New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

May 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Every exquisite thing

May 27, 2016
Quick, Matthew, 1973-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
265 pages ; 22 cm
Nanette O'Hare, a star student and athlete, is given a mysterious out-of-print cult classic novel by her beloved teacher that sparks the rebel within her, but as she befriends the reclusive author and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that sometimes rebellion comes at a high price.


May 27, 2016
Sniegoski, Tom, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
408 pages ; 22 cm
"Sidney and her friends must race to find the origin of a storm that has hit their small island home turning every animal into savage weapons"-- Provided by publisher.

The language of stars

May 27, 2016
Hawes, Louise, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2016]
356 pages ; 22 cm
After an incident involving the vandalism of a cottage museum that once belonged to famous poet Rufus Baylor, sixteen-year-old Sarah is sentenced to community service and a poetry appreciation course taught by Baylor himself.

The hunt

May 27, 2016
Shepherd, Megan, author.
New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
359 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The Cage.
After being abducted from Earth and forced to work as human captives in a safari-themed environment called the Hunt, Cora works to develop her psychic powers to help her friends escape and return home.

Within reach : a novel

May 27, 2016
Stevens, Jessica, author.
Tempe, Arizona, USA : Spark Press, 2016.
242 pages ; 22 cm

The Cresswell plot

May 27, 2016
Wass, Eliza, author.
New York : Hyperion, 2016.
262 pages ; 22 cm
Six siblings living in fear of their strict, religious father in the isolated woods of upstate New York, start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them and are offered glimpses of a life filled with freedom and choice, but first they will have to escape their father who has announced their family will soon return to their home in heaven.

Please don't tell

May 26, 2016
Tims, Laura, author.
332 pages ; 22 cm
Joy must deal with a blackmailer after the harm inflicted on her sister at a party by a perpetrator who ends up dead.

Beware that girl

May 26, 2016
Toten, Teresa, 1955- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
319 pages ; 24 cm
When a scholarship girl and a wealthy classmate become friends, their bond is tested when a handsome young teacher separately influences the girls in order to further his less-than-admirable interests.

The inside of out

May 26, 2016
Thorne, Jenn Marie, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC., [2016]
425 pages ; 22 cm
When her best friend comes out as a lesbian, Daisy leads the charge to end their school's ban on same-sex dates for the homecoming dance, but a local story goes viral and now everyone--including a cute college journalist--believes Daisy is gay, too.

Heir to the sky

May 26, 2016
Sun, Amanda, author.
293 pages ; 22 cm
"As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits: by her duties as a member of the royal family, by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman, and by the edge of the only world she's ever known, a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth long since uninhabited by humans. When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks and other terrifying creatures. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself."--Page [4] of cover.


May 25, 2016
Wells, Maggie (Maggie B.), author.
215 pages ; 22 cm.
Jasmine is a 19-year-old college freshman--and a professional dancer in Las Vegas. After an unfortunate incident at a cast party, she finds herself pregnant. She tries to keep and support the baby on her own, but finds it to be much more than she bargained for. After a fateful decision, she is forced to acknowledge that she can't take care of her daughter and gives her up for adoption. She then returns home to New Jersey defeated and broken. But when she finds herself back on her feet and self-sufficient, she is determined to get her daughter back and make things right for good.

The safest lies

May 23, 2016
Miranda, Megan.
New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2016]
359 pages ; 22 cm
"When Kelsey's agoraphobic mother disappears after years of claiming the kidnappers she escaped from were coming back for her, Kelsey quickly discovers that her mother isn't who she thought she was -- and she's not the abductor's only target"-- Provided by publisher.


May 23, 2016
Reyes, M. G. (Maria Guadalupe)
374 pages ; 22 cm.
Six teens legally liberated from parental control are thrown into danger when a new houseguest arrives at their Venice Beach house.


May 23, 2016
Childs, Tera Lynn, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016]
279 pages ; 22 cm
Kenna Swift has a lot on her plate--a mother who's missing, a best friend who's betrayed her, a boyfriend on trial for treason, and a new superpower she's still figuring out how to control. Not to mention she's recently learned the darkest, most dangerous secrets of the superhero world. With her team fractured and time running out, she hatches a daring plot to save those she loves the most. But soon Kenna and her friends find themselves caught in the middle of a war between the heroes who can't be trusted and the villains who don't trust anyone. When tragedy strikes, new secrets are revealed that land Kenna in the middle of a conspiracy so vast that trying to expose it might cost her more than she's willing to pay...

