Book Talk for BookTok

By Jac L. S. & A. S. Yen

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Do you ever get swept up in the fan theories for your favorite novel on TikTok / BookTok? Well we do, too! Book Talk for BookTok co-hosts Jac and Amy deep dive into the writing of some of BookTok's favorite novels. With their literary backgrounds, they're here to provide some novel insight (see what we did there?) to popular books on BookTok, sprinkled with a rant or two and a generous layer of humor. In season one, Jac and Amy explore Sarah J. Maas’ both beloved and controversial novel, A Court of Thorns and Roses. Season two, which begins June 28, covers the sequel, A Court of Mist and Fury.

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S2E8 ACOMAF: Chapters 29 - 31
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In the space between their visit to the mortal realms and their wait for an invitation to the Summer Court, Feyre joins the Inner Circle for her first night on the town in Velaris. She finds there are many aspects of the City of Starlight to enjoy, bringing with it some new revelations. Feyre begins her mental and physical training with Rhysand and Cassian, and in the process admits to herself the things she’s been too afraid to say aloud for far too long.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 29 through 31 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Aug 16, 2022
S2E7 ACOMAF: Chapters 22 - 28
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With their pursuit of the Prythian half of the Book of Breathings at a stand-still, Rhysand and Feyre go to the mortal realm to seek the help of the Archeron family. But when Feyre’s remade body and the company she keeps put the peace of Nesta and Elain’s lives at risk, Feyre is met with resistance before her sisters concede to a plan to call on the Queens of the Realm. While the group waits for their plans to be set in motion, Feyre begins to train her powers and is captured by the Attor. The realization that Tamlin was right to fear for her safety and the fact that Rhysand used her as bait brings Feyre to a crossroads in her journey through immortality.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 22 through 28 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Aug 09, 2022
S2E6 ACOMAF: Chapters 19 - 21
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There is no rest for the weary in Rhysand’s Inner Circle. Barely a day after returning from visiting the Bone Carver, Rhysand sets off with Feyre in tow to visit the Weaver in the heart of Prythian. Is Feyre up to the challenge of identifying a lost object in the Weaver’s cottage using untrained detection skills, or will she succumb to her human fear and become the Weaver’s next meal?

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 19 through 21 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Aug 02, 2022
S2E5 ACOMAF: Chapters 16 - 18
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With trepidation, Feyre meets the rag-tag group of individuals Rhysand considers his Inner Circle. Despite their long history together and complicated relationships, Feyre feels a connection to each that convinces her she can work with them and with Rhysand. Though they experience an initial set-back during their first attempt to enter the Prison, Feyre and Rhysand face the depths of Prythian’s most dangerous domain to confront the Bone Carver. Unspeakable truths are shared that bring Feyre and Rhysand closer to each other and pave the way for their next adventure.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 16 through 18 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Jul 26, 2022
S2E4 ACOMAF: Chapters 12 - 15
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Upon her second return from the Night Court, Feyre is met with the peak of Tamlin’s desire for control. Her jealousy and anger reveal more of Feyre’s latent power until it reaches its breaking point when Tamlin traps her in the Spring Court manor. To save her from herself, Feyre is whisked away by Mor and Rhysand to the night court, where Feyre demands she not be left behind once again. Not fully aware of the implications, Feyre agrees to a vow of secrecy in order to accompany Rhysand to his home in Velaris. Here, Feyre discovers the hidden gem of the Night Court and must face a decision of whether she will work for the most powerful High Lord of Prythian or face the wrath of her friends in the south.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 12 through 15 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Jul 19, 2022
S2E3 ACOMAF: Chapters 7 - 11
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The remainder of Feyre’s stay at the Night Court has her learning to read and shield, read and shield, and growing increasingly reclusive from those who want to be her friends. Her return to the Spring Court heralds a new wave of over-protectiveness from Tamlin, who does all he can to lay claim to Feyre and her body. The Tithe shows Feyre a new level of brutality among the High Fae of the Spring Court and an alarming increase in Tamlin’s capacity for anger when things do not go his way.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 7 through 11 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Jul 12, 2022
S2E2 ACOMAF: Chapters 4 - 6
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The day of Feyre and Tamlin’s wedding arrives, but what should be a joyous occasion quickly becomes tumultuous as Feyre’s panic opens the door for Rhysand’s appearance. Spirited away to the Night Court, Feyre learns of the coming threat to Prythian and her human home and must face a choice of whether she wants to be a weapon or a pawn in the political games to come.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 4 through 6 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Jul 05, 2022
S2E1 ACOMAF: Prologue - Chapter 3
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The consequences of Feyre’s past actions haunt her dreams and waking moments as she learns to accept her new role as an immortal High Fae. In a newly liberated Prythian, Feyre struggles to find her place in a world where she is thanked for the brutality of her choices Under the Mountain, while also being barred from making positive, meaningful contributions with her newfound strengths. As we join Feyre in the first arc of her journey through eternity, will Feyre find peace, or is she doomed to a life of responsibility and duty that killed her once mortal body?

