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7 Awesome Illustrated Novels

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by Sarah Jane Abbott

I’m just gonna say it: I like my books with pictures.  If kids can have awesome illustrations throughout their books, why can’t we?!  Luckily, there are lots of books out there for grown-ups that incorporate art in fun and exciting ways.  Here are some of my favorite books to read—and look at the pictures.

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5 Books Where the Love Interest Might Be Guilty

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by Casey Nugent

In Rachele Alpine’s A Void the Size of the World, protagonist Rhylee has several problems. The first is that her sister, Abby, has disappeared. The second is that Abby disappeared because she caught Rhylee kissing Tommy — who’s Abby’s boyfriend. The third is that Rhylee likes Tommy, but the police strongly suspect that he might […]

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7 Rad Books Featuring Asian Protagonists

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by Cindy Pon

When my debut novel, Silver Phoenix, released back in 2009, it was the only Asian fantasy out there and one of the few YA books that featured an Asian protagonist. Oh, how times have changed! I’m delighted to say that nearly a decade later, there are many more YA novels with Asian protagonists to choose from, […]

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10 Love Interests Who Are a Little Extra

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by Sam Benson

People say that women are all about the drama, but everyone in the real world knows that the true drama lovers are guys. You can see it clearly in those male love interests. You know, the ones who are sarcastic, dramatic, exasperating, and just over the top—all the things that we love to hate in a hero. They’re the […]

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5 Dystopian Societies We Don’t Want to Enter

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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

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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

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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

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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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