New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

April 28, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Black Tempest

April 27, 2017
Dalton, Ryan (Young adult author), author.
Mendota Heights, MN : Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc., 2017.
443 pages ; 21 cm.
After battling an enemy from the future, the twins try to get back to their normal lives only to face a new foe, the Black Tempest, whose control over ice is threatening their town and the future.

Saint Death

April 27, 2017
Sedgwick, Marcus, author.
227 pages ; 25 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Orion Children's Books, London "--Title page verso.
Arturo scrapes by working odd jobs and staying out of sight. His friend Faustino joined one of the drug gangs. He stole money form the gang to send his girlfriend and her baby into the U.S.-- and he wants Arturo's help replacing the money before the gang kills him. Looming over Arturo's story, and Juarez itself, is Santa Muerte-- Saint Death, watching impassively as people in the border town struggle in the face of a vicious drug trade, dangerous trafficking, corruption, and income inequality.


April 27, 2017
McLachlan, Jenny, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
214 pages ; 22 cm.
Kat's family sends her to Sweden to spend the summer with her aunt where she must learn to embrace who she really is, especially if she is going to win the heart of cute Swede Leo.

Outward blonde

April 27, 2017
Cook, Trish, 1965- author.
Culver City, CA : Adaptive Books, [2016]
279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Lizzie Finkelstein is a hard-partying socialite who lives a charmed life with her mother in Manhattan. After a public drunken escapade results in both an arrest and an embarrassing viral video online, Lizzie's parents stage a late night intervention. Lizzie finds herself whisked away to Utah to learn a lesson or two about taking responsibility at Camp Smiley, a wilderness survival program for troubled kids. Camp Smiley is a far cry from Lizzie's high society life in New York. Without her stable of luxury hair/makeup items, her teacup Pomeranian, contact with the outside world or access to social media, Lizzie must face the harsh conditions of the outdoors. Grouped with troubled campers in which she's certain she has nothing in common (except Jack, who's pretty hot), Lizzie must now learn to dig her own toilet in the woods and build a fire by rubbing two sticks together before the camp will ever let her go back to her former existence. She has a choice: get with the program, or get out of there."

Vigilante : a novel

April 27, 2017
Cross, Kady, 1971- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2017]
280 pages ; 22 cm
Enraged by the boys who raped her best friend and drove her to suicide, senior Hadley targets each of the perpetrators to strip them of their dignity and status before her increasingly dangerous choices make her question her motives.

Dreaming the bear

April 27, 2017
Thebo, Mimi, author.
169 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
"Six months ago, Darcy's dad, a naturalist, moved her family from England to the snowy forest of Yellowstone National Park. Mum, Dad, and older brother Jem are all thriving, but teenage Darcy misses her friends, and civilization, including WiFi. She's also sick, getting weaker every day, and having strange dreams. Then she finds and injured mother bear whose cubs were killed by hunters. The bear is enormous, and powerful, but not threatening -she makes Darcy feel alive. Darcy must help her, even though she's barely well enough to take care of herself" --Inside jacket.

Code red : a Faith Flores science mystery

April 26, 2017
Chodosh, Janie, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.
286 pages ; 22 cm

The Adjustment

April 24, 2017
Young, Suzanne, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
408 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Program novel, book 5"--T.p.
When Tatum's boyfriend, Weston, loses his memories of her in The Program, they decide to undergo The Adjustment, where Tatum's memories of their time together are implanted into Weston's mind, but trouble lies ahead when Weston's emotions do not match the experiences.

Meg & Linus

April 24, 2017
Nowinski, Hanna, author.
New York, N.Y. : Swoon Reads, an imprint of Feiwel and Friends and Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2017.
323 pages ; 22 cm
Meg and Linus are bound by a shared love of school, a coffee obsession, and being queer. They have each other, a few Star Trek boxed sets, and they're pretty happy. Then Sophia, Meg's longtime girlfriend, breaks up with Meg and Linus starts tutoring the totally dreamy new kid, Danny. Meg thinks setting them up is the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. Can they learn to get out of their comfort zones and take risks-- and maybe even stand on their own?

