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Life is tough when you’re an eldritch abomination. Trillin isn’t technically a person. She’s a tiny breakaway piece of consciousness from the all-devouring Endless, doomed to eventually rejoin it. But when a human witch stumbles into her world, Trillin suddenly has a new reason to figure out individuality–one shape-shifting tentacle at a time. Sian is sure important magical Life is tough when you’re an eldritch abomination. Trillin isn’t technically a person. She’s a tiny breakaway piece of consciousness from the all-devouring Endless, doomed to eventually rejoin it. But when a human witch stumbles into her world, Trillin suddenly has a new reason to figure out individuality–one shape-shifting tentacle at a time. Sian is sure important magical discoveries are just around the corner, if she can just get her portals to work reliably. Reaching the dimension of the Endless without being eaten on sight is a dream come true, and Sian is determined to explore every bit of it. For science, of course, not for the strangely adorable life-form who keeps popping up and trying to… flirt? But Trillin’s world can be a dangerous place, and keeping Sian safe might risk drawing the attention of the Endless itself–which will swallow Trillin up along with all her dreams of humanity. Together, can this unlikely duo escape the Endless, figure out the optimum number of appendages, and maybe even find love? How to Get a Girlfriend (When You’re a Terrifying Monster) is a sweet, low-heat F/F sapphic romance between a witch scientist and a shape-shifting Cthulhu monster. HEA guaranteed!


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Life is tough when you’re an eldritch abomination. Trillin isn’t technically a person. She’s a tiny breakaway piece of consciousness from the all-devouring Endless, doomed to eventually rejoin it. But when a human witch stumbles into her world, Trillin suddenly has a new reason to figure out individuality–one shape-shifting tentacle at a time. Sian is sure important magical Life is tough when you’re an eldritch abomination. Trillin isn’t technically a person. She’s a tiny breakaway piece of consciousness from the all-devouring Endless, doomed to eventually rejoin it. But when a human witch stumbles into her world, Trillin suddenly has a new reason to figure out individuality–one shape-shifting tentacle at a time. Sian is sure important magical discoveries are just around the corner, if she can just get her portals to work reliably. Reaching the dimension of the Endless without being eaten on sight is a dream come true, and Sian is determined to explore every bit of it. For science, of course, not for the strangely adorable life-form who keeps popping up and trying to… flirt? But Trillin’s world can be a dangerous place, and keeping Sian safe might risk drawing the attention of the Endless itself–which will swallow Trillin up along with all her dreams of humanity. Together, can this unlikely duo escape the Endless, figure out the optimum number of appendages, and maybe even find love? How to Get a Girlfriend (When You’re a Terrifying Monster) is a sweet, low-heat F/F sapphic romance between a witch scientist and a shape-shifting Cthulhu monster. HEA guaranteed!

30 review for How to Get a Girlfriend (When You're a Terrifying Monster)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    How to Get a Girlfriend is Marie Cardno's first novella. I enjoy it a lot, and I have the biggest smile on my face. The whole book is freaking adorable! I love human/non-human trope, and this book is like one of my fantasies come true. Sian is a human witch, and Trillian, I'm still not sure what exactly she is? But you'll love her from the very first chapter. She's like a socially awkward monster who's nothing but sweet. I love Marie Cardno written style, and I appreciated she took her time to ex How to Get a Girlfriend is Marie Cardno's first novella. I enjoy it a lot, and I have the biggest smile on my face. The whole book is freaking adorable! I love human/non-human trope, and this book is like one of my fantasies come true. Sian is a human witch, and Trillian, I'm still not sure what exactly she is? But you'll love her from the very first chapter. She's like a socially awkward monster who's nothing but sweet. I love Marie Cardno written style, and I appreciated she took her time to explore the Endless with the reader. It's really fascinating!  I wouldn't say the book ended abruptly, but I definitely want to read more! Maybe a bonus chapter or a sequel...? Maybe? (finger crossed) (kudos for the eye-catching cover) I received an advance review copy for free from Booksirens, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

