Welcome to a fairy tale world turned upside down! Once upon a time, there was a strung-out match girl who sold CDs to stoners. Twelve impetuous sisters escaped King Daddy’s clutches to jiggle and cavort and wear out their shoes. A fickle Thumbelina searched for a tiny husband, leaving bodies in her wake. And Little Red Riding Hood confessed that she kind of wanted to know what it’s like to be swallowed whole.
Cinder is in prison and trying to escape, even though escaping means she becomes the most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing when she encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder....
Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers --- precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s ALICE'S ADVENTURE IN WONDERLAND. Turns out, Wonderland exists and Alyssa must go there to right Alice's mistakes.
When 17-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no other options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey. Little by little, Sophie pieces together the mysteries of her godfather and soon realizes she's trapped in his intoxicating world.
Rudy’s life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother. Rudy lies awake at night listening to the screams of the ocean beneath his family’s rickety house. Then he meets Diana, who makes him wonder what he even knows about love, and Teeth, who makes him question what he knows about anything.
Ever since the death of her parents, Miranda has lived on Whym Island, taking comfort in the local folklore, which claims a mysterious sea witch controls the fate of all on the island and in its surrounding waters. But when a terrible boating accident takes the lives of several of her friends, and Miranda is rescued by a mysterious boy who haunts her dreams, she finds refuge in late-night swims---and meets Christian, a boy who seems eerily familiar, but who is full of mystery.
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