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover the prologue through chapter 3 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Jun 28, 2022
S1E19: Season 1 Recap
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This is it, folks, the last of the post-season content. In this week's episode, Jac and Amy recap important themes and discussion points to remind listeners of the most important takeaways from Season 1, where they analyzed Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

If you don't want to listen to all of Season 1 again, listen to this episode to prepare for Season 2, where Jac and Amy will deep dive into A Court of Mist and Fury.  The first episode of Season 2 airs Tuesday, June 28, with new episodes published every Tuesday.

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Jun 21, 2022
S1E18: Post-Season Interview with S. B. Nova
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In this special episode, Jac and Amy have the privilege of interviewing one of their favorite authors, S.B Nova, to talk about her writing process and how she both world-builds and develops characters for her novels.

Nova’s debut novel, Draken, marked the start of her Southern Fire series. Closely related is her second novel, and a personal favorite, A Kingdom of Exiles, the first book in her Outcast series.

Nova lives in the UK where she spends most of her time reading, writing, and, in her words, drinking too much caffeine. When asked for book recommendations, Nova continues to be one of Jac and Amy's top authors, and her novel A Kingdom of Exiles has set the bar on what they wish and hope to achieve in their own writing.

You can find Nova on Twitter and A Kingdom of Exiles on Amazon, Kindle Unlimited, and Audible.

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Jun 14, 2022
S1E17 ACOTAR: Post-Season Interview with Brittany Vasseur (@vasseurbeauty)
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This week, Brittany Vasseur, also known as @vasseurbeauty, joins Jac and Amy to discuss Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses as well as some of our favorite novel recommendations.

As a YouTuber and a lifestyle and beauty blogger, Brittany has built a community around real-life topics and discussions. Her videos on organization, cleaning, DIY, and beauty have honestly been a godsend to us and we have a list of new things to try every week. Brittany has also built a connection with her audience and her discussions around literature. To our pleasant surprise, Brittany was an early supporter of the podcast after reading both A Court of Thorns and Roses as well as A Court of Mist and Fury and recommending the novels to her community.

You can find Brittany on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok at @vasseurbeauty. 

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Jun 07, 2022
S1E16 ACOTAR: Post-Season Listener Thoughts (Part 2)
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This week, Jac & Amy read and discuss listener thoughts received during season one of Book Talk for BookTok in response to their discussion about ACOTAR. The discussion ranges from parallels (or mirrors) found in ACOTAR and begins to stray into the beginning stages of their ACOMAF discussion.

Be sure to check out Book Talk for BookTok's social media channels on June 1 for an update on Season 2's start date, in which Jac and Amy discuss Sarah J. Mass' beloved A Court of Mist and Fury.

