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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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A wonderful collection

A beautiful collection of works that leave you thinking about yourself and society. Read, listen.

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New Favorite Poetry!

If you are tired of the old archetypal stories of damsels in distress and princess locked in towers, or witches cast as evil, then this book is for you! Each poem/story is poignant and powerful, rewriting the stories of the past and making way for a new paradigm to emerge in the collective consciousness.

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creative

Loved hearing the author's voice but some stories could've been read more lively. stories were creative and thoughtful.