Behind the Book

Behind the Book

How The You I’ve Never Known Cover Came to Be

You I've Never Known
by The Riveted Team

Ellen Hopkins’s The You I’ve Never Known just went on sale yesterday (1/24) and there’s no doubt that it’s going to make a huge impact on everyone who reads it (we’re featuring an extended excerpt so definitely check it out). Ellen’s books have always been known for being hard-hitting and powerful and The You I’ve […]

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Behind the Book: Burned and The Heart of Feminism

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by Ellen Hopkins

Burned is, in part, a story about women forced into subservient roles by men whose religion feeds their conviction that females are not only inferior, but little more than possessions. In this all too real scenario, the alcoholic father physically and emotionally assaults his wife and daughters, believing it’s his absolute right to do so. […]

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Stay with Me Playlist

Stay with me
by Mila Gray

Stay with Me by Mila Gray is a heart wrenching novel about a forbidden romance, a wounded marine, and the girl who’s determined to save him. If you read Come Back to Me and loved it, or are just a fan of romance in general, then you’re going to want to get your hands on Stay […]

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Behind the Book: The Pledge

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by Kimberly Derting

The Pledge (currently a free read until November 28th) is a fantasy-dystopic novel set in the violent country of Ludania, where the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. Even the smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their own language can result […]

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Behind the Book – The Making of Dark Inside

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by Jeyn Roberts

Jeyn Roberts’s Dark Inside, currently one of our featured reads (read it here, available until November 14), celebrated it’s fifth anniversary last week. It’s a riveting post-apocalyptic story—or rather, an apocalyptic one, as it takes place during the apocalypse itself—in which four teens are forced to band together to survive as the world crumbles around […]

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On Writing Love & Gelato

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by Jenna Evans Welch

A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in Jenna Evans Welch’s sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure! It may be fall now but if you’re pining for the summer, escape to Italy with our featured excerpt of Love & Gelato and discover a magical world of secret romances, […]

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