These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
July 25, 2014
[U.S] : Far From the Tree Press, 2013.
551 pages ; 23 cm.
July 17, 2014
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
392 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: A darkness strange and lovely.
"Traveling to Egypt with the Spirit-Hunters, Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus--all before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.
July 17, 2014
Nevill, Adam L. G.
New York : St. Martin's Press, .
374 pages ; 24 cm
"Catherine's last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top antiques publication saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and a few therapists later, things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself -- to catalogue the late M. H. Mason's wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and puppets. Rarest of all, she'll get to examine his elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals, depicting bloody scenes from World War II. Catherine can't believe her luck when Mason's elderly niece invites her to stay at Red House itself, where she maintains the collection until his niece exposes her to the dark message behind her uncle's "Art." Catherine tries to concentrate on the job, but Mason's damaged visions begin to raise dark shadows from her own past. Shadows she'd hoped therapy had finally erased. Soon the barriers between reality, sanity and memory start to merge and some truths seem too terrible to be real.."-- Provided by publisher.
July 17, 2014
Poblocki, Dan, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2013.
277 p. ; 22 cm.
Since eighth-grader Gabriel Ashe moved into his grandmother's house he has been spending a lot of time playing in the woods with his new friend Seth, but the games Seth invents involve a child-eating monster called the Hunter, and Gabriel is not sure how much is imagination and how much is real.
July 11, 2014
Higson, Charles, 1958-
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2014.
533 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"First published in Great Britain in 2013 by the Penguin Group."
The Holloway crew, having made it to the Natural History Museum barely alive, continues to seek a cure for the Disease but when the children return to the streets for medical supplies, it is no longer clear who--or what--is their enemy.
July 10, 2014
Colucci, A. J.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
322 pages : map ; 22 cm
"George Brookes, a 75-year old recluse on a small Canadian island, is plagued by guilt, afraid that his botany experiments have released a monster upon the world. He climbs to the top of a cliff and jumps to his death. Several weeks later, six people arrive on the island, heirs to George's estate: his daughter, Isabelle, and her three teenagers, Jules Beecher, a friend and fellow botanist, and Ginny Shufflebottom, a contentious Englishwoman who funded George's research. They will be isolated on the frigid island for two weeks, until the next supply boat arrives. In the laboratory, Jules reads over piles of notes and realizes that George may have achieved the most monumental breakthrough in the history of modern science: communication between humans and plants. Jules knows that the idea of plant intelligence has long been regarded as quackery among conventional scientists, but George's experiments could prove the theories that Jules has been working on all his life. However, the notes are incomplete, and it's unclear whether George's findings are real or the ramblings of a madman. In the woods, Jules begins to have disturbing visions. A fierce storm hits, the power goes out, and a night of terror begins. Isabelle and the others are stalked by Jules and his crossbow, and plagued by the feeling that something on the island does not want them there. A.J. Colucci's new novel is a feast of horror and suspense sure to please fans of Stephen King"-- Provided by publisher.
June 27, 2014
Rowland, Diana, 1966-
New York : Daw Books, 2014
328 p. ; 14 cm.
When the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, Angel and the remnants of her gang must claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs and undead trafficking to rescue their friends.
June 27, 2014
Lloyd Jones, Stephen, author.
423 pages ; 25 cm
Originally published in Great Britain by Headline Publishing Group, July 2013.
A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity. The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night--her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves? Stephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion--a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them. If Hannah fails to end the chase now, her daughter is next in line. Only Hannah can decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to finally put a centuries-old curse to rest.
June 23, 2014
Hattori, Mitsuru, 1977- artist, author.
New York : Kodansha Comics, -
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right-to-left format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
After secretly creating a resurrection potion from hydrangea leaves for his beloved deceased cat, Bābu, zombie-obsessed high school student Chihiro Furuya decides to test his creation on Sanka Rea, a popular classmate and local heiress.
June 23, 2014
Van Etten, Chris, author.
New York, NY : Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
220 pages ; 21 cm
"Cole and Greg love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on historical figures like Genghis Khan, the first female astronaut on Jupiter. So after the star soccer player steals Cole's girlfriend, the boys take their revenge by creating a Wikipedia page for him, an entry full of outlandish information including details about his bizarre death on the soccer field. It's all in good fun, until the soccer player is killed in a freak accident...just as Cole and Greg predicted. The uneasy boys vow to leave Wikipedia alone but someone continues to edit articles about classmates dying in gruesome ways...and those entries start to come true as well. To his horror, Cole soon discovers that someone has created a Wikipedia page for him, and included a date of death. He has one week to figure out who's behind the murders, or else he's set to meet a pretty grisly end."-- Provided by publisher.
