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.
REVIEW | All of Us Villains | Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman
I'm literally obsessed with this book. I don't know what else I can possibly say as an introduction but that this fulfilled all of my favourite tropes: monstrous characters, hate-to-love, betrayal, blood magic, death matches. Rating: 5 stars
REVIEW | Horseman | Christina Henry
I'm a die-hard Christina Henry fan and I will always insta-buy her horror. I was a bit wary when Mouse didn't like this one, but it turned out to be one of those rare books where our tastes differed because I had a lot of fun with this not-quite-a-retelling of the Sleepy Hollow story. Rating: 4 stars
REVIEW | The Death of Jane Lawrence | Caitlin Starling
I have been hyped for this one pretty much since the second I finished The Luminous Dead, which was one of my top reads of 2020. I adored Caitlin's Yellow Jessamine novella, and her entry into the Walk Among Us anthology, so I just knew I was going to adore this novel. And I was right! Rating: 5 stars
REVIEW | Near the Bone | Christina Henry
I actually had this one pre-ordered long before I got accepted for the eARC, because Christina Henry is one of my auto-buy authors and I was waiting impatiently for Waterstones to bring out a signed edition of Near the Bone to match the rest of my series. Rating 4 stars.
REVIEW | Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M. Danforth
This horror thriller set in a boarding school with dual timelines was a highly anticipated release of mine, so I was so excited to get one of the gorgeous ARCs. I adored this book and I can't believe it's finally out in the UK next week! If you like sapphics, twisting storylines and creepy horror, be sure to pick this one up! Rating: 5 stars!
REVIEW | Yellow Jessamine | Caitlin Starling
I love this little novella and if you like disaster lesbians, poisonous gardens and mysterious, monstrous sicknesses, this is a must read. I also highly recommend The Luminous Dead by the same author - and The Death of Jane Lawrence, coming in October. Rating: 4 stars.
REVIEW | The Hollow Places | T. Kingfisher
I got this one for Christmas (thanks Mols) and ended up marathoning it in a few days. It was so much fun, I thoroughly enjoyed it and will absolutely be reading more of T. Kingfisher's work in the future. Rating: 5 stars!
REVIEW | The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker | Lauren James
I nearly picked this up for the pretty cover, then realised that I was supposed to only be reading the books I already owned. And then someone told me that it was darker than they expected, and I insta-ordered it. I'm a sucker for dark books, and this has an achillean couple and a pansexual MC so obviously I had to have it immediately. Rating: 4.5 stars
REVIEW | The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
As a self-confessed Christina Henry addict, I obviously ordered this one straight away. But when I got the opportunity to read an eARC, I leapt at it. This was a little different from the others, not a retelling but its own creepy story of witches, woods and murders, and I loved it. Rating: 4 stars!