New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

July 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A million miles away

June 30, 2015
Avery, Lara.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
306 pages ; 22 cm.
Shortly after her boyfriend, Peter, is deployed to Afghanistan, high school senior Michelle dies in a car crash and when her bereft twin, Kelsey, connects with Peter she is unable to tell him the truth as, through their separate woes, they support each other and begin to fall in love


June 30, 2015
James, Steven, 1969- author.
412 pages ; 21 cm.
The disturbing visions that helped Daniel Byers solve a deadly mystery have finally quieted, and the sixteen-year-old basketball star is looking forward to things settling back to normal. But when his father mysteriously disappears, Daniel realizes that the key to finding his dad rests in deciphering this chilling hallucinations.


June 26, 2015
Older, Daniel José, author.
297 pages ; 22 cm
When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.

Between us and the moon

June 26, 2015
Maizel, Rebecca.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
364 pages ; 22 cm
Just before spending her sixteenth summer on Cape Cod, Sarah's boyfriend breaks up with her and, as a scientist whose focus is on winning a scholarship through her study of a comet, she designs an experiment to become more like her older sister to see if she, too, can be popular.

Faking perfect

June 26, 2015
Phillips, Rebecca, author.
250 pages ; 21 cm
Includes excerpt of "Any other girl" by Rebecca Phillips (pages [239]-250).
"When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules: 1. Avoid her at school. 2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together. 3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben. Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she's been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom's too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi's dad hasn't been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?"--Page 4 of cover.

Survive the night

June 25, 2015
Vega, Danielle, author.
New York : Razorbill, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, [2015]
263 pages ; 22 cm
Fresh out of rehab for oxycodone addiction, Casey and some of her friends attend an all-night rave called Survive the Night in the New York City subway, and find themselves fighting for their lives because drugs are not the only danger here--something is using the rave to attract victims, and some of them will not be coming back.

A girl undone

June 24, 2015
Linka, Catherine, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
viii, 296 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: A girl called Fearless.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Having survived a violent confrontation with the US government, Avie is not out of danger. Both she and the young man she loves, Yates, have been declared terrorists, and Yates is hospitalized in critical condition, leaving Avie with the perilous task of carrying information that can bring down the Paternalist party, if she can get it into the right hands"-- Provided by publisher.

The fire children

June 24, 2015
Roy, Lauren M., author.
Oxford, UK : Ravenstone, 2015.
270 pages : map ; 21 cm
"Fifteen years have passed since Mother Sun last sent her children to walk the world. When the eclipse comes, the people retreat to the caverns beneath the Kaladim, passing the days in total darkness while the Fire Children explore their world. It's death to even look upon them, the stories say. Despite the warnings, Yulla gives in to her curiosity and ventures to the surface. There she witnesses the Witch Women--who rumors say worship dead Father Sea, rather than Mother Sun--capturing one of the Children and hauling her away. Yulla isn't the only one who saw the kidnapping; Ember, the last of the Fire Children, reveals himself to Yulla and implores her to help. Trapped above and hunted by the witches and the desert wind, Yulla and Ember must find a way free his siblings and put a stop to the Witch Womens' plans, before they can use the Fire Children to bind Mother Sun herself"--Page [4] of cover.

I'm with Cupid

June 23, 2015
Staniszewski, Anna, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2015]
224 pages ; 20 cm.
"When thirteen-year-olds Marcus, a supernatural matchmaker, and Lena Perris, a soul collector, kiss at a party on a dare, they soon realize their powers have swapped. Now logical-minded Lena finds herself with the love touch, and ultra-emotional Marcus has death at his fingertips--and setting things right has become a matter of love and death"-- Provided by publisher.

The escape

June 23, 2015
Jayne, Hannah.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
247 pages ; 21 cm
Avery, the police chief's daughter, risks her life to uncover the truth about the murder of a friend, Adam, who disappeared during a hike in the woods with his neighbor, Fletcher, whom she later found covered in blood and with no memory of what happened.

The rules

June 22, 2015
Holder, Nancy.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
339 pages ; 22 cm
High school junior Robin Brissett accompanies her best friend Beth to the hottest party of the year knowing there will be alcohol, drugs, sex, and a scavenger hunt designed to scare and thrill, but this year the school's elite are not the hunters--but the hunted.

Jesse's girl

June 22, 2015
Kenneally, Miranda.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
295 pages ; 22 cm
On Career Shadow Day, Maya gets paired with pop star Jesse Scott who rose to fame at a young age and has no real friends, and although the last thing Maya wants is to be reminded of how music broke her heart, she and Jesse might be just what the other needs, but can they open up enough to become real friends--or even something more?

