New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

July 4, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Silver in the blood

July 3, 2015
George, Jessica Day, 1976- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
358 pages ; 22 cm
In 1897, seventeen-year-olds Dacia and Lou, New York socialites and cousins, visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret--that they are shapeshifters, expected to take their rightful places and marry proper husbands.

The fixer

July 3, 2015
Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn), author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
372 pages ; 22 cm
When her grandfather develops dementia, sixteen-year-old Tess, who has been keeping his Montana ranch going, is whisked away to Washington, D.C., by a sister she barely knows and thrown into a world of politics, power, wealth, love triangles, and family secrets.

Forever for a year

July 3, 2015
Gottfred, B. T., author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
427 pages ; 22 cm
"Two young teens fall in love for the first time, and discover it might not last forever"-- Provided by publisher.

The curious world of Calpurnia Tate

July 3, 2015
Kelly, Jacqueline, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
312 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The evolution of Calpurnia Tate.
"In rural Texas in 1900, when a storm blows change into town in the form of a visiting veterinarian, twelve-year-old Callie discovers a life and a vocation she desperately wants. But with societal expectations as they are, she will need all her wits and courage to realize her dreams"-- Provided by publisher.

One moment in time

July 3, 2015
Barnholdt, Lauren, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
294 pages ; 21 cm
When the email arrived in Quinn Reynolds's inbox on the morning of her flight to Florida, she sent it straight to her trash folder. The last thing Quinn needed was to be reminded of the pact she made with her ex-best friends--the one where she promised she would do something crazy before graduation. But that was before everything on the trip went wrong. Now, after a lifetime of playing it safe, Quinn figures that she might as well get a little wild ... after all, what does she have to lose?

The heart of betrayal

July 2, 2015
Pearson, Mary (Mary E.), author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
473 pages ; 22 cm.
Map on lining papers.
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Princess Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape--and even less of being together--as the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs crumble beneath her while she wrestles with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people, and her own destiny.


July 2, 2015
Wilkinson, Kerry, 1980- author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
358 pages ; 22 cm.
"First published in Great Britain by Pan Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan Ltd., a division of Macmillan"--Title page verso.
"A novel"--Jacket.
Silver Blackthorn's on the run with the other eleven Offerings she helped to escape from Windsor Castle, trying to keep them all from the clutches of Minister Prime, King Victor, and the Kingsmen, when all she wants is to be reunited with family and friends.

Queen of tomorrow

July 1, 2015
Ficklin, Sherry D., author.
[The Colony, Texas] : Clean Teen Publishing, 2015.
266 pages ; 22 cm.
Sophie--now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia--had a tough first year at Imperial Court. Married at sixteen to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and settled in their own palace, things start to look up. As a new day dawns, Catherine thinks only of securing her future, and the future of their country, during one of the greatest political upheavals of her time. Fighting desperately against forces that try to depose the Empress Elizabeth and put the young Prince Ivan on her throne, Catherine soon finds herself in the middle of a war brewing between her beloved Prussia and her new empire. While navigating the fragile political landscape, she quickly realizes that she has only begun to discover the tangled web of deceit and infidelity woven over the lavish court of Oranienbaum Palace.

A million miles away

June 30, 2015
Avery, Lara.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
306 pages ; 22 cm.
Shortly after her boyfriend, Peter, is deployed to Afghanistan, high school senior Michelle dies in a car crash and when her bereft twin, Kelsey, connects with Peter she is unable to tell him the truth as, through their separate woes, they support each other and begin to fall in love


June 30, 2015
James, Steven, 1969- author.
412 pages ; 21 cm.
The disturbing visions that helped Daniel Byers solve a deadly mystery have finally quieted, and the sixteen-year-old basketball star is looking forward to things settling back to normal. But when his father mysteriously disappears, Daniel realizes that the key to finding his dad rests in deciphering this chilling hallucinations.


June 26, 2015
Older, Daniel José, author.
297 pages ; 22 cm
When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.

Between us and the moon

June 26, 2015
Maizel, Rebecca.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
364 pages ; 22 cm
Just before spending her sixteenth summer on Cape Cod, Sarah's boyfriend breaks up with her and, as a scientist whose focus is on winning a scholarship through her study of a comet, she designs an experiment to become more like her older sister to see if she, too, can be popular.

Faking perfect

June 26, 2015
Phillips, Rebecca, author.
250 pages ; 21 cm
Includes excerpt of "Any other girl" by Rebecca Phillips (pages [239]-250).
"When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules: 1. Avoid her at school. 2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together. 3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben. Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she's been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom's too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi's dad hasn't been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?"--Page 4 of cover.

Survive the night

June 25, 2015
Vega, Danielle, author.
New York : Razorbill, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, [2015]
263 pages ; 22 cm
Fresh out of rehab for oxycodone addiction, Casey and some of her friends attend an all-night rave called Survive the Night in the New York City subway, and find themselves fighting for their lives because drugs are not the only danger here--something is using the rave to attract victims, and some of them will not be coming back.

