“For You, Who has never forgotten the Magic.
It wants you to know, It Remembers You too.”
This lovely reimagining of fairytale classics and spellbinding original tales starts with the line above. It sets the tone for this gorgeous adventure of knowing smiles and gentle tears. Nikita Gill blurs the lines of the old stories we’ve heard since we were children. She introduces us to fearless princesses and independent women who can bring monsters down all by themselves. She also reminds us that fairytales are not only to be discovered, but that we can build our very own.
From “A Universal Truth” (“We all have storms and stories inside our starmade bodies that even the night sky cannot hold”) to “Happily Ever After” (“Thank you for opening your souls to me, my sisters when all others were closed doors”) she masterfully nudges us to rethink wicked witches, big, bad wolves, dragons, and trolls. She helps us realize that not all girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice, and that, perhaps, girls made of “dark lace and witchcraft and a little bit of vice” may be the true queens we have been searching for.
This beautiful book of poems and short stories is the perfect companion to a cup of tea and a lovely evening breeze. I highly recommend you head over to Moondrop Herbals and take a peek through its pages. I can pretty much guarantee you’ll want a copy of your own. Enjoy!