Death of the Author Reviews

Falling Kingdoms Review

Welcome to the world of Mytica where everyone is attractive and horrible things happen.

6.8 Fair

Winterspell Review

It's the holiday season and Chelsey and Alexandra are looking for a holiday themed book. When Chelsey finds Winterspell, a book inspired by the nutcracker Alexandra is sceptical... but is she over rea...

6.4 Fair

The Darkest Part of the Forest Review

Holly Black once again proves that she is a top storyteller as she drops hints and keeps you flipping pages. The occasional character could use more depth, but overall they’re unique wonderful beings....

9 Amazing
10 Perfect

The Young Elites Review

This book was darker than anticipated and that is one of its greatest strengths, as the heroine’s dark heart sets her, and the story, apart. There are elements that need work, but there is more than e...

6 Fair

The Raven Boys & Dream Thieves Spoilers Review

This dynamite little series is fantastic. The writing is dreamlike and gorgeous, the characters are phenomenal and memorable, and will probably be a modern classic. Here are all the things we love abo...

8 Great

The Raven Boys & Dream Thieves Review

The Raven Cycle is one of our favorite series this year. Getting emotionally invested in the characters, the romance (or not-romance as we've dubbed it), and the quest it was impossible to do anything...

8 Great

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

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