Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai

๐ผ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ ๐’น๐’ถ๐“Ž๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฑ๐’พแป‡๐“‰ ๐’ฉ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐’ฒ๐’ถ๐“‡, ๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐“๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡, ๐ฟ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ฝ, ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐’พ๐“‡๐“…๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‰, ๐’น๐‘’๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐“‚๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐’ป๐‘’๐“‰๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’œ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‡๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ถ. ๐ผ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐“…๐“๐’พ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’น, ๐ฟ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ฝ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‡๐’พ๐“…๐“…๐‘’๐’น ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‚๐“ˆโ€”๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“๐‘’๐’ป๐“‰ ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“‡-๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ƒ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“‡๐“Ž.

๐’ฎ๐’พ๐“ ๐“Ž๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐“๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡, ๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐’น๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐“Š๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ ๐’ฟ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’ฑ๐’พแป‡๐“‰ ๐’ฉ๐’ถ๐“‚ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“Œ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ฏ๐‘’๐“๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ป๐“Š๐‘”๐‘’๐‘’. ๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’น๐‘œ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐“€๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“Œ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Œ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“๐“ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐“๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘œ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“‰๐’พ๐“ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐ฟ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘…๐‘œ๐“Ž, ๐’ถ ๐’ธ๐’พ๐“‰๐“Ž ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“Ž ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐’ท๐’พ๐‘” ๐“‡๐‘œ๐’น๐‘’๐‘œ ๐’น๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‚๐“ˆ, ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘œ ๐’น๐‘’๐’ธ๐’พ๐’น๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“๐“… ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡.

๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐’ฟ๐‘œ๐“Ž๐‘’๐’น ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐ฟ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ฝ. ๐ต๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“๐’พ๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’น๐‘œ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‚๐‘’๐“‚๐’ท๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’พ๐“‡ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‚๐’พ๐“๐“Ž, ๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ฑ๐’พแป‡๐“‰ ๐’ฉ๐’ถ๐“‚, ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐“‡๐“Š๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’น. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐“‰๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‚ ๐’ป๐‘’๐‘’๐“๐“ˆ ๐‘”๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡, ๐ปแบฑ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“๐“ ๐’น๐‘œ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ท๐“‡๐’พ๐’น๐‘”๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐’ถ๐“….

***Synopsis copied from amazon.ca


Genre: Young Adult | Historical Fiction

3 out of 5 stars

Butterfly yellow is a heavy story about the awful kidnappings that happened during the Vietnam War and sits close to home for Thanhha Lai herself. She fled Vietnam during the war with her family and ended up in Alabama, USA.

Knowing the concept of Butterfly Yellow sat so close to her personal life story, right away I thought I was going to be raving about this read.

Although the story is heart wrenching I didn’t enjoy it near as much as I thought I would. Which honestly breaks my heart to say and makes me feel awful, especially being such a thumbnail_IMG_3740raw look into true moments from the past and touching on awful moments that still happen to this day in some countries.

Butterfly Yellow had huge potential to be an extremely powerful story.

The first 70-80 pages of this book started off amazing with Hang finally reaching the US to find her brother, who she believed to still be in danger. But as Hang met LeeRoy a wonderful young man willing to help Hang in her desperate travels. The story started to fall apart. I found it very choppy and as if details were left out. I was finding myself having a hard time following what was happening, almost as if the plot needed more context. There were also added moments of drama that I felt didn’t need to be in this already overwhelming sad story.

I have heard raving reviews on Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out & Back Again, which is written in verse. There were moments while reading Butterfly Yellow that I felt Lai was almost heading toward writingย  in that format. Maybe that would have brought this read to life for me….. I don’t know.

All this being said, Butterfly Yellow is not an awful novel and many would connect with it on a different level than I have.

I am not upset by any means that I read Butterfly Yellow. It brings attention to events that shouldn’t be ignored or forgotten and if history is an interest of yours at all, than I do suggest you give this one a go.



Thank you so much to HarperCollins Canada & HCC Frenzy for sending this arc my way for review.

