Death of the Author Reviews

Gideon the Ninth Review

This is the big one, the book that we were waiting for. But would it live up to the hype train that Alexandra was captaining? Why yes. Yes it did. You need to read this book. Like yesterday.

9 Amazing

The Wicked King

Yeah we're late. Don't at us.

8.4 Great

Winter Tide Review

And our cosmic horror month(s) come to a close with Winter Tide. A book about reclaiming the mythos and found family. Guys, watch your hearts grow three sizes.

7.2 Good


Kraken is a deep dive into a magical London you wish existed. In a world of Squid cults and familiar strikes you get the feeling that anything goes. If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman or Jonathan L. Howar...

7 Good

The Ballad of Black Tom Review

People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there. Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem ...

7.2 Good

Obsidio Review

The end of the Illuminae Trilogy! It's time to meet some new characters and spend some quality time with our favourite murderous AI.

7.8 Good

Legendary (Caraval #2)

Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling and breakout debut Caraval, following Scarlett’s younger sister, T...

7.4 Good

Batman: Nightwalker

NANANANANANANA BAAAATMAAAAAN Chelsey and Alexandra talk about book two in the DC Icon series this one following pre-cape and cowl Bruce Wayne.

6.2 Fair

All the Crooked Saints

Alexandra and Chelsey talk about Maggie Stiefvater's most recent novel All the Crooked Saints.

7.4 Good

When I Cast Your Shadow

Alexandra and Chelsey talk about Sarah Porter's second novel: When I Cast Your Shadow. Let's get ready for an interesting sibling relationship. *sweats*

7.4 Good


Alexandra and Chelsey talk Slayer, Kiersten White's new novel set in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe.

6.2 Fair

Spirit Bound

Will Rose get her Dimitri back? Will we care? The second last book of the series seems to drag a little bit with predictable drama and some of the same pitfalls as the previous book.

5.6 Average

‘Salem’s Lot Review

Well here we are. Another year, another attempt at vampire month. We're kicking 2019 off with an old school classic: Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot. Can Stephen King do vampires? Can he win a skepti...

7.6 Good

The Book of Dust Review

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the ...

7.8 Good

A Study In Emerald An Informal Review

WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!! Sherlock Holmes meets Cthulhu by Neil Gaiman... basically the mashup we've been waiting all our lives for.

8.8 Great

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