New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

April 17, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Still waters

April 16, 2015
Parsons, Ash, author.
New York : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
311 pages ; 22 cm
"High-schooler Jason, who lives with a drunk, abusive father at home, hopes to earn enough money to escape with his younger sister, Janie, by being tough at school, but the stakes grow ever more dangerous and soon even his fists and ability to think on his feet are not enough to keep his head above water."-- Provided by publisher.

Portraits of Celina

April 16, 2015
Whiting, Sue (Susan Allana), 1960- author.
350 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in 2013 by Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd."
After her father's death sixteen-year-old Bayley and her family move out to the lake, to the house from which sixteen-year-old Celina O'Malley mysteriously disappeared nearly forty years before--but when she finds a trunk of Celina's clothes, her cousin's spirit starts reaching out to Bayley, and it seems that she wants her murder solved, even if her revenge costs Bayley her life.

Every last promise

April 16, 2015
Halbrook, Kristin, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
277 pages ; 21 cm

Challenger deep

April 16, 2015
Shusterman, Neal, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"A teenage boy struggles with schizophrenia"-- Provided by publisher.

Fallout : Lois Lane

April 16, 2015
Bond, Gwenda, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
303 pages ; 22 cm.
Lois Lane is the new girl at East Metropolis High, and her instinct to ask questions brings her and her online friend, Smallville Guy, into conflict with some bullying video gamers called the Warheads, who are being used in a dangerous virtual reality experiment.

A heart like Ringo Starr

April 16, 2015
High, Linda Oatman, author.
250 pages ; 21 cm.
Her family runs Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, which is ironic since Faith Hope Stevens is not long for this world. Unless someone dies. Unless there is a match. Staying alive will mean a heart transplant. Faith copes with wit and nerve. She's also a little pissed off. She will never grow old. She will never have a boyfriend. Then one shocking day everything changes.

Finding Paris

April 15, 2015
Preble, Joy.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
259 pages ; c22 cm
"When Leo's sister Paris goes missing, she and her new friend Max must follow Paris's secret notes and clues to find her"-- Provided by publisher.


April 15, 2015
Giles, L. R. (Lamar R.)
New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2015]
282 pages ; 22 cm
"When Lauren (Panda), a teen photoblogger, gets involved in a deadly game, she has to protect the classmates she despises"-- Provided by publisher.

Conspiracy of blood and smoke

April 15, 2015
Blankman, Anne.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
406 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Prisoner of night and fog.
In 1933, eighteen-year-old Gretchen, niece of Adolph Hitler, reunites with her Jewish boyfriend when she leaves the safety of England to return to Germany to investigate a murder and expose the evil of the Nazi regime.

99 days

April 15, 2015
Cotugno, Katie, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
376 pages ; 22 cm

City love

April 15, 2015
Colasanti, Susane.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
325 pages ; 22 cm
"Told from alternating points of view, City Love is the story of three very different girls living together in NYC as they struggle to find the balance between their dreams, their pasts, and their complicated hearts"-- Provided by publisher.

Things we know by heart

April 15, 2015
Kirby, Jessi.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
291 pages ; 22 cm
A year after losing her boyfriend, Trent, in an unexpected accident, Quinn Sullivan secretly tracks down the recipient of his donated heart in an attempt to heal, but ends up falling for him.

Walking two worlds

April 15, 2015
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Summertown, Tennessee : 7th Generation, [2015]
152 pages ; 18 cm
"Hasanoanda was his Indian name. But in mission school he became 'Ely Parker.' He encountered racism and deceit but did not give up his quest to walk between two worlds. This story explores the early education of a famous Native American who gained greatness in the white man's world while staying true to his Seneca people"-- Provided by publisher.

