New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

October 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Everyone we've been

October 26, 2016
Everett, Sarah, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
390 pages ; 22 cm
"Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy who keeps disappearing. She's afraid she's going crazy, and the worried looks on her family's and friends' faces aren't helping. Addie takes drastic measures to fill in the blanks and visits the Overton Clinic. But there she unwittingly discovers it is not her first visit. And when she presses, she finds out that she had certain memories erased. Flooded with questions about the past, Addison confronts the choices she can't even remember and wonders if you can possibly know the person you're becoming if you don't know the person you've been."--Jacket flap.


October 26, 2016
Kozlowsky, M. P., author.
336 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Frost lives in a bombed out apartment in a post-apocalyptic world, with only her pet broot, Romes, and a robot named Bunt, who has her father's memories, for company--but now Romes is dying and her need to find help is forcing her to leave the apartment for the first time in her life, and face the streets which are a hunting ground for rogue robots and the dreaded Eaters."--Provided by publisher.

The lovely reckless

October 26, 2016
Garcia, Kami, author.
374 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend's death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. Then a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad, an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls don't faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football. Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Projekt 1065

October 26, 2016
Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
309 pages ; 22 cm
It is 1943, and thirteen-year-old Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany in Berlin, is also a spy for the British Secret Service, so he has joined the Hitler Youth, and pretending that he agrees with their violence and book-burning is hard enough--but when he is asked to find out more about "Projekt 1065" both his and his parents' lives get a lot more dangerous.

Rani Patel in full effect

October 26, 2016
Patel, Sonia, author.
314 pages ; 24 cm
Rani Patel, almost seventeen and living on remote Moloka'i island, is oppressed by the cultural norms of her Gujarati immigrant parents. But when Mark, an older man, draws her into new experiences, red flags abound.

Riding Chance

October 26, 2016
Kendall, Christine, author.
212 pages ; 22 cm
Since his mother died thirteen-year-old Troy has been skipping school and hanging out with the wrong crowd, and now he and his friend Foster have been sentenced to work in the local Philadelphia stables; at first he is apprehensive around the horses, but soon he bonds with a mare named Chance, and discovers the sport of polo--but also makes some new enemies.

Snow summer

October 26, 2016
Peel, Kit, 1974- author.
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2016.
223 pages ; 23 cm
Massive climate change has caused a winter that will not thaw, and it seems that the forces of nature have turned on humanity itself. In the sleepy British village of Pateley, Wyn, an orphan, has always known that she is different. Unable to feel the biting cold of wind and snow, she does what she can to blend in. When mysterious figures start to appear in the village, insisting that she may have the power to restore order to the natural world, Wyn must look deep inside herself to face the secrets of her past that she has kept hidden even from herself.

Spare and found parts

October 26, 2016
Griffin, Sarah Maria, author.
iii, 399 pages ; 22 cm
"Nell Crane has never held a boy's hand. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts--an arm, a leg, an eye--Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she's the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society's good ... but how can Nell live up to her father's revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own? Then she finds a lost mannequin's hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city--and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own."--Provided by publisher.

In case you missed it

October 26, 2016
Littman, Sarah, author.
305 pages ; 22 cm
Sammy Wallach has great plans for the end of her junior year: some killer flirting and a few white lies. Sammy thought she had all things covered until the bank her dad works for is attacked by hacktivists. They manage to steal everything in the family's private cloud, including Sammy's entire digital life.

To stay alive : Mary Ann Graves and the tragic journey of the Donner Party

October 26, 2016
Brown, Skila, author.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2016.
275 pages : map, portrait ; 22 cm
A young survivor of the tragic Donner Party of 1846 describes how her family and others became victims of freezing temperatures and starvation.

Iron cast

October 26, 2016
Soria, Destiny, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2016.
376 pages ; 22 cm
In 1919 Boston, best friends Corinne and Ada perform illegally as illusionists in an infamous gangster's nightclub, using their "afflicted" blood to con Boston's elite, until the law closes in.

Every hidden thing

October 25, 2016
Oppel, Kenneth, 1967- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
361 pages ; 22 cm
Somewhere in the Badlands, embedded deep in centuries-buried rock and sand, lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, larger than anything the late nineteenth century world has ever seen. To Samuel Bolt it's the "rex", the king dinosaur that could put him and his struggling, temperamental archaeologist father in the history books. For Rachel Cartland this find could be her chance to prove herself on this expedition with her professor father. With both eyeing the same prize, their budding romance seems destined to fail. As danger looms, can they join forces to find their quarry?


October 25, 2016
Banks, Anna, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
359 pages ; 22 cm
The spectorium Princess Sepora createe provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it. Fleeing, she escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude. Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must deal with a plague sweeping killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. Sepora knows her gift could save the kingdom. Should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?


October 25, 2016
Spangler, Brie, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
330 pages ; 22 cm
After falling off the roof, fifteen-year-old misfit Dylan must attend a therapy group for self-harmers where he meets Jamie, a beautiful and amazing person he does not know is transgender.

Last seen leaving

October 25, 2016
Roehrig, Caleb, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Flynn's girlfriend is missing, and people are suspecting him of knowing something, so he struggles to uncover her secrets as he must also face the truth about himself.

