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

Even if you're sick of teenage dystopias, this paranoid mind-wiping…

There is something vertiginous about a great British dystopia. Perhaps it's just that extra layer of distance between Americans and Brits. Perhaps it's just being culturally closer to seminal works like George Orwell's 1984 or, more recently, Alan Moore's V for Vendetta. Or perhaps it has something to do with… » 1/24/13 4:30pm 1/24/13 4:30pm