fine; in poem after poem, the poet talking to you rather than dwelling on the I becomes tedious and irritating—it certainly made me feel as if I was reading a self-righteous self-help book which assumed I was no good at mending whatever was broken in my own life.

And, yes. There are typos.
Profile Image for Jenny (Reading Envy).
3,876 reviews3,048 followers
December 26, 2017
I loved the cover and title of this, and was even really into the first few poems, which used a lot of science and outerspace metaphor to discuss bodies. But then the poems switched over into a trauma, psychology, not-really-poetry mode. At least, not literary poetry. If this is going to a be new thing in the world of Instagram and Tumblr poets who are really employing words to deal with trauma (and wow is the word trauma mentioned in this volume a lot, a lot, a lot)... well I think this is okay. But I don't know that it is poetry, exactly.

Fans of Rupi Kaur may like this (but some like Kaur that don't like others like her). Maybe the true test is if you liked both Kaur and The Princess Saves Herself in this One, then this is probably the book for you.

At the same time I don't want to blame the author or publisher for not meeting my expectations when there isn't really another thing to call it at this point. But I recommend creating that genre moving forward to help us readers separate out the therapy poetry from the other types.

2.5 stars

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy through Edelweiss.
Profile Image for Beatrice Masaluñga.
1,137 reviews1,662 followers
September 15, 2018
Oh man, Nikita Gill's poems never cease to amaze me. Soulful, lyrical and touching. Some of them almost made me tear up. It inspires me to keep going and never give up on my dreams no matter how many times I stumbled. *sighs* Just beautiful.

Here are my favorites:
- Your Heart is Not a Hospital
- The Sun and The Moon
- Forgiveness
- Dark Days
- The Art of Unmissing
Profile Image for Nicay.
258 reviews91 followers
January 15, 2018
“And if they berate you and push you down, and break you and tell you over and over again how you are not enough, remember how Pluto had once dissolved to being nothingness and is fighting its way back into being a planet again.”

There was so much feels while reading this poetry book. And I can’t coherent the words how to describe this beautiful art. This poetry tells all the heartaches, self-love and being strong no matter how hard the challenges are.

This was my first poetry book written by Nikita Gill, and it will not be the last. Though there were times that the words or the concepts were sometimes redundant, the effects it made was undeniably strong.

Hope I can read more works of Nikita Gill! A thumbs up and 4/5 stars for me!
Profile Image for Laurie B.
456 reviews41 followers
May 27, 2019
I wish I could rate this higher because it was a gift from someone I love, but I have to be honest about it. I liked a few of the poems, but overall, this brand of modern, "social media poetry" just doesn't feel like poetry to me.

Free-verse poetry is a legitimate art form, but it requires as much attention to detail as formal poetry. There were some good concepts here, but the execution was generally lacking. Most of the poems read like early drafts that still needed to be refined. In my opinion, every single word in a poem matters. Choosing just the right words in just the right order is part of the craft. Poetry is so much more than just adding line breaks to your thoughts.

In general, the whole collection could have benefitted from tighter editing, as it is extremely repetitive. The same themes and messages are belabored to death. By the second half of the book, I felt like I was just reading multiple drafts of the same poem over and over again.

Most of the book is also heavily focused on trauma, which is fine, but it was not what I was expecting. I guess it's supposed to be empowering, and maybe it is for people who are struggling through similar pain, but a lot of it just felt angry and depressing to me.

I will say that I did really enjoy two of the poems, "Venus," and "Haunted," and I will likely revisit those in the future. However, that's just two in a collection of 124.

Bottom Line: If this collection can help other people face their struggles and learn to love themselves, that's a good thing. If it makes poetry seem more accessible and gets people exploring other poetry, that's a good thing too. Some reviewers who didn't like this book said they did like other of Gill's work, so maybe I'll take a look. But I'm pretty sure this style just isn't for me.
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455 reviews512 followers
November 24, 2017
I absolutely loved the writing and the subject of this collection. Nikita Gill is one of my favourite modern poets, this is the second book I read from her and I have to say that her writihng improved very much. Her poems also had more substance and the fact that she included a section where she speaks of fairy-tales and how they are toxic to our society, how we should recreate them to create more feminist narratives is amazing!!

