New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Our broken pieces

August 16, 2017
White, Sarah, (author) author.
New York : HarperTeen, [2017]
280 pages : 22 cm
When Everly's boyfriend dumps her for her best friend, she turns to therapy for solace, where she meets Gabe, a boy who is grappling with his own private issues.

The Authentics

August 16, 2017
Nazemian, Abdi, author.
282 pages ; 22 cm
Daria Esfandyar is an Iranian American fiercely proud of her heritage. She and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. Suddenly, it seems everyone is keeping secrets, and it's getting harder to know who she even is any longer. With infighting among the Authentics, her mother planning an over-the-top sweet sixteen party, and a romance that should be totally off-limits, Daria doesn't have time for this identity crisis. --Jacket.

Black Light Express

August 16, 2017
Reeve, Philip, author.
336 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to Railhead.
"Black Light Express" was originally published in English in 2016. This edition is published by arrangement with Oxford University Press."
Zen Starling, a small-time thief, and Nova, an android girl come from the Network Empire, whose stations are scattered across the galaxy and linked by the K-gates and the sentient trains travel at light speed between them--but the gate through which they just passed was a new one, and they have no way of knowing into what danger it might have led them.


August 16, 2017
Stokes, Paula, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2017.
352 pages ; 22 cm.
When Winter Kim finds out that her sister is dead and that she has a brother she never knew about, only two things matter - finding what's left of her family and killing the man who destroyed her life. Her mission leads her from St. Louis to Los Angeles back to South Korea, where she grew up. Things get increasingly dangerous once Winter arrives in Seoul. Aided by her friends Jesse and Sebastian, Winter attempts to infiltrate an international corporation to get close to her target, a nefarious businessman named Kyung. But keeping her last remaining loved ones out of the line of fire proves difficult, and when all seems to be lost, Winter must face one last devestating decision: is revenge worth sacrificing everything for? Or can she find a spark of hope in the darkness that threatens to engulf her?

Goodnight, Boy

August 16, 2017
Sheehan, Nikki, author.
London : Rock the Boat, [2017]
346 pages ; 20 cm
"Wake up. Wake up, Boy. I'm bored. Time passes slowly in here, just you and me. It must be lunchtime. He will let us out soon." A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy. The kennel has been JC's home ever since JC's new foster father locked them inside. As the hours and days pass, JC tells Boy about how he came to his country: his family, the orphanage and the Haitian earthquake that swept everything away. How, after, his foster mother Melanie brought a new light into his life and brought him to her home country. He started to feel normal again. Until JC did something bad, so bad that he and Boy were banished to the kennel. Now their foster father is getting sicker, Melody still isn't home, and JC and Boy realize that they have to try to escape.

Strange alchemy

August 16, 2017
Bond, Gwenda, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, A Capstone Imprint, [2017]
322 pages ; 21 cm
Not a reprint, but a re-edited version of the novel Blackwood, with the story now presented in a first-person, dual-narrator perspective, rather than single-narrator, third-person perspective-- Information from publisher's email (May 2, 2017).
When 114 people go missing on Roanoke Island in what seems like an eerie repeat of what happened hundreds of years before, seventeen-year-olds Miranda and Grant may be the key to the mysteries past and present.

Hit the ground running

August 15, 2017
Hughes, Alison, 1966- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
205 pages ; 23 cm.
"Dee and her younger brother, Eddie, make a run for the Canadian border when their father disappears and social workers start snooping around their Arizona home."--Provided by publisher.

A map for wrecked girls

August 15, 2017
Taylor, Jessica, 1985- author.
361 pages ; 22 cm
"Stranded on a deserted island with a boy they barely know, sisters Emma and Henri have to find a way to survive together, even after a betrayal back home ruined their relationship"-- Provided by publisher.

90 days of different

August 14, 2017
Walters, Eric, 1957- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
303 pages ; 23 cm.
"When Sophie graduates from high school, her boyfriend breaks up with her because she's boring, and her best friend challenges her to try ninety different things."--Provided by publisher.

