Book Talk for BookTok

Book Talk for BookTok

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 explored Sarah J. Maas’ controversial novel, A Court of Thorns and Roses. In season two, they covered the beloved sequel, A Court of Mist and Fury. In season three, which launched January 31, 2023, they dive into the final book in the series, A Court of Wings and Ruin.

Episodes

February 22, 2022 1 min

Welcome to Book Talk for BookTok, the literary podcast that deep dives into our favorite books popular on TikTok.

Season one features Sarah J. Maas' bestseller A Court of Thorns and Roses. Season two cover the sequel, A Court of Mist and Fury. The latest season, season three, dives into the finale, A Court of Wings and Ruin.

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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...

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March 1, 2022 69 mins

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 salvati...

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March 1, 2022 48 mins

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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March 8, 2022 46 mins

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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March 15, 2022 60 mins

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&ap...

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March 22, 2022 55 mins

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?

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March 29, 2022 50 mins

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.

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April 5, 2022 49 mins

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 chapte...

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April 12, 2022 47 mins

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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April 19, 2022 53 mins

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 f...

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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 e...

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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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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 ...

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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&...

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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 Rivers...

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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, ...

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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 n...

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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.

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June 21, 2022 61 mins

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 ...

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