New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

August 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


July 31, 2015
Carey, Edward, 1970- author, illustrator.
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015.
325 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Hot Key Books in 2014.
"At the Iremonger mansion, set in the trash heaps of an alternate Victorian London, Grandfather Umbitt Iremonger has found a way to make objects assume the shapes of people, and how to turn people into objects. Will outcast grandson Clod--transformed into a gold coin--and servant girl Lucy (now a discarded button) be found and returned to human form?"-- Provided by publisher.

This broken wondrous world

July 31, 2015
Skovron, Jon.
New York : Viking, published by Penguin Group, [2015]
365 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Man made Boy.
As Boy, the hacker son of Frankenstein's Monster and the Bride, moves to Switzerland to enroll in college, the secret world of monsters and mythical creatures, hiding in plain sight, is torn apart by conflict.


July 31, 2015
Strickland, AdriAnne, 1984-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2015]
305 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Wordless.
Now a prisoner in Eden City, Tavin Barnes is cursed with being the next Word of Death and can kill with a touch, but Ryse, the Godspeaker charged with Tavin's training, is pushing him to be an elite assassin and he must rally his fellow Words in order to subvert the Godspeakers' master plan of dominating an illiterate wordless class.


July 31, 2015
Jaimet, Kate, 1969- author.
Scottsdale, AZ : The Poisoned Pencil, an imprint of Poisoned Pen Press, 2015.
viii, 186 pages ; 22 cm.
Hayley Makk. She's the kind of girl who talks tough, bleeds ink, and can handle the discovery of a dead body with sang froid--even if she is only seventeen. But she's pulled off her first big scoop (which involves an isolated shack spattered in human blood) by her dad, who sends her instead on a research trip with her former biology teacher, Ms. Cameron, to locate and study a rare sea turtle and earn the final credit for her high school diploma. Hayley reluctantly embarks on the science assignment, accompanied by a socially clueless fellow-student, Ernest, who turns out to be a tree-hugger of the first degree. They spot the turtle, but can't tag the elusive creature. The voyage takes a sinister twist when a fishing boat appears, apparently intent on capturing the turtle at any cost. When shots are fired, Ms. Cameron halts the expedition and returns to Halifax. Back on the story of the blood-streaked shack, Hayley learns from nineteen-year-old RCMP Constable Alex Turpin that the cops believe a local teen was murdered there in a botched drug deal. Hayley uncovers a connection between the murder and the rare sea turtle, and discovers that there are other kinds of things that can be trafficked illegally besides drugs.

How to say I love you out loud

July 31, 2015
Cozzo, Karole.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2015.
217 pages ; 21 cm
Includes readers guide.
When Jordyn's autistic brother joins her at her elite school her junior year, she is determined not to let anyone know they are related, even if that means closing herself off to her closest friends Erin, Tanu, and Alex, the football captain she secretly loves.


July 31, 2015
Harmon, Michael B.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2015]
231 pages ; 22 cm
"Stick, a star football player who's become disenchanted with the game, becomes friends with Preston, a nerdy kid who fights crime by night"-- Provided by publisher.

The Shadow of Seth : [a Seth Anomundy murder mystery]

July 31, 2015
Llewellyn, Tom (Thomas Richard), 1964- author.
Scottsdale, AZ : The Poisoned Pencil, 2015.
viii, 174 pages ; 21 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Sixteen-year-old Seth Anomundy is a product of his environment: in this case, Tacoma, Washington. What L.A. was to Chandler, Tacoma--a working-class port city now undergoing urban renewal--is to author Tom Llewellyn. Seth has grown up in Tacoma's tough neighborhoods, where he's perfectly at home in Choo-Choo's boxing gym and Miss Irene's soul food palace, the Shotgun Shack. With his mom working nights as a cleaner, Seth goes to high school, gets decent grades, and makes money where he can: filling in as cook at the Shotgun Shack, working as a sparring partner, and running errands for Nadel, the clock repairman. Life is hand-to-mouth, but okay--until he gets the news that his mother has been killed. The police don't care about the death of just another drug addict, so a bewildered Seth takes it upon himself to find the killer. On a clock delivery run, he meets a beautiful rich girl named Azura Lear, who encourages Seth and tries to help track down the killer. But instead of finding answers, Seth finds only trouble. He faces down a gang of baseball-bat-wielding high school jocks and deals with the contempt of Azura's suspicious father. And then there's King George--a teenage thug Seth has previously managed to avoid--who has for some reason let it be known that he wants Seth dead. Right now.

The girl at the center of the world

July 31, 2015
Aslan, Austin, author.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2015]
340 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Sequel to The islands at the end of the world.
As sixteen-year-old Leilani and her family learn to live without electronics, farming the land as her ancestors did, she finds strength in her relatives, her strange connection to the Emerald Orchid--a being whose presence caused global devastation--and her friendship with Aukina but suffers regret over what she had to do to survive.

Public enemies

July 31, 2015
Aguirre, Ann, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan, 2015.
378 pages ; 22 cm
"Through a Faustian bargain, Edie Kramer has been pulled into the dangerous world of the Immortal Game, where belief makes your nightmares real. Hungry for sport, fears-made-flesh are always raising the stakes. To them, human lives are less than nothing, just pieces on a board. Because of her boyfriend Kian's sacrifice, she's operating under the mysterious Harbinger's aegis, but his patronage could prove as fatal as the opposition. Raw from deepest loss, she's terrified over the deal Kian made for her. Though her very public enemies keep sending foot soldiers, mercenary monsters committed to her destruction, she's not the one playing under a doom clock. Kian has six months unless Edie can save him. And this is a game she can't bear to lose."--provided from

After the red rain

July 30, 2015
Lyga, Barry. author.
392 pages ; 22 cm
"Set in a future world of environmental collapse and mass poverty, where a mysterious boy named Rose discovers he possesses inhuman powers that can irrevocably change the lives of everyone on the planet"-- Provided by publisher.