  2. 4 out of 5

    AnnMaree Of Oz

    Kindle Unlimited. A very interesting and unique story, with a lot of fun words and sci-fi yet magical elements. The whole thing made me pretty goofy-happy, but I do wish it went on longer! It was fairly short considering, and I just wanted far more from these awesome characters and their strange circumstances.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Margherita

    I received an eARC of this book via BookSirens and I’m leaving an honest review. Actual rating 3.75 ⭐️ A light and fast paced, insta-love sapphic monster romance, written with more of a colloquial/informal language than usual fantasy stories, but still very enjoyable. It felt a lot like the build-up for something bigger that was suddenly cut short, so it leaves you a little bitter at the end I guess. The only thing that bothered me was the lack of actual chapters 😅

  4. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I was lucky enough to get an e-ARC of this novella, and it was even more quirkily hilarious than I'd hoped based on the jacket copy! Mixing cosmic horror with rom-com, a sentient, shape-shifting (and frequently tentacled), liberated piece of the Endless (a vast cosmic entity that just wants to devour and absorb EVERYTHING else in the world and has tried to invade Earth at various points across history) falls in love with a reckless academic witch who keeps on portaling into that other dimension I was lucky enough to get an e-ARC of this novella, and it was even more quirkily hilarious than I'd hoped based on the jacket copy! Mixing cosmic horror with rom-com, a sentient, shape-shifting (and frequently tentacled), liberated piece of the Endless (a vast cosmic entity that just wants to devour and absorb EVERYTHING else in the world and has tried to invade Earth at various points across history) falls in love with a reckless academic witch who keeps on portaling into that other dimension and delivering chat-up lines. Luckily, since that sentient escaped piece of the Endless (now an individual of her own, and female identifying) still contains all the memories from the Endless's former battles against humans, she's already familiar with the concept of "girlfriend material"...! It is every bit as wacky and absurd as it sounds, written with huge verve, wit, and style, and it made me laugh over and over again. Just one note of either reassurance or warning, depending on exactly which kind of reader you are: there is no tentacle sex shown in this novella. (There is every indication that both parties would enjoy it! But they're far too busy dealing with other issues for the span of this particular story.) For me, personally, that kept the story pure fun without having to get too squicked out by details along the way, but obviously, YMMV. This was my most unexpected delight-read of the year so far! And I want to read more by Marie Cardno, very soon. (Also, if you enjoy the quirky fun of Tansy Rayner Roberts's writing style, I think there's a good chance you'll enjoy this, too! It's a different kind of setting than any of Tansy's stories so far, but it has a similar feeling of zest and fun.)

  5. 5 out of 5

    A.J. Lancaster

    Set partly in the university city of Dunedin and partly in the eldritch horror dimension of the Endless, this was heartwarming and hilarious in equal measure. The sapphic paranormal romcom I didn't know I needed. I adored Trillin, the world's most relatable shapeshifting tentacle monster. Set partly in the university city of Dunedin and partly in the eldritch horror dimension of the Endless, this was heartwarming and hilarious in equal measure. The sapphic paranormal romcom I didn't know I needed. I adored Trillin, the world's most relatable shapeshifting tentacle monster.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    ✨Super cute✨ I was wondering when someone would attempt an Eldritch Horror romantic lead, and this one is interesting and works. Cute from start to finish with one flaw-that-isn't-a-flaw: it's clean. Siiiiigh Which wouldn't stop me from reading it in the first place or again, honestly. Just something I wish I had known before. Apparently this is what "low heat" was intended to mean? When can we just write, "there is no fucking in this book," for clarity and call it a day? Crossing my fingers for n ✨Super cute✨ I was wondering when someone would attempt an Eldritch Horror romantic lead, and this one is interesting and works. Cute from start to finish with one flaw-that-isn't-a-flaw: it's clean. Siiiiigh Which wouldn't stop me from reading it in the first place or again, honestly. Just something I wish I had known before. Apparently this is what "low heat" was intended to mean? When can we just write, "there is no fucking in this book," for clarity and call it a day? Crossing my fingers for next book. Totally worth a read. Real Rating: 4.5 stars

