Death of the Author Reviews

Clariel Review

After many, many years Clariel has finally be released. Billed as an Abhorsen’s descent to the dark side, there has been so much expectation built up about this novel, so the big question is does it m...

7.2 Good

Salt and Storm Review

A fascinating debut novel from Kendal Kulper that pulls in some uncommon themes – ie. whaling – and isn’t afraid to make throw a some pain at the characters. Bland secondary characters bring it down a...

5.8 Average

Gone Girl: Movie Review

Alexandra and Chelsey talk about Gone Girl and how they broke their cardinal rule about seeing the movie before they read the book. WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOILERS. This entire movie wa...

Afterworlds Review

Afterworlds is a new creature of it’s own. A genre mashup you will not forget, from it’s holy-crap-did-that-just-happen thriller beginning to the book-well-published ending. It’s a must read, especial...

8.6 Great

The Farmer Queen: The Queen of the Tearling Review

Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to prote...

7.8 Good

The Iron Trial Review

Alexandra and Chelsey talk about The Iron Trial, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black's newest novel that takes on the tropes we've all grown up with.

7.8 Good

Daughter of the Lioness Review

And so we come to the end of Tamora Pierce Month... it was a long road full of adventure and perils... Alexandra and Chelsey take a look at The Daughter of the Lioness (Tricksters Choice and Tricks...

7 Good

Protector of the Small Review

Keladry serves as a response to Alanna. You would think having a successful knight like the Lioness would open more doors for female heroes in the world of Tortall, but you would be wrong. Though the ...

6.6 Fair

The Immortals Quartet Review

Our second Tamora Pierce review looks at The Immortals. Daine is a young woman who can speak to animals... but with great power comes great responsibility!

7.2 Good

Song of the Lioness Review

The Song of the Lioness boasts a cast of interesting characters, a strong female protagonist and an awesome world. Tamora Pierce redefines the fantasy genre and young adult literature.

8.2 Great

Fangirl Review

Fangirl is a heartwarming coming of age tale that all university students can relate to in some way or another.

7.8 Good

Days of Blood and Starlight Review

Alexandra and Chelsey talk about Laini Taylor's Days of Blood and Starlight, specifically the end and why they love to hate Thiago the White Wolf. THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! ALL THE SPOILERS!

8 Great

Hollow City Review

Chelsey and Alexandra take a look at Ransom Rigg's most recent novel Hollow City. Does it live up to the first book in the series?

6.6 Fair

Divergent Movie Review

With the success of The Hunger Games, it was only a matter of time before other big YA properties found their way to the big screen. Divergent is another dystopian novel. This time we find ourselves i...

Kingdom of Little Wounds Review

A beautifully written novel about ugly things, Kingdom of Little Wounds is not for the faint of heart. Little Wounds is a breath of fresh air in the tightly monitored teen section. If you love period ...

7.6 Good

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