Review: The Monster’s in the Details

  • Title:
    • The Monster’s in the Details
  • Author:
    • Ren Ryder
  • Release:
    • April 26, 2021
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Greg Patmore
  • Series:
    • Gaslamp Faeries, Book 2

This review is from the perspective of somebody who hasn’t read book 1. So I can’t review it as a follow-up experience.

Despite my lack of context, I had no real issues following along. The characters occasionally reference events of the past, but for the most part, it’s easy enough to follow along and get an idea of what they’re referring to.

While I very much enjoyed both protagonists, Bell was the star of the show for me. She’s endearing, funny, loyal, and even jealous. I was often laughing at her dialogue or the interactions between her and Kal, she’s a wonderful character.

I did enjoy the story as a whole, but it’s nothing to write home about. The vocabulary is on-par with other fantasy novels but the story itself is just a generic protagonist that always comes out on top story. As I said above, it’s the characters and their interactions that did it for me. For the most part, it felt like I was listening to a young adult novel. The occasional swearing or bloody combat scenes threw me for a loop though. I’m not sure what the intended age range is. Though I’m admittedly not overly familiar with YA novels, so for all I know that could be the norm.

I have very little to add about the narrator and the narration. The narrator was fantastic. The audio was free of any repeated dialogue or other common Audible hiccups.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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