Emmy & Oliver

June 19, 2015
Benway, Robin.
New York : HarperTeen, [2015]
343 pages ; 22 cm
"Sheltered seventeen-year-old Emmy's childhood best friend Oliver reappears after disappearing with his father ten years ago"-- Provided by publisher.

The leveller

June 19, 2015
Durango, Julia, 1967-
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
245 pages ; 22 cm
"Nixy Bauer, a sixteen-year-old self-made video-game bounty hunter, gets in over her head when she attempts to rescue a game developer's son from a virtual trap"-- Provided by publisher.

A book of spirits and thieves

June 19, 2015
Rhodes, Morgan. author.
New York, New York : Razorbill, [2015]
359 pages ; 24 cm
"A mysterious book and ancient magic bring together four young people in modern-day Toronto and the ancient kingdoms of Mytica"-- Provided by publisher.

The rise and fall of a theater geek

June 19, 2015
Rudetsky, Seth, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
278 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: My awesome/awful popularity plan.
Sixteen-year-old Justin Goldblatt lands a dream internship with his favorite Broadway actor, but the Big Apple comes with big trouble when his friends stop speaking to him and someone starts sabotaging his hero.

The Stello project

June 17, 2015
Becker, Shari, author.
303 pages ; 22 cm
When a killer storm unexpectedly hits Manhattan, seventeen-year-old Lilah Stellow's dad insists that she and her younger sister, Flori, take refuge at their cabin in the mountains. But instead of joining them with the experimental drug that keeps Lilah alive, he disappears just as news reports name him as a prime suspect in an act of ecoterrorism. As days pass without her medicine, Lilah finds herself teetering on the edge, caring for her sister, and growing increasingly certain they're being watched. In her search for answers, Lilah is thrown into the center of a mystery involving an off-the-grid research facility and finds herself drawn in by Daniel, an intriguing boy who is the son of the lead scientist. As she dares to seek answers, Lilah slowly realizes that even the best intentions can go horribly wrong.

Blood will tell : a point last seen mystery

June 16, 2015
Henry, April.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
258 pages ; 21 cm.
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
"Teen Portland Search and Rescue team member Nick Walker becomes a prime suspect in a murder"-- Provided by publisher.

Tangled webs

June 16, 2015
Bross, Lee.
New York : Hyperion, [2015]
298 pages ; 22 cm
In 1725 London, Lady A is a seventeen-year-old orphan named Arista who trades in secrets and lives in fear of her abusive master, having to pass herself off as a boy to move safely through London's criminal underworld, but everything changes when she meets Grae Sinclair who loves Arista for who she is and promises to help her escape the life of crime.

After hours

June 15, 2015
Kennedy, Claire, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
241 pages ; 22 cm
"Scandals and hook-ups abound in a summertime restaurant drama where four teens are all willing to do whatever it takes to make it through the work day--and hopefully to win the money in the afterhours dare-based game of Tips"-- Provided by publisher.


June 15, 2015
Carey, Anna, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
246 pages ; 22 cm.
"The sequel to Blackbird."
A week ago, you woke up in Los Angeles with no memory of who you are. The only thing you knew: people are trying to kill you. You put your trust in Ben, but he betrayed you and broke your heart. Now you've escaped to New York City with a boy named Rafe, who says he remembers you from before. But the two of you are not safe. The same people who are after you are tailing Rafe as well. As the chase heats up, your memory starts to return, but your past cannot save you from the terrifying circumstances of your present, or from the fact that one wrong move could end this game forever.

Get dirty

June 15, 2015
McNeil, Gretchen.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
369 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Don't get mad.
After forming a secret society that takes revenge on school bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers, four very different teenaged girls must discover the killer who is coming after them and the ones they love.

Between the notes

June 15, 2015
Roat, Sharon Huss, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
382 pages ; 22 cm
Forced to give up her beloved piano and move to a less affluent neighborhood after her family experiences an economic setback, Ivy hides what has happened from her friends and a cute boy at school until a local bad boy threatens to expose her.

The night we said yes

June 12, 2015
Gibaldi, Lauren, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
293 pages ; 22 cm
After Ella unexpectedly falls for Matt, the cute new guy in town, she's heartbroken when he abruptly disappears, only to return a year later with a plan to relive the night that brought them together, but Ella wonders if he's worth a second chance.

Delicate monsters : a novel

June 10, 2015
Kuehn, Stephanie.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
234 pages ; 22 cm
Three psychologically damaged teenagers uncover dark secrets and even darker truths about themselves.

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