Since picking up Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill earlier this year I was eager to check out her previous book, Wild Embers and see if I enjoyed it as much. Spoiler alert, I did. Wild Embers was an amazing collection of modern poetry. The subject matter was a touch more raw than her other work, and there are definite trigger warnings for talk about abuse of all kinds. This collection explores not only what the abuse may do to someone, but also what it feels like to come out of it. That is by far not the only subject matter as it touches on stereotypes, misogyny and more, but it was some of the most poignant of the collection.
“You are a myth born to the wrong age. You are the kind of book that has magical stories trapped in every single page.”
While many of the poems are hard to read and tug at the heart, just as many of them are also empowering and encouraging. I’ve said many times that I am not a major fan of modern poetry, which holds true, but Nikita Gill has become an auto-buy author of mine. I have loved everything of hers that I have read, perhaps because it resonates so much with me, but the content is important and I feel would resonate with many people.
What have you read lately that has made an author an auto-buy author?