Publisher: HarperCollins

Release date: September 3, 2019


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Heart Felt Book Worm

-Nichole

 

 

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Kill River & Kill River 2 by Cameron Roubique

๐™†๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง & ๐™†๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง 2



ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑแดœแดแดแด‡ส€ แด๊œฐ 1983, แด›สœษชส€แด›แด‡แด‡ษด-สแด‡แด€ส€-แดสŸแด… แด„สษดแด…ษช แด€ษดแด… สœแด‡ส€ แด›สœส€แด‡แด‡ ษดแด‡แดก-๊œฐแดแดœษดแด… ๊œฐส€ษชแด‡ษดแด…๊œฑ, ๊œฑแด›แด€แด„ส, แดขแด€แด„แด‹, แด€ษดแด… ส™ส€แด€แด… แด…แด‡แด„ษชแด…แด‡ แด›แด ๊œฑษดแด‡แด€แด‹ แด€แดกแด€ส ๊œฐส€แดแด แด›สœแด‡ษชส€ ๊œฑแดœแดแดแด‡ส€ แด„แด€แดแด˜ ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ แดษชแด…แด…สŸแด‡ แด๊œฐ แด›สœแด‡ ษดษชษขสœแด› ส™ส ส€แด€๊œฐแด›ษชษดษข แด…แดแดกษด แด›สœแด‡ ษดแด‡แด€ส€ส™ส ส€ษชแด แด‡ส€๊œฑ. แด€๊œฐแด›แด‡ส€ ๊œฑแด˜แด‡ษดแด…ษชษดษข แด€ แด›แด‡ษด๊œฑแด‡ ษดษชษขสœแด› สŸแด๊œฑแด› ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ แดกแดแดแด…๊œฑ, แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฐแดแดœส€ แด›แด‡แด‡ษดแด€ษขแด‡ส€๊œฑ ๊œฑแด›แดœแดส™สŸแด‡ ษชษดแด›แด แด€ แดส๊œฑแด›แด‡ส€ษชแดแดœ๊œฑ แดกแด€แด›แด‡ส€ แด˜แด€ส€แด‹ แด›สœแด€แด› แด€แด˜แด˜แด‡แด€ส€๊œฑ แด›แด ส™แด‡ แด„แดแดแด˜สŸแด‡แด›แด‡สŸส แด‡แดแด˜แด›ส.

แด€แด› ๊œฐษชส€๊œฑแด› แด›สœแด‡ส แด€ส€แด‡ แด›สœส€ษชสŸสŸแด‡แด… แด›แด สœแด€แด แด‡ แด›สœแด‡ ส€ษชแด…แด‡๊œฑ แด€สŸสŸ แด›แด แด›สœแด‡แด๊œฑแด‡สŸแด แด‡๊œฑ, แด€แด› สŸแด‡แด€๊œฑแด› แดœษดแด›ษชสŸ แดษดแด‡ แด๊œฐ แด›สœแด‡แด แด…ษช๊œฑแด€แด˜แด˜แด‡แด€ส€๊œฑ. ๊œฑแดแดษด แด›สœแด‡ส แด…ษช๊œฑแด„แดแด แด‡ส€ แด›สœแด€แด› แด›สœแด‡ส แด€ส€แด‡ แด›ส€แด€แด˜แด˜แด‡แด… ษชษด แด›สœแด‡ แด˜แด€ส€แด‹, แด€ษดแด… แด€ แด…แด€ส€แด‹ ๊œฐษชษขแดœส€แด‡ ษช๊œฑ ๊œฑแด›แด€สŸแด‹ษชษดษข แด›สœแด‡แด ๊œฐส€แดแด แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑสœแด€แด…แดแดก๊œฑ, แด˜ษชแด„แด‹ษชษดษข แด›สœแด‡แด แด๊œฐ๊œฐ แดษดแด‡ ส™ส แดษดแด‡. แดษดแด„แด‡ ษดษชษขสœแด› ๊œฐแด€สŸสŸ๊œฑ, แด„สษดแด…ษช แดกษชสŸสŸ สœแด€แด แด‡ แด›แด ๊œฐษชษขสœแด› แด›แด แด‡๊œฑแด„แด€แด˜แด‡ แด›สœแด‡ แด˜แด€ส€แด‹, แด€ แดแด€๊œฑแด‹แด‡แด… แดแด€ษดษชแด€แด„, แด€ษดแด… แด€ สŸษชแด ษชษดษข ษดษชษขสœแด›แดแด€ส€แด‡.

