New Arrivals · All Fiction

July 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Smooth operator : a Teddy Fay novel featuring Stone Barrington

July 25, 2016
Woods, Stuart, author.
©2016
339 pages ; 24 cm.
"When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide. and he knows just the right man for the job. Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice"-- Provided by publisher.

How to hang a witch

July 25, 2016
Mather, Adriana, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
358 pages ; 22 cm.
Follows fifteen-year-old Samantha Mather, who has moved to Salem with her stepmother 300 years after her family hanged witches there, to find she is ostracized by the witch descendants at school, as she unravels the lost secrets of the hangings and her family.

The angels' share : a Bourbon kings novel

July 25, 2016
Ward, J. R., 1969- author.
©2016
xi, 415 pages ; 24 cm.
"A bourbon kings novel" --Cover.
In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society--just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder ... No one is above suspicion--especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect ...Then, at the very brink of the family's demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior ... or the worst of all the sinners?

The beauty of the end

July 25, 2016
Howells, Debbie, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2016.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Living aimlessly in a cottage in the English countryside, Noah, an ex-lawyer who dabbles in armchair criminal psychology, is haunted by the memory of a former fiancé he has loved since childhood, whose name he endeavors to clear in the wake of a drug overdose and murder accusations.

A bee in her bonnet

July 25, 2016
Beckstrand, Jennifer, author.
New York : Kensignton Publishing, 2016.
330 pages ; 18 cm
Lively, determined, and independent, Poppy Christner isn't about to let some vandal keep making mischief on her family's farm. She's been outrunning boys and standing up for picked-on children ever since she was a girl--no matter how much her prideful, arrogant, schoolmate Luke Bontrager insulted her. So Poppy certainly doesn't need his interference now, especially since he's made it plain he prefers demure, ladylike companions. In fact, if Luke doesn't stop helping her find the culprit--and growing humble and remorseful-- she'll be forced to notice how handsome his change-of-heart is making him. And that could mean falling in love--maybe for a lifetime...

The last road home

July 25, 2016
Johnson, Danny, 1946- author.
©2016
319 pages ; 21 cm
"At eight years old, Raeford "Junebug" Hurley has known more than his share of hard lessons. After the sudden death of his parents, he goes to live with his grandparents on a farm surrounded by tobacco fields and lonesome woods. There he meets Fancy Stroud and her twin brother, Lightning, the children of black sharecroppers on a neighboring farm. As years pass, the friendship between Junebug and bright, compassionate Fancy takes on a deeper intensity. Junebug, aware of all the ways in which he and Fancy are more alike than different, habitually bucks against the casual bigotry that surrounds them--dangerous in a community ruled by the Klan. On the brink of adulthood, Junebug is drawn into a moneymaking scheme that goes awry--and leaves him with a dark secret he must keep from those he loves. And as Fancy, tired of saying yes'um and living scared, tries to find her place in the world, Junebug embarks on a journey that will take him through loss and war toward a hard-won understanding. At once tender and unflinching, The Last Road Home delves deep into the gritty, violent realities of the South's turbulent past, yet evokes the universal hunger for belonging"--Amazon.

Midsummer night's mischief

July 25, 2016
Hesse, Jennifer David, author.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
342 pages ; 18 cm
"A Wiccan wheel mystery"--Cover.
Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Keli is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli's career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case...But Keli weaves a tangled web when her investigations brings her up-close and personal with her suspects--including sexy Wes Callahan, her client's grandson. The tattooed bartender could be the man she's been looking for in more ways than one. As the sun sets on the mystical holiday, Keli will need just a touch of the divine to ferret out the real villain and return Edindale, and her heart, to a state of perfect harmony.

Spells and scones

July 25, 2016
Cates, Bailey, author.
©2016
310 pages ; 18 cm.
"Recipes included!"--Page 4 of cover.
"An Obsidian mystery."
"When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event. The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie's own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer before Angie gets served..."--Amazon.com.

