Episode 49: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
It’s here! Our final episode of Season 3, in which we discuss A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, the 3rd book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series. It’s a longer episode…#SorryNotSorry because we have so many thoughts and feelings!
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Content warning for discussions of sexual violence.
In A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre starts out in the Spring court, bringing it to its knees as retribution for every terrible thing that Tamlin did. She escapes back to the Night Court with Lucien so she can get back together with her mate, Rhysand, and help all of Prythian and the human realm take on Hybern, who basically wants to kill everyone.
This episode contains major spoilers for books 1-3 of the series. You can check out episode 14 for our ACOTAR chat and episode 21 for our discussion of ACOMAF.
- A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
- Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
- We won’t be doing episodes about the Throne of Glass series…. Although, we would consider doing Kingdom of Ash ….but only if y’all come out in STORM to request it!! That’s an invitation to email us and/or slide into our DMs to let us know 😉
- shoutout to J’s “low stakes” book club!! You know who you are <3
- An Jessie doesn’t “do” maps. Kelly loves them.
- K is watching The Vampire Diaries for the first time and has…thoughts/feelings [there are flip phones! Ian Somerhalder’s “smizing” (term from Tyra Banks)! So much to discuss about race/class/(dis)ability/gender]
- We reference The Avengers film series, including Spiderman and the first Thor movie.
- A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
- The Ouroboros figure has a long history. Some of the oldest examples in Egypt date back to at least the 14th century BCE. K suggests the mirror (aka The Ouroboros in ACOWAR) might be a metaphor for “shadow work,” a concept from Jungian psychology which you can learn more about in this short video.
- Deus ex machina
- Does Tamlin need a redemption arc? We have strong opinions on the thread of forgiveness that appears in YA.
- COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program of the FBI). Here’s a brief video that explains the program.
- “golden skin”?!?!?!! it’s ambiguous. we have questions.
- @_litmedown on instagram
- for an in depth conversation about sex work and colonization, check out The Red Nation episode “The myth of sex work with Esperanza Fonseca and Khara Jabola-Carolous”
- Jessie recommends Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
- In an interview with Gayle King, the artist FKA Twigs shuts down an iteration of the “why didn’t you leave” question often asked of domestic abuse survivors. Here’s a short article about the interview and why the question is a harmful one.
- “WAP” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion is a jam
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