These books are candidates for the Carmel Clay Public Library's Teen Library Council Choice Pick Collection.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C Wrede. Book 1 of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Cimorene is an intelligent, headstrong, and very bored princess who runs away (is "kidnapped") to join the dragons in the Enchanted Forest. Here she finally fits in, but must contend with wizardly intrigue, rescue attempts, and some very silly princesses as she has exactly as much adventure as she's always wanted in her life.
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede
"Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator" by Jennifer Allison. During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, where she uses her purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve the mystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower. First in the series.
Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, whom to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?
Matched by Ally Condie
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
Jason and the Gorgon's Blood by Jane Yolen and Robert Harris
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost