New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

May 3, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Naruto: Sakura's story : Love riding the spring breeze

May 2, 2016
Ohsaki, Tomohito, author.
San Francisco : VIZ Media, [2016]
183 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
First published in Japan by Shueisha Inc.
The Great Ninja War did not only harm adults, but left many damaged children behind. Medical ninja Sakura travels the land, opening clinics dedicated to healing children of the mental trauma they experienced. She learns of a series of attacks against Konoha, and her investigation leads to an impossible conclusion: Sasuke is the terrorist mastermind behind them all! Using her skills and her heart, Sakura strives to clear Sasuke’s name and bring the real perpetrator to justice.

The May Queen murders

May 2, 2016
Jude, Sarah, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
288 pages ; 22 cm
When her beloved cousin goes missing after a May Day celebration, sixteen-year-old Ivy discovers that both her cousin and her hometown in the Missouri Ozarks are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.

Invisible fault lines

May 2, 2016
Madonia, Kristen-Paige, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
306 pages ; 22 cm
Callie struggles to come to terms with the disappearance of her father, but eventually chooses to believe that he has traveled back to the San Fransisco earthquake of 1906.

A court of mist and fury

May 2, 2016
Maas, Sarah J., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
626 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Sequel to A court of thorns and roses.
Though Feyre now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, but as she navigates the feared Night Court's dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it.

The crown

May 2, 2016
Cass, Kiera, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
279 pages ; 22 cm
Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.

Genius : the game

May 2, 2016
Gout, Leopoldo.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016.
294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Three underprivileged young prodigies from across the world with incredible skills in technology and engineering team up to become the heroes the world never knew they could be"-- Provided by publisher.

Picture perfect

May 2, 2016
Smale, Holly, author.
404 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Great Britain in 2014 by HarperCollins Children's Books.
Since she returned from her last modeling job, Harriet's biggest worry has been the wait between phone calls from her perfect boyfriend, Nick. Then Harriet's dad gets a job in America. In New York City, land of skyscrapers and taxicabs. A place so exciting that Harriet isn't even upset to leave her friends and her plans behind, especially since she'll be able to see Nick while she's there.

Love & gelato

April 29, 2016
Welch, Jenna Evans, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
389 pages ; 22 cm
"After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mothers's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets"-- Provided by publisher.

The unexpected everything

April 29, 2016
Matson, Morgan, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2016.
519 pages ; 22 cm
Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

Summer of Sloane

April 29, 2016
Schneider, Erin L., author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2016.
291 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre spends a summer in Hawaii as she deals with being betrayed by both her boyfriend and her best friend, and she and her twin brother Penn begin new, complicated, romances.

If I was your girl

April 29, 2016
Russo, Meredith, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.

A buss from LaFayette

April 29, 2016
Jensen, Dorothea.
[United States] : Boutique of Quality Books Pub. Co., ©2016.
xv, 249 p. ; 23 cm.
Tuesday, June 21, 1825 -- Wednesday, June 22, 1825 -- Thursday, June 23, 1825 -- Friday, June 24, 1825 -- Saturday, June 25, 1825 -- Sunday, June 26, 1825 -- Monday, June 27, 1825 -- Afterword -- Selected Bibliography -- Glossary.
"Fourteen-year-old Clara Hargraves lives on a farm in Hopkinton, a small New Hampshire town, during the 19th century. She has a couple of big problems. First of all, she has a stepmother, Priscilla, who used to be her spinster schoolteacher aunt. Clara, still grieving her mother, resents that her late mother’s older sister has not only married her father but is about to have a baby. To make matters worse, zPrissy Priscillay keeps trying to make the rambunctious, clever, and witty Clara act like a proper young lady. Secondly, Clara has red hair, making her a target for teasing by a handsome older boy, Dickon Weeks, and by her pretty seventeen-year-old Dread Cousin Hetty. Clara, however, has a secret plan she hopes will change this. During the last week of June, 1825, Clara’s town is abuzz because the famous General Lafayette is about to visit their state during his farewell tour of America. In those eventful seven days, Clara learns a lot about her family, Hetty, Dickon, and herself. In addition, she hears many stories from her family, neighbors, veterans, and from Lafayette himself. Through these tales, she comes to understand the huge and vital role the French aristocrat played in America’s Revolutionary War. She also comes to see that her problems might not be quite so terrible after all." --Back cover.