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May 31, 2022
S1E15 ACOTAR: Post-Season Interview with Sydney G.
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On this week's episode, Jac and Amy interview one of Book Talk for BookTok's  original listeners. Sydney G. (or Syd) has been with the podcast from the beginning and has been an active and engaged listener. Often part of our TikTok lives, Syd has offered a unique voice to our ongoing ACOTAR conversations and has quickly become a friend to the podcast.

This episode of Book Talk for Book Tok was recorded on Riverside.fm, a cloud-based podcast recording platform.

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May 24, 2022
S1E14 ACOTAR: Post-Season Interview with Lili O. (@ahappyhermit)
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**SPOILER ALERT** This episode discusses all of Sarah J. Maas' works and their interconnectedness (aka the Maas Multiverse). Proceed at your own risk!

You asked, and we answered!

This week, Jac and Amy interview one of their most highly requested guests. Lili, also known as A Happy Hermit (@ahappyhermit) on TikTok, quickly gained notoriety for her in-depth, and well-researched observations on Sarah J. Maas' bestseller A House of Sky and Breath. After reading the Crescent City series, Lili quickly found parallels between Maas' other series and began deep-diving into the Maas Multiverse. Since February, Lili has created a number of videos where she shares her theories and insights. Today, Jac and Amy are thrilled to have Lili on the podcast to answer some of our questions and explains some of her amazing theories. 

This episode of Book Talk for Book Tok was recorded on Riverside.fm, a cloud-based podcast recording platform.

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May 17, 2022
S1E13 ACOTAR: Post-Season Interview with Hannah C.
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On this week's special episode of Book Talk for BookTok,  Hannah C. joins Jac and Amy for a special conversation on trauma in ACOTAR. Hannah is a creative type and therapist-in-training who uses creative outlets to explore and overcome anxiety and depression. She has a YouTube channel where she talks about how tools like journaling, art, and prescription medications have impacted her mental health journey. You can find her on YouTube at HannahCheungL or on TikTok and Instagram at @hannahlcheung.

This episode of Book Talk for Book Tok was recorded on Riverside.fm, a cloud-based podcast recording platform.

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May 10, 2022
S1E12 ACOTAR: Post-Season Interview with Nikole Z.
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In this week’s episode, Jac and Amy interview their first ever guest, writer and friend of the podcast Nikole Z (@nikolez on Twitter and Instagram). Together they discuss the messy dynamics of Tamlin and Feyre’s relationship, discover new metaphors, and decide whether Amarantha really is a feminist icon.

This episode of Book Talk for Book Tok was recorded on Riverside.fm, a cloud-based podcast recording platform.

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May 03, 2022
S1E11 ACOTAR: Post-Season Listener Thoughts (Part 1)
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In season one, we explored Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR). In our post-season content, we look forward to sharing listener feedback and thoughts we received over the last eight weeks as well as interview content from some special guests.

This week, we read and discuss listener thoughts we received during season one of Book Talk for BookTok in response to our discussion about ACOTAR. This is the first episode of Book Talk for BookTok's post-season one content as we gear up for season two.

We would love to hear your thoughts and insights based off of today’s conversation, and invite you to email us if you would like your thoughts read on the podcast for our listeners to hear. You can email us at podcast@booktalkforbooktok.com.

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Apr 26, 2022
S1E10 ACOTAR: Chapters 42 - 46
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The time has come for Amarantha’s third and final trial, and Feyre is faced with the impossible task of murdering not only innocents, but also the man she claims to love. When Feyre succeeds to both complete the task and solve the riddle that will set her and the Spring Court free, Amarantha kills Feyre in anger. As her human life ebbs away, Feyre is faced with the undeniable reality of just who is and who is not willing to fight for her, only to awaken to a startling new life.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 42 through 46 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Apr 19, 2022
S1E9 ACOTAR: Chapters 38 - 41
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With the first trial behind her, and her bargain with Rhys established, Feyre is ready for the second of Amarantha's trials. But the terrors Under the Mountain do not sleep. How can Feyre reconcile her new means of survival under Tamlin's watchful gaze?

