Cold Storage by David Koepp

ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴘᴇɴᴛᴀɢᴏɴ ʙɪᴏᴛᴇʀʀᴏʀ ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ ʀᴏʙᴇʀᴛᴏ ᴅɪᴀᴢ ᴡᴀꜱ ꜱᴇɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ɪɴᴠᴇꜱᴛɪɢᴀᴛᴇ ᴀ ꜱᴜꜱᴘᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ ʙɪᴏᴄʜᴇᴍɪᴄᴀʟ ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ, ʜᴇ ꜰᴏᴜɴᴅ ꜱᴏᴍᴇᴛʜɪɴɢ ꜰᴀʀ ᴡᴏʀꜱᴇ: ᴀ ʜɪɢʜʟʏ ᴍᴜᴛᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴏʀɢᴀɴɪꜱᴍ ᴄᴀᴘᴀʙʟᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴇxᴛɪɴᴄᴛɪᴏɴ-ʟᴇᴠᴇʟ ᴅᴇꜱᴛʀᴜᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. ʜᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴀɪɴᴇᴅ ɪᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴜʀɪᴇᴅ ɪᴛ ɪɴ 41U-fNNw6mLᴄᴏʟᴅ ꜱᴛᴏʀᴀɢᴇ ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ʙᴇɴᴇᴀᴛʜ ᴀ ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ-ᴜꜱᴇᴅ ᴍɪʟɪᴛᴀʀʏ ʀᴇᴘᴏꜱɪᴛᴏʀʏ.

ɴᴏᴡ, ᴀꜰᴛᴇʀ ᴅᴇᴄᴀᴅᴇꜱ ᴏꜰ ꜰᴇꜱᴛᴇʀɪɴɢ ɪɴ ᴀ ꜰᴏʀɢᴏᴛᴛᴇɴ ꜱᴜʙ-ʙᴀꜱᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ, ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴘᴇᴄɪᴍᴇɴ ʜᴀꜱ ꜰᴏᴜɴᴅ ɪᴛꜱ ᴡᴀʏ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ɪꜱ ᴏɴ ᴀ ʟᴇᴛʜᴀʟ ꜰᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ꜰʀᴇɴᴢʏ. ᴏɴʟʏ ᴅɪᴀᴢ ᴋɴᴏᴡꜱ ʜᴏᴡ ᴛᴏ ꜱᴛᴏᴘ ɪᴛ.

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



Beds Are For Flowers by R.K. Gold

𝐀 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞-𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐬, 𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞

𝒞𝓁𝒶𝓇𝑒𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓃𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔𝓈 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓈𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃 𝒹𝑒𝒶𝓉𝒽. 𝐵𝑒𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒷𝑜𝓇𝓃 𝒾𝓃 𝒶 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓁𝒹 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝒸𝑜𝓁𝑜𝓇, 𝒽𝑒 𝒽𝒶𝓈 𝓇𝒶𝓇𝑒𝓁𝓎 𝒽𝒶𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝒹𝑒𝒶𝓁 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓁𝑜𝓈𝓈. 𝐸𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓈𝒾𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑅𝑒𝒶𝓅𝑒𝓇 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒯𝓇𝑒𝑒 𝒷𝓁𝑜𝒸𝓀𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝒶𝓉𝒽 𝓉𝑜 𝓅𝒶𝓇𝒶𝒹𝒾𝓈𝑒, thumbnail_IMG_3323.jpg𝒽𝓊𝓂𝒶𝓃𝓈 𝒹𝒾𝒹𝓃’𝓉 𝒹𝒾𝑒, 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓎 𝒷𝑒𝒸𝒶𝓂𝑒 𝓈𝒾𝒸𝓀 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝑔𝓇𝑒𝓌 𝓌𝑒𝒶𝓀 𝓊𝓃𝓉𝒾𝓁 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓅𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝒽𝒶𝒹 𝓃𝑜 𝒸𝒽𝑜𝒾𝒸𝑒 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓂 𝒹𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓁𝑜𝓃𝑔 𝓇𝑜𝒶𝒹 𝒶𝓇𝑜𝓊𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝐸𝓃𝒹.

