New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

July 11, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The brink of darkness

July 10, 2018
Giles, Jeff, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
341 pages ; 24 cm
"X is determined to break the lords' hold on him once and for all, but being stripped of his power pushes him toward a darkness he's never experienced and a past he's never known. The secrets that surface could be the key to reuniting X and Zoe ... or they could mean the destruction of everything they have been fighting for"--Provided by publisher.

The supervillain and me

July 10, 2018
Banas, Danielle, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2018.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Abby Hamilton's older brother moonlights as a superhero, but she has no interest in following in his footsteps--until a "supervillain" called Iron Phantom saves her life and warns her that not everyone in the "hero" world is who they seem to be. Now, Abby's the one who'll need to leap into action and save the day.

Camp Valor

July 10, 2018
McEwen, Scott, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2018.
323 pages ; 21 cm
Fourteen-year-old Wyatt avoids a prison sentence by agreeing to spend three months in a secret government training camp for teenage agents, but when enemies try to root out Camp Valor's secrets, Wyatt and his friends have to put their training into practice to protect their country.

The price you pay : a novel

July 9, 2018
Truhen, Aidan, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
277 pages ; 22 cm
"In this audacious, lightning-paced thriller, a smart-mouthed, white-collar drug dealer--a hilariously irreverent antihero--seeks revenge when an unknown enemy takes out a contract on him. All is good in the life of Jack Price. His drug operation is the Amazon of cocaine trafficking, and no one can breach his complex security system. But then: his downstairs neighbor is professionally executed. That the murder is a sign for Jack becomes perfectly clear a few days later when he arrives home and is beaten to a bloody pulp by a squad of enforcers. Now revenge is on his mind, and he reaches out to his ex-Soviet associate. Unfortunately, she's just taken a gig with the Seven Demons, the most feared underground assassination squad in the world--and Jack is their next target. Anyone else would disappear as soon as they learned they were being targeted by the Seven Demons. But Jack Price cannot abide a betrayal. With the help of his contacts in a deep web network called Poltergeist, he fakes a getaway and begins scouting the Demons. He intends to take them out one by one."-- Provided by publisher.

Age of war

July 3, 2018
Sullivan, Michael J., 1961- author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
xiii, 420 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"What does it mean if the gods can be killed? The epic fantasy series that started with Age of Myth and Age of Swords continues. In Age of War, the battle between humankind and the cruel, god-like beings who once ruled them finally ignites. And it will be up to Persephone--the first woman to lead her tribe--to become the hero that the world needs"-- Provided by publisher.

A big ship at the edge of the universe

June 27, 2018
White, Alex (Novelist), author.
New York : Orbit, 2018.
473 pages ; 21 cm.
"Furious and fun, the first book in this bold, new science fiction adventure series follows a ragtag group of adventurers as they try to find a legendary ship that just might be the key to clearing their name and saving the universe"-- Provided by publisher.

Revenant gun

June 22, 2018
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author.
Oxford, UK : Solaris, an imprint of Rebellion Publishing Ltd., 2018.
427 pages ; 20 cm.
"Shuos Jedao is awake... and nothing is as he remembers. He's a teenager, a cadet--a nobody--in the body of an old man; a general in command of an elite force. And he's the most feared, and reviled, man in the galaxy. Jedao carries orders from Hexarch Nirai Kujen to re-conquer the fractured pieces of the hexarchate. But he has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general, and the Kel soldiers under his command hate him for a massacre he can't remember committing. Kujen's friendliness can't hide the fact that he's a tyrant. And what's worse, Jedao and Kujen are being hunted--by an enemy who knows more about Jedao than he does himself..."-- Back cover.

The unbinding of Mary Reade

June 20, 2018
McNamara, Miriam, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2018]
267 pages ; 22 cm
In 1719, seventeen-year-old Mary Reade, who has spent most of her life disguised as a boy, decides to sail with the infamous pirates Anne Bonny and Calico Jack.

The high climber of Dark Water Bay

June 20, 2018
Arden, Caroline (Writer of young adult fiction), author.
219 pages ; 23 cm
Orphaned in 1929 Lizzie, twelve, is sent to a Vancouver logging camp where the camp boss, a scoundrel, gives her a perilous job while seeking ransom from her absent uncle.

The thousand deaths of Ardor Benn

June 18, 2018
Whitesides, Tyler, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2018.
773 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Ardor Benn is no ordinary thief. Rakish, ambitious, and master of wildly complex heists, he styles himself a Ruse Artist Extraordinaire. When a priest hires him for the most daring ruse yet, Ardor knows he'll need more than quick wit and sleight of hand. Assembling a dream team of forgers, disguisers, schemers, and thieves, he sets out to steal from the most powerful king the realm has ever known. But it soon becomes clear there's more at stake than fame and glory -Ard and his team might just be the last hope for human civilization"-- Provided by publisher.

The legend of Greg

June 13, 2018
Rylander, Chris, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
337 pages ; 22 cm.
"Greg Belmont learns he's anything but ordinary when he discovers he's a real, live, fantastical dwarf and sets off on the adventure of a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.

Before the storm

June 11, 2018
Golden, Christie, author.
New York : Del Rey, 2018.
281 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Zeroth is dying. The Horde and the Alliance defeated the demonic Burning Legion, but a dire catastrophe is unfolding deep below the surface of the world. There is a mortal wound in the heart of Azeroth, struck by the sword of the fallen titan Sargeras in a final act of cruelty. For Anduin Wrynn, king of Stormwind, and Sylvanas Windrunner, the warchief of the Horde and queen of the Forsaken, there is little time to rebuild what remains, and even less to mourn what was lost.