Supernova : book two of the Lightless trilogy

July 25, 2016
Higgins, C. A. (Caitlin A.), author.
©2016
290 pages ; 24 cm
"The events of Lightless set off a revolution that torches the oppressive government surveillance state--and instates a new ruler who may prove just as tyrannical. But the story finds the human element in this political saga: Constance, the leader of the revolution, has won the galaxy, but may be losing her soul. Althea, the heroine of Lightless, has devoted her life to protecting her ship--which has now become sentient, and is learning what it means to be human"-- Provided by publisher.

You'll miss me when I'm gone

July 25, 2016
O'Brien, Kevin, 1955- author.
©2016
viii, 536 pages ; 20 cm
"Andrea Boyle moved to Seattle to give her seventeen-year-old nephew, Spencer, a fresh start after the death of his parents. Andrea has found her own new beginning with Luke, a successful playwright and father of a teenage son, Damon. The boys appear to have little in common, but in truth they share a private torment. When a tragedy befalls Damon, it's just the beginning of a nightmare that unfolds. But the worst is yet to come once a dark secret from Spencer's past is exposed. And when Luke is brutally attacked, both of their futures are at stake. Now it's up to Andrea to prove Spencer's innocence to the police--and to herself. Because for reasons she has revealed to no one, even Andrea can't help questioning the truth--and fearing that she may be next to pay the ultimate price."--Page 4 of cover.

Dark matter : a novel

July 25, 2016
Crouch, Blake, author.
©2016
342 pages ; 25 cm
One night after an evening out, Jason Dessen, forty-year-old physics professor living with his wife and son in Chicago, is kidnapped at gunpoint by a masked man, driven to an abandoned industrial site and injected with a powerful drug. As he wakes, a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend." But this life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife; his son was never born; and he's not an ordinary college professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something impossible. Is it this world or the other that's the dream? How can he possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could have imagined--one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. -- adapted from Fantastic Fiction website.

After Anna

July 25, 2016
Lake, Alex, author.
London : Harper, 2015.
408 pages ; 20 cm
A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless. The police are at a loss ; her parents are beyond grief. Their daughter is lost forever-perhaps dead, perhaps enslaved. But the biggest mystery is yet to come : one week after she was abducted, Anna is returned.

Brain storm : Angela Richman, death investigator

July 25, 2016
Viets, Elaine, 1950- author.
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2016]
305 pages ; 21 cm.
The ultrawealthy families of Chouteau Forest may look down on a woman like death investigator Angela Richman, but they also rely on her. When a horrific car crash kills a Forest teenage, Angela is among the first on the scene. Her investigation is hardly underway, however, when she suffers a series of crippling strokes.

The language of dying

July 25, 2016
Pinborough, Sarah, 1972- author.
New York : Jo Fletcher Books, 2016.
130 pages ; 22 cm
"In this emotionally gripping, genre-defying novella from Sarah Pinborough, a woman sits at her father's bedside, watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters--she is the middle child of five--have all turned up over the past week to pay their last respects. Each is traumatized in his or her own way, and the bonds that unite them to each other are fragile--as fragile perhaps as the old man's health. With her siblings all gone, back to their self-obsessed lives, she is now alone with the faltering wreck of her father's cancer-ridden body. It is always at times like this when it--the dark and nameless, the impossible, presence that lingers along the fringes of the dark fields beyond the house--comes calling. As the clock ticks away in the darkness, she can only wait for it to find her, a reunion she both dreads and aches for.."-- Provided by publisher.

Cotton : a novel

July 25, 2016
Heald, Paul J., 1959- author.
New York : Yucca Publishing, [2016]
356 pages ; 21 cm.
"When new evidence arises in a cold case, can Professor Hopkins refrain from delving into a newfound world of corruption, vice, and danger? Stanley Hopkins cannot resist the invitation from a honey-voiced US attorney asking him to track down the source of photographs of a young dance major abducted five years earlier from her apartment in Clarkeston, Georgia. A journalist has stumbled across newly posted pictures of Diana Cavendish on the Internet, apparently taken just days before she disappeared with her boyfriend. While Stanley deals with vexing personal problems and scrambles to identify the owner of the website that acquired the photos, small-town journalist James Murphy and federal prosecutor Melanie Wilkerson uncover new evidence of the crime--and the cover-up--that ranges far beyond the confines of the victim's quaint Georgia college town. This second installment of the Clarkeston Chronicles presents new challenges for Hopkins that take him far from the California base he established in Death in Eden and introduces him to a fascinating group of collaborators who will anchor him in small-town Georgia. This second installment of the Clarkeston Chronicles presents new challenges for Hopkins that take him far from the California base he established in Death in Eden and introduces him to a fascinating group of collaborators who will anchor him in small-town Georgia"-- Provided by publisher.

