New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

July 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Half-witch : a novel

July 17, 2018
Schoffstall, John, 1952- author.
Easthampton, MA : Big Mouth House, [2018]
320 pages ; 22 cm
Fourteen-year-old Lizbet and witch girl Strix embark upon a perilous quest where the fates of Lizbet's father and Heaven are at stake.

Nyxia unleashed

July 17, 2018
Reintgen, Scott, author.
New York : Crown, 2018.
392 pages ; 22 cm.
Emmett Atwater and the other Genesis spaceship survivors are caught between Babel and the indigenous Adamite population when they are sent to extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe.

Wrong in all the right ways

July 17, 2018
Brownlee, Tiffany, author.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
344 pages ; 22 cm.
Sixteen-year-old high school senior Emma's life is transformed by Dylan, her new foster brother, but she finds herself torn between romantic and familial feelings in a tale reminiscent of Wuthering Heights.

Hullmetal girls

July 16, 2018
Skrutskie, Emily, 1993- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2018.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Aisha Un-Haad, seventeen, and Key Tanaka, eighteen, have risked everything for new lives as mechanically enhanced soldiers, and when an insurrection forces dark secrets to surface, the fate of humanity is in their hands.

Notes from my captivity

July 16, 2018
Parks, Kathy (Kathleen D.), author.
335 pages ; 22 cm.
Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her. So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolish stepfather's belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there's no question that she's going to fly across the world. But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than Adrienne. And when disaster strikes, none of their extensive preparations seem to matter. Now Adrienne's being held captive by the family she was convinced didn't exist, and her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about them, even if it means wooing the youngest son.

Like never and always

July 16, 2018
Aguirre, Ann, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2018.
336 pages ; 22 cm
A car accident changes four lives forever. In the hospital, Liv is confused at being called Morgan, but when she looks in the mirror she sees Morgan's face.

Price of duty

July 13, 2018
Strasser, Todd, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2018]
177 pages ; 22 cm
Hailed as a hero, twenty-year-old Jake returns to his pro-military hometown and family injured physically and emotionally, unsure if he can return to active duty but uncomfortable with the alternative.


July 13, 2018
Brandes, Nadine, 1986- author.
441 pages ; 22 cm
"Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father's plot to assassinate the king of England."-- Provided by publisher.

Letting go of gravity

July 13, 2018
Leder, Meg, 1974- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2018.
423 pages ; 22 cm
"Parker struggles to reconnect with her twin brother, Charlie, who's recovering from cancer, and to deal with her anxiety about her own future"-- Provided by publisher.


July 13, 2018
Sarles, Shawn, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
290 pages ; 24 cm
"JIMMY Patterson Books."
Sixteen-year-old Maddie's camping trip with family and friends in a remote mountain location turns deadly as stories told around the campfire begin coming true.


July 13, 2018
Cast, P. C., author.
Ashland, OR : Blackstone Publishing, 2018.
viii, 395 pages ; 22 cm.
Zoey worries about her brother using Old Magick while he is in his world, so she and her friends travel to an alternative version of the House of Night, where dangers take the form of friends and allies are found in strange places.

Running with lions

July 11, 2018
Winters, Julian, author.
New York : Duet, an imprint of Interlude Press, [2018]
307 pages ; 21 cm
"Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie Sebastian Hughes should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing, and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood-best-friend Emir Shah shows up at summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir's trust. But to Sebastian's surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town's streets, and bonding on the weekends spark more than just friendship between them."--Publishers description.

Things Jolie needs to do before she bites it

July 11, 2018
Winfrey, Kerry, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
279 pages ; 22 cm
Months before she has surgery to correct her underbite, Jolie decides she needs to live life to the fullest, just in case the surgery doesn't go as expected.

Sage Alexander and the blood of Seth

July 11, 2018
Copling, Steve, author.
Dallas, Texas : Brown Books Publishing Group, [2018].
viii, 494 pages ; 24 cm
"Sage Alexander's life was irreparably changed when he learned that the strange manifestations he--and only he--had seen his whole life were real. After learning of and harnessing his otherworldly powers, Sage saves his father from Greed, one of the Seven Princes of Hell, and has only just brought things back to normal, or so he thinks, when the Prince of Sloth grasps Sage's little brother, Nick. Will Sage defeat Sloth, or will his journey meet its end?"-- Provided by publisher.

