May 30, 2019 | Posted by Victoria in Book Reviews | 1 Comment

Genres: Poetry
Publication Date: November 22, 2018 by Thought Catalog Books
Format: ARC
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5 Stars
Source: Publisher via Mail

Let poetry help you examine the depths of your wounds. Let it remind you that no matter how deep it goes, you will be able to heal it because you have been able to heal every single wound inflicted on your heart and soul before. Let these words show you that you will be able to find the light at the end of the wound because you have always found your way before.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I read Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill last year, and enjoyed it so much, so when I had the opportunity to receive a copy of her newest book I took it. I’m so glad I read this, because I loved this collection even more! The poems were vulnerable, and empowering, and just all around amazing.

“That people say “only human” as though being human is a small thing to be.”

This collection was short and was super quick to get through, but the poems are going to stick with me a long time. There were many poems I had to set the book down or reread because they were just so powerful, and really resonated with me. My copy has so many sticky tabs and sentences and stanzas underlined because this collection was just beautiful!

There were so many different topics discussed throughout the collection, and were so well done. There were poems about the earth and global warming, and fighting and surviving, self-love and authenticity, and about mental health. I especially loved the mental health discussion, because it can be super easy to romanticize, but the representation here was well done. It talks about the difficulty of certain mental illnesses, and encourages the reader that it’ll get better and to get help. A lot of the poems in this collection were also very empowering, and I loved reading them so much.

“If it was supposed to be easy, they would call it self-enablement, not self-love”

I just want to thank the author for being vulnerable and sharing these poems with readers, because I can tell how personal this poetry collection is. Also to anyone interested in reading, just want to give a trigger warning for rape and abuse and violence.

Let me know if you’ve read this collection!


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Victoria is a twenty-two year old from Texas. She’s an avid reader of YA and NA, and reads at least seventy books a year. She is new to blogging, but excited to meet new people and share her favorite books. In addition to being a book hoarder, Victoria is a former gymnast, a coffee enthusiast, and aspires to be a mental health counselor.


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