Wow, this is a big week on Riveted, we have a LOT going on!
First up, Tim Federle’s The Great American Whatever comes out in paperback this week so we wanted to bring back our extended excerpt and make sure you had a chance to check out the book Kirkus called “a Holden Caulfield for a new generation.” It’s apt praise, and Kirkus wasn’t the only one to think so—The Great American Whatever raked in no less than four starred reviews and heaps of praise! If you’re in need of a good read, you couldn’t go wrong with this one!
Then, we’re all jittery with excitement because this weekend is YALLWEST! Yes, we’re venturing out to sunny California for the second time to participate in the west-coast equivalent of the YA/middle-grade book festival YALLFEST and we hope to see some of you there! Of course, we know you won’t all be able to make it but we always try and bring a little YALLWEST to you through Riveted so this week, we’re featuring reads from nearly all of our YALLWEST authors! We’re featuring some great classics from some of our seasoned authors as well as powerful reads from some of our new debut authors, check out full reads of Neal Shusterman’s Unwind, Lisa McMann’s Wake, and Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel, and extended excerpts of Simon Curtis’s Boy Robot and Lilliam Rivera’s The Education of Margot Sanchez.
As if that weren’t enough, did you know this week is National Princess week? Sure, it’s a fabricated Disney holiday but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate it here on Riveted with some Princess-themed reads! We’ve got two for you: Just Ella, the first book in Margaret Peterson Haddix’s The Palace Chronicles trilogy, a realistic twist on the Cinderella legend, and Anastasia and Her Sisters, Carolyn Meyer’s story of Anastasia Romanov and the grand duchesses of Russia.
Finally, last week we celebrated Suzanne Young and we’re still celebrating this week! Read an extended excerpt of Suzanne’s latest, The Adjustment, as well as full reads of The Program and Just Like Fate!