New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

January 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Showdown on the strip

January 23, 2015
Gottesfeld, Jeff, author.
151, 152 pages ; 21 cm.
Tête-bêche ; book presented in two parts bound back to back ; two title pages.

Alex as well

January 21, 2015
Brugman, Alyssa, 1974- author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
214 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in Australia by Text Publishing in 2013.
Raised as a boy, fourteen-year-old Alex, who has male and female sexual body parts, rejects the hormonal medications prescribed by his mother and decides to live as a girl.


January 21, 2015
Bross, Lanie.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
291 pages ; 22 cm
"Lucas must team up with a band of Free Radicals to chip away at the plans of the Unseen Ones, attempting to unravel time and save Corinthe. New intrigue develops around Jasmine, as well as a compelling cast of Free Radicals"-- Provided by publisher.

I'm glad I did

January 21, 2015
Weil, Cynthia, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2015]
264 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
In 1963 sixteen-year-old JJ Green, a songwriter interning at New York City's famous Brill Building, finds herself a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy who seems to connect instantly with her music, and they start cutting their first demo with Dulcie Brown, a legend who's fallen on hard times, with a secret past.

Burning nation

January 21, 2015
Reedy, Trent, author.
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
417 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Divided we fall.
Idaho is a war zone under Federal occupation, and Danny Wright and his friends in the Idaho Militia are determined to fight back, running guerrilla missions against the army--but what at first seemed like a straightforward battle against governmental repression quickly grows murky, and Danny finds that even winning the war does not mean an end to tyranny.

Love, Lucy

January 21, 2015
Lindner, April.
New York : Poppy, Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
290 pages ; 22 cm
After accepting a trip to Europe as a bribe from her parents to attend the college of their choice as a business major, seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers she is unwilling to give up her dream of being an actress--or Jesse, the boy she met in Italy.


January 21, 2015
Jensen, Michael R., 1978- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, [2015]
344 pages ; 22 cm
A princess and a ghost set out on a journey to find a magic needle that can sew the ghost back to his life.


January 21, 2015
Smith, Roland, 1951-
264 pages ; 22 cm
What waits Beneath? Pat O'Toole has always idolized his older brother, Coop. He's even helped Coop with some of his crazier plans -- such as risking his life to help his big brother dig a tunnel underneath their neighborhood in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Coop is . . . different. He doesn't talk on the phone, doesn't use email, and doesn't have friends. He's never really cared for anything but the thrill of being underground and Pat. So it's no surprise to anyone -- even Pat -- that after a huge fight with their parents, Coop runs away. Exactly one year later, Pat receives a package containing a digital voice recorder and a cryptic message from his brother. He follows the clues to New York City, and soon discovers that Coop has joined the Community, a self-sufficient society living beneath the streets. Now it's up to Pat to find his brother -- and bring him home.

We can work it out

January 21, 2015
Eulberg, Elizabeth.
New York : Point, 2015.
312 p. ; 22 cm.
When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hearts Club, the goal was simple: to show that girls didn’t need to define themselves by how guys looked at them, and didn’t have to value boyfriends over everything else. Penny thought she’d be an outcast for life...but then the club became far more popular than she ever imagined it would be.

Tear you apart

January 20, 2015
Cross, Sarah.
New York : Egmont Publishing, 2015.
370 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Kill me softly.
"Teenager Viv, who is constantly escaping her "Snow White" fairy-tale curse, meets the prince who is supposed to save her, but can not fall out of love with the young man destined to kill her."-- Provided by publisher.

The Empty Throne

January 20, 2015
Kluver, Cayla
Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Books, 2015.
462 p. ; 22 cm.
Failing to restore a falsely accused Prince Zabriel to the throne and fearing that the Faerie realm of Chrior will be placed under the rule of the traitor Illumina, Anya desperately partners with an unlikely ally to safeguard her people.

I totally funniest : a middle school story

January 20, 2015
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
320 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
As the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic finals near, Jamie faces a whirlwind of attention at school and in the media and the fame starts to go to his head, but in Hollywood with Uncle Frankie, some of his fellow comedians quickly show him what competition and pressure are all about.

Tunnel vision

January 20, 2015
Adrian, Susan, author.
314 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
When Jake Lukin, eighteen, reveals his psychic ability, he's forced to become a government asset in order to keep his mother and sister safe, but Rachel, the girl he likes, tries to help him live his own life instead of tunneling through others.


