New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

January 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Crystal storm

January 20, 2017
Rhodes, Morgan, author.
[New York, New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
379 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Magnus and Cleo are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he's no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption. Lucia, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise. Jonas treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey. Amara has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she'll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge. And what kind of darkness will descend--and who will be safe--after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?


January 20, 2017
Craft, Elizabeth, author.
Ontario : Harlequin Teen, 2017.
309 pages ; 22 cm
Charlotte has a plan: get the top grades in her class, make her grandmother proud, and get into Stanford with early admission, something no one else in her family has done. Her plan does not include dating, boyfriends, or the prom--because she doesn't want to end up like her mother and sister, who were obsessed with boys and have paid the price. But that was before Tate. Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in her. And now, Charlotte doesn't know what she wants.-- adapted from book jacket.

Frail human heart

January 20, 2017
Marriott, Zoë, 1982- author.
360 pages ; 21 cm.
Crushed by the defeat of the Shikome, Mio has little time to grieve with the final battle between two gods coming to a head and London being their battlefield.


January 20, 2017
Dennard, Susan, author.
380 pages : map ; 25 cm.
A Tom Doherty Associates book.
After an explosion ruins his ship, Prince Merik tries to expose his sister's treachery while fighting for the weak on the streets of the royal capital. Meanwhile, Aeduan, a Bloodwitch, and Iseult, a Threadwitch, form an unlikely alliance and travel together looking for Safiya, who has been shipwrecked with the Empress of Marstok in a land of pirates and is living every moment balanced on a knife's edge, trying to keep the pirates from unleashing war upon the Witchlands. -- Adapted from book jacket.

The 100. Rebellion

January 20, 2017
Morgan, Kass, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
294 pages ; 21 cm.
When a fanatical cult determined to cleanse the war-ravaged Earth threatens the one hundred, Clarke sets off to make peace with these strangers while Glass falls under the spell of the cult's magnetic message.


January 19, 2017
Hocking, Amanda, author.
387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Welcome to Gideon Davorin's Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act. Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night. When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe ... and a normal life has never been more appealing. But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodies are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there's a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn't know she was capable of -- one that could change her future forever.

Life in a fishbowl

January 19, 2017
Vlahos, Len, author.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Jackie is determined to reclaim her family's privacy and dignity by ending a reality television program about her father's terminal brain tumor.

The truth of right now

January 19, 2017
Corthron, Kara Lee, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
279 pages ; 22 cm
"A heart-wrenching debut novel about relationships in its many forms--families, friendships, romance--and how Lily and Dari, coming from different backgrounds and different worlds, strive to find a connection through their differences as they fight against their own individual pasts"-- Provided by publisher.

Agent of chaos

January 19, 2017
Garcia, Kami, author.
New York : Imprint, a part of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, 2017.
307 pages ; 25 cm.
In the spring of 1979, seventeen-year-old Fox Mulder is the new senior in high school--his father's way of trying to help the family move on after the disappearance of Mulder's little sister. But when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can't stop himself from getting involved, and finds himself on the trail of a serial killer.-- adapted from book jacket.

Devil's advocate

January 19, 2017
Maberry, Jonathan, author.
352 pages ; 25 cm
In the spring of 1979, fifteen-year-old Dana Scully is the new girl at school in Craiger, Maryland. But worse than that, her dreams--some of which, in the past, came true--have become more vivid and disturbing, and are haunted by a shadowy figure which could be an angel--or the devil. When a classmate who recently died in a car accident appears in Dana's dreams, she begins to investigate, uncovering more suspicious deaths. With the evidence mounting, she must face the dangerous knowledge that evil is real.

Take the key and lock her up

January 19, 2017
Carter, Ally, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.
327 pages ; 22 cm.
Desperate to protect her younger brother Jamie, Grace Blakely, her brother, and her friend Alexei are on the run from the forces in Adria who threaten them because Jamie is the true heir to the throne--but it is hard to hide from Prime Minister Alexandra Petrovic and the secret society that is part of Grace's family heritage, and even harder to know who to trust.

The book jumper

January 19, 2017
Gläser, Mechthild, author.
371 pages ; 22 cm
"Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House in Scotland-- but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts-- no matter the cost."--Provided by publisher.

