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18 Perfect Reads to Celebrate Pride Month!

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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

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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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5 Unforgettable Forbidden Romances

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by Casey Nugent

Who doesn’t love a good love story? Two people brought together against all odds in a hectic world; best friends who realize, slowly, they were meant to be together forever; two paths intertwined by destiny…*sigh* I’m a sucker for them. But what I really love are love stories where people aren’t meant to be together, or […]

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Famous Shadowhunter Audiobook Narrators

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by Diego Molano Rodriguez

Lord of Shadows just went on sale! In addition to our fantastic-looking hardcover books, our audiobook is also available, read by the fantastic James Marsters (check it out, Buffy fans)! Across her three series, Cassie Clare’s audiobooks  have been read by several pop culture favorites, and we’ve put together a roundup of them! 1. James […]

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6 YA Novels to Help You Survive an Alien Invasion

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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

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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!

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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

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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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11 Books Ripped Straight from the Headlines

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by Sam Benson

There’s nothing as bone-chillingly terrifying as reading a book that seems to have been ripped straight from the headlines of a news story. Sure, they may be devoid of ghosts and other “scary” things, but there’s so much truth in the words and stories that the haunting tales stay long after you wish you could forget […]

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5 Creative Romeo and Juliet Retellings

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by Casey Nugent

The literary world is flooded with Shakespeare adaptations and with good reason. Shakespeare’s plays have a certain timeless quality about them that makes them a prime jumping off point for many authors. So it’s no surprise that Romeo and Juliet, perhaps his most famous play, is the basis for an immense amount of novels – […]

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