New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

July 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Behind the scenes

July 25, 2014
Adler, Dahlia, author.
Contoocook, NH : Spencer Hill Contemporary, 2014.
319 pages ; 21 cm
High school senior Ally Duncan's best friend may be the Vanessa Park - star of TV's hottest new teen drama - but Ally's not interested in following in her BFF's Hollywood footsteps. In fact, the only thing Ally's ever really wanted is to go to Columbia and study abroad in Paris. But when her father's mounting medical bills threaten to stop her dream in its tracks, Ally nabs a position as Van's on-set assistant to get the cash she needs. Spending the extra time with Van turns out to be fun, and getting to know her sexy co-star Liam is an added bonus. But when the actors' publicist arranges for Van and Liam to date for the tabloids just after he and Ally share their first kiss, Ally will have to decide exactly what role she's capable of playing in their world of make believe. If she can't play by Hollywood's rules, she may lose her best friend, her dream future, and her first shot at love.

The fire wish

July 24, 2014
Lough, Amber.
New York : Random House, [2014]
310 pages ; 22 cm
"The Jinni wars ; 1"--Title page.
"When a princess captures a jinn and makes a wish, she is transported to the fiery world of the jinn, while the jinn must take her place in the royal court of Baghdad"-- Provided by publisher.

The bridge from me to you

July 24, 2014
Schroeder, Lisa.
New York : Point, [2014]
327 pages ; 22 cm
"Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible--something to truly believe in"-- Provided by publisher.

The Burnouts

July 24, 2014
Thomas, Lex, author.
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
266 pages ; 22 cm.
"In this final installment of the Quarantine trilogy, David and Will are alive, but on the outside of McKinley High, while Lucy is the last of the trinity left inside to deal with Hilary, who will exact revenge before taking over McKinley High"-- Provided by publisher.


July 24, 2014
Howard, Amalie.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2014]
372 pages ; 22 cm
Nerissa Marin, the ruler of Waterfell, winds up leaving her throne temporarily in order to help her consort, Lo, who has been poisoned, a situation that strengthens a rising tide against her rule.

Educating Simon

July 24, 2014
Reardon, Robin, author.
375 pages ; 21 cm
A reading group guide pages 371-375.
Everything sixteen-year-old Simon Fitzroy-Hunt loves is in England. There's his school, his boyfriend, his cat, and especially Oxford University, which Simon plans to attend just as his beloved late father planned. But all of Simon's certainties come crashing down when his mother remarries and drags him to Boston with her. Simon's stepsister, Persie, is overindulged by her father and struggling with Asperger syndrome. And Simon's school project-coaching a young student for the national Spelling Bee-hits a complication when eleven-year-old Toby makes a confession: there's a girl trapped inside his body, and her name is Kay. Helping Kay find her way begins changing Simon too, opening him to different perspectives, revealing a strength that's gone untapped until now. And as the life he's known, and the future he envisioned, slips further away each day, he realizes he can either lose his direction entirely, or forge a new -and perhaps even better-path.

Before you

July 24, 2014
Hart, Amber, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
312 pages ; 21 cm
Includes preview to the sequel, After you (pages [305]-309), and Reader questions.
"Faith Watters has a picture-perfect life. She's captain of the dance team, popular, happy. She even spent her junior year traveling the world before returning to Oviedo High School for senior year. But she's living a lie. Diego Alvarez hates his new life in the States, but staying in Cuba is not an option. Covered in tattoos and scars, Diego doesn't stand a chance of fitting in, and doesn't want to. His only concern is his secret past, a past, which if it were to surface, would cost him his life. Everyone knows that Faith and Diego don't belong together. But fate has its own plan. All they want is to be free. What they get is something different entirely"--Page [4] of cover.

Madame Tussaud's apprentice

July 24, 2014
Duble, Kathleen Benner.
Blue Ash, OH : Merit Press, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., [2014]
223 pages ; 23 cm
"An untold story of love in the French Revolution"--Jacket.
In 1789 Paris, Celie Rousseau lives on the streets stealing to survive, but when she is arrested she is given the remarkable opportunity to become an apprentice to Madame Tussaud, and as the Revolution begins, she must choose between her royal patrons and Algernon, the freedom fighter she loves.

The fourth wish

July 23, 2014
Ribar, Lindsay.
New York, New York : Kathy Dawson Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
358 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to The art of wishing.
"When eighteen-year-old Margo McKenna becomes a genie, she must figure out how her new powers work, deal with having a master who attends her high school, and try to graduate with her secret under wraps--all while learning what "forever" really means when your boyfriend is a centuries old genie"-- Provided by publisher.

Like no other

July 23, 2014
LaMarche, Una, author.
New York, New York : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
347 pages ; 22 cm
Though their relationship is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they possibly go? Just how much are they willing to give up?

