New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

August 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A little something different

August 19, 2014
Hall, Sandy, (Librarian), author.
246 pages, 22 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
Includes interview with the author, discussion questions, and excerpts from forthcoming Swoon Reads titles.
"Fourteen viewpoints, one love story"--Cover.
College students Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class and have the same interests, but it looks like things are never going to work out between them because Lea is a little aloof and Gabe is a little shy.


August 19, 2014
Massey, David (David Robert), 1960- author.
New York : Chicken House, Scholastic Inc., 2014.
311 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by Chicken House."
Rio Cruz and a crew of young disabled veterans are teamed up to sail around the world for charity--but when they are kidnapped by an psychotic African warlord and his band of child soldiers the trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare journey into the African jungle.

Stronger than you know

August 19, 2014
Perry, Jolene B. (Jolene Betty), 1976-
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.
246 pages ; 22 cm
After fifteen years of horrific abuse and neglect by her mother and her mother's boyfriends, Joy struggles to understand and accept a normal life with relatives, at school, and with a boyfriend.

Locker 572 : a novel

August 15, 2014
Kodzo, LoraLee.
237 pages ; 22 cm
"Welcome to North Harbor High... where a girl can get bullied to death. Sheridan Alexander moves to her fifth foster home since kindergarten. Her two goals are to graduate and exit the system without any more trouble. That is until she is assigned locker 572 and finds the abandoned journal of Ribbon Barber. The journal pages reveal the endless insults and abuse flung at an innocent girl. "Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you." Yeah, right. Words of hate scar forever. Sheridan needs to find Ribbon and protect her before it's too late even if it means giving up her most stable home in years. Ribbon has a right to be left alone."--Amazon website.

The revenge of seven

August 15, 2014
Lore, Pittacus, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
371 pages ; 22 cm.
"An I am number four book"--Spine.
The Garde, broken and divided, discover that the Mogadorians have commenced their ultimate invasion plans and will stop at nothing to thwart it.


August 15, 2014
Cook, Kristi.
New York : Simon Pulse, [2014].
306 pages ; 22 cm
High school seniors Ryder and Jemma have been at odds for four years, despite their mothers' lifelong plan that they will marry one day, but when a storm ravages their small Mississippi town, the pair's true feelings are revealed.


August 13, 2014
Strickland, AdriAnne, 1984-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2014].
303 pages ; 20 cm.
"After helping Khaya, the Word of Life, escape from her prison, seventeen-year-old trash collector Tavin Barnes joins her on the run, attempting to prevent Khaya's captors from using the Words for world domination"-- Provided by publisher.

Fragile destiny

August 13, 2014
Lazear, Suzanne.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2014]
xv, 413 pages ; 20 cm.
To prevent the Realm of Faerie from falling under the sway of the dark king, seventeen-year-old Noli and her friends rush to find and protect the pieces of a powerful artifact.

Percy Jackson's Greek gods

August 13, 2014
Riordan, Rick, author.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion Books, [2014]
ix, 318 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week. So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that." Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining"-- Provided by publisher.

Rebels : city of Indra : the story of Lex and Livia

August 13, 2014
Jenner, Kendall Nicole, 1995-
New York : Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing, 2014.
344 pages ; 22 cm
"City of Indra ; 1"--Title page verso.
"Kendall and Kylie Jenner, stars on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, present their debut novel--a thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls who embark on a journey together. Two cities... Two girls... A shared destiny... In a world of the far future, the great city of Indra has two faces: a beautiful paradise floating high in the sky, and a nightmare world of poverty carved into tunnels beneath the surface of the earth. Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the youngest sisters in the Kardashian dynasty, have written a gripping tale of air, fire, and a bond of blood"-- Provided by publisher.

Grace and the guiltless

August 12, 2014
Johnson, Erin, 1970- author.
271 pages ; 22 cm
When Grace's parents and siblings are murdered by the Guiltless Gang for their Arizona horse ranch outside Tombstone, she vows to devote her life to revenge--but the Chiricahua she finds sanctuary with try to teach her a better way.