7 trees of stone

August 14, 2017
Hunt, Leo, author.
341 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: 8 Rivers of Shadow
"Now that last year's nightmare is in the past, Luke and Elza have started college, and Luke's mum has moved on, too, with a new boyfriend named Darren. Life is returning to something like normal — until Luke and Elza spend New Year's Eve at Darren's cottage and find themselves transported to the forest near Dunbarrow with no knowledge of how they got there. Gray fog is spreading through town, the sky is awash with green light, and something is clearly very wrong: a great spirit from Deadside, known as the Barrenwhite Tree, has broken open the gateway between the living and spirit worlds, leaving Dunbarrow to be taken over by the world of the dead. Together with Luke's old friends from school, who seem oddly unaffected by the plague of insanity unleashed on the town, Luke and Elza need to find a way to close the gateway while they still can. Not only that, but the devilish Mr. Berkley is abroad in Dunbarrow with an agenda of his own — and he hasn't forgotten Luke's debt to him"

In those dazzling days of Elvis

August 11, 2017
Keenan, Josephine Rascoe, author.
ix, 227 pages ; 24 cm
"The days of Elvis, Book II"--Cover.
"In the days when Elvis Presley dazzled the nation, his 'good luck charm,' Julie Morgan, a small-town girl bound by the social code of the 1950s, makes a serious mistake in a bungled attempt to cope with her broken home and bolster her self-esteem. A seemingly innocent decision to attend a concert proves to be a misstep which leads to another, and another, and yet another, ultimately catapulting her into a horrible dilemma with no apparent way out. In desperation, Julie agrees to a scheme that Carmen, her lookalike, insists will be Julie's salvation. Their plan is risky, and Julie's resolve wavers, but Elvis's long-distance friendship and support give her strength. Renewed, she moves on, until fate intervenes in this 'perfect' plan to turn back time and restore her innocence, leaving Julie alone in the heap of rubble that was once her life. How will she be able to escape the tragic consequences of her choices?"--Back cover.


August 11, 2017
Divine, L., author.
239 pages ; 23 cm.
After defeating her grandmother's closest enemy, Jayd Jackson's world should be simpler, but not a chance -- especially not with a crew like hers. With Mickey and G on the run, Nigel being sued by Nellie's abusive boyfriend, David, Jeremy back in trouble with the law thanks to his vengeful wifey, Cameron, and Mama slacking on the job to keep her man, Jayd has no time to focus on the normal things that every high school senior should be doing. Thankfully she still has her best guy friend, Chase, in her corner, who is none the wiser to all of the drama that he recently endured at the hands of Jayd's evil neighbor, Esmeralda, who just won't rest in peace or let Jayd get any rest at all. In order to regain her sanity, Jayd decides to go completely rogue in her personal, professional, and spiritual lives. But can she really let go of it all, or will her natural inclination to alter events for the sake of her friends and family take over once again, also giving way to her darker side? Jayd's the only person who can see herself through this mess, but in order to do so she has to regain control of her dreams before they ultimately control her.

Spellbook of the Lost and Found

August 9, 2017
Fowley-Doyle, Moïra, author.
New York, NY : Kathy Dawson Books, [2017]
357 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
"One stormy Irish summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hairclips and jewelry, but soon it's clear that Rose has lost something much bigger, something she won't talk about, and Olive thinks her best friend is slipping away. Then seductive diary pages written by a girl named Laurel begin to appear all over town. And Olive meets three mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel, and her twin brother, Rowan, secretly squatting in an abandoned housing estate. The trio are wild and alluring, but they seem lost too—and like Rose, they're holding tight to painful secrets. When they discover the spellbook, it changes everything. Damp, tattered and ancient, it's full of hand-inked charms to conjure back things that have been lost. And it just might be their chance to find what they each need to set everything back to rights"

The secret history of us

August 9, 2017
Kirby, Jessi, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
276 pages ; 22 cm
Waking up after a week-long coma to discover that she has lost the last four years of her memory, Olivia bonds with the jaded young man who saved her life and resists the advances of friends she believes are keeping secrets from her.

Wendy Darling. Volume three, Shadow

August 9, 2017
Oakes, Colleen, author.
Tempe, Arizona : SparkPress, a BookSparks imprint, 2017.
271 pages ; 22 cm
"War has come to paradise, and the Neverland you know will never be the same. Wendy Darling finds herself once again in the arms of Peter Pan, a charming god-child who desires power above all things. Instead of the passion she once had for him, however, this time Wendy's heart burns with a secret: with Hook as her ally, she is there to defeat the evil that lies inside of Peter, the darkness that holds all Neverland hostage--the Shadow."--back cover.

