New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

May 21, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The improbable theory of Ana & Zak

May 20, 2015
Katcher, Brian, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
328 pages ; 23 cm
Ana is an honor student obsessed with being successful at everything academic, Clayton is her thirteen-year-old genius brother, the youngest student in their high school and Zak is gamer who is forced to join the quiz team by his teacher--but when Clayton sneaks off to a science fiction convention in Seattle while they are all there for a quiz bowl tournament, Ana is forced to rely on the unreliable Zak to find him.

A sense of the infinite

May 20, 2015
Smith, Hilary T., author.
389 pages ; 22 cm
"What comes after me and you?"--Cover.
As her senior year of high school begins, Annabeth is anticipating the realization of everything she and her best friend, Noe, have been dreaming of, but soon struggles with such unforeseen complications as Noe's new boyfriend and a long-hidden secret.

Made you up

May 20, 2015
Zappia, Francesca, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
vii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Armed with her camera and a Magic 8-Ball and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college"-- Provided by publisher.

Eternity's wheel

May 20, 2015
Gaiman, Neil, author.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
276 pages ; 22 cm.
It has been two years since Joseph Harker first Walked between dimensions, met the alternate forms of himself, and formed a team to protect the Altiverse in the struggle between the vicious forces of magic and science--and now, injured, he has returned to his own dimension, bringing danger with him.

The porcupine of truth

May 20, 2015
Konigsberg, Bill, author.
325 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives.

The eternal city

May 20, 2015
Morris, Paula, author.
New York, NY : Point, 2015.
291 pages ; 22 cm
Laura Martin is on a class trip to Rome when Mercury, a dark-eyed boy with wings on his heels, appears to give her a message, and Laura soon realizes that she is at the center of a brewing battle between the gods and goddesses--and only she and her friends can unravel the mystery behind what is happening.

On your knees

May 20, 2015
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2015]
119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Determined to turn their presence on the "Swoop List" into a positive thing, five Georgia high school girls face new challenges at home and in school by believing in something greater than themselves, especially their friendship.

A school for unusual girls

May 19, 2015
Baldwin, Kathleen, author.
New York : Tor Teen, a Tom Doherty Associates book, 2015.
351 pages ; 22 cm.
Scientific-minded Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to a school for unusual high society girls for the ostensible purpose of being reformed into a respectable lady, but is instead secretly enlisted into the war effort alongside Lord Sebastian Wyatt.

Lion heart : a Scarlet novel

May 19, 2015
Gaughen, A. C., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
346 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Lady thief.
After escaping Prince John's clutches and longing to return to Rob in Nottingham, Scarlet learns that King Richard's life is in jeopardy and accepts Eleanor of Aquitaine's demand that Scarlet spy for her and help bring Richard home safe.

The last good day of the year

May 19, 2015
Warman, Jessica, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Ten years after Samantha and her next door neighbor Remy watched as a man broke into Sam's home and lifted her younger sister, Turtle, from her sleeping bag, Sam's shattered family returns to her childhood home in an effort to heal, and the more they re-examine the events of that fateful night, the more questions they discover about what really happened to Turtle.

The secret of the golden flower : a Nicki Haddon mystery

May 19, 2015
Stellings, Caroline, 1961- author.
Toronto : Second Story Press, 2015.
176 pages ; 21 cm
Upon her arrival in London to train as a spy, sixteen-year-old Nicki Haddon is assigned to help the British Secret Service infiltrate a drug cartel that is smuggling large amounts of heroin into the country. Working undercover, she discovers a plot to create a super-potent opiate and also discovers a royal connection -- one that goes back to Queen Victoria herself. Nicki's kung-fu skills are tested more than ever in this action-packed thriller, as the teen spy unravels this new case and the ongoing mystery of her own past.

Killer within

May 18, 2015
Green, S. E., 1971- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
297 pages ; 22 cm.
"Killer instinct novel"--Jacket.
"Disturbed Lane resumes her role as the Masked Savior, but an admirer becomes a copycat, assaulting the defenseless. And Lane also suspects someone is spying on her--someone who knows her secrets"-- Provided by publisher.

Hold me like a breath : once upon a crime family

May 18, 2015
Schmidt, Tiffany, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
390 pages ; 22 cm
Penny Landlow, seventeen, the overprotected daughter of a powerful crime family, has rarely left the family estate due to a blood disorder, but when tragedy strikes and she's left alone in New York City, she must prove she's not as fragile as everyone believes.


May 15, 2015
Dixon, Heather, 1982-
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
361 pages ; 22 cm
As apprentice to his father, the second-best medical scientist in the empire, Jonathan leads a quiet life in a remote aerial city until the king arrives, calling on them to find the cure to a plague that has struck the capital city and put the queen's life at risk, but the newly discovered chemical, fantillium, that may help will also put at risk all that Jonathan holds dear.

