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Book Talk for BookTok

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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 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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

E8 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapter 38-43

2/29/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 2 of Episode 8. Bryce and Hunt are stunned by the reveal of Sabine’s potential meddling in evidence that suggests she is the one behind Danika’s murder. While they continue their investigation and review Viktoria’s evidence of the kristalos demon, Ruhn conducts his own research into mediwitch techniques that could repair Luna’s Horn. With limited new information on their hands, Bryce and Hunt push forward their investigation by going back to the scene where a kristalos demon was last seen, only to realize they must finally face Sabine to determine whether they can catch her in a lie that will prove her involvement in her daughter’s death. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 38 through 43 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:01:04:19

E8 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 38-43

2/27/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 1 of Episode 8. Bryce and Hunt are stunned by the reveal of Sabine’s potential meddling in evidence that suggests she is the one behind Danika’s murder. While they continue their investigation and review Viktoria’s evidence of the kristalos demon, Ruhn conducts his own research into mediwitch techniques that could repair Luna’s Horn. With limited new information on their hands, Bryce and Hunt push forward their investigation by going back to the scene where a kristalos demon was last seen, only to realize they must finally face Sabine to determine whether they can catch her in a lie that will prove her involvement in her daughter’s death. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 38 through 43 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:01:00:11

E7 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 31-37

2/22/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 2 of Episode 7. Hunt’s shock at seeing his former captor forces Bryce to step in to do what she does best: Distract. After catching the attention of Micah, Bryce dismisses the governor’s advances, causing him to lash out at Hunt. In an effort to find whoever is behind the missing Horn, Hunt visits the Oracle, where he is warned to stay away from Bryce. The warning only brings Bryce and Hunt closer together as they prepare to finally see Briggs in person. The meeting does not go according to plan, and only Bryce is able to help Hunt get out of his head and his spiral of self-hatred. A quick meeting with Ruhn and his friends has Bryce showing off her firearm skills for Hunt, where things get tense and heated. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 31 through 37 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:00:53:18

E7 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 31-37

2/20/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 1 of Episode 7. Hunt’s shock at seeing his former captor forces Bryce to step in to do what she does best: Distract. After catching the attention of Micah, Bryce dismisses the governor’s advances, causing him to lash out at Hunt. In an effort to find whoever is behind the missing Horn, Hunt visits the Oracle, where he is warned to stay away from Bryce. The warning only brings Bryce and Hunt closer together as they prepare to finally see Briggs in person. The meeting does not go according to plan, and only Bryce is able to help Hunt get out of his head and his spiral of self-hatred. A quick meeting with Ruhn and his friends has Bryce showing off her firearm skills for Hunt, where things get tense and heated. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 31 through 37 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:00:55:45

E6 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 25-30

2/15/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 2 of Episode 6. Though Bryce runs through the city to escape Hunt in the aftermath of the temple acolyte’s murder, Hunt trails her, torn between ensuring his own security and apologizing. Bryce hides in the White Raven and meets Juniper, but their brief gathering meets a timely end. Hunt spirits Bryce away to Ruhn’s house to patch her up, where Ruhn brings the news of the Keres group’s involvement with the explosion. The result? New roomie for Bryce by the name of Hunt Athalar. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 25 through 30 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:01:00:54

E6 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 25-30

2/13/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 1 of Episode 6. Though Bryce runs through the city to escape Hunt in the aftermath of the temple acolyte’s murder, Hunt trails her, torn between ensuring his own security and apologizing. Bryce hides in the White Raven and meets Juniper, but their brief gathering meets a timely end. Hunt spirits Bryce away to Ruhn’s house to patch her up, where Ruhn brings the news of the Keres group’s involvement with the explosion. The result? New roomie for Bryce by the name of Hunt Athalar. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 25 through 30 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:01:02:08

E5 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 18-24

2/8/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 2 of Episode 5. Bryce and Hunt make their way to the Meat Market, where Bryce hustles a satyr for the illusive and taboo obsidian salt. What Hunt does not realize is that she is also attracting the attention of the Viper Queen. A conversation with the Viper Queen has Bryce realizing she must look to where it hurts the most to find the answers she seeks about Danika. After Bryce and Hunt come to a tentative truce, they are summoned to Luna’s Temple by Ruhn, where he admits to his search for Luna’s Horn. The day following their meeting, another brutal murder by the kristallos demon shakes Bryce to her core. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 18 through 24 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:00:43:25

E5 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 18-24

2/6/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 1 of Episode 5. Bryce and Hunt make their way to the Meat Market, where Bryce hustles a satyr for the illusive and taboo obsidian salt. What Hunt does not realize is that she is also attracting the attention of the Viper Queen. A conversation with the Viper Queen has Bryce realizing she must look to where it hurts the most to find the answers she seeks about Danika. After Bryce and Hunt come to a tentative truce, they are summoned to Luna’s Temple by Ruhn, where he admits to his search for Luna’s Horn. The day following their meeting, another brutal murder by the kristallos demon shakes Bryce to her core. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 18 through 24 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:00:56:16

House of Flame and Shadow Review (Part 1)

2/5/2024
On today's special bonus episode, Amy and Jac discuss Sarah J Maas' highly anticipated third novel to her Crescent City series, House of Flame and Shadow. Using our background in literature, we discuss initial thoughts, general sentiments from the public, and listener feedback. We discuss all spoilers, so please make sure to read House of Earth and Blood, House of Sky and Breath, as well as the ACOTAR series. Support the show

