New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

February 12, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


February 11, 2016
Castroman, Nicole, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
369 pages ; 22 cm
"A reimagining of the origin story of Blackbeard the pirate and his forbidden love affair with a maid in his father's house"-- Provided by publisher.

Glass sword

February 11, 2016
Aveyard, Victoria.
444, 4, 6 pages ; 24 cm
Includes excerpts from Queen Song & Steel Scars; novellas set in the world of Red Queen.
"Kneel or bleed"--Dust jacket.
The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known -- and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul. Mare Barrow's blood is red -- the color of common folk -- but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince -- the friend -- who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Stepping out

February 11, 2016
Langston, Laura, 1958- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
137 pages ; 18 cm.

The abyss surrounds us

February 11, 2016
Skrutskie, Emily, 1993-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2016]
273 pages ; 20 cm
Cassandra Leung--a seventeen-year-old trainer of Reckoners, sea beasts bred to defend ships--is kidnapped by the pirate queen Santa Elena and ordered to train a Reckoner pup to defend Santa Elena's ship.

Where futures end

February 11, 2016
Peevyhouse, Parker, author.
New York, NY : Kathy Dawson Books, [2016]
289 pages ; 22 cm
"Five interconnected stories that weave a subtle science-fictional web stretching out from the present into the future, presenting eerily plausible possibilities for social media, corporate sponsorship, and humanity, as our world collides with a mysterious alternate universe"-- Provided by publisher.

The shadow's curse

February 10, 2016
McCulloch, Amy.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2016]
447 pages : map ; 20 cm
Sequel to: The oathbreaker's shadow.
"Originally published by Corgi Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK, London, 2014"--Copyright page.
With war looming, sixteen-year-old Raim must rescue Wadi, the girl he loves, from his former best friend Khareh, the tyrannical new Khan of Darhan, all while attempting to solve the mystery of the oath he broke.

These vicious masks

February 10, 2016
Shanker, Tarun, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2016.
298 pages ; 21 cm
In 1882 England when her beloved sister Rose vanishes, Evelyn, bored with society and its expectations, embarks on a search for Rose, encountering the reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock, who is also looking for Rose and claiming that both sisters have special healing powers.

The longest day

February 10, 2016
Hunter, Erin, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
306 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
When the bears return to Great Bear Lake for the longest day gathering, they find their reunion more challenging than they expected.


February 9, 2016
Waltman, Kevin.
El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2015]
300 pages ; 21 cm.
"Junior year. Derrick 'D-Bow' Bowen has worked hard for two years getting ready for this season. He earned his coach's trust and his role as the starting point guard for Marion East. But dissension and selfishness are threatening to tear the team apart"-- Provided by publisher.

Little white lies

February 9, 2016
Baker, Brianna, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, 2016.
260 pages ; 22 cm
Having achieved fame and thousands of followers with her Tumblr exposé of her brilliant-yet-clueless parents, a seventeen-year-old African American honors student tries to keep secret that her microblog is ghostwritten by a forty-one-year-old white man.

Revenge and the wild

February 9, 2016
Modesto, Michelle, author.
373 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old foul-mouthed Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler, lives in the lawless western town of Rogue City where she sets out to prove the wealthy investors in a magical technology that will save her city are the cannibals that killed her family and took her arm when she was a child.


February 9, 2016
Maxwell, Lisa, 1979-
342 pages ; 22 cm
"Gwen is kidnapped to an island inhabited by fairies, a roguish ship captain, and bloodthirsty beasts--and she must save their Queen before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

Magic below

February 9, 2016
Burns, Laura J., author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
239 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to Bewitched in Oz.
"Cover illustration by Liam Peters"--T.p.
Zerie has learned that the real threat to Oz is Glinda the "Good" and her alliance with the Nome King, and now Ozma has magically transformed her into a mermaid and asked her to infiltrate Glinda's underwater palace, and free the Glass Cat and her friend, Brink--and she still is not completely sure who she can trust.

Heart or mind

February 9, 2016
Jones, Patrick, 1961- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Darby Creek, [2016]
113 pages ; 19 cm
In this remake of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, long standing tension between African American and Somali students at Northeast High School in Minneapolis makes love difficult between Rodney, who is on probation, and Jawahir.

Trace evidence : [a Virals short story collection]

February 9, 2016
Reichs, Kathy, author.
New York, New York : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2016]
294 pages ; 20 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Shock -- Shift -- Swipe -- Spike.
"A collection of four short stories based on the Virals series that gives further glimpses of the Virals' world as they work with Tory's famous great aunt, Temperance Brennan, to solve more mysteries, take look at where it all started before they became Virals, and get to the bottom of an attempted sabotage at Kit and Whitney's wedding"-- Provided by publisher.

Games wizards play

February 8, 2016
Duane, Diane, author.
619 pages ; 22 cm.
Nita, Kit and all the other young wizards are planning and practicing for a planetwide wizardry competition--but spells can go awry, unexpected dangers await, and the wizards must discover what secrets lie within themselves.


February 8, 2016
Little, Kimberley Griffiths, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
407 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Forbidden.
Teenage princess Jayden has left her tribe and is alone in the desert, seeking her beloved prince Kadesh and trying to evade her evil fiancé, Horeb. When she eventually finds Kadesh, he has been badly injured and scarred, but more ominously, he appears to be keeping secrets from her. Kadesh, Jayden, and the Edomites travel toward Jayden's home kingdom in the southern lands, but they face constant danger from Horeb's army and from the desert itself. They eventually reach the city of Sariba, where Kadesh and his family rule, but now they face even greater threats from power-hungry Aliyah, Kadesh's former fiancée and priestess of the Goddess of Sariba.

