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Every Book You Can Read For Free on Riveted by Simon Teen in October 2019

October 1, 2019
The Riveted Team
Believe In Your Shelf

New month = new Free Reads!

And since it’s October, we’ve got some especially SPoOky 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 list is full of witches, ghosts and all things eery! So be on the lookout for the pumpkin to find out which books are part of our Halloween feature. Plus we have extended excerpts of new YA novels hitting shelves in October 2019. How many do you plan on reading?


Full Reads

1. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

?Two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for being witches. Every summer the sisters return to the town of Sparrow stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under. Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

2. Light As a Feather by Zoe Aarsen

? At Olivia’s sixteenth birthday party, Violet, the mysterious new girl in town, suggests the girls play a game. It was just supposed to be a harmless game, during which Violet makes up elaborate, creepily specific stories about the violent ways the friends will die. But when Olivia shows up dead a week later, exactly how Violet predicted,  McKenna becomes convinced Olivia’s death wasn’t just a coincidence, especially when a ghost haunting her bedroom keeps leaving clues that point to Violet.

3. The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

? Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again. Now Stella is seventeen, and she’s over it. Then along comes a corpse, a little girl who washes up in an ancient cemetery after a mudslide, and who has red hair just like Jeanie did. Suddenly memories of that haunting day begin to return, and when Stella discovers that other red-headed girls have gone missing as well, she begins to suspect that something sinister is at work.

4. Hotel for the Lost by Suzanne Young

? A haunting, romantic, and suspenseful story about one girl’s search for healing in a grand and mysterious hotel full of secrets.


5. The House by Christina Lauren

? His shirt is black, jeans are black, and shaggy black hair falls into his eyes. And when Gavin looks up at Delilah, the dark eyes shadowed with bluish circles seem to flicker to life. He lives in that house, the one at the edge of town. Spooky and maybe haunted. Something worse than haunted. And Gavin is trapped by its secrets. Delilah and Gavin can’t resist each other. But staying together will exact a price beyond their imagining.


6. This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher (10/17 – 10/31)

? One year after the murder of a class mate, five teens find themselves in an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.
Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free? Or will their lies destroy them all?

Extended Excerpts


1. Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller

Nimue has been an outcast in her Druid village for as long as she can remember, feared for her connection to dark magic. But when the Red Paladins destroy her home, in the name of religion, she is determined  to fulfill her mother’s dying wish by delivering the Sword of Power to the legendary magician, Merlin. When she teams up with a mercenary named Arthur, she’ll discover that an outcast might be the only one who can unite England.

2. Nancy Drew Case Files Vol. 1 by Carolyn Keene

The world’s favorite teen detective is back, and she’s on the case. Keep up with Nancy Drew in this thrilling collection of mysteries full of intrigue, boys, and murder.

3. Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao

Ali Chu knows that as the only Asian person at her school in middle-of-nowhere Indiana, she must be bland as white toast to survive. This all changes when she finds out that Chase Yu, the new kid at school, is also Taiwanese. Despite some initial resistance due to the they belong together whispers from their classmates, Ali and Chase soon spark a chemistry rooted in competitive martial arts, joking in two languages, and, most importantly, pushing back against the discrimination they face. When Ali’s mom finds out about their relationship, she forces Ali to end it, leaving Ali to dig into why her mother disapproves of her relationship by uncovering secrets about her family and Chase.

4. Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

? Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest…Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early. So, what will happen when the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out?

5. Cold As Marble by Zoe Aarsen

? The sequel to Light as a Feather is here as McKenna’s mission to save her friends from a deadly game continues.  Armed with a mysterious package containing clues, as well as a little help from the beyond, McKenna hopes to end this once and for all…before it’s too late.

6. Year of the Wicked by Jeff Mariotte

? In the tradition of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale, this magical bind-up includes all four novels in the Witch Season series filled with spellbinding romance, revenge, and of course, witches!

7. The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

? Theodora Fox is more than used to being abandoned by her father in five star hotels around the world while he goes off treasure hunting. However, when he suddenly goes missing, Theodora teams up with the boy who broke her heart to uncover the secrets the two have been hiding from her, and what she assumes to be a typical expedition turns out to be a hunt for her missing dad—and a long lost ring that belonged to Count Dracula. This is the historical adventure fantasy novel that you’ve been missing all your life.

8. Broken Lands by Jonathan Maberry

? Ever since her mother’s death, Gabriella “Gutsy” Gomez has spent her days flying under the radar. But when her mother’s undead body is returned to her doorstep from the grave and Gutsy witnesses a pack of ravagers digging up Los Muertos—her mother’s name for the undead—she realizes that life finds you no matter how hard you try to hide from it.

9. Enough is Enough by Michelle Roehm McCann

From award-winning author Michelle Roehm McCann comes a young activist’s handbook to joining the fight against gun violence—both in your community and on a national level—to make schools safer for everyone.

10. Make Trouble Young Readers Edition by Cecile Richards

From former Planned Parenthood president and activist Cecile Richards comes the young readers edition of her New York Times bestselling memoir, which Hillary Rodham Clinton called an “inspiration for aspiring leaders everywhere.”

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