New month = new Free Reads!
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 we’re celebrating retellings! Be on the lookout for the emojis to let you know which books are part of our retellings celebration. Plus we have extended excerpts of new YA novels hitting shelves in November 2019. How many do you plan on reading?
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
☠️ This dark twist to the Peter Pan story will keep you on your toes as the lines between good and evil are blurred. Gwen grew up believing that all of her mother’s stories of being hunted by monsters were just delusions. But she soon discovers that her mother’s stories are real when she is kidnapped on the island of Neverland. Now caught between a battle of good and evil, Gwen must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the captivating pirate who promises to keep her safe.
Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast
Things will never be the same for Raven after the Nahx, an alien race, invade one summer. Things get more complicated when she needs to team up with a Nahx soldier, named Eighth. Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…
Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge and Carrie Dubois-Shaw
👫 This Pride and Prejudice retelling has a quirky Big Foot flair and you will definitely not want to miss this. Samantha’s parents are the chapter members of Ohio’s Bigfoot Society, much to her embarrassment. But she meets a young prep school boy who scorns her humble Ohio roots, she becomes determined to take him down. As they go to war, their friction and attraction almost distract them from the hint that Sasquatch may actually be out there somewhere…
Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster
Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal. A star burned into her hand is the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.
Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson
📚 Inspired by The Canterbury Tales, the characters in Feral Youth, each complex and damaged in their own ways, are enticed to tell a story (or two) with the promise of a cash prize. The stories range from noir-inspired revenge tales to mythological stories of fierce heroines and angry gods. And while few of the stories are claimed to be based in truth, they ultimately reveal more about the teller than the truth ever could.
The Toll by Neal Shusterman – Starting 11/5
The epic finale to the Arc of the Scythe series is finally here! After the massive cliffhanger at the end of Thunderhead, fans have been desperately waiting for all their questions to be answered.
Keeper of the Lost Cities: Legacy by Shannon Messenger – Starting 11/5
Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities. The eighth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series has arrived and as Sophie and her friends search for answers, each clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy.
Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller
⚔ There have been many retellings of the King Arthur legend over the years but never one quite like this. Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller reimagines this classic story and introduces a strong leading lady who in the past sat on the sidelines of this epic legend. Nimue (more commonly known as the Lady of the Lake) is a young druid girl who is tasked by her dying mother to bring the Sword of Power to Merlin.
Dead Moon Rising by Caitlin Sangster
The final book in the Last Star Burning trilogy is here. Sev must decode her mother’s last words to find the cure to Sleeping Sickness before Dr. Yang can use it to blackmail the world into submitting to his rule.
Songs from the Deep by Kelly Powell
Moira has always grown up fascinated by the sirens that surround the island that she grew up on. But when a boy shows up dead and everyone blames the sirens, Moira is not so sure. So she teams up with her childhood friend to find the real killer.
Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
Nora, a rumored witch, is trapped in the wicked woods that surround the town of Fir Haven during a snow storm with a mysterious boy named Oliver, who went missing weeks ago. What will happen? You’ll have to read to find out.
The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett
💍 Now we know that this is not a retelling but it does involve hunting for the long lost ring of Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula, we decided to include it anyway. 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.
Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
🇫🇷 In the tradition of The Lunar Chronicles, this sweeping reimagining of Les Misérables tells the story of three teens from very different backgrounds who are thrown together amidst the looming threat of revolution on the French planet-colony of Laterre.
A thief. An officer. A guardian.