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Riveted Summer Reads: Summer in New York City

July 31, 2017
The Riveted Team
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August is coming and summer is winding down but don’t worry, Riveted Summer continues! Now that you’ve found yourself with our Summer of Self Discovery, it’s time to gallivant around the city with Riveted’s Summer in New York! Whether you choose to lounge around in Central Park, walk the High Line, or take pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge, there’s something special about New York City in the summertime. There’s no more magical or exciting place to be (we’re definitely not biased or anything because Riveted’s headquarters is here..)!

For the next two weeks, we’ll be following characters around the various Burroughs, and even traveling to the past! The New York setting brings together these six exciting novels for the perfect summer reads. Prepare for a virtual tour of New York’s past and present, and enjoy everything the city has to offer. It’s all just a page turn away!

Find out more about our Summer in New York reads:

The Last Magicianby Lisa Maxwell

First, we have an extended excerpt of The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell!  This novel has it all— from heists, to time travel, and even some magic! Follow along with Esta as she travels to the past to help steal a mysterious book in order to save her future.

The Education of Margot Sanchezby Lilliam Rivera

Next, visit the South Bronx with an extended excerpt of The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera! It is a bold and romantic coming-of-age novel that dives into dysfunctional families and different class situations.

The Odds of Lightningby Jocelyn Davies

Then, we have an extended excerpt of The Odds of Lightning by Jocelyn Davis. A bolt of lightning inspires this incredible journey of four different teens out on an all-night adventure through the streets of New York City.

When I Was the Greatestby Jason Reynolds

After your all-nighter in the city, travel over to Bed Stuy where a small misunderstanding escalates to having a price on your head in the full read of Jason Reynolds', When I Was the Greatest. Three friends find themselves somewhere they never expected to be—somewhere they never should’ve been. A place where the people aren’t friendly and they're certainly not forgiving.

Little Black Dresses, Little White Liesby Laura Stampler

Our next extended excerpt, Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler highlights a key part of any teen’s summer in New York, an internship! Follow along as Harper Anderson lands an internship at one of the ultra-prestigious teen magazines as a teen dating blogger. There's just one problem...she's a bit inexperienced with the whole dating thing.

Out of Controlby Sarah Alderson

Finally, we have a full read of Sarah Alderson’s Out of Control!In this sizzling, high-stakes novel, we follow Liva, who’s on the run in New York City. After accidentally becoming the sole witness to a violent murder, she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Nowhere and no-one is safe, but she's calling in a debt from a handsome car-thief who just might be able to keep her alive. Maybe.

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