Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul

Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul

Poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of fairytales poetically retold for a new generation of women.

Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory.

But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Through her gorgeous reimagining of fairytale classics and spellbinding original tales, she dismantles the old-fashioned tropes that have been ingrained in our minds. In this book, gone are the docile women and male saviors. Instead, lines blur between heroes and villains. You will meet fearless princesses, a new kind of wolf lurking in the concrete jungle, and an independent Gretel who can bring down monsters on her own.

Complete with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations by Gill herself, Fierce Fairytales is an empowering collection of poems and stories for a new generation.

Title:Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul
ISBN:9780316420747
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About Nikita Gill

Nikita Gill is a Indian Sikh writer brought up in Gurugram, Haryana in India. In her mid twenties, she immigrated to the South of England and worked as a carer for many years. She enjoys creating paintings, poems, stories, photos, illustrations and other soft, positive things. Her work has appeared in Literary Orphans, Agave Magazine, Gravel Literary Journal, Monkeybicycle, Foliate Oak, MusePiePre


    Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul Reviews

  • Jo (That book-hoarding geek)

    Before I even talk about the content in this book, I just want to express just how much I love the cover. It is so attractive, and I'm afraid I've ran my hands over it countless times, which obviously...

  • Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

    Thank you Hachette Books for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Trust Nikita Gill when she turns classic fairytales in verses and her take about feminism, abuse, mental illness, love an...

  • Schizanthus

    Content warnings include abuse, mental illness, trauma, alcoholism, betrayal, abandonment, bullying and eating disorders.In these short stories and poems you’ll find well known fairytales with insig...

  • Kristy K

    2.5 StarsI wish I could say I loved this more. I follow Gill on Instagram and while I’ve enjoyed her posts there, these longer stories didn’t have the same oomph that her shorter ones do. Many jus...

  • Clemlucian (🏳??🌈the brooding witch)

    ”These days, falling in love is letting your soft, innocent heart get into a car with a dangerous stranger and just praying nothing dreadful happens to it.”⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars Beautiful book filled...

  • Sayo

    After reading the first few pages, I thought for sure that this book was not for me. By the time I got to the end of "The Fable in Thermodynamics" I was officially a Nikita Gill fan.This book is full ...

  • Rachel (rachandbooks)

    "She wears her strength and darkness equally well. The girl has always been half goddess half hell."Empowering. Moving. Tender. Thoughtful. This book of poems and stories is all of that and more. Ther...

  • Carlene Inspired

    Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.I have read many of Nikita Gill's poems and works of prose, so of course I couldn't deny Fierce Fairytales when I happened upon it. The promise of poetr...

  • Bekka

    Was pretty good until halfway through when I noticed it kept recycling its own ideas over and over again. Also one story in here perpetuating the idea that women cannot be their own person while also ...

  • Krissy Hamrick

    Beautiful. Unique. Inspiring. Nikita Gill is probably my favorite poetry artist. This was an amazing book full of self love, understanding, healing, and loving one another. Absolutely perfect....