New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

October 9, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The choice

October 8, 2015
Clark, Kathy, 1953- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Second Story Press, [2015]
208 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
"Thirteen-year-old Hendrik and his family have hidden their true identity as Jews and are living as Catholics in Budapest during WWII. One day, in a burst of loyalty, Hendrik reveals that his name is in fact Jakob and he is Jewish. It is a choice with drastic consequences. It not only puts his whole family in danger but it also severs his ties with his best friend Ivan, whose father is a high-ranking military official. Throughout the horrific months that follow in the Auschwitz concentration camp, it is Jakob's passion for revenge against Ivan that fuels his will to survive. However, unknown to Jakob, Ivan had made a choice of his own on that fateful day--a choice that changes everything."-- Provided by publisher

Modern monsters

October 8, 2015
York, Kelley, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2015.
287 pages ; 21 cm
"A Stacy Cantor Abrams collection book"--Back cover.

Endgame : the complete Training diaries ; origins, descendant, existance

October 8, 2015
Frey, James, 1969- author.
399, 4 pages ; 21 cm
Endgame: the training diaries. Volume 1: Origins -- Endgame: the training diaries. Volume 2: Descendant -- Endgame: the training diaries. Volume 3: Existence.
"Before they were players...before the calling...they trained to be selected as the one to save their ancient bloodline-- and win Endgame. In this collection of Training Diaries novellas, follow Marcus, Chiyoko, Sarah, Alice, Aisling, Baitsakhan, Jago, An, Shari, Kala, Maccabee, and Hilal through sacrifices and betrayals, broken hearts and broken bones, as they shed their normal lives and transform into the Players they were meant to be"-- Provided by publisher.

Fledgling crow

October 8, 2015
James, Marian, 1959- author.
v, 147 pages ; 23 cm
"The soldiers are coming home to one of the country's deepest recessions. The unemployment rate is double digits. Unrest and demonstrations are rampant in every major U.S. city. It's the summer of 1973 and the Viet Nam War is coming to an end while the Watergate presidential scandal is just getting started. Against this back drop, six year old CeCe lives with her grandmother and older brother Liam on a small farm outside of Seattle while her widowed father is on the other side of the world helping to pioneer global air travel. The isolated farm has not been modernized since the nineteen fifties. Daily life with Grandma Grace stands in stark contrast to the turbulence of the times and the amazing breakthroughs of the American aviation and space industries. CeCe and her brother rescue a fledgling crow from feral cats and Blackie the Crow becomes the most amazing pet as they learn to care for him. Like the fledgling crow, CeCe is surrounded by extended family and friends who help care for her while she struggles to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand why her WWII War hero father is so distant. A veteran from a different war - the Vietnam War - crosses paths with CeCe that summer to change her life forever."--Back cover.


October 7, 2015
Jones, Kari, 1966- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
133 pages ; 19 cm.
Lila has always loved belly dance--the music, the costumes, the choreography. So she is thrilled when she is invited to join a competitive and prestigious studio. But dancing at the new studio isn't quite what she expected. When she realizes that dance isn't as much fun as it used to be, she starts to question whether she has made the right decision.

A step toward falling : a novel

October 7, 2015
McGovern, Cammie, author.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
364 pages ; 22 cm
When Emily sees her developmentally disabled classmate Belinda being attacked, she does nothing at all. Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a center for disabled people. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?

The unquiet past

October 7, 2015
Armstrong, Kelley, author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
245 pages ; 21 cm.
Tess has always been tormented by waking visions that make her question her sanity. She often wonders if she has inherited something terrible from the parents she has never known. The journey to find out takes her far away from the only home she has ever known and exposes her to dangers she could never have imagined.

Small bones

October 7, 2015
Grant, Vicki, author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
239 pages ; 21 cm.
"Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams, but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit, and the enduring nature of love."- Amazon.

Leading lines : a Pippa Greene novel

October 7, 2015
Guertin, Chantel, 1976- author.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2015.
192 pages ; 21 cm.

A big dose of lucky

October 7, 2015
Jocelyn, Marthe, author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
249 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes an excerpt from My life before me, by Norah McClintock.
Malou, a mixed-race orphan, is on her own for the first time, trying to discover her parents' identities.