𝐻𝒾𝓈 𝒻𝒶𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝒽𝒶𝒹 𝒷𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝓈𝒾𝒸𝓀 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝒶 𝓁𝑜𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒, 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓀𝓃𝑜𝓌𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝑒𝓇𝒾𝓁𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝐸𝓃𝒹, 𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝓂𝑜𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝑜𝒻𝒻𝑒𝓇𝑒𝒹 𝓎𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓅𝑒𝓇 𝓉𝒶𝓈𝓀𝑒𝒹 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝑔𝓊𝒾𝒹𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒞𝓁𝒶𝓇𝑒𝓃𝒸𝑒’𝓈 𝒻𝒶𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇, 𝒾𝓃 𝑒𝓍𝒸𝒽𝒶𝓃𝑔𝑒 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓂𝑜𝓇𝑒 𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑜𝓇𝓉𝒶𝓁 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓁𝓂.

𝒞𝓁𝒶𝓇𝑒𝓃𝒸𝑒, 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒽𝑒𝓁𝓅 𝑜𝒻 𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝒷𝑒𝓈𝓉 𝒻𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒹 𝒲𝒶𝓀𝑜𝒷𝒶, 𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝓈𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝒥𝑒𝓈𝓈𝒾, 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑜𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝓅𝑜𝓌𝑒𝓇𝒻𝓊𝓁 𝑅𝑒𝒹 𝑅𝑒𝒶𝓅𝑒𝓇, 𝒿𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓃𝑒𝓎 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝓃-𝒷𝑒𝓉𝓌𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝓉𝑜 𝓇𝑒𝓂𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑅𝑒𝒶𝓅𝑒𝓇 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒯𝓇𝑒𝑒 𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓂 𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝓂𝒶𝓀𝑒𝓈𝒽𝒾𝒻𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓇𝑒𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝑒 𝒷𝒶𝓁𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓁𝒹.

***Synopsis copied from

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


The Lightest Object In The Universe by Kimi Eisele

𝔸𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕣𝕪 𝕗𝕝𝕦 𝕘𝕣𝕠𝕨𝕤 𝕚𝕞𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕪 𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣, 𝕡𝕖𝕠𝕡𝕝𝕖 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕝𝕠𝕤𝕥. 

ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕠𝕟’𝕤 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝔼𝕒𝕤𝕥 ℂ𝕠𝕒𝕤𝕥, 𝕚𝕟 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝔹𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕩 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕤𝕥𝕠𝕡 𝕒𝕥 𝕟𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕖 𝕓𝕪 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕤𝕚𝕕𝕖.

𝔹𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕩 𝕚𝕤 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕎𝕖𝕤𝕥 ℂ𝕠𝕒𝕤𝕥 ,𝕓𝕦𝕚𝕝𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕒 𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣, 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕤𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕞𝕦𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝕒𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕘 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕟𝕖𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕓𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕤.

𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕚𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕞𝕒𝕪 𝕝𝕒𝕪 𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕒 𝟙𝟝 𝕪𝕖𝕒𝕣 𝕠𝕝𝕕 𝕘𝕚𝕣𝕝. 

𝕎𝕚𝕝𝕝 ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕠𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔹𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕩 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕕 𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙 𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕘𝕒𝕚𝕟?


𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥, 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯, 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵, 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘹, 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵. 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴-𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴, 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺. 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘴𝘵, 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦, 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨.

𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘰? 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘧𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯-𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳-𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴.

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4 out of 5 stars

At first I wobbled between a 3.5 stars and a 4.

In the end this read struck me in a way and I knew it deserved the 4… and I will tell you why.

Kimi Eisele had a fantastic concept and she executed it perfectly.

This was unlike any post apocalyptic novel I have read before. Please keep in mind I am use to the fast pace, disease wiping out the world, zombies, evil humans struggling to survive and willing to do anything needed to do so….

thumbnail_IMG_2812The Lightest Objects In The Universe was different. It was a bit of a Showing the power of love even in the darkest of times.

