Summer of Weird Giveaway!

August 2, 2016
The Riveted Team
YA Fiction Is Our Addiction

It’s week one of Summer of Weird! We hope you’re enjoying our featured reads and especially our two featured excerpts, We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson and Just Kill Me by Adam Selzer! If you’ve read through the excerpts and are clamoring for more, you’re in luck: to celebrate the Summer of Weird, we’re giving away 5 prize packs, each including hardcover copies of both We Are the Ants and Just Kill Me!

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We Are the Antsby Shaun David Hutchinson

From the “author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.

Just Kill Meby Adam Selzer

From the author of Play Me Backwards and I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It comes a dark comedy about one teen’s unusual summer job as a ghost tour guide in Chicago.

69 Responses to Summer of Weird Giveaway!

  1. Weeziel40er says:

    100 Sideways Miles was definitely a weird read but I enjoyed it! I love Andrew Smith’s writing and even though Finn does some pretty weird things, he’s a great, relatable main character and his story is wonderful!

  2. americe says:

    I’m not sure what my favorite weird read is! The characters in Eleanor and Park were weird and I loved that book!

  3. alyssayuri says:

    Since Noggin is part of Riveted’s summer of weird, that is definitely a fave. I also like Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, i think it’s weird because it came from a universe in another book, so meta! What else?…

  4. Grasshopper Jungle is probably my fave weird read

  5. DanniLynn says:

    Both of these sounds absolutely delicious! Especially, We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson. I’ve had that on my TBR and the reviews on Goodreads only get better by the day!


    My favourite “weird read” (lately, anyway) has to be Alice (The Chronicles of Alice #1) by Christina Henry. It’s one of the weirdest, most horrifically twisted retellings of Alice in Wonderland I’ve read!

  6. JBelkBooks says:

    I think my favorite weird read was definitely either Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan or An Abundance of Katherines by John Green!! I love Green dearly, but he is definitely one of the “weirder” story-tellers xD

  7. julio.elena25 says:

    I do not know what really is considered a weird read but I think Alice in Wonderland is pretty weird. And its a fun read

  8. gaby22 says:

    A Separate Peace by John Knowles was a weird book for me but at the end its very touching.

  9. Stelly says:

    My favorite weird read is Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith !! It was so weird, but without a doubt amazing and genious !

  10. natashaviolet says:

    A weird read I loved was The Night Circus, it was mystical and a very different read. I’ve read it way too may times!

  11. thequeen23 says:

    I’m not sure if this counts but my favorite weird read is the Blur Monday series by Chynna Clungston Major Flores. There’s a giant talking otter that wears a kilt in it.

  12. book16worm says:

    My favorite weird read that I’ve read lately is definitely The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness, so inventive and clever!

  13. KristyPetree says:

    My favorite weird read is an oldie but a goodie: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger. Thanks for the amazing chance!

  14. Alexa says:

    My favorite weird read is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

  15. katsandcheese says:

    My favorite weird read would have to be “The Dust of 100 Dogs”. Enough said.

  16. ChaoticKarma23 says:

    “Lost In Wonderland” by Nicky Peacock is currently my favorite weird read

  17. kcmmp13 says:

    I’d have to go with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as my weirdest read 🙂

  18. hippiechick1955 says:

    Does it get any weirder than A Clockwork Orange?

  19. bookworm2010 says:

    I would say my fave weird read would be Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Lethian and John Greene.

  20. Marie_Reads says:

    I’d have to go with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Definitely a great yet weird read.

  21. kiki913 says:

    Favorite Weird Read: Flash Point by Nancy Kress. Really made me think.

  22. Lacey says:

    My favorite weird read is probably Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, love story about zombies??? I definitely classify that as a weird read, but it was good!!

  23. ebug200 says:

    My weird read favorite is: Human .4 😅

  24. I’m not sure if I can pick a favorite but Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the one that is sticking out to me currently. Super awesome and weird.

  25. Grasshopper Jungle is the most recent weird, but amazing, book that I read.

  26. Azturpelean says:

    Eleanor from Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell, is one of the weirdest character I’ve ever encountered and so is their story! But I like how the story went. Another weird character that I adore is Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments Series. He is just so powerful and so lovable!

  27. taylorreadsbooks says:

    I’m not sure what counts as a “weird read” but I loved Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and it got pretty weird at times. Also Warm Bodies is an awesomely weird read.

  28. Archmagereba says:

    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater are a few of my favorite weirder reads.

  29. _michelle.yang_ says:

    For me my weird read this summer would have to be Everybody Sees The Ants by A.S. King

  30. TheMaudeLynne says:

    Hmmm… I’m going to go with Revenge and the Wild. Chupacabras!

  31. Marfissa says:

    My favorite weird book is Going Bovine by Libba Bray.

