Behind the Book

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Behind the Book: Ninth City Burning

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by J. Patrick Black

J. Patrick Black’s debut novel Ninth City Burning published last September and was well received: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, i09, and The Verge all included it on their various “Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of September” lists and bestselling author Patricia Briggs called it “Fresh and un-putdownable.” Now, we know chances are good that Ninth City […]

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Behind the Book: The Beast is an Animal

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by Peternelle van Arsdale

I didn’t write The Beast is an Animal. At least, it didn’t feel like writing: It felt like evolution. Writing the prologue was the spark that started it all. After that the novel grew and morphed and became what it was supposed to be—an animal that I couldn’t have envisioned, but nonetheless makes complete sense. […]

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Behind the Book: The Education of Margot Sanchez

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by Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera’s The Education of Margot Sanchez is a bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted (be sure to read the extended excerpt —available until March 6th—as well as this perfectly paired playlist!) The idea of gentrification (defined […]

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

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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

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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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