A girl undone

June 24, 2015
Linka, Catherine, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
viii, 296 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: A girl called Fearless.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Having survived a violent confrontation with the US government, Avie is not out of danger. Both she and the young man she loves, Yates, have been declared terrorists, and Yates is hospitalized in critical condition, leaving Avie with the perilous task of carrying information that can bring down the Paternalist party, if she can get it into the right hands"-- Provided by publisher.

The fire children

June 24, 2015
Roy, Lauren M., author.
Oxford, UK : Ravenstone, 2015.
270 pages : map ; 21 cm
"Fifteen years have passed since Mother Sun last sent her children to walk the world. When the eclipse comes, the people retreat to the caverns beneath the Kaladim, passing the days in total darkness while the Fire Children explore their world. It's death to even look upon them, the stories say. Despite the warnings, Yulla gives in to her curiosity and ventures to the surface. There she witnesses the Witch Women--who rumors say worship dead Father Sea, rather than Mother Sun--capturing one of the Children and hauling her away. Yulla isn't the only one who saw the kidnapping; Ember, the last of the Fire Children, reveals himself to Yulla and implores her to help. Trapped above and hunted by the witches and the desert wind, Yulla and Ember must find a way free his siblings and put a stop to the Witch Womens' plans, before they can use the Fire Children to bind Mother Sun herself"--Page [4] of cover.

I'm with Cupid

June 23, 2015
Staniszewski, Anna, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2015]
224 pages ; 20 cm.
"When thirteen-year-olds Marcus, a supernatural matchmaker, and Lena Perris, a soul collector, kiss at a party on a dare, they soon realize their powers have swapped. Now logical-minded Lena finds herself with the love touch, and ultra-emotional Marcus has death at his fingertips--and setting things right has become a matter of love and death"-- Provided by publisher.

The escape

June 23, 2015
Jayne, Hannah.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
247 pages ; 21 cm
Avery, the police chief's daughter, risks her life to uncover the truth about the murder of a friend, Adam, who disappeared during a hike in the woods with his neighbor, Fletcher, whom she later found covered in blood and with no memory of what happened.

The rules

June 22, 2015
Holder, Nancy.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
339 pages ; 22 cm
High school junior Robin Brissett accompanies her best friend Beth to the hottest party of the year knowing there will be alcohol, drugs, sex, and a scavenger hunt designed to scare and thrill, but this year the school's elite are not the hunters--but the hunted.

Jesse's girl

June 22, 2015
Kenneally, Miranda.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
295 pages ; 22 cm
On Career Shadow Day, Maya gets paired with pop star Jesse Scott who rose to fame at a young age and has no real friends, and although the last thing Maya wants is to be reminded of how music broke her heart, she and Jesse might be just what the other needs, but can they open up enough to become real friends--or even something more?

Emmy & Oliver

June 19, 2015
Benway, Robin.
New York : HarperTeen, [2015]
343 pages ; 22 cm
"Sheltered seventeen-year-old Emmy's childhood best friend Oliver reappears after disappearing with his father ten years ago"-- Provided by publisher.

The leveller

June 19, 2015
Durango, Julia, 1967-
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
245 pages ; 22 cm
"Nixy Bauer, a sixteen-year-old self-made video-game bounty hunter, gets in over her head when she attempts to rescue a game developer's son from a virtual trap"-- Provided by publisher.

A book of spirits and thieves

June 19, 2015
Rhodes, Morgan. author.
New York, New York : Razorbill, [2015]
359 pages ; 24 cm
"A mysterious book and ancient magic bring together four young people in modern-day Toronto and the ancient kingdoms of Mytica"-- Provided by publisher.

The rise and fall of a theater geek

June 19, 2015
Rudetsky, Seth, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
278 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: My awesome/awful popularity plan.
Sixteen-year-old Justin Goldblatt lands a dream internship with his favorite Broadway actor, but the Big Apple comes with big trouble when his friends stop speaking to him and someone starts sabotaging his hero.

The Stello project

June 17, 2015
Becker, Shari, author.
303 pages ; 22 cm
When a killer storm unexpectedly hits Manhattan, seventeen-year-old Lilah Stellow's dad insists that she and her younger sister, Flori, take refuge at their cabin in the mountains. But instead of joining them with the experimental drug that keeps Lilah alive, he disappears just as news reports name him as a prime suspect in an act of ecoterrorism. As days pass without her medicine, Lilah finds herself teetering on the edge, caring for her sister, and growing increasingly certain they're being watched. In her search for answers, Lilah is thrown into the center of a mystery involving an off-the-grid research facility and finds herself drawn in by Daniel, an intriguing boy who is the son of the lead scientist. As she dares to seek answers, Lilah slowly realizes that even the best intentions can go horribly wrong.

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