New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

April 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Destination unknown

April 22, 2014
Clipston, Amy.
Grand Rapids : Zondervan, [2014].
267 pages ; 22 cm
"Tired of the constant pressure to be perfect, high school senior Whitney Richards quits the cheerleading squad and begins to spend more time with her tutor, a quiet, mysterious boy named Taylor. Will Whitney be able to find her identity--and God's plan for her life--before she throws everything away?"-- Provided by publisher.

Plus one

April 22, 2014
Fama, Elizabeth.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2014].
373 pages ; 22 cm
In an alternate United States where Day and Night populations are forced to lead separate--but not equal--lives, a desperate Night girl falls for a seemingly privileged Day boy and places them both in danger as she gets caught up in the beginnings of a resistance movement.

The last best kiss

April 22, 2014
LaZebnik, Claire Scovell.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2014.
374 p. ; 20 cm.
In this modern take on Jane Austen's "Persuasion," Anna Eliot tries to win back Finn Westbrook, the boy whose heart she broke three years ago.

The summer I wasn't me

April 22, 2014
Verdi, Jessica.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2014]
342 pages ; 21 cm
"Ever since her mom found out she was in love with a girl, seventeen-year-old Lexi's afraid that what's left of her family is going to fall apart for good. New Horizons summer camp promises a new life for Lexi--she swears she can change. She can learn to like boys. But denying her feelings is harder than she thinks"-- Provided by publisher.

The bike thief

April 22, 2014
Feutl, Rita, 1959-, author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2014.
125 pages ; 19 cm.
"Nick just wants to replace the TV his sister accidentally broke before their foster parents find out. To repay the debt, the sixteen-year-old has to steal bikes, break them down and rebuild them to sell. But the debt and the violence keep growing. Even Nick's own beloved fixed-gear bike--the fixie he built with his dad--is up for grabs"--Page 4 of cover.

Catch a falling star

April 21, 2014
Culbertson, Kim A. author.
New York : Point, [2014]
300 pages ; 22 cm
Carter Moon is expecting to spend a quiet summer working in her parents' restaurant and hanging out with her best friends Alien Drake and Chloe--but when a Hollywood company arrives to film a movie, her sleepy California town is suddenly transformed, and Carter finds herself playing an unexpected part in it all.


April 21, 2014
Lackey, Mercedes, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2014.
254 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
With evil Mordred in charge of Oakhurst Academy, a school for magicians, can Spirit White and her friends save their fellow students and prevent the end of the world?

A matter of souls

April 18, 2014
Patrick, Denise Lewis.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
186 pages ; 20 cm
A series of vignettes reveal life in the Deep South for African Americans as they experience discrimination in a doctor's office, lynching, and other forms of oppression, especially during the 1960s.

She is not invisible

April 18, 2014
Sedgwick, Marcus.
218 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in Great Britain by Orion Children's Books.
A London teenager who is blind and her younger brother travel to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.

The chance you won't return

April 18, 2014
Cardi, Annie, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2014].
344 pages ; 22 cm
High school student Alex Winchester struggles to hold her life together in the face of her mother's threatening delusions about being Amelia Earhart.

Deception's princess

April 18, 2014
Friesner, Esther M.
New York : Random House, [2014].
324 pages : map ; 22 cm.
In Iron Age Ireland, Maeve, the fierce, willful youngest daughter of King Eochu of Connacht, is caught in a web of lies after rebelling to avoid fosterage with another highborn family and an arranged marriage.

Don't call me baby

April 18, 2014
Heasley, Gwendolyn, author.
New York : HarperTeen, 2014.
292 pages ; 21 cm
All her life, Imogene has been known as the girl on that blog. Imogene's mother has been writing an incredibly embarrassing, and incredibly popular, blog about her since before she was born. The thing is, Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her. In gruesome detail. When a mandatory school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, Imogene is reluctant to expose even more of her life online . . . until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she's been waiting for to define herself for the first time.

Expiration day

April 18, 2014
Powell, William Campbell.
New York : Tor Teen, 2014.
333 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"It is the year 2049, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Tania Deeley has always been told that she's a rarity: a human child in a world where most children are sophisticated androids manufactured by Oxted Corporation"-- Provided by publisher.