All you need is fudge

July 22, 2016
Coco, Nancy.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2016.
344 pages ; 17 cm.
"The annual yacht race off the coast of Mackinac Island, Michigan, is a highlight of the summer season, and Allie is pulling out all the stops making chocolate centerpieces for the occasion. Unfortunately, she and her bichonpoo, Mal, also pull a dead body from the murky waters of the marina. When Allie's boyfriend's sister becomes the prime suspect, Allie dives into investigating the murder herself."--Back cover.

Fearless

July 22, 2016
Kincaid, Kimberly, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016].
viii, 343 pages ; 17 cm
"Zebra contemporary romance"--spine.
"A rescue squad novel"--cover.
"Firefighter Cole Everett's life revolves around the firehouse. Committed to saving lives--and to the guys who always have his back in the most dangerous moments on the job--Cole's focus is a coveted spot on the Fairview Rescue Squad. When his captain asks him to mentor a rookie firefighter, he jumps at the chance, hoping it will help to prove his skill. But the new "guy" is none other than Savannah Nelson, a female firefighter as stubbornly determined as Cole is, and a while lot curvier in all the right places."--Back cover.

Firefly summer

July 22, 2016
Rossiter, Nan Parson.
©2016
316 pages ; 21 cm
Includes recipes and reading group guide.
The close-knit Quinn siblings enjoyed the kind of idyllic childhood that seems made for greeting cards, spending each summer at Whit's End, the family's home on Cape Cod. Then comes the summer of 1964, warm and lush after a rainy spring -- perfect firefly weather. Sisters Birdie, Remy, Sailor, Piper, and their brother, Easton, delight in catching the insects in mason jars to make blinking lanterns. Until, one terrible night, tragedy strikes. Decades later, the sisters have carved out separate lives on the Cape. Through love and heartbreak, health issues, raising children, and caring for their aging parents, they have supported each other, rarely mentioning their deep childhood loss. But one evening, as they sit together at Whit's End to watch the sun set, the gathering fireflies elicit memories of that long-ago night, and a tumult of regrets, guilt, and secrets tumble out.

Let's play make-believe

July 22, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : BookShots, Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
113, 15 pages ; 18 cm

Live and let growl

July 22, 2016
Berenson, Laurien, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2016.
279 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Melanie Travis canine mystery"--Cover.
When her Aunt Peg lands a gig as judge at a Kentucky dog show, Melanie Travis welcomes the opportunity for a road trip. Too bad a killer has planned a deadly detour. Within three days of her arrival, Ellie Gates has been found dead. Though the police and the family believe the death to be an accident, Aunt Peg is sure they are wrong. Melanie discovers that Miss Ellie was a woman of many secrets. And she must quickly determine which one was fatal before Melanie herself becomes the next target.

Sweet surprises

July 22, 2016
McCoy, Shirlee, author.
©2016
314 pages ; 18 cm.
"Zebra contemporary romance"--Spine.
"A home sweet home novel"--Cover.
"In Benevolence, Washington, the Lamont family's delectable handmade chocolates are a precious tradition--and always a reason to return home. And for the most rebellious of the three Lamont sisters, they provide a chance to create a tempting new future, complete with delicious happiness...Neighbors always ready to help, a laid-back pace--former model Brenna Lamont needs everything that once made her leave her hometown. To help her pregnant sister Addie, Brenna is back to run the family store, Chocolate Haven, and figure out how to start over. But she just can't make the one-of-a-kind Lamont fudge or make herself really fit in. And with handsome restaurateur River Maynard causing her troubles to boil over big time, can Brenna risk going after what she really wants? River already has his hands full helping his ailing foster mother save her ranch for troubled children. He's got no time for anything but reality and hard choices. But somehow, a daily dose of Lamont chocolates is helping his mom feel better. And Brenna's kindness and warmth is making him hungry for an unexpected new dream only she and Benevolence's magical sweetness can make come true..."--Page 4 of cover.

