Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Girl and the Goddess by Nikita Gill

Posted September 23, 2020 by Stephanie in can't-wait wednesday / 12 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.


The Girl and the Goddess by Nikita Gill
Expected publication: October 1st 2020 by Ebury Press

Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose exploring Hindu mythology and legend.

Let her be a little less human, a little more divine
Give her heart armor so it doesn’t break as easily as mine

Meet Paro. A girl with a strong will, a full heart, and much to learn. Born into a family reeling from the ruptures of Partition in India, we follow her as she crosses the precarious lines between childhood, teenage discovery, and realizing her adult self. In the process, Paro must confront fear, desire and the darkest parts of herself in the search for meaning and, ultimately, empowerment.

Nikita Gill’s vivid poetry and beautiful illustrations have captured hearts and imaginations–but in The Girl and the Goddess, she offers us her most personal and deeply felt writing to date: an intimate coming-of-age story told in linked poems that offers a look into the Hindu mythology and rich cultural influences that helped her become the woman she is today.

Doesn’t this look and sound just amazing? I can’t get over how beautiful the cover is and how absolutely fantastic the synopsis sounds. Poetry and Hindu mythology? Can I just give this 5 stars already? Luckily the publication date is not far off. Another reason to love October and autumn!

12 responses to “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Girl and the Goddess by Nikita Gill

  1. I have one of her books sitting on my TBR shelf to read. I just love that she includes mythology in her poetry. I definitely want to read this! I hope you love it when you read it. Have a great week, Stephanie.

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