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sophie

    I received an ARC copy of this book. A cute little read with quite an original concept! The main characters were likeable, the story was fairly interesting but it just had a little something missing for me. I think I’d have liked to see the story go a bit further but maybe that’s something that will happen in a follow up!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Secondine

    The first thing I noticed was that it was confusing at first to figure out whose perspective I was following. It would have helped to have the narrator's name at the beginning of each chapter. My only other criticism would be that I wish there was a little more world-building closer to the beginning of the book. I understand it was a good hook to start with an action scene, but maybe after that scene, there could be a more in-depth explanation of the two worlds. The story was cute and I really l The first thing I noticed was that it was confusing at first to figure out whose perspective I was following. It would have helped to have the narrator's name at the beginning of each chapter. My only other criticism would be that I wish there was a little more world-building closer to the beginning of the book. I understand it was a good hook to start with an action scene, but maybe after that scene, there could be a more in-depth explanation of the two worlds. The story was cute and I really loved that it was original- I have never read anything quite like it. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alisa

    The dimension of the Endless is filled with, well, the Endless. The Endless exists by breaking off pieces of itself to consume other parts and beings to expand on its knowledge and hunger. A single uniform entity with a hive mind that always consumes the broken off pieces. At least, until now. Trillin has gained her own identity and needs, specifically a human witch that has appeared to be attempting to visit her world through portals she creates from Earth. Sian, the adventurous and alluring hu The dimension of the Endless is filled with, well, the Endless. The Endless exists by breaking off pieces of itself to consume other parts and beings to expand on its knowledge and hunger. A single uniform entity with a hive mind that always consumes the broken off pieces. At least, until now. Trillin has gained her own identity and needs, specifically a human witch that has appeared to be attempting to visit her world through portals she creates from Earth. Sian, the adventurous and alluring human visiting the Endless, is there to explore in the name of science, or so she tells herself (and everyone else). Trillin must choose whether to watch the Endless consume the human she has grown fond of or risk her individuality to protect her, and the feelings she has begun to harbor. First of all, I need to clear the air. I identify with Sian a little too hard, and if I had the option to risk my life to visit the Endless dimension I absolutely would. Trillin is an absolute cinnamon roll who deserves to be protected at all cost. Who doesn't long for their own sense of identity and place in the universe? The friendship that blossoms between the two and the mutual pining as Trillin navigates the inconveniences of what she is part of in an attempt to bond with the human are incredibly sweet. My singular complaint would be how short it was. I, too, felt as if I was staring into the many eyes of the terrifying monster as I watch the percentage on my kindle quickly climbing towards 100%. Thank you so much to Marie Cardno for this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gabe

    Whilst a lot of the novel was fast-paced and enjoyable, there were some bits that could've used some more atmosphere, for example the ending and the beginning. Maybe it could've been a bit more emotional at the fact that this fragment felt scared and alone when they're separated from their whole. Maybe some world-building or more mentions about the witches would've been good to help visualize the setting behind the story. On the other hand, I love the idea of, 'person falling in love with misunde Whilst a lot of the novel was fast-paced and enjoyable, there were some bits that could've used some more atmosphere, for example the ending and the beginning. Maybe it could've been a bit more emotional at the fact that this fragment felt scared and alone when they're separated from their whole. Maybe some world-building or more mentions about the witches would've been good to help visualize the setting behind the story. On the other hand, I love the idea of, 'person falling in love with misunderstood monster.' The idea for this book is so original and interesting, it hooked me in from the very start. Trillin and Sian's journey through the Endless was very captivating with descriptions of the landscape and the fragments that formed when only a tiny piece broke off of the ground. Also, Trillin and Sian's characters were perfect for the book. The way they interact felt oddly realistic - despite it not being a situation likely to occur in real life. You can clearly see the potential for a sequel, if the author chose to make one. I want to quickly note that the cover is absolutely amazing and encapsulates the energy of the story so well. I was able to get a free copy of the e-book - from BookSirens - in exchange for a completely honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Noelle

