New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

May 24, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The safest lies

May 23, 2016
Miranda, Megan.
New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2016]
359 pages ; 22 cm
"When Kelsey's agoraphobic mother disappears after years of claiming the kidnappers she escaped from were coming back for her, Kelsey quickly discovers that her mother isn't who she thought she was -- and she's not the abductor's only target"-- Provided by publisher.


May 23, 2016
Reyes, M. G. (Maria Guadalupe)
374 pages ; 22 cm.
Six teens legally liberated from parental control are thrown into danger when a new houseguest arrives at their Venice Beach house.


May 23, 2016
Childs, Tera Lynn, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016]
279 pages ; 22 cm
Kenna Swift has a lot on her plate--a mother who's missing, a best friend who's betrayed her, a boyfriend on trial for treason, and a new superpower she's still figuring out how to control. Not to mention she's recently learned the darkest, most dangerous secrets of the superhero world. With her team fractured and time running out, she hatches a daring plot to save those she loves the most. But soon Kenna and her friends find themselves caught in the middle of a war between the heroes who can't be trusted and the villains who don't trust anyone. When tragedy strikes, new secrets are revealed that land Kenna in the middle of a conspiracy so vast that trying to expose it might cost her more than she's willing to pay...

The world beneath

May 20, 2016
Warman, Janice, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
159 pages ; 21 cm
In 1970s South Africa eleven-year-old Joshua, living with his mother in their employers house, rescues a freedom fighter on the run and becoming aware of the political situation around him, makes difficult choices that will change his life forever.


May 20, 2016
Ellis, Kat, author.
Philadelphia : RP Teens, [2016]
333 pages ; 21 cm
Kyle Henry believes he can start a new life after his serial killer father is executed, but when the daughter of one of his father's victims shows up at his school, his past life comes back to haunt him.

Outrun the moon

May 20, 2016
Lee, Stacey (Stacey Heather), author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016].
391 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from poverty in Chinatown, and she gains admittance to a prestigious finishing school through a mix of cunning and bribery. She soon discovers that getting in was the easiest part, and must carve a niche among the spoiled heiresses. When the earthquake strikes on April 18, Mercy and her classmates are forced to a survivor encampment, but her quick-witted leadership rallies them to help in the tragedy's aftermath.

Local girl swept away

May 20, 2016
Wittlinger, Ellen, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Merit Press, [2016]
269 pages ; 23 cm
In the Cape Cod village of Provincetown, Massachusetts, seventeen-year-old Lorna is swept out to sea, leaving her three best friends to struggle to come to terms with their missing leader and with the secrets each endeavors to hide.

26 kisses

May 19, 2016
Michels, Anna, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
297 pages ; 22 cm
"When Veda's boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her right after graduation, she embarks on a summer love quest to move on and move up: kiss 26 boys, one for each letter of the alphabet"-- Provided by publisher.

Girl against the universe

May 19, 2016
Stokes, Paula, author.
379 pages ; 22 cm
Maguire is bad luck. No matter how many charms she buys or good luck rituals she performs, horrible things happen. She spends a lot of time in her room to avoid causing damage. But then she meets Jordy, a talented, lucky, aspiring tennis star. He's convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak; she is convinced the best thing she can do for Jordy is stay away. But it turns out that staying away is harder than she thought. --Book jacket.


May 19, 2016
Schindler, Holly, 1977- author.
297 pages ; 22 cm
"Quin is convinced the local theater is setting the stage for her two classmates to relive a romance from their town's past"-- Provided by publisher.


May 18, 2016
Choyce, Lesley, 1951- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
113 pages ; 18 cm.
"Josh's mother always had issues--with drugs and just getting by. And Josh has always been the one who kept them together. But when his mom dies, he really is on his own and must find a way to look after himself. On his way to his mother's funeral he meets Lindsay, a cute girl who flirts with him but then steals his wallet. When he confronts her and tells her where he is going, she apologizes, returns his wallet and convinces Josh to let her accompany him to the funeral. So begins a complex relationship that changes both of their lives forever."--Provided by publisher.

It wasn't always like this

May 17, 2016
Preble, Joy, author.
New York : Soho Teen, 2016.
245 pages ; 22 cm
In love and possessing eternal youth, after sampling an experimental polio vaccine in 1916, seventeen-year-olds Emma and Charlie have the perfect life until Charlie disappears and Emma is hunted through the years by the Church of Light, a group of religious fanatics.