Bright we burn : a Conqueror's Saga novel

July 10, 2018
White, Kiersten, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
389 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: Now I rise.
To build the country she wants, Lada, the brutal ruler of Wallachia, must destroy everything that came before, including her relationships with brother Radu and former love Mehmed, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

The brink of darkness

July 10, 2018
Giles, Jeff, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
341 pages ; 24 cm
"X is determined to break the lords' hold on him once and for all, but being stripped of his power pushes him toward a darkness he's never experienced and a past he's never known. The secrets that surface could be the key to reuniting X and Zoe ... or they could mean the destruction of everything they have been fighting for"--Provided by publisher.

The year of living awkwardly : Sophomore Year

July 10, 2018
Chastain, Emma, 1979- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2018.
375 pages ; 22 cm.
Chloe Snow, now a sophomore, struggles to cope with being cast as a lowly ensemble member in the school musical, her parents' looming divorce, and complicated relationships with friends.

Beast : a tale of love and revenge

July 10, 2018
Jensen, Lisa, 1952- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
337 pages ; 22 cm
"They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can't believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier's cruelty is revealed, Lucie vows to see him suffer. A wisewoman grants her wish, with a spell that transforms Jean-Loup into monstrous-looking Beast, reflecting the monster he is inside. But Beast is nothing like the chevalier. Jean-Loup would never patiently tend his roses; Jean-Loup would never attempt poetry; Jean-Loup would never express remorse for the wrong done to Lucie. Gradually, Lucie realizes that Beast is an entirely different creature from the handsome chevalier, with a heart more human than Jean-Loup's ever was. Lucie dares to hope that noble Beast has permanently replaced the cruel Jean-Loup -until an innocent beauty arrives at Beast's château with the power to break the spell."--Jacket flap.


July 10, 2018
Blank, Jessica, 1975- author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
226 pages ; 22 cm
Alison, seventeen, wanted to quietly endure senior year after the upheaval of her brother's death, but a fight with her mother sends her to a radical environmental group, where she finds courage and strength.


July 10, 2018
Accardo, Jus, author.
290 pages ; 21 cm.
"Multiple dimensions... one chance to save us all..." -- Cover.
Sera is the obsession of a killer chasing a ghost. G is a soldier with too much blood on his hands. Dylan lost the only person he ever loved - and will stop at nothing to get her back. In a whirlwind chase that takes them back to where it all started, Sera, G, and Dylan will have to confront their demons - both physical and mental - and each other, in order to win their freedom.

But not forever : a novel

July 10, 2018
Von Schleh, Jan, author.
296 pages ; 22 cm
When identical fifteen-year-old girls are mysteriously switched in time, Sonnet McKay, sent back to 1895, becomes enamored with a boy, while Emma Sweetwine, sent to the present, falls in love with her newfound freedom.

The collide : the final book in the Outliers trilogy

July 10, 2018
McCreight, Kimberly, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
330 pages ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: The scattering.
Wylie is finally out of the detention center, but that doesn't mean she's safe. True freedom means discovering who is hunting the Outliers-- and why. Soon Wylie is unearthing long-buried secrets, entangled in a conspiracy -- and fighting enemies determined to silence her and the other girls. This time, maybe forever.

The frontman : a novel

July 10, 2018
Bahar, Ron, author.
Tempe, Arizona : SparkPress, 2018.
245 pages ; 22 cm
"Ron Bahar is an insecure, self-deprecating, seventeen-year-old Nebraskan striving to please his Israeli immigrant parents, Ophira and Ezekiel, while remaining true to his own dreams. During his senior year of high school, he begins to date longtime crush and non-Jewish girl Amy Andrews--a forbidden relationship he hides from his parents. But that's not the only complicated part of Ron's life: he's also struggling to choose between his two passions, medicine and music. As time goes on, he becomes entangled in a compelling world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Will he do the right thing?"--Back cover.

Kiss of the royal

July 10, 2018
Duga, Lindsey, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, 2018.
384 pages ; 21 cm
"Princess Ivy has one goal--end the war against the Forces of Darkness. Ivy's magic is more powerful than any other Royal's, but she needs a battle partner who can help her harness it. Prince Zach's unparalleled skill with a sword should make them an unstoppable pair--if only they could agree on...well, just about anything. But Ivy's magic can only fully unlock with Zach's help, and he's not exactly cooperating. Zach believes Ivy's magic is dangerous. Ivy believes they'll never win the war without it. Two warriors, one goal, and the fate of their world on the line. But the more they argue, the more they fall for each other. And only one of them can be right."--Back cover.

Murdered at 17

July 10, 2018
Conradt, Christine, 1973- author.
393 pages ; 20 cm

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