Chantress fury

May 15, 2015
Greenfield, Amy Butler, 1968-
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2015.
320 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Chantress alchemy.
"Lucy faces her deadliest enemy yet as mysterious forces flood London"-- Provided by publisher.

Three day summer

May 15, 2015
Tash, Sarvenaz, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2015]
286 pages ; 22 cm
During the three days of the music festival known as Woodstock, Michael Michaelson of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Cora Fletcher, a volunteer in the medical tent who lives nearby, share incredible experiences, the greatest of which is meeting each other.

Off the page

May 15, 2015
Picoult, Jodi, 1966- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
372 pages : illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Companion book to: Between the lines.
"When Delilah is united with Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairytale, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, and all must be resolved for the two to live happily ever after"-- Provided by publisher.

The falconer's apprentice

May 14, 2015
Hassell, Malve von, 1957- author.
South Hampton, New Hampshire : Namelos, 2015.
212 pages ; 23 cm
Includes notes on historical figures and suggested readings (pages 208-211).
"That bird should be destroyed!" Andreas stared at Ethelbert in shock. Blood from an angry-looking gash on the young lord's cheek dripped onto his embroidered tunic. Andreas clutched the handles of the basket containing the young peregrine. Perhaps this was a dream- Andreas, an apprentice falconer at Castle Kragenberg, cannot bear the thought of killing the young falcon and smuggles her out of the castle. Soon he realizes that his own time there has come to an end, and he stows away, with the bird, in the cart of an itinerant trader, Richard of Brugge. So begins a series of adventures that lead him from an obscure castle in northern Germany to the farthest reaches of Frederick von Hohenstaufen's Holy Roman Empire, following a path dictated by the wily trader's mysterious mission. Andreas' education as a falconer continues as they travel, but he also learns to pay attention to what is going on around him in a country fraught with political unrest. Eventually, Richard confides in Andreas, and they conspire to free Enzio, the eldest of the Emperor's illegitimate sons, from imprisonment in Bologna. The Falconer's Apprentice is a story of adventure and intrigue set in the intense social and political unrest of the Holy Roman Empire in the 13th century."--Dust jacket flap.

5 to 1

May 13, 2015
Bodger, Holly, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
246 pages ; 22 cm
"In a dystopian future where gender selection has led to boys outnumbering girls 5 to 1 marriage is arranged based on a series of tests. It's Sudasa's turn to pick a husband through this 'fair' method, but she's not sure she wants to be a part of it"-- Provided by publisher.

Heat of the moment

May 13, 2015
Barnholdt, Lauren, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
294, 3 pages ; 20 cm.
"Before graduation, I promise to learn to trust" is what the email Lyla McAfee wrote to herself as a freshman, to be delivered right before graduation, says--but on the senior trip to Florida she discovers that what she now considers a silly sentiment may be a lot harder, and a lot more important, than she thinks.

The cost of all things

May 13, 2015
Lehrman, Maggie, 1982- author.
407 pages ; 22 cm
When her boyfriend dies, a grieving Ari uses a spell to erase her memories of him, but this spell triggers a series of events that reveal hidden, and sometimes dangerous, connections between her friends and the boyfriend she no longer remembers.

Making pretty

May 13, 2015
Haydu, Corey Ann, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
360 pages ; 22 cm
Missing the relationships she used to have with her sister and her best friend, seventeen-year-old Montana gets involved with a wild actress friend and falls in love with a new boy.

The messengers

May 13, 2015
Hogan, Edward, 1980-
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2015.
208 pages ; 21 cm
Fifteen-year-old Frances is sent to her aunt's house for the summer to escape difficulties at home. Soon she meets Peter, a man unlike anyone she has ever known. Peter is a messenger--but his messages never bring good news. Peter believes that Frances is a messenger, too. In a compelling page-turner as complex as it is chilling, the author of Daylight Saving poses the provocative question: If you could change the future, where would you start? --

Scarlett undercover

May 13, 2015
Latham, Jennifer.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
310 pages ; 22 cm
"Scarlett, a sixteen-year-old private detective in the fictional city of Las Almas, finds herself at the center of a mysterious case--involving ancient curses, priceless artifacts, and jinn--as she discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks"-- Provided by publisher.

The boys of fire and ash

May 13, 2015
McIsaac, Meaghan, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2015.
327 pages ; 22 cm
Urgle and two other Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit, where boys are abandoned at birth and learn to fend for themselves and rear their younger brothers, embark on a quest to rescue Urgle's brother, Cubby, who has been carried off by monsters into the forest from which no one has ever returned.

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