New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

October 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mind blind

October 21, 2014
Don, Lari, author.
Edinburgh : KelpiesTeen, 2014.
303 p. ; 21 cm.


October 21, 2014
Jones, Patrick, 1961-
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014].
104 pages ; 20 cm.
Rachel Kelly was prepared for a high-stress, over-scheduled junior year filled with AP classes, orchestra, and an unrequited crush but after her troubled cousin Misty moves in and upsets Rachel's controlled life, Rachel finds herself becoming sympathetic toward Misty.


October 21, 2014
Jones, Patrick, 1961- author.
94 pages ; 20 cm.
After spending time in a juvenile detention center for a crime related to severe anger issues, seventeen-year-old Jada Robinson is sent to a foster home and enrolled in an alternative high school, and begins to move past her old life.


October 21, 2014
Blake, E. C., author.
New York : Daw Books, Inc., 2014.
292 pages ; 22 cm.
In Masks, Mara Holdfast's life changed forever. As the daughter of the Autarch's Master Maskmaker, she had a clearly defined future: a quiet, ordered life in the capital, making Masks with her father and doing work important to the ruling Autarch. But when her Mask, specially made by her own father, cracked and fell to pieces during her Masking ceremony, Mara was exiled from everything she once knew. Now she has become part of an underground rebellion, rejecting the unjust rules of a Masked society. She must try to understand her unprecedented ability to use all types of magic--and to tear magic from the living bodies of those around her. But Mara has yet to discover just how horrifying her power can be...

Lost republic

October 21, 2014
Thompson, Paul B.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Scarlet Voyage, [2015]
256 pages ; 24 cm
In 2055, eight teens board the S.S. Sir Guy Carleton, the world's last steamship on its final voyage. Once far out in the Atlantic, all modern technology fails. Each teen must rely on their own special skills to survive on a strange island that should not exist and escape the Lost Republic"--Provided by publisher.

Faces of the dead

October 21, 2014
Weyn, Suzanne, author.
201 pages ; 22 cm
Sheltered Princess Marie-Thérèse Charlotte is determined to understand the Revolution that is sweeping France, so she switches places with a chambermaid and sneaks out of the palace--but even with a street-wise companion, Henri, the streets of Paris are a dangerous place.

Snake bite

October 21, 2014
Lane, Andy.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.
294 pages ; 24 cm.
Kidnapped and taken to China, young Sherlock Holmes enjoys adventure on the high seas before encountering a puzzling case of three men bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai. Includes historical notes.

New Guinea moon

October 20, 2014
Constable, Kate, 1966-
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
274 p. ; 20 cm.
A captivating coming of age story for younger teens, set in New Guinea around the time of independence. Julie has grown up not knowing her father. When she comes to stay with him one long summer, she learns to appreciate not only her long-lost father and his love of flying, but also New Guinea itself and the people she meets.

Runaways : a novel

October 20, 2014
Szymkowski, Beth, author.
239 pages ; 21 cm.
"Based on the TV series created by Beth Szymkowski."
"Awesomeness TV."
"A select group of Danbury Prep students are interrogated about the disappearance of the school's most unlikely couple. Kaylee and Mason left behind a dead body and a trail of secrets. It's anyone's guess what happened, but everyone has their theories. Classmates Lily, Jared, Keesha, Trevor, and Glinda span the high school strata and each possesses insight into the mysterious relationship. Their stories, relationships, and social hierarchies become increasingly tangled as the story unfolds. Runaways explores the web of high school politics, relationships, and the fact that every story has another side and sometimes, the truth has a price. "Since when are a couple of runaways a reason to interrogate half the school?" -- Publisher's description.

Red Caps : new fairy tales for out of the ordinary readers

October 20, 2014
Berman, Steve, 1968-
Maple Shade, New Jersey : Lethe Press, 2014.
201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The Harvestbuck -- Most likely -- Cruel Movember -- Thimbleriggery and fledglings -- Bittersweet -- All smiles -- Persimmon, teeth, and boys -- Gomorrahs of the deep, a musical coming someday to Off-Broadway -- A calenture of the jungle -- Three on a match -- Steeped in debt to the chimney-pots -- Worse than alligators -- Only lost boys are found.
Red Caps might be a rock band. Or they might be something more sinister, a fey source of sounds that are but the backdrop to thrills and misadventures. These thirteen stories provide readers jaded with the traditional, Old World fairy tales and tempts them with new stories that will engage bored readers from their suburban ennui. Closets are waiting to be explored. Escape from work camp leads to a dangerous encounter on a wet road. That high school year book is magical and might be mocking you...or helping you find love. And isn't love one of the central premises of the fairy tale? These teenage boys and girls need not fear that their love has no worth, because Steve Berman has written for them princesses who love maidens and adorkable students who have wondrous and smart boyfriends. Readers can be assured that, if the tale does not end happy, it ends most memorably.


