New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

September 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A song to take the world apart

September 26, 2016
Romanoff, Zan, author.
310 pages ; 22 cm
"Hanging out with Chris was supposed to make Lorelei's life normal. He's cooler, he's older, and he's in a band, which means he can teach her about the music that was forbidden in her house growing up. Her grandmother told her when she was little that she was never allowed to sing, but listening to someone else do it is probably harmless--right? The more she listens, though, the more keenly she can feel her own voice locked up in her throat, and how she longs to use it. And as she starts exploring the power her grandmother never wanted her to discover, influencing Chris and everyone around her, the foundations of Lorelei's life start to crumble. There's a reason the women in her family never want to talk about what their voices can do. And a reason Lorelei can't seem to stop herself from singing anyway."--Provided by publisher.


September 26, 2016
Brouwer, Sigmund, 1959- author.
[Custer, Washington] : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
174 pages ; 19 cm.
While on a trip to the Florida Keys with his grandfather, Jim hopes to do some fishing but becomes involved in a mystery about an old crime linked to the owner of the resort where they are staying on vacation.

The Cat King of Havana

September 26, 2016
Kreicbergs, Toms, 1985- author.
354 pages ; 22 cm
A sixteen-year-old Cuban American joins a salsa class to meet a girl, then invites her to spend the summer with his family in Havana. They investigate his mother's reasons for leaving Cuba decades earlier, learning about the impact politics can have on individual lives.

Diplomatic immunity

September 26, 2016
Ashton, Brodi, author.
352 pages ; 22 cm
"A seventeen-year-old aspiring reporter decides to write a scathing exposé on an elite Washington, D.C., private school, but her life changes when her subject comes to her for help"-- Provided by publisher.

When they fade

September 26, 2016
Roberts, Jeyn, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
345 pages ; 22 cm
"Brutally murdered in the early 1970s, Molly can fade back to earth for a few fleeting moments as teenage hitchiker who can see the future. When Tatum, bullied at school and dumped by her best friend, picks up Molly and hears 'You're going to die. It will hurt and you'll be alone. And no one will help you', Tatum and Molly must figure out how to help the other in order to save themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

The light fantastic

September 23, 2016
Combs, Sarah, author.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Seven interwoven narratives spanning three tense hours on a fateful day share the perspectives of a girl with a rare memory condition, a teacher who fears a student may be planning an act of violence, and a girl about to embark on a cross-country plot.

Girl on a plane

September 23, 2016
Moss, Miriam, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
277 pages ; 22 cm
"Based on the true story of a hijacking"--Jacket cover.
"This is a fictionalized story based on the amazing real life experiences of Miriam Moss, a fifteen year old English school girl who was held hostage on a plane hijacked by the Palestinian Liberation Front in 1970"--Provided by publisher.

The bombs that brought us together

September 23, 2016
Conaghan, Brian, 1971- author.
London : Bloomsbury, 2016.
361 pages ; 22 cm
Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes for ever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town's rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There's a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy.

Gamescape : Overworld

September 23, 2016
Trevayne, Emma, author.
vii, 406 pages ; 22 cm
Miguel and his team enter a global competition to win the virtual reality game Chimera.


September 22, 2016
Smith, Sherri L., author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
228 pages ; 22 cm
When Jude's best friend is found dead in a California swimming pool, her family calls it an accident, her friends call it suicide, but Jude calls it murder, and the suspects are family and friends.

Nickel : a novel

September 22, 2016
Wilder, Robert, author.
315 pages ; 22 cm
Coy is a quirky teenage boy and his best friend Monroe is a girl who is just as odd and funny and obsessed with 80's culture as he is. So when Monroe comes down with a mysterious illness, his inner turmoil only grows.

The last true love story

September 22, 2016
Kiely, Brendan, 1977- author.
279 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Hendrix and Corrina bust Hendrix's grandfather out of assisted living, and leave LA for New York in pursuit of freedom, truth, and love"-- Provided by publisher.

Phantom limbs

September 22, 2016
Garner, Paula, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
352 pages ; 22 cm
"Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis's little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it's been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara--part drill sergeant, part friend--who's hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he's never forgotten and the brother he's never stopped grieving"

The lost and the found

September 22, 2016
Clarke, Cat, author.
355 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Quercus in 2015.
"A twisty psychological thriller about a girl whose older sister is found thirteen years after she was abducted from their front yard. But is she really who she claims to be?"-- Provided by publisher.


