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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Invention of Wings

A Court of Books of Bullshit - book 2 Willow here. If you read our last post about The Goddess in the Machine, then you'll know I devoured it in less than two weeks, while it took Lauren the full four. Despite her jesting that I'd read the next one just as quickly, it was… Continue reading The Invention of Wings

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My Best Books of 2020

I managed to write three blog posts this year? Woof. What a year. I'm terrible at remembering dates, like even my own birthday, but I think I'll remember this one. This year I managed to read 48 books! *fanfare noises* Ironically, I read maybe...two books throughout lockdown #1 (in the UK). As it turns out,… Continue reading My Best Books of 2020

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My Best Books of 2019

Hello bibliopals! I didn't just succeed at my reading target this year (to read 25 books), I smashed it (I've read 38 books), whoo! But how many of those would I actually rave about? Here are the few that make my shortlist of best reads in 2019*. *Note: I do not mean published in 2019.… Continue reading My Best Books of 2019