New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Don't touch

August 29, 2014
Wilson, Rachel, 1977- author.
New York : HarperTeen, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
415 pages ; 22 cm
"16-year-old Caddie struggles with OCD, anxiety, and a powerful fear of touching another person's skin, which threatens her dreams of being an actress--until the boy playing Hamlet opposite her Ophelia gives her a reason to overcome her fears."-- Provided by publisher.

The scavengers

August 29, 2014
Perry, Michael, 1964-
New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2014]
322 pages ; 22 cm
With a neighbors help, twelve-year-old Ford Falcon learns to survive in the harsh world outside the Bubble Cities by scavenging for items to use or trade--skills she needs when her parents unexpectedly go missing.


August 29, 2014
Gallardo, Adam, author.
New York, NY : KTeen Books, 2014.
361 pages ; 21 cm
"A zombie apocalypse novel"--Cover.
"Welcome To Zomburbia. My name is Courtney Hart, and I'm here to tell you about things that suck. Being born in a podunk town like Salem, Oregon, for one. Living in a world infested with zombies? That, too. And the meatheads I go to school with? I think I'd actually take the undead over them most days. But I have a plan to get out of here and move to New York. I just have to keep selling Vitamin Z along with your fries at The Bully Burger. The secret ingredient? Zombie brains. I've noticed things are getting even worse lately, if that's even possible. The zombies seem to be getting smarter and faster. If I can avoid being arrested, eaten by shufflers, or catching the eye of some stupid boy, I should be able to make it through finals week still breathing. . ."--Back cover.

The island of excess love

August 28, 2014
Block, Francesca Lia.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, [2014].
214 pages ; 20 cm
Companion to: Love in the Time of Global Warming.
Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living on hard work, companionship, and dreams in the pink house by the sea until a foreboding ship arrives and all start having strange visions of destruction and violence then, trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles, with Pen using Virgil's epic Aeneid as her guide.

Looking for Jack Kerouac : a novel

August 28, 2014
Shoup, Barbara, author.
Indianapolis, IN : Lacewing Books, [2014].
196 p. ; 21 cm
In 1964, Paul Carpetti discovers Jack Kerouac's On the Road while on a school trip to New York and begins to question the life he faces after high school. Then he meets a volatile, charismatic Kerouac devotee determined to hit the road himself. When the boys learn that Kerouac is living in St. Petersburg, Florida, they go looking for answers.

Contaminated 2 : mercy mode

August 28, 2014
Garner, Em, 1971- author.
341 pages ; 22 cm.
"The Contamination that turns people into ultra-violent zombie-like creatures is abating, but now seventeen-year-old Velvet must hide from checkpoints for the disease, to prevent the government from imprisoning her"-- Provided by publisher.

The dolls

August 28, 2014
Sullivan, Kiki.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
372 pages ; 20 cm.
"Eveny Cheval returns to Louisiana after growing up in New York and discovers she's a voodoo queen"-- Provided by publisher.

The Jewel

August 28, 2014
Ewing, Amy.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
358 pages ; 22 cm
Violet, a poor girl from the outer city, finds forbidden romance and uncovers brutal secrets when, after three years of training, she is purchased by a royal family as a surrogate mother for royal children.

Trial by fire

August 28, 2014
Angelini, Josephine.
374 pages ; 22 cm.
In her hometown of Salem Lily Proctor endures not only life-threatening allergies but humiliation at her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But in a different Salem -- one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles, she is Lillian, the strongest and cruelest Crucible ... Lily's other self in an alternate universe that Lily suddenly finds herself where she is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.

Hider, seeker, secret keeper

August 28, 2014
Kiem, Elizabeth, 1970-
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2014]
259 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Dancer, daughter, traitor, spy.
When her friend and chief rival in the Bolshoi Ballet is brutally attacked on the eve of a New York City tour, teenaged Lana Dukovskaya is given her coveted solo--an unlikely stroke of luck that makes Lana the chief suspect in the attack.

