Oh hello there. It’s been a while, but Willow and I are back on track with our book club, and currently enjoying the Dark and Hollow Star Saga. Full review coming soon… BUT FIRST! Something pretty exciting happened in January. Willow. Became. A. Published. Author. So I had a very happy start to the year… Continue reading A Headful of Skye (and a heart full of stardust kitties)
Some Grouch Called Ove and Evelyn Mindmelt
As far as book groups go, A Court of Books and Bullshit were very bad last year at 1) writing reviews after reading the book (or not reading the book) and 2) sticking within the time frame that the book must be read. But anyway, our reading "year" begins in spring, so we're not totally… Continue reading Some Grouch Called Ove and Evelyn Mindmelt
Don’t Be Afraid To Admit Book Defeat
Our second choice for A Court of Books and Bullshit 2022 reading list has been looming over us for a long time. We put it off at first only because of life commitments, and then because we picked up other books to get us through the busy season at our separate reading paces. So, finally,… Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid To Admit Book Defeat
Stars Above – stella review
Foreword: We actually read Stars Above by Marissa Meyer in April of 2022 and, despite our immediate debrief together, Willow waited for three months before Lauren wrote her blog review! We can forgive her since she was busy planning her July wedding; congratulations, by the way, it was great. It looks like our reading plan… Continue reading Stars Above – stella review
A Court of Books and Bullshit 2022 Reading List
Desktop background by Yuumei - paid for, too! I love her art so much. Willow here. As you can see, I was very prepared to begin our book selection for 2022. After gushing about Winter by Marissa Meyer, our last book of 2021, we got down to the exciting business of suggesting What Next? Without… Continue reading A Court of Books and Bullshit 2022 Reading List
Don’t worry, fellow space cadets, Her Majesty is delightfully repulsive
Hello again, Lauren here. I’m sad to be writing the review for Winter by Marissa Meyer, because it means our travels through space with the cyborg, A.I. robot, loveable criminal, Lunar shell, French Farmer and werewolf have reached their end! It’s quite unusual for me to like every single one of the characters in a… Continue reading Don’t worry, fellow space cadets, Her Majesty is delightfully repulsive
Thoughtful Book-nerd Gift
"I WISH I could listen to audiobooks on my very long commute to work," I lament to Lauren the night of her birthday. We're talking about the last book on our reading list - Winter by Marissa Meyer. Since I raved about the audio of Cress in our last review, Lauren got the finale on… Continue reading Thoughtful Book-nerd Gift
Cress is apparently a type of lettuce
Look at the Dutch cover by Tara Spruit! Hi there, it's Willow kicking off today's book review. Not only did this once again send me reeling with glee the entire time, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as an audiobook, too. Rebecca Soler ticks every one of my boxes - multiple voices, use of pitch and… Continue reading Cress is apparently a type of lettuce
Please tell me he hasn’t eaten her Grandma.
Lauren: WAIT, but...is Wolf going to turn into Scarlet’s Grandma at some point? Is Grandma going to turn into Wolf? I sure hope he didn’t eat her... These are the three main thoughts that went through my head reading Scarlet. Worryingly, I instantly loved Wolf, so I had to ask Willow about three times if… Continue reading Please tell me he hasn’t eaten her Grandma.
Cinderella – the cyborg mechanic in New Beijing
Introducing: MY FAVOURITE BOOK SERIES EVER. Willow here, and let me tell you how much I love the Lunar Chronicles: Not only is book one FANTASTIC, but so is the whole series. I mean, maybe I don't love book two, but for a whole series to be epic? That's rare. Re-reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer… Continue reading Cinderella – the cyborg mechanic in New Beijing
The Eve Illusion – not the popcorn flavour you were expecting
So, it’s 3am and I’m lying in bed trying (and failing) to go to sleep. I know, I think, I’ll read The Eve Illusion for a bit. That’ll be a good bedtime story – cute romance with a chance of mild threat. Fast-forward to 4am and I’m now lying in bed, further away from… Continue reading The Eve Illusion – not the popcorn flavour you were expecting
Eve of Man – DON’T WORRY, LADS, SHE’S HOT
Look at that book cover. Mmm. Delightful. ❤ Tis Willow leading the review today. My mum actually chose this book for Lauren's birthday (hi Mum). I enjoyed this way more than expected. I'm not sure what made me nervous - probably just the premise "beautiful teen girl living in a world of literally only men"… Continue reading Eve of Man – DON’T WORRY, LADS, SHE’S HOT
A Vow so Non-existent and Deadly Boring
Hello, Lauren here. OK. I'm going to try and be nice. You know when you have a wobbly table? Well, I’m sure A Vow so Bold and Deadly would be an excellent book to shove under the shorter leg. Highly useful book, this one, several extremely practical uses for it. Fire kindling, chip wrapping, bog...… Continue reading A Vow so Non-existent and Deadly Boring
A Heart so Fierce and 50% DISAPPOINTED
Watch me die on my Grey/Harper hill.
A Curse so Dark and SMOKIN’ AWESOME
Need a great romance this year? WE RECOMMEND THIS ONE!