• Fierce Fairytales

  • Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul
  • By: Nikita Gill
  • Narrated by: Nikita Gill
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)

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Fierce Fairytales

By: Nikita Gill
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Publisher's summary

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 audiobook, 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.

©2018 Nikita Gill (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Simply Magical

I was completely enchanted listening to "Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul" by Nikita Gill. Her dark and haunting reimaginings of classic fairytales transform princesses and damsels in distress into strong, ferocious, sylvan beings infused with wild, arcane power and the primeval magic of womanhood. I LOVED it!

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phenomenal

everything about this collection is stunning, but to also hear it in the authors own voice and at her own pace was the icing on the cake. loved every bit of this!

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Utterly Amazing

This was a fantastic retelling of the fairy tales we’re spoon fed from birth. Take everything you were told, shake it up, and tell it how it actually went. Hot damn, this was amazing.

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I was not prepared!

I was just looking for a quick listen as I was working. I was not prepared for how absolutely beautiful and honest these poems are. There were moments where I need to stop and cry and other moments I felt like she had looked into my life and put a magnifying glass to my insecurities.

I loved how she would take simple fairy tales and give a perspective for each character. Other times it is very clearly about something current.

Absolutely gorgeous and highly recommended!

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Really lovely

I'd walk & listen & mentally dog-ear many pages with love the pictures she painted with words.
If you love fractured fairy tales, this is a good one. I loved alternative viewpoints and the readers cadence.
it takes a minute to understand the structure of the book. I do wish it maybe read the number, but I also think it could be distracting because their so short.

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Beautiful!!

"And darling I hope you remember
To kiss the ghosts goodnight
They are only older versions of you
That you have had to discard and forget.."

Nikita Gill is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. These poems are beautiful and empowering, and hearing the author read them was truly a delight!

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Magical.

Nikita Gill fuses myth, magic, allegory. I will listen to this often. Looking forward to your next batch of poems.

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Beautifully written!

Its amazing! Its a modern retelling of fairytales as poetry. It makes you sad, makes you motivated, and makes you think. It took me a little to get through the audiobook but it was definitely worth it and it was a good read. I’m glad that i did not DNF this book. It was really good and the narrator kept you listening, thinking, and gave you a new mindset for the fairy tails

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Unique Stories

Very interesting. Listened at 15 min increments before bed. Beautiful narrator. Not good for little ones.

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A great read!

I loved this book so much I went out and bought it. It has healed my heart, and dried my tears! So worth the listen & buy!

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