10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore

Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to. » 9/15/14 3:41pm Monday 3:41pm

Smashing Ceilings and Taking Names: Powerful Women in Politics

Famed filibusterer Wendy Davis and New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand both launch new memoirs this week. Gillibrand's book Off the Sidelines is already making waves for calling out certain (unnamed) male colleagues as, well, sexist pigs. Unwelcome comments on their appearance have long been an occupational hazard for… » 9/11/14 2:57pm 9/11/14 2:57pm

George R.R. Martin Is Ready to Kill Your Favorite GoT Character

Anyone who's read "A Song of Ice and Fire" and/or watched its televised spin-off Game of Thrones knows that series author George R.R. Martin is notoriously cold and callous when it comes to killing off characters. No one is safe — in fact, Martin recently confirmed that he's prepared to wield his hammer of death… » 8/21/14 1:40pm 8/21/14 1:40pm

10 Classic Young Adult Novels That Would Make Amazing Movies

Fans have been waiting over 20 years for a movie version of Lois Lowry's The Giver, and we're finally getting one this weekend. But this isn't the only classic novel that's overdue for a movie adaptation. Here are 10 beloved YA novels that would make for incredible movies... and why they probably won't get adapted. » 8/12/14 4:14pm 8/12/14 4:14pm

The New Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cover Sure Is...Something

For a lot of us, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the most iconic books of our childhoods. Just thinking about it brings about recollections of chocolate rivers, glass elevators that can run in any direction and sadistic-yet-charismatic candy makers who leave their magical factories to poor, good-hearted… » 8/08/14 3:45pm 8/08/14 3:45pm

Stephenie Meyer Is Here to Ruin Everything Good About Your Childhood

If you were a fan of easy-to-read horror and suspense during the halcyon days of your middle school youth, you will be devastated to learn that "Head Mary Sue" Stephenie Meyer has decided to go where no one invited her: Down the dark hall of producing films based on the work of Lois Duncan. God help us all. » 8/04/14 5:00pm 8/04/14 5:00pm

What Are You Reading in August? Here are Some Suggestions

It's truly daunting how many books flood the shelves every month. So going forward, we're going to comb through the catalogs and pluck out some promising titles for the book lovers out there. Plus, this is an opportunity for you to share what you're looking forward to. What've you already preordered? » 8/01/14 3:00pm 8/01/14 3:00pm