This adventure ends

October 25, 2016
Mills, Emma, 1989- author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
308 pages ; 22 cm
Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida -- especially not a group of friends so intense, so layered with private tragedies and secret codes, and so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens. Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and most serious person Sloane has ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that crosses state lines -- and pulls her ever deeper into the twins' lives.

The stand-in

October 25, 2016
Bloom, Steven L. (Steven Lawrence), 1956- author.
354 pages ; 20 cm
After seventeen-year-old Brooks Rattigan agrees to be a stand-in Homecoming date for a friend's geeky but wealthy cousin, he realizes becoming a (completely platonic) rent-a-date for the socially awkward could help him earn college money.

Caravaggio : painter on the run

October 25, 2016
Moss, Marissa, author.
Berkeley, California : Creston Books, [2016]
345 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
In the 1600's the Inquisition ruled Rome and all painting had to obey its rules. One man refused. With his revolutionary style and fierce independence, Caravaggio dared to unchain art, putting himself in deadly peril.

Color blind

October 25, 2016
Sobel, Sheila, 1952- author.
Blue Ash, OH : Merit Press, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., [2016]
253 pages ; 23 cm
"After her father dies, nobody's left to take April in except her mom's sister, a free spirit who's a chef in New Orleans. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Miles, a bayou boy, brings April into the heart of the Big Easy. He takes her to the cemetery where nineteenth-century voodoo queen Marie Laveau is buried, and there, April gets a shocking clue about her own past"--Provided by publisher.

Creep con

October 25, 2016
Firmston, Kim, author.
Toronto, ON, Canada : James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, 2017.
151 pages ; 23 cm
"Cosplay is fun-- until it becomes an obsession. Feeling like an outsider in a new city and at a new school, Mariam is happy to meet another girl who loves comic-book superheroes as much as she does. Together, the girls plan their costumes for the big fan convention-- Mariam as the smart and practical schoolgirl Haruhi, and Tya in the more revealing costume of the superhero Black Rock Shooter. At the convention, Mariam meets Rick, who is playing the character of Haruhi's love interest. He insists that Mariam spend all her time with him, doing things that their characters like to do and playing out their romance. When he tries to physically force himself on her, Mariam realizes that Rick is breaking all the rules of cosplay and taking the role way too seriously. But how can she escape his attention?"--Back cover.

Girls like me

October 25, 2016
StVil, Lola, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
310 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Shay is trying to cope with being overweight and getting bullied in school, but when she falls in love with mysterious Blake, insecure Shay needs the help of her two best friends to make love prevail.

Jerkbait : a novel

October 25, 2016
Siegert, Mia, 1985- author.
Provo, Utah : Jolly Fish Press, [2016]
244 pages ; 21 cm
"Fifteen-year-old Tristan is forced to play caretaker after his twin brother, a closeted gay NHL Draft prospect, attempts suicide, and becomes aware his brother is being stalked by an online predator"-- Provided by publisher.

Look past

October 25, 2016
Devine, Eric, author.
285 pages ; 22 cm
The daughter of a prominent and very conservative local pastor is murdered, and the killer is now taunting Avery, a transgender boy, with messages claiming the murder was revenge for her relationship with Avery. The killer demands Avery repent for changing his gender identity, or he will be the next one killed.

Resurrecting Sunshine

October 25, 2016
Koosis, Lisa A., author.
312 pages ; 22 cm
At seventeen, Adam Rhodes is famous, living on his own, and in a downward spiral since he lost the girl he loved. Marybeth, whose stage name was Sunshine, was his best friend from the days they were foster kids; then she was his girlfriend and his band mate. But since her accidental death, he's been drinking to deal with the memories. Until one day, an unexpected visitor presents Adam with an unusual proposition. Using breakthrough cloning and memory-implantation techniques, Dr. Elloran and the scientists at Project Orpheus want to resurrect Marybeth, and they need Adam to "donate" intimate memories of his life with her. The memory retrieval process forces Adam to relive his life with Marybeth and the devastating path that brought them both to fame. As the process sweeps Adam and Marybeth ever closer to reliving the tragedy that destroyed them, Adam must decide how far he'll go to save her.

Goldenhand : an Old Kingdom novel

October 24, 2016
Nix, Garth, author.
344 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Lirael is no longer a shy Second Assistant Librarian. She is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, with dead creatures to battle and Free Magic entities to bind. She's also a Remembrancer, wielder of the Dark Mirror. Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. When Lirael finds Nicholas Sayre lying unconscious after being attacked by a hideous Free Magic creature, she uses her powers to save him. But Nicholas is deeply tainted with Free Magic. Fearing it will escape the Charter mark that seals it within his flesh and bone, Lirael seeks help for Nick at her childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier. Even as Lirael and Nick return to the Clayr, a young woman from the distant north braves the elements and many enemies in a desperate attempt to bring a message to Lirael from her long-dead mother, Arielle. Ferin brings a dire warning about the Witch With No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning? Once more a great danger threatens the Old Kingdom, and it must be forestalled not only in the living world, but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.

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