I read The Forward Collection last year and had a really good time, so when my Kindle Unlimited scrolling came across The Trespass Collection, I knew I had to listen to them. The Trespass Collection is, as far as I can tell, the second of Audible's novella collections available on Kindle Unlimited with free Audible narration. If you'd like to sign up for Kindle Unlimited, my link is here and at the bottom of this review. Where The Forward Collection focused on sci-fi, The Trespass Collection is nature-focused - but just as intriguing and unnerving in moments.
I've been obsessed with T. Kingfisher's horror since I read The Hollow Places, and I requested this one thinking it was a horror - it isn't but it is a great introduction to T. Kingfisher's fantasy and I'm already adding more to my wishlist for my birthday. This dark fairytale was a lot more heart-warming than I expected and I'm utterly in love with these characters.
I KISSED SHARA WHEELER is Casey McQuiston's first YA romance, and I loved it just as much as their adult novels. In classic Casey fashion, this book was so readable that once I got about 50 pages in, there was no stopping me and I read the whole thing in one sitting. Shara and Chloe are absolutely iconic and have redefined rivals-to-lovers in this glorious rom-com.
I honestly requested this one based off the tagline, 'Only a monster can kill a hero'. I'm a sucker for villainous characters, as you can tell from my reviews of All of Us Villains and Beyond the Ruby Veil. This book wasn't what I expected, more good-guy-monster than monster-monster, but I had so much fun reading it. Once I got started I read the whole thing in one day, kept entertained enough to chase through each page, though unfortunately the ending didn't really land with me.
I was auto-approved for this one and I impulsively accepted it because I liked the idea of a story from the perspective of a crime scene cleaner. That is what this book is, but it's also very much not. I could never have predicted the way that this book turned out and I loved every page-turning moment of it.
The hype around this book was real, and when I first started it I was nervous it wouldn't live up to it. But it did. It felt like Middlegame meets All of Us Villains, both of which I loved, and I really enjoyed this intriguing, character-driven dark academia fantasy - even if I did desperately want to punch of of the characters in the face.
I absolutely adored THE UNSPOKEN NAME when I first read it, and loved it even more on the reread. This was one of my most anticipated 2022 releases, so I was delighted when Tor sent me a finished copy to read and review. I started reading the audiobook, but ended up swapping to the physical copy because I felt the overwhelming urge to tab as I went - which I have only ever done for Harrow the Ninth before. That should tell you how much I loved this sequel.
I read and reviewed THE LEFT HAND OF DOG when it came out, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So when I was offered a chance to review JUDGEMENT DAVE, I jumped at it. These are strange little favourites of mine, perfect to curl up with and lose myself in for a few hours of sci-fi …
I read Stephanie Burgis’ Harwood Spellbook Series before, and I loved them. They were super cozy romances, so when I was offered a review copy of Good Neighbors - all I had to hear was metal mage/necromancer and I knew I had to have it. I picked these up one night before bed and ended up reading the entire collection in one sitting, I just couldn’t look away.
This was my first pick as a personal development read from my work, who have given us all a budget for wellbeing, productivity and personal development. I had this one on my radar for a while, so I was really keen to get my hands on it. Unfortunately, it was slightly disappointing to me, but still an interesting read.