New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

March 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bad blood

March 22, 2017
Lunetta, Demitria, author.
266 pages ; 22 cm
Spending her summer vacation with her aunt, who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, sixteen-year-old Heather MacNair is haunted by dreams and compelled to cut herself until she discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger.

Enemy exposure

March 22, 2017
Rogers, Meghan, author.
312 pages ; 22 cm.
"Jocelyn's cover is blown, and now she's focused on taking down KATO. But in order to do that, she needs to turn some of their own against them"--Provided by publisher.

The great pursuit

March 22, 2017
Higgins, Wendy, author.
496 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
In The Great Pursuit, the dramatic sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Great Hunt, Wendy Higgins delivers another thrilling fantasy filled with dangerous enemies, political intrigue, searing romance, and a princess who is willing to do everything to protect her kingdom. One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continues. The kingdom of Lochlanach has traded the great beast that once terrorized the realm of Eurona for something far more dangerous: the ire of powerful Lashed woman Rosaria Rocato. Rosaria demands that Eurona overturn the laws prohibiting magic, or an innocent will be killed each day. Despite the king's resistance, Princess Aerity believes they must make peace with the Lashed, and though she's accepted a betrothal to the man who took down the beast, she cannot help thinking about Paxton, the Lashed man who stole her heart and disappeared. Aerity soon discovers that Paxton has joined Rosaria's army in the war against her family. Though her feelings for him are still strong, her duty to her kingdom and her family is stronger-especially when her parents are kidnapped and she has to step up to the throne and once again put aside what's best for her in order to do what's best for her people. Paxton and Princess Aerity must fight to see what is more powerful: their love or the impending war between the magical Lashed and the non-magic humans.

Who killed Christopher Goodman? : based on a true crime

March 22, 2017
Wolf, Allan, author.
269 pages ; 22 cm
Everybody likes Chris Goodman, but when he is found dead no one understands how something like this could happen.

Amina's voice

March 22, 2017
Khan, Hena, author.
viii, 197 pages ; 22 cm
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school. After her local mosque is vandalized, she is devastated. Her friend Soojin is talking about changing her name. Does Amina need to become more "American" and hide who she really is?

The end of Oz

March 22, 2017
Paige, Danielle (Novelist), author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
277 pages; 22 cm
Dorothy Gale was buried when the Emerald Palace crashed to the ground; Ozma has been restored to the throne. But girls from Kansas are harder to kill than you'd think. Now Amy Gumm is following the Road of Yellow Brick toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. Surprise!-- he has a gingham-clad bride. And the line between Good and Wicked is blurring....

Echoes of memory

March 22, 2017
Kahler, A. R., author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
330 pages ; 22 cm.
After Chris witnesses a horrifying event that leaves Kaira changed in unimaginable ways, he starts to hear a god's voice promising him a future of bloodshed, which Chris seeks to avoid by venturing into the Underworld in order to save his friends and Kaira, whom he is destined to kill.

Finding Jade

March 21, 2017
Payne, Mary Jennifer, author.
215 pages ; 21 cm
2030. Climate change is making life on Earth more challenging. Jasmine Guzman is struggling to come to terms with the abduction of her twin sister, Jade, and with her mother's illness. When a series of bizarre occurrences make Jasmine wonder if she's losing her mind, Raphael, a boy at her new school, helps her realize she actually has special powers that are putting her life in danger. Most surprising of all, she learns that Jade isn't missing... Jasmine just needs to look in the right place. The-Place-in-Between, where the demons dwell.

The shadows we know by heart

March 21, 2017
Park, Jennifer, 1981- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
297 pages ; 22 cm
Leah Roberts has been secretly watching sasquatches in the woods behind her house for years, but when she notices an enigmatic teenage boy living among them, her complicated family life starts to unravel.

A psalm for lost girls

March 21, 2017
Bayerl, Katie, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017].
359 pages ; 22 cm
"Determined to protect her sister Tess's memory, Callie da Costa sets out to prove Tess wasn't really a saint and finds herself pulled into a kidnapping investigation"--Provided by publisher.


March 21, 2017
Landers, Melissa.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2017.
361 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Starflight.
"A displaced princess and her best-friend-with-benefits must take down an intergalactic mafia endangering the lives of the outer realm's settlers"-- Provided by publisher.

The guy, the girl, the artist and his ex

March 20, 2017
Williams, Gabrielle, author.
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2017.
250 pages ; 22 cm
As Guy, a feckless high school senior, plans the party of the year, Rafi worries about her mother, who is grieving over the death of Rafi's baby brother, while Rafi's uncle hatches a plan to steal one of the most famous paintings in the world.

Maid of the king's court

March 20, 2017
Worsley, Lucy, author.
348 pages ; 22 cm
Her father, Baron of Stone, announced his twelve-year-old daughter Eliza Rose Camperdowne would soon wed the son of the Earl of Westmoreland, in hope to revive the distressed family fortune through her marriage.

The other F-word : a novel

March 17, 2017
Friend, Natasha, 1972- author.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Milo has two great moms, but he's never known what it's like to have a dad. When Milo's doctor suggests asking his biological father to undergo genetic testing to shed some light on Milo's extreme allergies, he realizes this is a golden opportunity to find the man he's always wondered about. Hollis's mom Leigh hasn't been the same since her other mom, Pam, passed away seven years ago. But suddenly, Leigh seems happy -- giddy, even -- by the thought of reconnecting with Hollis's half-brother Milo. Hollis and Milo were conceived using the same sperm donor. They met once, years ago, before Pam died. Now Milo has reached out to Hollis to help him find their donor. Along the way, they locate three other donor siblings, and they discover the true meaning of the other F-word: family.

