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30 October 2017

Review: Wild Embers by Nikita Gill

Wild Embers by Nikita Gill is an extraordinary collection of poetry about rebellion, fire, and beauty.

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.

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.

Poems of rebellion, fire, and beauty.

Source: NetGalley Request

5 Words: Being, power, understanding, strength, femininity.

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

This was absolutely incredible. Breathtaking. Captivating. Haunting.

I don't often read poetry. When I do it tends to be Romantic classics like The Lyrical Ballads. But there was something about Wild Embers that piqued my interest.

And I am glad I gave something so different a chance.

I loved the ideas explored, from the universe to fairytales, domestic abuse to survival. There was so much passion in the writing. I was almost breathless just from reading. I was physically shaking at times, I had goosebumps up my arms. I got so easily lost in the writing, caught up in the narrative, the way the themes led into one another.

The style is pretty open, not rigidly structured. The way the words flow reminds me of my own way of thinking. It was like Nikita Gill was inside my head.

Every time I thought I had found my favourite poem from the collection, I'd go to the next page and find another that touched my heart and soul, blew my mind. 

Each piece hit home, each piece inspired.

She will ascend,
like a battle cry
from a war you thought you had won.

This is such an empowering collection. It made my heart sing. It was both comforting and confronting to read.


  1. I'm similar to you Cora in I don't really read poetry but this seems like a collection that I would definitely enjoy! Will be keeping my eye out for it!

  2. I never ever read poetry - I blame GCSE English literature but it just intimidates me! However this sounds amazing! Feminist poetry? Sounds way better than anything I analysed at GCSE. I might have to break my self inflicted poetry ban and check this out! Thanks for the rec!

  3. Aw wow this sounds fabulous! I'll definitely be looking this up to add to my bookshelves. 💛


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