New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

May 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


May 29, 2015
Childs, Tera Lynn.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
298 pages ; 22 cm
Kenna feels inferior because everyone else has some talent or power, so when villains break into the lab where she interns she will not let criminals steal the research that will make her extraordinary too, but secrets are spilled and one of the villains saves her life, leading her to think about good and evil, heroes and villains, and what it means to be powerful and powerless.


May 28, 2015
Detweiler, Katelyn, author.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
449 pages ; 22 cm
Mina, seventeen, has everything going for her until she discovers she is pregnant and no one, especially her boyfriend and her father, will believe that she is a virgin except for the few who have faith that miracles are possible and that her unborn child could be the greatest miracle of all.

The cage

May 28, 2015
Shepherd, Megan, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
385 pages ; 22 cm
Cora wakes up in a cage on an alien planet where she meets the Kindred, her mysterious alien captors, and along with other teenager abductees must find a way to escape back to Earth.

Extraordinary means

May 28, 2015
Schneider, Robyn, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
324 pages ; 22 cm
Two teenagers with a deadly disease fall in love on the brink of a cure.

Tiny pretty things

May 28, 2015
Charaipotra, Sona, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
438 pages ; 22 cm
Three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet academy compete for the status of prima ballerina, with each willing to sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.

Kissing in America

May 28, 2015
Rabb, Margo, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
391 pages ; 22 cm
When she falls for a boy who moves to California without any warning, sixteen-year-old Eva and her best friend, Annie, set off on a road trip to the West Coast to see him again, confronting the complex truth about love along the way.


May 28, 2015
Krys, Michelle.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
361 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Hexed.
While searching for her missing best friend, sixteen-year-old Indigo, a newly discovered witch, practices her magic skills as the centuries-old war between the witches and sorcerers continues.

Daughter of deep silence

May 28, 2015
Ryan, Carrie.
New York, New York : Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
378 pages ; 22 cm
At fourteen, Frances survived a slaughter that claimed the lives of her parents and best friend, Libby, but she took on Libby's identity and wealth while plotting revenge against the powerful Wells family and now, at age eighteen, is ready to destroy them, including her first love, Grey.

We will be crashing shortly

May 28, 2015
Gillespie, Hollis.
Blue Ash, OH : Merit Press, [2015]
239 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Unaccompanied minor.
"A young airplane pilot with an affinity for crashing finds herself stranded on a disabled plane in the middle of the ocean"-- Provided by publisher.

No-where but here

May 28, 2015
McGarry, Katie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2015]
494 pages ; 22 cm
When a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives Emily never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Taking hold : from migrant childhood to Columbia University

May 27, 2015
Jiménez, Francisco, 1943- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
191 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Sequel to: The circuit, Reaching out, and Breaking through.
"In this fourth book in his award-winning memoir series, Francisco Jimenez leaves everything behind in California--a loving family, a devoted girlfriend, and the culture that shaped him-- to attend Columbia University in New York City"-- Provided by publisher.


May 26, 2015
Reyes, M. G., author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
384 pages ; 22 cm
Legally liberated from parental control for different reasons, six teenagers share a house in Venice Beach, acting as a family, while harboring dangerous secrets.

Shadow of the wolf

May 26, 2015
Hall, Tim K., 1977- author.
New York, NY : David Fickling Books : Scholastic Inc., 2015.
471 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by David Fickling Books."
Two events change young Robin Loxley's life forever--he encounters a wargwolf in the woods and returns home days later to discover that his family, believing him dead, have left the village, and six months later he meets the young and rebellious Lady Marian.

Anything could happen

May 26, 2015
Walton, Will.
New York : Push, 2015.
281 pages ; 22 cm
"Tretch Farm lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his best friend, Matt Gooby. Matt has two gay dads, but isn't all that gay himself . . . which doesn't stop Tretch from loving him anyway. Things get even more complicated when a girl falls for Tretch, and Tretch doesn't know how to put her off without revealing everything to everyone. Meanwhile, his family is facing some challenges of its own, and it's going to take Tretch coming out and coming to peace with his situation for his life to move forward" -- provided by publisher.