January 20, 2015
Pickett, Michelle K.
293 pages ; 23 cm
On the outside, Willow appears to have it all. She’s beautiful, smart, from an influential family, and she dates the most popular guy in school--Jaden. But she would walk away from it all in a second. Willow is tormented by lies and suffocating guilt, not the hearts and flowers people believe her life is full of. She carries a dark secret. Plagued by nightmares and pain, the secret dominates her life. If she hadn’t walked away. If she had just… but she didn’t. And now she has to live with her choices. But when someone uncovers her family’s past, they use it against her, crushing her spirit little by little. She tells herself she just has to make it to graduation. Then she can leave Middleton, and her secret, far behind. When Brody transfers to Cassidy High, he turns Willow’s life upside down. He shows her what it feels like to live again, really live. And suddenly, she isn’t satisfied with just surviving until graduation. She wants a normal life--with Brody--and he wants her. But the closer they become, the more it threatens to unravel the secret she’s worked so hard to hide.

Ocean of fire

January 20, 2015
Anderson, T. Neill.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2014].
viii, 167 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
While her father and uncle, chemists at South Carolina College, try to get scientific equipment to safety, seventeen-year-old Emma hides with the rest of her family and others in their basement as Confederate soldiers bomb and loot Columbia.

The superlatives : perfect couple

January 16, 2015
Echols, Jennifer, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
301 pages ; 22 cm
"When yearbook photographer Harper and the star player of the high school football team get voted "the perfect couple that never was" by their senior class, the unlikely pair start falling for one another. But a handful of obstacles, including Harper's boyfriend, stand in the way of their perfect ending"-- Provided by publisher.

There will be lies

January 16, 2015
Lake, Nick, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, [2015]
454 pages ; 22 cm
Shelby Cooper, nearly eighteen, has been overprotected by her single mother all her life but after a car accident, Shelby's mother steals her away from the hospital, revealing that Shelby's father is not dead, but rather a violent man who promised to hunt them down.

Twisted fate : a novel

January 16, 2015
Olson, Norah, author.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
259 pages ; 22 cm
Told from separate viewpoints, unfolds how sisters Sydney and Ally Tate's relationship changes as they get involved with their new neighbor, Graham, an artist with a videocamera who has a mysterious--and dangerous--past.

Killing time in Crystal City

January 16, 2015
Lynch, Chris, 1962-
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2015]
230 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Kevin tries to reinvent himself when he runs away from home and the father he hates, but living with a mysterious uncle and befriending two homeless girls just adds more complications.

The way we bared our souls

January 16, 2015
Strayhorn, Willa.
New York : Razorbill, [2015]
276 pages ; 22 cm
Five teenagers sit around a bonfire in the middle of the New Mexico desert and when they participate in a ritual to trade totems as a symbol of shedding and adopting one another's sorrows, they think it is only an exercise, but in the morning they wake to find their burdens gone and replaced with someone else's.

All fall down

January 16, 2015
Carter, Ally.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
310 pages ; 22 cm.
There are many powerful people along Embassy Row who want Grace to block out all her unpretty thoughts. But Grace will not stop until she finds out who killed her mother and make the killer pay.

The ghosts of heaven

January 16, 2015
Sedgwick, Marcus, author.
359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by Orion Children's Books, London."
Four linked stories of discovery and survival begin with a Paleolithic-era girl who makes the first written signs, continue with Anna, who people call a witch, then a mad twentieth-century poet who watches the ocean knowing the horrors it hides, and concluding with an astronaut on the first spaceship from Earth sent to colonize another world.

Rat runners

January 16, 2015
McGann, Oisín, author.
319 pages ; 21 cm
"Four young thieves, one simple mission: Steal a black-leather box from the daughter of a murdered scientist without anyone noticing. But WatchWorld controls London now, and the organization knows everything. Every major street is monitored with heat-sensitive and X-ray cameras. Microphones record voices from hundreds of feet away, and drones watch from the sky. Patrolling the streets are Safe-Guards--part human and part robot, they can see through walls, hear your heartbeat, and analyze your sweat. But staying hidden is what Nimmo, Scope, Manikin, and FX do best. Using the city's blind spots, they navigate the criminal underworld until they're caught in a rat run of murder and deceit that might not let them out alive."--Back cover.


January 16, 2015
Arnett, Mindee.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
423 pages ; 22 cm
"The sequel to Avalon"--Jacket.
"Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are pulled into one last high-stakes mission"-- Provided by publisher.

The boy next door

January 16, 2015
Van Ark, Katie.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2015.
347 pages ; 21 cm
Neighbors and figure skating partners since preschool, Gabe and Maddy tell, in their separate voices, of changes on and off the ice when they are assigned a new, romantic program, raising Maddy's hopes of her love being returned and Gabe's fears that romance will break up their partnership.

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