*** Synopsis copied from amazon.ca

5 out of 5 stars – for both

Cameron has done it! He is a new favourite author of mine.

I honestly had never read a 80’s slasher horror read before. To be honest I never even realised anything such as this existed within sub genres in horror. Until I took part in the BookTube’s: Bloody Beach Readatlong. Thank goodness for this readalong held by incredible BookTubers because I have now found one of my favourite type of reads within horror.

Kill River and Kill River 2 read exactly as 80’s slasher films. The first half is a slower paced read. Giving the perfect moment to introduce the characters, get a feel for their personalities and what they were all about. The plot was described in such perfect detail. I could really envision the scenes and where the characters where in each moment. It also gave me time to pick and choose my favourite characters and not so favourite.

thumbnail_IMG_3674Iย  found myself even before the creepy moments started working around in my head who I thought was going to be killed first and potentially how they were going to die.

You know….just based on your typical slasher film rules. You know … those rules….If you don’t… than I don’t think you are a true slasher films lover!

Cameron’s description for both the characters and the settings were phenomenal and without being overly wordy. I felt as though I was seeing everything Cyndi and her friends where in the moment, right down to the beautifully landscaped water park decorated with the perfect wildflowers and other designs. Now this may become to hard for some to read when the murder scenes start. They did get extremely gruesome at times, so be sure you have a good strong stomach…. I can’t stress this enough.

These reads are not for everyone. But if you want to experience some of that 80’s slasher film nostalgic feels be sure to pick up both Kill River and its amazing sequel Kill River 2.


“๐•‚๐•š๐•๐• โ„๐•š๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•’ ๐•จ๐•š๐•๐•• ๐•จ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ก๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ ๐•ฃ๐•š๐••๐•– ๐•—๐•š๐•๐•๐•–๐•• ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•“๐•๐• ๐• ๐••, ๐•˜๐• ๐•ฃ๐•–, ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ‘๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜๐•ค ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•๐•˜๐•š๐•’. ๐•Š๐•๐•’๐•ค๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•—๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•›๐• ๐•š๐•”๐•–, ๐• ๐•๐•• ๐•ค๐•”๐•™๐• ๐• ๐• ๐•™๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•“๐•’๐•”๐•œ!”


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Gruesomeย Book Worm

-Nichole

 

 

Fat Camp by James Sabata

๐…๐€๐“ ๐‚๐€๐Œ๐


๐’๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“, ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐‚๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ ๐–๐šลกรญฤ๐ฎ, ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐œ๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐.๐๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฉ ๐Œ๐œ๐‚๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ฌ; ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐ ๐ ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐๐ž๐ž๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ž. ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐š ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐๐š๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š๐œ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ-๐›๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ฌ, ๐๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐จ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐๐จ๐ฎ๐›๐ญโ€ฆ โ€ฆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š ๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ญ๐ž.

*** Synopsis copied from amazon.ca

5 out of 5 stars

The slasher horror read with a deep underlining story.

Fat Camp was brilliant.

Phillip had lost so much in his close family life. Decides its time to do better by himself, runs off to camp Wasicu to lose weight. Only to lose much more than what he signed up for. Yet the strength that builds within Phillip is inspiring. He himself is a force to be reckoned with.

thumbnail_IMG_3665The slasher moments within Fat Camp were well done. They reminded me of a true slasher film. Quick, unexpected and shocking. Also not over the top, quiet realistic which only added to the chill factor.

