Review: Your Soul is a River by Nikita Gill

Your Soul is a River 1-- bookspoilsI think it’s pretty obvious why I picked up this poetry collection… the cover. It’s truly one of the most enchanting ones I’ve seen. Divided into eight parts, this is a book about the journey of healing from trauma and becoming whole again.

I was beyond ecstatic to finally give Your Soul is a River  a go because I’d heard nothing but good things. But then I started reading and realized quite quickly that the writing and I didn’t connect. It’s the kind that tries so hard in certain places to be poetic that it rapidly loses its meaning and symbolism for me. And I wouldn’t have paid it any attention if it had happened only a handful of times… but that wasn’t the case.

Thankfully, there were still a number of superb pieces to take my mind off the negative factors in this collection. So here are some of those:

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Your Soul is a River 7-- bookspoilsThe above one gave me chills!

 

Your Soul is a River 8-- bookspoilsIconic.

 

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I admire the above one so much because it reminds me of one of my favorite scenes in My Mad Fat Diary with Rae and her therapist, Kester:

I’m all tears.

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Overall, this was a dashing poetry collection with a good number of gems sprinkled throughout to keep me satisfied. In the end, however, something just didn’t click with me, and it ultimately failed in capturing a place in my heart.

3/5 stars

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