New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

January 14, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Tomb of the Khan

January 13, 2017
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976-
343 pages : map ; 21 cm
In Last Descendants Book One, Owen and a group of other teens located the first piece of an ancient and powerful relic long considered a legend--the Trident of Eden. This piece was sought by the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order, but before either organization could take the piece, it was stolen by an unknown, third party. The tenuous relationship between Owen and the teens fractured, with some taking sides with the Templars, and others with the Assassins. Book Two picks up weeks after the events of book 1. There are still two pieces of the Trident of Eden to find, and both groups are determined to not repeat their mistakes. The next piece is said to have been buried with Mongol Warlord Genghis Khan, whose tomb has never been found. Now the teens on either side of the conflict will have to go deep into simulations in war-torn Mongolian China in a race against time to discover the next piece--and ensure their safety--before the others.


January 13, 2017
Bracken, Alexandra, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2017.
532 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Passenger.
Robbed of the powerful object she needed to save her mother, time traveler Etta Spencer is stranded far from home and the privateer she loves before resolving to destroy the astrolabe, a mission that is challenged by a shattering revelation.

Whenever I'm with you

January 13, 2017
Sharp, Lydia, author.
298 pages ; 22 cm
Alaska is no treat for a Southern California girl like Gabi, whose father moved them there after the divorce from her movie-star mother, but handsome, half-Tlingit Kai has proved to be a major compensation--but when Kai disappears, apparently seeking to find his father, whom he still believes is alive, Gabi and Hunter, Kai's twin brother, set off to find him, because it is November and winter is setting in.

The secret of a heart note

January 12, 2017
Lee, Stacey, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
376 pages ; 22 cm
As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, Mimosa knows her future holds a lifetime of using her sense of smell to mix base notes, top notes, and heart notes into elixirs that help others fall in love-- while she remains alone. Mimosa dreams of a normal high school existence and having a boyfriend, but falling in love would take away her talent. When she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman, she must rely on the high school soccer star for help... and discovers that sometimes falling in love isn't a choice....


January 12, 2017
Turtschaninoff, Maria, 1977- author.
244 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in 2014 in Finland under the title Maresi by Schildts & Socerstrom"--Title page verso.
As thirteen-year-old novice Maresi awaits the call to serve in one of the houses of the idyllic Red Abbey, a new arrival with a dark past requires Maresi to act in order to protect her new sister and the Abbey.

The cursed queen

January 12, 2017
Fine, Sarah, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2017.
417 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Companion to The Impostor Queen"--Title page.
The fresh and fascinating magical world of The Imposter Queen expands in this companion novel that answers the question: who is the real queen of the Kupari?

Rules of the game

January 12, 2017
Frey, James, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
327, 8 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
With one key remaining to win Endgame, the remaining players desperately search for the final key before the destruction of the world is triggered.

Ever the hunted : ever the outcast, ever the brave

January 11, 2017
Summerill, Erin, 1978- author.
392 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is the outcast daughter of a bounty hunter who must use her powers to track her father's killer in a world of warring kingdoms and dangerous magic.

Pop girl

January 11, 2017
Storm, Tallia, 1998- author.
314 pages ; 20 cm
Fourteen-year-old Storm Hall lives to sing. Forget parties. Forget boys. When Storm is told she's going to miss a national competition, to go on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday to Hawaii, her life is OVER. What could be worse than having to give up singing to visit an island paradise? What if her (former) best friend is taking her place? A family trip to Hawaii is just the beginning. Storm meets a Hawaiian band who need a singer last minute. When the song is on local radio the next day all of Storm's dreams are coming true until the band introduce their singer on air. It's NOT her.

Almost autumn

January 10, 2017
Kaurin, Marianne, 1974- author.
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.
278 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Norwegian in 2012 as Nærmere høst by H. Aschehoug & Co."--Copyright page.
As autumn approaches Ilse Stern is thinking about her infatuation with Hermann Rød, and whether his determination to be a painter will interfere with their romance--but the reality of being Jewish in occupied Oslo is about to turn her whole world upside down, as the deportation of the Norwegian Jews begins.

Saving Stevie

January 9, 2017
Richardson, Eve, author.
227 pages ; 20 cm

It's a curl thing

January 6, 2017
Thomas, Jacquelin.
New York, NY : Pocket Books, 2009.
254 pages ; 21 cm.
While Rhyann is working as a shampoo girl to pay off her bill for having a very bad haircut and dye-job fixed at the salon Divine and Mimi use, she meets a special person who challenges, inspires, and changes her forever.


January 4, 2017
Stephenson, Sasha, author.
253 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Lorna loves her adoptive sister, Callie. But Callie can't say "I love you" back. In fact, Callie can't say anything at all. Because Callie is an Iceling -- one of hundreds of teens who were discovered sixteen years ago on a remote Arctic island, all of them lacking the ability to speak or understand any known human language. Mysterious and panicked events lead to the two sisters embarking on a journey to the north, and now Lorna starts to see that there's a lot more to Callie's origin story than she'd been led to believe. Little does she know what's in store, and that she's about to uncover the terrifying secret about who -- and what -- Callie really is." --

The battle of Hackham Heath

January 4, 2017
Flanagan, John (John Anthony), author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2016]
346 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: The tournament at Gorlan.
A prequel series to: Ranger's apprentice.
When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals. Newly crowned King Duncan knows he must assemble his troops for battle.

