New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

December 2, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Goblin Crown

December 1, 2016
Wolfe, Robert Hewitt, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company, [2016]
315 pages ; 23 cm.
Socially awkward Billy, beautiful Lexi, and star quarterback Kurt mysteriously enter an underworld of goblins, animal hybrids, and powerful magic, where one may be destined to become Goblin King.

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

December 1, 2016
Clare, Cassandra, author.
655 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Companion to The Mortal Instruments series"--Book jacket cover.
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The lost herondale / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- The whitechapel fiend / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Nothing but shadows / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The evil we love / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Pale kings and princes / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Bitter of tongue / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The fiery trial / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Born to endless night / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- Angels twice descending / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.
Collects short stories chronicling Simon's journey from amnesia to Ascension, as he works to regain his lost life while attending the Shadowhunter Academy.

Return of the Continuums

December 1, 2016
Brody, Jennifer, author.
417 pages ; 22 cm.
Myra and her friends form an unlikely alliance in hopes of surviving long enough to reach the First Continuum, to learn the secret behind humanity's destruction and the hope for its survival.

Ashes of the tyrant

November 30, 2016
Evans, Erin M., author.
567 pages : map ; 17 cm.
"Forgotten realms"--Title page.
The young warlock Farideh has never worshipped the gods. But that didn't stop the god of sin from Choosing her, infusing her with his dark powers, and tangling her in the politics of the Hells. In return for his "gifts," all she had to do was stay alive, stay quiet...But when the god of sin's unfinished business comes hunting her, when his threats give way to madness, when people start dying...That's just not something she can do.

River traffic

November 30, 2016
Martin, Martha Brack, author.
[Victoria, British Columbia, Canada] : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
126 pages ; 18 cm.
While trying to help his father run the family's marina, sixteen-year-old Tom meets Kat, the daughter of a customer, who shares his interest in the history of local rum-runners.

A dark truth

November 30, 2016
Ross, Jeff, 1973- author.
105 pages ; 18 cm.
While filming a skateboarding video, best friends Riley and Dashawn split up to avoid the police, but it is not until the next day that Riley learns how the color of your skin can influence how you are treated by others.

Die for you

November 29, 2016
Dominy, Amy Fellner, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
292 pages ; 22 cm
Eighteen-year-old Emma Lorde thought her gorgeous, good guy boyfriend, Dillon, had saved her life, but senior year has brought about many changes and challenges to their picture perfect future.

Jess, Chunk, and the road trip to infinity

November 29, 2016
Clark, Kristin Elizabeth, author.
263 pages ; 21 cm
"A male-to-female trans teen, Jess, and her male best friend, Chunk, take a road trip across country to attend Jess's father's wedding to her mother's former best friend"-- Provided by publisher.

Junior hero blues

November 29, 2016
Pendragon, J. K., author.
Burnsville, NC : Triton Books, 2016.
167 pages : 20 cm.
Last year, Javier Medina was your average socially awkward gay high-schooler with a chip on his shoulder. This year, he&#x;s . . . well, pretty much the same, but with bonus superpowers, a costume with an ab window to show off his new goods, and a secret identity as the high flying, wise-cracking superhero Blue Spark. But being a Junior Hero means that Javier gets all the responsibility and none of the cool gadgets. It&#x;s hard enough working for the League of Liberty and fighting against the evil Organization, all while trying to keep on top of school work and suspicious parents. Add in a hunky boyfriend who&#x;s way out of Javier&#x;s league, and an even hunkier villain who keeps appearing every time said boyfriend mysteriously disappears, and Blue Spark is in for one big dollop of teenage angst. All while engaging in some epic superhero action and, oh yeah, an all-out battle to protect Liberty City from the forces of evil.

Storm : a novel

November 29, 2016
Calhoun, Bonnie S., author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
386 pages ; 21 cm.

Spin the sky

November 28, 2016
MacKenzie, Jill, author.
362 pages ; 22 cm
A nationwide televised dance competition holds tryouts near Magnolia's small Oregon town of Summerland, and she wants the chance to show the townspeople who she really is, as well as the opportunity to finally get her and her sister out of town for good. Meanwhile, she's also going to compete against her best friend, George.

This is our story

November 28, 2016
Elston, Ashley, author.
312 pages ; 22 cm
"Five boys went hunting at River Point. Four came back. The boys won't say who fired the shot that killed Grant; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them. Kate Marino is doing her senior year internship at the District Attorney's Office. Despite the damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys' case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families. Kate has personal reasons for seeking justice for Grant, but as she gets closer to the truth it becomes clear that more than one life could be on the line-- including her own."-- Provided by publisher.

Flip the bird

November 28, 2016
Brunner, Kym, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
357 pages ; 22 cm
"A teenage falconer in training runs up against trouble when he finds himself falling for a girl who is part of a radical animal rights group"--Provided by publisher.