Just call my name

July 23, 2014
Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, [2014].
328 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: I'll be there.
The happily-ever-after that teenagers Sam and Emily envisioned for themselves is turned on its head when Sam's unstable father makes a jailbreak and comes after his sons and Emily for revenge.

Graham's Charlotte

July 23, 2014
Farnsworth, Drew, author.
316 pages ; 21 cm
"When a mysterious stranger gives Mads Riley a cell phone that knows everything, her life changes forever. Mads has the power to unlock the secrets of the universe-past, present, and future. The phone predicts earthquakes, tells her what's on the other side of a locked door, and even reveals the trick to get out of last night's math homework. Mads is soon asked to use the device to break into the most heavily defended spy agency in the world. She's told it's the only way to save her mother's life. Will her mission save someone she loves, or is she betraying the country that her father died for?"--Page 4 of cover.

Pandora gets frightened

July 22, 2014
Hennesy, Carolyn, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, [2014].
313 pages : 19 cm.
Pandora and her team journey into the underworld in their hunt for Fear, as they attempt to defeat Hera once and for all.

Pandora gets angry

July 22, 2014
Hennesy, Carolyn.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2012, c2011.
310 p. ; 19 cm.
Includes excerpt from Pandora gets greedy.
As Pandy, Iole, and Homer travel to Baghdad to seek another deadly evil--rage--they face a lethal sandstorm and worse, while Alcie is aided by Persephone, the queen of the underworld.

Pandora gets lazy

July 22, 2014
Hennesy, Carolyn.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2010.
280 p. ; 20 cm.
On their way to find the third evil, laziness, Pandy and her friends, Alcie, Iole, and Homer, face many dangers after Pandy falls from Apollo's chariot and her friends are captured by pirates who intend to sell them into slavery.

The monster in the hollows

July 21, 2014
Peterson, Andrew, 1974-
Nashville, TN : Rabbit Room Press, 2011.
348 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Janner Wingfeather's father was the High King of Anniera, but his father is gone. The kingdom has fallen, the royal family is on the run, and the Fang armies of Gnag the Nameless are close behind. Janner and his family seek refuge in the last safe place in the world, the Green Hollows. But there's a big problem. Janner's little brother--heir to the throne of Anniera--has grown a tail. And gray fur ...

My life with the Walter boys

July 21, 2014
Novak, Ali.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2014]
358 pages ; 21 cm
Devastated when her parents are killed in a car accident, sixteen-year old Jackie moves from New York City to Colorado to live with her mother's best friend, who has twelve children, including two boys who start to show an interest in Jackie that goes beyond brotherly.

Just like the movies

July 18, 2014
Fiore, Kelly.
New York : Bloomsbury, [2014].
279 pages ; 22 cm
"Pretty, popular Marijke Monti and over-achieving nerd-girl Lily Spencer have little in common--except that neither feels successful when it comes to love. Now they have a budding friendship and a plan--to act out grand gestures and get the guys of their dreams"-- Provided by publisher.

One past midnight

July 18, 2014
Shirvington, Jessica.
343 pages ; 22 cm
First published in Australia in 2013 by HarperCollins.
Each night, eighteen-year-old Sabine transitions between a life of privilege and security but no intimacy to one of economic struggle but loving relationships, and the difficulty of this strange situation causes her to consider suicide, at least in one physical reality.

Let's get lost

July 18, 2014
Alsaid, Adi, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, 2014.
338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes questions for discussion.
During her cross-country adventures following the tragic death of her family, Leila touches the lives of four strangers -- Hudson, Bree, Elliot, and Sonia. While forever changing the lives of these four, Leila also discovers an important truth about herself.

The mark of the Tala

July 18, 2014
Kennedy, Jeffe, 1966- author.
New York : Kensington Publishing, [2014]
338 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Andromeda, a high king's middle daughter, finds her life taking a drastic turn when the king of a supernatural land of shapeshifters and demons takes her as his queen.


July 18, 2014
O'Rourke, Erica.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
484 pages ; 22 cm
"Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world is spun off the existing one and Del's job is to keep the dimensions in harmony"-- Provided by publisher.

The young world

July 17, 2014
Weitz, Chris, 1969-
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
373 pages ; 24 cm
Jefferson, with his childhood friend Donna, leads a tribe of teenagers in New York City on a dangerous quest to find an antidote for a mysterious illness that wiped out all adults and children.

The year of chasing dreams

July 17, 2014
McDaniel, Lurlene, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2014]
327 pages ; 22 cm
In the time since their friend Arie died, new problems have surfaced for Ciana Beauchamp and Eden McLauren of Tennessee--Eden is heading to Australia to rekindle her romance with Garret, Ciana is being pressured to sell her family's land to a developer, and a long buried family secret is threatening to end her relationship with Jon, the man she wants to marry.

Strange and ever after

July 17, 2014
Dennard, Susan.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
392 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: A darkness strange and lovely.
"Traveling to Egypt with the Spirit-Hunters, Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus--all before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.

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