New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

April 26, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ash Princess

April 25, 2018
Sebastian, Laura, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
437 pages : maps ; 22 cm
When her country was invaded, Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. The Kaiser had Theo crowned Ash Princess-- a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years a captive in her own palace, Theo has endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. One night the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn't always won on the battlefield.

Love songs & other lies

April 25, 2018
Pennington, Jessica, author.
288 pages ; 22 cm
Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she'll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam's determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she'll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she's brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam's under wraps. Breaking Vee's heart was never Cam's plan. All he wanted senior year was a new life, in a new town, uninterrupted by the tragedy he left behind. Then Vee swept him into a whirlwind of friendship, musical adventure, and a love he didn't expect or want. Now, he has a second chance to make it right. But things get complicated when ratings-crazy producers, cameramen, and fans are involved. Can he rewrite their love song with the whole world watching?--Provided by Publisher.

Ship it

April 25, 2018
Lundin, Britta, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Freeform Books, 2018.
375 pages ; 22 cm
"Claire is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. Forest is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it's a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire's assertion that his character is gay. Claire is devastated. After all, every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest's character and his male frenemy. She can't believe her hero turned out to be a closed-minded jerk. Forest is mostly confused that anyone would think his character is gay. Because he's not. Definitely not. Unfortunately for Demon Heart, when the video of the disastrous Q&A goes viral, the producers have a PR nightmare on their hands. In order to help bolster their image within the LGBTQ+ community-as well as with their fans-they hire Claire to join the cast for the rest of their publicity tour. What ensues is a series of colorful Comic-Con clashes between the fans and the show that lead Forest to question his assumptions about sexuality and help Claire come out of her shell. But how far will Claire go to make her ship canon? To what lengths will Forest go to stop her and protect his career? And will Claire ever get the guts to make a move on Tess, the very cute, extremely cool fanartist she keeps running into?"--Inside dust jacket.

The white hare

April 25, 2018
Fishwick, Michael, author.
239 pages ; 22 cm.
A lost boy. A dead girl, and one who is left behind. Robbie doesn't want anything more to do with death, but life in a village full of whispers and secrets can't make things the way they were. When the white hare appears, magical and fleet in the silvery moonlight, she leads them all into a legend, a chase, a hunt. But who is the hunter and who the hunted? In The White Hare, Michael Fishwick deftly mingles a coming-of-age story with mystery, myth and summer hauntings.


April 25, 2018
Noni, Lynette, author.
Toronto, ON : KCP Loft, [2018]
312 pages ; 24 cm
A girl known as Jane Doe who has the power to change reality has been held in a secret government facility for more than two years, but everything changes when she gets a new handler, the mysterious but kind Landon Ward.

Children of Daedala

April 25, 2018
Smith, Caighlan, 1994- author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, 2018.
334 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Children of Icarus.
"Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old 'friend' and going against everything she's been taught to survive"-- Provided by publisher.

Summer constellations

April 25, 2018
Sevigny, Alisha, author.
256 pages ; 23 cm
"Summer is here and Julia Ducharme is ready for another season at the campground her family owns and runs. But when a wealthy developer wants to turn the only home she's ever known into a casino, Julia is desperate to find a solution that doesn't mean leaving behind the lake or the business her family has nurtured for decades. Afraid for the future, Julia looks to the stars to give her some perspective. Taking her telescope down to the dock one night, she has a chance encounter with a guitar-playing boy who offers her a friendly ear and some helpful advice. But Julia is blindsided when she discovers the handsome stranger is none other than the developer's son, Nick Constantine. Nick doesn't agree with his father's aggressive business tactics and conspires to help Julia thwart the sale. But can she trust him with her heart?"-- Provided by publisher.

The complication

April 25, 2018
Young, Suzanne, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2018.
456 pages ; 22 cm.
Seventeen-year-old Tatum Masterson has no memory of being in The Program, but when she starts experiencing crashbacks she knows something terrible happened last summer, and with help of the boyfriend she lost, Tatum digs into the past and future of The Program and its handlers, and discovers the true cost of a cure.

As she fades : a novel

April 25, 2018
Glines, Abbi, author.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2018.
265 pages ; 24 cm
"On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken. Slate Allen, a college friend of Vales brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she cant deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she's not immune to Slate's charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship. Then, Crawford wakes up . . . with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, shes in Slates territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn."-- Provided by publisher.

A prom to remember

April 25, 2018
Hall, Sandy (Librarian), author.
New York : Swoon Reads, c2018.
310 pages ; 22 cm
From seven viewpoints, relates the events of Senior Prom at Roosevelt High School.