The world beneath

May 20, 2016
Warman, Janice, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
159 pages ; 21 cm
In 1970s South Africa eleven-year-old Joshua, living with his mother in their employers house, rescues a freedom fighter on the run and becoming aware of the political situation around him, makes difficult choices that will change his life forever.


May 20, 2016
Ellis, Kat, author.
Philadelphia : RP Teens, [2016]
333 pages ; 21 cm
Kyle Henry believes he can start a new life after his serial killer father is executed, but when the daughter of one of his father's victims shows up at his school, his past life comes back to haunt him.

Outrun the moon

May 20, 2016
Lee, Stacey (Stacey Heather), author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016].
391 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from poverty in Chinatown, and she gains admittance to a prestigious finishing school through a mix of cunning and bribery. She soon discovers that getting in was the easiest part, and must carve a niche among the spoiled heiresses. When the earthquake strikes on April 18, Mercy and her classmates are forced to a survivor encampment, but her quick-witted leadership rallies them to help in the tragedy's aftermath.

Local girl swept away

May 20, 2016
Wittlinger, Ellen, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Merit Press, [2016]
269 pages ; 23 cm
In the Cape Cod village of Provincetown, Massachusetts, seventeen-year-old Lorna is swept out to sea, leaving her three best friends to struggle to come to terms with their missing leader and with the secrets each endeavors to hide.

26 kisses

May 19, 2016
Michels, Anna, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
297 pages ; 22 cm
"When Veda's boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her right after graduation, she embarks on a summer love quest to move on and move up: kiss 26 boys, one for each letter of the alphabet"-- Provided by publisher.

Girl against the universe

May 19, 2016
Stokes, Paula, author.
379 pages ; 22 cm
Maguire is bad luck. No matter how many charms she buys or good luck rituals she performs, horrible things happen. She spends a lot of time in her room to avoid causing damage. But then she meets Jordy, a talented, lucky, aspiring tennis star. He's convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak; she is convinced the best thing she can do for Jordy is stay away. But it turns out that staying away is harder than she thought. --Book jacket.


May 19, 2016
Schindler, Holly, 1977- author.
297 pages ; 22 cm
"Quin is convinced the local theater is setting the stage for her two classmates to relive a romance from their town's past"-- Provided by publisher.


May 18, 2016
Choyce, Lesley, 1951- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
113 pages ; 18 cm.
"Josh's mother always had issues--with drugs and just getting by. And Josh has always been the one who kept them together. But when his mom dies, he really is on his own and must find a way to look after himself. On his way to his mother's funeral he meets Lindsay, a cute girl who flirts with him but then steals his wallet. When he confronts her and tells her where he is going, she apologizes, returns his wallet and convinces Josh to let her accompany him to the funeral. So begins a complex relationship that changes both of their lives forever."--Provided by publisher.

It wasn't always like this

May 17, 2016
Preble, Joy, author.
New York : Soho Teen, 2016.
245 pages ; 22 cm
In love and possessing eternal youth, after sampling an experimental polio vaccine in 1916, seventeen-year-olds Emma and Charlie have the perfect life until Charlie disappears and Emma is hunted through the years by the Church of Light, a group of religious fanatics.

The crown's game

May 17, 2016
Skye, Evelyn, author.
399 pages ; 24 cm
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are the only enchanters in Russia, and when the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threaten to attack, the tsar wants a powerful enchanter by his side, and as an advisor for the prince, Pasha. He initiates the Crown's Game, a duel of magical skill, and the winner will become his Imperial Enchanter; the loser will die. For Vika and Nikolai, the game is a chance of a lifetime, but they come to realize that their growing regard for each other makes the game impossible to win. And as long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes increasingly clear to them that the Crown's Game is not one to lose.

Devil and the bluebird

May 17, 2016
Mason-Black, Jennifer, author.
New York : Amulet Books, [2016]
327 pages ; 22 cm
"Blue Riley has wrestled with demons ever since the loss of her mother to cancer. But when she encounters a beautiful devil at her town crossroads, it's her runaway sister's soul she fights to save. The devil steals Blue's voice, inherited from her musically gifted mother, in exchange for a single shot at finding Cass."--Book jacket.

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