    I received an ARC, through BookSirens, in exchange for an honest review. This is one of those books you wish was longer, at only 112 pages you’re left desperately wanting more. There is some violence within the book but I don’t feel like it’s graphically written so I didn’t create a separate “content warnings” space in this review. We meet Trillin who’s determined to stay separated from the Endless. If the Endless were to ever take notice, of her, she’d be reabsorbed and would no longer be an indi I received an ARC, through BookSirens, in exchange for an honest review. This is one of those books you wish was longer, at only 112 pages you’re left desperately wanting more. There is some violence within the book but I don’t feel like it’s graphically written so I didn’t create a separate “content warnings” space in this review. We meet Trillin who’s determined to stay separated from the Endless. If the Endless were to ever take notice, of her, she’d be reabsorbed and would no longer be an individual, able to explore and evolve on her own. Sian, a magical scientist, is excited to explore the Endless and gain as much knowledge of it as she can. Going in she knows that she must observe, maybe get some samples, but never interact…but when she keeps seeing Trillin, who looks more and more human each visit, it’s hard to keep her distance. This was such a fun book to read as we see Trillin and Sian meet, start forming a friendship and have feelings for each other. I adore how the author wrote Trillin and how we really get to see her learning and starting to make discoveries and decisions about her own existence. Really hoping we get to see more of Trillin and Sian in the future!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    I was really excited to read this ARC from Book Sirens in exchange for an honest review. A sapphic romance with tentacles sounded fun. I really liked the concept. It mixes inter-dimensional travel , witchcraft, and a tentacle monster. It was really cute but I think this was a little too chaotic for me. It was also written in 3rd person which always takes me longer to get into. My problem, not the authors. Sian is a witch tasked with exploring The Endless which is an entity taking up an entire rea I was really excited to read this ARC from Book Sirens in exchange for an honest review. A sapphic romance with tentacles sounded fun. I really liked the concept. It mixes inter-dimensional travel , witchcraft, and a tentacle monster. It was really cute but I think this was a little too chaotic for me. It was also written in 3rd person which always takes me longer to get into. My problem, not the authors. Sian is a witch tasked with exploring The Endless which is an entity taking up an entire real. Sometimes pieces of The Endless break off and becoming separated beings that still remind being part of the giant whole. Sometimes they get absorbed back and sometimes they don’t. Trillian is one of these pieces that broke off and grew a conscious of her own. She observes Sian making her initial visits to the Endless and is determined communicate with her. In preparation she makes changes to her body, some more successful than others. When The Endless tried to attack and absorb Sian, Trillian helps her escape but ends up on Earth. Now they need to rely on each other to keep Trillian safe from the other humans and Sian safe from The Endless.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laurel Jean

    The Endless an expansive being with a desire to consume, and Trillin is a fragment of that Endless a singular being with consciousness and a need to explore rather than devour-and who can't keep wondering about the human who keeps popping into their space. Sian is a scientist witch who can't help but notice this tentacled entity who seems aware of her presence...and who might be flirting with her?? This is a lovely, unique, soft f/f Sapphic story between a human and a Cthulhu tentacle monster as The Endless an expansive being with a desire to consume, and Trillin is a fragment of that Endless a singular being with consciousness and a need to explore rather than devour-and who can't keep wondering about the human who keeps popping into their space. Sian is a scientist witch who can't help but notice this tentacled entity who seems aware of her presence...and who might be flirting with her?? This is a lovely, unique, soft f/f Sapphic story between a human and a Cthulhu tentacle monster as they escape being gobbled by space matter, figure out how portals work, and learn how many arms/tentacles/limbs one needs to hold a human. This is a quick, fun and engaging read with some intricate and rich sci-fi world building and development that took my brain a tiny bit of time to fully process-but once it did I was hooked! I received an ARC of this via Booksirens in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Beatriz Arango