Most likely to succeed

July 30, 2015
Echols, Jennifer.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
325 pages ; 22 cm.
"Sawyer and Kaye fall in love despite hating each other"-- Provided by publisher.

Of dreams and rust

July 30, 2015
Fine, Sarah. author.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Of metal and wishes.
When the downtrodden Noor rebel in the West, Wen, overhearing a plan to crush the Noor with powerful war machines, leaves the ghostly Bo, now a boy determined to transform himself into a living machine, and journeys into the war zone to warn the Noor--and her great love, Melik.

Devil's pocket

July 30, 2015
Dixon, John, 1969- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
340 pages ; 21 cm
"With a chip in his head and hundreds more throughout his body, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a super-soldier. Forced into the mercenary Phoenix Force group, he begins to fear he'll never escape. Sent to a volcanic island to fight for them, he'll compete in a combat tournament that awards teens with survival for merciless brutality. But just when all looks lost, he spies a friendly face... and possibly a way out."-- Amazon.

Salvation of Gabriel Adam

July 28, 2015
Duncan, S. L., author.
[Aurora, IL] : Medallion Press, [2015].
400 pages ; 20 cm.
"Embattled by an uncertain future, Gabriel Adam is now slowly succumbing to the powerful ring that he credits with stopping the demon sent to Earth to start the second war between the light and dark realms. As his health fails, his feelings grow for his archangel friend Micah. With the inevitability of his future ever nearer, he wonders if time is left to rekindle what they once shared. But a darkness is growing in Istanbul. Lilith has used her alluring beauty to manipulate Simon Magus, the new Turkish president, into giving her great power. Wanting only to reunite with her one true love, she seeks to find seven ancient vials and pierce the veil that separates the dimensions, unleashing hell upon the Earth"--Page [4] of cover.

What you left behind

July 28, 2015
Verdi, Jessica, author.
361 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Ryden's life was changed forever when his girlfriend discovered she was pregnant and stopped chemotherapy, and now, raising Hope with his mother's help and longing for the father he never knew, he meets smart and sexy Jodi and gains a new perspective.

Model misfit

July 28, 2015
Smale, Holly, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2015.
388 pages ; 22 cm.
Feeling impossibly awkward and unpopular in spite of her international fame, Harriet decides a summer modeling job in Japan will make the perfect vacation, until her gorgeous model ex-boyfriend Nick shows up.


July 28, 2015
Morgan, Genevieve, author.
294 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"The battle for Ayda heats up in Chantarelle, Book 2 of The Five Stones Trilogy. Chase, determined to fulfill his promise to find the unifying Fifth Stone, finds the elusive Captain Nate and brings him back to the island of Ayda, where one of the realms is burning and two more are under siege from Dankar s dark forces of Exor. Meanwhile, Knox and Evelyn must trust a mysterious guide to help them find a way back, though each has their own personal struggle to overcome. All three children must decide if they can put their own needs and fears aside to save their friends and family."--provided from

Dear OPL

July 28, 2015
Sackier, Shelley.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2015]
233 pages ; 21 cm
Thirteen-year-old Opal starts a blog to satisfy her mother, who thinks she might lose weight by recording all she eats, but instead Opal starts giving advice and discovers that she is much better at giving it than taking it.

The Heartbreakers

July 28, 2015
Novak, Ali, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
331 pages ; 21 cm
When her triplet sister Cara is diagnosed with leukemia, eighteen-year-old Stella puts her deams on hold to move home and be with her family, but when she starts spending time with the lead singer of Cara's favorite band, will Stella resent him for taking her attention away from her sister--or will he help Stella find the courage to live her own life?

Nothing left to burn

July 28, 2015
Blount, Patty.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
356 pages ; 21 cm
Desperate for forgiveness from his father, Reece, who survived a car wreck that killed his brother, joins the grueling cadet program at his father's firehouse and grows close to fellow cadet Amanda until she is implicated in a string of arsons.

Celeste : a novel

July 28, 2015
Worthen, Johnny, 1966-
Provo, Utah : Jolly Fish Press, 2015.
371 pages ; 21 cm
""Sixteen-year-old Eleanor, a shapeshifter dealing with her new body, finds herself targeted by rumors, superstition, and religion, forcing her to decide if she should cling to hope, or follow her instincts and run"-- Provided by publisher.

As black as ebony

July 28, 2015
Simukka, Salla, 1981- author.
New York : Skyscape, [2015]
189 pages ; 21 cm.
Translated from the Finnish.

Daughter of dusk

July 28, 2015
Blackburne, Livia, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2015.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Midnight thief.
"As tensions rise within Forge's Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly? Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents"-- Provided by publisher.

All we have is now

July 27, 2015
Schroeder, Lisa, author.
New York : Point, 2015.
266 pages ; 22 cm
Since she ran away from home Emerson has been living on the streets of Portland, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to get by, but as a meteor approaches North America they meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people's wishes--so what will they do if this is their last day on Earth, and, more important, what will they do if it is not?

Thirteen chairs

July 27, 2015
Shelton, Dave, author.
New York : David Fickling Books/Scholastic Inc., 2015.
246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by David Fickling Books."
When Jack enters the deserted house in his neighborhood, he finds a group of people who invite him to take the thirteenth chair in the room and share a story--in the house where the ghosts meet.

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