A perfect balance of both plot and character growth throughout this read.  The relationships that existed prior to this angry flu and the relationships that grew during the story were memorable. You meet so many different characters, each one unique in their own way.

That being said, while reading this you need to be on the ball. Kimi introduces so many different side characters, while bouncing back and forth between Carson, Beatrix and also some moment glimpses into their lives prior to this epidemic. If you miss an important moment or a character introduction it may confuse you. So pay attention!

If you are a lover of any post apocalyptic, dystopian, science fiction reads than give The Lightest Object In The Universe a go. It may be different then what you are use to but I don’t think it will disappoint.

“𝕂𝕟𝕠𝕔𝕜-𝕂𝕟𝕠𝕔𝕜 𝔽𝕝𝕦”

Published by Algonquin Books, July 9, 2019

Thanks to Thomas Allen & Son for sending this powerful read my way for review.


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Fellow Bookworm


Aspiring by Astrid V.J.

𝒜 𝒸𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓃 𝑜𝒻 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒸𝒽𝑒𝓈 𝓅𝓁𝑜𝓉𝓈 𝓉𝑜 𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑜𝓌 𝒶 𝓀𝒾𝓃𝑔𝒹𝑜𝓂. 𝒪𝓃𝑒 𝒷𝓇𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝓌𝑜𝓂𝒶𝓃 𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝒾𝓇 𝓌𝒶𝓎.

𝒜𝓉 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓂𝑜𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇’𝓈 𝒹𝑒𝒶𝓉𝒽-𝒷𝑒𝒹, 𝐸𝓁𝒾𝓈𝒶𝒷𝑒𝓉𝒽 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓃𝓈 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓂𝑜𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇’𝓈 𝒾𝓁𝓁𝓃𝑒𝓈𝓈 𝒾𝓈 𝓃𝑜 𝒶𝒸𝒸𝒾𝒹𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝒾𝓃 𝒹𝒶𝓃𝑔𝑒𝓇. 𝐸𝓋𝒾𝓁 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒸𝒽𝑒𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓅𝓁𝑜𝓉𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒶𝓀𝑒 𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓀𝒾𝓃𝑔𝒹𝑜𝓂 𝑜𝒻 𝒱𝑒𝓃𝒹𝒶𝓁𝑒. 𝒜𝓁𝓁 𝒶𝓁𝑜𝓃𝑒, 𝓃𝒶𝒾𝓋𝑒, 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓊𝓃𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒾𝓃𝑒𝒹, 𝐸𝓁𝒾𝓈𝒶𝒷𝑒𝓉𝒽’𝓈 𝒹𝑒𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓂𝒾𝓃𝒶𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃 𝒾𝓈 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝓈𝒽𝑒 𝒽𝒶𝓈 𝓉𝑜 𝒸𝑜𝓃𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓃𝓉 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓂𝑜𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇’𝓈 𝓂𝓊𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝒶𝓈 𝓈𝒽𝑒 𝒹𝒾𝓈𝒸𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝒶𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓈𝒶𝓂𝑒 𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒. 𝒲𝒽𝒾𝓁𝑒 𝑅𝒾𝒸𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒹’𝓈 𝒷𝑒𝒽𝒶𝓋𝒾𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝓈𝑒𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝒹𝒾𝓈𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒸𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓂𝒾𝓍𝑒𝒹 𝓂𝑒𝓈𝓈𝒶𝑔𝑒𝓈, 𝐸𝓁𝒾𝓈𝒶𝒷𝑒𝓉𝒽 𝒻𝒾𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝒽𝑒𝓇𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻 𝓈𝓉𝓊𝒸𝓀 𝒾𝓃 𝓁𝒾𝓂𝒷𝑜: 𝓈𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝓉𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒 𝒶 𝒸𝒽𝒾𝓁𝒹 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝒾𝓈 𝒻𝑜𝓇𝒸𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝓂𝒶𝓀𝑒 𝒶𝒹𝓊𝓁𝓉 𝒹𝑒𝒸𝒾𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃𝓈. 𝑀𝑒𝒶𝓃𝓌𝒽𝒾𝓁𝑒, 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒸𝒽𝑒𝓈’ 𝓅𝓁𝑜𝓉 𝓈𝓅𝒾𝓃𝓈 𝒶 𝒻𝒶𝓉𝑒𝒻𝓊𝓁 𝓌𝑒𝒷 𝒶𝓇𝑜𝓊𝓃𝒹 𝒽𝑒𝓇.