    Sometimes, when everything around you seems hopeless, books can sweep in and portal you to a different world. Do they actually solve anything? No. But they *can* help you imagine sweeter things. @whenreadingattacks and I both got approved for arcs of this novella a few days ago, and amidst the despair of yesterday's news, decided to read it together in the afternoon. Kris found a timer with space music, and we both sat at our desks on Google Meet, reading silently together from almost 3,000 miles Sometimes, when everything around you seems hopeless, books can sweep in and portal you to a different world. Do they actually solve anything? No. But they *can* help you imagine sweeter things. @whenreadingattacks and I both got approved for arcs of this novella a few days ago, and amidst the despair of yesterday's news, decided to read it together in the afternoon. Kris found a timer with space music, and we both sat at our desks on Google Meet, reading silently together from almost 3,000 miles away. Low on steam, but high on sweetness, this is the perfect sapphic story for someone venturing out into the monster romance category. HOW TO GET A GIRLFRIEND WHEN YOU'RE A TERRIFYING MONSTER comes out at the end of July, and I'd recommend pre-ordering (it's only $4) and saving it for a day you're feeling tired of this country /this world & want to escape on out. 🌌🐙

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

    The Endless. A human witch. An eldritch abomination. A connection. This was such an interesting but fun short story. Trillin is a tiny piece of consciousness that has broken away from the Endless, an entity that will eventually consume the broken off pieces. After Sian, a human witch scientist, enters Trillin’s world, Trillin is determined more than ever to fight for her individuality and escape the Endless once and for all. I think the book overall was written quite well. The miss for me is that The Endless. A human witch. An eldritch abomination. A connection. This was such an interesting but fun short story. Trillin is a tiny piece of consciousness that has broken away from the Endless, an entity that will eventually consume the broken off pieces. After Sian, a human witch scientist, enters Trillin’s world, Trillin is determined more than ever to fight for her individuality and escape the Endless once and for all. I think the book overall was written quite well. The miss for me is that it wasn’t long enough. I would’ve loved to have dived deeper into the world and the emotions of Trillin and Sian. “She wanted the human to stick around. Step one of that was look like something worth sticking around for, which – well, the human hadn’t run screaming at the sight of her, which was a start. Step two was … was… Conversation.” I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Aimee Marinus

    Marie Cardno has a lovely voice. She writes unpretentiously, as if she's just one of your mates. There is a warmth and earthiness to her tone that makes this book a very easy read. I enjoyed the concept of the world Cardno has created, and the characters do have some substance. I found the plot to be a little lacking, though. It was like a short story that went too long, or a long story that ended very abruptly. I would happily read her again, though, as I think Cardno could produce some really en Marie Cardno has a lovely voice. She writes unpretentiously, as if she's just one of your mates. There is a warmth and earthiness to her tone that makes this book a very easy read. I enjoyed the concept of the world Cardno has created, and the characters do have some substance. I found the plot to be a little lacking, though. It was like a short story that went too long, or a long story that ended very abruptly. I would happily read her again, though, as I think Cardno could produce some really entertaining reads. Nota Bene: I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nastia

    I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. It was nice, but strangely in this ARC i felt that it’s not a finished copy, so story was a little bit rushed and messy. But as a quick read and as an intro in the world it will be fine. We have two worlds: one (Endless) is an isolated place, with only Endless in it, and world similar to Earth (but with magic, ability to open portals to other dimensions). And two beings human-witch and fragment of Endless. How they I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. It was nice, but strangely in this ARC i felt that it’s not a finished copy, so story was a little bit rushed and messy. But as a quick read and as an intro in the world it will be fine. We have two worlds: one (Endless) is an isolated place, with only Endless in it, and world similar to Earth (but with magic, ability to open portals to other dimensions). And two beings human-witch and fragment of Endless. How they interact? And how does Love affects plot? Read and find out. I will wait for final version of this book and future ones from Marie Cardno.

