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7 Books with Nautical Adventurers

Pirate Ships
by Sam Benson

Books with nautical elements have been all the rage in YA for the past couple years. From pirates to privateers and even some unwilling passengers, the voyages take these characters on adventures miles away from everything they know. It’s always an exhilarating ride and I know I’ll be swept away to the open water whenever […]

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Featured Reads: Week of 4/17

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by The Riveted Team

Happy Monday! It’s “Suzanne Young Week” here on Riveted this week! We’re BIG fans of Suzanne and we hope you are too (if you’re not, let’s see what we can do about that!). The FIFTH book in Suzanne’s amazing Program series, The Adjustment, is out this week and of course, we’re happy to provide you […]

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Why We Should All Be Trying to Get to Curacao

Waterfront
by Keri Horan

If you’re unfamiliar with Blackhearts and Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman, it’s time to drop what you’re doing and pick up your two next great adventure books. In Blackhearts, Castroman reimagines the origins of the notorious Blackbeard, complete with romance, fight scenes, and of course, pirates. Now, while I’m a big fan of the typical pirate […]

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7 Ways to Keep Pirates in Your Life After Reading Blacksouls

Pirate Ships
by Jess Harold

Does anyone care to explain to me why the pirate genre is so underserved?? According to those of us that read and loved Nicole Castroman’s Blackhearts and Blacksouls, we really don’t see enough buccaneering out in the world. Thankfully, Blackhearts and Blacksouls are featured reads until April 24th, so you can catch up on Teach’s rise to […]

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10 Weird Museums to Visit This Summer

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by Julie Jarema

Bailey Rydell basically wins the summer job lottery when her dad sets her up with a job at the Cave, the local tourist-trap museum mansion full of collections of antiques and oddities. Bailey would probably disagree, though, and consider it a terrible summer job. She not only has to sit in the sweaty Hotbox and […]

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The Furry Friends of Riveted

noah and bella
by Jill Hacking

In The Unexpected Everything, Andie’s perfectly planned summer gets completely scrapped when her father’s political scandal changes everything. She ends up spending the summer doing the farthest thing from her planned pre-med internship: walking dogs. As someone who has also unexpectedly been a part-time dogwalker, I can relate a bit. But let’s all be honest, […]

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Love Your Enemy: The Golden Formula of Alex, Approximately

Alex Approximately
by Jill Hacking

We’ve been chatting a lot about Alex, Approximately on Riveted these past couple weeks and by now, you are totally in love with it right? If not, go read the extended excerpt! It’s available until April 17. I’ll just add my voice in saying it’s a perfect twist on the they-don’t-know-they-love-their-nemesis formula. If you’re like me […]

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Like This Movie? Try This Book!

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by Janine Perez

I love movies. A lot. In fact, I’ve seen so many movies that if I listed them out, they’d make their own brilliant Riveted post! For as long as I can remember, my dad and I spent a vast majority of our time watching movies. We maybe couldn’t agree on much else, but if the question […]

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Nicole Castroman’s Favorite Pirates of Fiction!

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by Nicole Castroman

There is something timeless and romantic about piratical behavior in fiction. Who were these men and women leading a lawless life, stealing from the rich and sailing the open seas? Pirates were outlaws, the bad guys. They created a crisis in world trade during the Golden Age of Piracy by capturing and plundering more than 2,400 ships on […]

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