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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.

Book Talk for BookTok Jac L. S. & A. S. Yen

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    • 4.9 • 506 Ratings

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.

    E1 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 1-3

    E1 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 1-3

    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.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    E1 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 1-3

    E1 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 1-3

    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.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    E2 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 4-7

    E2 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 4-7

    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.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    E2 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 4-7

    E2 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 4-7

    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.
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    • 55 min
    E3 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 8-13

    E3 HOEAB (Part 1): Chapters 8-13

    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.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    E3 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 8-13

    E3 HOEAB (Part 2): Chapters 8-13

    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.
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
506 Ratings

506 Ratings

JChaath ,

My favorite bookish podcast

This is hands down my favorite podcast! Jac and Amy are incredibly talented in what they do and also happen to be hilarious. Since joining the SJM fandom it’s been so nice to have an outlet to learn more about the books and look at them differently. The ideas and lenses these two use have helped me become a better reader. Thanks Jac and Amy!

Hobbity Hobo ,

My reason to go to the gym

Absolutely love this podcast! I have been listening to it while at the gym and it gives me a reason to go workout. It is so entertaining I forget I am even working out! I absolutely love the idea for this podcast. It also helps keep everything fresh in my brain while I am reading the new House of Flame and shadows. Jaq and Amy are very entertaining and hilarious. Thanks for a great podcast!

ChloeRG00 ,

Absolutely addictive!

I found this podcast after I finished reading ACOTAR and didn’t want the story to be finished yet. This has become my new go to podcast and I’m looking forward to see what the new seasons will hold! Love listening, and I find myself laughing and smiling pretty much the whole episode. Y’all are a blast! Keep it up!

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