Fierce Fairytales : Poems & Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill

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I discovered Nikita Gill through her Instagram poems and I fell in love with them. I was very excited when her new book came out and was greatly thankful when Hachette Books sent me an ARC! 😀  After reading a lot of Instagram Poems trend books, I must say a lot of them are published but it’s rare to have REALLY good books. I’ll make a review of the best ones and the more so-so ones later on.

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MY OPINION

But, for Fierce Fairytales? I LOVE IT.  One of the things I admire in poetry books, is how they organize the concepts and how that order allows us to follow a bigger storyline.

That’s what Nikita Gill succeeded to do. We started out with the Universe and slowly but surely, a whole fairytale worldbuiding appears in front of us. Each poem is empowering, addicting and very well written. I must warn the readers that a lot of them are what I call short messages or even short stories for they are conceived as a prose and not a poem. The whole book can be call fairytale retelling where the characters are seen as humans and it’s for girls to take their destinies in hands.

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For most of the content itself, it’s pretty solid from beginning to end. What I despised in poetry books is when they only offer 3 super poems worth framing and the rest of the book is ordinary. Nikita Gill managed to balance every page with a good moral and message, from mental health to girls surviving abuse, she transformed our everyday fairytales into a survival guide for girls all over the world. It will do more than stirring your soul, it will move your heart and make you realize there’s a thin line between heroes and villains, princesses and stepmothers.

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RATING : 4/5

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P.S : I’m seriously the worst blogger ever for not answering all the comments and go blog hopping! T_T I’m very sorry, I didn’t even have time to do my Monthly Wrap Up because of how crazy the month of August was. I’m trying to redo my schedule to refit everything and hopefully I’ll have more time soon!! Please don’t give up on me yet and for those who already did it’s okay I understand XD

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10 comments

  • I had this book in my hands today when I visited the book store. The cover called to me, but I didn’t get it because I was at the store for something specific and was trying to be good. Sounds like I might like it though poetry isn’t really my thing.

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    • Hahahah the cover is really pretty! The book has a lot of little stories not as poems but as prose 😱 I think you may like it ! People who love poetry were disappointed that she inserted those short stories but I liked it 🤩

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  • re: your last paragraph

    This is called “Life”. You are transitioning from one phase to another AND having lot of crap going on (once again, known as Life). We understand. The people who don’t haven’t experienced Life yet. And to be honest, you’ve done a very good job of letting your readers know that life is craptastic at the moment. It’s not like you just stopped posting, you let us know what is going on to affect you. That makes a big difference!

    So to end, I think you’re doing just fine in regards to balancing blogging with everything else.

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    • Thank you so much for understanding Bookstooge! Indeed, I find myself not knowing how to manage all of “Life” for the moment but you’re right I’ll write a post explaining what’s been going on 😃 I did try to keep up and post as regularly as Lashaan but now it’s pretty impossible hahah I’m back to once-twice per week. Like you said, we all experience it sometimes in life and I fully appreciate your support in this matter !

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    • Thank you Tammy !! 😀 I always like to hear when people read something different than what they used to hihi 🙆🏻‍♀️ Hope you like it though 🤩because if not.. LOL #awkward

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  • Should you have time some day, I would like to know what you think of my wednesday wordsday poems… ive been wanting to publish a while now but dont know if itd be good enough.

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