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Every Book That You Can Read For Free On Riveted By Simon Teen in August 2019

August 1, 2019
The Riveted Team
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New month = new Free Reads for YOU!

It’s the first of the month, which means we’ve got a whole new set of books to read FOR FREE on RivetedLit.com. This month’s theme is perfect YA romances for the end of summer! Plus we have extended excerpts of new YA novels hitting shelves in August 2019. How many do you plan on reading?


Full Reads


The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan.

So it’s no surprise that Andie has her summer all planned out too.

Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

This book is part of our August Free Reads Theme! Start reading now!

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Kiko Himura is struggling with her social anxiety, stifling family, and understanding of her half-Japanese heritage. When she doesn’t get into her dream art school, her childhood friend Jamie invites her to join him on a road trip touring art schools on the West Coast. As the trip unfolds, Kiko is free to learn more about herself, while realizing that she has feelings for Jamie as well. 

This book is part of our August Free Reads Theme! Start reading now!

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi (Available from 8/12 – 8/25)

In honor of Permanent Record coming out next month, we are offering Emergency Contact as a Free Read for two weeks!

Penny Lee is ready to leave behind her mediocre high school years when she flies across the country for college…and then she meets Sam, the struggling barista who quickly becomes her closest confidant. But only over text.

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Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

This book is part of our August Free Reads Theme! Start reading now!

As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon

Will Dimple and Rishi find their happily ever after? Find out in this funny, romantic, endlessly charming e-novella sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi!

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These Precious Scars by Emily Suvada

A haunting short story prequel to the Mortal Coil series.

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Extended Excerpts


Start Here by Trish Doller

Willa and Taylor spend the summer sailing from Ohio to Key West, following a list of clues left by their best friend, Finley, who recently passed away. Finley was always the glue that kept them all together now that she’s gone, Willa and Taylor’s friendship is hanging by a thread. They have two months and two thousand miles to discover how life works without their best friend—and decide if their own friendship is worth saving.

This book is part of our August Free Reads Theme! Start reading now!

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.

Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.

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Containment by Caryn Lix

In the thrilling second book in a series best described as Alien meets The Darkest Minds, Kenzie and her friends find themselves on the run and up against another alien invasion headed towards Earth.

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Making a Play by Abbi Glines

Ryker Lee is finally enjoying his senior year—he has great friends, hangs out with hot girls, and is on track to get a football scholarship that will set him up for college. Despite this, a small part of him wonders if there’s more to life than parties and meaningless hookups—and if football even means as much to him as it does to his fellow teammates. And when he meets the new girl at school, his world totally changes…

This book is part of our August Free Reads Theme! Start reading now!

In a Perfect World by Trish Doller

Caroline Kelly is excited to be spending her summer vacation working at the local amusement park with her best friend. But when Caroline’s mother is hired to open an eye clinic in Cairo, Egypt, Caroline’s plans are upended. Caroline is now expected to spend her summer and her senior year in a foreign country, away from her friends, her home, and everything she’s ever known.

With this move, Caroline predicts she’ll spend her time navigating crowded streets, eating unfamiliar food, and having terrible bouts of homesickness. But when she finds instead is a culture that surprises her, a city that astounds her, and a charming, unpredictable boy who challenges everything she thought she knew about life, love, and privilege.

This book is part of our August Free Reads Theme! Start reading now!

Losing the Field by Abbi Glines

Tallulah Liddell had been defined by her appearance for as long as she could remember. Overweight and insecure, she preferred to fly under the radar, draw as little attention to herself so no one can hurt her. The only boy who did seem to ever notice her was her longtime crush, Nash Lee. But when he laughs at a joke aimed at Tallulah the summer before their senior year, Tallulah’s love dissipates, and she becomes determined to lose weight, to no longer be an object of her classmates’—and especially Nash’s—ridicule.

This book is part of our August Free Reads Theme! Start reading now!

Jazz Owls by Margarita Engle

Thousands of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way to the front lines of World War II. They are teenagers, scared, longing to feel alive before they have to face the horrors of battle. Hot jazz music spiced with cool salsa rhythms calls them to dance with the local Mexican American girls, who jitterbug all night before working all day in the canneries. Proud to do their part for the war effort, these Jazz Owl girls are happy to dance with the sailors—until the blazing summer night when racial violence leads to murder.

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The Boy and Girl who Broke the World by Amy Reed

Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don’t have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms. When they are thrust together, Lydia and Billy begin to question their outlook on the world, and as the two grow closer and confront bigger truths about their pasts, they must also deal with such inconveniences as a narcissistic rock star, a war between unicorns and dragons, and eventually, of course, the apocalypse.

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