Love and vandalism

April 24, 2017
Crompton, Laurie Boyle, author.
323 pages ; 21 cm
Rory has a secret: she's the vandal who paints graffiti lions all over her small town. If her policeman dad knew, he'd probably disown her. So when Hayes, a former screw-up on the path to recovery, catches her in the act, Rory's sure she's busted. Instead, he makes her a deal. If Rory shows him around town, he won't turn her in. It might be coercion, but at least the boy is hot. As they spend more time together, Rory worries she made the wrong choice. Hayes has a way of making her want things she shouldn't want and feel emotions she's tried to bury. Rory's going to have to distance herself from Hayes or confront a secret she can't bring herself to face...

Grendel's guide to love and war

April 21, 2017
Kaplan, A. E., author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
312 pages ; 22 cm
Tom Grendel writes in his notebooks, mows lawns for his elderly neighbors, and pines for Willow, a girl next door. When Willow's brother, Rex starts throwing wild parties, the idyllic senior citizens' community where they live is transformed into a war zone. Tom's dad is an Iraq vet, and the noise from the parties triggers his PTSD, so Tom comes up with a plan to end the parties for good. But of course, it's not that simple.

Once upon a time : Regina rising

April 21, 2017
Toliver, Wendy, author.
Los Angeles : Kingswell Teen, 2017.
359 pages ; 19 cm
Based on the ABC television series created by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz.
Chronicles an early experience of sixteen-year-old girl who seeks romance, a friend, and her mother's approval.


April 20, 2017
Cotugno, Katie, author.
New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
328 pages ; 22 cm
It was always meant to be Olivia. She was the talented one, the one who had been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, was the level-headed one, always on the sidelines, cheering her best friend along.But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who's never sung more than Olivia's backup. Dana, who wasn't even looking for fame. Next thing she knows, she and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, the earnest, endlessly talented boy who's destined to be the next big thing. It should be a dream come true, but as the days of grueling practice and constant competition take their toll, things between Olivia and Dana start to shift . . . and there's only room at the top for one girl. For Olivia, it's her chance at her dream. For Dana, it's a chance to escape a future that seems to be closing in on her. And for these lifelong best friends, it's the adventure of a lifetime--if they can make it through. Set in evocative 1990s Orlando, New York Times bestselling author Katie Cotugno's Fireworks brings to life the complexity of friendship, the excitement of first love, and the feeling of being on the verge of greatness.

Bang : a novel

April 20, 2017
Lyga, Barry, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
295 pages ; 22 cm
Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun. Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend--Aneesa--to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this. Now he needs a gun to get out.

The upside of unrequited

April 20, 2017
Albertalli, Becky, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
340 pages ; 22 cm
Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when the latter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.


April 20, 2017
Peet, Mal, author.
261 pages ; 22 cm
Orphaned as a child and sent to live among religious caretakers in Canada, Beck endures harsh labor and searches for love while traveling back and forth across the American border during the height of the Great Depression.

The freemason's daughter

April 20, 2017
Sackier, Shelley, author.
376 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Saying goodbye to Scotland is the hardest thing Jenna MacDuff has had to do-- until she met Lord Pembroke. Jenna's small clan has risked their lives traveling the countryside as masons, secretly drumming up support and arms for the exiled King James Stuart to retake the British throne. But their next job brings them into enemy territory: England. Jenna's father repeatedly warns her to trust no one, but when the Duke of Keswick hires the clan to build a garrison on his family estate, it seems she cannot hide her capable mind from the duke's inquisitive son, Lord Alex Pembroke. Nor her growing attraction to him. When he begins to return those forbidden feelings, she finds that she's thrust into a precarious position-- keeping her newfound friendship to the duke's son a secret from her father, while concealing her father's treason from an increasingly attendant Lord Pembroke. But there's a covert plan behind the building of the garrison. Will Jenna decide to keep her family's mutinous secrets and assist her clan's cause? Or protect the you man she's falling for and keep him safe? No matter which she chooses, someone will pay a deadly price" -- Dust jacket.