August 11, 2014
Yovanoff, Brenna.
New York, New York : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
341 pages ; 22 cm
Clementine DeVore, seventeen, is determined to learn what happened ten years ago that led to her magical imprisonment and problems in her town, but a dangerous attraction to Fisher, the boy who freed her, town politics, and the terrifying Hollow get in the way.

Isla and the happily ever after

August 11, 2014
Perkins, Stephanie.
New York, New York : Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
339 pages ; 22 cm
Isla has had a crush on classmate Josh since their freshman year at the School of America in Paris, but after a chance encounter over the summer in Manhattan they return to France for their senior year where they are forced to confront challenges every young couple in love must face.


August 11, 2014
Pattou, Edith.
New York : Skyscape, [2014]
423 pages ; 21 cm
Novel told in verse.
"On a hot summer night in a midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims--with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive"-- From website.

The Sound

August 11, 2014
Alderson, Sarah, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
iii, 308 pages ; 22 cm
Taking a summer job as a nanny on Nantucket Sound, heartbroken Ren forges an unlikely bond with a local bad boy from a privileged family only to question the dangerous natures of her new friends in the wake of a murder.

The unfinished life of Addison Stone

August 8, 2014
Griffin, Adele, author.
241 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.

Knockout games

August 8, 2014
Neri, Greg.
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
298 pages ; 20 cm
As a gang of urban teenagers known as the TKO Club makes random attacks on bystanders, Erica, who is dating the gang leader, wrestles with her dark side and "good kid" identity.

Bewitched in Oz

August 8, 2014
Burns, Laura J., author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Young Readers, [2015]
255 pages ; 22 cm
Based on the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
Sorcery is forbidden in the land of Oz, so for two years Zerie, Vashti, and Tabitha have practiced magic in secret, fearing that otherwise their talents will be taken away--but when they are finally exposed they discover that there are more dangerous secrets in Oz than they ever suspected.

Out of the tunnel

August 7, 2014
Jones, Patrick, 1961-
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014].
102 pages ; 20 cm.
When Brian attains his goal of being a starter on the Troy, Ohio, Central High Trojan football team, as was his father, he enjoys new privileges but is exposed to terrible behavior that adults tolerate because "boys will be boys."

Sisters' fate

August 6, 2014
Spotswood, Jessica.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
360 pages ; 22 cm.
"In the final book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles, the Sisters' and the Brotherhood near all-out war as an epidemic breaks out in New London, and the prophecy that one sister will murder another comes ever closer to fruition"-- Provided by publisher.

Truth and kisses

August 6, 2014
Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-
Minneapolis, MN : Darby Creek, [2014].
158 pages ; 20 cm.
Diary entries reveal thirteen-year-old April Sinclair's complicated best-friend/love triangle, her new friendship, a busy dance team schedule, and a closer relationship with Matt Parker that surprises her and everyone else.


August 6, 2014
Glines, Abbi, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
316 pages ; 22 cm
Includes an excerpt of the author's, Breathe.
"A sea breeze novel"--Jacket.
"Jason is sick of living in his rock star brother's shadow. So when he ships off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he's looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow off some envious steam. Falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. But as the new duo enjoys some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that even though Jax is the musician in the family, he's not the only brother who can rock someone's world."-- Provided by publisher.

Save Rafe!

August 6, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
269 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Middle schooler Rafe Khachadorian faces his greatest challenge yet as he struggles to complete a week-long wilderness survival course to prove to his school administrators that he can succeed"-- Provided by publisher.


August 5, 2014
Leveen, Tom, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
217 pages ; 22 cm
The night before going on trial in a sensational felony case that has ruined her life, sixteen-year-old Tori Hershberger receives a random phone call from a stranger contemplating suicide and she begins a race against time to save him.

Some boys

August 5, 2014
Blount, Patty.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2014].
339 pages ; 21 cm.
Shunned by her friends and even her father after she accuses the town golden boy of rape, Grace wonders if she can ever trust Ian, a classmate who is funny, kind, and has secrets of his own.

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