New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

October 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Broken circle

October 17, 2017
Powers, J. L. (Jessica Lynn), 1974- author.
Brooklyn, New York : Black Sheep, [2017]
318 pages ; 21 cm
Adam wants nothing more than to be a normal teen. But: His mother died when he was only four. His father is an assassin, a voodoo god, the reincarnation of Buddha - or something even stranger. And his grandfather insists that people are out to kill the entire family. But maybe Grandpa's not all that nuts. You see, Adam is set to collide with a world that hovers between life and death, where entities charged with shepherding souls of the dead compete to control lucrative territories known as Limbo. Some nightmares are real. Psychopomps walk the earth. So much for normal -- from the back cover.

There's someone inside your house : a novel

October 17, 2017
Perkins, Stephanie, author.
287 pages ; 22 cm
It's been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she's still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii. Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets. --Book jacket.

Haunting the deep

October 17, 2017
Mather, Adriana, author.
343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Samantha Mather, fifteen, is having recurring dreams of the Titanic and while awake, receives strange missives and visions of those who went down with the ship.

Devils & thieves

October 16, 2017
Rush, Jennifer (Jennifer Marie), 1983- author.
328 pages ; 22 cm.
In Jemmie Carmichael's Hawthorne, New York, magic users are called "kindled," and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. And she's been snubbed by Crowe, the dangerous and enigmatic leader of the Black Devils kindled motorcycle gang and the unofficial head of their turf. During an annual festival, a rumor begins spreading that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones. And the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her magic.

Paper butterflies

October 16, 2017
Heathfield, Lisa, author.
266 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Electric Monkey, an imprint of Egmont UK Limited"--Title page verso.
June is physically and emotionally abused by her stepmother, and the only person June feels safe telling is her friend Blister. He helps her believe she can escape her nightmare situation. But when a shocking tragedy occurs June finds herself trapped, potentially forever.

We all fall down

October 16, 2017
Richards, Natalie D., author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
356 pages ; 21 cm
Theo's always been impulsive. But telling Paige how he feels? He's obsessed over that decision. And it's time. Tonight. At the party on the riverbank, under the old walking bridge, site of so many tales of love and death. Paige has had a crush on Theo since they first met, but she knows her feelings are one-sided. She's trying to move on, to flirt. A party at the river is just what she needs. Except a fight breaks out, and when Paige tries to intervene--Theo's fist lands in her face. All Theo and Paige want to do is forget that fateful night. But strange events keep drawing them back to the bridge. Someone, something is determined to make them remember...and pay for what they each did.

Book of shadows

October 16, 2017
Verano, M., author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
In a diary, Melanie recounts the strange events that occur in her town--which is dominated by a conservative mega-church--after she and her friends experiment with witchcraft by using a mysterious spell book.

The extra point

October 16, 2017
Kreie, Chris, author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2017]
101 pages ; 20 cm
After failing to make the soccer team, high school senior Riley joins the football team with her whole town's support but she needs to learn new skills quickly to succeed.

Jaya and Rasa : a love story

October 16, 2017
Patel, Sonia, author.
El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, 2017.
304 pages ; 24 cm
In Hawaii, Jaya Mehta is a transgender outsider with depressive tendencies. The stunningly beautiful Rasa Santos thinks sex is her only power. Rasa meets Xander, who beats her, cuts her, and makes her prostitute herself. Will their love transcend and pull them forward or will they remain stuck, separate, in the chaos of their pasts?

The language of thorns : midnight tales and dangerous magic

October 16, 2017
Bardugo, Leigh, author.
New York : Imprint, 2017.
242 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Ayama and the thorn wood -- The too-clever fox -- The witch of Duva -- Little knife -- The soldier prince -- When water sang fire.
Presents a collection of six short stories that transports readers to familiar and strange magical lands with haunted towns, hungry woods, talking beasts, and gingerbread golems.

Water in May

October 16, 2017
Williams, Ismee, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2017.
309 pages ; 22 cm
Pregnant at fifteen, Mari Pujols believes the baby will supply the family love she yearns for but when she learns the fetus has a heart defect, her friends, sometimes boyfriend, and doctor are there for her.

Everything must go

October 13, 2017
Davis, Jenny Fran, author.
New York : Wednesday Books, 2017.
viii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
Falling for a young man who has accepted a job at a hippie Quaker school, Flora leaves her elite prep school to join him, but must make the most of the situation when he fails to show up, in a story told through letters, emails, and news stories.