Wonderful feels like this

March 17, 2017
Lövestam, Sara, 1980- author.
305 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Sweden in 2013 as Hjarta av jazz by Piratforlaget" [Stockholm]-- Verso title page.
"The Elegance of the Hedgehog meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in this novel celebrating being a little bit odd, finding your people, and the power of music to connect us For Steffi, going to school everyday is an exercise in survival. She's never fit in with any of the groups at school, and she's viciously teased by the other girls in her class. The only way she escapes is through her music -- especially jazz music. When Steffi hears her favorite jazz song playing through an open window of a retirement home on her walk home from school, she decides to go in and introduce herself. The old man playing her favorite song is Alvar. When Alvar was a teenager in World War II Sweden, he dreamed of being in a real jazz band. Then and now, Alvar's escape is music -- especially jazz music. Through their unconventional but powerful friendship, Steffi comes to realize that she won't always be stuck and lonely in her town. She can go to music school in Stockholm. She can be a real musician. She can be a jitterbug, just like Alvar. But how can Steffi convince her parents to let her go to Stockholm to audition? And how is it that Steff's school, the retirement home, the music, and even Steffi's worst bully are somehow all connected to Alvar? Can it be that the people least like us are the ones we need to help us tell our own stories? "-- Provided by publisher.

All the forever things

March 17, 2017
Perry, Jolene B. (Jolene Betty), 1976- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman and Company, 2017.
264 pages ; 22 cm
When Bree starts dating ultra popular Bryce and neglects her best friend Gabriella, who lives and works in a funeral home, the only one at school who wants to spend time with "Graveyard Gabe" is Hartman, the new boy.

Freedom's slave

March 17, 2017
Demetrios, Heather, author.
589 pages : map ; 22 cm.
After three long years in exile, Nalia is ready to return to her homeland and sit on the throne that is rightfully hers. But the gods might have other plans. Forced to endure untold horrors on the journey to Arjinna, Nalia learns that it will take more than cutting down the tyrant Calar to get her crown. Meanwhile, Raif's return to Arjinna as the commander of the revolution against Calar and her army isn't as smooth as he'd hoped. Though he has more soldiers than ever before, his love for Nalia is losing him the trust of his comrades, and the war. But little does the resistance know that insurrection is brewing among Calar's own ranks, and from the one person she trusts the most. Is Nalia and Raif's enduring love enough to transform and rescue their homeland? Will they be willing to save the realm, no matter the cost?

Off the ice

March 17, 2017
Cross, Julie, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2017.
352 pages ; 21 cm.
"Claire O'Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn't mean she wants to be. One semester off, that's what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business; a hockey bar beside the ice rink; afloat. After that, she's getting the hell out. Again. Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team's star goalie, suddenly he's in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire's sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good. It's the absolute worst time to fall in love. For Tate and Claire, hockey isn't just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart. "-- Page [4] of cover.

Camp So-and-So

March 16, 2017
McCoy, Mary, 1976- author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2017]
413 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Twenty five girls are invited to attend the mysterious Camp So-and-So over the summer where they work with their cabin mates to compete in the All-Camp Sports 7 Follies"-- Provided by publisher.

The inexplicable logic of my life : a novel

March 16, 2017
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire, author.
445 pages ; 22 cm
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it's senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal's not who he thought he was, who is he?


March 16, 2017
Carthage, Lynn, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
260 pages ; 21 cm
"Long ago I was a servant girl at the great manor house in the quiet English village of Grenshire. My mistress, Madame Arnaud, proved cruel, and many died at her hands. To stop her, I tried to kill her. I failed. And I lost everything. But that was then. Now, Phoebe Irving's family has moved into the Arnaud Manor. Phoebe, her friend Miles, and I crossed paths and discovered a powerful connection. Together we might be strong enough to untangle an ancient prophecy hanging over this troubled place where old, deep magic mingles with greed and revenge. We might save Phoebe's baby sister and other innocents. We might even save ourselves."--Provided by publisher.

The ship beyond time

March 15, 2017
Heilig, Heidi, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
456 pages : maps ; 22 cm
"Sequel to The Girl from Everywhere"--Dust jacket.

Elle and the escape

March 15, 2017
Mettey, Tim, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Kenwood Pub. Group, [2016]
95 pages ; 21 cm.
"Elle and the Escape follows Elle Canon's narrow escape from Valcary Hill during the Thusian Trials. Will she be able to survive the darkness that awaits her on the outside, without Nicholas and The 4 nearby? While she is forced to face her fears, including Xavier and the Seekers, a brutal battle unfolds all around her. Elle has no choice but to stand up and fight for her life&#x;and not just her own. In this companion novella, fans of The Hero Chronicles get an inside glimpse into the character of Elle" --Back cover.

One blood ruby

March 14, 2017
Marr, Melissa, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
353 pages ; 22 cm
Lily helps the Queen of Blood broker a peace with the human world only to be confronted by a mysterious adversary who is orchestrating violent attacks to sabotage the peace process.

Confessions of a high school disaster : Chloe Snow's diary

March 14, 2017
Chastain, Emma, 1979- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
344 pages ; 22 cm
"Chloe Snow chronicles a year in her high school life, sharing the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love"-- Provided by publisher.

feed —Subscribe to the Teen Fiction feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print