New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

March 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Driving lessons : a you know who girls novel

March 2, 2015
Hesik, Annameekee, author.
Valley Falls, NY : Bold Strokes Books, 2014.
283 pages ; 22 cm.
"The you know who girls: soph year"--Cover.
"Abbey Brooks has recovered from her end-of-freshman-year heartbreak and has vowed that this year, her sophomore year at Gila High, will be different in every way. Her to-do list: get her driver's license, come out to her mom, get (and keep) a girlfriend), and survive another year of basketball. As always, though, nothing goes according to plan. Who will be there for her when things unravel? Who will bring her back to life after another round of heartache and betrayal? These remain a mystery--even to Abbey. But one thing is for sure, she's not confused about who she is. And that is going to make all the difference"--Page 4 of cover.

The wicked awakening of Anne Merchant

March 2, 2015
Wiebe, Joanna, author.
337 pages ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: The unseemly education of Anne Merchant.
Life and death, light and dark, spirit and flesh, on Wormwood Island, the lines are always blurred. For Anne Merchant, who has been thrust back into this eerily secretive world, crossing the line seems inevitable, inescapable, destined. Now, as Ben finds himself battling for the Big V and Teddy reveals the celestial plan in which Anne is entwined, Anne must choose: embrace her darkly powerful connection to a woman known as Lilith and, in doing so, save the boy she loves, or follow a safer path that is sure to lead to Ben's destruction at the hands of dark leaders. Hoping the ends will justify the means, Anne starts down the slippery slope into the underworld, intent on exploring the dark to find the light. But as the lure of Lilith proves powerfully strong, will Anne save others, only to lose herself?

How to win at high school

February 27, 2015
Matthews, Owen, 1983-
New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2015.
490 pages ; 22 cm
Partly for the sake of his brother Sam, who is paralyzed, Adam decides to go from high school loser to god by selling completed homework assignments, buying alcohol, and arranging for fake IDs, but before the end of junior year, he realizes his quest for popularity has gone way too far.

Death marked

February 27, 2015
Cypess, Leah.
New York : Greenwillow Books, [2015]
393 pages ; 22 cm
After killing the leader of a clan of assassins and falling in love with his heir, a young sorceress discovers she is the one person to bring down the evil Empire that has been oppressing her people for centuries, and now, in the heart of the Empire, Ileni herself is the deadliest weapon the assassins have ever had.

The memory key

February 27, 2015
Liu, Liana.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2015.
356 pages ; 22 cm
"In the not-so-distant future, everyone is implanted with a memory key to stave off a virulent form of Alzeimer's. Lora Mint fears her memories of her deceased mother are fading, but when her memory key is damaged she has perfect recall--of everything-- which brings her mother's memory vividly back, but may also drive Lora mad"-- Provided by publisher.

Since you've been gone

February 26, 2015
Payne, Mary Jennifer, author.
Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2015.
220 pages ; 21 cm.

The storyspinner

February 26, 2015
Wallace, Becky, author.
417 pages ; 22 cm.
The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are seeking a supposedly-dead princess to place her on the throne and end political turmoil but girls who look like the princess are being murdered and Johanna Von Arlo, forced to work for Lord Rafael DeSilva after her father's suspicious death, is a dead-ringer.

Positively beautiful

February 26, 2015
Mills, Wendy, 1973-
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
355 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Erin's life is fairly normal until she learns that her mother has breast cancer and she, too, may carry a mutated gene, so amid high school dramas including betrayal by her best friend, she must consider preemptive surgery to guarantee she will not be stricken.

Bone Gap

February 26, 2015
Ruby, Laura.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
345 pages ; 22 cm
Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.


February 26, 2015
Gray, Claudia.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
347 pages ; 22 cm.
"Teenage witch Nadia must defeat the evil sorceress Elizabeth before Elizabeth gathers enough power to summon the One Beneath and destroy everything Nadia has worked to protect"-- Provided by publisher.

The winner's crime : a novel

February 26, 2015
Rutkoski, Marie, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015.
405 pages ; 22 cm.
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria's crown prince is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making, so as she aches to tell the truth about her engagement, she becomes a skilled practitioner of deceit and as a spy passes information and gets close to uncovering a shocking secret.


February 26, 2015
Arnold, David, 1981-
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
342 pages ; 22 cm
"When she learns that her mother is sick in Ohio, Mim confronts her demons on a thousand-mile odyssey from Mississippi that redefines her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane"-- Provided by publisher.

