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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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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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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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Tale as Old as Time: 8 Beauty and the Beast Retellings

by Jess Harold

After seeing Beauty and the Beast, I knew I wanted Belle’s life—secret castle far away from everyone, talking household items fulfilling my every need, and an enormous library. Getting to kiss the prince was just a bonus! And the only way to be a princess like Belle was to dress the part. But nothing lasts […]

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