I know the focus for most while reading this book is the murder scenes but I couldn’t help but get pulled right into the character growth as well. Existing relationships that flourished and new relationships launched. All while getting your quench of shocking, gory moments.

Moral of the story with Fat Camp. Don’t mess around with others, be careful how you wrong people. You never know who will decide to get an awful revenge!

Fat Camp was the perfect edition to my summer reads! Thank goodness my son was back from his summer camp long before I read this.

I would highly recommend this read. Sneak it in before our summer is completely gone.



“๐”ฝ๐•š๐•๐•๐•–๐•• ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•’๐•๐•๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•Š๐•๐•’๐•ค๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•—๐•š๐•๐•ž๐•ค ๐• ๐•— ๐•ช๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ช๐•–๐•’๐•ฃ, ๐”ฝ๐•’๐•ฅ โ„‚๐•’๐•ž๐•ก ๐••๐•–๐•๐•š๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•™๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฃ, ๐•™๐•ฆ๐•ž๐• ๐•ฃ, ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•’ ๐•๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ฅ๐•๐•– ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•“ ๐• ๐•— ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•๐•˜๐•š๐•’ ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ช๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•– ๐•จ๐•™๐•  ๐•˜๐•ฃ๐•–๐•จ ๐•ฆ๐•ก ๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•ค๐•๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ๐•๐•ช ๐•’๐•—๐•ฃ๐•’๐•š๐•• ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐••๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ.”



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Gory Book Worm

-Nichole

Cold Storage by David Koepp

แดกสœแด‡ษด แด˜แด‡ษดแด›แด€ษขแดษด ส™ษชแดแด›แด‡ส€ส€แดส€ แดแด˜แด‡ส€แด€แด›ษชแด แด‡ ส€แดส™แด‡ส€แด›แด แด…ษชแด€แดข แดกแด€๊œฑ ๊œฑแด‡ษดแด› แด›แด ษชษดแด แด‡๊œฑแด›ษชษขแด€แด›แด‡ แด€ ๊œฑแดœ๊œฑแด˜แด‡แด„แด›แด‡แด… ส™ษชแดแด„สœแด‡แดษชแด„แด€สŸ แด€แด›แด›แด€แด„แด‹, สœแด‡ ๊œฐแดแดœษดแด… ๊œฑแดแดแด‡แด›สœษชษดษข ๊œฐแด€ส€ แดกแดส€๊œฑแด‡: แด€ สœษชษขสœสŸส แดแดœแด›แด€แด›ษชแด แด‡ แดส€ษขแด€ษดษช๊œฑแด แด„แด€แด˜แด€ส™สŸแด‡ แด๊œฐ แด‡xแด›ษชษดแด„แด›ษชแดษด-สŸแด‡แด แด‡สŸ แด…แด‡๊œฑแด›ส€แดœแด„แด›ษชแดษด. สœแด‡ แด„แดษดแด›แด€ษชษดแด‡แด… ษชแด› แด€ษดแด… ส™แดœส€ษชแด‡แด… ษชแด› ษชษด 41U-fNNw6mLแด„แดสŸแด… ๊œฑแด›แดส€แด€ษขแด‡ แด…แด‡แด‡แด˜ ส™แด‡ษดแด‡แด€แด›สœ แด€ สŸษชแด›แด›สŸแด‡-แดœ๊œฑแด‡แด… แดษชสŸษชแด›แด€ส€ส ส€แด‡แด˜แด๊œฑษชแด›แดส€ส.

ษดแดแดก, แด€๊œฐแด›แด‡ส€ แด…แด‡แด„แด€แด…แด‡๊œฑ แด๊œฐ ๊œฐแด‡๊œฑแด›แด‡ส€ษชษดษข ษชษด แด€ ๊œฐแดส€ษขแดแด›แด›แด‡ษด ๊œฑแดœส™-ส™แด€๊œฑแด‡แดแด‡ษดแด›, แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑแด˜แด‡แด„ษชแดแด‡ษด สœแด€๊œฑ ๊œฐแดแดœษดแด… ษชแด›๊œฑ แดกแด€ส แดแดœแด› แด€ษดแด… ษช๊œฑ แดษด แด€ สŸแด‡แด›สœแด€สŸ ๊œฐแด‡แด‡แด…ษชษดษข ๊œฐส€แด‡ษดแดขส. แดษดสŸส แด…ษชแด€แดข แด‹ษดแดแดก๊œฑ สœแดแดก แด›แด ๊œฑแด›แดแด˜ ษชแด›.


