New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

October 21, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Forever Doon

October 20, 2016
Corp, Carey, author.
380 pages ; 21 cm.
With the Witch of Doon on the throne, Jamie believed dead, and Duncan and Mackenna trapped in Alloway, Veronica puts her grief aside and prepares her remaining followers for an impending battle. But then she discovers that Jamie might be alive, fighting a battle of his own. Because the Brig o' Doon is destroyed and the portal fragmented, Kenna and Duncan must rebuild the bridge to have any chance of crossing back into Doon with their army. For Vee, Jamie, Kenna, and Duncan, saving their kingdom while keeping their lives intact will take a miracle.

Gang tackle

October 20, 2016
Howling, Eric, 1956- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
162 pages ; 18 cm.
Jamal and his teammates take a stand against their new football coach when his bullying and discrimination go too far.

Replica. Lyra ; Replica. Gemma

October 19, 2016
Oliver, Lauren, 1982- author.
236 pages, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Titles from separate title pages; works issued back-to-back and inverted.
“Contents printed back-to-back and inverted (tête-bêche format).”
Replica. Lyra -- Replica. Gemma.
Replica is a "flip book" that contains two narratives in one. Turn the book one way and read Lyra's story; turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma's story ... Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects--Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72--manage to escape. Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family's past and discovers her father's mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions.

When the moon was ours

October 19, 2016
McLemore, Anna-Marie, author.
viii, 273 pages ; 22 cm
"Thomas Dunne Books".
"A novel" -- Dust jacket.
"To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrists, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel's skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they're willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up." -- From dust jacket.


October 19, 2016
Kelly, Margo, author.
Blue Ash, OH : Merit Press, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., [2016]
301 pages ; 22 cm
"Straight-laced Hannah chooses to participate in a hypnotism show at the local fair, but when the hypnotist leaves her mind open to suggestion, Hannah must learn to block out the demons that toy with her sense of right and wrong before she ends up killing her boyfriend to appease the demons"-- Provided by publisher.

Dark days

October 19, 2016
Landy, Derek.
London : HarperCollins Children's, 2010.
414 pages ; 20 cm.
Skulduggery is gone. All our hopes rest with Valkyrie. The world's weight is on her shoulders, and its fate is in her hands.

Mortal coil

October 19, 2016
Landy, Derek.
London : HarperCollins Children's, 2011.
571 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2010.
"The blonde girl with the black lips turned to Valkyrie. 'We know, ' she said. 'We've seen the future. We know you're going to kill the world!'" Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back -- just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down. With Valkyrie struggling to protect her dark secret, Skulduggery and the gang are more vulnerable than ever, just as a plague of body-snatching Remnants are released upon the world!


October 18, 2016
Smith, Roland, 1951- author.
326 pages ; 22 cm
Pat O'Toole, his brother Coop, and their new companion, Kate, have narrowly escaped the cultlike community below New York City but must try to stop the cult's leader, Kate's grandfather.

We know it was you : a Strange truth novel

October 18, 2016
Thrash, Maggie, author.
344 pages ; 22 cm
When the Winship Academy mascot jumps off a bridge during a halftime show, she leaves behind a lot of questions, and two students who witnessed the scene firsthand are determined to find out what really happened.

A guide to the other side

October 18, 2016
Imfeld, Robert, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2016.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Thirteen-year-old Baylor Bosco does not like ghosts, but as a medium he sees them--including his twin sister Kristina--everywhere but Kristina disappears after a strange ghost shows up and Baylor must try to find her on his own.


October 18, 2016
Padian, Maria, author.
357 pages ; 22 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
Haley saw Jenny return from the party, shell-shocked. Richard heard Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard are pushed to opposite sides of the school&#x;s investigation. Now conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible--especially when reputations, relationships, and whole futures are riding on the verdict. Wrecked offers a kaleidoscopic account of a sexual assault on a college campus. It will leave you thinking about how memory, identity, and who sits in judgment shape what we all decide to believe about the truth.--Publisher description.

Holding up the universe

October 18, 2016
Niven, Jennifer, author.
391 pages ; 22 cm
"No one takes the time to look past Libby Strout's weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom's death she picks up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now she's ready for high school, for new friends, for love-- for everything life has to offer. Jack Masselin's got swagger, he's mastered the impossible art of fitting in, and he has a newly acquired secret: he can't recognize faces. So he tries to never get too close to anyone. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game which lands them in group counseling and community service, they make a connection. Will it be enough to change their worlds?"--Provided by publisher.

Our chemical hearts

October 18, 2016
Sutherland, Krystal, author.
© 2016
313 pages ; 22 cm
"Henry Page fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him. He focuses on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change. Grace walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but he wants to help her put the pieces back together again."-- Provided by publisher.