  18. 5 out of 5

    BookDragon

    How to Get a Girlfriend by Marie Cardno is such a unique read that I found the world building fascinating and the storyline unlike anything I have read before, it's quite creative in its premise. Sian and Trillin are unusual beings that I found to be quite intresting. I would have loved it if this was a longer read. Nonetheless, it was awesome to read. I do recommend this book, and I will be reading anything else by Marie Cardno may write. I received an advance review copy for free, from Book Sir How to Get a Girlfriend by Marie Cardno is such a unique read that I found the world building fascinating and the storyline unlike anything I have read before, it's quite creative in its premise. Sian and Trillin are unusual beings that I found to be quite intresting. I would have loved it if this was a longer read. Nonetheless, it was awesome to read. I do recommend this book, and I will be reading anything else by Marie Cardno may write. I received an advance review copy for free, from Book Sirens and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

  19. 5 out of 5

    thesapphiccelticbookworm

    Thank you to Booksirens and Kalikoi for a copy of this book. Trillin is a breakaway fragment from the Endless, Trillin is determined to stay separate from the Endless. Sian is a human witch studying the Endless. Trillin and Sian make a connection and form an unlikely duo. This is a fun, light-hearting, very unique novella. As it's a short book, we don't get much of an explanation of the world, it's more of a slice of life story. The pacing of the relationship between Trillin and Sian feel right. I Thank you to Booksirens and Kalikoi for a copy of this book. Trillin is a breakaway fragment from the Endless, Trillin is determined to stay separate from the Endless. Sian is a human witch studying the Endless. Trillin and Sian make a connection and form an unlikely duo. This is a fun, light-hearting, very unique novella. As it's a short book, we don't get much of an explanation of the world, it's more of a slice of life story. The pacing of the relationship between Trillin and Sian feel right. I would like if Cardno would write more books in this fascinating world.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Opalescent

    This book had me gripped from page one! It was humorous, thoughtful, and inventive. I loved reading about Trillin discovering her sense of self and fighting to keep it while also trying to successfully flirt with Sian. She was absolutely girlfriend material! Sian was this perfect blend of magic and science, a wonderful woman in STEM whose curiosity and perseverance led her to Trillin and a happy ever after always satiating her curiosity. I hope there is a sequel because I want more of Trillin an This book had me gripped from page one! It was humorous, thoughtful, and inventive. I loved reading about Trillin discovering her sense of self and fighting to keep it while also trying to successfully flirt with Sian. She was absolutely girlfriend material! Sian was this perfect blend of magic and science, a wonderful woman in STEM whose curiosity and perseverance led her to Trillin and a happy ever after always satiating her curiosity. I hope there is a sequel because I want more of Trillin and Sian and their fluffy pet and all the adorableness!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Misty

    This book was so cute! I absolutely adored the dynamic of a confident and badass human pining after a shy and tentative monster. I found that the beginning was a bit hard to follow. It wasn’t stated whose POV it was per chapter so I was confused with the first POV switch. I was also super sad at the lack of smut! Overall, though, I fell for these two cuties. I think the story was exciting and fast paced. I’d happily recommend the book if you’re into sapphic romances, monster romances, or both! I This book was so cute! I absolutely adored the dynamic of a confident and badass human pining after a shy and tentative monster. I found that the beginning was a bit hard to follow. It wasn’t stated whose POV it was per chapter so I was confused with the first POV switch. I was also super sad at the lack of smut! Overall, though, I fell for these two cuties. I think the story was exciting and fast paced. I’d happily recommend the book if you’re into sapphic romances, monster romances, or both! I did receive this ARC for free and am leaving a review voluntarily :)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Looby Lou

    This was a weirdly fascinating book which took me a bit of time to get into. It was a strange subject matter, about a void that can have bits fall off but then wants to capture them again. Combined with witchcraft a strange story was woven from the fallen bit Trillin, that didn’t go back, and the witch scientist, Sian, that Trillin had to rescue from the Endless. I wish there’d been an epilogue. It was hard to envisage what any potential future could look like.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Morgan

