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Heartless by Marissa Meyer
By Marissa Meyer

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere.  A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries.  But for her mother , such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King's marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest.  For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction.  At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determine to choose her own destiny, but in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
by John Corey Whaley

Solomon Reed is perfectly fine.  Lisa Praytor is going to fix him anyway.  
He hadn't made the decision lightly, and it should be said that he at least tried to make it to there for as long as possible, for as long as anyone like him could.  Then one day trying wasn't enough, so he stripped down to his boxers and say in the fountain in front of his junior high school.  And right there, with his classmates and teachers watching, with morning sun blinding him, he slowly leaned back until his entire body was underwater.
That was the last time Solomon Reed went up Upland Junior High and, within a matter of days, he started refusing to go  outside altogether.  It was better that way.

November Criminals by Sam Munson
by Sam Munson

Addison Schacht is taking his college entry essay to the University of Chicago to heart as he begins to prove his life so far, from selling a little pot to his classmates; his relationship with his friend--not girlfriend--Digger; Birgil's Aeneid; and his growing obsession with the murder of his classmate Kevin Broadus.  His stumbling investigation with Digger lands his in the middle of a mystery they may not be able to handle.

Trouble Makes A Comeback by Stephanie Tromly
by Stephanie Tromly 

"How do you like life in the fast lane?" Digby said.  "Is it everything you thought it would be?"

Good question

Achieving high school "normal" wasn't as hard a Zoe Webster expected, but she's beginning to think Hollywood oversold how much fun it all is.  Isn't dating a jock supposed to be one long Instagram dream?  Shouldn't she enjoy gossiping 24/7 with her two BFFs?  And isn't this, the last year before the finish line that is Princeton, meant to be one of her best?  If "normal" is the high school goal, why can't Zoe get Philip Digby--decidedly rude, and somehow...entirely magnetic--out of her mind?

However normal Zoe's life finally is, it's about to get blown up (metaphorically.  This time.  She hopes, anyway.*)  when Digby shows up on her doorstep. Again. Needing her help to find his kidnapped sister.  Still.  Full of over-the-top schemes and ready to send Zoe's life into higher gear.  Again.

It's time for Zoe Webster to choose between staying in the normal lane, or taking a major detour with Digby (and finally figurin gout what that stolen kiss actually meant to him).

Uprooted by Albert Marrin