May 26, 2015
Frank, E. R., author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]
315 pages ; 22 cm
Fourteen-year-old Dime, a foster child in Newark, New Jersey, finds love and family as a prostitute, but when her pimp rejects her for a new girl, will Dime have the strength to leave?

The tenderness of thieves

May 26, 2015
Freitas, Donna, author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
348 pages ; 22 cm
After witnessing a robbery which ended with the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Jane Calvetti falls in love with town bad boy Handel Davies.

The Awesome

May 26, 2015
Darrows, Eva.
[Great Britain] : Ravenstone, 2015.
246 pages ; 21 cm
Maggie Cunningham, who wants to enter in the family business of monster hunting, can't get her license until she loses her virginity, but finding a normal boy proves to be more difficult than she thought.

The notorious Pagan Jones

May 26, 2015
Berry, Nina (Writer), author.
Don Mills, Ont., Canada : Harlequin Teen, c2015
394 p. ; 22 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Pagan Jones went from America's sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960: the night a car accident killed her whole family. Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk. Nine months later, she's stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls and tortured by her guilt--not to mention the sadistic Miss Edwards, who takes special delight in humiliating the once-great Pagan Jones. But all of that is about to change. Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. If Pagan's going to do it, she has to decide fast--and she has to agree to a court-appointed 'guardian,' the handsome yet infuriating Devin, who's too young, too smooth and too sophisticated to be some studio flack. The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her--there's definitely something fishy going on. But if anyone can take on a divided city, a scheming guardian and the criticism of a world that once adored her, it's the notorious Pagan Jones. What could go wrong?"

P.S. I still love you

May 26, 2015
Han, Jenny, author.
337 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: To all the boys I've loved before.
"Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?"-- Provided by publisher.

The merit birds

May 26, 2015
Powell, Kelley, author.
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2015.
238 pages ; 21 cm.
"Eighteen-year-old Cam Scott is angry. He’s angry about his absent dad, he’s angry about being angry, and he’s angry that he has had to give up his Ottawa basketball team to follow his mom to her new job in Vientiane, Laos. However, Cam’s anger begins to melt under the Southeast Asian sun as he finds friendship with his neighbour, Somchai, and gradually falls in love with Nok, who teaches him about building merit, or karma, by doing good deeds, such as purchasing caged “merit birds.” Tragedy strikes and Cam finds himself falsely accused of a crime. His freedom depends on a person he’s never met. A person who knows that the only way to restore his merit is to confess. The Merit Birds blends action, suspense, and humour in a far-off land where things seem so different, yet deep down are so much the same."--Provided by publisher.

I am Princess X

May 22, 2015
Priest, Cherie, author.
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing around Seattle.

Seriously wicked

May 22, 2015
Connolly, Tina, author.
New York : Tor Teen, a Tom Doherty Associates book, 2015.
208 pages ; 22 cm
Camellia's adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom's a seriously wicked witch. Cam's used to stopping the witch's crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose -- and into Devon, the cute new boy at school. Suddenly Cam's got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance. To stop the demon before he destroys Devon's soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she's willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she's wicked too?

Love, Lucas

May 22, 2015
Sedgwick , Chantele.
New York, NY : Sky Pony Press, 2015.
viii, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Grieving for her older brother Lucas, Oakley Nelson agrees to spend a few months with her mother at Aunt Jo's California beach house, where a notebook of letters from Lucas to Oakley challenges her to feel better and enjoy life, but a budding romance reminds her of the chances Lucas will never have.

The Minnow

May 22, 2015
Sweeney, Diana (Novel writer), author.
263 pages ; 20 cm
Tom survived a devastating flood that claimed the lives of her sister and parents. Now she lives with Bill in his old shed by the lake. But it's time to move out - Tom is pregnant with Bill's baby. Jonah lets her move in with him. Mrs Peck gives her the Fishmaster Super Series tackle box. Nana is full of gentle good advice and useful sayings. And in her longing for what is lost, Tom talks to fish: Oscar the carp in the pet shop, little Sarah catfish who might be her sister, an unhelpful turtle in a tank at the maternity ward. And the Minnow.

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.

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