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The Bad Boys of YA

by Jill Hacking

Wow am I a sucker for a misunderstood bad boy with a heart of gold. Literally walked out of the theater after watching Thor 2 and couldn’t recall anything about the movie that was not Loki-related. And while I’m absolutely not ok with the male lead being cruel or abusive, I’m definitely all about mystery, […]

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5 Noteworthy Grim Reapers for the Grim at Heart

by Casey Nugent

When I was younger, I considered myself a bit goth — I loved spooky stories, tales about death, and anything grim and dark (and every My Chemical Romance album, of course). So naturally, stories about grim reapers and death really drew me in. I had a flashback to those days while reading Kyra Leigh’s debut […]

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The Ravenous Riveted Super Reader

by Julie Jarema

In Draw the Line by Laurent Lin, the protagonist is best able to express himself through a superhero of his own creation, Graphite. In honor of the book coming out in paperback (and also currently available to read on our site as an extended excerpt), I’ve drawn my own superhero character based on all you Riveted readers–dressed […]

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8 Amazing YA Moms!

by Jess Harold

Mother’s Day was this past Sunday, so now that you’ve given her flowers, presents, and brunch (or breakfast in bed), it’s time to remember that pretty much every day should be mother’s day, because moms do so much and are often overlooked or misunderstood. I’ve decided to share my favorite YA moms with you, in the […]

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Featured Reads: Week of 5/15

by The Riveted Team

Happy Monday! It’s the beginning of a new week, which means you’re due for some new reads! We’ll start with the extended excerpt of Draw the Line by Laurent Lin, which will finally be available in paperback tomorrow (May 16)! In Draw the Line, talented artist and self-proclaimed sci-fi geek, Adrian, gets spurred into action […]

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Lord of Shadows Pre-Order Giveaway!

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by The Riveted Team

Ok, all you fellow Shadowhunters-at-heart, ICYMI, we’ve got great news! We know that you’ve probably been waiting for Lord of Shadows since the moment you finished reading Lady Midnight (because SAME). We know that in anticipation of Lord of Shadows, chances are good you pre-ordered it as soon as you realized you could (again…SAME). You might […]

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5 Heartwrenching Tales of Family Upheaval

by Casey Nugent

One of the many great things about contemporary YA is that it focuses on real issues that many teens are facing. These can range from romantic troubles and firsts, to the tumultuous social scenes of high school, to the often dramatic and strange ways our relationships to our families change as we get older. But sometimes […]

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The Mystery Shadowhunter Prize Giveaway!

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by The Riveted Team

As we mentioned last week, we are insanely excited for the Lord of Shadows release on May 23 (but who isn’t?!) so in order to keep ourselves from actually going crazy, we’re distracting ourselves with other fun Shadowhunter-related goodness. So if you’re excited about the upcoming release of Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, you’re in good company and […]

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Best Sights in Texas

by Jess Harold

In Honor by Jessi Kirby, is an uplifting story about healing. Three days after learning of her brother Finn’s death, Honor receives his last letter from Iraq. Devastated, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously sets off on a road trip to California to fulfill it. Joining her is Rusty, Finn’s former best […]

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True Crime Stories to Keep You Up at Night

by Diego Molano Rodriguez

Last week marked the premiere of the new SIMON TRUE series, a non-fiction YA series easily summed up by the series tagline: “Real stories. Real teens. Real crimes.” The series launched with two titles, each equally riveting true stories: Deep Water, in which a Coronado swim team is recruited by an old coach for drug runs […]

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