A taste for monsters

October 17, 2016
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976- author.
343 pages ; 22 cm
In 1888 seventeen-year-old Evelyn Fallow, herself disfigured by the phosphorus in the match factory where she worked, has been hired as a maid to Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man--but when the Jack the Ripper murders begin she and Merrick find themselves haunted by the ghosts of the slain women, and Evelyn is caught up in the mystery of Jack's identity.

One was lost

October 17, 2016
Richards, Natalie D., author.
308 pages ; 21 cm
On a senior class camping trip, four girls find themselves lost in the woods, their supplies destroyed, and hunted by a killer.

Like a river glorious

October 17, 2016
Carson, Rae, author.
406 pages : map ; 22 cm
After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home, one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson, her longtime best friend, hasn't stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes. But her uncle Hiram hasn't given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she's kidnapped and taken to him, Lee sees firsthand the depths of her uncle's villainy. Yet Lee's magic is growing. Gold no longer simply sings to her, it listens. It obeys her call. Is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all?

Assassins : discord

October 17, 2016
Cameron, Erica, author.
332 pages ; 21 cm.
Kindra's moral compass has never pointed north, but that's what happens when you're raised as an assassin and a thief. At sixteen, she's fantastic with a blade, an expert at slipping through the world unnoticed, and trapped in a life she didn't chose. But nothing in her training prepares her for what happens when her father misses a target. In the week-long aftermath, Kindra breaks rank for the first time in her life. She steals documents, starts questioning who their client is and why the target needs to die, botches a second hit on her father's target, and is nearly killed. And that's before she's kidnapped by a green-eyed stranger connected to a part of her childhood she'd almost forgotten. Kindra has to decide who to trust and which side of the battle to fight for. She has to do it fast and she has to be right, because the wrong choice will kill her just when she's finally found something worth living for.

Rebel magisters

October 17, 2016
Swendson, Shanna, author.
325 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Rebel mechanics.
"Tea, Love...and Revolution! The Rebel Mechanics aren't the only group plotting revolution against the magical British Empire. There are rebel magisters, as well, and Verity Newton and her magister employer, Lord Henry, know that the only way for the revolution to succeed is if both groups work together. A diplomatic mission seems like the perfect opportunity for them to meet with rebels in other colonies and gather support--right under the governor's nose. From drawing rooms, ballrooms, and the harbor in Boston to the streets of Charleston, Verity and Henry find themselves up against stubborn factions of both magisters and Mechanics and increasingly aware that they can only really count on each other as their relationship deepens. It may take a real crisis to unite the rebel movements and rally them to the cause--but could such a crisis also tear them apart?"--Page [4] of cover.

Not your sidekick

October 17, 2016
Lee, C. B., author.
283 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Welcome to Andover... where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship--only it turns out to be for the town's most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there's the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious "M," who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.

The women in the walls

October 14, 2016
Lukavics, Amy, author.
278 pages ; 22 cm
"Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable--a family. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations."

Something in between

October 14, 2016
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
432 pages ; 22 cm
Includes questions for discussion.
Jasmine de los Santos has studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship to the school of her dreams. Then her parents reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation. Royce Blakely is funny, caring and spontaneous-- and the son of a congressman opposing an immigration bill. And now he's something else she may lose as her world comes apart.

The island

October 13, 2016
Levez, Olivia, author.
London : Rock the Boat, 2016.
324 pages ; 20 cm
"Frances finds herself on a plane to a remote village where she will do community service in exchange for staying out of juvenile detention. But an accident leaves her alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to survive. And when she is there she also has to think about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster. Nothing is easy. Survival is hard and so is being honest with herself. So when she discovers another survivor on the island, will it bring out the worst in her again? Or will it finally help her to see that her future is worth fighting for? A gripping and thoughtful story about a girl determined to survive against all odds and find the courage to become the person she wants to be." --Amazon.

The immortal throne

October 13, 2016
Despain, Bree, 1979- author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2016]
335 pages ; 22 cm.
Haden, Prince of the Underrealm, and Daphne, a mortal girl, are stuck in separate realms, racing time to save each other and fulfill their destiny before the monstrous Keres destroys everything they know.


October 13, 2016
Lippert-Martin, Kristen, author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2016]
266 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Tabula rasa
"Angel discovers that the memory-altering program she was part of may still be active--and her life may in more danger than ever"-- Provided by publisher.

Black widow : red vengeance

October 13, 2016
Stohl, Margaret, author.
Los Angeles : Marvel, 2016.
438 pages ; 22 cm
At head of title: Marvel.
Act one: Widowed -- Act two: Targeted -- Act three: Revealed.
The Black Widow and Red Widow have inherited something from their shared past--a need for vengeance against deceased Ivan Somodorov's network of terror.

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