New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

August 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The fix

August 28, 2015
Sinel, Natasha, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2015]
325 pages ; 22 cm
After becoming friends with Sebastian Ruiz, a recovering addict, seventeen-year-old Macy Lyons is forced to come to terms with her own secret.

Infinite in between

August 28, 2015
Mackler, Carolyn, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
462 pages ; 22 cm
Five students who meet in freshman orientation agree to write notes to their future selves and promise to reunite in exactly four years when they are ready to graduate from high school.

Cut both ways

August 28, 2015
Mesrobian, Carrie, author.
344 pages ; 22 cm
"Senior Will Caynes must face unsettling feelings for his best friend Angus after they share a drunken kiss, while also embarking on his first real relationship with sophomore Brandy--all as the burden of home-life troubles weigh heavily"-- Provided by publisher.

Sweet madness

August 28, 2015
Leaver, Trisha, author.
Blue Ash, OH, U.S.A. : Merit Press, [2015]
223 pages ; 22 cm
Bridget Sullivan, a maid in the Borden household, describes the events leading up to the murder of Andrew Borden and his second wife, and how the youngest daughter, Lizzie, was put on trial for the crime.

Path of stars

August 27, 2015
Hunter, Erin, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
308 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
When the dangerous Slash takes Star Flower hostage, her mate Clear Sky must rally the other four clans to his side in order to save her.

The wanderers

August 27, 2015
Ormand, Kate, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2015]
v, 314 pages ; 22 cm
When a mistake during a circus performance reveals their true abilities, Flo and other shape-shifting orphans are forced to flee to escape the hunters who capture and kill their kind.

Midnight dolls

August 27, 2015
Sullivan, Kiki.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
324 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Dolls.
When Eveny Cheval, seventeen, is attacked by the Main de Lumière, her father whisks her, her sister zandara queens, and their protectors to his home on Caouanne Island, where Eveny learns more about her andaba heritage and feels torn between the two magical traditions--and between two boys.

The fate of ten

August 27, 2015
Lore, Pittacus, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
399 pages ; 22 cm.
"An I am number four book"--Spine.
In order to thwart the Mogadorian invasion, a group of the Garde head to a pyramid in Mexico in order to awaken a power that can save the world.

Drift & dagger

August 27, 2015
Kulper, Kendall.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
358 pages ; 22 cm
Companion to: Salt & Storm.
As a boy in the late nineteenth century, Mal's only friend was Essie, daughter of the Roe witch, and it was she who discovered that he is a "blank," not affected by magic, setting him on a career as a con artist, traveling the globe in search of a legendary magical dagger that can steal a witch's power.

The one thing

August 27, 2015
Curtis, Marci Lyn.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
328 pages ; 22 cm
After losing her sight--and the future she dreamed of--seventeen-year-old Maggie meets the one person with the ability to help her see all the possibilities life still holds.

Shades of Doon

August 27, 2015
Corp, Carey, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Blink, [2015]
346 pages ; 21 cm.
When best friends Vee and Kenna find themselves outside of Doon, the MacCrae brothers come to their rescue, while the witch of Doon plots to destroy the kingdom forever.

The ghost of Karl Marx

August 26, 2015
Calan, Ronan de, narrator.
Zurich-Berlin : diaphanes, [2015]
"Plato & Co."
"French edition ; Ronan de Calan & Donatien Mary : Le fantôme de Karl Marx ; Les petits Platons, Paris 2012" --verso.
"In The Ghost of Karl Marx, the philosopher is saddened when the town weavers must sell their cloth cheaply to compete with machines. The farmers too cannot sell their crops and have no money to buy new seeds. Forced to leave their work, the townspeople form an angry crowd in front of the factories, but what is to be done when there are so many hungry people and so few jobs to pay for food to eat? Concealed in one of the weavers’ sheets, the philosopher makes a solemn vow to give this story a happy ending by finding the Market, that infernal magician, and ridding the town of him once and for all."--Provided by publisher.

13 days of midnight

August 25, 2015
Hunt, Leo, author
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
327 pages ; 22 cm
When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance: a Host of eight unique, powerful, and restless spirits. Unfortunately, Luke has no clue how to manage them, which the ghosts figure out pretty quickly. Armed with only his father's indecipherable notes, and a locked copy of "The Book of Eight", Luke struggles to adapt to his new role as a necromancer. --From dust jacket flap

The letter for the king

August 25, 2015
Dragt, Tonke, author.
517 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published as: De Brief voor de koning, in 1962.
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2013 by Pushkin Press."
On the night of his final vigil before being knighted, Tiuri answers a request to deliver an urgent letter to a distant kingdom across the Great Mountains--a journey that will threaten his life and teach him the true meaning of what it is to be a knight.

