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Fall 2017 Cover Reveals: Day 4

February 2, 2017
The Riveted Team
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As the headline suggests, it’s Day Four of our cover reveals! (#RivetedRevealFA17)

We’ve got two more for today and they share little in common beyond the fact that 1. They’ll both be on sale September 5, 2017, and 2. They’re both going to be amazing!

First, we have Feral Youth, a multi-authored novel in ten perspectives led by award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson. You may recall Shaun’s previous collaboration, Violent Ends, which featured seventeen of the most recognizable YA writers. Well, Feral Youth‘s “team” is equally formidable, check out this list of heavy-hitters working with Shaun this time around: Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn, E.C. Myers, Tim Floreen, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, and Brandy Colbert! Feral Youth tells the story of ten teens—with each contributing author writing from a different teen’s perspective—left alone in the wilderness on a three-day survival test, telling each other stories à la Canterbury Tales as they struggle to survive.

Then we have Right Where You Left Me, the next book from Calla Devlin, who’s debut Tell Me Something Real was just published last year. In Right Where You Left Me, Charlotte and her mother have always had their differences but when her dad is kidnapped, they must overcome them to find a way to rescue him. With Devlin’s beautiful and haunting writing, Right Where You Left Me is the kind of literary fiction that can be appreciated by any age reader. Its powerful coming of age story and themes of loss will resonate with teen readers, and its mother-daughter story and themes of family will speak to adult readers.

Take a look below for more info and for the covers! And don’t miss our #RivetedRevealFA17 posts from earlier this week:

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Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson & Co.

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About the Book:

At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work,  cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come from all walks of life, and they were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They’ve just spent nearly two weeks learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off eighteen miles from camp with no food, no water, and only their packs, and they’ll have to struggle to overcome their vast differences if they hope to survive.

Inspired by The Canterbury Tales, Feral Youth features characters, each complex and damaged in their own ways, who are enticed to tell a story (or two) with the promise of a cash prize. The stories range from noir-inspired revenge tales to mythological stories of fierce heroines and angry gods. And while few of the stories are claimed to be based in truth, they ultimately reveal more about the teller than the truth ever could.

Feral Youth will be available September 5, 2017!

Add it to your Goodreads shelf!

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Right Where you Left Me by Calla Devlin

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About the Book:

In search of the perfect story to put a human face on a tragedy for his newspaper, my dad will fly into the eye of the storm. And now he’s heading to Ukraine, straight into the aftermath of a deadly earthquake. I don’t want him to leave. I don’t want to spend the week alone in a silent house with my mother, whose classically Russian reserve has built a wall between us that neither of us knows how to tear down. But I don’t tell him this. I don’t say stay.

I think I’m holding it together okay—until the FBI comes knocking on our door. Now it’s all I can do to fight off the horrifying images in my head. The quake has left so many orphans and widows, but Mom and I refuse to be counted among them. Whatever it takes to get Dad back, I’ll do it. Even if it means breaking a promise…or the law.

Right Where You Left Me will be available September 5, 2017!

Add it to your Goodreads shelf!

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