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Beth's Review: Nicky and the Fairy Named Anika (Nicky Hanniky Series Book 1) by Loren Bukovka

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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Released: December 16, 2015

Genre: Children’s Fantasy

Length: 334 pages

Format: ebook, paperback

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This is the story of Nicky Hanniky, a young poet who gets taken to fairy land and has so many interesting adventures she forgets to be sad about her Grandma’s death. Featuring gracious fairies, singing gnomes, and galloping unicorns, this fairy tale is suitable for kids aged 10 to infinity, including grown-ups who wish to revisit fairy land, and romp once again in the forests of friendship and dreams that never die.

Four Boundless Stars

Loren takes readers on a fantasy adventure, complete with fairies, talking birds, gnomes, mermaids and truly evil creatures! It’s a good book to read to younger kids, but a little too advanced for independent reading in the intermediate grades. I would say 13 and up, and the love of fairies and poetry is a requirement.

Nicky is a young girl experiencing grief from the loss of her grandmother, whom was also her rock. “Grandma Vee” inspired her love of poetry and supported her dream of writing. She lost a huge piece of herself when she lost her Grandma and best friend; she finds herself struggling to keep herself inspired and feels she can no longer write.

The summer after, her parents sent her to a Science Camp her family has attended for the last two generations; yes, her grandma went there. This is where she finds herself brought into a secret realm with magical creatures, and a fantasy world beyond her imagination; she hears beautiful stories of “Grandma Vee” from the Fairy queen that loved her like family; in fact, everyone she meets admired her grandmother and has a story, or two, to share. While in this realm; she finds her “dream” again, and a lot more.

Overall, I loved Nicky and the Fairy Named Anika, but I found the grammatical and spelling errors a little distracting. I rate it with 4 Boundless stars.

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