Adult Coloring Book Reviews

The Mysterious Mansion (English Edition)

Written by coloringqueen
The Mysterious Mansion by Daria Song

I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the product or the content of my review.

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on 12/02/2019
Style: color inspiration images, double page printing, Interactive, Paper: medium quality
Pages: 112
Format: Card cover with fold out, Glue & Stitched
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four-half-stars
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An activity book that follows the story of a young girl who finds herself lost inside a mysterious mansion.
Daria Song brings her creative storytelling approach to a new, 4-color activity book. A young girl, playing in the countryside, enters a mysterious mansion and must solve a variety of puzzles and riddles to get out. With a range of different activities—from dot-to-dot, to intricate mazes, to optical illusions and coloring pages—this dazzling interactive book is a new twist on adult coloring and activity. 

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The Mysterious Mansion by Daria Song was first released in Korea back in November 2017. You can see my review of it here.

Unlike Daria’s other coloring books, The Time Chamber, The Time Garden and The Night Voyage, the Mysterious Mansion is not a true coloring book.

There are pages to color, games to play and things that you can cut out. Best of all, in the English edition, I can actually understand what the activies are!

At the introduction, you are encouraged to follow the young girl through the book and use your own imagination to create a story. The young girl always reminds me of Daria herself. I love the way that a similar looking young girl features in all Daria’s books for consistency.

Working your way through the book by coloring, completing open spaces and completing puzzles. You will find dot to dot to connect, puzzles, paper dolls, and games. At the start of each chapter you are told of the activities and what you need to do. Of course, you can be a total rebel and ignore the interactive aspect and just color 🙂

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I can't sit for an hour with my preggobelly😂 I want to draw again!!🖌 #태교여행 다녀와서 급 컨디션난조🤰🏻 9개월까지도 운동도 계속하고 뛰어다니고 날라다녔는데 오늘부터는 뭔가 예닮이가 가만히 쉬라고 싸인을 주는 것 같다. 돌덩이처럼 배가 딱딱.. 몇시간이고 가만히 앉아서 그림그리던 일이 먼 옛날 이야기 같음!! 지금은 앉아있음 애기가 자기 좁다고..태동으로 누우라고 신호를 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 빨리 다시 그림그리고 싶다🖌. . #미스터리맨션 #두뇌게임 #컬러링북 #숨은그림찾기 #미로찾기 #틀린그림찾기 #스도쿠 등 다양한 게임들을 책 한 권에🎈#WIP of #TheMysteriousMansion 🕰. Drawn with inkpen and #watercolor 🖋🖌 . . . Copyright © 2017 #DariaSong / all rights reserved. . 🏚 (The international English edition will be published this year🙌🏻) . #watercolor #Coloringbook #시간의정원 #그림그리기 #컬러링북 #손그림 #일러스트 #illustration #colouringbook #coloringforadults #TheTimeGarden #drawing #art #드로잉 #스케치 #그림스타그램 #penillust #세밀화 #수채화

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As most readers know, I am a huge fan of Daria Song. I often just look at her Instagram page and admire her colored artwork on coloring pages, china and especially her collages. In The Mysterious Mansion the illustrations for the games and puzzles are so incredibly detailed and presented they are an artwork in themselves. I will be inspired by these pre-colored pages for many years.

The English edition has the same content and pages as the Korean edition. The only difference is that the text is in English.

Happy coloring

Lea x

four-half-stars

About Daria Song

Daria Song is an artist and author. She obtained a Masters Degree from Ewha Womans University Graduate School of Fine Art. She has exhibited her work all over the world. Her first adult colouring book, The Time Garden was a best seller. She currently lives in Korea.

About the author

coloringqueen

I'm Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I'm all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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