These YA Book Sequels Get Better by Going Darker

Three young-adult novels that made a splash in 2012 are back for another helping. But now that so many YA books are spawning trilogies, septologies and sequels, how do these second installments keep your interest? By throwing their protagonists for loops, and revealing some dark truths about their respective worlds. » 12/27/13 9:52am 12/27/13 9:52am

Thank goodness for a YA heroine who doesn't have a romance

There are days when YA book shelves seem filled with nothing but paranormal romance and dystopian social critiques. It's almost a relief to come across a book that is a straight up pulse pounding adventure set on an alien planet. Katya's World by Jonathan L. Howard is just that book. Set on the ocean world of… » 12/31/12 11:11am 12/31/12 11:11am