Legacy of kings

August 25, 2015
Herman, Eleanor, 1960- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2015]
411 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Katerina, on a mission to kill the queen, falls in love with Alexander, Prince of Macedonia. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander's unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

When Kacey left

August 25, 2015
Green, Dawn, author.
Markham, ON : Red Deer Press, [2015]
227 pages ; 20 cm

Hide and seek

August 25, 2015
Casey, Jane (Jane E.)
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
278 pages ; 22 cm
"A Jess Tennant novel"--Cover.
Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant is pleased to see that tiny Port Sentinel, England, goes all out for Christmas, but when Gilly Poynter, one of Jess's classmates, disappears leaving behind only her diary and unanswered questions, Jess joins the investigation to find Gilly before it is too late.


August 25, 2015
Bach, Mette, 1976-, author.
175 pages ; 19 cm.
"RL 3.0/Teen fiction"--Back cover.
Academics have never been Sofie's strong point; she's too busy spending all of her free time with her boyfriend, Paul, the captain of her Surrey high school's soccer team. When her English teacher implements a new program that pairs her with straight-A student Clea, Sofie worries about how Paul will react to her hanging out with the only out lesbian at school. Sofie is as surprised as Paul at how close she and Clea quickly become. When Sofie discovers that Clea is planning a road trip to check out some American colleges over the winter break, she invites herself along, causing more issues with Paul. But it's only after a college student asks if Sofie identifies as a "femme" lesbian that she starts to question her own sexuality and her relationship with both Clea and Paul.


August 25, 2015
Preston, Natasha.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
328 pages ; 21 cm
"A car accident causes Scarlett to start remembering pieces of an unfamiliar past. When a new guy moves into town, Scarlett feels an instant spark. But Noah knows the truth of Scarlett's past, and he's determined to shield her from it...because Scarlett grew up in a cult called Eternal Light, controlled by her biological parents. And they want her back"-- Provided by publisher.


August 25, 2015
Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- author.
New York, New York : Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2015.
320 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Everything changes for San Bernardino teenage suburbanite Jim Sturges when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

Rusty summer

August 25, 2015
McKinley, Mary, author.
276 pages ; 21 cm
"With graduation a month away, I'm hitting the road with my best friends Beau, Leonie, and Leonie's awesome dog, The Bomb. We've all got something on our minds. Beau is schooling our school for ignoring brutal bullying. Beautiful, crazy Leonie is striving to become a model. And I'm drilling to join a local roller derby team, the Rat City Roller Girls, where my bulk is actually a benefit! But first, somewhere between finals and graduation, I need some answers. I need to see my dad. Face to face. Unless he's moved without telling me, my dad is out in the wilds of Alaska -- somewhere remote, beautiful, and amazing, where there will be wild animals, and hot guys, and adventures and lies and heartbreaks. It's further from home than any of us have ever been. Sometimes that's how far you need to go to figure out exactly where you want to be."--back cover.

A tale of light and shadow

August 25, 2015
Gowans, Jacob, author.
[Salt Lake City, Utah] : Shadow Mountain, [2014]
392 pages : map ; 24 cm
Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it; where magic is feared by all but a few; where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station. Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. Unknown to either, a dark prophecy has set in motion events which will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas by eclipsing the world in shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.

Secrets of Neverak

August 25, 2015
Gowans, Jacob, author.
ix, 493 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Henry Vestin, along with his sister and his friends, continues the quest to save Isabelle, the woman he loves, from the clutches of the Emperor of Neverak, whose plans for war draw ever closer.


August 25, 2015
Sun, Amanda.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2015]
287 pages ; 21 cm.
"After almost a year in Japan, Katie Greene has finally unearthed the terrible secret behind her boyfriend Tomohiro's deadly ability to bring drawings to life--not only is he descended from Kami, the ancient Japanese gods, but he is the heir to a tragedy that occurred long ago, a tragedy that's about to repeat. Even as the blood of a vengeful god rages inside Tomo, Katie is determined to put his dark powers to sleep. In order to do so, she and Tomo must journey to find the three Imperial Treasures of Japan."--Jacket flap.

Every last breath

August 25, 2015
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2015]
394 pages ; 21 cm.
Half-demon, half-gargoyle Layla faces tough choices as she must decide between light and dark while she battles a powerful demon in order to protect her friend Sam from a fate worse than death.

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