BOOK REVIEW: Your Soul Is A River – Nikita Gill

synopsis 

This is a book about the journey of healing from trauma and becoming whole again. Directions: apply to your soul gently, whilst sitting under the stars.

first sentence

What a perfect collision of stars it was

that come together at just the right moment

at just the right time,

to build the incredible thing that is you

my opinion

your_soul_is_a_river_preview_032316I think the first sentence (it’s actually a poem) tells everything about Your Soul Is A River. Perfection!

Okay, let’s start with the cover. It’s perfect. It fits perfectly the content of the book which is all about stars and the universe and the golden spots on the cover makes it even more precious and unique.

When you open the book, you’ll find an overview of the different parts of the book. It looks like the earth and there are single symbols which stand for the different contents of the nine chapters.
I think I have to buy another copy and put these two pages on my wall. They are gorgeous. So gorgeous!

The thing I love the most about this book is that it’s about self love and how you have to treat yourself. You can be sad and you can be wild but never forget that you are amazing. And you deserve someone who knows this as well and who believes in you.

Nikita Gill’s words truly moved me and made me feel special and good.

A lot of poetry books are about heartbreak and how to come over a person who doesn’t love you anymore. Don’t get me wrong, those books can be amazing (like Rania Naim’s All The Words I Should Have Said) but I often do not enjoy them. Maybe it’s because I’ve never experienced the situation but I think it’s so important to love yourself before someone else (most of the time!) and that’s exactly what Nikita Gill wants to express.

While reading, it feels like she is next to you and whispering the words in your head. It feels like she has written these poems just for you because she knows exactly how you’re currently feeling.

Another thing I LOVED about Your Soul Is A River is the comparison with the nature. Don’t matter if it is the earth and her new beginnings or the universe and its stardust which is inside every person. The poems become more real because of the elements everybody knows.

It’s so comforting.

summary

Your Soul Is A River by Nikita Gill is an amazing reminder to love yourself and how important it is.
The story will make you feel special and worth it. It will make you laugh, cry and smile. It will give you the promise to find someone who deserves you. And that is the best thing someone can tell you.

my rating: 4/5 ★

Thought Catalog Books | Digital: $7.99 / Print: $15.99 | 161 pages | published on the 31st of May 2016 ⎪ book cover