Monday, June 12, 2017

Tour + Review and Giveaway: Keep in a Cold, Dark Place by Michael F. Stewart

Keep in a Cold, Dark Place
Michael F. Stewart
Publication date: May 18th 2017
Genres: Horror, Middle-Grade
Reaching for her dream, Limpy unleashes a cute, fluffy, NIGHTMARE …
Keep in a cold, dark place. That’s what’s written like some ancient law on every bag of potatoes the family farms. And it’s where Limpy fears she will always remain.
It’s also carved on a box of spheres she discovers in the cellar. Spheres that hatch.
Cute at first, the creatures begin to grow. Then the chickens disappear. The cat is hunted. And something sets the barn ablaze. To survive, Limpy will need to face her greatest fear. The whole family will. Or they may end up in a cold, dark place indeed.

4 stars

This book was such a quick, and surprisingly cute read. I didn't really have any set expectations for this book because it was the first middle-grade horror book that I have picked up, and it was amazing to read.

This reminded me a little of Gremlins, which is one of my favorite older movies, but it's more appropriate for younger children. Everything about this book was great, from the plot to the characters to the theme of the book: facing your fears.

This is a great horror novel for a younger audience that doesn't take awhile to read because the plot is so captivating, and Limpy was such a wonderful character. If you love horror, this is definitely a book to try.

Author Bio:
Michael F. Stewart is winner of both the 2015 Claymore Award and the 2014 inaugural Creation of Stories Award for best YA novel at the Toronto International Book Fair.
He likes to combine storytelling with technology and pioneered interactive storytelling with Scholastic Canada, Australia, and New Zealand’s, anti-cyberbullying program Bully For You. In addition to his award winning Assured Destruction series, he has authored four graphic novels with Oxford University Press Canada’s Boldprint series. Publications of nonfiction titles on Corruption and Children’s Rights are published by Scholastic and early readers are out with Pearson Education.
For adults, Michael has written THE SAND DRAGON a horror about a revenant prehistoric vampire set in the tar sands, HURAKAN a Mayan themed thriller which pits the Maya against the MS-13 with a New York family stuck in the middle, 24 BONES an urban fantasy which draws from Egyptian myth, and THE TERMINALS–a covert government unit which solves crimes in this realm by investigating them in the next.
Herder of four daughters, Michael lives to write in Ottawa where he was the Ottawa Public Library’s first Writer in Residence. To learn more about Michael and his next projects visit his website at or connect via Twitter @MichaelFStewart.
Michael is represented by Talcott Notch. 



  1. Gremlins was such a fun movie! Great review, Chelsea! This sounds like an entertaining read! :)

    1. Gremlins was one of my favorite movies growing up! Thanks!

  2. Sounds like an awesome read. Your website is not working to add our follows to your newsletter. Thanks!

    1. Thats really weird. I tested it out, and it worked for me. But thanks for letting me know it wouldn't add you, I'll try to figure out what happened.

  3. I absolutely love the cover.

  4. I thought of several movies while reading this. I adored Limpy and had a blast reading this one.