New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The traitor prince

February 23, 2018
Redwine, C. J., author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
400 pages ; 22 cm
Thrown into prison by the man who has stolen his identity, Javan is forced to fight his way out during the prison's twice-yearly tournament in the hope of gaining an audience with the king, an effort that is assisted by a slave girl who keeps a dangerous secret.

What the night sings : a novel

February 23, 2018
Stamper, Vesper, author, artist.
266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, Gerta has lost her family and everything she knew. Without her Papa, her music, or even her true identity, she must move past the task of surviving and onto living her life. Gerta meets Lev, a fellow teen survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine. With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had, and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever, Gerta must choose how to build a new future.

Caterpillars can't swim

February 23, 2018
Shaw, Liane, 1959- author.
246 pages ; 21 cm
"First published in the USA in 2018"--Title page verso.
"Two boys look to the water for escape, but for very different reasons. For sixteen-year-old Ryan, the water is where he finds his freedom. Ever since childhood, when he realized that he would never walk like other people, he has loved the water where gravity is no longer his enemy. But he never imagined he would become his small town's hero by saving a schoolmate from drowning. Jack is also attracted to the water, but for him it's the promise of permanent escape. Disappearing altogether seems better than living through one more day of high school where he is dogged by rumors about his sexuality. He's terrified that coming out will alienate him from everyone in town - and crush his adoring mother. Ryan saves Jack's life, but he also keeps his secret. Their bond leads to a grudging friendship, and an unexpected road-trip to Comic Con with Ryan's best friend Cody, the captain of the swim team. The unlikely trio ends up subverting preconceptions and prejudices of their own and of those around them."-- Provided by publisher.

Heart of Ash

February 23, 2018
Liggett, Kim, author.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Blood and salt.
After escaping the cult that killed her mother in Kansas, Ash starts to search for her missing twin brother Rhys, and she turns to her immortal mate Dane, who is possessed by the diabolical Coronado, for help.--From Publishers description.

Blood of a thousand stars

February 23, 2018
Belleza, Rhoda, author.
[New York, NY] : Razorbill, 2018.
356 pages : map ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Empress of a Thousand Skies.
The planets are preparing for war-- and four people will determine the fate of the universe. With a revolution brewing, Rhee is faced with a choice: make a deal with her enemy, Nero, or denounce him and risk losing her crown. Framed assassin Alyosha has one goal in mind: kill Nero. But to get his revenge, Aly may have to travel back to the very place he thought he’d left forever-- home. Kara knows that a single piece of technology located on the uninhabitable planet Wraeta may be the key to remembering-- and erasing-- the princess she once was. Villainous media star Nero is out for blood, and he'll go to any means necessary to control the galaxy.


February 22, 2018
Heffernan, John, 1949- author.
216 pages : map ; 20 cm.
When the tsunami strikes the Japanese seaside town of Omori-wan, the effects are utterly devastating. Three years later, much of what happened on that day is still a mystery. As Hotaka sets about convincing local performers to appear at the town's upcoming Memorial Concert, he finds himself increasingly haunted by memories of best friend, Takeshi, who perished without trace in the tsunami. Then his friend Sakura becomes involved in an anti-seawall movement, and all too quickly the protest gets serious. As the town and its people struggle to rebuild their lives, can Hotaka piece together what happened that day - and let go of the past?

Honor among thieves

February 22, 2018
Caine, Rachel, author.
465 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
"100 were chosen. One will resist" --Cover.
A savvy young criminal with antisocial behavior is recruited to attend the Honors space program and joins a team on a sentient spaceship destined for the far reaches of the galaxy only to discover dangerous secrets hidden among the stars.

Hamilton and Peggy! : a revolutionary friendship

February 22, 2018
Elliott, Laura, 1957- author.
436 pages ; 22 cm
In the throes of the Revolutionary War, Peggy Schuyler finds herself a central figure amid Loyalists and Patriots, spies and traitors, friends and family. Among those friends, she develops a relationship with Alexander Hamilton, who becomes romantically involved with her sister, Eliza.

Between the lines

February 22, 2018
Grimes, Nikki, author.
216 pages ; 22 cm
"Companion novel to Bronx Masquerade."--Cover.
To hone his writing skills and learn more about the power of words, Darrian enrolls in Mr. Ward's class, known for its open-mic poetry readings and boys vs. girls poetry slam. Everyone in class has something important to say, and in sharing their poetry, they learn that they all face challenges and have a story to tell-- whether it's about health problems, aging out of foster care, being bullied for religious beliefs, or having to take on too much responsibility because of an addicted parent.

Barefoot on the wind

February 22, 2018
Marriott, Zoë, 1982- author.
312 pages ; 20 cm
A magical retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" set in a fairytale Japan. A companion title to Zoe Marriott's critically acclaimed Shadows on the Moon. There is a monster in the forest ... Everyone in Hana's remote village on the mountain knows that straying too far into the woods is a death sentence. When Hana's father goes missing, she is the only one who dares try to save him. Taking up her hunting gear, she goes in search of the beast, determined to kill it - or be killed herself. But the forest contains more secrets, more magic and more darkness than Hana could ever have imagined, and the beast is not at all what she expects ...

Dark goddess

February 22, 2018
Howard, Amalie, author.
xiv, 360 pages ; 24 cm.
"A girl who is the avatar of the goddess Lakshmi must work to prevent the apocalypse at the hands of demons in this Indian mythology inspired epic"--Provided by publisher.

Yipee's gold mountain

February 22, 2018
Rivera, Raquel, 1966- author.
224 pages ; 19 cm
"Wild West adventure of friendship, inter-cultural diversity, gender, and coming-of-age issues set in the American frontier, 1800s, between a young Chinese railway worker and Apache warrior-apprentice who face down challenges, cultural crisis, wild animals, fortune seekers, prejudice and their own fears."--Provided by publisher.


