New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

September 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The female of the species

September 29, 2016
McGinnis, Mindy, author.
©2016
341 pages ; 22 cm
Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn't feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence.

Stalking Jack the Ripper

September 29, 2016
Maniscalco, Kerri, author.
New York : JIMMY Patterson Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A gothic murder mystery set in gritty Victorian-era London, where an intrepid society girl finds herself embroiled in the investigation of a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

The odds of lightning

September 29, 2016
Davies, Jocelyn, 1983- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
373 pages ; 22 cm
"The night before their SATs, four former best friends get struck by a magical bolt of lightning that gives them special powers and sends them on an all-night adventure throughout New York City"--Provided by publisher.

Shame the stars

September 29, 2016
McCall, Guadalupe Garcia, author, illustrator.
New York : Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, Inc., [2016]
288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"In the midst of racial conflict and at the edges of a war at the Texas-Mexico border in 1915, Joaquín and Dulceña attempt to maintain a secret romance in this reimagining of Romeo and Juliet"-- Provided by publisher.

Three dark crowns

September 29, 2016
Blake, Kendare, author.
©2016
398 pages : map ; 22 cm
Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn't solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it's not just a game of win or lose... it's life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown. If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can't make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens' every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest... but she may be the darkest.

Metaltown

September 29, 2016
Simmons, Kristen, author.
©2016
384 pages ; 22 cm
Includes a "Tor Teen Reading & Activity Guide", pages [381]-384.
A Tom Doherty Associates Book.
The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She's been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She's no longer alone; it's the two of them against the world. That's something even a town this brutal can't take away from her. Until it does. Lena's future depends on her family's factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she'll risk everything to do what's right. In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules. An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

The swan riders

September 29, 2016
Bow, Erin, author.
©2016
376 pages ; 22 cm.
"The sequel to The scorpion rules"--Cover.
"Greta was her country's crown princess, and also its hostage, destined to be the first casualty in an inevitable war. But when the war came, it broke all the rules, and Greta forged a different past. She is no longer princess. No longer hostage. No longer human. Greta Stuart has become an AI."--Cover, p. [2]

Kingdom of ash and briars

September 29, 2016
West, Hannah, 1990- author.
©2016
358 pages : map ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Bristal discovers she is a shapeshifter, one of three remaining elicromancers tasked with guarding the realm of Nissera against dark magic while manipulating three royal families to promote peace.

As old as time

September 29, 2016
Braswell, Liz, author.
Glendale, California : Disney Press, 2016.
484 pages ; 22 cm.
Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father's reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle's mother returns -- a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern. But when Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind -- images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is a beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle must work with the Beast to unravel a dark mystery about their families that was twenty-one years in the making. -- adapted from book jacket.

November rain

September 29, 2016
Thompson, Shannon A., author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Clean Teen Pub, [2016].
218 pages ; 20 cm
"She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them. Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods' rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona's vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption."--Page [4] of cover.

Before

September 29, 2016
Payne, K. E., author.
Valley Falls, New York : Bold Strokes Books, 2016.
256 pages ; 21 cm
"When the confident, determined Alex Brody joins the successful band Be4, sparks fly between her and her bandmates, none more so than with Tally Mullins. But as their success continues and Tally learns more about Alex, her dislike turns to admiration. Soon Tally finds out that there’s far more to Alex than she first thought."--Provided by publisher.

Olivia decoded

September 29, 2016
Barnes, Vivi, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, 2016.
286 pages ; 21 cm
"After moving in with her grandfather, starting a new school, and ending her relationship with Jack, Olivia's plans to have a normal life are put on hold when she sees Jack again and is threatened by an unknown stalker."--Provided by publisher.

Stealing Snow

September 28, 2016
Paige, D. M., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
375 pages ; 22 cm
When her very first kiss turns the recipient violent, Snow escapes the Whittaker Psychiatric hospital that houses them and races into the woods. There she finds herself in icy Algid-- with witches, thieves, an alluring boy named Kai. Is this her true home, does she really have a royal lineage-- or is the Whittaker where she truly belongs?

