New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

December 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The spook's bestiary : the guide to creatures of the dark

December 18, 2014
Delaney, Joseph, 1945- author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Ready to be presented to the last apprentice, Tom Ward, the spook's notebook contains instructions for vanquishing boggarts, witches, the unquiet dead, and other dark creatures and spirits.

Sword art online. 2, Aincrad

December 18, 2014
Kawahara, Reki.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2014.
248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"First published in Japan in 2009 by KADOKAWA CORPORATION,Tokyo"--Copyright page.
"002"--Cover.
"Linked up and logged into the deadly VMMORPG "Sword Art Online" in both the real and virtual worlds, Kirito is stuck in a hell of one man's making, and like everyone else, unable to escape until the game is beaten"-- Provided by publisher.

Sword art online. 1, Aincrad

December 18, 2014
Kawahara, Reki.
New York : Yen Press, 2014.
248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"First published in Japan in 2009 by KADOKAWA CORPORATION,Tokyo."
"001"--Cover.
In the year 2022, some six thousand gamers excitedly explore the new Sword Art Online, which manipulates users' brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience, but soon learn it lacks a log-out button and to escape they must conquer all one hundred floors--or die trying.

Sword art online. 3, Fairy dance

December 18, 2014
Kawahara, Reki.
New York : Yen Press, 2014.
204 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"First published in Japan in 2009 by KADOKAWA CORPORATION,Tokyo"--Copyright page.
"003"--Cover.
After escaping Sword Art Online, the forbidden VRMMORPG of death, Kirito returns to reality to find that his game partner and lover, Asuna Yuuki, has not returned and his only clue to her virtual whereabouts is a mysterious screenshot than leads him into the new VRMMORPG world of ALfheim Online.

Fine art of pretending

December 18, 2014
Harris, Rachel, 1980- author.
©2014
296 pages ; 21 cm
According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date-Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy's biggest hottie and most notorious player. With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school's second biggest hottie, and now Aly's pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from funny friend to tempting vixen is only a matter of time. But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable break up leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can't explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

Mad Dogs

December 17, 2014
Muchamore, Robert.
London : Hodder Children's, 2007.
398 p. ; 20 cm.
The British underworld is controlled by gangs. When two of them start a turf war, violence explodes on to the streets. The police need information fast, and James Adams has the contacts to infiltrate the most dangerous gang of all. He works for Cherub. Cherubs are trained professionals, aged between ten and seventeen. They exist because criminals never suspect that kids are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Listed

December 16, 2014
Freeman, Shannon (Young adult author), author.
[Costa Mesa, California] : Saddleback Educational Publishing, [2015].
192 pages ; 18 cm.
"Shane is so drawn to Coach Rob that she can't see she's being played. Marisa begins to feel like her old self. It's like a weight has been lifted. And Brandi still can't shake her bad luck with relationships. She's on a dating break, but will she brush off a great guy? All bets are off when the three girls are listed in a threatening note"--Page [4] of cover.

Traumatized

December 16, 2014
Freeman, Shannon (Young adult author), author.
[Costa Mesa, California] : Saddleback Educational Publishing, [2015].
187 pages ; 18 cm.
"A hurricane is heading for the Texas Gulf Coast. Brandi's parents make an early call: evacuate now. But Marisa's father decides to leave at the last minute. The Maldonados pay the price with crazy traffic and long gasoline lines. Shane's family decides to ride out the storm in Port City's biggest hotel. Will they live to regret it?"--Page [4] of cover.

A Port in pieces

December 16, 2014
Freeman, Shannon (Young adult author), author.
[Costa Mesa, California] : Saddleback Educational Publishing, [2015].
225 pages ; 18 cm.
"Shane, Brandi, and Marisa plan to attend College for one year. But the hurricane damage is too great. The college won't reopen on time. As they ponder their future, Shane gets amazing news. Her journalism class is going to New York City. Once Brandi and Marisa hear that, they decide the entire senior class should go to the Big Apple"--Page [4] of cover.

The accident

December 16, 2014
Freeman, Shannon (Young adult author), author.
[Costa Mesa, California] : Saddleback Educational Publishing, [2015].
202 pages ; 18 cm.
"Shane is bored with school, then she meets the hot new volleyball coach. Suddenly, things are looking up. Brandi becomes co-captain of the varsity cheer squad. Dating a famous rapper is not bad either. And Marisa is the featured twirler during halftime. But after a big win, her crew parties a little too hard"--Page [4] of cover.

Earth & sky

December 16, 2014
Crewe, Megan, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2014]
304 pages ; 21 cm
Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the visions of disaster that torment her, nothing ever happens, and Sky's beginning to think she's crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: that our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, life on Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for humans and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar's help to save the world and keep the very fabric of reality together.