The balance

April 18, 2014
Wooten, Neal, author.
Valley Falls, NY : BSB Soliloquy, a division of Bold Strokes Books, [2014].
230 pages ; 22 cm
"In a dystopian future, life hangs in the balance. Piri is a nineteen-year-old boy who lives in a technological metropolis that rises above the clouds. But when an accident drops him out of the city, everything changes. At first terrified by the atrocious reality of life on the surface, including surviving gruesome creatures know as Scavs, Piri is soon mesmerized by the bond they have for one another. He also comes to understand his feelings for Niko, the boy who rescued him. In the end, Piri chooses love over comfort. But things are never as they seem. When he discovers just how far the city dwellers will go to maintain control, and the horrific truth behind an ancient and secret alliance, he will do everything he can do to protect his new family--and disrupt the balance."-- Unedited summary from the book.

The break-up artist

April 18, 2014
Siegel, Philip, author
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2014]
319 pages ; 22 cm
Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the mall. Becca Williamson breaks up couples. Becca knows from experience the damage that love can do. After all, it was so-called love that turned Huxley from her childhood best friend into a social-world dictator, and love that left Becca's older sister devastated at the altar. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Becca strikes back—for just one hundred dollars via PayPal, she will trick and manipulate any couple's relationship into smithereens. And with relationship zombies overrunning her school and treating single girls as if they're second-class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even Becca's best friend, Val, has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend. One night, Becca receives a mysterious offer to break up the most popular couple in school: Huxley and the football team's star player, Steve. To succeed, she'll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date—starting rumors, sabotaging cell phones, breaking into cars…not to mention sneaking back into Huxley's good graces. All while fending off the inappropriate feelings she may or may not be having for Val's new boyfriend. No one said being the Break-Up Artist would be easy.

The inventor's secret

April 17, 2014
Cremer, Andrea R.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2014.
373 pages : map ; 22 cm
In an alternate nineteenth-century America that is still a colony of Britain's industrial empire, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees' struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memory, bearing secrets about a terrible future.

Also known as Elvis

April 17, 2014
Howe, James, 1946- author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
279 pages ; 22 cm
While his friends Bobby, Joe, and Addie are spending the summer on exciting adventures, thirteen-year-old Skeezie Tookis must get a job and help around the house, and things only get worse when his long-lost father appears.

Prisoner of night and fog

April 17, 2014
Blankman, Anne.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
401 pages ; 22 cm.
In 1930s Munich, the favorite niece of rising political leader Adolph Hitler is torn between duty and love after meeting a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter.

The forever song

April 17, 2014
Kagawa, Julie, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Teen, 2014.
408 pages ; 22 cm.
Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions as his trail leads straight to the one place they must protect at any cost -- the last vampire-free zone on Earth.

Fury of the seventh son

April 16, 2014
Delaney, Joseph, 1945-
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
462 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"First published in 2013 in Great Britain by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, under the title The Spook's Revenge"--Copyright page.
"Thomas Ward faces his ultimate test as he and his master prepare to deal with the Fiend once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

The hunt

April 16, 2014
Kade, Stacey.
New York : Hyperion, [2014]
359 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her from human and extraterrestrial DNA. But life on the run is complicated"-- Provided by publisher.

House of ivy & sorrow

April 16, 2014
Whipple, Natalie.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
362 pages ; 21 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Josephine Hemlock has spent her life hiding the fact that she's a witch--but when the mysterious Curse that killed her mother returns, she might not be able to keep her magical and normal lives separate"-- Provided by publisher.


April 16, 2014
Bowman, Erin.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
359 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Taken.
"Gray Weathersby and a small team of rebels set off on a frozen, icy journey in search of allies to help them take down the cruel Franconian Order--but they quickly learn that no ally or enemy is truly what they seem"-- Provided by publisher.

You only live once

April 15, 2014
Clark, Bridie.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, [2014].
218 pages ; 21 cm.
As a small-town girl navigating the sophomore social scene at an elite boarding school, the reader makes decisions that determine the course of the story.

Open road summer

April 15, 2014
Lord, Emery, author.
New York : Walker Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury, 2014.
344 pages ; 22 cm
Follows seventeen-year-old Reagan as she tries to escape heartbreak and a bad reputation by going on tour with her country superstar best friend--only to find more trouble as she falls for the surprisingly sweet guy hired to pose as the singer's boyfriend.

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