Given to the sea

April 20, 2017
McGinnis, Mindy, author.
345 pages ; 22 cm
"Khosa is destined to be sacrificed to the sea and struggles to understand her destiny as the kingdom comes under attack and the ocean threatens to destroy them all"-- Provided by publisher.


April 20, 2017
Keating, Lucy.
New York : Harper Teen, 2017.
250 pages ; 23 cm
Annabelle's life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she's writing a new novel-- and Annabelle is the heroine. It turns out that Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. But, Annabelle doesn't want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story-- or will Lucy Keating have the last word? --

The darkhouse

April 20, 2017
Radecki, Barbara, author.
244 pages ; 21 cm
Fifteen-year-old Gemma's life on a small New Brunswick island with her father, Jonah, is not an exciting one. Her mother ran off when she was an infant, and Jonah, an amateur scientist, spends most of his time conducting experiments he thinks will one day bring him fame. But when a woman arrives on the island, Gemma tries to play matchmaker—only to discover Jonah's secret journals, which hold terrifying secrets about both their lives.

The piper's price

April 19, 2017
Greathouse, Audrey, author.
313 pages ; 22 cm
"Peter is plotting his retaliation against the latest bombing. Neverland needs an army, and Peter Pan is certain children will join him once they know what is at stake. The lost boys and girls are planning an invasion in suburbia to recruit, but in order to deliver their message, they will need the help of an old and dangerous associate--the infamous Pied Piper.Hunting him down will require a spy in in the real world, and Gwen soon finds herself in charge of locating the Piper and cutting an uncertain deal with him. She isn't sure if Peter trusts her that much, or if he's just trying to keep her away from him in Neverland. Are they friends, or just allies? But Peter might not even matter now that she's nearly home and meeting with Jay again.The Piper isn't the only one hiding from the adults' war on magic though, and when Gwen goes back to reality, she'll have to confront one of Peter's oldest friends... and one of his earliest enemies"--Back cover.


April 19, 2017
Castroman, Nicole, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
390 pages ; 22 cm
First mate Teach is contemplating mutiny to protect his crew from Spanish attackers, while Anne makes it to Nassau only to be confronted by lawlessness and corruption.

Unearthly things

April 18, 2017
Gagnon, Michelle, 1971- author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, 2017.
278 pages ; 22 cm
In this modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, orphaned surfer-girl Janie Mason must move into the Rochester mansion with guardians she had never met, and where the night is filled with screams from the attic.

Ghosts & ashes

April 18, 2017
Lukens, F. T., author.
241 pages ; 23 cm.
"Three months have passed since the events of The Star Host, and Ren is living aboard the Star Stream under the watchful eyes of the Phoenix Corps. Plagued by vivid nightmares that ravage the ship in his sleep, he struggles to prove he isn't a threat and fears he has traded one captor for another. His relationship with Asher, whose efforts to balance his personal loyalty to Ren with his professional duties to the Corps are failing, fractures. Adrift without an anchor, Ren must return to his home planet of Erden if he has any chance of reversing his dangerous descent into madness. There, he hopes search for his missing brother and salvage his relationship with Asher. What he finds is knowledge that puts everyone s allegiance to the test."

The end of our story

April 18, 2017
Haston, Meg, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen 2017.
280 pages ; 22 cm
"BEFORE: Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other's lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each other to swim past the breakers to teenagers stealing kisses between classes. But when Bridge betrayed Wil during their junior year, she shattered his heart and their relationship along with it. AFTER: When Wil's family suffers a violent loss, and Bridge rushes back to Wil's side. As they struggle to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discover just how much has changed in the past year. Though they once knew each other's every secret, they aren't the same people they used to be. Bridge can't imagine life without Wil, but sometimes love isn't enough. Can they find their way back to each other, or will this be the end of their story?"

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