4 out of 5 stars

If you know anything about David Koepp or have read up on him. Koepp is an American screenwriter and director. Best known for his work on Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Panic Room and War of Worlds.

I could completely see Cold Storage being adapted into film. It absolutely read like a movie setting.

You start off with your flash back into 1987, where you are introduced to the organism and find out just how much destruction it can cause.

Flash forward into the modern day and in comes new characters that are completely in the dark and have no idea what exactly is in the sub-level of this building or the awful things that happened decades ago.

Until the story takes a harsh turn, bringing the experienced together with the inexperienced in a rush to save humanity.

The reason for me knocking 1 star from my rating was how slow the plot and character growth was, at least after the original impressive flash back in 1987. The next few chapters seem to drag on a bit. Also some content in my opinion felt like unneeded story filler. But I tell you, once you get through the slow gap in the first half of the book it really starts picking up.

thumbnail_IMG_3406Cold Storage becomes chilling. I felt I couldn’t put the book down until I knew exactly what happened and if the trio was successful.

The outcome was exactly what I was hoping for and that is not always the case when reading a book. This was very refreshing.

If you are a lover of scifi, horror, mystery, thriller. I think you will devour Cold Storage.

I would love to see Cold Storage on the big screen one day.


Thank you so much to HarperCollins Canada for sending this arc my way for review.

Publisher: Ecco

Release date: September 3, 2019

Only a couple weeks away! Mark your calendars. You don’t want to miss out on Cold Storage.


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Terrifed Book Worm

-Nichole

Cannibal Nuns From Outer Space! by Duncan P. Bradshaw

The B movie… That went straight to book


“TIME FOR YOUR DOOM, PRIEST!”…

“Seriously, are you sponsored by a company called Doom?…”Do you get a percentage every time you say it?”



๐š†๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐šŠ๐š— ๐šŽ๐š—๐šŒ๐šข๐šŒ๐š•๐š˜๐š™๐šŠ๐šŽ๐š๐š’๐šŒ ๐š”๐š—๐š˜๐š ๐š•๐šŽ๐š๐š๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š”๐šŽ, ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐šŽ๐šก๐šŒ๐š•๐šž๐šœ๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐šœ๐šœ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŒ๐š‘๐šž๐š›๐šŒ๐š‘’๐šœ ๐šœ๐š๐š˜๐šŒ๐š”๐š™๐š’๐š•๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š ๐š‘๐š˜๐š•๐šข ๐š ๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š™๐š˜๐š—๐šœ, ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™พ๐š›๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š˜๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐™ฒ๐š›๐š’๐š–๐šœ๐š˜๐š— ๐š๐š˜๐šœ๐šŠ๐š›๐šข ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š—๐š๐š•๐š’๐š—๐šŽ ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŽ๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐š—๐šŠ๐š• ๐š ๐šŠ๐š› ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š๐š ๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š— ๐š๐š˜๐š˜๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐š’๐š•. ๐š†๐š‘๐šŽ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š’๐š’๐šœ ๐š›๐šŽ๐š™๐šŽ๐š•๐š•๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐šŽ๐š–๐š˜๐š—๐š’๐šŒ ๐š™๐š˜๐šœ๐šœ๐šŽ๐šœ๐šœ๐š’๐š˜๐š—, ๐š“๐šž๐š๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐šž๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š’๐šŒ๐š’๐š๐šข ๐š˜๐š ๐šœ๐šž๐š™๐š™๐š˜๐šœ๐šŽ๐š ๐š–๐š’๐š›๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š•๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š˜๐š› ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š’๐š—๐šŠ๐š• ๐šœ๐šŠ๐šข ๐š˜๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š•๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š˜๐š ๐š‹๐šž๐š—๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šŠ๐š ๐šŒ๐š‘๐šž๐š›๐šŒ๐š‘ ๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ, ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š›๐š๐šŠ๐š—๐š’๐šœ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—’๐šœ ๐š–๐šŽ๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ ๐šœ๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š›๐š’๐š๐š’๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š’๐š› ๐š˜๐š ๐š— ๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š๐š˜๐š– ๐š๐š˜ ๐š”๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š™ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š ๐š˜๐š›๐š•๐š ๐šœ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ.

