New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

September 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dead in the water

September 22, 2014
Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
188 pages ; 22 cm.
After America is drawn into World War II, Hank McCallum finds himself on the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier in the Pacific, separated from his brother Theo, in constant danger from torpedoes, and just learning about the prejudice and segregation that plague his new friend from Tonga Bradford.

Famous last words

September 22, 2014
Alender, Katie, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2014.
312 pages ; 22 cm
High-schooler Willa has just moved to California with her mother and film director stepfather, and she will be attending a private school--but her real problem is that she keeps seeing things that are not really there, like a dead body in the swimming pool, and her visions may be connected to a serial killer that is stalking young girls in Hollywood.

The infinite sea

September 19, 2014
Yancey, Richard.
300 pages ; 24 cm.
"Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in"-- Provided by publisher.

Beetle Boy

September 18, 2014
Willey, Margaret.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
198 pages ; 20 cm
Terrible memories resurface when Charlie's girlfriend asks questions about his childhood.

Skink no surrender

September 18, 2014
Hiaasen, Carl.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
281 pages ; 22 cm
With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds.

Belzhar : a novel

September 18, 2014
Wolitzer, Meg, author.
New York, New York : Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
266 pages ; 22 cm
Jam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together.

Tabula rasa

September 18, 2014
Lippert-Martin, Kristen.
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
335 pages ; 22 cm
A girl who has been held in an experimental medical facility to remove the memories that gave her post-traumatic stress disorder begins to recover her memory after fleeing mercenaries sent to eliminate her.


September 18, 2014
Brian, Kate, 1974- author.
New York : Hyperion, [2014]
324 pages ; 22 cm
When Rory Miller learns that her love, Tristan Parrish, has been seeking a second chance at life on Earth by sending good souls to the Shadowlands, including her friend Aaron, her father, and her sister Darcy, she will do anything to save them, even if that means going to hell and back.

Hoop dreams

September 18, 2014
Schultz Nicholson, Lorna, author.
Toronto : James Lorimer & Company, [2014].
136 pages : 23 cm.
"Allie McLean is away from home, a basketball-star-in-the-making at Podium Sports Academy. She's special enough to have earned her place at a top school for teen athletes--but not special enough to avoid the problems of growing up."--Book cover.


September 18, 2014
Lundgren, Jodi, 1966- author.
229 pages ; 18 cm.


September 18, 2014
Firmston, Kim, author.
Toronto : James Lorimer & Company, [2014].
208 pages ; 18 cm.

The option

September 18, 2014
Brown, Herman, 1971-
Minneapolis, MN : Darby Creek, [2014].
100 pages ; 20 cm.
"The red zone"--T.p.
The Central High Trojan's star quarterback, Shane, was arrested for drunk driving and Coach Z may have covered up, so when Shane gets in trouble again, back-up quarterback Gary must decide whether to expose them both.


September 18, 2014
Mancusi, Marianne, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2014]
392 pages ; 22 cm
Trinity, Connor, and Caleb are holed up in Texas when Emmy, the baby dragon, is caught on tape and the video goes viral, sending them on the road again, following an old map leading to a man who has come from the future to help.

At all costs

September 18, 2014
Jones, Patrick, 1961- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Darby Creek, [2014]
103 pages ; 19 cm.
"The red zone"--T.p.
Kyle doesn't see much game time. Mike is more successful--even if he's taken some hits. When Kyle realizes a hole in the concussion detection program, he has to decide whether to tell his friend.


September 17, 2014
Westerfeld, Scott.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
599 pages ; 24 cm
In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.


September 17, 2014
Sheff, Nic.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
263 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
A teenager recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown is driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother and becomes wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing.

Survival Colony 9

September 17, 2014
Bellin, Joshua David.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
325 pages ; 22 cm
Querry Genn, a member of one of the last human survivor groups following global war, is targeted by the monstrous Skaldi, although Querry has no memory of why.

Messenger of fear

September 17, 2014
Grant, Michael, 1954-
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, 2014.
206 pages ; 22 cm
The Messenger of Fear brings justice to those who do wrong, creating frightening games where the players earn their redemption--or lose their sanity--and somehow Mara, fifteen, has become his apprentice.

Remember me

September 17, 2014
Bernard, Romily.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
359 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Find me.
"Teen hacker Wick Tate has to decide between right and wrong as she tries to solve another murder and discover the truth about her mother's suicide"-- Provided by publisher.

On a clear day

September 17, 2014
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.
New York : Crown, [2014]
244 pages ;22 cm
In 2035, Dahlia Grillo, a sixteen-year-old math whiz, joins with six other American teens traveling to England to meet with groups from around the world in hopes of stopping C8, the companies that control nearly everything for their own benefit.

The queen of zombie hearts

September 17, 2014
Showalter, Gena, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2014].
459 pages ; 22 cm.
"Alice 'Ali' Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers. But Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters... and the worst has only begun. As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies. And she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsble for killing---and turning--Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima--even sacrificing her own life for those she loves"--Jacket.


September 17, 2014
Brennan, Sarah Rees.
New York : Random House, [2014]
370 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"Kami Glass and friends battle sorcerers in order to save the sleepy town of Sorry-in-the-Vale while Kami struggles with her own emotions, caught between Ash, the boy who loves her, and Jared, the boy she loves"-- Provided by publisher.

The bodies we wear

September 17, 2014
Roberts, Jeyn.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
353 pages ; 22 cm
After a powerful new drug causes havoc and deadly addiction, seventeen-year-old Faye trains to take revenge on those who took her future and murdered the boy she loved.


September 17, 2014
Vail, Rachel.
New York : Viking, published by Penguin Group, [2014]
282 pages ; 22 cm
"When thirteen-year-old Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she finds herself caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made unescapable by the hyperconnected social media world"-- Provided by publisher.

Battle angel : an Immortal city novel

September 17, 2014
Speer, Scott, 1982- author.
New York, New York : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
313 pages ; 21 cm
Jackson tests the strength of his bond with Maddy while struggling to find forgiveness to protect Immortal City from a demon invasion.

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