New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

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

Ghostly echoes

August 24, 2016
Ritter, William, 1984- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.
340 pages ; 22 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
"The highly anticipated third volume of the paranormal detective series perfect for "readers who enjoy Doctor Who, Supernatural, Grimm...and of course, Sherlock Holmes stories, and who are ready to say up into the wee hours." Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder--her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny's fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny's case isn't so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected. Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail's race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues' grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced" -- Provided by publisher.

8 Rivers of shadow

August 23, 2016
Hunt, Leo, author.
Dover, Massachussetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
358 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Thirteen Days of Midnight.
In a high-stakes sequel, reluctant necromancer Luke Manchett must call upon the most wicked and eerie ghosts of his dispelled Host to save two innocent souls.

Scavenger of souls

August 23, 2016
Bellin, Joshua David.
New York : Margaret McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2016]
356 pages : 22 cm.
Preceded by: Survival Colony 9

Thieving weasels

August 23, 2016
Taylor, Billy, 1960- author.
250 pages ; 22 cm
"Just when Skip O'Rourke thinks he's finally free of his con-artist family, they drag him back to Long Island for one last scam ... but nothing about this con is what it seems"-- Provided by publisher.

Last descendants

August 23, 2016
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2016]
308 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"An Assassin's Creed series."

The call

August 23, 2016
Ó Guilin, Peadar, author.
307 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by David Fickling Books."
For the last twenty-five years every teenager in Ireland has been subject to "the call" which takes them away to the land of the Sídhe, where they are hunted for twenty four hours (though only three minutes pass in this world)--handicapped by her twisted legs, Nessa Doherty knows that very few return alive, but she is determined to be one of them.

100 days

August 23, 2016
McInnes, Nicole, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016.
390 pages ; 22 cm
"A teen girl suffers from progeria, a rare disease that causes her to age rapidly. This is the story of three unlikely friends learning to live life to its fullest before ultimately letting it go"-- Provided by publisher.

Unscripted Joss Byrd

August 23, 2016
Peñaflor, Lygia Day, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.
214 pages ; 22 cm
Joss Byrd, Americas most sought-after young actress, navigates the personal pressures of working on a new film and staying true to herself.

Memory girl

August 23, 2016
Singleton, Linda Joy, author.
385 pages ; 23 cm
Includes discussion guide (pages 383-385).
"In ShareHaven, death is not the end. Centuries ago the ShareHaven Scientists discovered how to harvest a person's memories and transplant them into another body. Jennza has been raised knowing that someday she will join a Family and receive the memories of one of their beloved lost family members. Although the other teens are excited by the prospect, Jennza worries. After receiving a lifetime of new memories, will Jennza still be Jennza?"--Amazon website.


August 23, 2016
Starmer, Aaron, 1976- author.
New York, NY : Dutton Books, [2016]
355 pages ; 22 cm
A darkly funny and spectacularly original exploration of friendship, goodbyes--and spontaneous combustion.

Under the lights : a field party novel

August 23, 2016
Glines, Abbi, author.
New York, NY : Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2016.
328 pages ; 22 cm

Soldier sister, fly home

August 22, 2016
Flood, Bo, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2016]
viii, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Half-Navajo, half-white sisters Tess and Gaby are separated when Gaby drops out of college to join the army. Now as Gaby is deployed to Iraq, she asks Tess to care for Blue, the spirited horse that Tess dislikes. Tess struggles with her identity and with missing her sister, and she decides to spend the summer with her grandmother at sheep camp where tragedy strikes.

Circle of Jinn

August 19, 2016
Goldstein, Lori (Lori A.), author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
393 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Becoming Jinn.
As she embraces her powers as a genie, sixteen-year-old Azra fights to help her fellow Jinns become free of a tyrannical leader.


August 17, 2016
Stokes, Paula, author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2016.
334 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tor Teen book"--Title page verso.
"Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, survived growing up in a Korean orphanage and being trafficked into the United States. But they've escaped the past and started over in a new place where no one knows who they used to be. Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose's ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in dangerous and enticing activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. Whether it's bungee jumping, shark diving, or grinding up against celebrities in the city's hottest dance clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you--for a price. When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter is devastated. She won't rest until she finds her sister's killer. But when the clues she uncovers conflict with the digital recordings her sister made, Winter isn't sure what to believe. To find out what happened to Rose, she'll have to untangle what's real from what only seems real, risking her own life in the process."--Dust jacket.

The flame never dies

August 16, 2016
Vincent, Rachel.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
343 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Nina continues her fight to save her sister and, ultimately, humanity by joining forces with rogue exorcists.

The edge of the light

August 16, 2016
George, Elizabeth, 1949- author.
New York : Viking Books, published by Penguin Group, [2016]
389 pages ; 22 cm
"In the final book of the Whidbey Island saga, events build to an astonishing climax as secrets are revealed, hearts are broken, and lives are changed forever"--Provided by publisher.

