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Riveted Reads: Week of 10/9

October 9, 2017
The Riveted Team
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Happy Monday!

This week, we’re offering you extended excerpts of some of our biggest and most anticipated books of the fall! This week, we have The Nowhere Girls, Last Star BurningStrange Fire, An Enchantment of Ravens, Starfish, The Victoria in My Head, Freefall, and Obsessed.

We are also aware that it is finally October (the greatest month!), which means we can officially start getting excited for Halloween! All this month, our full reads will be spooky, creepy, and scary books that will get you ready for (we would argue) the greatest holiday. This week, we’re offering Rot & RuinThe Hotel for the Lost and The Murmurings!

See below for more info on our featured reads:

Extended Excerpts

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed


Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them.

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Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster

Last Star Burning

Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal—a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation. To escape execution for a crime she didn’t commit, seventeen-year-old Sev is forced to run away from the only home she’s ever known.

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Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach


Knowledge has always been the enemy of faith.

They said that the first generation of man was brought low by its appetites: for knowledge, for power, for wealth. They said mankind’s voracity was so great, the Lord sent his own Daughter to bring fire and devastation to the world.

The survivors were few, but over the course of centuries they banded together to form a new civilization—the Descendancy—founded on the belief that the mistakes of the past must never be repeated.

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson


A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince.

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Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman


A gorgeous and emotionally resonant debut novel about a half-Japanese teen who grapples with social anxiety and her narcissist mother in the wake of a crushing rejection from art school.

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Freefall by Joshua David Bellin


When the 1% and the 99% clash, the fate of the human race hangs on the actions of two teens from very different backgrounds in this thrilling sci-fi adventure.

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Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes


Victoria Cruz inhabits two worlds: In one, she is a rock star, thrashing the stage with her husky voice and purple-streaked hair. In the other, currently serving as her reality, Victoria is a shy teenager with overprotective Cuban parents, who sleepwalks through her life at the prestigious Evanston Academy. Unable to overcome the whole paralyzing-stage-fright thing, Victoria settles for living inside her fantasies, where nothing can go wrong and everything is set to her expertly crafted music playlists.

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Obsessed by Allison Britz


A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder—and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side—in this powerful and inspiring memoir.

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Full Reads

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

rot and ruin

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

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Hotel for the Lost by Suzanne Young


Stay tonight. Stay forever.

When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. She and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows.

And the 13th chapter will only add to the mystery behind the 13th floor of Hotel Ruby…and ultimately, what it means for Audrey.

Welcome to the Ruby.

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The Murmurings by Carly Anne West

the murmurings

The voices in her head are not her own…

Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life. As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in—because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not…

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