Ouija

December 16, 2014
Turner, Katharine, author.
New York ; Boston : Little Brown and Company, 2014.
206 pages ; 21 cm
"As far as Elaine Morris is concerned, the Ouija board is just a game she played at sleepovers as a kid. But her best friend, Debbie, has been messing around with one recently--and claims she's starting to hear strange noises around the house. 'Laine thinks Debbie is a total dork for getting spooked, until Debbie dies in a horrible and haunting way. Desperate to figure out what really happened to her friend, 'Laine starts using the Ouija board to uncover its mystery. She soon learns that something sinister has come through the board, and it's not ready to say GOOD-BYE."--Page 4 of cover.

Time's edge

December 16, 2014
Walker, Rysa, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2014]
442 pages ; 21 cm.
To stop her sadistic grandfather and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists' hands, while dealing with her mounting feelings for fellow time-traveler Kiernan.

Betting blind

December 16, 2014
Guerra, Stephanie, author.
New York : Skyscape, 2014.
237 pages ; 21 cm
"The Betting blind series"--Series title page.
The cards are stacking up against Gabriel James: first there's Phil, the guy paying the bills for Gabe's mom (but not leaving his wife). Then there's Gabe's new school, filled with kids competing for the Ivies, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street--while Gabe's just trying to swing enough Cs to graduate. Gabe's luck seems ready to change when he meets Irina Petrova: a hot violinist who is home schooled by her strict Russian parents. When Gabe gets her number, he impresses the top guys at his school. When he becomes the drug connection for parties, his reputation is solidified. How else is he going to afford hanging with his new crew and impressing Irina? Anyway, it's not really dealing if you're just hooking up friends...right? Gabe's never been loyal to a girl before, but he finds himself falling for Irina hard. As the stakes are raised, Gabe will have to decide

Timebound

December 16, 2014
Walker, Rysa, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2013]
362 pages ; 21 cm
When Kate Pierce Kellers grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen year old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kates present day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future. Risking everything, she travels back in time to the Chicago Worlds Fair to try to prevent the murder and the chain of events that follows. Changing the timeline comes with a personal cost, if Kate succeeds, the boy she loves will have no memory of her existence. And regardless of her motives, does Kate have the right to manipulate the fate of the entire world?

This shattered world : a Starbound novel

December 15, 2014
Kaufman, Amie, author.
New York : Hyperion, 2014.
390 pages ; 24 cm
Flynn, leader of the rebellion on Avon, captures Jubilee "Lee" Chase, captain of the forces sent to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but later saves her and the two, caught between sides in a senseless war, flee together.

Floating boy and the girl who couldn't fly

December 15, 2014
Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972- author.
©2014
264 pages ; 19 cm
Things Mary doesn’t want to fall into: the river, high school, her mother’s life. Things Mary does kind of want to fall into: love, the sky. This is the story of a girl who sees a boy float away one fine day. This is the story of the girl who reaches up for that boy with her hand and with her heart. This is the story of a girl who takes on the army to save a town, who goes toe-to-toe with a mad scientist, who has to fight a plague to save her family. This is the story of a girl who would give anything to get to babysit her baby brother one more time. If she could just find him. It’s all up in the air for now, though, and falling fast.

Dunces rock

December 12, 2014
Jaimet, Kate, 1969- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, [2014]
215 pages ; 20 cm

Deadly little sins : a Prep school confidential novel

December 12, 2014
Taylor, Kara.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
273 pages ; 21 cm.
"Thomas Dunne Books."
After a summer of virtual house arrest in New York City, Anne Dowling finds herself back at Wheatley, where her favorite teacher and only adult ally, Ms. Cross, has disappeared and someone is determined to stop Anne from learning the truth about that and a gruesome murder.

The twin powers

December 12, 2014
Lipsyte, Robert.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
247 pages ; 22 cm
Identical twins and mirror opposites Tom and Eddie share a "road trip" between planets and risk everything to save their father from the alien scientists.

A new fear

December 12, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Pocket Books, c1996.
166 p. ; 17 cm.
On Nora and Daniel's wedding day, a horrible fire takes the life of every member of the Fear family, except the child of Nora and Daniel.

The new evil

December 12, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York, N.Y. : Pocket Books, ©1994.
199 pages ; 18 cm.
"YA novel"--Spine.
"A Parachute Press book."
Corky and the Shadyside cheerleaders are sure that the evil spirit is destroyed but then one horrifying accident after another keeps happening.

Switched

December 12, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Pocket Books, ©1995.
150 pages ; 17 cm.
"An Archway paperback."
"A Parachute press book."
Nicole and Lucy switch bodies, and Nicole finds the experiment going horribly wrong.

Icing on the cake

December 10, 2014
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014]
153 pages ; 20 cm.
Feeling like the untalented one in a family of five sisters, soon-to-be-sixteen-year-old Yuri, the adopted daughter of newly elected mayor Stanley Sharp, pursues her love of baking and grows in self-esteem when she takes a courageous stand.

Better than picture perfect

December 10, 2014
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014].
153 pages ; 20 cm.
Seventeen-year-old aspiring photographer Ansli Sharp, the adopted daughter of a mayoral candidate, learns that her boyfriend is one of the twenty homeless students in her school and decides to reach out to them.

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