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Featured Reads: Week of 3/27

March 27, 2017
The Riveted Team
YA Fiction Is Our Addiction

Happy Monday!

Today’s a special day: it’s the TENTH anniversary of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones! Who knew back then that in ten years, City of Bones would have gone on to spawn a movie, a television series, and multiple book series with over 50 MILLION copies in print worldwide! Congratulations, Cassandra Clare! So in honor of this auspicious day, we’re delighted to feature City of Bones as a featured free read once again!

Of course, we’ve got a few other reads for you this week as well! We have a full read of Emma Harrison’s Escaping Perfect, in which Cecelia Montgomery, the daughter of a high-profile political figure, runs away from her constricting past to live the normal life she’s always dreamed of. Finding What’s Real, the sequel to Escaping Perfect, goes on sale this week (3/28)….and we’ve got an extended excerpt of that for you as well! See what happens when Cecelia Montgomery returns after running away to deal with the downside of her newfound fame—and her mother’s Presidential campaign.

We’ve also got a full read of The Forsaken, the first book in Lisa M. Stasse’s The Forsaken Trilogy about a dystopian future world where sixteen-year-olds are often imprisoned proactively based on a standardized test to gauge their capacity for violence. EntertainmentWeekly.com called this fascinating read “a fast-paced novel [that] you’ll get sucked into. You just can’t seem to put [it] down.” If you missed this series five years ago when it was first published, now is a great time to discover it!

And as always, we still have last week’s reads available for a few more days! We’re keeping Emma Chastain’s YA-novel-in-the-spirit-of-Bridget-Jones’s-Diary Confessions of a High School Disaster available for one more bonus week so definitely check it out if you haven’t yet! We’ve also got two from Tom Leveen: an extended excerpt of his latest YA, the creepy and suspenseful adventure, Hellworld, and a full read of his tense and gripping exploration of cyberbullying and teen suicide, Random. We’ve also got an extended excerpt of Belle, Cameron Dokey’s retelling of the tale of the Beauty and the Beast, and we’ve got a full read of The Storyspinner, the first book in Becky Wallace’s fantasy series, The Keepers’ Chronicles.

Find out more about this week’s reads:

Finding What’s Realby Emma Harrison

Cecelia Montgomery returns after running away to deal with the downside of her newfound fame—and her mother’s Presidential campaign—in the sequel to Escaping Perfect.

EXTENDED EXCERPT — READ IT NOW >

Escaping Perfectby Emma Harrison

Gone Girl meets the TV show Nashville in this sultry summer read about a girl who runs away from her high-profile past to live the normal life she’s always wanted.

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City of Bonesby Cassandra Clare

Today (3/27) marks the TENTH anniversary of City of Bones! Discover the world of the Shadowhunters in the first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly)!

FULL BOOK — READ IT NOW >

The Forsakenby Lisa M. Stasse

Filled with thrilling adventure and romance, The Forsaken is praised by EntertainmentWeekly.com as “a fast-paced novel [that] you’ll get sucked into. You just can’t seem to put [it] down.”

FULL BOOK — READ IT NOW >

Confessions of a High School Disasterby Emma Chastain

In the tradition of Bridget Jones’s Diary, a lovably flawed high school student chronicles her life as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love in a diary that sparkles with humor and warmth.

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Hellworldby Tom Leveen

In an effort to put her family back together, a teen struggles to discover what happened to her mother who disappeared during a ghost hunt in this haunting new novel from the author of Party, Sick, and Shackled.

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Randomby Tom Leveen

This tense and gripping novel explores of the consequences of cyberbullying. Late at night Tori receives a random phone call. It’s a wrong number. But the caller seems to want to talk, so she stays on the line. He asks for a single thing—one reason not to kill himself.

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Belleby Cameron Dokey

The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and imaginative retelling that’s filled with romance and adventure.

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The Storyspinnerby Becky Wallace

Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

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