Friday, September 4, 2015

The Time Garden: A Review

A dazzlingly beautiful coloring book for all ages, The Time Garden will sweep you away into a whimsical cuckoo clock–inspired world, created in intricate pen and ink by the internationally best-selling Korean artist Daria Song. 

Journey through the doors of a mysterious cuckoo clock into its inky innerworkings to discover a magical land of clock gears, rooftops, starry skies, and giant flying owls—all ready for you to customize with whatever colors you can dream up.

Cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll wonder, was it all a dream?

The Time Garden features extra-thick craft paper, ideal for non bleed-through coloring, and the jacketed cover with flaps is removable and colorable. Special gold-foil stamping on the cover and spine and a To/From page make it perfect for gifting to adults and kids alike.

Coloring books have been around for years, but adult coloring books have been on the rise. Selling out everywhere, new ones popping up everywhere. The Time Garden is my first adult coloring book, and now I can see why everyone loves them. They may not have a lot of text to them but the beautiful and intricate pages will tell the story for you.

Daria Songs artwork is beyond beautiful on each page, each page going from a simple to a complicated design. Also what I like is that adult coloring books have endless pages to color. I mean by that you can take off the dust jacket, and color on the back of that. And you can color on the main cover of the book. Adult coloring books may be a bit pricier then your normal coloring book, but I think it is so worth the money you spend and the time you give.

I didn’t want to stop coloring it such a relaxing and stress relieving process for me. Such a great item.

If your interested or want to know anything about this or any up coming projects by the Artist and the Author of this book Daria Song you can check out her website.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Never Said: A Review

In this contemporary YA novel by bestselling author Carol Lynch Williams (The Chosen One), fifteen-year-old fraternal twins Annie and Sarah are sisters, but that is where their interaction ends. Then Annie begins to withdraw from the family, forcing Sarah to investigate why-and the secret she uncovers changes their relationship forever.
Never Said explores not only the effects of abuse but also our world's reliance on self, beauty, and other people's perceptions. With themes of forgiveness, love, sacrifice, and hope woven throughout the story, teens and other fans of young adult fiction will be drawn to this story of two sisters who must find a way to come together and find the healing they both need.

Carol Lynch Williams gives us an inside look into troubled families secrets. Never Said is about twins who are total opposites from each other, Sarah is shy and has an extreme case of social anxiety, and is masked by her sisters shadow. Annie is a beauty queen, popular school, until something happens. She is no longer popular, no longer beautiful, in her parents eyes.
This book I thought was written on some good subjects like bullying, fat shamming. I do think young adult contemporary needs more of. I think it would really related to a lot of teens now.
The one problem I had was the ending, the secret, the end I thought was kind of predictable. It was like Annie would hint but would never finish the story or tell it all the way. So when the secret was revealed, I felt like I already saw it coming. The story was a fast read, sad and heart warming at the same time. A story of two sisters love for each other, and protecting each other.

I received this book for my honest review from the BookLook program. (