Stones on a grave

October 7, 2015
Kacer, Kathy, 1954- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
213 pages ; 21 cm.
"Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage, a medical certificate and a Star of David, lead her to Germany. Despite her fears, she doesn't speak the language, she knows no one in Germany, and she's never been on an airplane, Sara arrives in Germany determined to explore her newly discovered Jewish heritage and solve the mystery of her parentage. What she encounters is a country still dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. With the help of a handsome, English-speaking German boy, she discovers the sad facts of her mother's brief existence and faces the horrible truth about her father. Ultimately, the knowledge she gains opens up her world and leads her to a deeper understanding of herself."- Amazon.

My life before me

October 7, 2015
McClintock, Norah, author.
248 pages ; 21 cm.
Would-be reporter Cady investigates racism and family secrets in a small Indiana town.

Shattered glass

October 7, 2015
Toten, Teresa, 1955- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
235 pages ; 21 cm.
"Toni has always had nightmares about fire, and she also has burn scars but no idea how she got them. So when fire destroys the orphanage she has grown up in, she is ready to make her way to Toronto, where she hopes to discover the truth about the mother she believes hurt and then abandoned her. Toronto proves to be both daunting and exciting for Toni, whose charm and innocence attract attention, not always positive, wherever she goes. Buoyed by the music she hears at the folk club where she finds a job, and encouraged by her glamorous landlady, Toni unearths shocking information that contradicts everything she believes and makes her re-evaluate what she feels for all the new people in her life."- Amazon.

Chasing forgiveness : a novel

October 7, 2015
Shusterman, Neal.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2015.
x, 224 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, 1991.
A fourteen-year-old living with his grandparents learns his father is to be released from prison after killing his mother and feels apprehensive about renewing the relationship. Based on true events.

House arrest

October 6, 2015
Holt, K. A, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
298 pages ; 22 cm
Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to keep a journal into which he pours all his thoughts, fears, and frustrations.

The white rose

October 5, 2015
Ewing, Amy, author.
New York : HarperTeen, [2015]
308 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to The jewel.
"After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death, so along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude"-- Provided by publisher.

The chess queen enigma

October 5, 2015
Gleason, Colleen, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
351 pages ; 22 cm.
In 1889 London, vampire-hunter Evaline Stoker and investigator Mina Holmes once again join forces at the request of the Princess of Wales--this time their mission is to escort and protect a princess who is part of a trade mission from Betrovia, a country which has had a rocky relationship with England, starting with a four hundred-year-old dispute over a valuable Byzantine chessboard.

The detour

October 5, 2015
Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965-
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2015.
215 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Livvy Flynn, a bestselling author of YA fiction, is kidnapped by a woman and her apparently manic daughter who have no intention of letting her go."--Provided by publisher.

Romancing the dark in the city of light

October 5, 2015
Jacobus, Ann.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
276 pages ; 22 cm
"A troubled American teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other--dark, dangerous, and attractive--urges her to embrace her fatal flaws"-- Provided by publisher.

The house

October 5, 2015
Lauren, Christina.
New York : SSBFYR, 2015.
ix, 373 pages ; 22 cm
Told in their separate voices, Gavin, a loner outcast, and Delilah, back in small-town Kansas after years at a Massachusetts boarding school, reconnect their senior year, but as their relationship deepens, it is clear that the eerie house Gavin dwells in will do anything to keep the two apart.


October 5, 2015
Smith, Lindsay, 1984- author.
New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
394 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
"Livia can enter other people's bodies through their dreams, an ability that makes her an invaluable and dangerous spy for her kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

An inheritance of ashes : a novel

October 5, 2015
Bobet, Leah, author.
391 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Now that the strange war is over, sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister struggle to maintain their family farm, waiting to see who will return from the distant battlefield, soon hiring a veteran to help them but, as ugly truths about their family emerge, Hallie is taking dangerous risks and keeping desperate secrets while monsters and armies converge on the small farm.

Collateral damage

October 5, 2015
Jones, Patrick, 1961- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Darby Creek, [2015]
118 pages ; 19 cm.
Ty is very proud of his father's accomplishments as a U.S. Army sargeant, but when a brain injury and partial paralysis send his father home from Afghanistan in a wheelchair, Ty finds it hard to balance schoolwork, basketball, a girlfriend, and friends with the time and effort required to care for him.

It's a wonderful death

October 5, 2015
Schmitt, Sarah J.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2015]
311 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll"-- Provided by publisher.

Orbiting Jupiter

October 2, 2015
Schmidt, Gary D, author.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
183 pages ; 22 cm
"Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice"-- Provided by publisher.

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