Clancy of the undertow

December 29, 2016
Currie, Christopher, 1981- author.
282 pages ; 20 cm
"In a dead-end town like Barwen a girl only has to be a little different to feel like a freak. And Clancy, a typical sixteen-year-old misfit with a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local hot girl, is packing a capital F. As the summer begins, Clancy's dad is involved in a road smash that kills two local teenagers. While the family is dealing with the reaction of a hostile town, Clancy meets someone who could possibly - at last - become a friend. Not only that, the unattainable Sasha starts to show what may be a romantic interest. In short, this is the summer when Clancy has to figure out who the hell she is."--Provided by publisher.

The castrato

December 28, 2016
Pool, Joyce Oudkerk, author.
New York : Lemniscaat USA LLC, 2015.
283 pages ; 21 cm
"It is Florence, 1698, and Angelo Montegne has discovered the cost of having a beautiful voice. Soon the young castrato is at the center of court intrigue as he struggles with his new reality and those who wish to use him and his soaring soprano singing for their own purposes. As he comes to terms with his altered future, Angelo must choose between a life of fame as the protege of the Prince de Medici or a very different, far humbler destiny with the lovely daughter of the court composer. His happiness is doomed to be brief in the cut-throat world of music and politics"--Back cover.

Divine intervention

December 28, 2016
Kishimoto, Elyse, 1981- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Green Jelly Bean Press, 2015.
249 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Louisa Sparks is thrown into a world of chaos and adventure when she finds an unusual timepiece in the pocket of her grandfather's old coat. With the press of a button, Louisa is suddenly transported through time. Soon after, she receives an invitation to join the strange fraternity of The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers. But her adventures have only just begun! Time travellers are going missing and Louisa may be the only one who can save them."--Provided by publisher.

And then the sky exploded

December 28, 2016
Poulsen, David A., 1946- author.
206 pages ; 21 cm
When Christian Deaver learns that his great-grandfather was part of the team that built the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in World War II, he encounters a Hiroshima survivor and tries to make amends.


December 28, 2016
Smith, Kristin, author.
316 pages ; 22 cm
"In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn't fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teenagers, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she's ever known and loved changes in an instant.With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily--lying and stealing. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned. When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modified poster boy she's falling for as bait. In order to rescue her mother, there may only be one option--joining forces with the Fringe, an extremist group, and their young leader who's too hot to be bad. Problem is, these revolutionaries aren't what they seem, and the secrets they're hiding could be more dangerous than Sienna is prepared for. In the end, she must be willing to risk everything to save the one thing that matters most."--Publisher

Love and f1rst sight : a novel

December 27, 2016
Sundquist, Josh, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
281 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old blind teen Will Porter undergoes an experimental surgery that enables him to see for the first time, all while navigating a new school, new friends, and a crush"-- Provided by publisher.

The odds of loving Grover Cleveland : a novel

December 23, 2016
Crane, Rebekah, author.
260 pages ; 21 cm
"According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place and she's just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head, and her home state, and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens. Zander does not fit in, or so she thinks. She has only one word for her fellow campers: crazy. In fact, the whole camp population exists somewhere between disaster and diagnosis. There's her cabin mate Cassie, a self-described manic-depressive-bipolar-anorexic. Grover Cleveland (yes, like the president), a cute but confrontational boy who expects to be schizophrenic someday, odds being what they are. And Bek, a charmingly confounding pathological liar. But amid group 'share-apy' sessions and forbidden late-night outings, unlikely friendships form, and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets. Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover's earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy. But first she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again." -- back cover.

Girls in the moon

December 21, 2016
McNally, Janet (Janet M.), author.
338 pages ; 22 cm
Tired of the half-truths surrounding her famous family's past, Phoebe visits her indie-rock darling sister Luna to see how she fits into a family of storytellers.

Split the sun : an inherit the stars novel

December 21, 2016
Elwood, Tessa, author.
Philadelphia, PA : RP Teens, [2016]
288 pages ; 21 cm
When her mother bombs the House of Galton's capitol and becomes a wanted terrorist, Kit's life is turned upside down, and she must decipher the hidden messages in her mother's televised feeds to discover her destiny.

Forever, again

December 21, 2016
Laurie, Victoria, author.
360 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Lily Bennett becomes wrapped up in a murder mystery that she learns might be linked to her past...and future"-- Provided by publisher.

Mind games

December 21, 2016
Petty, Heather, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
298 pages ; 22 cm.
In modern-day London, sixteen-year-old Miss James "Mori" Moriarty and classmate Sherlock Holmes set out to discover who is framing Mori for the Regent's Park killings.

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