𝒞𝒶𝓃 𝐸𝓁𝒾𝓈𝒶𝒷𝑒𝓉𝒽 𝓈𝓊𝒸𝒸𝑒𝑒𝒹 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝒶𝒸𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝒾𝓃𝓈𝓊𝓇𝓂𝑜𝓊𝓃𝓉𝒶𝒷𝓁𝑒 𝑜𝒹𝒹𝓈?

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3 out of 5 stars

Aspiring’s premise is extremely intriguing. The moment I read the synopsis I was interested.

Astrid’s writing is very crisp, clean and flows smoothly. Making this a pleasant, easy read. The characters are described perfectly, well rounded and with great back stories. The amount of plot vs dialog is distributed perfectly throughout.

All around, well written

Unfortunately the execution of this story fell short for me.

After reading the synopsis which starts with “A coven of witches plots to over throw a kingdom” I was expecting an action pact read, with a splash of romance…which was not the case.

I found this story was almost confused on whether it was meant to be a fantasy story full of evil witches with one to stand in their way, or a full on light romance.

It started off great with Elisabeth finding out she has powers herself, while her mother was fighting for her life on her unfortunate death bed. Elizabeth knowing she is untrained and needs to learn how to use and control her powers. This had me fully invested as a reader! Until the part where she is receiving the proper training is grazed over and the story becomes her and her crush showing and admitting their lover for each other.

I personally was looking for that witchy adventure and excitement that the synopsis promised… not receiving the true thrill until the end of the book.

Now, that being said. I know this is not a stand alone novel. There will be a sequel and I am sure not only the characters but the plot will thicken as it goes. But with such a strong synopsis tied to this first novel I was expecting more from this story. Which could put off any reader from picking up the second books, expecting the lack-luster of action to be carried on to the sequel.

Please keep in mind these are my own opinions. I am not dragging this lovely author by any means. As mentioned, her all around writing was absolutely fantastic.

Where something may not have been what I was expecting, doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it yourself.

I don’t know how many times I have read or seen a negative book review, still held interested, picked up the book and absolutely adored it.

Aspiring may be your perfect cup of tea!

And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Fellow Book Worm


The Black Orchids by Ishita Goel

𝔖𝔱𝔞𝔯𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔞 𝔫𝔢𝔴 𝔠𝔥𝔞𝔭𝔱𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔫 𝔩𝔦𝔣𝔢 𝔦𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔣𝔦𝔩𝔩𝔢𝔡 𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔥 𝔰𝔲𝔯𝔭𝔯𝔦𝔰𝔢𝔰. ℌ𝔬𝔴𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯, 𝔫𝔬𝔱 𝔬𝔫𝔩𝔶 𝔦𝔰 𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔰 𝔱𝔞𝔩𝔢 𝔴𝔯𝔬𝔲𝔤𝔥𝔱 𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔥 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔟𝔲𝔟𝔟𝔩𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔢𝔪𝔬𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔞 𝔫𝔢𝔴 𝔟𝔢𝔤𝔦𝔫𝔫𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔟𝔲𝔱 𝔞𝔩𝔰𝔬 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔩𝔦𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔣𝔢𝔞𝔯𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔭𝔞𝔰𝔱.

