New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

August 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The ghost of Karl Marx

August 26, 2015
Calan, Ronan de, narrator.
Zurich-Berlin : diaphanes, [2015]
"Plato & Co."
"French edition ; Ronan de Calan & Donatien Mary : Le fantôme de Karl Marx ; Les petits Platons, Paris 2012" --verso.
"In The Ghost of Karl Marx, the philosopher is saddened when the town weavers must sell their cloth cheaply to compete with machines. The farmers too cannot sell their crops and have no money to buy new seeds. Forced to leave their work, the townspeople form an angry crowd in front of the factories, but what is to be done when there are so many hungry people and so few jobs to pay for food to eat? Concealed in one of the weavers’ sheets, the philosopher makes a solemn vow to give this story a happy ending by finding the Market, that infernal magician, and ridding the town of him once and for all."--Provided by publisher.

13 days of midnight

August 25, 2015
Hunt, Leo, author
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
327 pages ; 22 cm
When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance: a Host of eight unique, powerful, and restless spirits. Unfortunately, Luke has no clue how to manage them, which the ghosts figure out pretty quickly. Armed with only his father's indecipherable notes, and a locked copy of "The Book of Eight", Luke struggles to adapt to his new role as a necromancer. --From dust jacket flap

The letter for the king

August 25, 2015
Dragt, Tonke, author.
517 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published as: De Brief voor de koning, in 1962.
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2013 by Pushkin Press."
On the night of his final vigil before being knighted, Tiuri answers a request to deliver an urgent letter to a distant kingdom across the Great Mountains--a journey that will threaten his life and teach him the true meaning of what it is to be a knight.

Legacy of kings

August 25, 2015
Herman, Eleanor, 1960- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2015]
411 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Katerina, on a mission to kill the queen, falls in love with Alexander, Prince of Macedonia. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander's unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

When Kacey left

August 25, 2015
Green, Dawn, author.
Markham, ON : Red Deer Press, [2015]
227 pages ; 20 cm

Hide and seek

August 25, 2015
Casey, Jane (Jane E.)
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
278 pages ; 22 cm
"A Jess Tennant novel"--Cover.
Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant is pleased to see that tiny Port Sentinel, England, goes all out for Christmas, but when Gilly Poynter, one of Jess's classmates, disappears leaving behind only her diary and unanswered questions, Jess joins the investigation to find Gilly before it is too late.


August 25, 2015
Bach, Mette, 1976-, author.
175 pages ; 19 cm.
"RL 3.0/Teen fiction"--Back cover.
Academics have never been Sofie's strong point; she's too busy spending all of her free time with her boyfriend, Paul, the captain of her Surrey high school's soccer team. When her English teacher implements a new program that pairs her with straight-A student Clea, Sofie worries about how Paul will react to her hanging out with the only out lesbian at school. Sofie is as surprised as Paul at how close she and Clea quickly become. When Sofie discovers that Clea is planning a road trip to check out some American colleges over the winter break, she invites herself along, causing more issues with Paul. But it's only after a college student asks if Sofie identifies as a "femme" lesbian that she starts to question her own sexuality and her relationship with both Clea and Paul.


August 25, 2015
Preston, Natasha.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
328 pages ; 21 cm
"A car accident causes Scarlett to start remembering pieces of an unfamiliar past. When a new guy moves into town, Scarlett feels an instant spark. But Noah knows the truth of Scarlett's past, and he's determined to shield her from it...because Scarlett grew up in a cult called Eternal Light, controlled by her biological parents. And they want her back"-- Provided by publisher.


August 25, 2015
Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- author.
New York, New York : Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2015.
320 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Everything changes for San Bernardino teenage suburbanite Jim Sturges when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

Rusty summer

August 25, 2015
McKinley, Mary, author.
276 pages ; 21 cm
"With graduation a month away, I'm hitting the road with my best friends Beau, Leonie, and Leonie's awesome dog, The Bomb. We've all got something on our minds. Beau is schooling our school for ignoring brutal bullying. Beautiful, crazy Leonie is striving to become a model. And I'm drilling to join a local roller derby team, the Rat City Roller Girls, where my bulk is actually a benefit! But first, somewhere between finals and graduation, I need some answers. I need to see my dad. Face to face. Unless he's moved without telling me, my dad is out in the wilds of Alaska -- somewhere remote, beautiful, and amazing, where there will be wild animals, and hot guys, and adventures and lies and heartbreaks. It's further from home than any of us have ever been. Sometimes that's how far you need to go to figure out exactly where you want to be."--back cover.

A tale of light and shadow

August 25, 2015
Gowans, Jacob, author.
[Salt Lake City, Utah] : Shadow Mountain, [2014]
392 pages : map ; 24 cm
Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it; where magic is feared by all but a few; where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station. Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. Unknown to either, a dark prophecy has set in motion events which will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas by eclipsing the world in shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.

Secrets of Neverak

August 25, 2015
Gowans, Jacob, author.
ix, 493 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Henry Vestin, along with his sister and his friends, continues the quest to save Isabelle, the woman he loves, from the clutches of the Emperor of Neverak, whose plans for war draw ever closer.


