Did someone say new Free Reads? Yes, that’s right, we did! And we are so excited for April’s Free Reads. This month, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month with some books written in-verse! We have some fantastic free reads and extended excerpts for you to devour all month long. Check out all the April new releases with extended excerpts.
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Every Book That You Can Read FOR FREE on RivetedLit.com in April 2023
1. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction—the first in the Crank trilogy—from master poet Ellen Hopkins.
2. With a Star in my Hand by Margarita Engle
From acclaimed author Margarita Engle comes a gorgeous novel in verse about Rubén Darío, the Nicaraguan poet and folk hero who initiated the literary movement of Modernismo.
3. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds’s electrifying novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.
4. Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott
A forbidden gift helps two teenage girls find hope, friendship, and the will to live in this “beautifully told true story about brave young women who refused to be victims and walked out of Auschwitz with their heads unbowed” (School Library Journal).
1. Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick
Perfect for fans of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Five Feet Apart, this tender solo debut by the coauthor of New York Times bestseller She Gets the Girl is a romantic ode to the strength of love and the power of choosing each other, against odds and obstacles, again and again.
2. Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens
3. If I See You Again Tomorrow by Robbie Couch
From the author of The Sky Blues and Blaine for the Win comes a speculative young adult romance about a teen stuck in a time loop that’s endlessly monotonous until he meets the boy of his dreams.
4. He Who Breaks the Earth by Caitlin Sangster
Wicked Saints meets There Will Come a Darkness in this sequel to the atmospheric, “tightly woven” (Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author) She Who Rides the Storm that follows the four thieves turned unlikely allies as one of their own decides where their loyalties lie.
5. Wings in the Wild by Margarita Engle
This gorgeously romantic contemporary novel-in-verse from award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the inspiring love story of two teens fighting for climate action and human rights.
6. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
7. Song of Wrath by Sarah Raughley
8. Borderless by Jennifer De Leon
9. Your Heart, My Sky by Margarita Engle
10. Rima’s Rebellion by Margarita Engle
11. Lawless Spaces by Corey Ann Haydu
12. Spin by Rebecca Caprara
1. The Eid Gift by S.K. Ali
The Eid Gift is a companion short story to Love from A to Z. Adam and Zayneb —engaged but continents apart for so long— are finally in the same city!
2. Love at First Fight by Sandhya Menon
Join Dimple and Rishi as they do an escape room in this exclusive short story from Sandhya Menon! You’ll also see how Pinky and Samir met for the first time before you can read about them in 10 Things I Hate About Pinky.
3. 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!
4. The Thief by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
A short story prequel to Sky Without Stars about the origins of fan-favorite character, Chatine!
5. These Precious Scars by Emily Suvada
A haunting short story prequel to the Mortal Coil series.
6. Better Than the Prom by Lynn Painter
A swoonworthy short story from Wes’s perspective from Better Than the Movies.