June 10, 2014
McCammon, Robert R.
Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2014.
257 p. ; 24 cm.
"The year is 1703. The place: the Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional "problem solver," has accepted a lucrative, if unusual, commission: escorting a beautiful woman to a fancy dress ball. What should be a pleasant assignment takes a darker turn when Matthew becomes involved in a murder investigation. A sixteen-year-old girl has been stabbed to death on the grounds of a local plantation. The suspected killer is a slave who has escaped, with two family members, into the dubious protection of a nearby swamp. Troubled by certain discrepancies and determined to see some sort of justice done, Matthew joins the hunt for the runaway slaves. He embarks on a treacherous journey up the Solstice River, also known as the River of Souls. He discovers that something born of the swamp has joined the hunt... and is stalking the hunters with more than murder in mind. What follows is a shattering ordeal encompassing snakes, alligators, exiled savages, mythical beasts, and ordinary human treachery. The journey up the River of Souls will test the limits of Matthew's endurance, and lead him through a nightmarish passage to a confrontation with his past, and a moment that will alter his life forever" -- from publisher's web site.
May 29, 2014
Nampa, Idaho : Fedogan & Bremer, 2014
v, 352 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Iced in / by Melanie Tem -- At home with Azathoth / by John Shirley -- The girl between the slats / by Michael Aronovitz -- The patter of tiny feet / by Richard Gavin -- At Lorn Hall / by Ramsey Campbell -- Blind fish / by Caitlin R. Kiernan -- An element of nightmare / by W.H. Pugmire -- The reeds / by Gary Fry -- Crawldaddies / by Steve Rasnic Tem -- Three dreams of ys / by Jonathan Thomas -- Willie the protector / by Lois H. Gresh -- Miranda's tree / by Hannes Bok -- The beautiful fog ascending / by Simon Strantzas -- Exit through the gift shop / by Nick Mamatas -- Going to ground / by Darrell Schweitzer -- Dark equinox / by Ann K. Schwader -- Et in Arcadia ego / by Brian Stableford -- The shadow of heaven / by Jason V Brock -- Flesh and bones / by Nancy Kilpatrick -- The sculptures in the house / by John D. Haefele -- Ice fishing / by Donald Tyson.
May 27, 2014
King, Stephen, 1947- author.
New York : Scribner, .
437 pages ; 25 cm
"In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable"-- Provided by publisher.
May 27, 2014
Benedict, Laura, 1962- author.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2014.
446 pages ; 24 cm
Amidst the lush farmland and orchards in Old Gate, Virginia, stands the magnificent Bliss House. Built in 1878 as a country retreat, Bliss House is impressive, historic, and inexplicably mysterious. Decades of strange occurrences, disappearances and deaths have plagued the house, yet it remains vibrant. And very much alive. Rainey Bliss Adams desperately needed a new start when she and her daughter Ariel relocated from St. Louis to Old Gate and settled into the house where the Bliss family had lived for over a century. Rainey’s husband had been killed in a freak explosion that left her 14 year-old daughter Ariel scarred and disfigured. At the grand housewarming party, Bliss House begins to reveal itself again. Ariel sees haunting visions: the ghost of her father, and the ghost of a woman being pushed to her death off of an upper floor balcony, beneath an exquisite dome of painted stars. And then there is a death the night of the party. Who is the murderer in the midst of this small town? And who killed the woman in Ariel's visions? But Bliss House is loath to reveal its secrets, as are the good folks of Old Gate.
May 13, 2014
Rayne, Sarah, author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2014.
235 pages ; 23 cm
Fosse House, home of the reclusive Luisa Gilmore, harbours curious secrets -- secrets that stretch back almost a century, to the ill-fated Palestrina Choir in its remote Belgian convent. When Oxford don Michael Flint travels to the house to trace the origins of the long-dead Choir, he is at once aware of the house's eerie menace. Who is the shadowy young man who lurks in the grounds, and why does his exact likeness appear in a sketch from 1917? What is the strange whispering that echoes through the corridors? And why is Luisa so afraid when a storm makes it necessary for Michael to spend the night inside the house? Back in Oxford, when Nell West uncovers the story of the infamous 1917 'Holzminden sketch' -- the lost, legendary drawing from World War I - a dark fragment of the past begins to stir. A fragment that Michael, in the lonely old house, may not be able to resist.