August 25, 2015
Sun, Amanda.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2015]
287 pages ; 21 cm.
"After almost a year in Japan, Katie Greene has finally unearthed the terrible secret behind her boyfriend Tomohiro's deadly ability to bring drawings to life--not only is he descended from Kami, the ancient Japanese gods, but he is the heir to a tragedy that occurred long ago, a tragedy that's about to repeat. Even as the blood of a vengeful god rages inside Tomo, Katie is determined to put his dark powers to sleep. In order to do so, she and Tomo must journey to find the three Imperial Treasures of Japan."--Jacket flap.

Every last breath

August 25, 2015
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2015]
394 pages ; 21 cm.
Half-demon, half-gargoyle Layla faces tough choices as she must decide between light and dark while she battles a powerful demon in order to protect her friend Sam from a fate worse than death.

Keepers of the labyrinth

August 24, 2015
Moulton, Erin E.
xi, 287 pages ; 22 cm
"Lil Bennett goes to Crete to find answers about the circumstances of her mother's death, and there finds herself entangled in an adventure of mythical proportions that leads her and her friends through the very labyrinth in which the real Minotaur was imprisoned"-- Provided by publisher.

Code of honor

August 24, 2015
Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
278 pages ; 22 cm
When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.

Another day

August 24, 2015
Levithan, David, author.
330 pages ; 22 cm
Companion book to: Every day.
"Rhiannon is disappointed that her neglectful boyfriend Justin doesn't remember the one perfect day they shared, until a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person... wasn't Justin at all"-- Provided by publisher.

A little in love

August 24, 2015
Fletcher, Susan, 1979- author.
New York : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2015.
277 pages ; 22 cm
"Based on the original classic novel by Victor Hugo."
Eponine, the street girl from Les Misérables, tells the story of her life and her unrequited love for Marius, which ultimately leads to her death on the barricades during the short-lived rebellion of June 1832.

Dead upon a time

August 24, 2015
Paulson, Elizabeth M., author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
211 pages ; 22 cm
A sinister kidnapper is on the loose in Kate Hood's world, and when her grandmother disappears from her cottage in the woods, leaving behind tapestries showing the torments being inflicted on the victims, Kate knows she will have to find the witch responsible on her own--that is until the King's daughter is also kidnapped.

The dead girls of Hysteria Hall

August 24, 2015
Alender, Katie, author.
New York, NY : Point, 2015.
329 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Cordelia and her family move into the house they just inherited in Pennsylvania, a former insane asylum the locals call Hysteria Hall--unfortunately the house does not want defiant girls like Delia, so it kills her, and as she wanders the house, meeting the other ghosts and learning the dark secrets of the Hall, she realizes that she has to find a way to save her sister, parents, and perhaps herself.

Diary of a haunting

August 24, 2015
Verano, M.
New York : Simon Pulse, [2015]
313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
After her parents' high-profile divorce, sixteen-year-old Paige is forced to leave Los Angeles for a rambling Victorian mansion in small-town Idaho where she soon notices strange occurrences that seem to be building toward some unspeakable horror.

Hello, goodbye, and everything in between

August 24, 2015
Smith, Jennifer E., 1980-
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
248 pages ; 22 cm
High school sweethearts Clare and Aidan spend the night before they leave for college reminiscing about their relationship and deciding whether they should stay together or break up.

Date with a rockstar

August 24, 2015
Gagnon, Sarah, author.
New York, NY : Spencer Hill Contemporary, 2015.
263 pages ; 21 cm
"Monet isn't just another lust-struck teenager trying to win the heart of Rock God Jeremy Bane--she needs the prize money from his new reality show to cure her illness. Monet has Fluxem, a contagious disease that’s spread through saliva. It's completely curable if you have enough money, which she and her single mother don’t. Now that she's on the show, Monet has to work harder to keep her Fluxem hidden. She only has to keep the secret long enough to woo Jeremy Bane so he picks her as the winner. She doesn’t even care about the love part; the prize alone will change her life. But the real Jeremy Bane is nothing like she imagined. Monet finds herself fighting against feelings that make her want to give in to her attraction and Jeremy’s attempts for a kiss. The further she goes in the competition, the more impossible it becomes to resist him--and when the producers turn the tables and start digging up dirt on the contestants, Monet fears her secret will be revealed before she's ready and ruin everything. The only way to win Jeremy's heart is to tell him the truth, but confessing her disease could cost her the competition, the prize money, and him."--Provided by publisher.

From a distant star

August 24, 2015
McQuestion, Karen, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2015]
272 pages ; 22 cm
When Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered. But when she finds an unidentifiable object on his family's farm--and government agents come to claim it--she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems.

Until Friday night

August 24, 2015
Glines, Abbi.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
328 pages ; 22 cm
In the small town of Lawton, Alabama, star high school quarterback West Ashby meets new girl Maggie Carlton, both battling feelings of grief and sorrow.

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