    I received an advanced readers copy of this book via booksirens in exchange for an honest review, and all thoughts are my own. This book is very cute. This could be that I'm just a weirdo that likes monsters, but I found it very cute. The only real criticisms I have of this is I didn't like the font it used and it did move super fast. I do however understand that it's an insta-love story so it's to be expected. I also love the cover and the human/nonhuman trope. I received an advanced readers copy of this book via booksirens in exchange for an honest review, and all thoughts are my own. This book is very cute. This could be that I'm just a weirdo that likes monsters, but I found it very cute. The only real criticisms I have of this is I didn't like the font it used and it did move super fast. I do however understand that it's an insta-love story so it's to be expected. I also love the cover and the human/nonhuman trope.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sahana Ramnath

    This. Was. So. CUTE. This book was a very pleasant, moderately paced read, with a super fluffy sapphic relationship (and a super fluffy pet!). It was so cute to read about the way the two MCs were shyly obsessed about each other. And their conversations were so grinny and cute (yes I'm using the word cute a lot, but it WAS) Check this out if you want a fluffy, fun sapphic read, with monsters and magic! This. Was. So. CUTE. This book was a very pleasant, moderately paced read, with a super fluffy sapphic relationship (and a super fluffy pet!). It was so cute to read about the way the two MCs were shyly obsessed about each other. And their conversations were so grinny and cute (yes I'm using the word cute a lot, but it WAS) Check this out if you want a fluffy, fun sapphic read, with monsters and magic!

  25. 5 out of 5

    RA Young

    Weird but... This was strange. And nightmarish. And a bit upsetting. Somewhat ridiculous. I 100% loved it. That said, it needed another chapter. Or a few more paragraphs. I spent the whole book waiting for a particular thing to happen, curious how the author would handle it, and then just as it started happening the book ended. Still, if you're looking for something unique but also quick, this is a fun book. Weird but... This was strange. And nightmarish. And a bit upsetting. Somewhat ridiculous. I 100% loved it. That said, it needed another chapter. Or a few more paragraphs. I spent the whole book waiting for a particular thing to happen, curious how the author would handle it, and then just as it started happening the book ended. Still, if you're looking for something unique but also quick, this is a fun book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    Completely charming. I loved living in Trilllin’s head as she admired and tried to embody, literally, humanity. Her “good-ness” despite her monstrous origins, won me over from the very first line and her innocence was an interesting foil for Sian’s smart-mouthed humor. I’m very intrigued by the magical university setting and hope that the author plans to write more in this world!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Aliya Bree Hall

    This was such a fun, funny, imaginative and strange in the best ways, quick read. The world building was interesting and unique, and I really loved how lived in this (pocket)world was. The characters were funny but also emotionally developed and I loved the storyline. While there was attraction there, I also appreciated that the story also wasn't overtly erotic. 10/10 recommend. This was such a fun, funny, imaginative and strange in the best ways, quick read. The world building was interesting and unique, and I really loved how lived in this (pocket)world was. The characters were funny but also emotionally developed and I loved the storyline. While there was attraction there, I also appreciated that the story also wasn't overtly erotic. 10/10 recommend.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jes

    Cute and Unique I really enjoyed this novelette. A sapphic monster romance, both wild in premise and execution. I think with edits and formatting this author could really make a mark on monster romance. How to Get a Girlfriend has one of the most unique premises that I’ve read recently.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ianthe Silverfire

    I am really torn on how to rate this book. I actually didn't like it much. It was a bit too cthulu/unknowable horror for me. But the algorithms that run our lives MUST know that sapphic monster romance is a thing we want! Personally I wanted more character for Trillin, I think? Or maybe Sian? Definitely less eyeballs. I am really torn on how to rate this book. I actually didn't like it much. It was a bit too cthulu/unknowable horror for me. But the algorithms that run our lives MUST know that sapphic monster romance is a thing we want! Personally I wanted more character for Trillin, I think? Or maybe Sian? Definitely less eyeballs.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kat M

    I really enjoyed reading this, it was a wonderfully done paranormal romance novel. The characters were great and I enjoyed going through this romance. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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