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Riveted Reads: Week of 11/14

November 14, 2016
The Riveted Team
YA Fiction Is Our Addiction
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Once again, we’re pushing our record: this week, we have no less than 13 FULL READS AND 5 EXTENDED EXCERPTS! 

New this week, we’re featuring a full read of Kimberly Derting’s “gripping dystopian fantasy” (Kirkus) The Pledge, PLUS we’ve got some CASSANDRA CLARE: an extended excerpt of Simon’s adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy AND a full read of Clockwork Angel, the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy! Then we have last week’s reads: an extended excerpt of All in Pieces from Suzanne Young, an extended excerpt of All American Boys from Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, and a full read of Black Ice from Becca Fitzpatrick!

Plus, our reads from our YALLFest authors—Suzanne Young, Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely, Jenny Han, Scott Westerfeld, and S.J. Kincaid—are still available: in addition to the extended excerpts of Suzanne Young’s All in Pieces, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys, and S.J. Kincaid’s The Diabolic, we’ve also got full reads of Jenny Han’s The Summer I turned Pretty and Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies!

Finally, ICYMI, we extended the #WeAreHuman Riveted Readathon for one more week! We haven’t yet hit our goal of 5,000 reads and we would really like to double our donation to the It Gets Better Project so we’re giving you an extra week to read the eight great titles (plus the extended excerpt of Boy Robot)! Learn more about the Riveted Readathon here.

Here are all of this week’s reads:

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academyby Cassandra Clare

The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations.

EXTENDED EXCERPT READ IT NOW >

Clockwork Angelby Cassandra Clare

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. Discover the riveting first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

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The Pledgeby Kimberly Derting

A “gripping dystopian fantasy” (Kirkus Reviews) that brims with romance and suspense, from the author of The Body Finder.

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Black Iceby Becca Fitzpatrick

Can trusting your heart be fatal? There is danger lurking in the beautiful snowy mountains of Wyoming…by the time you see it, it’s too late. A sexy thriller from the bestselling author of the Hush, Hush Saga, Becca Fitzpatrick.

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All in Piecesby Suzanne Young

From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes a heartrending new novel about a girl struggling to deal with anger issues while taking care of her younger brother with special needs.

EXTENDED EXCERPT — READ IT NOW >

All American Boysby Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award–winning novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.

EXTENDED EXCERPT — READ IT NOW >

The Summer I Turned Prettyby Jenny Han

Sarah Dessen had this to say about The Summer I Turned Pretty: “A great story about family,boys and how so much can change so quickly, this book has what every girl wants in a summer.” Do you remember the summer you turned pretty?

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Ugliesby Scott Westerfeld

The first installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.

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The Diabolicby S. J. Kincaid

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.

What happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court? You’ll soon find out!

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Boy Robotby Simon Curtis

Seventeen-year-old Isaak discovers the truth about his origin and the underground forces that must come together to fight against a secret government organization formed to eradicate those like him in this high-octane science fiction debut.

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Willful Machinesby Tim Floreen

In this action-packed, high-octane debut, the closeted son of an ultra-conservative president must keep a budding romance secret from his father while protecting himself from a sentient computer program that’s terrorizing the United States–and has zeroed in on him as its next target.

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Promposalby Rhonda Helms

Prom should be one of the most memorable nights of your life. But for Camilla and Joshua, some elaborate promposals are getting in the way. Will they be able to land their dream dates in time for the dance?

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We Are the Antsby Shaun David Hutchinson

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn’t sure he wants to.

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Afterworldsby Scott Westerfeld

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a “masterful” (Cory Doctorow) novel-within-a-novel that you won’t be able to put down.

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Three Truths and a Lieby Brent Hartinger

A weekend retreat in the woods and an innocent game of three truths and a lie go horribly wrong in this high-octane psychological thriller filled with romantic suspense by a Lambda Award–winning author.

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Secrets, Lies, and Scandalsby Amanda K. Morgan

In the tradition of I Know What You Did Last Summer and How to Get Away with Murder, five teens must overcome their paranoia in order to keep their teacher’s death a secret in this fast-paced suspense thriller.

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Love Blindby C. Desir

Shy high schooler Kyle Jamieson and Hailey Bosler, a musician with degenerative blindness, team up to tackle a bucket list of greatest fears in this compelling novel that explores what it means to take risks.

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City of Bonesby Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

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6 Responses to Riveted Reads: Week of 11/14


  1. meaganmaine says:

    I love the Shadowhunter world because it has something to offer everyone from all walks of life. I grew up reading them & love that I can continue doing so with all of the new books planned and being released. I love that the stories often relate or can relate to real life situations (like how I find LM to somewhat correlate with the recent happenings in our government, lots of things many do not want or agree with; many pay for the actions of a few) Overall, I love the world created and the fight to do what’s right that is instilled in me at reading them.

  2. Japped23n10 says:

    I love the Shadowhunter world because it is so complete. Miss Clare never leaves a stone unturned or a question unanswered. She has the kindest most sincere heart of any author in current history.

  3. yp.smurfette says:

    I love the Shadowhunter world. My favorite has been the Clockwork Princess epilogu when Jem finally gets to be with Tessa

  4. emmalichtenstein says:

    Can’t wait to pick up my copy of Shadowhunter Academy!

  5. I need to read Tales of Shadowhunter Academy. I’ve read a few of the stories but I want to know the rest of what happens.

  6. Chenae24 says:

    Ive been reading this series since 2010! Everytime I finish a book series I read it slowly because I dont want it to end. But Cassandra continues to come up with new stories and characters that I love! Its almost like pokemon. Got to catch/read them all! ♥

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