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Riverdale (2017 TV Series)
Riverdale is an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics. Originally conceived as a feature film adaptation for Warner Bros. Pictures, the idea was re-imagined as a television series for Fox. In 2015, development on the project moved to The CW, where the series was ordered for a pilot. The series features an ensemble cast based on the characters of Archie Comics, with KJ Apa in the role of Archie Andrews; Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, the series' narrator. The cast also features Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom. Other characters in the series include Fred Andrews, Alice Cooper, FP Jones, and Hermione Lodge, the parents of Archie, Betty, Jughead, and Veronica respectively. The thirteen-episode first season premiered on January 26, 2017 to positive reviews, before concluding on May 11, 2017. On March 7, 2017, The CW renewed the series for the second season of 22 episodes, which premiered on October 11, 2017. See the season 1 trailer here.
If you like the teen drama and mystery that surrounds the town of Riverdale, check out these teen book titles that are filled with the same darkness behind a perfect facadè of a small town. To check out our collection of Archie Comics, go here.
And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin
When five high school students are brought together under mysterious circumstances, they begin to piece together a theory that their parents are working together to kill them all.
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
When Corey moves away from Lost Creek, Alaska, she makes her friend Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. With every hour, Corey's suspicion grows. Lost is keeping—secrets but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter.
Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
High-schooler Willa has just moved to California with her mother and film director stepfather, and she will be attending a private school—but her real problem is that she keeps seeing things that are not really there, like a dead body in the swimming pool, and her visions may be connected to a serial killer that is stalking young girls in Hollywood.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students, all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case.
Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith
When Jude's best friend is found dead in a California swimming pool, her family calls it an accident, her friends call it suicide, but Jude calls it murder, and the suspects are family and friends.
R.I.P Eliza Hart by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Ellie Sokoloff is attending Ventana Ranch School in Big Sur, because she hopes that the wide-open setting will cure her claustrophobia and she was delighted to find Eliza Hart, her childhood friend, also in attendance; but Eliza has changed and for no apparent reason starts spreading rumors about Ellie, until one day she is found dead. Now Ellie must find out what happened to her one-time best friend, and who killed her, not least because she herself is everybody's chief suspect.
The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy
A series of murders that are eerily similar to the dark stories Lana's deceased brother used to tell start happening in her hometown, threatening her newfound popularity. (catalog summary)
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
It's been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she's still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii. Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.
Trouble Is A friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
After her parents' divorce, Zoe Webster moves from Brooklyn to upstate New York where she meets the weirdly compelling misfit, Philip Digby, and soon finds herself in a series of hilarious and dangerous situations as he pulls her into his investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl which may be related to the disappearance of his kid sister eight years ago.
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
When Stevie Bell, an amateur detective, begins her first year at a famous private school in Vermont, she sets a plan to solve the cold case involving the kidnapping of the founder's wife and daughter shortly after the school opened.
We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash
When the Winship Academy mascot jumps off a bridge during a halftime show, she leaves behind a lot of questions, and two students who witnessed the scene firsthand are determined to find out what really happened.