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The Complete List of Lord of Shadows Exclusive Editions

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by Jill Hacking

Lord of Shadows is finally here and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! I’ve already devoured it once and I’m happily going through my second reading. In case you haven’t gotten your copy yet (um, what have you even been doing?), or if you’ve realized the benefits of having more than one copy (there’s safety in numbers!), […]

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Map of YA Road Trips

by Julie Jarema

Summer is coming up, which means it’s time to hit the road! If you’re going to be in a car for hours on end (or just in your house dreaming of an adventure across the U.S.), you might as well get some reading done. You can get started with our free read of How My Summer Went […]

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10 Things in Florida That Can Only Be Explained By Aliens

by Julie Jarema

It should surprise no one that a story involving alien abduction and the end of the world would take place in Florida. Shaun David Hutchinson incorporates these bizarre, extreme conditions with a number of serious issues, including complex family relationships, depression, and bullying in We Are the Ants (extended excerpt available until May 29th). The novel is […]

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5 Noteworthy Grim Reapers for the Grim at Heart

by Casey Nugent

When I was younger, I considered myself a bit goth — I loved spooky stories, tales about death, and anything grim and dark (and every My Chemical Romance album, of course). So naturally, stories about grim reapers and death really drew me in. I had a flashback to those days while reading Kyra Leigh’s debut […]

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The Ravenous Riveted Super Reader

by Julie Jarema

In Draw the Line by Laurent Lin, the protagonist is best able to express himself through a superhero of his own creation, Graphite. In honor of the book coming out in paperback (and also currently available to read on our site as an extended excerpt), I’ve drawn my own superhero character based on all you Riveted readers–dressed […]

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8 Amazing YA Moms!

by Jess Harold

Mother’s Day was this past Sunday, so now that you’ve given her flowers, presents, and brunch (or breakfast in bed), it’s time to remember that pretty much every day should be mother’s day, because moms do so much and are often overlooked or misunderstood. I’ve decided to share my favorite YA moms with you, in the […]

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Best Sights in Texas

by Jess Harold

In Honor by Jessi Kirby, is an uplifting story about healing. Three days after learning of her brother Finn’s death, Honor receives his last letter from Iraq. Devastated, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously sets off on a road trip to California to fulfill it. Joining her is Rusty, Finn’s former best […]

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True Crime Stories to Keep You Up at Night

by Diego Molano Rodriguez

Last week marked the premiere of the new SIMON TRUE series, a non-fiction YA series easily summed up by the series tagline: “Real stories. Real teens. Real crimes.” The series launched with two titles, each equally riveting true stories: Deep Water, in which a Coronado swim team is recruited by an old coach for drug runs […]

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Shakespeare According to Tumblr

by Julie Jarema

Do you find it difficult to relate to life according to a 16th century English playwright? Never traded places with your twin brother just to mess with the entire town? Never been so blind to reality that you actually went blind? Never acted a little crazy after your uncle tried to poison you and then […]

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