New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

June 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


June 24, 2016
Keplinger, Kody, author.
295 pages ; 22 cm
Bo Dickinson is a seventeen-year-old girl from a bad family, but she is also over-protected, legally blind, Agnes Atwood's best friend-- so when Bo calls in the middle of the night, desperate to get out of town, Agnes helps her to steal the Atwoods' car and the two girls go on the run, even though Agnes is not sure exactly what they are running from.

Never missing, never found

June 24, 2016
Panitch, Amanda, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
306 pages ; 22 cm
"Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett is now moving on from the past and starting her summer job at Adventure Time amusement park. When a girl goes missing from the park, it's clear that the past is not done with Scarlett"-- Provided by publisher.

United as one

June 24, 2016
Lore, Pittacus, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, [2016]
467 pages ; 22 cm.
"An I am number four book"--Spine.
The Mogadorian invasion has come to Earth, and they have all but won the battle for our planet. Their warships loom over our most populous cities--like New York City, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, and New Delhi--and no army will risk making a move against them. The Garde are all that stand in their way . . . but they are no longer alone in this fight. Human teens from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam Goode, have begun to develop Legacies of their own. The Garde have always known there is power in numbers. If they can find these new allies and join forces with them, they just might be able to win this war. The time has come for the Garde to make their final stand.

Defending Taylor

June 22, 2016
Kenneally, Miranda, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016]
293 pages ; 21 cm
Taylor, a senator's daughter, was captain of the soccer team and contender for valedictorian at her private school, but gets kicked out, sent to a rival high school, and soon she is falling for her brother's friend Ezra.


June 22, 2016
Jayne, Hannah, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016]
313 pages ; 21 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Beth Anne Reimer, renamed Bex Andrews, is ready to start a new life in foster care. There, she won't be known as a serial killer's daughter. Though her father was never tried for the murders attributed to "The Wife Collector," he disappeared after questioning. The police want to use Bex to lure in her father. But is she baiting a serial killer or endangering an innocent man?"-- Provided by publisher.

Unicorn tracks

June 22, 2016
Ember, Julia.
Tallahassee, FL : Harmony Ink, 2016.
155 pages ; 23 cm
"After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo's successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba's tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her. Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge."--Provided by publisher.

Never ever

June 21, 2016
Saedi, Sara, author.
New York, New York : Viking, 2016.
294 pages ; 22 cm
"On her seventeenth birthday, Wylie and her brothers are whisked away by the enigmatic Phinn to an island where teenagers never grow up. This could be Wylie's dream come true, but mysterious disappearances make her expect that there's more to life on the island than Phinn is telling her"-- Provided by publisher.

Summer in the invisible city

June 20, 2016
Romano, Juliana, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books, [2016]
305 pages ; 22 cm
"Sadie has always idealized her absentee dad and the popular girls in her school, but as she grows her photography skills and develops a crush on a guarded boy, she starts to see things as they really are"--Provided by publisher.

The vanishing throne

June 20, 2016
May, Elizabeth, 1987- author.
458 pages ; 22 cm.
"Book two of the Falconer trilogy" --Cover.
Aileana Kameron is the Falconer, born to hunt and slay the faeries who prey on mankind--but now, in 1847, the great battle is past, Edinburgh lies in ruins, and Aileana is a prisoner of the Fae prince Lonnrach, whose sister murdered her mother, and somehow she must find a way to escape, before he can steal her memories.

Mirror in the sky

June 20, 2016
Khorana, Aditi, author.
New York : Razorbill, [2016]
334 pages ; 22 cm
Tara, an Indian-American junior at Brierly prep school, feels her world dramatically change when a mirror planet to Earth is discovered and she, in this new era of scientific history, reconsiders her self and possible selves.


June 20, 2016
Freitas, Donna, author.
427, 9 pages ; 22 cm
In the App World, Skye is a sixteen-year-old virtual girl without any glamorous downloads or fancy effects. She joined the App World for the promise of a better, virtual life, but she's looking forward to her seventeenth birthday, when she gets to unplug, see her mother and sister again, and decide which world she belongs in once and for all. Without warning, the border between worlds suddenly closes. Skye is trapped, and her only chance to unplug and see her family again is to find and help Rain Holt, the son of the most powerful leader in App World, who was also left behind when the border closed. But when Skye unplugs, she discovers that the reasons for the border closing are much bigger than anyone in the App World knows, and that she somehow has a part to play--a part that will turn friends into traitors and strangers into followers. And the only person she can trust--in either world--is herself. -- adapted from book jacket.


