New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

October 7, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

House arrest

October 6, 2015
Holt, K. A, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
298 pages ; 22 cm
Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to keep a journal into which he pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations.

The white rose

October 5, 2015
Ewing, Amy, author.
New York : HarperTeen, [2015]
308 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to The jewel.
"After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death, so along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude"-- Provided by publisher.

The chess queen enigma

October 5, 2015
Gleason, Colleen, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
351 pages ; 22 cm.
In 1889 London, vampire-hunter Evaline Stoker and investigator Mina Holmes once again join forces at the request of the Princess of Wales--this time their mission is to escort and protect a princess who is part of a trade mission from Betrovia, a country which has had a rocky relationship with England, starting with a four hundred-year-old dispute over a valuable Byzantine chessboard.

The detour

October 5, 2015
Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965-
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2015.
215 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Livvy Flynn, a bestselling author of YA fiction, is kidnapped by a woman and her apparently manic daughter who have no intention of letting her go."--Provided by publisher.

Romancing the dark in the city of light

October 5, 2015
Jacobus, Ann.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
276 pages ; 22 cm
"A troubled American teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other--dark, dangerous, and attractive--urges her to embrace her fatal flaws"-- Provided by publisher.

The house

October 5, 2015
Lauren, Christina.
New York : SSBFYR, 2015.
ix, 373 pages ; 22 cm
Told in their separate voices, Gavin, a loner outcast, and Delilah, back in small-town Kansas after years at a Massachusetts boarding school, reconnect their senior year, but as their relationship deepens, it is clear that the eerie house Gavin dwells in will do anything to keep the two apart.


October 5, 2015
Smith, Lindsay, 1984- author.
New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
394 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
"Livia can enter other people's bodies through their dreams, an ability that makes her an invaluable and dangerous spy for her kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

An inheritance of ashes : a novel

October 5, 2015
Bobet, Leah, author.
391 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Now that the strange war is over, sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister struggle to maintain their family farm, waiting to see who will return from the distant battlefield, soon hiring a veteran to help them but, as ugly truths about their family emerge, Hallie is taking dangerous risks and keeping desperate secrets while monsters and armies converge on the small farm.

Collateral damage

October 5, 2015
Jones, Patrick, 1961- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Darby Creek, [2015]
118 pages ; 19 cm.
Ty is very proud of his father's accomplishments as a U.S. Army sargeant, but when a brain injury and partial paralysis send his father home from Afghanistan in a wheelchair, Ty finds it hard to balance schoolwork, basketball, a girlfriend, and friends with the time and effort required to care for him.

It's a wonderful death

October 5, 2015
Schmitt, Sarah J.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2015]
311 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll"-- Provided by publisher.

Orbiting Jupiter

October 2, 2015
Schmidt, Gary D, author.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
183 pages ; 22 cm
"Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice"-- Provided by publisher.

The edge

October 2, 2015
Smith, Roland, 1951- author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
238 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Peak.
Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to participate in an "International Peace Ascent" in the Hindu Kush, with a team made up of under-eighteen-year-old climbers from around the world--but from the first something seems wrong, so when the group is attacked, and most of the climbers are either killed or kidnapped, Peak finds himself caught up in a struggle to survive, shadowed by the Shen, a mysterious snow leopard.

Wild sky

October 2, 2015
Brockmann, Suzanne, author.
436 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Night sky.
Skyler Reid is slowly adjusting to the powers that make her a Greater-Than, but unless she can master her abilities, the danger she attracts may destroy her friends, especially after a secret laboratory to produce the controversial Destiny drug opens in their town.

An infinite number of parallel universes : in real life, you need real friends

October 2, 2015
Ribay, Randy. author.
Blue Ash, OH : Merit Press, [2015]
240 pages ; 22 cm
"As their senior year approaches, four diverse friends joined by their weekly Dungeons & Dragons game struggle to figure out real life. Archie's trying to cope with the lingering effects of his parents' divorce, Mari's considering an opportunity to contact her biological mother, Dante's working up the courage to come out to his friends, and Sam's clinging to a failing relationship. The four eventually embark on a cross-country road trip in an attempt to solve--or to avoid--their problems"-- Provided by publisher.