May 12, 2014
Malerman, Josh, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
262 pages ; 24 cm
May 9, 2014
Racculia, Kate, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
x, 340 pages ; 24 cm
A young music prodigy goes missing from a hotel room that was the site of an infamous murder-suicide fifteen years earlier, renewing trauma for a bridesmaid who witnessed the first crime and rallying an eccentric cast of characters during a snowstorm that traps everyone on the grounds.
May 2, 2014
May, Elizabeth, 1987- author.
378 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: London : Gollancz, 2013.
In 1844 Edinburgh eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron is neither an ordinary debutante, nor a murderess--she is a Falconer, a female warrior born with the gift for hunting and killing the faeries who prey on mankind and who killed her mother.
April 30, 2014
Campbell, John L. (Investigator)
New York : Berkley Trade, .
360 pages ; 21 cm.
" When the end came, it came quickly. No one knew where or exactly when the Omega Virus started, but soon it was everywhere. And when the ones spreading it can't die, no one stands a chance of surviving. San Francisco, California. Father Xavier Church has spent his life ministering to unfortunate souls, but he has never witnessed horror like this. After he forsakes his vows in the most heartrending of ways, he watches helplessly as a zombie nun takes a bite out of a fellow priest's face; University of California, Berkeley. Skye Dennison is moving into her college dorm for the first time, simultaneously excited to be leaving the nest and terrified to be on her own. When her mother and father are eaten alive in front of her, she realizes the terror has just begun; Alameda, California. Angie West made millions off her family's reality gun show on the History Channel. But after she is cornered by the swarming undead, her knowledge of heavy artillery is called into play like never before; Within weeks, the world is overrun by the walking dead. Only the quick and the smart, the strong and the determined, will survive-for now. "-- Provided by publisher.
April 17, 2014
Kagawa, Julie, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Teen, 2014.
408 pages ; 22 cm.
Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions as his trail leads straight to the one place they must protect at any cost -- the last vampire-free zone on Earth.
April 9, 2014
Isayama, Hajime, 1986-, author, artist.
New York, N.Y. : Kodansha Comics, 2012-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kodansha Ltd.
v. 1. The desperate battle begins! -- v. 2. Birth of a monster -- v. 3. Traitor -- v. 4. Humanity pushes back! -- v. 5. Can you go home again? -- v. 6. Titan on the hunt -- v. 7. Turning on their own -- v. 9. Humanity's worst nightmare -- v. 10. Fortress of blood -- v. 11. Do you think this world has a future?
For the past century, what's left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city, trapped in fear of the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming human-kind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about change everything.
April 2, 2014
New York : Little, Brown and Company, .
175 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"First published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster in 2014"--Title page verso.
"B Smith's first mission for the Angels involves relocating human survivors from London to a barricaded community in the countryside. But will the evil influences that enter New Kirkland pose an even greater threat than the living dead outside the barricades?"-- Provided by publisher.
April 1, 2014
Seattle : 47North, 2014.
267 pages ; 21 cm.
Twenty years ago, the mysterious death of his aunt left Aaron Holbrook orphaned and alone. He abandoned his rural Arkansas hometown vowing never to return, until his seven-year-old son died in an accident, plunging Aaron into a nightmare of addiction and grief. Desperate to reclaim a piece of himself, he returns to the hills of his childhood, to Holbrook House, where he hopes to find peace among the memories of his youth. But solace doesn't come easy and Aaron's arrival stirs a hornet's nest, both among his former friends in the town and in the supernatural force in the house, which has trained its wicked gaze on Aaron's fragile, damaged psyche.
March 25, 2014
Betts, Matt, author.
Bowie, MD : Dog Star Books, 
222 pages ; 23 cm
The Civil War has ended but not because the South surrendered, instead it's on hold while both sides face a new enemy-the chewers, dead men who've come back to life. Cyrus Joseph Spencer didn't fight in the war and couldn't care less about the United Nations of America that resulted from it. His main concern is making money and protecting his crew from all manner of danger. But when tragedy strikes he's forced to take shelter onboard a dirigible piloted by the U.N.'s peace-keeping force. It's soon apparent that many more dangers are lurking and Cyrus must decide whether to throw in with strangers in a desperate bid to protect the country or cast off on his own.
March 24, 2014
Schreiber, Joe, 1969- author.
344 pages ; 25 cm
To fulfill his do-or-die mission for the dark masters he serves, the dreaded Darth Maul must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror in order to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy. Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace.
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