I don’t know about you, but I mostly loved fairy-tales because of how magical they seemed, how everyone got what they wished for in the end. I never stopped and thought as a child about how problematic they are, how girls seem to be there only to get a man, be submissive, give up on their families and their hobbies and everything else just to marry off to someone who might never see them as equals. (We’re not going to include Mulan in here because she’s a badass queen and not Anastasia either).

Also, there’s another section on goddesses and wow!!! So much mythology appreciation, so much Artemis & Athena worshipping and Zeus bashing because Hera really should have dropped his cheating, abusive ass. Nikita Gill was very creative while doing this collection. It feels like a love letter to every woman, teaching us how to lose ties with people that only seem to harm us, showing us role-models, showing us what are some harmful concepts that keep us from growing up.

I was pretty blown away by Wild Embers and I totally recommend you to read it!!! Please do it because I don’t think you’d regret the choice (especially if you’re a feminist).
May 21, 2018
I went into this collection of poetry by Nikita Gill, really not knowing what to expect and it did not disappoint. The cover alone would be enough for me to buy the book though. It's simply beautiful.

"You cannot burn away what has always been aflame"

Nikita Gill can certainly write. Her poems are unique, personal and I can say that a good number of them I could relate to. I had to reread a few of them to understand them fully, as a couple are told like they are going round in a circle. The theme of this poetry book is based around love, heartache and being strong no matter how hard life attempts to beat you down. I definitely had the feels, while reading some of this exquisite writing and I can honestly say my soul feels uplifted.
Profile Image for Carlene Inspired.
930 reviews243 followers
November 30, 2017
There are stars glittering
inside you
that have never been

It is no surprise that Nikita Gill, Instagram poetry sensation, has released a collection of poetry focused on female empowerment. Gill is recognized for her short, powerful poetry that liken women to wolves, storms, and protective anger against the forces that seek to harm and destroy us. Wilder Embers has poetry for the mind and body, giving readers powerful verses about self-love and breaking the chains we've been locked into. The poems are fairly short and quick, the longest being about the Princesses of fairy tales. I really enjoyed the poems about witches, magic, and mythology. I might have cried a bit in the "chapter" that references wolves hidden in your soul. They were so powerful and so true, talking of the strength a woman finds to question the trauma and darkness they've endured. That's my kind of poetry. It's inspiring and empowering, the kind of rebellious poetry you want to read instead of those poems about being sick for love.

We carry witchcraft in our
whilst the magic still sings
inside our heads.

Wild Embers is a poetry novel that has something for every emotion you may be feeling. You can pick it up, flip to a page and read something that speaks to you, that moves you, that really means something for you. Reading it all in order though? That is something I don't suggest doing. It gets repetitive, especially when a couple of the poems sound identical or like extensions of one another. I wish some of the first poems, especially those centered around space, would have been dispersed through out the book.

Take everything that
tries to destroy you
curse you,
and turn it
into something beautiful
by incantation.

Ultimately, I really enjoyed Wild Embers. It is a powerful self-care focused collection of poems that are all about strength as a female, healing, inspiration, and breaking the molds of time-honored expectations that can be found in fairy tales.

A note: I do not suggest reading these poems on an ereader, the page turns do not fit well with the layout.
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Bethany (Beautifully Bookish Bethany).
2,046 reviews3,442 followers
April 9, 2022
Wild Embers is a poetry collection about misogyny, trauma, and female archetypes in fairytales and mythology. I liked but didn't love this, definitely preferred her fierce fairytale collection. While there were some pieces that left an impression, I wanted more depth from many of the pieces here. I appreciate the topics she is tackling, and the project of reimagining fairytale princesses and Greek goddesses, but I wanted a little more than what I got.
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69 reviews394 followers
January 17, 2018
I always find hard to rate poetry books, so before writing down my feelings and how I loved reading this poetry book by Nikita Gill, I wanted to explain why I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.
To me, (and in my humble opinion) it is almost impossible to find a poetry book where you love every single poem written in it. I mean you always have some favorites, ones you love more than others, and some you didn't really connect with.
While reading 'Wild Embers' I had a lot of favorites but also some (and a very few to be honest) that didn't click with me, and this is totally fine. Now you may ask "why are you rating it 5/5 if you didn't loved the entire book then?" and that is a fair question.
By giving 5 out of 5 stars to this poetry book, I focused myself on the ones I really loved, the poems that made me cry, think etc. but most importantly the ones that I will never be able to forget, the ones that are anchored in my mind and my heart.
And this is why in my opinion, rating poetry books is hard. I could have rate this book 4/5 and add a commentary on how I loved more poems than others etc. but I wanted to give justice to the feelings I had while reading this poetry book, and this is my way of saying thank you to the author for writing poems that really helped me and will continue to help me to get through almost everything.

