5 - The Hipster’s Guide to Literature

November 7, 2014

Everyone has a collection of books they’ve read that they’re pretty sure that no one has ever heard of. Ever. In this week’s episode is a collection of our favourite obscure books. Spread the love.

This week’s discussions include:

- Teen fiction trending from dystopian to dark fantasy
- Can you write a dark fantasy without it being dystopian?
- The hipster’s guide to literature: books you’ve probably never heard of but should read.

Scott Westerfeld’s upcoming Toronto appearance
November 5th, Chapters Queensway

TIBF Booktube Meet UP

Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Clariel by Garth Nix

The Young Elites
The Super Secret Movie Review
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Young Elites Review from The Book Basement

The Farsalla Trilogy by Hilari Bell
The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley
Guardians of Time series by Marianne Curley
Pirates! by Celia Rees
The Ropemaker by Peter Dickson
Universal Monsters by Larry Mike Garmon
Monsters and my One True Love by Dian Curtis Regan
Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming by Roger Zelazny, Robert Sheckley
The Dirt Eaters (Long Light Legacy) by Dennis Foon

4 - You Can’t Say that to Children

November 1, 2014
It's been an eventful two weeks. First book signings with Tahereh Mafi and Veronica Roth and then some giant series announcements. On the discussion front, we try to discuss dark fantasy and censorship.

- The Mafi & Roth signing
- The upcoming Toronto Book Festival

- Salt and Storm review on Youtube
- The Super Secret Movie Review
- Clariel
- The Raven Boys
- The Young Elites

- The Mortal Instruments TV Show
- The Falling Kingdom Series and How Alexandra loves thieves


- Dark fantasy & teen fiction
- You can't say that to children
- Censorship


3 - Oh the Horror(ible) Adaptations

October 7, 2014
The Death of the Author Reviews Show is back! Discussion ranges from Halloween Costumes to Horrible Book Adaptations. 

Books discussed:
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Clariel by Garth Nix
Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

Booktube discussion:
Page Break's Cole and the Kingdom of Little Wounds

And... Will Alexandra survive reading the Brothers Cabal? Listen in and find out!

2 - Publishing, Pen Names and Magicians

October 7, 2014
Death of the Author Reviews is back! This week to talk about... you guessed it! The scary world of PUBLISHING!

Topics for this week include:

- All the upcoming videos & Alexandra's editing dungeon
- Alexandra fangirls over Philip K. Dick
- Scott Westerfeld's Afterworlds
- Publishing Tips and Myths (What's YOUR pen name?)
- Judging books by their covers
- The Magicians by Lev Grossman

1 - Pilot

October 7, 2014
Alexandra and Chelsey venture from the safe world of Youtube into the new and exciting land of podcasting. Welcome to Death of the Author Reviews the PODCAST! Your world this week in the young adult lit universe and general geekery.

This week's discussion centres around recent releases, upcoming releases, favourite books and alternate titles for Harry Potter.

And Alexandra asks, how many times have you read the Lord of the Rings?