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Join the Shadowhunters!

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by The Riveted Team

If you haven’t joined the Shadowhunters yet, you’re missing out! Through her Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and Dark Artifices series, Cassandra Clare has created an enthralling and all-consuming world that millions of readers have jumped right into (the Riveted Team included). In her latest book from the Dark Artifices series, Lord of Shadows, we learn […]

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6 Awesome Pride and Prejudice Retellings

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by Jill Hacking

My love for Jane Austen’s classic Pride & Prejudice goes back a long way. I was one of those gangly, awkward preteens who had actual fancy-dress, big-hat, cucumber-sandwhich viewing parties for the 5 hour A&E mini series adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (yes, on 6 VHS tapes). One of my final papers in college discussed […]

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SAT Horror Stories

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by Danielle Finnegan

The rules of the SAT’s change every few years, sections of the test come and go, and vocabulary words are never the same. However, the pressures surrounding the dreaded SATs will always come with hilarious but cringe-worthy stories! The Odds of Lightning takes place over one night—the night before the SATs, during a wild thunderstorm that […]

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New York City in 1902

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by Casey Nugent

In The Last Magician, Esta is tasked with traveling into the past to help steal a magical book and keep it from being destroyed. Esta lives in the modern day, but the book she’s stealing is in 1902. When she arrives, New York City is way different than her version of it — for one […]

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Bad Dating Stories

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by Danielle Finnegan

Everyone has a bad dating story or two (unless you’re one of the lucky ones). Harper Anderson from Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler, is one of the lucky ones. She doesn’t have any dating drama to write about. Instead, she uses her best friend’s dating stories in her application essay for the […]

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The Bronx is Beautiful

The Education of Margot Sanchez
by Diego Molano Rodriguez

The Bronx. This is the only borough that is preceded by “The,” an assertion that it is one of a kind. When people think about New York City, they often forget this massive section of it – popular culture has written it off as little more than a den of crime and poverty, frankly not […]

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Like Pretty in Pink? Try This!

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by Danielle Finnegan

Like This? Try This! Why? Pretty in Pink is a CLASSIC teen movie because it’s relatable, hilarious, and romantic! Everything you love about Pretty in Pink is emulated in The Education of Margot Sanchez. Margot, just like Andie, has to navigate two complete separate social spheres—one in her private school and another at home in […]

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5 Fictional Friend Groups You’ll Want to Join

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by Sam Benson

1. The Scoobies Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Scoobies in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is undeniably my favorite friend group. They help Buffy as she fulfills her duties as the Slayer, fighting vampires and demons. Though people come in and out of it, the core three of Buffy, Willow, and Xander remain throughout all seven […]

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