Mini Review

A Day of Mini Reviews

The Book:

Book Title: Vividly Diverse Haikus

Book Author: Tanya Bailey

Page Count: 38

Publishing Date: June 4th, 2016

Publisher: Ardith Publishing

Date Read: October 29th, 2017

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Mini Review:

Vividly Diverse Haikus is a collection of powerful, raw, political poems and emotional verses. Issues of racism, diversity, politics, economy, bullying, and justice can be found within these pages. Some of them were a touch difficult for me to understand, but the emotion and thought provoking ideals behind them really shined through. I would recommend this to lovers of complex, powerful poetry. This is definitely something to pick up and read a few times and think on! I rate it 3.5-4 stars.

“Night chills
My meditation
Inspiration love trance
Emotional heart”


Thank you to the author for sending me a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

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The Book:

side+crop+of+paperback+image+TSTME (1)Book Title: The Red Grouse Tales

Book Author: Leslie W. P. Garland

Page Count: 358

Publishing Date: December 2nd, 2015

Publisher: Self Published

Date Read: October 31st, 2017

Synopsis: Comprising four intriguing novella length contemporary stories, which contain mystery, a hint of the supernatural or paranormal, together with a passing nod towards philosophy and religion – though in these modern fairy or folk tales the fantastic doesn’t happen in some remote fantasy world, but right here in this one, in very ordinary, almost everyday circumstances!


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The Review:

The Red Grouse Tales is a collection of four intriguing, mysterious, campfire like tales. They are thought provoking, with hidden morals and lessons, and a hint of creepiness. These modern folk tales containing philosophical and religious nods are full of depth and dimension, and are definitely worth a read.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed these tales. They are told, each by a separate person, in a group in a campfire type feel, as one would tell scary stories. Each tale began a little slow for me, but then picked up and intrigued me to keep reading. They were deceptively beautiful and full of mystery. They were enchanting and quite detailed. They offered lessons of morality and judgement, and touched on ideas of good vs. evil. They had supernatural aspects to them, and gave me chills several times, while reading them today, on Halloween.

As a whole, I would rate this book 3.5-4 stars. I enjoyed each tale, despite their slow, long winded starts, and I was left deep in thought at the end of each one. The tales, though each unique, fit together seamlessly, and offered a sense of spine-tingling enchantment and intrigue.


Thank you to the author for sending me this free e-copy in exchange for my honest review.

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The Book:

side+crop+of+paperback+image+TSTME (1)Book Title: Adventures In Farland

Book Author: Moshank Relia

Page Count: 70

Publishing Date: October 9th, 2017

Publisher: Rumour Books India

Date Read: October 31st, 2017

Synopsis: Mira Rawat has heard tales of Farland all her life from her mother, who has described the magical place of gnomes, fairies, mermaids and animals, and especially its wondrous festival, the New Moon Party. Now, Mira has been informed by a man named Bushy that she has been invited by Princess Harmonica to attend the party. Bushy also uses a spell to turn her two friends, the mischievous and vexing boys, Bira and Vira, into rats so that they will not disturb the other party guests with their constant fighting and misbehaviour. At midnight, Mira, with Bira and Vira snuggled in her pocket, climbs Gunhill and is picked up by the pilot Starhead and flown in his plane to the party. However, the flight is cut short by a terrible wind, and Starhead is forced to land his plane near the Lost Forest. There, Mira discovers that Farland is in great jeopardy. Another Farland resident, Windman, has been generating great windstorms to prevent the Queen of Witches from reaching Dragon Hill. She intends to release the Dragon of Underhill, chained in its den beneath Dragon Hill, so that Farland will be burned and completely destroyed.

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The Review:

Adventures in Farland is an adorable, imaginative fairy tale. Think Anne of Green Gables using her imagination while playing Candyland! This one holds childhood nostalgia and whimsical enchantment. It is perfect for young children with fanciful imaginations!

I adored this little story. It brought me back to my childhood with imagining fairy tales and and creative stories. I thought this was unique, and perfect for kids who have outgrown picture books, but are still too young for middle grade books. It had plenty of fantasy, magic, adorable story picturres, and such a cute plot! It even had faeries and mermaids! If you have a young child at home, or just love feeling like a kid again, this one is for you!

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Thank you to the author for sending me this free e-copy in exchange for my honest review!

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23 thoughts on “A Day of Mini Reviews

  1. I haven’t read any of these books! I don’t read much poesy honestly . I love these mini reviews but it’s always a challenge to do a book justice in so few words. Congrats!

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      1. Look up some books by Claressa Swensen. Her pictures books are adorable and would be great for your 4 year old. I will be posting a review on 3 of her books soon with videos of my sister in law reading them to her youngest and her babysitting group!

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