If you were here

January 19, 2017
Yabroff, Jennie, author.
Blue Ash, OH : Merit Press, [2017]
272 pages ; 23 cm
Tess used to be normal--or at least, she knew how to fake it. Then her mother started showing up at her fancy prep school and acting crazy, which turned Tess into social cyanide. Now, her days at school, once almost tolerable, are unbearable. She longs for summers at her grandmother's lake house, binging on old movies and Oreos, and weekends with her best and only friend, Tabitha. Until then, Tess just tries to survive, with long runs through Central Park to keep the anxiety down by day, although her nights are increasingly haunted by strange, dreamlike visions that fill her with dread. Then Tabitha drops Tess without warning, switching her allegiance to the school's clone-like popular girls, and leaving Tess without a friend in the world. Before Tess can even cope with losing Tabitha, a horrific tragedy happens one night at school, and Tess is blamed for it. Now, she must fight to find out the truth about that night, and to clear her name, all the while wondering if her visions were really a prophecy, or if she is going to end up in the grip of an uncontrollable mental illness--just like her mother.

Phoenix rising

January 19, 2017
Pearce, Bryony, 1976- author.
335 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
First published in the United Kingdom by Stripes Publishing, an imprint of Little Tiger Press, 2015.
Turning an old feud into a new alliance might save Toby and Ayla, young pirates from rival crews, and secure the future of their ships, the Phoenix and the Banshee.

Flicker and mist : a novel

January 18, 2017
Thompson, Mary G. (Mary Gloria), 1978- author.
377 pages : map ; 22 cm
"In a story rich in intrigue, adventure, danger, and romance, a mixed-race teen heroine must decide which part of her heritage to claim: her privileged status, or her ability to become invisible for which her kin are being persecuted"-- Provided by publisher.


January 18, 2017
Blake, Elly, author.
376 pages ; 22 cm.
"Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who must use her powers of heat and flame to help two Frostblood rebels overthrow a maniacal Frostblood king"--Provided by publisher.

Lost girls

January 18, 2017
Destefano, Merrie, 1954-
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Publishing, [2017]
301 pages ; 21 cm
"Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy's quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life. She doesn't recognize the person she's become: She's popular. She wears nothing but black. Black to cover the blood. And she can fight. Tell no one. She's not the only girl to go missing within the last year, but she's the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.' -- Page [4] cover.

The hundred lies of Lizzie Lovett

January 17, 2017
Sedoti, Chelsea, author.
387 pages ; 22 cm
When popular Lizzie Lovett goes missing, seventeen-year-old Hawthorne, a lonely misfit, finds herself becoming obsessed with solving the mystery.

Because of the sun

January 17, 2017
Torres Sanchez, Jenny, author.
261 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Dani struggles with how to process the ambiguous grief she feels in the aftermath of her mother's death after moving to New Mexico with an aunt she never met.

Under rose-tainted skies

January 17, 2017
Gornall, Louise, author.
326 pages ; 22 cm
Will teenaged Norah, who is struggling with agoraphobia and OCD, accept that she could be the right one for sweet, funny Luke?

Raging star

January 17, 2017
Young, Moira, author.
432 pages ; 22 cm.
Saba leads a group of guerrillas against DeMalo and the Tonton, all while contemplating DeMalo's invitation to join him in building a New Eden.

Tomb of the Khan

January 13, 2017
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976-
343 pages : map ; 21 cm
In Last Descendants Book One, Owen and a group of other teens located the first piece of an ancient and powerful relic long considered a legend--the Trident of Eden. This piece was sought by the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order, but before either organization could take the piece, it was stolen by an unknown, third party. The tenuous relationship between Owen and the teens fractured, with some taking sides with the Templars, and others with the Assassins. Book Two picks up weeks after the events of book 1. There are still two pieces of the Trident of Eden to find, and both groups are determined to not repeat their mistakes. The next piece is said to have been buried with Mongol Warlord Genghis Khan, whose tomb has never been found. Now the teens on either side of the conflict will have to go deep into simulations in war-torn Mongolian China in a race against time to discover the next piece--and ensure their safety--before the others.


January 13, 2017
Bracken, Alexandra, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2017.
532 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Passenger.
Robbed of the powerful object she needed to save her mother, time traveler Etta Spencer is stranded far from home and the privateer she loves before resolving to destroy the astrolabe, a mission that is challenged by a shattering revelation.

Whenever I'm with you

January 13, 2017
Sharp, Lydia, author.
298 pages ; 22 cm
Alaska is no treat for a Southern California girl like Gabi, whose father moved them there after the divorce from her movie-star mother, but handsome, half-Tlingit Kai has proved to be a major compensation--but when Kai disappears, apparently seeking to find his father, whom he still believes is alive, Gabi and Hunter, Kai's twin brother, set off to find him, because it is November and winter is setting in.

The secret of a heart note

January 12, 2017
Lee, Stacey, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
376 pages ; 22 cm
As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, Mimosa knows her future holds a lifetime of using her sense of smell to mix base notes, top notes, and heart notes into elixirs that help others fall in love-- while she remains alone. Mimosa dreams of a normal high school existence and having a boyfriend, but falling in love would take away her talent. When she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman, she must rely on the high school soccer star for help... and discovers that sometimes falling in love isn't a choice....

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