๐™ต๐šŠ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐™ต๐š•๐šข๐š—๐š—, ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š™ ๐š˜๐š™๐šŽ๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š„๐™บ, ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š— ๐š›๐šŽ๐šœ๐š™๐š˜๐š—๐šœ๐š’๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐šŠ ๐š—๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐š˜๐š ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐š™๐š›๐š˜๐š๐š’๐š•๐šŽ ๐š๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šœ. ๐™ถ๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š— ๐šŠ๐š— ๐šž๐š•๐š๐š’๐š–๐šŠ๐š๐šž๐š–, ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š–๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š˜๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š๐š ๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š— ๐š›๐šŽ๐š๐šž๐š›๐š—๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š˜๐š•๐š ๐š“๐š˜๐š‹ ๐š˜๐š ๐š™๐š›๐šŽ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŸ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š•๐šŠ๐šœ๐š ๐š–๐š’๐šŒ๐š›๐š˜๐š๐š’๐šŒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š–๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐šŽ ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŒ๐š‘๐šž๐š›๐šŒ๐š‘’๐šœ ๐š•๐š’๐š‹๐š›๐šŠ๐š›๐šข, ๐š˜๐š› ๐šœ๐šž๐š‹๐š–๐š’๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐š–๐šœ๐šŽ๐š•๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š›๐šŽ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š‹๐š’๐š•๐š’๐š๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—.

๐šˆ๐šŽ๐š ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐š’๐š• ๐š๐š˜๐šŽ๐šœ๐š—’๐š ๐š๐šŠ๐š”๐šŽ ๐šŠ ๐š๐š’๐šŒ๐š”๐šŽ๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š ๐šŠ๐š’๐š ๐š’๐š— ๐š•๐š’๐š—๐šŽ, ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š—๐š—๐š’๐š‹๐šŠ๐š• ๐š—๐šž๐š—๐šœ ๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š– ๐š˜๐šž๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐šœ๐š™๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐š•๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š’๐š› ๐šŠ๐š—๐š—๐šž๐šŠ๐š• ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š›๐šŸ๐šŽ๐šœ๐š. ๐™ฒ๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ต๐š•๐šข๐š—๐š— ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐š–๐šœ๐šŽ๐š•๐š ๐šœ๐š˜๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐šŽ๐š—๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š›๐šŽ๐š™๐šŽ๐š• ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š’๐š› ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐š’๐š• ๐š–๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—๐šœ? ๐™พ๐š› ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐šŠ๐š—๐š˜๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š’๐š๐šข๐š•๐š•๐š’๐šŒ ๐™ฑ๐š›๐š’๐š๐š’๐šœ๐š‘ ๐šŸ๐š’๐š•๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š—๐šž๐š—’๐šœ ๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ๐š ๐š‹๐šž๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š?

๐™พ๐š—๐šŽ ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š›๐š๐šŠ๐š’๐š—, ๐š๐š˜ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š–, ๐™ต๐šŠ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐™ต๐š•๐šข๐š—๐š— ๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š”๐š’๐šŒ๐š” ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š‹๐š’๐š.



“The Holy snot of the South.”



5 out of 5 stars

Cannibal Nuns From Outer Space is truly one of a kind.

The nuns are a force to be reckoned with……….“That is one ugly mother…”

Father Flynn is a bad-ass in his own……….“Anyone out of the Old Testament, Beards were very much in vogue back then.”

