New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

June 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The girl in between

June 22, 2017
Carroll, Sarah (Volunteer worker), author.
New York, NY : Kathy Dawson Books, [2017]
251 pages ; 22 cm
"A homeless girl and her Ma, always hiding from the authorities, take shelter in an abandoned mill in the center of a big city, but when developers make plans to knock the mill down, everything changes, prompting the girl to wonder what kind of ghosts are haunting both the mill and her mother"-- Provided by publisher.


June 22, 2017
Alonge, L. J., author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, ©2017.
127 pages ; 18 cm
"Toni isn't Coach Wise's favorite player on Team Blacktop. Honestly, she's not even in his top five. And if she's being real, her own teammates keep siding with him during practice. But this isn't the first time she's been on her own, and it won't be the last. If you can't count on yourself, who can you count on?" --Back cover.

Be true to me

June 21, 2017
Griffin, Adele, author.
336 pages ; 22 cm
Told in two voices, Jean, a rich girl, and Fritz, an outsider, compete for the affection of handsome newcomer Gil during the summer of 1976 at an exclusive Fire Island enclave, and discover their competition has higher stakes than either can imagine.

Trusting you & other lies

June 21, 2017
Williams, Nicole (Nicole A.), author.
New York : Crown Publishing, 2017.
292 pages ; 22 cm
Dreading having to go to family summer camp when her constantly fighting parents decide it may help, Phoenix finds herself partnered with a know-it-all head counselor who she finds attractive in spite of their interpersonal clashes.

Maybe in Paris

June 21, 2017
Christiansen, Rebecca, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2017]
211 pages ; 22 cm
Keira cannot wait to enjoy all the sights and sounds of Paris, but dealing with her brother's autism and mental illness changes her plans.

The next together

June 21, 2017
James, Lauren, author.
355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"First published in the United Kingdom by Walker Books Ltd."
"Katherine and Matthew are reborn generation after generation to find each other, only to be devastatingly ripped apart. But why?"--Provided by publisher.

Two roads from here

June 21, 2017
Steinkellner, Teddy, author.
New York : SSBFYR, 2017.
439 pages ; 22 cm
"Five high school seniors face one life-changing decision and two very different roads"--Provided by publisher.

The circus

June 21, 2017
Levez, Olivia, author.
London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2017.
289 pages ; 20 cm
"Willow has staged runaways ever since she was a little girl. She has everything a young person should want: a rich daddy, clothes, money, a pony and a place at a prestigious boarding school. In reality, she has everything except the thing she really wants: a father who cares enough to find her. Aged sixteen, on the eve of her father's wedding, she ruins the bride's dress and escapes through a window, determined never to return. Her missing mother was a circus performer, and Willow wants to follow in her footsteps. But the performers she meets don't want her. When her last bit of money is stolen by Suze, another runaway girl she thought she could trust, Willow becomes really homeless. So begins the frightening, exhilarating odyssey though hunger, performance, desperation and dreams."

Such a good girl

June 21, 2017
Morgan, Amanda, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Everything high school senior Riley E. Stone does goes according to her plans, from becoming valedictorian, getting into Princeton, and being head cheerleader to pursuing a crush on her French teacher and eliminating her rivals.


June 21, 2017
Lam, Laura, 1988- author.
374 pages ; 20 cm.
Maske's age-old rivaly, yet despite this glory, trouble still looms. Imachara is under attack by either the anti-monarchy Foresters, or a group even more dangerous. One blast damages the Kymri Theatre, forcing Micah and the others to flee to dingy rooms in a bad part of town and perform street magic to keep their skills sharp. Micah has a vision of the end of the world, and strange dreams of a grave robber stealing bodies. He that discovers many people in his life are lying to him, and he has no idea who he can trust.

Sound! euphonium : welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band

June 21, 2017
Takeda, Ayano, author.
New York, NY : Yen On, 2017
187 pages ; 21 cm.
Nice to meet you, euphonium -- I'm home, festival -- Welcome back, audition -- Good-bye, competition.
After considering quitting music for a while, Kumiko starts her first year at Kitauji High School by joining the hopeless concert band, aiming to succeed in music and social life.

Run the risk

June 20, 2017
Van Diepen, Allison, author.
277 pages ; 22 cm
When Mateo chose gang life over her, Grace moved on. Years have passed. Now her younger brother Alex is drawn to a life on the streets. When Mateo suddenly resurfaces, insisting he's left gang life behind him, Grace believes he could be the one to reach Alex and pull him away from the edge. She tells herself she's only talking to Mateo again because of Alex, but her feelings quickly return. Is saving her brother worth risking a broken heart?

Obsidian and stars

June 20, 2017
Eshbaugh, Julie, author.
359 pages ; 22 cm
While working to secure her future with Kol, Mya finds herself facing an impossible choice when she learns her brother has arranged an unfavorable marriage.

Julia defiant

June 20, 2017
Egan, Catherine, 1976- author.
445 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Julia vanishes.
With a band of assassins pursuing them, Julia and her companions continue their search for the witch Ko Dan while Julia struggles with her ability to vanish.

Midnight at the Electric

June 20, 2017
Anderson, Jodi Lynn, author.
257 pages ; 22 cm
Adri's, Catherine's, and Lenore's lives are intertwined but not in the way that one would think. Adri lives in 2065 Kansas, Catherine lives in 1930s Kansas, and Lenore lives in England in 1919. As Adri is preparing to go to Mars, she stays with her cousin in Kansas, where the training takes place. Upon settling in, she comes across letters written from Lenore to Beth. Through journals and, later, letters, Catherine narrates her own story of being in Kansas during the Dust Bowl.

