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Riverdale has it all as far as young adult fiction goes. A close-knit group of high schoolers ban together to follow and solve the mysteries of their small town. The adult protectors are not exactly with it, which causes their kids to take the lead. The show introduces a number of different themes like mystery, romance, morality, feminism, sisterhood and more, making it a crowd pleaser for millions. This list is for the avid readers among those millions who are looking for stories as gripping as Riverdale. All books include Amazon’s description so you know which ones to add to your reading list immediately!
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Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker are all driven to be perfect—no matter the cost.
At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they discover that they all hate the same person: handsome womanizer Nolan Hotchkiss, who’s done things to hurt each of them.
They come up with the perfect plan to murder Nolan—jokingly, of course. They’d never actually go through with it. But when Nolan turns up dead in the exact way they’d discussed, the girls suddenly become prime suspects in his murder.
Only, they didn’t do it.
So who did? Unless they find the real killer, and soon, any one of them may be the next to die…
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The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.
The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie’s best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.
As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town’s fragile idea of security.
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When Philip Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He’s rude and he treats her like a book he’s already read and knows the ending to. But before she knows it, Digby—annoying, brilliant and somehow…attractive? Digby—has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.
When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can’t say no. Digby gets her, even though she barely gets herself. But is Digby a hero, or is his manic quest an indication of a desperate attempt to repair his broken family and exercise his own obsessive compulsive tendencies?
A romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn’t the only hook, a friendship story where they aren’t even sure they like each other—this is a contemporary debut with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and the most charismatic dynamic duo you’ve ever met.
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Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
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No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend, Grant; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them. Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the District Attorney’s Office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families. Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has personal reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she investigates with Stone—the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot—she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.
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Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.
It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.
The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.
Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.
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There are only two weeks to go before season two of Riverdale premieres and the new trailer has us on the edge of our seats.
Sex, violence, love, and intrigue surround our four heroes in this teaser which manages to squeeze all of these elements into its twenty-nine seconds. Pointed guns, shower sex, motorcycles, emotional group hugs in hospitals, Archie tearfully calling his mom, telling her, ‘We’re in trouble here.’ IT’S ALL TOO MUCH.
What’s happening Archie? Are you okay? How’s your dad? Jughead where is your helmet? I CANNOT WAIT TWO WEEKS FOR ANSWERS. Please watch the trailer and join me in my agony.
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In May, the CW left us reeling as they concluded the first season of the new hit show Riverdale. We are now less than a month away from season two, and it seems that the actors are getting in as much trouble as their characters.
K.J. Apa, who plays the lovable lead role of Archie Andrews on Riverdale, was involved in a car accident last Thursday after work. Luckily, he hasn’t sustained any serious injuries and was able to return to work just one day after the crash. However, this incident has called into question the safety of Warner Bros. working conditions.
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Like with most TV shows, the cast of Riverdale often works late hours. No confirmation has been provided in regards to reasons for the crash, but many speculate Apa was overtired. When confronted about their working conditions, a Warner Bros. spokesperson had this to say:
The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio…if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request. This is communicated to all cast and crew…at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.
Although the spokesperson went on to say that they make sure the cast and crew is always safe, many people are still concerned by this incident. Several Riverdale actors confronted producers about unsafe work conditions. Riverdale is filmed in Vancouver, and the studio does not provide transportation to and from the set, but the studio maintains that they do provide cars if any member of the cast or crew is too tired to drive themselves home.
Neither Apa himself nor his representation provided a comment, meaning we can’t be sure of exactly what happened. Nevertheless, this incident is being taken seriously and the Screen Actors Guild deployed a team to Vancouver to investigate the safety of the set.
Meanwhile, we can all agree we’re happy to hear Apa is just fine, and we can’t wait for Riverdale season two to premiere on October 11th!
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Twenty-one years after the show starring Melissa Joan Hart first aired, it looks like Sabrina the Teenage Witch is getting a new lease of life…a much darker one. Entitled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the show aims to take inspiration from horror classics such as The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby. Variety reports:
This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature, half-witch, half-mortal, while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit,
Let’s hope Salem plays a part in the new series and is as sassy as ever…
If the series gets picked up, it will be a sister to Netflix show Riverdale, a re-imagining of the Archie comics which centers around a murder mystery. Sabrina herself also started out as a character in the Archie comics.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is the chief creative officer of Archie Comics, will be writer and executive producer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which increases the project’s chances of going ahead, as at present he executive produces CW shows Riverdale, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.
I actually can’t think of a show for which I am more ready, so please fellow witches, cast all your best spells to make sure this happens.
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