With the release of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, Kyle and Claire investigate the influences that led to the best selling first book in the series. It is almost literally a “tale as old as time”. Kyle relates the story of the 18th century book, Beauty and the Beast and the more popular adaptation that soon followed. Claire traces the arrival and impact of Young Adult Literature from the 1960s until today. They wrap up with their thoughts on A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the marvel of its 4000 year-old heritage.