September 22, 2016
Badoe, Adwoa, author.
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2016.
215 pages ; 23 cm
"For eighteen-year-old Charlotte, university life is better than she'd ever dreamed -- a sophisticated and generous roommate, the camaraderie of dorm living, parties, clubs and boyfriends. Most of all, Charlotte is exposed to new ideas, and in 1981 Ghana, this may be the most exciting - and most dangerous - adventure of all. At first Charlotte basks in her wonderful new freedom, especially being out of the watchful eye of her controlling and opinionated father. She suddenly finds herself with no shortage of male attention, including her charismatic political science professor, fellow student activist Banahene, and Asare, a wealthy oil broker who invites Charlotte to travel with him and showers her with expensive gifts, including a coveted passport. But Ghana is fraught with a history of conflict. And in the middle of her freshman year, the government is overthrown, and three judges are abducted and murdered. As political forces try to mobilize students to advance their own agendas, Charlotte is drawn into the world of student politics. She’s good at it, she's impassioned, and she's in love with Banahene. "The struggle continues! Aluta! Aluta continua!" she shouts, rallying the crowd with the slogan of the oppressed. But her love of the spotlight puts her in the public eye. And when Asare entrusts her with a mysterious package of documents, she suddenly realizes she may be in real danger.."--Provided by publisher.

Another miserable love song

September 22, 2016
Carter, Brooke, 1977- author.
127 pages ; 18 cm.
In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Kallie tries to get over her father's death and help her band at the same time.


September 21, 2016
Kilbourne, Christina, 1967- author.
201 pages ; 21 cm
Anna has always been so level-headed, so easy-going, so talented and funny. How could anyone have guessed she wanted to die? Then when she overdoses on prescription painkillers, doctors realize she has been suffering from depression and start looking for a way to help her out of the desperate black hole she never thought she would escape. It’s then that rock bottom comes into sight and the journey back to normal begins.

The Forgetting

September 21, 2016
Cameron, Sharon, 1970- author.
403 pages ; 22 cm
Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every twelve years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives--but somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes it and how to put a stop to the Forgetting forever.

As I descended

September 21, 2016
Talley, Robin, author.
370 pages ; 22 cm
Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are Acheron Academy's power couple. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. And Lily and Maria are willing to do anything to keep Delilah from winning the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. Together, Maria and Lily harness the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school. When feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what's real and what's imagined, the girls must find a way to stop what they started.

Taz's recipe

September 21, 2016
Tullson, Diane, 1958- author.
116 pages ; 18 cm.
In this high-interest novel for middle readers, fourteen-year-old Taz is dealing with her parents' divorce and trying to win a cooking competition.

Dancing in the rain

September 21, 2016
Hrdlitschka, Shelley, 1956- author.
304 pages ; 21 cm
Sixteen-year-old Brenna tries to make sense of her life after her beloved adoptive mother dies.

The boy who killed Grant Parker

September 21, 2016
Spears, Katarina M., author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
viii, 305 pages ; 22 cm
Branded as a troublemaker, seventeen-year-old Luke is sent to rural Tennessee for live with his preacher father, but when a freak accident removes golden boy (and high school bully) Grant from the top of the social pyramid, outcast Luke replaces him and achieves popularity, but is that what he really wants?

The reader : sea of ink and gold

September 20, 2016
Chee, Traci, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
442 pages ; 22 cm.
"After her father is brutally murdered, Sefia flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped none of Sefia's survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book-- a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed."--Provided by publisher.


September 20, 2016
Budhos, Marina Tamar, author.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2016]
265 pages ; 22 cm
"Far from the 'model teen,' Naeem moves fast to outrun the eyes of his hardworking Bangladeshi parents, their gossipy neighbors, and the other forms of surveillance in his immigrant neighborhood in Queens, but when his mistakes catch up with him and the police offer a dark deal, will Naeem be a hero or a traitor?"--Provided by publisher.

Dark horses

September 20, 2016
Von Ziegesar, Cecily, author.
327 pages ; 22 cm
Merritt Wenner has been sent to an equine therapy program where she meets Red--a failed racehorse and a terror in the barn--and begins competitive hunter/jumper riding, finding herself drawn to the groom, Beatrice, and a rival rider, Carvin.

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