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5 Dystopian Societies We Don’t Want to Enter

by Danielle Finnegan

Have you ever been asked what book universe you’d like to live in? Mine’s the world of Harry Potter—post 7th book—no contest (have you seen my profile picture?). But there’s a surprising lack of books I’d actually like to live in because so many contain horrific situations that NO ONE wants to be a part of. This […]

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5 Love Interests with a Twist

by Casey Nugent

In In a World Just Right, protagonist Jonathan Aubrey has a unique power: the ability to create alternate worlds. The world he escapes to most often is one where he’s a better version of himself—the type of guy that can actually impress his crush Kylie Simms, and get her to date him. While I was […]

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The Truth is Relative: 10 Unreliable Narrators

by Jess Harold

Lies are an essential part of storytelling. No first-person narrator can catch all the important details that will lead to an exciting and satisfying end to their adventure. But some narrators are intentional with their lies, hoping to make their plight more sympathetic to the reader. Everyone sees themselves as the hero of their story, and […]

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5 Wonderfully Hopeless Romantics

by Casey Nugent

It’s summer, and love is in the air — particularly if you’re a hopeless romantic. We all know the type: dreams about falling in love, believes that love is the meaning of life, idealistic and sentimental. Now that I’m reading all of the wonderful romances available on Riveted this week for The Summer of Love, […]

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18 Perfect Reads to Celebrate Pride Month!

by Sam Benson

Happy Pride Month! The Summer of Love is for EVERYONE, so it’s no coincidence that Pride Month falls right in the middle of it! To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of some amazing YA reads that showcase the diversity of the human experience and what it means to be a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. This list […]

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13 Sweet Summer Romances

by The Riveted Team

It wouldn’t be the Summer of Love without the perfect book list of summer romances! There’s something about summer that makes you crave a good contemporary romance. Maybe it’s the weather, unlimited access to ice cream, or lounging in the sun, but whatever it is, we’re not complaining! What can be tricky, however, is picking the […]

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6 YA Novels to Help You Survive an Alien Invasion

by Sarah Jane Abbott

It’s an age-old question: are we alone in the universe? Is there intelligent life out there? While some might scoff at the idea, even astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has mused that perhaps we are all just pets in an elaborate alien zoo. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, the thought of alien beings is a […]

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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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