Double eclipse

November 28, 2016
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
329 pages ; 22 cm.
Twins Molly and Mardi Overbrook are witches-- and Norse goddesses. They're back for another summer in North Hampton, visiting their Aunt Ingrid. When an old secret is revealed, they begin to question everything they've ever know about their family. And that hot new guy in town gets the girls back to their old tricks.

Broken prince

November 28, 2016
Watt, Erin, author.
359 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Paper princess.
Publisher information from
Reed Royal meant to keep Ella Harper safe-- but one foolish mistake drove her out of his arms and brought chaos to the Royal household. Now she's back-- she's left her stripper job and is back in Reed's bed. But he's admitted to sleeping with his father's girlfriend, and they are surrounded by secrets, betrayal, and enemies. If Reed is going to win back his princess, he'll need to prove himself royally worthy.

Paper princess

November 28, 2016
Watt, Erin, author.
ix, 364 pages ; 22 cm.
Publisher information from
Ella Harper has spent her whole life moving from town to town with her mother, struggling to make ends meet. After her mother dies, Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. It's a life of wealth, excess, and deception. And Reed Royal is determined to send her back to the slums she came from. He says she doesn't belong with the Royals. If Ella is going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she'll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

The ship to nowhere : on board the Exodus

November 28, 2016
Arato, Rona, author.
Toronto, ON : Second Story Press, [2016]
169 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

In the skin of a monster

November 28, 2016
Barker, Kathryn.
Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2015.
296 pages ; 20 cm.
Caught in a dreamscape, mistaken for a killer ... will Alice find a way home?.. Three years ago, Alice's identical twin sister took a gun to school and killed seven innocent kids; now Alice wears the same face as a monster. She's struggling with her identity, and with life in the small Australian town where everyone was touched by the tragedy. Just as Alice thinks things can't get much worse, she encounters her sister on a deserted highway. But all is not what it seems, and Alice soon discovers that she has stepped into a different reality, a dream world, where she's trapped with the nightmares of everyone in the community. Here Alice is forced to confront the true impact of everything that happened the day her twin sister took a gun to school ... and to reveal her own secret to the boy who hates her most.

My demon's name is Ed

November 23, 2016
Khalil, Danah, author.
238 pages ; 21 cm
Danah's eating disorder has a personality - it's a demon she calls Ed, the voice in her head that undermines her self-esteem and her perception of the world. How can she explain that even when she tries to develop healthier eating habits, there is a demon wriggling inside her mind, determining her every step? The eighteen-year-old author of this novel for teens brings her own journal entries to life, revealing the mental anguish of a teen suffering with anorexia and the terrifying grip the disorder holds on her.

The door that led to where

November 23, 2016
Gardner, Sally, author.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in hardcover by Hot Key Books, London, in 2015.
When sixteen-year-old AJ Flynn finds a mysterious key at his new job at a London law firm, he and his scrappy friends begin a series of journeys to 1830 where they discover a crime only they can solve.

If I fix you

November 23, 2016
Johnson, Abigail, 1980- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2016]
328 pages ; 22 cm
Includes questions for discussion.
When Jill's mother unceremoniously leaves her family for reasons only Jill knows, Jill tries to piece her life together with the help of new guy Daniel, who has scars on the inside and out.

All in pieces

November 22, 2016
Young, Suzanne, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
259 pages ; 22 cm
"A girl struggles to take care of her younger brother with special needs while confronting her own anger issues"-- Provided by publisher.

The infinity of you & me

November 22, 2016
Coyle, J. Q., author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
246 pages ; 22 cm
"Almost fifteen, Alicia is smart and funny with a deep connection to the poet Sylvia Plath, but she's ultimately failing at life. With a laundry list of diagnoses, she hallucinates different worlds--strange, decaying, otherworldly yet undeniably real worlds that are completely unlike her own with her single mom and one true friend. In one particularly vivid hallucination, Alicia is drawn to a boy her own age named Jax who's trapped in a dying universe. Days later, her long-lost father shows up at her birthday party, telling her that the hallucinations aren't hallucinations, but real worlds; she and Jax are bound by a strange past and intertwining present. This leads her on a journey to find out who she is while trying to save the people and worlds she loves. J.Q. Coyle's The Infinity of You & Me is a wild ride through unruly hearts and vivid worlds guaranteed to captivate"-- Provided by publisher.


November 22, 2016
Meyer, Marissa, author.
453 pages ; 25 cm
In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.

Dead Girls Society

November 22, 2016
Krys, Michelle, author.
292 pages ; 22 cm
In a run-down New Orleans suburb, an overprotected, bored teenager with cystic fibrosis becomes involved in a dangerous game when a mysterious group called the Society invites her to complete a few dares for the chance of winning big money to help pay for her costly medication and future college expenses.

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