Watching traffic

August 16, 2016
Ozkowski, Jane, author.
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2016.
190 pages ; 23 cm.
With poetic prose and a keen eye for the quirks and ironies of small-town life, Jane Ozkowski captures the bittersweet uncertainty of that weird, unreal summer after high school--a time that is full of possibility and completely terrifying at the same time.

The Devil's banshee

August 16, 2016
Hosie, Donna, author.
New York : Holiday House, 2016.
324 pages ; 22 cm
Team DEVIL is back--this time, led by the indomitable Viking prince Alfarin to wrest a banshee from her hiding place in the Nine Circles of Hell.

Think twice : a novel

August 16, 2016
Mlynowski, Sarah.
[United States? : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2016]
xi, 241 p. ; 22 cm.
Sequel to Don't even think about it.
"We used to be average New York City teenagers. Then, in tenth grade, we got flu shots and developed telepathy. Yes. Telepathy. We could read minds, and it wasn't always pretty. We tried to keep our ESP a secret, but the news spread until everyone knew about our special ability. Our teachers. Our friends. The New York Post. We became C-list celebrities. We even had our own groupies. Now, it's senior year, and with graduation around the corner we have plans--big plans--that involve being telepathic. So when one by one we start to lose our ESP, we have to take action. Fast. With the class brainiac on our side, we should be able to save our telepathy before it's too late. Right? Or will we have to learn how to survive without it once again?" -- p. [4] of cover

The almost king

August 12, 2016
Saxon, Lucy, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2016.
396 pages : map ; 22 cm
After a taste of the brutality of army life, seventeen-year-old Aleks Vasin deserts and finds love, adventure, and a skyship full of technological discoveries, while pursued by vengeful soldiers.

The hill

August 11, 2016
Bass, Karen, 1962- author.
254 pages ; 21 cm.
Jared's plane has crashed in the Alberta wilderness, and Kyle is first on the scene. When Jared insists on hiking up the highest hill in search of cell phone reception, Kyle hesitates; his Cree grandmother has always forbidden him to go near it. There's no stopping Jared, though, so Kyle reluctantly follows. After a night spent on the hilltop -- with no cell service -- the teens discover something odd: the plane has disappeared. Nothing in the forest surrounding them seems right. In fact, things seem very wrong. And worst of all, something is hunting them.

The well of prayers

August 11, 2016
Levy, Anne Boles, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016]
354 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Hadara, now sixteen years old, is still recovering from the night she assisted the Azwans, but when a temple guard who she once thought was dead comes back into her life he points her toward new truths and a new sense of purpose.


August 11, 2016
Masson, Sophie, 1959-
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
175 pages : map ; 20 cm.
A moving novel about one child's life in the middle of the drug war in Mexico. For high-school student Emilio Garcia Lopez, it's an ordinary school day. But that evening the knock on the door announcing the arrival of his police-officer cousin Juanita, flanked by a tall man in the uniform of the Federal Police, will turn his ordinary day into the beginning of a long nightmare. Emilio's mother has been kidnapped in broad daylight from a hotel carpark by unidentified criminals, who appear to know a great deal about her business and who have mistaken her for a wealthy businesswoman. An action-packed story set in a contemporary conflict zone.

North Fork

August 10, 2016
Johnston, Wayne M., author.
208 pages ; 22 cm
"Dreams of escape from her privileged but empty life are only fantasies until Kristen finds a Canadian birth certificate under her mother's jewelry box. Kristen has no memories of her early childhood or her biological father. Her stepdad controls her secretive mother, and Kristen cuts on herself. Even her best friend, Natalie, doesn't know she is haunted by thoughts of suicide. The questions raised by the birth certificate are so unsettling that Kristen decides to run away. Corey was alone the night that Kristen ran away. He has a past and he is known as a trouble maker. He is blamed by both the authorities and kids in school for having murdered Kristen, though her body has not been found. Even his mother believes he is guilty. Natalie, who has her own reasons to despise Corey, grieves for Kristen and also blames Corey. But Kristen has crossed into Canada and is making a new life for herself, unaware what is happening in her absence back in Washington state. She finds a kind of peace she's never experienced, until what started as an innocent relationship with an older man becomes dangerous. Now, stalked by a real predator, she must decide whether to stay and resolve her new problem or return home and confront her former life. The three main characters tell their stories separately as first-person written responses to an English class assignment to keep a personal journal. Each struggles to face life with integrity while entangled in a web of difficult situations. To triumph, each must confront the challenge of forgiveness."

All we have left

August 10, 2016
Mills, Wendy, 1973- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
362 pages ; 22 cm
In interweaving stories of sixteen-year-olds, modern-day Jesse tries to cope with the ramifications of her brother's death on 9/11, while in 2001, Alia, a Muslim, gets trapped in one of the Twin Towers and meets a boy who changes everything for her as flames rage around them. Now: Jesse is still coping with her brother's death on 9/11 and the way her dad filled their home with anger and grief. When one thoughtless decision turns her life upside down, she must face the past to make amends. Then: Alia is a proud Muslim, visiting her father at his office in one of the Twin Towers. Trapped in the flames, she has no choice but to trust a boy she's just met.

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