A new darkness

August 28, 2014
Delaney, Joseph, 1945-
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, 2014.
340 pages ; 22 cm
Although his apprenticeship was not done when John Gregory died, Tom Ward spent years learning to fight boggarts, witches, demons, and more and feels prepared to be the new county Spook, but while his youth causes many people to distrust him, Jenny is determined to be his apprentice.

Breaking butterflies

August 28, 2014
Anjelais, M.
New York : Chicken House, Scholastic Inc., 2014.
263 pages ; 22 cm
Promised to each other before they were born, Cadence and Sphinxie, separated after he deliberately cut her face, are drawn back together at age sixteen, but Cadence is even less stable mentally and Sphinxie, sweet, plain, and attracted to his brilliance, tries to be loyal but fears for her life.

The opposite of love

August 28, 2014
Lynn, Sarah, 1975-
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2014
267 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Rose and seventeen-year-old Chase find a common bond in their troubled relationships with their parents, but as Chase's family life improves, Rose's becomes worse, pulling the couple apart.

A different me

August 28, 2014
Blumenthal, Deborah.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.
261 pages ; 21 cm
"High schooler Allie, who has long wanted to get plastic surgery, becomes online friends with two other girls who share her obsession"--Provided by publisher.

False future

August 28, 2014
Krokos, Dan.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, [2014]
308 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: False sight.
"A false memory novel"--Cover.
Rhys, Noble, Sophia, and Peter cannot face their enemy, True Earth, without Miranda but when they revive her, she is horrified to find her world in flames and must use her grief to fuel her spirit as she helps to seek Mr. East, who must be turned in for the brutal enemy occupation of Manhattan to end.


August 28, 2014
Hastings, Avery.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
261 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
In 2135 Ohio, Davis Morrow, a fiercely ambitious ballerina, has been primed to be smarter, stronger, and more graceful than the lowly Imperfects but when a deadly virus, the Narxis, begins killing Davis's friends she turns to Cole, a mysterious boy with his own agenda, and their love may be the only thing that can save her world.

Song of the sword

August 28, 2014
Willett, Edward, 1959- author.
Regina, Saskatchewan : Coteau Books, 2014.
210 pages ; 22 cm
Shards of excalibur ; book 1"--Title page verso.

100 sideways miles

August 27, 2014
Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2014]
277 pages ; 22 cm
Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade Hernandez, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.

Undead with benefits

August 27, 2014
Hart, Jeff (Jeffrey Alan), 1983- author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
406 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Eat, brains, love
Enamored undead teens Jake and Amana are on the run with former government zombie-tracker Cass, who helps them search for a cure for the zombie plague in spite of their awkward love triangle.

Heir of fire

August 27, 2014
Maas, Sarah J.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
565 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Sequel to: Crown of midnight.
Royal assassin Celaena must travel to a new land to confront a truth about her heritage, while brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world.

The boy I love

August 27, 2014
Gramont, Nina de.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
271 pages ; 22 cm
"Fifteen year old Wren has fallen in love with the most sought after boy in school, but his secret will both bring them together, and keep them apart."-- Provided by publisher.


August 27, 2014
Samms, Olivia, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2014]
246 pages ; 21 cm.

Lovers & haters

August 27, 2014
Slater, Calvin, author.
New York : Dafina, 2014.
296 pages ; 21 cm
"A Coleman High novel"--Title page.

Sealed with a lie

August 27, 2014
Carlton, Kat.
New York : SSBFYR, [2014]
244 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Two lies and a spy.
At the bidding of a voice on a phone, sixteen-year-old Kari and her friends from Generation Interpol, a spy training facility, race around Europe to fulfill a list of demands, as Kari's brother's life hangs in the balance.

Girl defective

August 27, 2014
Howell, Simmone.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
301 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in 2013 in Australia by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited"--Copyright page.
Friendship, love, and a mystery fill the life-changing summer of fifteen-year-old Sky, who lives with her unconventional family in a run-down record store in St. Kilda, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

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