April 29, 2016
Hawke, Rosanne, author.
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
206 pages : map ; 20 cm.
A moving story of one child's life in a conflict zone. Shahana is a young girl living in war-torn Kashmir who lives alone with her young brother in the shadow of the Line of Control, the border patrolled by Pakistani and Indian soldiers that divides Kashmir in two. Life is hard, but Shahana ekes out a living with her beautiful embroidery. Then she finds a boy lying unconscious near the border. Zahid is from across the Line of Control, and Shahana takes a terrible risk by sheltering him. But how can she give Zahid up to the authorities when she knows he'll be imprisoned, or worse?

Sisters of salt and iron

April 29, 2016
Cross, Kady, 1971- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2016]
345 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Sisters of blood and spirit.
The spirit of Wren Noble is lonely even though she talks with her living twin sister Lark. Then Wren meets Noah, the spirit of a young man who died a century ago. But Noah has a dark influence on Wren and Lark's distrust of him drives the sisters apart for the first time in their lives. As Halloween approaches, Lark must find a way to stop whatever deadly act Noah is planning, even if it means going through her sister to do so.

Empress of the world

April 29, 2016
Ryan, Sara.
New York : Speak, 2012.
213, 15, [37], 24 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Original ed. published: New York : Viking, 2001.
Illustrations in supplemental material only.
Supplemental material includes: Me and Edith Head / Sara Ryan ; illustrated by Steve Lieber -- Click / Sara Ryan ; illustrated by Dylan Meconis -- Comparative anatomy / Sara Ryan ; illustrated by Natalie Nourigat.
While attending a summer institute for gifted students, fifteen-year-old Nic meets a girl named Battle, falls in love with her, and finds the relationship to be difficult and confusing.

The art of not breathing

April 28, 2016
Alexander, Sarah.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
275 pages ; 22 cm
"Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. When cute, mysterious Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea." -- Provided by publisher.

Mr. Fahrenheit

April 28, 2016
Martin, T. Michael, author.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Longing to escape the town where his family grew up, Benji and his friends accidentally shoot down a flying saucer at the local quarry, and confront old tensions when they decide to investigate the ship's mysteries on their own.

The Raven King : book IV of the Raven cycle

April 28, 2016
Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
439 pages ; 22 cm.
Not believing in true love, Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true love's death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

The last full measure

April 28, 2016
Reedy, Trent, author.
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
446 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Danny Wright is considered to be a hero by many in the rebel held area of Idaho and the Northwest, but he has little faith in what passes for a government there, or in the secretive and repressive Brotherhood--and when nuclear weapons are detonated in Washington, D.C. and New York, the Civil War suddenly turns into World War III.

Drag teen : a tale of angst and wigs

April 28, 2016
Self, Jeffery, author.
261 pages ; 22 cm
JT is a gay high school senior determined to get out of Clearwater, Florida, and be the first person in his family to go to college, even though he can not figure out how to pay for it--until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition where the first prize is a college scholarship.

In the swish

April 28, 2016
Green, Dawn (Lisa Michelle Dawn), author.
368 pages ; 19 cm

The incident on the bridge

April 27, 2016
McNeal, Laura, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
326 pages ; 22 cm
When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge it looks like there is only one thing to call it and the town prepares to mourn the loss, but her sister Ted, and Fen, the new kid in town, are not convinced and they set out to figure out what happened on that bridge and find Thisbe.

Double down

April 27, 2016
Bond, Gwenda, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
382 pages ; 22 cm.
"Superman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics."
Lois Lane has settled into life in Metropolis High, with new friends and a challenging job as a junior reporter--but after a visit to the "Suicide Slum" in search of a human interest story, she finds herself and her online more-than-friend SmallvilleGuy embroiled in a mystery involving a mysterious flying man, and the dirty criminal underbelly of Metropolis.


April 27, 2016
Kagawa, Julie, author.
380 pages ; 22 cm
Ember stands with Riley and his band of rogue dragons, instead of becoming an assassin for Talon. Meanwhile, she's lost contact with her twin brother Dante, as well as with Garret, a former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side.

Keep me in mind

April 27, 2016
Reed, Jaime, author.
New York : Point, 2016.
329 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Ellia Dawson wakes up in the hospital with retrograde amnesia, unable to remember Liam McPherson, the boyfriend who insists that they are in love--Liam is devastated, and, desparate to reawaken her memories, begins to write the story of their relationship, convinced that it will somehow recreate their relationship.

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