𝔍𝔬𝔦𝔫𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔞 𝔫𝔢𝔴 𝔟𝔬𝔞𝔯𝔡𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔰𝔠𝔥𝔬𝔬𝔩, 𝔡𝔦𝔰𝔠𝔬𝔳𝔢𝔯𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔫𝔢𝔴 𝔣𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔫𝔡𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔣𝔦𝔫𝔡𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔫𝔢𝔴 𝔯𝔬𝔪𝔞𝔫𝔠𝔢 𝔨𝔢𝔢𝔭𝔰 𝔥𝔢𝔯 𝔩𝔬𝔰𝔱 𝔦𝔫 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔩𝔡 𝔬𝔣 𝔭𝔩𝔢𝔞𝔰𝔲𝔯𝔢, 𝔣𝔞𝔯 𝔞𝔴𝔞𝔶 𝔣𝔯𝔬𝔪 𝔥𝔢𝔯 𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔰. 𝔖𝔥𝔢 𝔥𝔞𝔰 𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯𝔶𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔰𝔥𝔢 𝔠𝔬𝔲𝔩𝔡 𝔴𝔦𝔰𝔥 𝔣𝔬𝔯. 𝔅𝔲𝔱 𝔞 𝔪𝔶𝔰𝔱𝔢𝔯𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰 𝔣𝔦𝔤𝔲𝔯𝔢 𝔞𝔩𝔴𝔞𝔶𝔰 𝔩𝔲𝔯𝔨𝔰 𝔞𝔯𝔬𝔲𝔫𝔡 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔠𝔬𝔯𝔫𝔢𝔯. 𝔒𝔫𝔠𝔢 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔞𝔩𝔩𝔲𝔯𝔢 𝔬𝔣 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔲𝔫𝔨𝔫𝔬𝔴𝔫 𝔠𝔞𝔭𝔱𝔲𝔯𝔢𝔰 𝔥𝔢𝔯 𝔰𝔬𝔲𝔩, 𝔰𝔥𝔬𝔠𝔨𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔩𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔰 𝔭𝔞𝔳𝔢 𝔥𝔢𝔯 𝔭𝔞𝔱𝔥 –

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4 out of 5 stars

The Black Orchids is chilling, yet sweet.

Ellie’s past is haunting her! You can feel the terrifying memories radiating off the page. Yet her present is full of positive vibes, with new friends and a potential love.

I am honestly shocked that this is Ishita’s debut novel!

It was fantastic! Covering both your dark and eerie while having a light, fluffy side as well. The writing was crisp and smooth making it a delightfully easy read.

Keeping you on your toes. Wanting to know who or what the figure hiding in the shadows is!

I love supporting indie authors and would most definitely recommend this read!

And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Inspired Book Worm


The Silhouette by William Ray Middleton

Jack’s life couldn’t be more ideal. Great job, new home and the perfect fiance. 

Anastasia’s been flushed to the dark, hiding from the world in the shadows, after a ghastly accident. 

What would happen if these two connected?


𝒪𝓃 𝒶 𝓁𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝓈𝓉𝓇𝑜𝓁𝓁 𝓉𝑜 𝒶 𝓈𝓌𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓈𝑒𝓉 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓌𝑜𝑜𝒹𝓈, 𝒥𝒶𝒸𝓀 𝒢𝓇𝒶𝓃𝓉 𝓂𝑒𝑒𝓉𝓈 𝒜𝓃𝒶𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓈𝒾𝒶. 𝒜 𝑔𝒾𝓇𝓁 𝓌𝒽𝑜 𝓁𝒾𝓋𝑒𝓈 𝒶 𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉𝓂𝒶𝓇𝑒, 𝓌𝒽𝒾𝓁𝑒 𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝓅𝓁𝒶𝓃𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝓃 𝓂𝒶𝓇𝓇𝓎𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑔𝒾𝓇𝓁 𝑜𝒻 𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝒹𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓂𝓈. 𝒜𝒻𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝒶𝓃 𝒶𝒸𝒸𝒾𝒹𝑒𝓃𝓉 𝓁𝑒𝒻𝓉 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓈𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓁𝓎 𝒾𝓃𝒿𝓊𝓇𝑒𝒹, 𝒜𝓃𝒶𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓈𝒾𝒶 𝓁𝒾𝓋𝑒𝓈 𝒾𝓃 𝓈𝑒𝒸𝓁𝓊𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃, 𝒶𝓌𝒶𝓎 𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓂 𝒶 𝓈𝑜𝒸𝒾𝑒𝓉𝓎 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓂𝑜𝒸𝓀𝓈 𝒽𝑒𝓇. 𝒪𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝒶𝓃 𝒶𝓈𝓅𝒾𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑒𝒶𝒸𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝑜𝒻 𝑔𝓎𝓂𝓃𝒶𝓈𝓉𝒾𝒸𝓈, 𝓈𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝓃𝑜𝓌 𝒶 𝓈𝒽𝑒𝓁𝓁 𝑜𝒻 𝒶 𝓅𝑒𝓇𝓈𝑜𝓃 𝒾𝓃 𝒸𝑜𝓃𝓈𝓉𝒶𝓃𝓉 𝓂𝑒𝓃𝓉𝒶𝓁 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓅𝒽𝓎𝓈𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁 𝓈𝓊𝒻𝒻𝑒𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔.