'Wild Embers' is filled with poems about self-love, self-care, empowerment, revolution, personal growth but also features a lot more surprises such as rewritten fairytales, goddess wisdom etc.
Reading this poetry book for me was a delightful journey filled with all kind of emotions and surprises. Every time I entered a new section of poems, I was really excited to read/discover it.

What I really liked about this poetry book is that some poems were short but some of them were really long, and I absolutely loved that diversity.
Also adding that I felt very connected with most of the themes represented in this poetry book.

I will be honest with you, I really think that everybody should read 'Wild Embers', because I truly believe that inside this book there is even a single poem that can change the way you think, help you with something you are struggling or dealing with, help you think with a clear mind and more. I truly believe that this book can help people in so many different ways that I am so going to gift it to every occasions I have.

Absolutely loved the poems dealing with witches, magic etc but also really loved the 'rewritten fairytales' part.
Written in a feminist way to show the girls/women that they are worth it, to show them that they don't need to wait the Prince Charming in order to be happy, and to show them that they can be so much more than princesses, that they can be badass-queens ruling their own empires doing the things they want and love.

This book was truly amazing and I think it is time for me to write down the list of my favorites, but before doing that I wanted to mention that I truly loved the 'Acknowledgments" part at the end of the book, the one where Nikita Gill added "And to you, who has never stopped believing in good, and watching the night sky, no matter what life has thrown at you. Thank you for believing always. I hope you find what you are looking for."
This little "poetic" attention to her readers really made me love her even more.

Here are some of my favorites: Miracle, A Conversation with my Mental Illness, Witch, Graveyards and Gardens, The Bones of Trauma, Memories, Belle, Heroes, The Epiphany, Son, Fossilised Love, Reset, Questions to Ask Yourself, Three Versions of You, Earth, Planets and Stars.

As I said earlier, really recommend you getting this poetry book, it deals with so many different themes that I am sure you can find something you love and something that resonates with your soul.
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152 reviews314 followers
January 31, 2018
Maybe it's because Wild Embers by Nikita Gill was the book I was reading when my mother passed away last year, but I feel like this is one book I will never be able to forget. During my loneliest moments - when I felt so lost and broken - I was able to find comfort and understanding in the words on these pages:

"How comforting to think that there are so many universes.
Perhaps one where the Titanic did not sink,
one where humanity is kind to the earth, not a curse.

Possibly one where magic is real
where faith is rewarded instead of scorned.
And perhaps even one where I do not grieve,
because you are alive and I have no need to mourn."

Gill's poems hit me hard because I felt so much during the time I was reading them but was only able to explain / express so little, and she was able to put parts of how I felt into words. Not only did I saw myself reflected in this collection of poetry, but I also saw all the versions of myself I could be too. It was a book filled with pain, passion, strength, hope, and healing; a reminder that with time, everything will suck a little less. I will never be able to reread Wild Embers - because of the memories it is attached to - but it will always have a special place in my heart.
Profile Image for Stephanie Gillespie.
376 reviews180 followers
December 14, 2017

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wild Ember is a collection of poetry and prose written by Nikita Gill. This was my first experience reading anything from this author and I highly enjoyed it. I will be picking up more of her writing in the future.

My favorite section was that of the rewritten fairy tale heroines, these poem were magical and everything I never knew I needed. This poetry collection was filled with poems about survival, self love, feminism and healing. I really connected with what the author was saying and I think everyone should pick up a copy f this book, its beautifully written.

Wild Embers has become one of my all-time favorite poetry collections.
Profile Image for Tonkica.
625 reviews117 followers
February 17, 2022
Ova lijepa ljubičasta knjižica je zbirka pjesama u kojoj se svi možemo pronaći jer se u biti obraća svima nama. Govori o životnim temama, o ljubavi i gubitku, iscjeljenju i rastu, a nema osobe koja se s jednom od ovih tema nije susrela. Zbirka podsjeća na izražavanje Rupi Kaur pa oni koji nju vole i ovdje će doći na svoje.