The invitation : a novel

July 22, 2016
Foley, Lucy (Novelist), author.
New York : Little Brown and Company, 2016.
426 pages ; 24 cm
A sultry love story set along the Italian Riviera about a beautiful young socialite desperate to hide her past and a journalist with his own dark secrets who is determined to save her.

Behind the throne : the Indranan war: book 1

July 22, 2016
Wagers, K. B., author.
New York : Orbit, 2016.
423 pages ; 21 cm
Hail Bristol has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. When she is dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir, she finds that trading her ship for a palace is her most dangerous move yet.

The discourtesy of death

July 22, 2016
Brodrick, William, 1960- author.
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2016.
344 pages ; 24 cm.
"A Father Anselm thriller"--Cover.
An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood's Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner, believed by everyone to have died peacefully two years previously from a sudden attack of cancer. But for this letter there is no evidence, no suspect and no crime.

Margherita's notebook

July 22, 2016
Flumeri, Elisabetta, author.
New York : Washington Square Press, 2016.
308 pages ; 21 cm
"Escape to the winding cobblestone streets and rolling hills of Tuscany in this delicious, romantic, and charming tale of irresistible attraction and dreams fulfilled, complete with mouthwatering authentic Italian recipes--perfect for fans of Chocolat and Under the Tuscan Sun. Margherita is a spirited young woman with a passion for cooking. When her heart is broken in Rome, she returns to her hometown of Roccafitta, a small Tuscan village filled with lovable eccentrics and beautiful vineyards. She dreams of saving enough money to reopen her late mother's restaurant and hopes she may find help from the handsome stranger in town, Nicola Ravelli. An aloof and ambitious businessman, Nicola is buying up the village's vineyards and is also on the lookout for a personal chef. Though the two dislike one another immediately, Nicola agrees to pay Margherita well for each delicious meal she prepares for his various business meetings. But with each new dish, Nicola discovers that he is the one being seduced and Margherita realizes that she is expressing much more through her cooking than she cares to admit. Featuring the recipes for the seductive Italian dishes described in the story, including roast duck and the delectable pastry, baci di dama (a lady's kiss), Margherita's Notebook is an engaging and warm celebration of the power of food and its ability to nourish, stimulate, and express emotion--a satisfying read for every season"-- Provided by publisher.

The Di Sione secret baby

July 21, 2016
Blake, Maya, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2016]
216 pages ; 17 cm.
Charity CEO Allegra Di Sione can't fail in her mission to retrieve her grandfather's beloved box from Sheikh Rahim Al-Hadi, which is why she gets caught in Rahim's sumptuous bedroom trying to steal it! Seducing the gorgeous sheikh is her only chance at escape! But when Allegra slips away the next morning, she's unaware she now carries something infinitely more precious--and that when Rahim finds out, he'll have no choice but to make his enticing thief his queen! --Back cover.

Marrying her royal enemy

July 21, 2016
Hayward, Jennifer (Romantic fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin, [2016]
216 pages ; 17 cm
Most women would kill to be draped in ivory lace and walking up the aisle toward King Kostas Laskos. Stella Constantinides isn't most women. But for peace in her kingdom, she's agreed to marry the man she once bared her heart to with disastrous effect. The feisty princess refuses to be his pawn, yet one night in their marriage bed proves that Stella will never be immune to her husband's charms. Soon Stella begins to see a truth behind the sins of their past…and she finds herself doing what she swore she'd never do—fall for her husband!-- Back cover.

In the sheikh's service

July 21, 2016
Stephens, Susan, 1949- author.
©2016
216 pages ; 17 cm.
Sheikh Shazim Al Q'Aqabi is horrified to discover that the woman who will execute his late brother's conservation dream is the exotic dancer he encountered in London! But Isla Sinclair's feisty nature is like a cool glass of water in the desert to the unchallenged ruler. For his entire life, Shazim's only mistress has been duty. Now he's considering a far more pleasurable way to spend his nights under the desert stars. Yet acting on his desire for such an unsuitable woman would be tantamount to treason! Shazim will have to make the hardest decision of his life… --Back cover.