𝒜𝓈 𝒥𝒶𝒸𝓀 𝒷𝑒𝒻𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝒽𝑒𝓇, 𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝒾𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝒽𝒾𝓂𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻 𝓆𝓊𝑒𝓈𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑒𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝒻 𝒷𝑒𝒶𝓊𝓉𝓎 𝒶𝓈 𝓌𝑒𝓁𝓁 𝒶𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑒𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝒻 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒. 𝐼𝓃 𝒶𝓃 𝒶𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓂𝓅𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝓇𝑒𝓅𝒶𝒾𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓊𝓃-𝓇𝑒𝓅𝒶𝒾𝓇𝒶𝒷𝓁𝑒 𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝒾𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝒽𝒾𝓂𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻 𝒶𝓂𝒾𝒹𝓈𝓉 𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝓉𝒶𝒾𝓁𝓈𝓅𝒾𝓃 𝒶𝓈 𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝒾𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝓈𝒶𝓁𝓋𝒶𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃 𝒾𝓃 𝒶𝓃 𝓊𝓃𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒𝓁𝓎 𝓈𝒶𝓋𝒾𝑜𝓇.

***Synopsis copied from***

5 out of 5 stars

The Silhouette has a Phantom of the Opera vibe, which of course I was completely digging.

This Lovecraftian romance will pull you in.

Jack is such a kind-hearted soul. Obviously why he is living his best life possible.

Anastasia was dealt such an unfair hand in life. Again, she has such a soft, loving soul. Seeing her feel the need to hide from the world is heart breaking.

Jack was meant to meet Anastasia. He wouldn’t stop caring, he wouldn’t give up on her. He knows Anastasia needs to stop hiding and start living her life again. The relationship these characters develop is extraordinary and truly inspiring.

The meaning of beauty truly runs deeper then skin. 

The Silhouette is a fast, easy read. Packed with love able characters… and some so not love able. 

William’s writing is exceptional, you won’t be able to stop reading.

The Silhouette will become a craving. Needing to know exactly what happened to Anastasia and how extensive her injuries are.

Another incredible masterpiece by an indie author. 

Looking forward to future work by William Ray Middleton!

And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Inspired Book Worm


A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder by Victoria Hamilton

London, 1810 and Miss Emmeline St. Germaine is doing right in the world!

Along side other lovely ladies, Emmeline is doing her part to save orphaned children and scullery maids who are being abused by men, for their own disgusting pleasures.

thumbnail_IMG_2007Emmeline pays a visit to knight, Sir Henry Claybourne, holding a knife to his neck. Warning him of his own wrong doing with his scullery maid.

Shortly after Emmeline’s visit, Sir Henry was murdered.

Leaving Regency London shaken with fear, knowing a murder or murders are on the loose.

Emmeline is concerned that perhaps the true assassin witnessed her at the home.

Needing to be mindful where she treads. Miss Emmeline needs to make sure her hidden identity is not revealed and that she herself is not held guilty for Claybourne’s murder.