Asylum novellas : the scarlets ; the bone artists ; the warden

February 8, 2016
Roux, Madeleine, 1985-
New York, N.Y. : Harpercollins, 2016.
315 p. : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Three chilling novellas set in the world of the New York Times bestselling novel Asylum, which Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut." For the first time, these three terrifying stories will appear together with new found photographs perfect for new readers or diehard series fans looking for new clues and insights into the thrilling world of Asylum. This collection also features bonus sneak peeks at Asylum, Sanctum, and Catacomb, the novels that first introduced the Brookline asylum's legacy of terror. In The Scarlets, Cal is drawn into New Hampshire College's twisted secret society - one with a deadly initiation. In The Bone Artists, Oliver tries to make a little extra money for college by working for a seedy organization that traffics in human bones. In The Warden, a young nurse starts a new job at the Brookline asylum but soon becomes suspicious of its unorthodox procedures.

Raging sea

February 8, 2016
Buckley, Michael, 1969- author.
357 pages ; 22 cm
"Lyric Walker was there when the Alpha arrived. Like many, she wondered if they were invaders, never suspecting that they were on the run from a greater terror. When the real threat arrived, it came with a tidal wave that destroyed Coney Island. Everything and everyone Lyric ever cared for, including the Alpha prince Fathom, was either killed or lost forever. It changed the world. Now the military fights a war it cannot win against an enemy that will not die. Walls and roadblocks pit state against state. Refugees are public enemies, and a new nightmare approaches that is even more terrifying and deadly. In the midst of this chaos, Lyric, along with her best friend, Bex, and the prickly Alpha girl Arcade, search for Tempest, a rumored top secret camp where her parents might be imprisoned. But once they find it, she is captured as well, and offered a deadly deal she cannot refuse. The world's last, best hope is a group of thirty-three children who possess the same powers as she. It falls on her to train them before the second wave of a cataclysmic invasion eliminates mankind for good."--Jacket flap.

Burning midnight

February 5, 2016
McIntosh, Will.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
312 pages ; 22 cm
Teens Sully, Hunter, Dom, and Mandy team up in a race against unscrupulous billionaire CEO Alex Holliday to locate a collectible sphere, which may have a very steep price.

Assassin's heart

February 5, 2016
Ahiers, Sarah, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
420 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana, a trained assassin, falls in love with Val Da Via, a boy from a rival clan, until tragedy intervenes and sets her on a course of revenge against the Da Vias family.

Almost midnight

February 5, 2016
Hunter, C. C., author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
407 pages ; 21 cm.
"The novella collection"--Cover
Hidden from the human world, Shadow Falls is a secret camp for teens with supernatural powers. But for four very different teens, it's much more than just a camp-it's where their destinies will unfold. Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang didn't believe in vampires...until she became one. Chase Tallman is the newest member of Shadow Falls, but what made him into the sexy, mysterious vampire he is today? And what led him to Della Tsang? For Miranda Kane, magic has always been something she's struggled with-until she finally has a chance to prove herself a witch to be reckoned with. And for Fredericka Lakota, the one guy who challenges her the most will lead her to the life she's always wanted. C. C. Hunter's New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series captured hearts all over the world. Now available in print for the first time, these enchanting novellas will reveal a side of the camp that you've never seen before...and live in your heart forever.

Saint Magnus : the last Viking

February 5, 2016
Peek, Susan, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Seven Swords Publications, [2015]
233 pages ; 22 cm
Based on the life of St. Magnus.
"Come back in time 900 years, to the fierce and desolate Northern lands, where Norsemen ruled with ax and sword. A dying king, a shocking death-wish, his heirs divided with an oath of blood . . . In this fast-paced new novel by the highly popular Susan Peek, the conflict unfolds between Magnus Erlendson, a heroic young prince aflame with the love of God, and his outlawed cousin Hakon, who blames Magnus for his banishment from their kingdom. What follows is a tale of betrayal and revenge, bravery and forgiveness, as Magnus seeks to restore his father's vanquished kingdom to its rightful hands. Entertaining and inspiring from start to finish, a must-read for all those who thrill to learn the life of a saint we never knew existed!"--Publisher's description.

Front lines

February 4, 2016
Grant, Michael, 1954- author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
548 pages ; 22 cm
"1942, World War II. The most terrible war in human history. Millions are dead; millions more are still to die. The Nazis rampage across Europe and eye far-off America. The green, untested American army is going up against the greatest fighting force ever assembled--the armed forces of Nazi Germany. But something has changed. A court decision makes females subject to the draft and eligible for service. So in this World War II, women and girls fight, too. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, three girls sign up to fight. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schulterman are average girls, girls with dreams and aspirations, at the start of their lives, at the start of their loves. Each has her own reasons for volunteering. Not one expects to see actual combat. Not one expects to be on the front lines. Rio, Frangie, and Rainy will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the future of the human race. They will fear and they will rage; they will suffer and they will inflict suffering; they will hate and they will love. They will fight the greatest war the world has ever known." -- From dust jacket.

The year we fell apart

February 3, 2016
Martin, Emily, 1987-
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
316 pages ; 22 cm
A year ago Harper made the biggest mistake of her life by destroying her relationship with her best friend and first love Declan, so now that he is home from boarding school for the summer, Harper has three months to fix the year of miscommunications, secrets, and lies or finally let go altogether.

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