95 episodes

Hello there! We are your hosts, Laura Marie and Jessica Marie and this is A Court of Fandoms and Exploration: A Podcast
Where we will discuss the epic highs and lows of YA literature, fantasy/sci- fi, and the tv shows (old and new) that made us the slightly- damaged young millennials we are today. Experience the life-altering realizations and unresolved trauma that only YA and sci-fi/fantasy can soothe as we explore Prythian, Crescent City, Sunnydale, Elfhame and more.
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A Court of Fandoms and Exploration - A Podcast‪.‬ Laura Marie and Jessica Marie

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    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

Hello there! We are your hosts, Laura Marie and Jessica Marie and this is A Court of Fandoms and Exploration: A Podcast
Where we will discuss the epic highs and lows of YA literature, fantasy/sci- fi, and the tv shows (old and new) that made us the slightly- damaged young millennials we are today. Experience the life-altering realizations and unresolved trauma that only YA and sci-fi/fantasy can soothe as we explore Prythian, Crescent City, Sunnydale, Elfhame and more.
*Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe and leave a 5 star review and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) and on our TikToks!
TikTok:
ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?)
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    086. Fearless (books1-2): Middle school me wanted to be her.

    086. Fearless (books1-2): Middle school me wanted to be her.

    It's Autumn in New York City. You're the new girl at another new school in a new living situation. You might be nervous. You might even be a little afraid. Not Gaia! Gaia is a lot of things. She's abrasive, dismissive, smart, and aloof. She's also born without a certain gene. A fear gene. Gaia cannot feel fear. That's right. Gaia is Fearless. And it doesn't make anything about her life easy. Her dad? Out of the picture. Her mom too. Just foster care and new schools until Gaia is 18. Oh, and there's a boy. A cute chess playing boy who hangs out in the park who might be along for the ride too. If she can live that long.


    Websites:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPKf1Excjgo
    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Fearless
    https://dreadfulbooks.miraheze.org/wiki/Fearless(Series)
    https://ew.com/author-interviews/2019/08/16/sweet-valley-high-creator-francine-pascal-interview/
    https://www.npr.org/2013/03/07/173722518/lifting-the-veil-the-secret-lives-of-ghostwriters


    TW / CW: none to our knowledge
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: no spoilers


    Mentions (please note these mentions are not spoilers): Gossip Girl, Charmed, Roswell, Dawson's Creek, Sex and the City, The Mortal Instruments, Buffy, Xena


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    085. Kingdom of the Wicked: Bargains, cooking, chalk, and pockets.

    085. Kingdom of the Wicked: Bargains, cooking, chalk, and pockets.

    Italy is a magical place. Come and walk down the road to the restaurant where you can smell the sea breeze and the scent of garlic on the air. Come inside and see the family work together harmoniously as they weave the magic of the kitchen for everyone to enjoy. Follow one sister as she finds trouble, follow another sister as she finds more trouble than she could have ever imagined. Italian witches, hell, and demon princes run around on an Italian island trying to solve a crime. Oh, and there's a magical bargain. Oh, and the witch and demon are mortal enemies. Oh, and we're reminded of that fact a lot. It's Kingdom of the Wicked where the tattoos are purple and pockets are filled with chalk. Pockets for the win!


    TW / CW: death of a family member
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: None to our knowledge


    Mentions (please note these mentions are not spoilers): The Bridge Kingdom, Serpent and Dove, A Discovery of Witches, A Deadly Education, Shadows Between Us, Rhapsodic, We Hunt the Flame, Four Horsemen, The Craft, ACOMAF, IPB, The Cruel Prince, ACOSF


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    • 45 min
    084: Daughters of the Moon (Books 1-2): This is what High School is going to be like! The goal!

    084: Daughters of the Moon (Books 1-2): This is what High School is going to be like! The goal!

    Let's time travel to a magical place that we can only visit in our wildest dreams. The year is: 2000. The place: LA. The setting: High School. The main characters: 15-year-old girls. Magic: You bet your ass. Mythology: Drowning in it. Tropes: On their heads. Enjoyment: Immeasurable.
    Vanessa is different. Very different. So is her best friend Catty. It's their secret to keep, until it isn't. If you love female friendship, mythology, a mysterious bad boy, high stakes, and 2000's fashion and makeup then this series was made for you. Join Laura Marie and Jessica Marie as they realize that the feminist messages went over their heads as kids but stand out now clear as day. This is why rereads are amazing!


    TW / CW: sex trafficking/child trafficking, drug use
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: None to our knowledge


    Mentions: Doctor Who, Shatter Me, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Euphoria, Winx, Weetzzie Bat, Percy Jackson


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE 007: Our new friend, Stacey!

    SPECIAL EPISODE 007: Our new friend, Stacey!