4 out of 5 stars

I will start by saying as mentioned above men are using scullery maids for their own personal pleasures. Trigger warnings for physical abuse towards young girls. I will add that Victoria does so in a very gentle way and does’t go deep into details during these parts throughout the book.

At first I found the pace of this book to be a bit slow. I was concerned I was going to lose interest quickly.

Yet again, I was wrong! It didn’t take long and I was sucked in.

Emmeline is a strong, bold, intelligent young lady. She knows the events happening around her are wrong and will not stand for it. Even when people are doing everything in their strength to turn her in an alternative direction. Believing that no women has a place in what she’s trying to accomplish. A strong female protagonist is always refreshing and enjoyable to read, and Miss Emmeline St. Germaine is exactly that!

A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder may have started out a bit slower but Victoria sends you down many different pathways throughout this book. Keeping you on your toes with each and every twist and turn.

A very enjoyable read. It gave me tons of Sherlock Holmes vibes mixed with a gentle classic.

Very well done!

Published by: Midnight Ink on February 8, 2019

Thank you very much to Thomas Allen & Son for sending me this copy for review! Very much appreciated.

And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Strong Female Book Worm


The Brain Storm by Linda Ragsdale – Illustrations by Claudio Molina


𝕋𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕕𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕡𝕚𝕔𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕚𝕤 𝕒 𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙𝕥-𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕧𝕠𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕖𝕩𝕡𝕝𝕠𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕠𝕗 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕣𝕦𝕡𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤. ℝ𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕞𝕒𝕪 𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕡𝕣𝕖𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕒𝕤 𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣, 𝕒𝕟𝕩𝕚𝕖𝕥𝕪, 𝕠𝕣 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕒 𝕔𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕓𝕣𝕒𝕚𝕟 𝕤𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕞.

𝔽𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨 𝕒𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕘 𝕒𝕤 𝕒 𝕞𝕠𝕠𝕕 𝕡𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕒 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕘 𝕓𝕠𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕤 𝕦𝕡 𝕣𝕦𝕓𝕓𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕠𝕗𝕗 𝕠𝕟 𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕒𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕕 𝕙𝕚𝕞. 𝔸𝕗𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕒 𝕗𝕣𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕠𝕗 𝕒 𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖 𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕜 𝕔𝕝𝕠𝕦𝕕, 𝕙𝕖 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕔𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕦𝕝𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕝𝕪 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕙𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕖𝕞𝕠𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝕓𝕖𝕘𝕚𝕟𝕤 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕪𝕠𝕦. 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕕𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕡𝕒𝕘𝕖𝕤 𝕚𝕟𝕤𝕡𝕚𝕣𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕥𝕠 “𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕” 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕤𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕪 𝕒𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪 𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕝𝕪 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕚𝕣 𝕠𝕨𝕟 𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕡𝕣𝕖𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕘 𝕓𝕠𝕪’𝕤 𝕡𝕝𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥.

***Synopsis copied from***

5 out of 5 stars!

Being the avid reader I am, I have always been sceptical of wordless picture books.  I couldn’t understand the reason for a wordless book. Children’s book or not, it just didn’t make any sense to me.

What is a book without words? 

That is until I sat down to read “The Brain Storm” …with my two most wonderful boys!

Their expressions said it all.

A wordless book opens the story to your own interpretation.

After flipping through the book I asked my oldest who is nearing 10 years old, for his thoughts on the story and what he thought it meant.  It was incredible to see just how close our ideas were.

I can’t wait till I can sit down with my youngest when he is a bit older to get his interpretation. He’s only 2… just a little too young to get feedback from just yet.

What’s even more amazing is no matter how many times you flip through this book, you will have a different story run through your imagination each time. Depending on your mood in that moment.

We will be able to enjoy this story for years to come and never get tired of it!

Wordless children books—– Perhaps my age was getting the best of me. Maybe I was losing connection with my own imagination.

One things for sure… The Brain Storm changed that!