Wild blues

June 7, 2018
Kephart, Beth, author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018.
323 pages : illustrations; 22 cm
Thirteen-year-old Lizzie relates, through a victim statement, her harrowing journey through the Adirondacks seeking her disabled friend, Matias, who was kidnapped by escaped convicts.

Who is Vera Kelly?

June 6, 2018
Knecht, Rosalie, author.
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2018.
266 pages ; 22 cm
"New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams. When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself. An exhilarating page turner and perceptive coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? is a novel that introduces an original, wry and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.

The pharaoh key

June 4, 2018
Preston, Douglas J, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
311 pages ; 24 cm.
When his former employer goes missing, Gideon Crew, reeling from his terminal diagnosis, pursues the long-awaited translation of the Phaistos Disc, an ancient tablet that could end or save his life.

Bobby Sky : boy band or die

May 24, 2018
Shine, Joe, 1980- author.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: I become Shadow.
After two grueling years of training to be a Shadow, a top-secret guardian, sixteen-year-old Robert "Hutch" Hutchinson's first assignment is to join a boy band and protect its world-famous front-man, Ryo Enomoto. Hutch must change is name to Bobby Sky, and protect this Future Important Person (FIP)... even if it means becoming a teen pop sensation.

The gray ghost

May 23, 2018
Cussler, Clive, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
ix, 388 pages ; 24 cm.
"In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence. But there is even more at stake than any of them know. For the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives..."-- Provided by publisher.

Onyx & ivory

May 23, 2018
Arnett, Mindee, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
497 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
They call her Traitor Kate. Cast out of the nobility after her father's attempt to assassinate the high king of Rime, Kate now works for the royal courier service. At night the drakes-- flightless dragons-- come out to hunt. But Kate was born with a forbidden magic, one that allows her to influence the minds of animals. Her job brings her to the scene of a drake massacre-- and to Corwin Tormaine, the son of the king. With their paths entangled, Kate and Corwin must put the past behind them to face this new threat-- and an even darker menace stirring in the kingdom.

The crossing : a novel

May 23, 2018
Mott, Jason, author.
329 pages ; 24 cm
"Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a merciless foster care system by relying on each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: accept their fate of almost certain death, or dodge the draft. Virginia and Tommy flee into the dark night. Armed with only a pistol and their fierce will to survive, the twins set forth in search of a new beginning. Encountering a colorful cast of characters along the way, Tommy and Virginia must navigate the dangers and wonders of this changed world as they try to outrun the demons of their past"--Provided by publisher.

Wrath of empire

May 17, 2018
McClellan, Brian, 1986- author.
New York, NY : Orbit, [2018]
639 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
"The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michel may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he's trying to undermine. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for"-- Provided by publisher.


May 15, 2018
Smith, Roland, 1951- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
228 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Junior Library Guild Selection" --Jacket.
Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, but getting there involves a four-week trek through a tropical rainforest that is rife with hazards, which turns out to be more dangerous than summiting the mountain itself.

Race for the flash stone

May 15, 2018
Donoghue, K. Patrick, author
Mclean, VA : Leaping Leopard Enterprises, LLC, 2017.
345 pages ; 23 cm.
Scientist Anlon Cully hunts for evidence of a long-forgotten civilization, a race of ancient mariners who possessed a sixth-sense lost to the ages--the ability to detect and interact with the Earth's magnetic field. With this special gift, the prehistoric civilization crafted stone tools with astonishing powers. Inexplicably, the advanced culture vanished from the pages of history...until a set of their special stones was discovered by Anlon's uncle, archaeologist Devlin Wilson. Devlin was brutally murdered, leaving behind the stones and a set of confounding clues. An ancient map, a curious statue and three cryptic journals. Somehow, the clues are linked. But how? That's the puzzling mystery Anlon must solve. And time is not on his side...for there are others seeking to solve the same riddle...heartless fiends who crave the most fearsome of the magnetic stones...the Flash Stone. Forged as a building tool, the Flash Stone can cut and shape rock with astounding precision. In the wrong hands, however, it can be wielded as a horrifying weapon. And it is endowed with yet another gift, a secret power known only to those who unravel the mystery. Joined by friends Pebbles McCarver and Jennifer Stevens, Anlon races to solve the mystery and find the Flash Stone before it falls prey to savage villains trailing close behind.

Wolf & parchment. Vol. 2, New theory spice & wolf

May 9, 2018
Hasekura, Isuna, 1982- author.
New York, NY : Yen On, 2018.
284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
"Even though the explosive events in Atiph have ended, everyone can still feel the tension in the air. A holy war is coming, and Heir Hyland of Winfiel intends to be ready. She sends Col to the northern islands to scout for potential allies, and Myuri tags along at the first hint of adventure. However, Col can't help but feel worried about entering a den of pirates when he hears rumors about heretics who worship something called the Black-Mother!"--provided by publisher.

Incredibles 2 : the deluxe junior novelization

May 3, 2018
Francis, Suzanne, adapter.
139 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Mr. & Mrs. Incredible, Violet, Dash, and even baby Jack-Jack encounter a brand-new nemesis who puts their powers--and their family--to the ultimate test! Features eight full-color pages of details about the world's most exciting Superheroes.

The crooked staircase

May 2, 2018
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
New York : Bantam Books, 2018.
491 pages ; 25 cm.
"Jane Hawk tracks the powerful DOJ operative at the center of the murderous conspiracy that killed her husband, a decorated Marine, and now threatens others closest to her."--Provided by publisher.

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