New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

July 31, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

After the red rain

July 30, 2015
Lyga, Barry. author.
392 pages ; 22 cm
"Set in a future world of environmental collapse and mass poverty, where a mysterious boy named Rose discovers he possesses inhuman powers that can irrevocably change the lives of everyone on the planet"-- Provided by publisher.

Most likely to succeed

July 30, 2015
Echols, Jennifer.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
325 pages ; 22 cm.
"Sawyer and Kaye fall in love despite hating each other"-- Provided by publisher.

Of dreams and rust

July 30, 2015
Fine, Sarah. author.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Of metal and wishes.
When the downtrodden Noor rebel in the West, Wen, overhearing a plan to crush the Noor with powerful war machines, leaves the ghostly Bo, now a boy determined to transform himself into a living machine, and journeys into the war zone to warn the Noor--and her great love, Melik.

Devil's pocket

July 30, 2015
Dixon, John, 1969- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
340 pages ; 21 cm
"With a chip in his head and hundreds more throughout his body, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a super-soldier. Forced into the mercenary Phoenix Force group, he begins to fear he'll never escape. Sent to a volcanic island to fight for them, he'll compete in a combat tournament that awards teens with survival for merciless brutality. But just when all looks lost, he spies a friendly face... and possibly a way out."-- Amazon.

Salvation of Gabriel Adam

July 28, 2015
Duncan, S. L., author.
[Aurora, IL] : Medallion Press, [2015].
400 pages ; 20 cm.
"Embattled by an uncertain future, Gabriel Adam is now slowly succumbing to the powerful ring that he credits with stopping the demon sent to Earth to start the second war between the light and dark realms. As his health fails, his feelings grow for his archangel friend Micah. With the inevitability of his future ever nearer, he wonders if time is left to rekindle what they once shared. But a darkness is growing in Istanbul. Lilith has used her alluring beauty to manipulate Simon Magus, the new Turkish president, into giving her great power. Wanting only to reunite with her one true love, she seeks to find seven ancient vials and pierce the veil that separates the dimensions, unleashing hell upon the Earth"--Page [4] of cover.

What you left behind

July 28, 2015
Verdi, Jessica, author.
361 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Ryden's life was changed forever when his girlfriend discovered she was pregnant and stopped chemotherapy, and now, raising Hope with his mother's help and longing for the father he never knew, he meets smart and sexy Jodi and gains a new perspective.

Model misfit

July 28, 2015
Smale, Holly, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2015.
388 pages ; 22 cm.
Feeling impossibly awkward and unpopular in spite of her international fame, Harriet decides a summer modeling job in Japan will make the perfect vacation, until her gorgeous model ex-boyfriend Nick shows up.


July 28, 2015
Morgan, Genevieve, author.
294 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"The battle for Ayda heats up in Chantarelle, Book 2 of The Five Stones Trilogy. Chase, determined to fulfill his promise to find the unifying Fifth Stone, finds the elusive Captain Nate and brings him back to the island of Ayda, where one of the realms is burning and two more are under siege from Dankar s dark forces of Exor. Meanwhile, Knox and Evelyn must trust a mysterious guide to help them find a way back, though each has their own personal struggle to overcome. All three children must decide if they can put their own needs and fears aside to save their friends and family."--provided from

Dear OPL

July 28, 2015
Sackier, Shelley.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2015]
233 pages ; 21 cm
Thirteen-year-old Opal starts a blog to satisfy her mother, who thinks she might lose weight by recording all she eats, but instead Opal starts giving advice and discovers that she is much better at giving it than taking it.

The Heartbreakers

July 28, 2015
Novak, Ali, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
331 pages ; 21 cm
When her triplet sister Cara is diagnosed with leukemia, eighteen-year-old Stella puts her deams on hold to move home and be with her family, but when she starts spending time with the lead singer of Cara's favorite band, will Stella resent him for taking her attention away from her sister--or will he help Stella find the courage to live her own life?

Nothing left to burn

July 28, 2015
Blount, Patty.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
356 pages ; 21 cm
Desperate for forgiveness from his father, Reece, who survived a car wreck that killed his brother, joins the grueling cadet program at his father's firehouse and grows close to fellow cadet Amanda until she is implicated in a string of arsons.

Celeste : a novel

July 28, 2015
Worthen, Johnny, 1966-
Provo, Utah : Jolly Fish Press, 2015.
371 pages ; 21 cm
""Sixteen-year-old Eleanor, a shapeshifter dealing with her new body, finds herself targeted by rumors, superstition, and religion, forcing her to decide if she should cling to hope, or follow her instincts and run"-- Provided by publisher.