Hardcover on shelves! Published by Flowerpot Press on March 5, 2019

Paperback coming September 20, 2019


Thank you so much to Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. for sending me this copy for review! It will bring a great amount of joy to my family!

And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Changed Book Worm




The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms


Amy Byler doesn’t know it yet, but she truly is a super Mom!


Working full time to keep the house afloat, while raising two children on her own. Until her absent husband shows up after three years! Offering to take care of the children for a time. Hoping to mend the lost relationships. Amy uses this as a moment to escape Pennsylvania and head to the big city of New York. Where she can explore a new…. or shall I say hidden personality.

Spending time in the city that never sleeps may have been the best thing for Amy in a very long time!

Unit she starts feeling the guilt settle in when she has to make a very important decision. Does she want nothing more than to go home… back to reality, or for this fairy-tale to never end. 

When an emergency at home helps Amy make that decision instantly! …Leaving this new episode of her life far behind.


5 out of 5 Stars!

Such a delightful read!

Adorable, fuzzy and incredibly refreshing… it will melt your heart!

Amy and her two kids are the absolute perfect trio! And each character in this novel will find a way to nuzzle into your heart.

Any Mother, single or not can relate to Amy Byler. I don’t think I have ever met a Mom that would say no to such an enchanting holiday as this…. I could only dream!

Kelly Harms has created such a encouraging read with “The Overdue Life of Amy Byler”. Taking time for yourself is never easy when you’re a Mother. Your children become your whole entire world. But know that you can and don’t feel the guilt!

thumbnail_IMG_1858Thank you so much to Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. for sending me this copy for review! It will always be cherished!

And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Fellow Book Worm




Thank You Thomas Allen & Son Ltd.

A Huge Thank You to Thomas Allen & Son Ltd.

Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. has sent three new fun reads my way.

*** Please note these are not my official reviews. I have copied the synopsis’s from amazon, in order to share what the books are about.***

The Brain Storm: Written by Linda Ragsdale – Illustrations by Claudio Molina


This wordless picture book is a thought-provoking exploration of disruptive feelings. Readers may interpret these as anger, anxiety, or even a creative brain storm.

Published by: Flowerpot Press on March 5, 2019… On shelves now! Paperback edition will release September 10, 2019

A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder by Victoria Hamilton


Scandal and slayings among Regency London’s elite

The shocking murder of Sir Henry Claybourne leaves Regency London shaken and horror-struck. But for genteel spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, the crime slices far too close to home. Just hours before the knight’s death she held a dagger to him, threatening him to stay silent as she rescued a scullery maid he had procured for his pleasure.

Did the man―or woman―who murdered the knight know of her visit? Her secret identity at risk, her reputation and life in jeopardy, Emmeline must solve the crime or face scandalous exposure and ruination, or worse―the hangman’s noose―for a crime she did not commit.

Published by: Midnight Ink on February 8, 2019… On shelves now!

Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer


Irresistibly drawn to mysteries, if only to debunk them, reporter Lionel Page exposes supernatural frauds, swindlers, and charlatans. His latest case is an obsession—at least for an ancient and wealthy heiress: verify the authenticity of a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript circulating through New York City’s literary underworld. But the shrewd Regina Dunkle offers more than money. It’s a pact. Fulfill her request, and Lionel’s own notorious buried past, one he’s been running from since he was a child, will remain hidden.

As Lionel’s quest begins, so do the warnings. And where rare books go, murder follows. It’s only when Lionel meets enigmatic stranger Madison Hannah, his personal usher into the city’s secret history, that he realizes he’s being guided by a force more powerful than logic…and that he isn’t just following a story. He is the story.

Now that the true purpose of his mission is revealing itself in the most terrifying ways, it may finally be time for Lionel to believe in the unbelievable.

Published by: 47North on April 9, 2019… On shelves now!

Full reviews to come as soon as I have finished these great reads!

Thank you again Thomas Allen & Son Ltd!


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Fellow Book Worm