Learning the ropes

April 15, 2015
Polak, Monique, author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
158 pages ; 19 cm

Paranormal : a Billy Buckhorn supernatural adventure

April 15, 2015
Robinson, Gary, 1950-
Summertown, Tennessee : 7th Generation, [2015]
vi, 147 pages ; 18 cm
Sequel to: Billy Buckhorn : abnormal.
After another near-death experience, sixteen-year-old Billy Buckhorn is able to communicate with the spirits of the dead, and aided by his deceased Cherokee Grandmother, Awinita, he expels an ancient monster that is making one of Billy's best friends terribly ill.

Before Tomorrowland

April 15, 2015
Jensen, Jeff, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2015.
xix, 310 pages, 20 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes comic book following the conclusion of the novel.
"From the world of Disney Tomorrowland" --Front cover.
"Based on the spellbinding world of the Walt Disney Studios film, Tomorrowland, this original prequel novel features a 20-page comic book and unlocks a place of unfathomable science and technology and the famous people behind it. The year is 1939. A secret society of extraordinary geniuses is about to share an incredible discovery with the world. A misguided enemy - half man, half machine - will stop at nothing to prevent the group from giving this forbidden knowledge to humanity. And a mother and son on vacation in New York City are handed a comic book infused with a secret code that will lead them straight into the crossfires of the conspiracy" --Publisher's website.

Enchantment Lake : a Northwoods mystery

April 14, 2015
Preus, Margi, author.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
187 pages ; 21 cm
Francie, seventeen, leaves summer school and auditions in New York City for Enchantment Lake in the woods of northern Minnesota when her great-aunts call and ask for her help investigating a mystery that centers on a road no one wants built, and on the legendary treasure said to be under enchantment.

The murk

April 14, 2015
Lettrick, Robert.
New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
306 pages ; 22 cm
Seeking a rare flower that might cure her baby sister's illness, fourteen-year-old Piper Canfield, her brother Creeper, friend Tad, and two guides go to the heart of the Okefenokee Swamp, where great danger awaits.

The world within : a novel of Emily Brontë

April 13, 2015
Eagland, Jane, author.
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
329 pages ; 22 cm
Fourteen-year-old Emily would rather spend her days dreaming of adventures and wandering the moors, but when her father falls sick, and her sister Charlotte is sent away to school reality comes crashing in.

Lies I told

April 13, 2015
Zink, Michelle. author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
341 pages ; 22 cm
Since Grace was adopted by the Fontaines, she has been carefully taught the art of the scam and has an uncanny ability to create a personality to help her "parents," but their latest job has her questioning everything she has been taught and the family she has grown to love.

Empire of night

April 13, 2015
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
424 pages ; 22 cm.
"Separated while trying to save the children of their village, twin sisters Ashyn and Moria must draw on all their power and influence to defeat enemies of legend and avert war in the empire"-- Provided by publisher.

Playing a part

April 13, 2015
Wilke, Daria, author.
New York, New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
161 pages ; 22 cm
Grishka has grown up in the closed world of a puppet theater in Russia, but now that world seems to be falling apart--his best friend needs an operation, financial difficulties are forcing people out, his homosexual friend Sam, the jester, is leaving for Holland and Grishka no longer knows what role he himself is playing.

The kidney hypothetical, or, how to ruin your life in seven days

April 13, 2015
Yee, Lisa, author.
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
266 pages ; 22 cm
A week before high school graduation, Harvard-bound Higgs suddenly finds his life falling apart and the other students turning against him, and somehow it all started with a hypothetical question about donating a kidney--but really it goes much deeper, all the way back to the death of his older brother.


April 13, 2015
Dawson, Delilah S., author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
324 pages ; 22 cm
"Near future thriller about a teen forced to become an indentured assassin who has only three days to complete her hit list--with the added complication of her sole ally's brother being the final assignment"-- Provided by publisher.

The Fearless

April 13, 2015
Pass, Emma, author.
353 pages ; 22 cm
Seven years after the Fearless army invades England and injects everyone with a serum that strips them of humanity, Cass and her brother, Jori, are living on Hope Island in a community of survivors, but when Jori is taken by the Fearless, she will risk everything to get him back.

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