5 of the best YA books of 2016

2016 has been another stellar year for Young Adult literature! As the year comes to a close, we’ve picked out five of our favourite new YA books for your Christmas list…   ‘The Diabolic’ by S. J. Kincaid S.J. Kincaid burst on to the YA scene in 2012 when her debut novel, Insignia, was shortlisted for the … >

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5 of the most influential YA writers

We tend to think of the Young Adult (YA) genre as a fairly new section of the book shelf, but in fact it’s a far older category than many realise, with roots that stretch down well over a hundred years, and through almost every genre: from action and adventure to horror and heartbreak. As new … >

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29 fictional jobs that are more exciting than yours

As the New Year approaches many of us will take the opportunity to evaluate the past 12 months and vow to make 2016 that little bit better. For some, that will involve finding a better job, or perhaps a complete career change. If that’s you you’re in luck, as job search website Adzuna has suggested … >

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Infographic: Books vs their film/TV adaptations

The final movie in the Hunger Games series arrives in UK cinemas next month! With Katniss and friends returning for one last adventure, the folks at CartridgeDiscount.co.uk have compiled this brilliant infographic looking at some of the biggest and best literary adaptations of recent years in film and TV. From Twilight to Game of Thrones … >

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4 questions to answer for an interesting book review

A book review can possibly be one of the more hackneyed requirements in your English or Humanities class. After reading a novel or a collection of poems, it is very likely that your teacher will articulate the expected and yet highly dreaded: make a book review. Outside the premises of the school, there is a … >

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Win ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ on Blu-ray!

The Divergent Series: Insurgent is released on Blu-ray and DVD from Monday 3 August and available on digital HD from 21 July, courtesy of Entertainment One. To celebrate the release, we’ve got Blu-rays to give away to four of our Twitter followers! For a chance to win, just follow @CultBoxTV on Twitter and retweet this … >

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