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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2018-09-11
Publisher: Hachette Books
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI was pretty disappointed with this one. I'll start off by saying that I really enjoy fairy tale retellings and read quite a few ( Wicked, TaleSpins, Ever After High, Wolves and Witches). I love when people put their own twist on a classic, when they r...
I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ‘Heroes are meantto be forged goldenfrom the blaze.’(pg. 14) I was very excited when I got approved for this book. It has all my favorite things in the title: feminism (yay!) and fairytales (yay!). And that cover? S...