With all the trash, all the cheese (and I don’t mean cheap ass cheese, I am talking the high end, expensive stinky cheese) and gut wrenching laughs. This is a grade A classy book for anyone’s book shelves. I don’t think I have had so much fun reading something in a very long time. Now this book is not for everyone, but if you have a tremendous sense of humour, you don’t mind a bit of crude content and are up for a little bit of gore splashed with a whole lot of hilarious moments, look no further!… Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space is for you.

5126kcuRgmL._SY346_Now not only is the guts of the book fan-freaking-tastic but the physical book is glorious! Depending on the edition you get….(may I suggest the Hardcover special edition copy). The book reads just as a B movie. You get the play button, movie previews (which all need to be brought to book), movie posters. Then of course you have a soundtrack and end credits. Now if you go the route I suggested and get the hard cover special edition you also receive alternate endings and a few other little jazzy features.

Find out if Father Flynn saves the day. See if you can spot which Nun’s are good vs evil. Spend some one on one time with Phil De Hole and fall in love with Albie.ย 



So happy that I read Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space with my fellow BookTubers. This has easily become one of my most talked about favourites in my 2019 reading year.



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Fellow Albie Loverย 

-Nichole

Beds Are For Flowers by R.K. Gold

๐€ ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ข๐๐๐ฅ๐ž-๐ ๐ซ๐š๐๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ, ๐›๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž

๐’ž๐“๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐“๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐’น๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ. ๐ต๐‘’๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“‡๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“๐’น ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“๐‘œ๐“‡, ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’๐“๐“Ž ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’น๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ. ๐ธ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘…๐‘’๐’ถ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐‘’๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“๐‘œ๐’ธ๐“€๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“…๐’ถ๐“‡๐’ถ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐‘’, thumbnail_IMG_3323.jpg๐’ฝ๐“Š๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐’น๐’พ๐’น๐“ƒโ€™๐“‰ ๐’น๐’พ๐‘’, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ธ๐“€ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘”๐“‡๐‘’๐“Œ ๐“Œ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“€ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“‰๐’พ๐“ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐’น ๐“ƒ๐‘œ ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐’พ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‚ ๐’น๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‡๐‘œ๐’ถ๐’น ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐ธ๐“ƒ๐’น.

๐ป๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐’น ๐’ท๐‘’๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ธ๐“€ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ถ ๐“๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‚๐‘’, ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“€๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐’พ๐“๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐ธ๐“ƒ๐’น, ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐’ป๐’ป๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐’น ๐“Ž๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ƒ ๐“๐’พ๐’ป๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“€๐‘’๐’น ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐‘”๐“Š๐’พ๐’น๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ž๐“๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’โ€™๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡, ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐‘’๐“๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“๐“‚.

๐’ž๐“๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’, ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“๐“… ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ท๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ป๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ฒ๐’ถ๐“€๐‘œ๐’ท๐’ถ, ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ฅ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐’พ, ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘œ๐“Œ๐‘’๐“‡๐’ป๐“Š๐“ ๐‘…๐‘’๐’น ๐‘…๐‘’๐’ถ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡, ๐’ฟ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ƒ-๐’ท๐‘’๐“‰๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘…๐‘’๐’ถ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฏ๐“‡๐‘’๐‘’ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐’ป๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‡๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐’ท๐’ถ๐“๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“๐’น.

***Synopsis copied from amazon.ca


Middle Grade

Genre: Fantasy

5 out of 5 stars

Since Beds Are For Flowers is a middle grade read, I had the joy of getting to read this with my eldest son. We both absolutely loved this read and highly recommend it.

R.K. Gold is a indie author I met through BookTube. He has always been so inspirational and really has a way with words. When I heard he had started a middle grade series I knew I had to get my hands on it.

The middle grade world is absolutely saturated with fantasy. Making it extremely hard for an author to release something unique into the mix. Dare I say R.K. did just that! He amazed me with the world of Ganedyn.