Summer unscripted

June 20, 2017
Klein, Jen (Author at, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
306 pages ; 22 cm
"When Rainie hears Tuck's monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she feels as she's adrift in high school, she decides it's a sign they're meant to be and follows him to his summer job--a decision that will change her life forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Our dark duet

June 20, 2017
Schwab, Victoria, author.
ii, 510 pages ; 22 cm.
August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, and in Verity he has become the leader he never wished to be. Kate Harker is a girl who hunts monsters, and in Prosperity she has become a ruthless hunter. When a new monster emerges, feeding on chaos and bringing out its victim's inner demons, Kate must face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

The bone queen : Pellinor : Cadvan's story

June 20, 2017
Croggon, Alison, 1962- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
x, 404 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Cadvan of Lirigon, one of the most brilliant Bards of his generation, has been exiled for a terrible crime that unleashed the power of the Bone Queen and wrought destruction across Annar. Meanwhile, in Lirigon, several unnerving events suggest that the Dark is growing in strength again, and that the Bone Queen may yet lurk in the world. Cadvan must once again face the evil that almost destroyed him.

Thief's cunning

June 20, 2017
Ahiers, Sarah, author.
407 pages ; 22 cm
All her life, Allegra, niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, has had to keep her identity hidden. She and her family are constantly watching their backs for an attack from the Da Vias, a rival family whose thirst for retaliation has lasted for almost two decades. But what really happened the night Lea made the Da Vias pay for murdering her family? Allegra wants to know--just like she wants to know her parents' identity, another secret Lea and Uncle Les are keeping from her. When Allegra finally learns the truth, her world crumbles. She is a Da Via. Feeling betrayed by the people she trusted most, Allegra turns to Nev, an intoxicating Traveler boy who makes her feel alive in ways she's only dreamed of. But Nev has secrets too, and when Allegra is kidnapped by his group and taken to their desert home, she soon learns their pasts are tangled in ways she couldn't have guessed. And if she can't escape back to Yvain soon, her life and that of her family's could be forever changed.--Adapted from publisher description.

Little wrecks

June 20, 2017
Miller, Meredith.
New York : Harper, 2017.
351 pages ; 22 cm
Ruth, Magda, and Isabel can see beneath the seemingly perfect exterior of Highbone, Long Island. They know each house is filled with secrets, indifference, and violence. Each girl has reached a breaking point. They are determined to fight every condescending comment, every unwelcome touch, and every lie they've been told. But they are keeping secrets from each other, and as they drift apart they might not be able to save each other-- or themselves.

The monstrous child

June 20, 2017
Simon, Francesca, author.
London : Faber & Faber/Profile Books, 2017.
286 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Meet Hel, teenager and Queen of the Dead... Hel never wanted to be queen, but being a normal teenager wasn't an option either. Now she's stuck ruling the underworld. For eternity. She doesn't want your pity. But she does demand you listen. It's only fair you hear her side of the story..."-- Back cover.

An uninterrupted view of the sky

June 20, 2017
Crowder, Melanie, author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2017]
289 pages ; 22 cm
1999, Bolivia. Francisco's father is arrested on false charges and sent to prison by a corrupt system. Now Francisco and his young sister must move into prison with their father. There, they find a world unlike anything they've ever known. Prison life is dirty, dire, and dehumanizing. There's only one other option: break up the family and take his sister to their grandparents in the Andean highlands, fleeing the city and the future within his grasp.

The road to winter

June 19, 2017
Smith, Mark, 1957- author.
Melbourne, Victoria : The Text Publishing Company, 2016.
233 pages ; 24 cm
Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed wiped out his parents and most of his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his loyal dog Rowdy for company. He has stayed alive for two winters-hunting and fishing and trading food, and keeping out of sight of the Wilders, an armed and dangerous gang that controls the north, led by a ruthless man named Ramage. But Finn's isolation is shattered when a girl runs onto the beach. Rose is a Siley-an asylum seeker-and she has escaped from Ramage, who had enslaved her and her younger sister, Kas. Rose is desperate, sick, and needs Finn's help. Kas is still missing somewhere out in the bush. And Ramage wants the girls back-at any cost.

Arrow of lightning

June 19, 2017
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author.
New York : Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2017. ©2017
392 pages ; 22 cm.
Killer of enemies--Cover.
Months after she has been healed from the Enemy Sickness, Lozen and her family have gathered a community around them in Valley Where First Light Paints the Cliffs and have begun to rebuild. Lozen knows danger still stalks them and she intends to be ready to defend her people, but she hopes to avoid killing another human being--though gemod monsters are not off the table. Miles away, the remaining Ones plot Lozen's demise, and a threat Lozen thought she'd eliminated comes closer. And a newfound power will complicate everything for Lozen.

The Gauntlet

June 19, 2017
Shepherd, Megan, author.
New York : Blazer + Bray, ©2017.
392 pages ; 22 cm.
Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong a supposed safe haven on a small moon-where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity's intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it's a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok's due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds. With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. But it isn't just a deranged sheriff she has to overcome: the other intelligent species the Axion, Kindred, Gatherers, and Mosca-all have their own reasons to stop her. Not knowing who to trust, Cora must rely on her own instincts to win the competition, which could change the world-though it might destroy her in the process.

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