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160 reviews126 followers
March 3, 2022
I have an endeavour to read more poetry at the moment, and this was the first little book I plucked from the shelf. Sadly, it wasn't a great start.

– 2.5 stars –

"Like the leaves of the trees
that shed and leave with the wind
never remembering how to return
never coming back again
so shall you be temporary to people
who have loved you deeply too.
Remember this when you are cursing others
for leaving and wishing them back to you."

The main problem I had with wild embers was I finished it a few hours ago and can't remember...most of it. It lacked originality. There was very little I hadn't heard before; the messages of self-love, acceptance, other feminist ideals. I love to read about all those, but I want new twists and perspectives, which I didn't get from this.
I didn't gel with the myriad space metaphors either, and I found it grating when it appeared to be rhyming but would then stop mid-way through a poem?
There were a few I did like, and two of those poems I've featured here, but perhaps this collection merely wasn't for me.
I haven't read much poetry, so I can't be all that analytically critical, but I didn't relate or get on with this well. I found most of the poems very...unmemorable. Unremarkable.

"People don't look at art because it's perfect. People look at art because it's extraordinary, strange, different, captivating, odd, unusual, they look at it because it stands out. Some artwork is so entrancing, people spend hours looking at it and in awe of its strangeness. Sometimes entire rooms are dedicated to one masterpiece so it is given its proper glory. Perfection is boring. It is stereotypical.
It blends together and it's easily forgotten.

What I'm trying to say is,
You can strive to be perfect.
or you can strive to be art."
Profile Image for Brittney Andrews (beabookworm).
135 reviews233 followers
January 3, 2018
Someone I loved once told me that there are fragments within us
that are the same age as the universe, and because we are matter,
we can never be destroyed. That a part of us will live forever and ever,
and that in making us the universe was celebrating itself,
we are its living, breathing joy.


After reading this collection of poetry, I was left feeling strong like a warrior, worthy, inspired and empowered. Why this poet hasn't received as much recognition as 🍯"She Who Must Not Be Named" 🐝 completely baffles me.

From the very first poem, a spark was ignited within me, and it was as if every word from that point on was a tiny piece of wood that kept feeding this spark so that when I reached the end: I had built this massive, fiery passion to be the best version of myself from that day forward!

You cannot burn away what has always been aflame.

Thank you, Nikita Gill, for indulging me with such thought-provoking poems and rekindling my fire.
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Author 3 books151 followers
December 5, 2017
a revolutionary collection that will rock your entire existence! filled with poems of healing, survival, feminism, self-love, and more! nikita also rewrites fairytales and goddesses from greek mythology. this is the collection you need to read right now! nikita has such a powerful astounding voice. i need all her work. i felt like a different person at the end of this poetry collection.
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393 reviews97 followers
December 12, 2017
‘Why didn’t you leave him?’
Because, you will say quietly,
he had convinced me
I was no longer human."

There are definitely some really strong ones here and every word is very beautiful and right... but for me it's just not powerful . It didn't make me shiver from emotions, it didn't make me feel anything more. I was missing some really strong emotions.
Profile Image for Mery ✨.
620 reviews37 followers
July 24, 2020

Wild Embers is a delightful collection of poetry about healing and feminist retellings and magic and moving on. It truly feels like every poem is talking to you. Nikita writes with honesty and love, and although the poems are meant to the reader, her own story feels there. The collection feels personal at the same it feels like a healing journey. Sure, not every poem was wonderful, but the words are so kind, gentle, lovely. And I know so many of us to need to hear that.
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527 reviews29 followers
January 12, 2018
beautiful and strong.truthful and breathtakingly honest.its a celebration of womanhood,courage,self love and kindness.i LOVED all the poems,but the one about Belle is my absolute favourite.
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933 reviews21 followers
November 8, 2017
I love Nikita Gill's ideas and her passion and intensity, but I really wish the writing was better. The beauty of poetry is what can be done with small amounts of beautiful language, but Gill's "Wild Embers" seems like all "telling" and no "showing." I want to be moved by the words on the page as well as the ideas behind them.

*Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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