Crooked kingdom

September 28, 2016
Bardugo, Leigh, author.
©2016
546 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets--a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

Kids of appetite

September 28, 2016
Arnold, David, 1981- author.
©2016
335 pages ; 22 cm
Teens Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco sit in separate police interrogation rooms telling about the misfits who brought them together and their journey sparked by a message in an urn.

A shadow bright and burning

September 28, 2016
Cluess, Jessica, author.
©2016
407 pages ; 22 cm.
Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers-- the first female sorcerer in hundreds of years. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

Witch's pyre

September 28, 2016
Angelini, Josephine, author.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016.
376 pages ; 22 cm.
Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, and has chosen to face battle again. And after her recent losses and betrayal, she has learned more about grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a strange society, Lily is determined to find a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices, and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?

Wendy Darling. Volume two, Seas

September 27, 2016
Oakes, Colleen, author.
Tempe, Arizona : SparkPress, a BookSparks imprint, a division of SparkPoint Studio, LLC, 2016.
273 pages ; 22 cm.
"Wendy Darling: Seas finds Wendy and Michael aboard the dreaded Sudden Night, a dangerous behemoth sailed by the infamous Captain Hook and his blood-thirsty crew. In this exotic world of mermaids, spies and pirate-feuds, Wendy finds herself struggling to keep her family above the waves. Hunted by the twisted boy who once stole her heart and struggling to survive in the whimsical Neverland sea, returning home to London now seems like a distant dream&#x;and the betrayals have just begun."--Publisher's description.

A song to take the world apart

September 26, 2016
Romanoff, Zan, author.
©2016
310 pages ; 22 cm
"Hanging out with Chris was supposed to make Lorelei's life normal. He's cooler, he's older, and he's in a band, which means he can teach her about the music that was forbidden in her house growing up. Her grandmother told her when she was little that she was never allowed to sing, but listening to someone else do it is probably harmless--right? The more she listens, though, the more keenly she can feel her own voice locked up in her throat, and how she longs to use it. And as she starts exploring the power her grandmother never wanted her to discover, influencing Chris and everyone around her, the foundations of Lorelei's life start to crumble. There's a reason the women in her family never want to talk about what their voices can do. And a reason Lorelei can't seem to stop herself from singing anyway."--Provided by publisher.

Barracuda

September 26, 2016
Brouwer, Sigmund, 1959- author.
[Custer, Washington] : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
174 pages ; 19 cm.
While on a trip to the Florida Keys with his grandfather, Jim hopes to do some fishing but becomes involved in a mystery about an old crime linked to the owner of the resort where they are staying on vacation.

The Cat King of Havana

September 26, 2016
Kreicbergs, Toms, 1985- author.
©2016
354 pages ; 22 cm
A sixteen-year-old Cuban American joins a salsa class to meet a girl, then invites her to spend the summer with his family in Havana. They investigate his mother's reasons for leaving Cuba decades earlier, learning about the impact politics can have on individual lives.

Diplomatic immunity

September 26, 2016
Ashton, Brodi, author.
©2016
352 pages ; 22 cm
"A seventeen-year-old aspiring reporter decides to write a scathing exposé on an elite Washington, D.C., private school, but her life changes when her subject comes to her for help"-- Provided by publisher.

When they fade

September 26, 2016
Roberts, Jeyn, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
345 pages ; 22 cm
"Brutally murdered in the early 1970s, Molly can fade back to earth for a few fleeting moments as teenage hitchiker who can see the future. When Tatum, bullied at school and dumped by her best friend, picks up Molly and hears 'You're going to die. It will hurt and you'll be alone. And no one will help you', Tatum and Molly must figure out how to help the other in order to save themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

The light fantastic

September 23, 2016
Combs, Sarah, author.
©2016
311 pages ; 22 cm
Seven interwoven narratives spanning three tense hours on a fateful day share the perspectives of a girl with a rare memory condition, a teacher who fears a student may be planning an act of violence, and a girl about to embark on a cross-country plot.

Girl on a plane

September 23, 2016
Moss, Miriam, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
277 pages ; 22 cm
"Based on the true story of a hijacking"--Jacket cover.
"This is a fictionalized story based on the amazing real life experiences of Miriam Moss, a fifteen year old English school girl who was held hostage on a plane hijacked by the Palestinian Liberation Front in 1970"--Provided by publisher.

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