As black as ebony

July 28, 2015
Simukka, Salla, 1981- author.
New York : Skyscape, [2015]
189 pages ; 21 cm.
Translated from the Finnish.

Daughter of dusk

July 28, 2015
Blackburne, Livia, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2015.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Midnight thief.
"As tensions rise within Forge's Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly? Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents"-- Provided by publisher.

All we have is now

July 27, 2015
Schroeder, Lisa, author.
New York : Point, 2015.
266 pages ; 22 cm
Since she ran away from home Emerson has been living on the streets of Portland, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to get by, but as a meteor approaches North America they meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people's wishes--so what will they do if this is their last day on Earth, and, more important, what will they do if it is not?

Thirteen chairs

July 27, 2015
Shelton, Dave, author.
New York : David Fickling Books/Scholastic Inc., 2015.
246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by David Fickling Books."
When Jack enters the deserted house in his neighborhood, he finds a group of people who invite him to take the thirteenth chair in the room and share a story--in the house where the ghosts meet.


July 27, 2015
Griffin, Paul, 1966- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
228 pages ; 22 cm
"Matt and Mike are best friends, just two working-class guys trying to earn some money in Montauk for the summer. When they meet Driana, JoJo, and Stef, three friends who live a much different life of privilege, Matt and Mike find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensibility. Worlds collide when the group ventures out to sea aboard a small boat that Stef sneaks out from her dad's dock. As the waves rise and the fragile vessel weakens, things go horribly wrong. Adrift at sea for days, who will have what it takes to survive?" -- provided by publisher.


July 27, 2015
Creagh, Kelly, author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]
434 pages ; 22 cm.
Isobel Lanley is terrified to return to the desolate and dangerous dreamworld where she had a deadly confrontation with Varen, but when her nightmares resume, bleeding into reality, she is left with no choice, and to make matters worse, the ghostly demon Lilith will do anything to get Varen for her own.


July 24, 2015
Gardner, Faith.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Merit Press, [2015]
222 pages ; 22 cm
"When Arielle is contacted by those who have died, she struggles to differentiate between the real, the imagined, and the supernatural"-- Provided by publisher.

Pretending to be Erica : a novel

July 20, 2015
Painchaud, Michelle.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015.
254 pages ; 22 cm
"Violet has been preparing her entire life to step into the shoes of the missing heiress Erica Silverman, in order to pull off the biggest inside job in Las Vegas history. She doesn't count on having a conscience"-- Provided by publisher.


July 20, 2015
O'Rourke, Erica, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2015]
viii, 434 pages ; 22 cm.
Del risked everything to save Simon, and now he's gone, off in another world with no way for Del to find him. She's back at the Consort--training to be a Walker like everyone in her family. But the Free Walkers have other plans for her. This rebel group is trying to convince Del that the Consort is evil, and that her parents are unwittingly helping the Consort kill millions of people. The Free Walkers make Del the ultimate promise: if Del joins their fight, she will be reunited with Simon.

Uncertain soldier

July 20, 2015
Bass, Karen, 1962- author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Pajama Press Inc., 2015.
287 pages ; 21 cm
It is World War II. Erich, a young German prisoner of war who dislikes Nazism, and Max, the twelve-year-old son of German immigrants, become friends when Erich is sent to work at a Canadian logging camp near Max's town. But with a saboteur haunting the logging camp and anti-German feeling running high in town, their friendship puts them both in danger.

Noble warrior

July 17, 2015
Sitomer, Alan Lawrence.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2015.
391 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Caged warrior.
"Mixed martial arts phenom McCutcheon Daniels is recruited to help the FBI but then he is disavowed by the government and abandoned in one of America's most notorious prisons"-- Provided by publisher.

Torn : a novel

July 17, 2015
Hastings, Avery.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
263 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Rival.
"Determined to escape from TOR-N, a corrupt Narxis research center, Davis meets another recovered patient, Mercer, whose sweet smile and quirky sense of humor give her hope in humanity again--and a way out. As they make a perilous journey seeking clues that could lead to a cure, Davis and Mercer's friendship begins to evolve into something more, but she's still struggling to let go of her feelings for Cole, whom she believes is dead"-- Provided by publisher.

Damage done

July 17, 2015
Panitch, Amanda.
New York : Random House, [2015]
294 pages ; 22 cm
"Julia Vann has a new identity after being forced to leave town because of her twin brother's terrible crime. Julia is the only survivor but she can't remember what happened--at least, that's what she tells the police"-- Provided by publisher.

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