Genres are built on formulas—a kind of grab bag of characters, plots, and action choreography that are endlessly recycled and recombined in hopes of finding a combination that will capture the imagination. When it works, you get something special. When it doesn’t, as in the case of Daniel Lee’s 2010 Hong Kong martial arts epic 14 Blades, you can end up with a film that reminds you of superior works while leaving very little in the way
Lately, it seems as though the most popular young adult novels have focused on moody supernatural romance and dystopian drama. But teens (and adults) with darker, more twisted tastes will want to seek out author Barry Lyga’s I Hunt Killers—a creepy crime thriller with a deep and disturbing psychological twist.
I Hunt Killers is the first in a series of young adult thrillers about Jasper “Jazz” Dent, a 17-year-old boy