Behind the screen

April 25, 2018
Keats, Israel, author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2018]
97 pages ; 19 cm.
When high school sophomore Hannah discovers that her sister Alexis, a senior, is involved with someone she met online, Hannah tries to learn if it is a scam.

The captain

April 25, 2018
Kreie, Chris, author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2018]
97 pages ; 20 cm.
"When a scandal upsets the high school soccer team, the captain, Malik, struggles to bring his team back together and learn to trust a new coach"-- Provided by publisher.

The heir

April 25, 2018
Keats, Israel, author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2018]
97 pages ; 20 cm.
Rob has always expected to be a soccer star like his father, but when his best friend and former teammate, Tyler, invites him to help form a band, Rob considers other possibilities.

The house

April 25, 2018
Drake, Raelyn, author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2018]
95 pages ; 20 cm.
On a dare, Grace, Kat, and Damien agree to spend an hour in a house rumored to be haunted, and their scientific investigation reveals hidden truths.

The recruit

April 25, 2018
Coleman, K. R., author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2018]
98 pages ; 20 cm.
With her family's farm failing, Tessa's best hope of attending college is a soccer scholarship but the offer her best friend helps arrange would mean giving up her boyfriend.


April 25, 2018
Acton, Vanessa, author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2018]
94 pages ; 19 cm.
When "The Kid" that high schooler Nick sees from the bus every day disappears, Nick and former friend Ava investigate to learn if something is wrong.

The turnaround

April 25, 2018
Martin, R. T., 1988- author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2018]
94 pages ; 19 cm.
When the struggling Mason High Lions baseball team suddenly starts winning after many disappointing seasons, Avery and his friend Katie investigate whether someone is cheating.

Sky in the deep

April 24, 2018
Young, Adrienne, 1985- author.
340 pages ; 22 cm
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan, but when faced with her brother's betrayal, and driven by a growing love for her brother's friend Fiske, she attempts to unite the two clans.

From the earth to the shadows

April 24, 2018
Hocking, Amanda, author.
New York : Wednesday Books, 2018.
424 pages ; 21 cm.
While dealing with dark revelations about her life and her world, Valkyrie Malin finds herself with new allies, and her quest for the truth leads her to places she never thought possible.

White rabbit

April 24, 2018
Roehrig, Caleb, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
329 pages ; 22 cm
Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian-the guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Just as Rufus is getting ready to move on, Sebastian turns up out of the blue, saying they need to "talk." Things couldn't get worse, right? Then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. He and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox Whitney. April swears she didn't kill Fox. Rufus knows her too well to believe she's telling him the whole truth, but April has something he needs. Her price is his help. Now, with no one to trust but the boy he wants to hate yet can't stop loving, Rufus has one night to clear his sister's name...or die trying.--Provided by Publisher.

Station Fosaan

April 24, 2018
Garretson, Dee, author.
Raleigh, NC : Month 9 Books, [2017]
273 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Quinn was given three rules to follow, and he's about to break every last one of them" -- cover.

These vengeful souls

April 24, 2018
Shanker, Tarun, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2018.
291 pages ; 21 cm
On the run with the grieving Sebastian Braddock, Evelyn must decide if her need for vengeance against the evil Captain Goode is strong enough to put her friends at risk.

The fandom

April 20, 2018
Day, Anna, author.
406 pages ; 22 cm
Violet's in her element--cosplay at the ready, she can't wait to feel part of her favorite fandom: The Gallow's Dance, a mega-story and movie franchise. But at Comic Con, a freak accident transports Violet and her friends into the The Gallows Dance for real - and in the first five minutes, they've caused the death of the heroine. It's up to Violet to take her place, and play out the plot the way it was written. But stories have a life of their own..."--Publisher's web site.

Leah on the offbeat

April 20, 2018
Albertalli, Becky, author.
343, 15 pages ; 22 cm
With prom and graduation around the corner, senior Leah Burke struggles when her group of friends start fighting.


April 20, 2018
Spinale, Wendy, author.
278 pages ; 22 cm.
With Everland and Umberland destroyed, Gwen, Pete, and Alyssa and the other survivors have taken refuge in Evergreen Village in the forest, where they plot to assassinate the Bloodred Queen, while trying to avoid her monstrous creations, and Doc works on his cure for the Horologia virus--but with the Queen of England dead, and the King of Germany either dead or hidden away, who can they trust to save their devastated world?

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