Shimmer and burn

August 8, 2017
Taranta, Mary, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2017]
330 pages ; 22 cm
"To save her sister's life, Faris is tasked with smuggling magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

These things I've done

August 8, 2017
Phillips, Rebecca, author.
334 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen months after the accident that killed her best friend Aubrey, Dara is ready to start her senior year of high school. She finds it difficult to see Ethan, Aubrey's brother, and she sees him every day.

In other lands : a novel

August 8, 2017
Brennan, Sarah Rees, author.
Easthampton, Mass. : Big Mouth House : Distributed to the trade by Consortium, [2017]
437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise), teenaged Elliott, a human transported to a fantasy world where he attends a school for warriors and diplomatic advisers, finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possbile.


August 7, 2017
Houck, Colleen, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2017]
451 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
After surviving her otherworldly adventure, Lily wakes up on her nana's farm having forgotten everything. Her sun prince, her travels to Egypt, and her journey to the Afterlife are all distant memories. But Lily is not the girl she once was. Her body is now part human, part lion, and part fairy. And if that isn’t bad enough, she must harness this power of three and become Wasret: a goddess destined to defeat the evil god Seth once and for all. With the help of her old friend Dr. Hassan, Lily departs on her final voyage through the cosmos and across the plains of Egypt. On the journey, she will transform into the being she is destined to become.


August 7, 2017
Girard, Geoffrey, author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2017]
352 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
"Katie Wallace has never given much thought to 9/11. She was only a year old when terrorists struck American soil. But now her dad has landed in a mental institution after claiming to know what really happened. He insists the attacks were part of a government conspiracy. And he claims that Katie is living proof: the lone survivor of a massive cover-up. Hoping to free her dad, Katie sets out to investigate his bizarre claims. Soon she's drawn into the strange and secretive world of 9/11 conspiracy theorists known as the Truthers. What is fact and what is fiction? Katie no longer knows what to believe"

Bad girl gone

August 7, 2017
Mathews, Temple, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
"Sixteen year-old Echo Stone awakens in a cold sweat in a dark room, having no idea where she is or how she got there. But she soon finds out she's in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids. There's just one problem: she's not an orphan. Her parents are very much alive. She explains this to everyone, but no one will listen. After befriending a sympathetic (and handsome) boy, Echo is able to escape Middle House and rush home, only to discover it sealed off by crime scene tape and covered in the evidence of a terrible and violent crime. As Echo grapples with this world-shattering information, she spots her parents driving by and rushes to flag them down. Standing in the middle of street, waving her arms to get their attention, her parents' car drives right through her. She was right. Her parents are alive--but she's not. She's a ghost, just like all the other denizens of Middle House. Desperate to somehow get her life back and reconnect with her still-alive boyfriend, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn't quite the girl she thought she was. In a twist of fate, she's presented with one last chance to reclaim her life and must make a decision which will either haunt her or bless her forever"-- Provided by publisher.

In some other life

August 7, 2017
Brody, Jessica, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
xi, 452 pages ; 22 cm
Kennedy chose to pursue the boy of her dreams rather than attend an elite private school, but as their romance ends she gets a glimpse of the not-so-perfect life she might have had.


August 3, 2017
Duncan, Alexandra, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
392 pages ; 22 cm.
When an agribusiness facility producing genetically engineered food releases a deadly toxin into the environment, seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres becomes entangled in a war she never knew existed.

The epic crush of Genie Lo

August 3, 2017
Yee, F. C., author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2017.
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Sixteen-year-old Genie's focus on getting into a top-tier college is destroyed when an enigmatic transfer student, Quentin, helps her transform into a demon-fighter.

The hawkweed legacy

August 3, 2017
Brignull, Irena, author.
374 pages ; 22 cm
"The epic sequel to The hawkweed prophecy"--Page [4] of cover.
"Poppy Hooper doesn't want to be the queen of the witches. But some problems can't be left behind. Some love stories can't be forgotten. Some friendships won't be broken. And some enemies won't stay dead...The battle for the throne isn't over yet. Poppy has only just discovered her position and her power as queen of the covens. Tormented by the loss of her would-be lover Leo to her best friend, Ember, and a past that shadowed by secrets, she's left her dangerous world of witches and flown to Africa. But Poppy never stops longing for Leo and , when she feels his magic begin to spark, she will do anything to be reunited with him. Now as the girls come of age and Poppy's powers grow stronger, her mother, desperate for he daughter's return and forgiveness, sets into motion a plan that puts Poppy and Ember, the boy they love, and the world as they know it at risk"--Jacket.

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