5 out of 5 glorious witch-dragons
Do you ever read a book and it makes you stop and consider the world around you and you feel this fire start to rise from the tips of your toes and it surges upward and you open your mouth to roar out all the fire?
Well, that was this for me.
I fell in love with Nikita Gill’s writing when I read Wild Embers earlier this year, I believe. Fierce Fairytales is the type of collection I want to gift to all of my sister-queens because it brewed within me such a powerful notion of who I am and who I want to be. Gill has such a wonderful ability to just know what we, as the readers, need to hear. Her words have the capability to completely shatter you with their honest and rawness and then carefully cradle you until you’re healed. It’s an incredible experience in reading her poems and her short stories. I am also incredibly in awe by the fact that Gill is one of the first feminist poets to consider the effects of toxic masculinity on men and thus, on women, through the perspective of the ‘man’ himself. It truly is feminism at its most equal and it really is wonderful.
I highly highly recommend this book to anyone. This is the one to read for yourself, to your partner, to your children! I need to tattoo it on my body because the effects of this book on me will forever have its mark on my heart.
That’s it today, my loves! Until next time, happy reading!