Beds Are For Flowers is a beautiful story, with sensational characters that will take your breath away. The thought of being born into a bland, color-less world where each and everyday you are worried for your loved ones. Knowing, by facing your fears you may be able to set the pieces of the puzzle back together. Changing things for the best out come possible.

We were hooked! Eager to find out if Clarence, Jesse and Wakoba succeeded in their journey.

I often say that indie authors write some incredible gems. I can’t stress enough how important it is to support indie authors. Trust me, you may find your next top favourite read.

Be sure to check out this series by R.K. Gold!



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Colorful Book Worm

-Nichole

The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

๐’ฒ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ท๐‘’๐“๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐’น ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐“Ž, ๐ป๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐’ฝ, ๐“๐‘’๐’ป๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐’ถ ๐“‰๐“‡๐’ถ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐“Š๐“‚๐“‚๐‘’๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช, ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ-๐“Ž๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡-๐‘œ๐“๐’น ๐’ฅ๐‘œ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“๐“Ž๐“ƒ ๐ป๐‘œ๐“๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’น๐‘’๐“‹๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐’น. ๐ป๐’ถ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘’๐’น ๐’ท๐“Ž ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ, ๐’ฅ๐‘œ ๐‘”๐“‡๐‘’๐“Œ ๐“Š๐“… ๐’ท๐’พ๐“‰๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’น๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰, ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“Š๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž ๐“๐‘’๐’ป๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“…๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐ฟ๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’ ๐ป๐’ถ๐“๐“, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’พ๐“‡ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐’น๐‘’๐’น ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐’ธ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‰๐’พ๐’ธ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’, ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น.

๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‡๐“‰๐“Ž ๐“Ž๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ˆ ๐“๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡, ๐’ฅ๐‘œ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‰๐“Š๐“‡๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡๐’ธ๐‘’๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Š๐’ท๐“๐‘’๐’น ๐“‡๐‘’๐“๐’ถ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“… ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡. ๐ต๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ฝ๐“Š๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‚๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐’ธ๐’ธ๐’พ๐’น๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ ๐“๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’, ๐’ฅ๐‘œ ๐’ท๐‘’๐‘”๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“†๐“Š๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“€๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“Œ.

๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“๐“…๐‘’๐’ธ๐“‰๐‘’๐’น ๐“‹๐’พ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“€๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐’ธ๐“€๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’น๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ฅ๐‘œโ€™๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“๐’น ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’น๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Ž๐‘’๐’น ๐’ถ๐‘”๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ. ๐’Ÿ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“…๐’พ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘’๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐’ถ๐“…๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐“Ž, ๐’ฅ๐‘œ ๐“‚๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘œ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐“Ž ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ, ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐“Ž ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“๐‘’๐’ป๐“‰, ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐’ป ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐“‡๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ƒ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡โ€ฆ

***Synopsis copied from amazon.ca


4 out of 5 stars

I was hooked from the very first sentence!

I have heard so many amazing things about Gilly’s writing.ย Personally this was my first read by her. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will for sure be check out more of her work in the near future.

Gilly had a fascinating concept, executed it perfectly and brought it to life.

thumbnail_IMG_3295Both the plot and character growth was brilliant throughout. Gilly knows exactly how to set an eerie vibe while keeping the characters completely relate-able. The moment I figured I knew exactly what was happening and who was to blame there was a shift causing me to question all of my original thoughts.

I found The Nanny extremely consumable, itching to know who the criminal was.

Now you may be wondering how I could love it so much but only have given it a 4 out of 5 stars. The Nanny was written from multiple perspectives and although I love reading novels written in this form. Moments within someones story line it would jump back and forth between the current time and the past, with a choppy transition. Not wanting to be confused, this caused me to go back and re-read a few times. Or I would keep reading in hopes that things would start to piece together, which of course it did and I was not disappointed.

A psychological thriller at its best!



Thank you so much to HarperCollins Canada for sending this arc my way for review.

Published by: William Morrow

Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA

The Nanny is set to release September 10, 2019. Mark your calendars, this is one you won’t want to miss out on.



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Clever Book Worm

-Nichole