Shelf Love: A Romance Novel Book Club

019: Penny Reid On The Hades/Persephone Myth and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Episode Summary

Penny Reid (Knitting in the City Series, Winston Brothers) and I discuss A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. It’s a dark fairy tale that blends Beauty and the Beast, the Hades/Persephone myth, and the Hunger Games. In addition to asking the deep existential questions - At what cost freedom? Freedom at what cost?! - we talk about how your first love isn’t always your last love, YA, and how there’s strength in being a marshmallow. Penny will be back in a future episode to discuss her new publishing venture, Smarty Pants Romance.

Episode Notes

Shelf Love:

Guest: Penny Reid

We read:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

https://sarahjmaas.com/court-of-thorns-and-roses/

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