  32. Brooke Banks says:

    I LOVED Zelter’s Play Me Backwards.

  33. Feymich says:

    Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith is my favorite weird book. Love it!

  34. max says:

    I love A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz

  35. abookwanderer says:

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a weird read that surprised me!

  36. EmpressReece says:

    My favorite weird read is the Peculiar Children series.

  37. purplehrtd says:

    My favorite weird read would have to be The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Steifvater.

  38. bethany3412 says:

    The weirdest YA book I’ve read would have to be The dark days of Hamburger Halpin.

  39. WildReader13 says:

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

  40. My weirdest read would have to be Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, it’s one of my favorites!

  41. I think Miss Peregrine’s was pretty weird and I loved it! Also, The Magicians and Night Circus were good and weird as well.

  42. batkisses says:

    I love the Miss Peregrine series. I also enjoyed The Night Circus quite a bit.

  43. susanbeamon says:

    Since I don’t categorize books on weirdness, I can’t really say what is the weirdest book I’ve read. I’ve read several mentioned in the comments. Life is weird enough. I don’t go looking for it. And I find when an author tries to make the story weird, it just feels wrong.

  44. AStoner says:

    Favorite weird read is challenger deep by Neal Shusterman. It is a little weird but a really good book.

  45. AStoner says:

    Favorite weird read is miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs. The story is really good but beware the pictures. (don’t read at night) 🙂

  46. Apelli133 says:

    My favorite weird read is from high school when I had to read “Mythology” by: Edith Hamilton for a class project. I was so intrigued by the unusual ancient myths explaining things in nature. It started my interest into all kinds of myths & legends & now since many of these myths are interwoven into fiction books, I can continue to enjoy them for many years to come!

  47. says:

    I thought The Rest of Us Just Live Here was odd, but good. Furthermore was weird in a whimsical way. It was very charming and fun.

  48. Sandy S says:

    Just one? seriously? Warm Bodies comes to mind first, then Grasshopper Jungle is 60’s movies meets dystopian

  49. Morgan says:

    I’m not sure what the exact qualifications for weird are, but my favorite weird read as of recently has to be This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. It’s an entirely different world built of monsters and humans and quite interesting!!

  50. alig1020 says:

    I really enjoyed Feed by MT Anderson.

  51. Yasmin says:

    I suppose my favorite “weird” read is The Walls Around Us. I’m not sure if that totally qualifies as weird, though. XD

  52. Kalexisy says:

    I will say anything by James Joyce. Those Modernists were FIERCE weird; literature from other periods cannot contend in this category, IMHO. Thanks for honoring weird lit and for the chance to win these two awesome YA titles. Cheers, Kara

  53. Bluelepard says:

    My favorite weird book is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

  54. lurkykitty says:

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is weird.

  55. cheekylala says:

    I’m not sure that qualifies as a ‘weird’ read, but I really loved the Miss Peregrine series!

  56. Captainasgard says:

    Though it’s not on the list of weird reads here, Magonia was one of my favorite books that was a bit out of the ordinary!

  57. beckymmoe says:

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Giaman–my most recent weird read, anyway 😉

  58. SierraRaven says:

    My favorite weird book has to be “Alice in Wonderland.”

  59. rachelisce says:

    Slice of Cherry was very weird and pretty good.

  60. KaitMary says:

    I’ve always had a real soft spot for Going Bovine by Libba Bray– basically a wild hallucination adventure that turns out to be really poignant.

  61. Lauraj123 says:

    Probably Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Just an entirely new storyline with so many different elements!

  62. booksforever116 says:

    My favorite weird read is Alice in Wonderland, and I will have to read grasshopper jungle now. Can’t wait to read We are the ants and Just kill me they sound super cool.

  63. Leanne014 says:

    I don’t know what would be my favorite weird read. I would have to go through a list of books I read to pick one out

  64. Tash says:

    I’m not sure what is considered a weird book but Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich or A Diary of a Haunting.

  65. blkel14 says:

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a “weird” read on the top of my TBR list.

  66. fhms97 says:

    Definitely Bone Gap by Laura Ruby! Lots of strange magical realism, but beautiful novel nonetheless :3

  67. abbey7412 says:

    One of my all time favorites is Life Is Funny by E.R. Frank is an oldie, but a goodie. Pretty weird as it follows some pretty crazy stories about teenagers.

  68. This book isn’t ‘weird’ per say but it was kind of trippy to read and it was “The Love that Split the World” by Emily Henry.

  69. Becksterlouise says:

    I’d have to say that Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn is bar far the weirdest book I’ve read. Not sure that I’d call it a favourite, but it definitely made me think., and that’s what I love most in a book. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to be at first thoroughly confused, and then a little sad and sympathetic

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