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Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken (book two of the Passenger series)
All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut. Instead, she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. Alone in an unknown place and time, Etta is exposed to threats from two groups that would like to see her dead. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—a man who has long been presumed dead and whose dangerous alliance with someone from Etta’s past could put them both at risk. Will time run out for Etta and those seeking to help her?
Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, 16-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking — all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: Falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly realizes that falling in love isn’t always a choice you make.
The Runaway by Kate O’Hearn (book two of the Valkyrie series)
Fourteen-year-old Freya is a Valkyrie: a Norse goddess, a reaper of souls from human battlefields. She has the power to cause death with just one touch. But Freya has not followed in the footsteps of the legends before her. She has been to the World of Man to befriend humans, not to reap their souls. Now she must go to the World of Man again on a new quest to track down the runaway Valkyrie of legend. There she will discover a dark secret and new enemies. But this time she has friends to rely on and lots more to gain, like creating a new Valkyrie legend.
When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy, Julian, is the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years. As Adam spends more time with Julian, he realizes that Julian is keeping secrets. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.
Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay in Scotland.
There, Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House — but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into stories and interact with the worlds inside. Amy soon discovers that someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts — at any cost.