Friday 5 May 2017

Review of Birdy & Fishy, Destination: Freedom by Lily Amis

I am delighted to have the chance to share with you the new release by Lily Amis. She's the mind behind the Read My Mind blogger magazine that launched in April. Here's a little bit about Lily.

Nominated Multi-Genre Author, Blogger and Artist Lily Amis is the Author of “Destination: Freedom” and eleven more books. With her honest memoir she has enjoyed strong media exposure and public interest during the refugee crises in summer 2015. Placements included two features with British newspaper the Daily Mirror as well as interviews with popular UK’s lifestyle websites Female First and Frost Magazine.

Lily Amis had to fight against injustice, prejudice, discrimination and social isolation for almost three decades to become who she is today. An Independent Author living in Switzerland with the goal to entertain and educate readers about important and eye-opening topics in our society with her books and blogger magazine “Read My Mind”.

Her free online magazine is an entertain & educate project by Lily’s Publishing company nasSima design. With passionate and talented Authors and bloggers from all over the world she is inspiring aspiring Authors and readers as well as Indie Artists from all kind of genres such as music, movie and art. The first issue was published on April 4th 2017 and the RMM team is working on the summer issue now.

The symbolic meaning behind “Birdy & Fishy”

This deeply meaningful short, age- and timeless story inspired by the two memoirs Destination: Freedom and Definition of Freedom is a reflection of Lily’s Life in a foreign country.

Fishy’s desperate desire for freedom, a circle of loving friends and a caring family, the feeling of belonging somewhere and of being accepted and integrated, is what many refugees/immigrants feel and struggle with. Some struggle, just for a while, but others for their entire lives. But, as they say, there is always light at the end of the tunnel and this story, with a happy ending, is a good lesson, to never give up on hope, faith, dreams, goals, wishes, and desires, despite the challenging obstacles, of destiny and our selfish, elbow-society! 

My Review:  5 stars
A short, but sweet story about Fishy's desire for freedom, and the way in which Birdy helps her to achieve that. Enjoyable and a nice quick read. I liked it very much, along with the message it sends to the reader in that you don't know how lucky you are until faced with your own privilege, and that there is always hope, you just have to find it.

You can find out more about Lily here on Facebook, Twitter, her blog and her website

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  1. What a lovely post and surprise! :-) Thank you very much Joey. Im so glad that you enjoyed "Birdy & Fishy". Your 5 star Review is much appreciated. Best wishes and keep up the great work! Lots of love, Lily

  2. Great review! Always hope! Always!

  3. Thanks for sharing about Lily and her creations.

  4. It seems that 'Birdy and Fishy' delivers a great message for kids and big kids alike!

  5. I edited this book, so I know what a lovely, little story it is. Great review, Joey.