Book List

7 LGBT+ Fantasy/Speculative Novels to Read This Summer

by Shelly Z

Fantasy novels hold a special place in my heart, as they allow me (and other readers) to escape mundane ordinary life. While the mention of fantasy YA brings about specific types of books, I’ve included some more speculative novels as well as some sci-fi novels to this list. Fantasy has so many great LGBT+ novels, […]

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Quizzes & Polls

Which Summer of Fantasy Book Should You Read Next?

by Tara Grieco

We’re in the midst of our Summer of Fantasy reads! Which means we have reads up that run the speculative fiction spectrum from science fiction to fantasy. Here are the four featured reads we have this week: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger, Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke, The Scorpion Rules Erin Bow, Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Castner. Not sure […]

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Bookish Playlist

Pages and Playlists: Glass Sword

by Uzo

“Mare, I am very afraid for you. Things have been done to you, things no person should suffer. You’ve seen horrible things, done horrible things, and they will change you. I’m so afraid for what you could be, if given the wrong chance.” – Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword Victoria Aveyard’s Glass Sword is dark, tragic, and […]

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Featured Reads

Summer of Fantasy Reads

by The Riveted Team

Welcome to Riveted’s Summer of Fantasy! The next two weeks we’ll be focusing on all the great fantasy and speculative fiction that’s out in the YA world right now! Take a look at our featured extended excerpts, as well as the free full reads you can get your read on with for through July 17th! […]

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Riveted Original

When Letting Go Just Isn’t Enough

by Shifa Kapadwala

Have you ever finished a book and wanted to give the characters (and the author!) a standing ovation? Mallory Dodge from The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout is that character for me. Instead of letting her traumatic past dictate her future, she sets goals to overcome her unique difficulties and boy does she grow! […]

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Bookish DIY

DIY / Make Your Own Terrarium

by Sarah Jane Abbott

Deb Caletti’s The Last Forever is a botany-loving YA reader’s dream. Every chapter starts with a fascinating fact about a different seed and a rare plant is a main character! In the wake of her mother’s death, Tess’s most cherished possession is Pix, a one-of-a-kind pixiebell plant that belonged to her mother and has been […]

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Bookish Playlist

Tara’s Epic Break-Up Playlist

by Tara Grieco

There is absolutely nothing that gets you through a break-up like music. When you need to tune out the world and just be with yourself and your heartache, music is perfect. It’s also ideal for getting you pumped up and ready to meet someone new/better. Hey, sometimes your heart is in a good place, but […]

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Author Guest Post

On the Inspiration for The Last Forever

by Deb Caletti

I was just about to start work on my tenth YA novel titled, EVERYBODY’S HOME, when my husband showed me a picture. We were eating dinner, and he passed me his phone, where he’d opened an article about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. There it was, an otherworldly image – a wedge of steel with […]

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