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 38 through 41 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Apr 12, 2022
S1E8 ACOTAR: Chapters 33 - 37
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Under the Mountain, Feyre is confronted by nightmares on all sides. Against Alis’ advice, Feyre makes bargains with Amarantha and Rhysand, the two most terrifying Fae, in an effort to liberate Tamlin and the Spring Court. But when Tamlin will not so much as look at her, the sacrifice of her safety and ultimately her life begin to shift her perception of the man she loves.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 33 through 37 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Apr 05, 2022
S1E7 ACOTAR: Chapters 29 - 32
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Submitting herself to Tamlin’s will results in Feyre’s return to the human world. Lost in the mundane world around her, Feyre begins to search for purpose. Upon the realization that her words to Rhysand have not only killed the Beddor family but has also put her faerie friends in danger, it is no surprise that Feyre decides she must return to Prythian to provide the help she was so long denied the opportunity to provide.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 29 through 32 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Mar 29, 2022
S1E6 ACOTAR: Chapters 23 - 28
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The advent of the Summer Solstice and its accompanying celebrations bring about the happiest day of Feyre’s life. The juxtaposition of needless violence and Rhysand’s terrifying visit heralds unwelcome change for Feyre and separates her from Tamlin.  As she is forced to return to the human world, is Feyre still the woman she once was and will she be able to assimilate when she returns to her family?

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 23 through 28 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Mar 22, 2022
S1E5 ACOTAR: Chapters 18 - 22
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In the wake of the naga and the horrors of the night before, Feyre and Tamlin escape to secret glens and galleries. Calanmai approaches, and with it the responsibilities of the High Lord that put Feyre and Tamlin at odds. Feyre begins to open herself up to the possibility of falling for Tamlin as new threats start to reveal themselves.

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 18 through 22 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Mar 15, 2022
S1E4 ACOTAR: Chapters 15 - 17
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In a fight for her life, Feyre faces down the naga when none other than Tamlin comes to her aid. Their mutual prowess in the hunt binds them together, but are the subsequent  deaths around them sufficient to build the foundation of emotional intimacy Feyre craves?

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 15 through 17 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Mar 08, 2022
S1E3 ACOTAR: Chapters 11 - 14
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After her encounter with the puca, Feyre begins to accept her new life in Prythian and the High Fae with whom she keeps company. As strives to create the semblance of a new life, can Feyre truly leave her old self behind?

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 11 through 14 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Mar 01, 2022
S1E2 ACOTAR: Chapters 6 - 10
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Upon her arrival to Prythian, Feyre finds herself in the opulent and enchanting world of the Spring Court. But despite the wealth, comfort, and excess of food in her new home, Feyre cannot help but try to find a way to convince Tamlin to return her to her family - or devise a means for escape if he refuses. Is this new world and the High Fae Feyre finds herself encountering as despicable as she imagined, or will they be her salvation?

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 6 through 10 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Mar 01, 2022
S1E1 ACOTAR: Chapters 1 - 5
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Alone in the woods, Feyre hunts to feed her starving family, a father and two older sisters who leave the burden of their survival on her shoulders. Only after selling its pelt does Feyre discover she has killed a faerie disguised as a wolf. Doomed to live in Prythian, faerie lands across the wall from her human home, Feyre must satisfy the ancient Treaty and resign herself to a lifetime away from her family and the world she knows. In the opening chapters of Sarah J. Maas’ beloved series, we ask ourselves: Is Feyre a character we want to follow into the unknown?

This episode of Book Talk for BookTok cover chapters 1 through 5 of Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Mar 01, 2022
Season 1 ACOTAR: Trailer
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Listen to season one of Book Talk for BookTok featuring Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses beginning March 1, 2022! 

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Feb 22, 2022