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Riveted Reads: Week of 2/27

February 27, 2017
The Riveted Team
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Happy Monday once again! I don’t know about you but we’ve just about had our fill of romance for the moment and with February coming to an end, our Valentine’s romances on Riveted are finished as well! Well, that’s not entirely true….we’re not featuring any NEW romances this week but you DO still have one more week to read the last few romances from last week: Aaron Karo’s Me You Us, Martina Boone’s Compulsion, Jessica Brody’s Boys of Summer, and A. Destiny’s Never Too Late.

This week though, we’re especially psyched for Peternelle van Arsdale’s The Beast is an Animal! A debut novel, The Beast is an Animal is a delightfully creepy read that feels a lot like a classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson. We’re featuring an extended excerpt for your reading pleasure, and stay tuned this week for the trailer and guest posts from author Peternelle van Arsdale. We’re also featuring an extended excerpt of Siobhan Vivian’s The Last Boy and Girl in the World, a “transcendent love story” (says Stephen Chbosky, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower) about a girl who must say goodbye to everything she knows after a storm wreaks havoc on her hometown. The paperback goes on sale tomorrow (2/28) and while we loved the original cover, we think the paperback cover’s pretty sweet too! We’re also featuring a full read of Perfect Ruin, the first book in Lauren DeStefano’s The Internment Chronicles series dystopian utopian trilogy. In the floating city of Internment, life seems idyllic…of course, it’s not or it wouldn’t make for much of a story, and when protagonist Morgan Stockhour stumbles upon a conspiracy, Internment’s perfection begins to unravel.  The third and final book in the trilogy, Broken Crowns, goes on sale in paperback this week so now is the perfect time to start reading!  Finally, we’ve got the great extended excerpt of Lilliam Rivera’s The Education of Margot Sanchez, described as Pretty in Pink comes to South Bronx, available for one more week, check it out!

Find out more about this week’s reads:

The Beast is an Animalby Peternelle van Arsdale

A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this shivery, dark, and deeply satisfying  wholly original fairytale.

EXTENDED EXCERPT — READ IT NOW >

The Last Boy and Girl in the Worldby Siobhan Vivian

From the critically acclaimed author of The List comes a stunning new novel about a girl who must say goodbye to everything she knows after a storm wreaks havoc on her hometown.

EXTENDED EXCERPT — READ IT NOW >

Perfect Ruinby Lauren DeStefano

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge. Children’s Literature says “shades of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984 inspire DeStefano’s sci-fi/murder mystery page-turner.”

FULL BOOK — READ IT NOW >

The Education of Margot Sanchezby Lilliam Rivera

Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera.

EXTENDED EXCERPT — READ IT NOW >

Me You Usby Aaron Karo

In a hilarious comedy of errors that Booklist has dubbed “a good choice for fans of John Green,” high school matchmaker Shane Chambliss is content finding love for his classmates—until love finally finds him.

FULL BOOK — READ IT NOW >

Compulsionby Martina Boone

Beautiful Creatures meets The Body Finder in Compulsion, the first novel in Martina Boone’s spellbinding trilogy.

FULL BOOK — READ IT NOW >

Boys of Summerby Jessica Brody

Get swept away in this breezy beach read about love, family, and the true meaning of friendship.

EXTENDED EXCERPT — READ IT NOW >

Never Too Lateby A. Destiny

Abbey couldn’t be more excited. The end of the school year is coming, as is the annual sophomore class renaissance faire…and the headlining theatrical performance, where Abbey will be starring as a lead. There’s only one problem: her costar, Jason Hardy.

FULL BOOK — READ IT NOW >

One Response to Riveted Reads: Week of 2/27


  1. Hanniep11 says:

    I think that the book I’m most excited for this year is Sarah J. Maas’s novel, A Court of Wings and Ruin. She is currently one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait until this book cones out, I think I actually pre-ordered it as soon as it was available! Her books are just some of those that you never get sick of.

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