Rebel Seoul

October 13, 2017
Oh, Axie, author.
New York : Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2017]
389 pages ; 22 cm
In 2199 in the Neo State of Korea, eighteen-year-old Jaewon is partnered with supersoldier Tera, but their evolving love is threatened when Jaewon must choose among conflicting loyalties--to the totalitarian government that promises to end all war, the nationalist rebels his father followed, or the crime syndicate staging a coup.

That inevitable Victorian thing

October 13, 2017
Johnston, E. K., author.
New York, NY : Dutton Books for Young Readers, [2017]
326 pages ; 22 cm
In a near-future Toronto where the British Empire never fell, Helena, August, and Margaret are caught off-guard by the discovery of a love so intense they are willing to change the course of the monarchy to keep it.

Wild beauty

October 12, 2017
McLemore, Anna-Marie, author.
339 pages ; 22 cm
For nearly a century the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds and lush estate gardens of La Pradera. They have a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. When a strange boy appears in the gardens, he is a mystery to Estrella and to her family, but he's even more a mystery to himself. He knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, they uncover secrets as dangerous as they are magical.

Select : book one

October 12, 2017
Weisenberg, Marit, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge Teen, [2017]
344 pages ; 22 cm
Julia Jaynes of Austin, Texas, is one of the select, a secret group of humans with abilities bordering on the supernatural, but, unlike her younger sister, she has never been entirely comfortable as part of the "perfect" family--and when she falls for a normal human guy and draws attention to her more-than-normal family she finds herself banished to that most ordinary of institutions: public high school.

The hanging girl

October 12, 2017
Cook, Eileen, author.
311 pages ; 22 cm
When a seemingly harmless prank turns deadly, seventeen-year-old Skye Thorn realizes the people she's involved with are willing to kill to get what they want, and she must discover their true identities before it's too late.


October 12, 2017
Banks, Anna, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Nemesis.
Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria have formed an uneasy truce between their kingdoms since the deadly plague began to rip through Theoria. Their feelings for each other are entangled in politics and power, and she no longer supplies the spectorium that creates energy, since her father weaponized it. When traitors arise from unexpected places, Tarik and Sepora face challenges that will change both of their kingdoms forever. Will they learn whom to trust in time to save their kingdoms, their relationship and even their lives?

The clue in the trees : an Enchantment Lake mystery

October 12, 2017
Preus, Margi, author.
185 pages ; 21 cm
Francie plunges into her senior year of high school near Minnesota's Enchantment Lake, but when her long-lost brother, Theo, turns up, so does a dead body, and Francie is drawn into another mystery.


October 12, 2017
Lake, Nick, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
453 pages ; 22 cm
"Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They've been parented by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight. But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma?"--Jacket flap.

Turtles all the way down

October 11, 2017
Green, John, 1977- author.
New York, NY : Dutton Books, [2017]
286 pages ; 22 cm
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Tyimg together lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.


October 11, 2017
Zorn, Claire, author.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published as The Protected, Australia : University of Queensland Press, 2014.
Nearly a year after her popular older sister's accidental death, Hannah meets Anne, a guidance counselor, and Josh, a potential new friend, who offer her the chance to move forward.

The reaction

October 11, 2017
Coggan, Helena, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
451 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: The catalyst.
"Most people called them "hybrids." Rose's father, David, called it a "condition." An illness, a disease. For forty-one days out of every six weeks, she looked human, For that terrible, final day, she was...nothing, Not human, at any rate, Not sane either. Her normal self - her human self - had no control over what she did. She was a creature of pure magic, and she was programmed to kill. She was fifteen years old. And she was a monster" -- Jacket.

Remember me always

October 11, 2017
Collins, Renee, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
309 pages ; 21 cm
"In this romantic tale of first love and loss, high school senior Shelby's memory treatment may have made her mind forget a devastating car accident, but her heart still remembers a boy with dark and mysterious eyes"-- Provided by publisher.


October 11, 2017
Fine, Sarah, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2017]
301 pages ; 21 cm
When Cora awakens with no memory of her stepsister Hannah's death despite witnessing it the night before, she is forced to work with an AI counselor, who determines that Hannah's death was no accident.

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