October 17, 2014
Akins, Karen.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
viii, 324 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Error-prone Bree Bennis, sixteen, will lose her scholarship if she can't pass Quantum Paradox 101, and things don't look good after she inadvertently brings a twenty-first century boy back with her, then enlists his help in discovering who's attacking time travelers in the twenty-third century.

Tell me again how a crush should feel

October 17, 2014
Farizan, Sara.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2014.
296 pages ; 19 cm
High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls life would be twice as hard, but when a new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.

How it went down

October 17, 2014
Magoon, Kekla, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
326 pages ; 21 cm
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.

Beware the wild

October 17, 2014
Parker, Natalie C.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2014]
330 pages ; 22 cm
A teenaged girl and her boyfriend must find her older brother after he wanders into their town's swamp and a mysterious girl appears in his place.

In the after light

October 17, 2014
Bracken, Alexandra.
Los Angeles : Hyperion, [2014]
535 pages ; 22 cm.
When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own, to free thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government "rehabilitation camps" all over the country. But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps.

Edge of nowhere

October 17, 2014
Smelcer, John E., 1963- author.
Fredonia, New York : Leapfrog Press, 2014.
154 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: London, UK : Andersen Press Limited, 2010.
Includes discussion questions & activities.
Seth is a teenage deckhand on his father's boat when he and his dog are washed overboard and swept to one of Alaska's small islands where they struggle for months to survive off land and sea, while his desperate father endures his own emotional journey and never gives up hope.

The sorcerer heir

October 17, 2014
Chima, Cinda Williams.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion Books, [2014]
548 pages ; 22 cm.
While trying to clear their names as the prime suspects in a series of vicious murders, Emma and Jonah must take sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of the magical world.

Perfectly good white boy

October 16, 2014
Mesrobian, Carrie.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
296 pages ; 20 cm
After losing his virginity to an older girl who dumps him at the end of summer, Sean decides to join the Marines, but first he must get through his senior year of high school.

Lark ascending

October 16, 2014
Spooner, Meagan.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
322 pages ; 23 cm.
"The final volume in the Skylark trilogy finds Lark fighting her way back into the City Behind the Wall, the place where it all began and where she will finally discover the cause of the cataclysm that caused the world to fall"-- Provided by publisher.

Sweet unrest

October 16, 2014
Maxwell, Lisa, 1979-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2014]
ix, 324 pages ; 21 cm
"When seventeen-year-old Lucy Aimes moves to New Orleans and meets Alex, a boy who behaves as if they've known each other forever, she becomes caught up in a centuries-old vendetta"-- Provided by publisher.

Walking wounded

October 16, 2014
Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, [2014]
196 pages ; 22 cm.
Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends at home and in Vietnam, but now Rudi has been killed in action, and the remaining three are the only ones who know the truth about their friend's death--and the knowledge threatens to tear them apart.

Famous in love

October 16, 2014
Serle, Rebecca.
New York ; Boston : Poppy, Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
320 pages ; 22 cm
When seventeen-year-old Paige is discovered in Portland, Oregon, and brought to Hollywood to star in a major motion picture, she finds all of the fame and adulation she had dreamed of but also gets caught in a romantic whirlwind, both on and off screen.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

October 16, 2014
Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
391 pages ; 22 cm.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Atlantia : a novel

October 16, 2014
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite.
New York, New York : Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
298 pages ; 24 cm
"Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"-- Provided by publisher.

Make something of it

October 16, 2014
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014].
145 pages ; 19 cm
"The Sharp sisters ; #1"--Title page.
After witnessing abusive high school and adult relationships, seventeen-year-old Shelby, who hopes to be a fashion designer, must decide how to respond, especially considering that one of the abused women is the wife of the man opposing Shelby's father in the mayoral race.

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