Title: Wild Embers
Author: Nikita Gill
Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction, Feminism
Goodreads Synopsis: “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.“
MY RATING: 5 Starts
To be honest with you when I started reading the poems I was like “what… no… I don’t like it , my rating will be awful”, but then everything started to get better and I honestly really enjoyed this book.
The poems talk a little about magic which is awesome because I do believe in magic, I do believe in witches, I do believe in everything you can guess about that subjects and the author talks about it in some poems. Nikita says that we all (women) are witches, our souls are the souls of old witches, and don’t think that’s a bad thing cause that surely is not a bad thing, at all.
The author talks about love, about respect and self respect… she talks about what it is like to be a woman and what it is like to be a woman in the eyes of a man if that makes any sense. She talks about feminism of course because that’s the main point of this book but this is not a bad feminism, I am a woman and sometimes I am agaist modern feminism, but in this book feminism is good and Nikita is not saying that we, women, are better than men, she’s just saying we need to be respected same as they (men) want to be respected, and that we are not, AT ALL, the weak gender, we are just as strong as men can be.
Also, in this book you can find some poems that may help you a lot if you have some problems about liking yourself, loving yourself, loving and understanding your own soul… I can now say that I seriously liked this book, I really did.
In this book there are different approaches to the “disney” fairytales and the poem I liked the most about princesses was the “Sleeping Beauty” one because seriously, so good… basically the author says that when you, the reader, have a child that is a girl, you shouldn’t tell her the story like it was written, you shouldn’t tell her that the princess needed a prince because she couldn’t be strong and wake up on her own… you should ask you child if she thinks that’s correct, saying that a girl needs a boy to be someone, that a girl needs a boy to have a kingdom, and when your child answers you just expect her to say “no, that’s not ok”, and if she does say that then good job, you are an awesome mom cause seriously, that’s all we should do, encourage our kids to be strong on their own and to never depend on anyone because they need to be independent and there’s a need for the existence of equality of genders.
There are a lot of good poems in this book and I really think you should all give it a try because in my opinion this book was amazing at different levels.