His mistress for a week

July 21, 2016
Milburne, Melanie, author.
©2016
216 pages ; 17 cm.
Ten years ago bookshop assistant Clementine Scott clashed spectacularly with architect Alistair Hawthorne. After the humiliation of that night she swore she'd never have anything to do with any man ever again, especially the arrogant Alistair! But when Clem's brother disappears with Alistair's stepsister, she isn't given a choice...she will be going with Alistair to Monte Carlo to retrieve them! Forced together for one week, they quickly realize that their enmity masks simmering, sizzling lust. They strike a deal: for one week only, all bets--and clothes--are off! --Backcover.

Crowned for the Prince's heir

July 21, 2016
Kendrick, Sharon, author.
©2016
216 pages ; 17 cm.
Dress designer Lisa Bailey reluctantly broke off her relationship with Luc, knowing an affair with the prince had no future. But one last stolen encounter left her quaking with passion, drenched in desire and unexpectedly pregnant! Months later, Prince Luciano Leonides of Mardovia is on the brink of the perfect political marriage when a news article shows Lisa with an obvious bump! His baby. With Mardovian royal blood. Now he must claim his heir at any cost. She may be an unsuitable bride but she will become his queen!

Claiming his wedding night

July 21, 2016
Fuller, Louise (Romance author), author.
©2016
217 pages ; 17 cm.
Addie Farrell's marriage to casino magnate Malachi King lasted exactly one day, until she discovered their love was a sham. Now, with funding for her children's charity about to be cut, Addie must face her husband-and their dangerously seductive chemistry-once again! Humiliated and frustrated after Addie's sudden departure, Malachi seizes the chance to put the power back where it belongs: in his hands. The deal: Malachi will give her the money she desperately needs, if she returns to his side...and finally he will claim his long-awaited wedding night!

Carides's forgotten wife

July 21, 2016
Yates, Maisey, author.
©2016
218 pages ; 17 cm.
Greek billionaire Leon Carides has it all: wealth, power, notoriety, even a wife-though he's never touched his convenient, innocent bride. Then an accident rids this damaged, debauched playboy of his memories...Leon remembers nothing, except his wife's sparkling blue eyes. Now the desire he feels for Rose overrides the gaps in his past, making her impossible to resist! But when his sins catch up with him, can Rose forgive the mistakes of the man he once was? Or will Leon lose more than just his memory?

The playboy's ruthless pursuit

July 21, 2016
Lee, Miranda, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
218 pages ; 17 cm.
"When you're as handsome, dynamic and wealthy as British tycoon Jeremy Barker-Whittle, there's no shortage of stunning women willing to share your bed. So when Alice Waterhouse says no, it's a challenge the jaded playboy can't refuse. But discovering Alice's carefully guarded innocence brings an end to Jeremy's thoughts of briefly stolen passion. The cynical CEO must put aside this delicate beauty...until Alice shocks him by asking him to take her virginity! As Jeremy toys with the temptation to be the first man to show Alice pleasure, he's unaware that she could be the first woman to tame him..." -- Back cover.

Truly madly guilty

July 21, 2016
Moriarty, Liane, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
418 pages ; 25 cm
"Three cute kids. One small dog. It's just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families."--Provided by publisher.

Fatal odds : a novel

July 21, 2016
Dobbyn, John F.
©2016
344 pages ; 24 cm
"Danger escalates as Michael Knight and Lex Devlin enter into the defense of a Puerto Rican jockey charged with felony murder as a result of a fixed race at Boston's Suffolk Downs. As their investigation exposes the jockey's role, they become embroiled in a conflict between two Puerto Rican crime gangs. One of these gangs is aligned for the first time with Boston's Italian Mafia. They are tapping into almost limitless profits from the illicit trace of exotic and endangered wild animals captured in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil and smuggled through the shoreline of the Florida Keys. Working to free their client and to prevent the brutal abuse of these vulnerable animals, Michael and Lex find themselves squarely in the crossfire of rival organized crime gangs from the barrio of Jamaica Plain, Boston, to the gang-dominated streets of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico."--Page [4] of book jacket.