Duration:01:00:51

E4 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 14-17

2/1/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 2 of Episode 4. Ruhn Danaan, Crown Prince of the Valbaran Fae, is a mere cog in the Autumn King’s world. Despite their blood ties, the two men disagree on many points, including the point that is Bryce Quinlan. Bryce and Hunt have their own tug of war, with Bryce doing her best to leave Hunt in the dark as she looks into the people who might link the deaths of Danika and Maximus Tertian. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 14 through 17 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:00:58:28

E4 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 14-17

1/30/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 1 of Episode 4. Ruhn Danaan, Crown Prince of the Valbaran Fae, is a mere cog in the Autumn King’s world. Despite their blood ties, the two men disagree on many points, including the point that is Bryce Quinlan. Bryce and Hunt have their own tug of war, with Bryce doing her best to leave Hunt in the dark as she looks into the people who might link the deaths of Danika and Maximus Tertian. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 14 through 17 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:00:54:07

E3 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 8-13

1/25/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 2 of Episode 3. 22 months have passed since the night Bryce’s life was changed forever. With a carefree, party-girl exterior, Bryce has changed in ways that many don’t even see. After a frustrating business meeting at her old haunt – interrupted by none other than her brother, Bryce’s life is changed once again when a visit from Micah, Hunt, and Isaiah, reveals that Danika’s murderer is not who they once thought. The demon-summoning murderer is back and has found another victim. Their only lead: Bryce Quinlan. While Bryce agrees to help find Danika’s killer, Hunt discovers that his own freedom is at stake. His only path forward: working with Bryce to find the perpetrator. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 8 through 13 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:01:11:31

E3 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 8-13

1/23/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 1 of Episode 3. 22 months have passed since the night Bryce’s life was changed forever. With a carefree, party girl exterior, Bryce has changed in ways that many don’t even see. After a frustrating business meeting at her old haunt – interrupted by none other than her brother, Bryce’s life is changed once again when a visit from Micah, Hunt, and Isaiah, reveals that Danika’s murderer is not who they once thought. The demon-summoning murderer is back and has found another victim. Their only lead: Bryce Quinlan. While Bryce agrees to help find Danika’s killer, Hunt discovers that his own freedom is at stake. His only path forward: working with Bryce to find the perpetrator. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 8 through 13 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:01:16:27

E2 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 4-7

1/18/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 2 of Episode 2. After dumping Reid Rednar at the Pearl and Rose, Bryce calls on her friends to party at the White Raven in order to avoid confronting Connor’s intensity at home. While a night of drugs and dancing brings Bryce to life, little does she know what she is about to return home to find. With Danika and the Pack of Devils dead, only one tenuous thread keeps Bryce safely in the witness column and not the alternative. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 4 through 7 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:00:55:00

E2 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 4-7

1/16/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 1 of Episode 2. After dumping Reid Rednar at the Pearl and Rose, Bryce calls on her friends to party at the White Raven in order to avoid confronting Connor’s intensity at home. While a night of drugs and dancing brings Bryce to life, little does she know what she is about to return home to find. With Danika and the Pack of Devils dead, only one tenuous thread keeps Bryce safely in the witness column and not the alternative. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 4 through 7 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:01:03:39

E1 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 1-3

1/16/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 1 of Episode 1. Welcome to Lunathion, aka Crescent City, where Bryce Quinlan and her best friend Danika Fendyr are working women by day, and resident party gals by night. An encounter with a Nightstalker forces Danika to visit Bryce at Giffin Antiquities, where she leaves her weapons and borrows clothes before attending a meeting with the Heads of the City. In the early chapters of House of Earth and Blood where the relationships are plentiful and messy, the scene is set and groundwork laid for the journey of Bryce and those she loves most. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 1 through 3 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:01:04:41

E1 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 1-3

1/16/2024
This season, Jac and Amy conduct a literary analysis of Sara J Maas' book Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood! This is Part 2 of Episode 1 Welcome to Lunathion, aka Crescent City, where Bryce Quinlan and her best friend Danika Fendyr are working women by day, and resident party gals by night. An encounter with a Nightstalker forces Danika to visit Bryce at Giffin Antiquities, where she leaves her weapons and borrows clothes before attending a meeting with the Heads of the City. In the early chapters of House of Earth and Blood where the relationships are plentiful and messy, the scene is set and groundwork laid for the journey of Bryce and those she loves most. This episode of Book Talk for BookTok covers chapters 1 through 3 of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. Support the show

Duration:01:07:45

S19 Post Season: Crescent City Theories with Lili (@ahappyhermit) and Rosie (@acourtofthornsandrosie)

1/9/2024
This week we talk to two of TikTok's favorite SJM therosists. We chat with Lili and Rosie, also known as @ahappyhermit and @acourtofthornsandrosies, about what they think will happen in A House of Flame and Shadow. No one knows the Sarah J Maas universe like these two! Books we discuss: This episode of Book Talk for Book Tok was recorded on Riverside.fm, a cloud-based podcast recording platform. Support the show

Duration:01:15:17

E18 Post Season: Crescent City Listener Emails

1/2/2024
Happy New Year's! It's January, you know what that means? Our next season where we talk about House of Earth and Blood is just around the corner! Let's get the year started with some listener emails. Jac didn't plug in her microphone correctly, so her audio is a little different. We'll be back to normal next week! Support the show

Duration:00:39:55

S17 Post Season: Ask Us Anything (Part 3)

12/26/2023
It's our last Ask Us Anything for the year! Thank you for being part of our 2023 journey, and see you in 2024! Support the show

Duration:00:26:01