Dead to me

February 26, 2015
McCoy, Mary, 1976-
New York : Hyperion, [2015]
pages ; cm
In 1948 Hollywood, a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets, sixteen-year-old Alice tries to find a young runaway who is the sole witness to a beating that put her sister, Annie, in a coma.

The tragic age : a novel

February 26, 2015
Metcalfe, Steve, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
310 pages ; 22 cm
"This is the story of Billy Kinsey, heir to a lottery fortune, part genius, part philosopher and social critic, full time insomniac and closeted rock drummer. Billy has decided that the best way to deal with an absurd world is to stay away from it. Do not volunteer. Do not join in. Billy will be the first to tell you it doesn't always work-- not when your twin sister, Dorie, has died, not when your unhappy parents are at war with one another, not when frazzled soccer moms in two ton SUVs are more dangerous than atom bombs, and not when your guidance counselor keeps asking why you haven't applied to college. Billy's life changes when two people enter his life. Twom Twomey is a charismatic renegade who believes that truly living means going a little outlaw. Twom and Billy become one another's mutual benefactor and friend. At the same time, Billy is reintroduced to Gretchen Quinn, an old and adored friend of Dorie's. It is Gretchen who suggests to Billy that the world can be transformed by creative acts of the soul. With Twom, Billy visits the dark side. And with Gretchen, Billy experiences possibilities. Billy knows that one path is leading him toward disaster and the other toward happiness. The problem is--Billy doesn't trust happiness. It's the age he's at. The tragic age"-- Provided by publisher.

Rock the boat

February 26, 2015
Brouwer, Sigmund, 1959- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers 2015.
119 pages ; 19 cm.

Not otherwise specified

February 26, 2015
Moskowitz, Hannah.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
260 pages ; 22 cm
Auditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she is not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet, but it may also mean real friendships.


February 26, 2015
Reichs, Kathy, author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
xii, 380 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
"Tory and her comrades must track a new pack of rogue Virals who have brought on the attention of a shadowy government organization intent on learning the secret to their powers"-- Provided by publisher.


February 26, 2015
Clark, Tracy, author.
Fort Collins, Colorado : Entangled Teen, 2015.
383 pages ; 21 cm.
"Tormented after a daring escape, Cora Sandoval must find a way to stop the Arrazi from murdering innocent people and from violating, using, and killing the Scintilla for their powers. She must all except one bitter betrayal. Finn Doyle--the Irish boy who has both a piece of Cora's heart and soul--is Arrazi"--Back cover.

The dark water : aWell's end novel

February 26, 2015
Fishman, Seth.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
274 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"Mia and her friends resurface at the well's end to discover an astounding underground civilization, and immediately find themselves drawn into a terrible civil war"-- Provided by publisher.

A work of art

February 26, 2015
Maysonet, Melody.
Blue Ash, OH : Merit Press, [2015]
240 pages ; 22 cm
A teenaged girl with artistic promise puts her life on hold to protect her father, who finds himself over his head in legal trouble.

The boy who lost Fairyland

February 26, 2015
Valente, Catherynne M., 1979-
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2015.
235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, and becomes a changeling in our world, a place no less bizarre than Fairyland in his eyes"-- Provided by publisher.

The dead I know

February 25, 2015
Gardner, Scot.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
201 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in Australia by Allen & Unwin in 2011.
Aaron Rowe's new job at a funeral parlor may be his salvation from sleepwalking, dreams he can not explain and memories he can not recover, but if he does not discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.


February 25, 2015
Larbalestier, Justine, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2015]
309 pages : map ; 22 cm
Originally published in Australia by Allen and Unwin in 2014.
In 1932, in Sydney's deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, where crime and razor-wielding men rule, two girls with contrasting lives who share the ability to see ghosts meet over a dead body and find themselves on the run from mob bosses.

Out of the dragon's mouth

February 25, 2015
Zeiss, Joyce Burns, 1942-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2015]
233 pages : map ; 20 cm
After the fall of South Vietnam, fourteen-year-old Mai is forced to flee to a refugee camp on an island off the coast of Malaysia, where she must navigate numerous hardships while waiting to be sponsored for entry into America.

The crimson gate

February 25, 2015
Miller, Whitney A., 1978-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2015]
299 pages ; 20 cm
Sequel to: The Violet Hour.
Harlow Wintergreen, now the new Matriarch of VisionCrest, the powerful religious organization previously led by her father, is trapped inside a Cambodian temple, but she must escape and thwart her double, the evil Isiris, who is masquerading as Harlow in order to bring disease and destruction to the world.

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