The crown's game

May 17, 2016
Skye, Evelyn, author.
399 pages ; 24 cm
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are the only enchanters in Russia, and when the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threaten to attack, the tsar wants a powerful enchanter by his side, and as an advisor for the prince, Pasha. He initiates the Crown's Game, a duel of magical skill, and the winner will become his Imperial Enchanter; the loser will die. For Vika and Nikolai, the game is a chance of a lifetime, but they come to realize that their growing regard for each other makes the game impossible to win. And as long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes increasingly clear to them that the Crown's Game is not one to lose.

Devil and the bluebird

May 17, 2016
Mason-Black, Jennifer, author.
New York : Amulet Books, [2016]
327 pages ; 22 cm
"Blue Riley has wrestled with demons ever since the loss of her mother to cancer. But when she encounters a beautiful devil at her town crossroads, it's her runaway sister's soul she fights to save. The devil steals Blue's voice, inherited from her musically gifted mother, in exchange for a single shot at finding Cass."--Book jacket.

Love charms and other catastrophes

May 17, 2016
Karalius, Kimberly, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2016.
362 pages ; 21 cm
"Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura, her friends, and her new boyfriend (given to her by Love itself), must find and stop a rogue charm maker from taking over Grimbaud"--Provided by publisher.

Draw the line

May 16, 2016
Linn, Laurent, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2016]
520 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A teen boy survives a hate crime against another gay student through his art"-- Provided by publisher.


May 16, 2016
Martin, Jenny, 1975- author.
New York, NY : Dial Books, [2016]
361 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Tracked --Cover
Fugitive Phee has been safe in the rebel camp after an escape gone wrong. But villanous tyrant King Charlie is getting bolder in his attacks against the rebellion, and Phee is trying to cope with PTSD and is trying to find her place in the resistance and in the lives of the two men she cares for. Phee and her team embark on a daring mission to end the war, but no one is prepared for the sacrifices they will have to make.

Places no one knows

May 16, 2016
Yovanoff, Brenna, author.
373 pages ; 22 cm
"Waverly Camdenmar, an overachiever in every way, seems perfect, yet perfection is exhausting. She has not slept in days and then one night she falls asleep and walks into someone else's life. She dream visits a boy she could never be with and is forced to decide what matters most to her."--Provided by publisher.

The problem with forever

May 16, 2016
Armentrout, Jennifer L., author.
474 pages ; 22 cm
Growing up, Mallory "Mouse" Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. After she escaped her terrifying childhood and spent years being homeschooled by loving adoptive parents, she is starting her senior year at a public high school. The first day, she runs into Rider Stark, the friend and protector from her childhood, and Mallory realizes that their bond never really faded. But as Rider's life spirals out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out--for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.-- adapted from book jacket.

The search for the homestead treasure

May 16, 2016
Treacy, Ann, author.
167 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
In rural Minnesota in 1903, missing his friends and life as it was before his brother's accident and his mother's silent grief, fourteen-year-old Martin Gunnarsson is trying to hold his family together on the homestead where his ancestors died of diphtheria in 1865. The only one who had survived was his father, a baby found in the arms of his older sister Cora. But somehow rumors of a treasure on the farm survived, too, and when Martin discovers Aunt Cora's journal in a musty trunk in the hayloft, he thinks it might give him a clue. But what exactly is he looking for?

The only thing worse than me is you

May 16, 2016
Anderson, Lily, 1988- author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
339 pages ; 22 cm
After years of competing against each other, Trixie and Ben form a fandom-based tentative friendship when their best friends start dating each other, but after Trixie's friend gets expelled for cheating they have to choose which side they are on.

This is the part where you laugh

May 13, 2016
Hoffmeister, Peter Brown, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
331 pages ; 22 cm
Rising sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene, Oregon, trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.

100 days of cake

May 13, 2016
Goldhagen, Shari, 1976- author.
New York : Atheneum, 2016.
339 pages ; 22 cm
"Molly suffers from depression, and when she finds out that the exotic fishstore she works at is closing down, her whole life, which is already hanging on a thread, starts to crumble"--Provided by publisher.

The last time we were us

May 12, 2016
Konen, Leah, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
353 pages ; 22 cm
While Liz is planning a summer that includes a possible new boyfriend and great parties, Jason Sullivan, the boy who used to be her best friend before he was sent away, returns, and she is torn between her new life and her feelings for Jason.

Silence is goldfish : a novel

May 11, 2016
Pitcher, Annabel.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
343 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by Orion Publishing Group"--Copyright page.
"Fifteen-year-old Tess Turner of Manchester, England, decides to stop speaking in the wake of discovering a heartbreaking family secret"-- Provided by publisher.

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