New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

February 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The lost girl of Astor Street

February 17, 2017
Morrill, Stephanie, author.
349 pages ; 22 cm
When her best friend Lydia disappears, Piper Sail goes searching for answers in the dark underbelly of 1924 Chicago, uncovering deep corruption that may lead back to her affluent neighborhood.

Denton Little's still not dead

February 17, 2017
Rubin, Lance, 1981- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
345 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Rubin's "Denton Little's Deathdate".
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Living in an alternate world where everyone knows the day they will die, Denton Little survives his death date and finds himself separated from his family and chased by a ruthless Death Investigation Agency.


February 16, 2017
Jae-Jones, S., author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St Martin's Press, 2017.
ix, 436 pages ; 22 cm
All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. Now eighteen and helping to run her family's inn, Liesl can't help but feel that her dreams and fantasies are slipping away. But when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl must journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds--and the mysterious man who rules it--she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed. -- from publisher.

Empress of a thousand skies

February 16, 2017
Belleza, Rhoda, author.
[New York, New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
313 pages : map ; 22 cm
When their paths cross after a brutal attack Aly is falsely accused of making on Rhee, they are forced to work together to save their own lives and the universe.

Heart of the storm

February 16, 2017
Buckley, Michael, 1969- author.
304 pages ; 22 cm.
Escaping months of imprisonment by the insane Alpha queen Minerva, Lyric Walker returns to Coney Island to warn the world of the Great Abyss only to encounter a different place where humans and Alpha are working together to rebuild the country.

Rise of fire

February 16, 2017
Jordan, Sophie, author.
New York, NY : Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
294 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Reign of shadows.
When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is challenged to put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler, a situation that is complicated by the king's discovery of their ties to Relhok.

Life after Juliet

February 16, 2017
Alexander, Shannon Lee, author.
320 pages ; 22 cm
Companion novel to Love and other unknown variables.
"Becca Hanson is a reader-a voracious reader. And with all those fictional friends, she never had time for real ones. Plus real ones come with uncontrollable quirks, like constantly filling a room with song, drawing on any available surface, and worst of all, dying. Real friends are more trouble than they're worth. Since her best-and only-real friend Charlotte's death six months before, Becca has returned to a life of books in order to distance herself from heartache and constant loneliness as her junior year at Sandstone High begins. When a class project forces her into the Drama Club, she attracts the attention of not one, but TWO guys involved in the production, onstage and off. Meanwhile, she's still dealing with the grief of Charlotte's death--the fact that Charlie is away at MIT--and that she finally has to build a life for herself on her own terms. Ultimately she learns more about who she is, what she wants, how she feels--and how to find what she's looking for. (And while she isn't sure what comes next, she's pretty sure there'll be more kissing involved.)" - Amazon.

The edge of every-thing

February 15, 2017
Giles, Jeff, author.
360 pages ; 24 cm
Holed up in their missing neighbors' cabin in a Montana blizzard, Zoe and her little brother are rescued from an intruder by X, a bounty hunter sent from the Lowlands to claim the souls of evil men. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but breaks the rules for Zoe. Together they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future.

Nowhere near you

February 15, 2017
Thomas, Leah, 1989- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
389 pages ; 22 cm
"Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their friendship knows no bounds. Their letters carry on as Ollie embarks on his first road trip away from the woods--no easy feat for a boy allergic to electricity--and Moritz decides which new school would best suit an eyeless boy who prefers to be alone. Along the way they meet other teens like them, other products of strange science who lead seemingly normal lives in ways Ollie and Moritz never imagined possible""--Provided by publisher.

Crazy messy beautiful

February 15, 2017
Arcos, Carrie, author.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Neruda Diaz, influenced by his namesake, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, yearns to fall in love but has yet to find the right girl.


February 15, 2017
DeLano, L. E., author.
324 pages ; 21 cm
Teen author Jessa learns that she and one of her characters, Finn, are Travelers with the ability to slide between realities, and that Finn is determined to prevent her dying in yet another realm.


February 15, 2017
Dayton, Arwen, author.
368 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Finding herself trapped again in a plot that has been centuries in the making, Quin is forced to face the past and its enemies and save herself and everyone she loves.

At the edge of the universe

February 14, 2017
Hutchinson, Shaun David, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
485 pages ; 22 cm
When his best friend-turned-boyfriend goes missing and seems to be remembered by nobody else, Ozzie begins to believe that the universe is shrinking and forges ties with a new friend while struggling to figure out what is happening.


February 14, 2017
Miles, Chris, author.
268 pages ; 22 cm
Eighth-grader Jack, a former reality television star and distressed at not reaching puberty, decides to "fake it until he makes it."

Romeo & what's her name

February 14, 2017
Petroff, Shani, author.
202 pages ; 21 cm
"An unprepared understudy is forced to take the stage with her secret crush in this romantic comedy of errors"-- Provided by publisher.

King's cage

February 13, 2017
Aveyard, Victoria, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
512 pages : map ; 24 cm.
With Mare powerless as a prisoner of Maven Calore, the boy she once loved, her rebel Reds continue to organize and train as they prepare for war, while exiled prince Cal sets out to rescue Maven from captivity.

To catch a killer

February 13, 2017
Scarborough, Sheryl, 1951- author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2017.
320 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel" -- Dust jacket.
When Erin discovers the body of her biology teacher, she begins her own investigation into the murder of her mother when Erin was just a toddler.


February 10, 2017
Chabot, Jason, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company, [2017].
376 pages ; 23 cm.
In a post-apocalyptic world that exists in two planes, does Elia, without Hokk, have any hope of returning to Above and rescuing her family, and, without Elia, will Hokk become just another lost soul roaming the endless plains of Below?

Switching gears

February 10, 2017
Sedgwick, Chantele, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2017]
280 pages ; 22 cm
Reeling from the loss of Lucas and her mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis, Emmy throws herself into competitive mountain biking with Cole as her trainer, and must regain her footing after a devastating accident.


February 9, 2017
Lee, Fonda, author.
371 pages ; 22 cm
"For a century now, Earth has been a peaceful colony of an alien race, and Donovan Reyes is a loyal member of the security forces, while his father is the Prime Liaison--but when a routine search and seizure goes bad Donovan finds himself a captive of the human revolutionary group, Sapience, terrorists who seem to prefer war to alien rule, and killing Donovan just might be the incident they are looking for." -- Provided by publisher.

Unfolding : a novel

February 9, 2017
Friesen, Jonathan, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Blink, 2017.
269 pages : 22 cm
Jonah, who suffers from scoliosis and epileptic seizures, worries that he will lose his best friend when she has a premonition warning her to leave town.

By your side

February 9, 2017
West, Kasie, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
342 pages ; 20 cm
When Autumn finds herself accidentally locked in the library all weekend with Dax, a loner with a bad reputaton, she is surprised at the connection that develops between them.

The careful undressing of love

February 8, 2017
Haydu, Corey Ann, author.
New York, NY : Dutton, [2017]
266 pages ; 22 cm
The girls of Devonairre Street in Brooklyn, who have always been told that they are cursed to cause the deaths of anyone who falls in love with them, do not regard the curse as real until the sudden, violent death of a boy they all loved.


February 8, 2017
Garber, Stephanie, author.
407 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner."-- Provided by publisher.

Fire color one

February 8, 2017
Valentine, Jenny, author.
228 pages ; 22 cm
Following her fortune-hunting mother's plan, a teenaged arsonist meets her wealthy, dying father, the owner of a priceless art collection, only to discover that the stories she has been told about him all her life might not have been true.

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