Sparkle & Shine: 108 M.A.N.T.R.A.s to Brighten Your Day and Lighten Your Way
Sparkle & Shine is a handbook that sets out to inspire the reader to embrace their magic within through the practice of M.A.N.T.R.A.s, or reinforced positive affirmations. This book offers a supplement to the wisdom in my guide, the award-winning The Magical Guide to Bliss, Daily Key to Unlock Your Dreams, Spirit & Inner Bliss; it keeps the reader moving forward on their hero’s journey with daily tools to help with their amazing transformation. With this, get ready to add a meditative mantra practice to brighten your day and lighten your way. Time to manifest the life of your dreams and get inspired to come alive to the wonderful possibilities that await you! So, let’s continue the journey with this Sparkle & Shine handbook and develop a new uplifting affirmation practice, one M.A.N.T.R.A. at a time. We got this!
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 7.25 out of 10
Idea: Nocero's collection of mantras is upbeat, encouraging, and extensive. A lack of information about when and how to apply them somewhat prohibits readers from using them to their full potential.
Prose/Style: Nocero's prose is conversational, optimistic, and easy-to-understand. The inclusion of additional content to the mantras adds a personal touch. At times, though, the mantras can become repetitive in terms of theme and message..
Originality: The mantras are positive, insightful, healing, and expansive. Nocero's drive to help inspire others with optimistic lessons and concepts is powerful, yet at times the messages can grow repetitive and somewhat scattered.
Character Development/Execution: Nocero's love for her readers and her yearning to help them shines through, as does her own success with her teachings. Her optimistic and giving personality is evident in the additional notes interspersed throughout the mantras.
Date Submitted: January 22, 2021