Six of crows

October 1, 2015
Bardugo, Leigh, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
465 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost girl : a Fear Street novel

October 1, 2015
Stine, R. L., author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
261 pages ; 22 cm.
New student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seems...and the more attractive she is to Michael. He invites her to join him on a snowmobile race that ends in a tragic accident. Soon, Michael's friends start being murdered, and Pepper becomes convinced that Lizzy is behind the killings. But to her total shock, she and Michael are drawn into a tragic story of an unthinkable betrayal committed over 60 years ago.

A thousand nights

October 1, 2015
Johnston, E. K., author.
325 pages ; 22 cm
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, so when she is taken to the king's dangerous court she believes death will soon follow, but night after night Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, leading her to unlocking years of fear that have tormented and silenced the kingdom, and soon she is dreaming of bigger, more terrible magic, power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to rule of a monster.

Spinning starlight

October 1, 2015
Lewis, R. C. (Rachel Christine), 1979-
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2015.
327 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen must save her brothers in this outer-space retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans"-- Provided by publisher.

The storm

October 1, 2015
Bergin, Virginia, author.
326 pages ; 22 cm
The sequel to H2O.
"Originally published in 2015 in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Children's Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Limited."
"Ninety-seven percent of the population is dead. And the killer rain keeps falling. Ruby's not sure she can make it on her own much longer. So when a chance encounter leads her to a camp with the last boy she may ever kiss (it's not easy to date during an apocalypse), Ruby gratefully accepts the army's protection. But safety comes with a price: If Ruby wants to stay, she must keep her eye -- and her mouth -- shut. Except Ruby stumbles across a secret she can't possibly keep. Horrified, she flips out and fights back -- only to make the most shocking discovery of all...."--Publisher's website

Beastly bones

September 30, 2015
Ritter, William, 1984- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2015]
295 pages ; 22 cm.
When dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind, Abigail and her eccentric employer R. F. Jackaby, investigators of the supernatural in 1892 New England, find themselves hunting for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.

Untwine : a novel

September 30, 2015
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
303 pages ; 22 cm
Identical twin teenagers Giselle and Isabelle Boyer have always been inseparable, and expected to stay that way even though their Haitian American parents are separating--but when the entire family is caught in a car crash, everyone's world is shattered forever.


September 30, 2015
Alward, Amy. author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2015.
374 pages ; 22 cm.
"The potion trilogy"--T.p.
Samantha's ability to mix potions is needed when her family is summoned to take part in an ancient quest to save Princess Evelyn from a potion gone awry, but will curing the princess doom Samantha's chance at love?

Carry on : the rise and fall of Simon Snow

September 30, 2015
Rowell, Rainbow, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
522 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here -- it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up"-- Provided by publisher.

Edge : collected stories

September 30, 2015
Kerr, M. E., author.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2015.
163 pages ; 21 cm
Do You Want My Opinion? -- The Sweet Perfume of Goodbye -- Sunny Days and Sunny Nights -- Son of a One Eye -- The Author -- We Might As Well All Be Strangers -- Like Father, Like Son -- I Will Not Think of Maine -- I've Got Gloria -- Grace -- Guess Who's Back in Town, Dear? -- The Green Killer -- Great Expectations -- I'll See You When This War Is Over -- The Fire at Far and Away -- A Personal History by M. E. Kerr
These 15 short stories by a writer the New York Times Book Review has called "one of the grand masters of young adult fiction" capture our fears, yearnings, loneliness, self-doubts, and universal need for love and acceptance M. E. Kerr's pioneering young adult literature has gained a devoted following for fearlessly breaking rules and confronting conformity. In Edge, her trademark gifts of pulling apart relationships, exposing real emotion, and conveying what it means to grow up are on full display. From handling a teenage girl's coming out in "We Might as Well All Be Strangers" to asking phi.

Young man with camera

September 29, 2015
Sher, Emil, 1959- author.
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
218 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 22 cm
T-- lives in a precarious world with very few friends, abused by a trio of bullies he calls Joined at the Hip, and his main refuge is the camera which he uses to capture the unique way he sees the world--but when he photographs the boys attacking a homeless woman the images could lead to even more trouble, especially when the bullies threaten to hurt his only friend, Sean, if he trys to use the pictures against them.

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