Another week has been and gone. And you know what that means, it is time for another book review! this week it is the turn of another poetry collection. So, here is my review for Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill. So, let’s do this!
This was an incredibly unique and unusual collection. But, it wasn’t quite what I was expecting it to be. I did enjoy it, but not as much as I was hoping too. in fact, I was a little bit underwhelmed by it.
Some of the poems (and short stories) I loved. Particularly those towards the end of the book. there were a few that really hit home and stuck with me. For instance, the one about eating disorders was done perfectly. It was really hard hitting and made you think. There were a few poems in this collection that were just perfectly done. And while the whole book did succeed in its goal of bringing feminism to Fairytales, I don’t necessarily feel that it did it brilliantly. Sometimes it did do it perfectly, but there were times I was left pretty unsatisfied by it. I just felt like it could don more and be better. for instance, I found that there was a fair bit of man hating in this book, which is not feminism, and is not okay. Feminism is about equality, not demonising all men. I was just a bit disappointed at times. There were some poems in this collection that did do it well, but it wasn’t the majority. At least not in my opinion. I was left wanting more.
I felt like this book could have been so much more then it was. with a little more work it could have been amazing. I wanted it to address the bigger issues more and work them into the Fairytales a bit better. It is a shame really because it is a fantastic idea and everything in this book is so beautifully written. I cannot fault the writing. It just needed a little bit more.
Please don’t get me wrong, it isn’t unpleasant to read. in fact, I did enjoy reading it. and there where at least 30 stories/poems that I tabbed because I liked the message or sound of just generally liked it. it was by no means a bad collection. I just feel like it had so much potential and it could have been amazing and awe-inspiring but it just fell short. it didn’t reach its full potential in my opinion. It could have been so much more then it ended up being.
All in all, I wanted to love this book, I really did, but for me it was just okay. I wanted it to live up to its potential and it just didn’t. disappointed
3 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read Fierce Fairytales? What’s your opinion on Nikita Gill? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.