So this is a hard review to write. Because I love poetry, I love a lot of Nikita’s work. However, this book just didn’t bring the feels.
Some pieces I truly enjoyed. Others I didn’t care for at all. Some I just thought, okayyy…
Overall, I think I like her previous work better. A lot of this didn’t feel like poetry. A lot of new-age poetry doesn’t feel like true poetry to me, honestly. Maybe that’s why I have been struggling as of late to find an actual poetry book I thoroughly enjoy.
Nothing feels true and genuine. Everything reads the same. Everything leaves me with nothing. And the point of poetry is to make you feel so full and overwhelmed that someone understands, someone listens, someone has been through this, too, and good GOD, they get it. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any strong feels from this book.
While it’s well done and beautiful, it’s not a page turner.
Rating: 2.5 stars
They 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.