June 17, 2016
Birch, Kate Jarvik, author.
304 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Perfected.

Perfect liars

June 15, 2016
Reid, Kim, 1965- author.
326 pages ; 22 cm
"Andrea Faraday, a society girl with a sketchy past, leads a crew of juvie kids in using their criminal skills for good"-- Provided by publisher.

Read me like a book

June 15, 2016
Kessler, Liz, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
297 pages ; 22 cm
When Miss Murray takes over her English class, mediocre student Ashleigh Walker feels an urge to try harder and give her best, and before she knows it she is in love, so strong nothing can distract her from it.

The transatlantic conspiracy

June 15, 2016
Falksen, G. D. (Geoffrey D.), 1982-
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2016]
226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
In 1908, on the inaugural journey from Europe to the United States of the world's first underwater railway, seventeen-year-old Rosalind finds love, a murder mystery, and the truth behind the railway's construction.

My Lady Jane

June 15, 2016
Hand, Cynthia, 1978- author.
491 pages ; 22 cm
Edward is the King of England. He's also dying, which is inconvenient, as he's only sixteen and he'd rather be planning his first kiss than who will inherit his crown. Jane, Edward's cousin, is far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately, Edward has arranged to marry her off to Gifford secure the line of succession. And Gifford is, well, a horse. That is, he an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated) who becomes a chestnut steed every morning, but wakes as a man at dusk, with a mouthful of hay. Very undignified. The plot thickens as the three are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy, and have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it's off with their heads?

Ivory and Bone

June 15, 2016
Eshbaugh, Julie, author.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe--that's the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless--and nearly grave--mistake. However, there's something more to Mya's cool disdain ... a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya's past who Mya swears has ulterior motives. As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he's trusted.

How it feels to fly

June 15, 2016
Holmes, Kathryn, 1982- author.
362 pages ; 22 cm
"For as long as Samantha can remember, she's wanted to be a professional dancer. But she's beset by crippling anxiety about her appearance, which threatens to crush her dreams entirely. On her dance teacher's recommendation, Sam is sent to a summer treatment camp for teen artists and athletes who are struggling with mental and emotional obstacles. If she can make progress, she'll be allowed to attend a crucial ballet intensive. But when asked to open up about her deepest insecurities, secret behaviors, and paralyzing fears to complete strangers, Sam can't cope. A compelling novel about body, mind, and the courage it takes to become who you want to be." -- Adapted from dust jacket.

Tell us something true

June 15, 2016
Reinhardt, Dana. author.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2016.
202 pages ; 22 cm
"After River Dean's girlfriend breaks up with him, he stumbles upon a teen group and unintentionally fakes an addiction"--Provided by publisher.

Change places with me

June 15, 2016
Metzger, Lois, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
213 pages ; 22 cm
Rose wakes up one morning to find that there has been a fundamental change in her personality, and although she is now happy and outgoing, she senses that there is something wrong.

The king slayer : a sequel to The witch hunter

June 15, 2016
Boecker, Virginia, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
377 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Set in an alternative 16th-century England, former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding out in the magical town of Harrow, avoiding the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, and gearing up for a war that will test her both physically and emotionally"--Provided by publisher.

Look both ways

June 15, 2016
Cherry, Alison, author.
296 pages ; 22 cm
"The story of a girl who apprentices at a summer theater festival hoping she's finally found a place to belong only to learn that neither talent nor love is as straightforward as she thinks"--Provided by publisher.

Untamed city

June 15, 2016
Marr, Melissa, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
337, 16 pages ; 21 cm
Carnival of secrets, formally published as Carnival of souls ; Carnival of lies, prequel of Carnival of secrets . -- From cover
Carnival of secrets -- Carnival of lies.
"A centuries-long war between daimons and witches sets the stage for three teens caught up in a deadly struggle for power and autonomy in the exotic and otherworldly Carnival of Souls, the mercantile center of the daimon dimension"--Provided by publisher.

The girl who raced Fairyland all the way home

June 15, 2016
Valente, Catherynne M., 1979- author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"September has been crowned as Queen of Fairyland but the Kingdom is in chaos. Magic has brought every King, Queen, or Marquees of Fairyland back to life, each with a claim on the throne"-- Provided by publisher.

This is not the end

June 14, 2016
Jordan, Jesse, author.
Aurora, IL : Medallion Press, Inc., 2016.
388 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
When James Salley, sixteen, learns that he is the Antichrist, he finds himself fighting between who he thought he was and who he is supposed to be.

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