Redemption

July 21, 2016
Driza, Debra, author.
©2016
408 pages ; 22 cm.
Mila has been running for her life for so long. But there might be nowhere left for her to go. Especially now that she's an incredible danger to herself and anyone who dares get close to her. That's why Mila has gone into hiding with her friend, tech expert Lucas. She can't take the risk of hurting people worse than the way she hurt Hunter: the boy she'll always love, the boy who might never forgive her for what she's done. But then Mila discovers that General Holland has plans that are an even bigger threat to humanity than she is. Mila must make a choice: either push aside her fears and fight him with everything she's got... or turn her back on the world forever.

Yaqui Delgado quiere darte una paliza

July 21, 2016
Medina, Meg, author.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2016
294 pages ; 22 cm
"Una mañana antes de ir a clase, una niña le dice a Piddy Sánchez que Yaqui Delgado la odia y que quiere darle una paliza. Piddy ni siquiera sabe quién es Yaqui, y mucho menos qué es lo que ha hecho para hacerla enfadar. Se dice que Yaqui piensa que Piddy es una estirada, que se menea al caminar y que no es lo suficiente latina dada su piel blanca, sus buenas calificaciones y su falta de acento. Y Yaqui no bromea, así que mejor que Piddy se cuide su espalda. En un principio, Piddy está más preocupada por saber más sobre su padre al que nunca conoció y cómo equilibrar los cursos de honores y su trabajo de fin de semana en el salón de belleza de su barrio. Pero, a medida que el hostigamiento aumenta, el hecho de evitar a Yaqui y a su pandilla empieza a ganar terreno y a ocupar un lugar importante en la vida de Piddy. ¿Existe alguna forma de que Piddy sobreviva sin aislarse o sin escapar? En esta novela fuertemente realista, Meg Medina retrata a una heroína solidaria que es forzada a decidir quién es verdaderamente." --Amazon.

Just can't let go

July 20, 2016
Morrison, Mary B., author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2016.
viii, 286 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes a reading group guide (pgs. 283-286)
New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison delivers an explosive second novel about the unforgettable Crystal women, a family battling to stay together as desire, deception, and ever-elusive happiness threaten to tear them apart...

Bullseye

July 20, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
©2016
339, 15 pages ; 25 cm.
"Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red-hot once again. Stepping directly into the line of fire, the president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart. Pulled away from his family and pressed into service, Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart-- and ignite a war the likes of which the world has never seen. With allegiances constantly in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president-- and the country-- before the assassins' deadly kill shot hits its mark."--Provided by publisher.

Bright blaze of magic

July 20, 2016
Estep, Jennifer, author.
©2016
308 pages ; 21 cm.
As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls. Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families--and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side...

The countdown

July 20, 2016
Derting, Kimberly, author.
©2016
378 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The replaced.
"In the concluding book in the otherworldly Taking trilogy, Kyra struggles to understand who she is as she races to save the world from complete destruction. Ever since Kyra was abducted by aliens and then returned to earth, she has known there was something different about her. Now she knows the truth: she is an alien too. Her alien captors replaced all her human DNA with their own -- gifting her with supernatural powers like incredible healing, enhanced eyesight, and telekinesis. But when she’s captured by an unexpected enemy, Kyra begins to wonder if her abilities are also a curse. And is she, as her enemies believe, meant to play some key role in helping an impending alien invasion? Is it programmed into her, something inescapable? Or can she fight that destiny? No matter what the truth is, Kyra is sure of one thing: She just rescued the love of her life, Tyler, and she is not going to stand by and let anyone hurt him or her friends. Whatever it takes, Kyra will do everything in her power to save the world…even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice." -- Amazon.com.

Chloe by design : measuring up

July 20, 2016
Gurevich, Margaret, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
378 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
In this compilation of four separately published books, Chloe is back in Santa Cruz for her senior year in high school, facing the challenge of reconnecting with her old friends, (and rivals), and that most troublesome problem of all--where to apply to college.