February 21, 2018
Sedgwick, Chantele, author.
275 pages ; 22 cm
Flying to New York to talk her estranged birth mother into donating a kidney to her younger sister, eighteen-year-old Mia Cox forms an unexpected connection with her seatmate, a famous rock band's runaway lead singer.

Tiger's promise

February 21, 2018
Houck, Colleen.
[San Bernardino, CA] : Colleen Houck, [2014]
125 pages ; 21 cm
A prequel to the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, this much anticipated novella recalls the beginning of Ren and Kishan's story. Before Kelsey there was a girl, raised by a villain, whose love for a hero changed the course of history. Trapped under the thumb of her abusive and powerful father Lokesh, Yesubai struggles to keep her own magical abilities secret while evading his dark powers. When Lokesh promises Yesubai to the prince of a neighboring kingdom, she becomes the central pawn in his plot to destroy the ruling family and take power for himself. Yesubai is trapped by her father's threats and desperate to protect the man she comes to love, but she knows that any decision she makes will have dire consequences. As dark forces gather around her, Yesubai must decide if she's willing to reveal that somewhere deep within her she has the power to change everything.


February 21, 2018
Ross, Jeff, 1973- author.
132 pages ; 18 cm.
Seventeen-year-old Mark "Shark" Hewitt is good at playing pool. Really good. When he, his mom and sister move to a new town, Mark immediately seeks out the local pool hall. He loves to play, but even more than that, he just loves hanging out with the regulars. It reminds him of good times with his dad, who is no longer in the picture. When one of the patrons notices Mark's natural gift for the game, he forces Mark to use his talent for profit. Now Mark has to find a way to get out from under this sleazeball's thumb and protect his family.

When light left us

February 20, 2018
Thomas, Leah, 1989- author.
392 pages ; 22 cm
When the Vasquez siblings' father left, there was an absence in their lives-- until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house. He shot hoops with Hank's hands. He showed Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to Milo. But when Luz left, he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Hank, Ana, and Milo question how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves.


February 20, 2018
Pike, Aprilynne, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
375 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
In the new Versailles the people dress, eat, and act like it's the eighteenth century-- with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. Danica's escape was perfectly orchestrated... but she was betrayed by the man who had promised her freedom. Forced to marry the murderous king, Dani discovers that power may be an even stronger drug than Glitter. Can she use her new power to secure freedom for her real love, Saber? Or is being queen too addictive to give up?

Prettyboy must die

February 20, 2018
Reid, Kim, 1965- author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2018.
283 pages ; 22 cm
Teen CIA operative Jake Morrow, on a "pity assignment" after a dangerous misjudgment on his first mission, refuses to leave after his cover is blown without catching the hacker who is out to kill him.

Assassin of truths : a library jumpers novel

February 20, 2018
Drake, Brenda, author.
388 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes interview with the author.
The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don't require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers. And it's not your normal bump-in-the-night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws. The kind that include an evil wizard hell-bent on taking her down. Gia can end his devious plan, but only if she recovers seven keys hidden throughout the world's most beautiful libraries. And then figures out exactly what to do with them. The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of falling in love. But when an impossible evil is unleashed, love might be the only thing left to help Gia save the world.

Sightwitch : the true tale of the twelve paladins

February 20, 2018
Dennard, Susan, author.
New York : Tor Teen , 2018.
236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Sightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the last Sightwitch Sister as she treks deep underground to rescue her missing best friend. While there, she encounters a young Nubrevnan named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he wound up inside the mountain.

Just friends

February 19, 2018
Sheldon, Dyan, author.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Josh is usually watching old movies with his friends Sal and Carver, petitioning for more vegetarian options in the school cafeteria, or flailing in yoga class with his best friend Ramona. But when new girl Jena walks into school, Josh loses his heart faster than he's ever lost his balance on a double downward dog. He knows Jena is completely out of his league, but as they become friends the more Josh wonders if just maybe Jena might like him back. It's not easy to put your heart on the line.

The precious dreadful

February 19, 2018
Parlato, Steven, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2018.
341 pages ; 22 cm.
A writing group triggers fifteen-year-old Teddi Adler's memories of her lost childhood friend, Corey, causing her to question everything about her life, including her feelings about two boys and the ghost-girl who will not leave her alone.

Hunger : a tale of courage

February 19, 2018
Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948- author.
259 pages : map ; 22 cm
In the autumn of 1846 in Ireland, twelve-year-old Lorraine and her family struggle to survive during the Irish potato famine, but when Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daugher of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine's family's farm, they form an unlikely friendship that they must keep secret due to the deep cultural divide between their two families.

No sad songs

February 19, 2018
Morelli, Frank, author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Fish Out of Water Books, [2018]
215 pages ; 23 cm
"Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn't take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer's is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person who truly understands Gabe is Sofia, a punk-rocking rebel he meets at the veteran's hospital. When these three unlikely friends are faced with a serious dilemma, will they do what it takes to save Grandpa? If there's a chance of preserving the final shreds of Grandpa's dignity, Gabe may have to make the most gut-wrenching decision of his life and there's no way out"--back cover.

Broken beautiful hearts

February 19, 2018
Garcia, Kami, author.
401 pages ; 22 cm
Star soccer player Peyton Rios has an offer from her first-choice college-- until she confronts her boyfriend about performance enhancing drugs, and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Now her knee-- and maybe her dream of going pro-- is shattered. With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. When she meet Owen Law she doesn't trust him-- she senses that Owen is hiding something.

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