Can you believe we’re at the end of July already? Now it’s time for THP’s third edition of Sweet Listens, our monthly roundup of new audiobook releases!
July has given us a month packed with beach reads and romance. But we’re taking the road less traveled and sharing some audiobooks on the darker side. So here are our three July audiobook recommendations!
Content warning: The Honey POP! encourages mindful listening and checking the author’s website for any additional content warnings.
A Warning About Swans By R.M. Romero
If you’ve never listened to an audiobook written in verse, we’d recommend R.M. Romero’s A Warning About Swans! It transports you to the Bavarian Alps in 1880, where our swan maiden Hilde tries to escape her home in the forest and her responsibility to ferry spirits into the afterlife. And she can turn dreams of riches into reality, an ability that Baron Maximilian von Richter takes advantage of. We couldn’t pass up on this fairy tale retelling with a queer, nonbinary love interest!
Release date: July 11
House Of Roots And Ruin By Erin A. Craig
This Gothic thriller fantasy is more of a hefty listen, but it’s so worth it! House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig is an incredible audiobook following Verity, the youngest of the cursed Thaumas sisters. She’s hired by the Duchess of Bloem to paint a portrait for her son, Alexander Laurent. But Verity doesn’t know what horrors and mysteries await her at Chauntilalie. Fair warning: this audiobook has an illegal cliffhanger ending that will leave you speechless!
Release date: July 25
The Legacies By Jessica Goodman
Wrapping up our list of July audiobooks is The Legacies by Jessica Goodman. A murder mystery full of teenage drama and angst, you’re sure to be hooked the whole time! The number of secrets and betrayals exposed in this audiobook was jaw-dropping. We loved the alternating points of view between three students who had close connections with the murder victim. And even though it switched from the past to the present, we kept up with all the important events easily.
Release date: July 25
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