Killer look

July 19, 2016
Fairstein, Linda A., author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
383 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the runway, where American haute couture continually astounds with its creativity, daring, and innovation in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career."-- Provided by publisher.

Wasteland king

July 19, 2016
Saintcrow, Lilith, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2016.
341 pages ; 21 cm.
"The plague has broken loose, the Wild Hunt is riding, and the balance of power in the sidhe realms is still shifting. The Unseelie King has a grudge against Jeremiah Gallow, but it will have to wait. For he needs Gallow's services for a very delicate mission--and the prize for success is survival itself. In order to save both Robin Ragged and himself, Gallow will have to do the unspeakable.."-- Provided by publisher.

Little black dresses, little white lies

July 19, 2016
Stampler, Laura, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
348 pages ; 22 cm
Harper lands a dream summer internship at a trendy teen magazine in New York City, working as their resident dating blogger, but there is only one problem--she has absolutely zero dating experience.

Shiny broken pieces : a Tiny pretty things novel

July 19, 2016
Charaipotra, Sona, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. ©2016.
374 pages ; 22 cm
"June, Bette, and Gigi have given their all to dance at Manhattan's most elite ballet school. Now they are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose--and no one is playing nice."--Provided by publisher.

A world without you

July 19, 2016
Revis, Beth, author.
[New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
370 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. So when his worried parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes that he's actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have 'superpowers'. At the Academy, Bo falls in love with Sofia, who helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But Sofia, unable to overcome her depression, commits suicide, leaving Bo convinced that she's not dead but is stuck somewhere in the past. Determined to save her, Bo comes to realize that his choice lies between facing his demons head-on or succumbing to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves. -- adapted from book jacket.

The little old lady who broke all the rules : a novel

July 19, 2016
Ingelman-Sundberg, C., author.
©2012
389 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published as Kaffe med ran in Sweden in 2012.
"Fed up with early bedtimes and over-cooked veggies, a group of feisty seniors in a nursing home sets out to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywher. Their solution? White-collar crime!"--Provided by publisher.

Lost along the way

July 19, 2016
Duffy, Erin, author.
©2016
328 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
All through childhood and adolescence, Jane, Cara, and Meg swore their friendship would stand the test of time. But once they hit their twenties, life got more complicated. When Jane eloped with her wealthy new boyfriend and didn't invite them to the wedding, the small cracks and fissures in their once rock-solid relationship became a chasm. Years later, after her husband is arrested and publicly shamed for defrauding his clients, Jane realizes her life was a sham and flees to her childhood friends. Cara and Meg have troubles of their own, but as much as they'd love to see Jane get her comeuppance, they decide not to abandon their friend in her time of need, and slowly find ways to repair their broken bonds. With an amusing tone, Duffy explores complex issues, especially how much pressure women put on themselves and one another to be perfect and have everything together.-- adapted from NoveList and Library Journal.

Sarong party girls

July 19, 2016
Tan, Cheryl Lu-lien, author.
©2016
308 pages ; 24 cm
On the edge of twenty-seven, Jazzy hatches a plan for her and her best girlfriends: Sher, Imo, and Fann. Before the year is out, these Sarong Party Girls will all have spectacular weddings to expat ang moh-- caucasian-- husbands, with Chanel babies (half-white children--the ultimate status symbol) quickly to follow. Razor-sharp, spunky, and cheerfully brand-obsessed, Jazzy is a woman who plays to win. As she fervently pursues her quest to find the right husband, this driven yet tenderly vulnerable gold digger reveals the contentious gender politics and class tensions thrumming beneath the shiny exterior of Singapore's glamorous nightclubs and busy streets, its grubby wet markets and crowded hawker centers. Moving through her colorful, stratified world, she realizes she cannot ignore the troubling incongruity of new money and old-world attitudes that threatens to crush her dreams. Can Jazzy use her cunning and good looks to rise up the ladder in Asia's international capital? Vividly told in Singlish-- colorful Singaporean English with its distinctive cadence and slang-- Sarong Party Girls brilliantly captures the unique voice of this young, striving woman caught between worlds. With remarkable vibrancy and empathy, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan brings not only Jazzy, but her city of Singapore, to dazzling, dizzying life.--Page 2 of cover.

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