    ACOFAE welcomes author, Tiktok star, and our new friend, Stacey McEwan to the podcast! Stacey is the author of the upcoming adult fantasy book Ledge. Join Laura Marie, Jessica Marie, and Stacey as they discuss everything and anything about books, publishing, the writing process, the social media impact and more. If you're looking for a heroine who knows how to wield an ax, is willing and able to put anyone in their place, and has to maybe possibly save her entire people, then you are in luck with Ledge. Throw in a little forced proximity, some enemies to lovers, and add in a bit of found family and you have the perfect recipe for a debut novel. Women supporting women.


    Follow Stacey McEwan!
    Instagram: @Stacebookspace
    https://www.instagram.com/stacebookspace/


    TikTok: @Stacebookspace
    https://www.tiktok.com/@stacebookspace


    Stacey's Beacon
    https://beacons.ai/stacebookspace


    TW / CW: none to our awareness
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: None to our knowledge


    Mentions: Harry Potter, Twilight, The Bridge Kingdom series, Chaos Walking Trilogy, The Wrath & the Dawn


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    083. Chicago: The Movie - "We couldn't have done this without you, truly!".

    083. Chicago: The Movie - "We couldn't have done this without you, truly!".

    "I don't believe in the glorification of murder. I do believe in the empowerment of women."- Lady Gaga


    Welcome to Chicago. Where the music is as hot as the crime and the crime can make you famous. Enter Roxy Hart and Velma Kelly. Both are accused of a crime they absolutely did commit, both are desperate to keep their names in the newspapers, and both think that they don't need the other. Beautiful musical numbers that showcase the talented cast shine here, but the star of the show is "The Cellblock Tango." Laura Marie wishes she could sing and Jessica Marie wishes she could dance alongside the ladies of Murderess Row as they deliver the most memorable number of the movie.
    Pop. Six. Squish. Uh Uh. Cicero. Lipschitz.
    They had it coming.


    TW / CW: EDs and sexual assault
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: no spoilers to our knowledge


    Mentions: Moulin Rouge, Hamilton, Burlesque, The Vampire Diaries, Suckerpunch, Empire Records, Ozark, The Devil Wears Prada


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    • 58 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE 006: Our new friend, Deanna Ortega!

    SPECIAL EPISODE 006: Our new friend, Deanna Ortega!

    ACOFAE welcomes author, Tiktok star, and our new friend, Deanna Ortega, to the podcast! Deanna is the bestselling author of The Cursed Kingdoms series with book 1 Ruin and Roses out now and book 2 Shadows and Lies out August 31st, 2022. In an attempt to keep this episode spoiler free Laura Marie, Jessica Marie, and Deanna make a valiant attempt to keep the details to a minimum but, it's hard when the characters are so wonderful and the spice is deliciously spicy. The conversation also dives into publishing challenges, the role of social media, and the pressure that come with being perceived. It's a bit chaotic but that's why it's fun. Women supporting women. Jessica Marie was VERY SICK during this


    Follow Deanna Ortega!
    Instagram: @DeannaOrtegaAuthor
    (https://www.instagram.com/deannaortegaauthor/)


    Tiktok: @Deanna.Orama
    (https://www.tiktok.com/@deanna.orama)


    Deanna's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DeannaMOrtegaAuthor


    TW / CW: ED's, fatphobia, misogyny
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Author's CW/TW for her book, Ruin and Roses: Violence (Graphic), Death, Mature Content, Mature Language, Sexual Content, Mental Abuse, Physical Abuse, Misogyny, Suicide (Mentioned), Sexual Assault (Mentioned), Death of a Parent, Child Abuse, Animal Death


    Spoilers: None to our knowledge


    Mentions: The Vampire Diaries, The Cruel Prince, Aladdin


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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

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Book BFFs I need

Obsessed with this podcast!!! They are so authentic and honest I absolutely love it ❤️

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Came here for the book reviews, stayed for good vibes

Since discovering SJM in September, I’ve been slowly working my way through ACOFAE’s episodes, and I finally feel like I found people. All of these YA/NA books have no right to make me feel so many emotions, but I’m so glad I have Jessica and Laura to work through all these big feelings (I’m looking at you, Kingdom of Ash). I leave each episode feeling positive and excited for the next book or series. Also, I love the shoutouts they make to other authors, books, artists, small businesses, etc.! I’ve found so many new people to be inspired by because of ACOFAE. 10/10 would recommend!!

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I rarely re-read any book but the excitement you feel really makes me want to re-read/listen to these books!!
I love the excitement and I LOVE that there’s no shame in the sex and desire portrayed here. I found this podcast after another was shaking the possibility of threesomes or curiosity about unconventional sex.
I love the openness in these books and the excitement these podcasters reignite in these stories.

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