185. Skyward- Brandon Sanderson

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Title: Skyward (#1)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

On the Shelves: Young Adult> Sci Fi

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible—assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.(Goodreads 2019)

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184. Fierce Fairytales-Nikita Gill

Title: Fierce Fairytales and Other Stories to Stir Your Soul

Author: Nikita Gill

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

On the Shelves: Non-Fiction/Poetry/Prose

“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.” (Goodreads 2019).

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