New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

May 5, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The square root of summer

May 4, 2016
Reuter Hapgood, Harriet, author.
295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Gottie Oppenheimer, a seventeen-year-old physics prodigy, navigates grief, love, and disruptions in the space-time continuum in one very eventful summer.

Shuffle, repeat

May 4, 2016
Klein, Jen.
327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"When Oliver and June are forced to ride to school together each morning, no one is more surprised than this odd couple when a friendship--and then romance--develops"--Provided by publisher.

Dream on

May 3, 2016
Gier, Kerstin, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
317 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Germany in 2014 by Fischer Verlag GmbH under the title Das zweite Buch der Traüme.
"Romance, secrets, and new dream-world dangers follow Liv Silver into Book II of The Silver Trilogy"-- Provided by publisher.

The girl I used to be

May 3, 2016
Henry, April, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
229 pages ; 21 cm
"Christy Ottaviano books."
"Olivia's parents were killed fourteen years ago. Now, new evidence reopens the case . . . and she finds herself involved"-- Provided by publisher.

Night speed

May 3, 2016
Howard, Chris, 1976- author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
410 pages ; 22 cm
"Only those young enough can survive tetra, a dangerous drug that creates a pulse-pounding rush of enormous strength and incredible speed. Seventeen-year-old Alana West has been trained to use tetra so she can pursue the young criminals who abuse its power--criminals like the one who nearly killed her kid brother. On tetra, Alana is unstoppable--an explosive blur as she surges through New York City. But with the clock ticking down to her eighteenth birthday, Alana will soon be too old for the rush . . . when just one more dose will prove deadly. Supported only by her steady handler, Tucker, Alana goes undercover, infiltrating an elite gang of breaknecks to stop their supply of the drug. But when Alana gets trapped on the wrong side of the law, she learns the breaknecks are not quite what they seem--especially Ethan, the boy who seems to see the truth inside her. With her dependency on tetra increasing, Alana must decide where her loyalties lie, before the rush ends. Forever." -- Provided by publisher.

Ask me how I got here

May 3, 2016
Heppermann, Christine, author.
225 pages ; 22 cm
Addie has always been running--until she gets pregnant and makes a choice.

The way back to you

May 3, 2016
Andreani, Michelle, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
371 pages ; 22 cm
"Six months ago, Ashlyn Montiel died in a bike accident. Her best friend, Cloudy, is keeping it together, at least on the outside. Cloudy's insides are a different story: tangled, confused, heartbroken. Kyle is falling apart, and everyone can tell. Ashlyn was his girlfriend, and when she died, a part of him went with her. Maybe the only part he cares about anymore. As the two people who loved Ashlyn best, Cloudy and Kyle should be able to lean on each other. But after a terrible mistake last year, they're barely speaking. So when Cloudy discovers that Ashlyn's organs were donated after her death and the Montiel family has been in touch with three of the recipients, she does something a little bit crazy and a lot out of character: she steals the letters and convinces Kyle to go on a winter break road trip with her, from Oregon to California to Arizona to Nevada. Maybe if they see the recipients--the people whose lives were saved by Ashlyn's death--the world will open up again." -- Provided by publisher.

Unrivaled : a beautiful idols novel

May 3, 2016
Noël, Alyson, author.
420 pages ; 22 cm.
"Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter's desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her "we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic." Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad's life. But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch a long time ago. She's Hollywood's hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone's lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel. That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles's nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing... and all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies."--Author's website.

Running for water and sky

May 3, 2016
Kring, Sandra, author.
Tempe, Arizona : Spark Press, 2016
271 pages ; 22 cm
After spending most of her seventeen years being shuffled between families that don't want her, Bless Adler has no intention of opening her heart to anyone. And then she falls in love with Liam Reid. The closer Bless lets Liam get, the more fearful she becomes. Then her new friend, Maylee, convinces her to go see a local psychic--and the woman's glimpse into the future is anything but reassuring: Bless's absent father, drunk and bitter. A frantic crowd gathered at the beach. Liam lying in a pool of blood, a gun at his side. Bless has to reach Liam on the shores of Lake Michigan. If he’s still alive, she’ll beg for him to fight for his life. If he’s not, she’ll say good-bye to the first person who made her want to fight for her own

Naruto: Sakura's story : Love riding the spring breeze

May 2, 2016
Ohsaki, Tomohito, author.
San Francisco : VIZ Media, [2016]
183 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
First published in Japan by Shueisha Inc.
The Great Ninja War did not only harm adults, but left many damaged children behind. Medical ninja Sakura travels the land, opening clinics dedicated to healing children of the mental trauma they experienced. She learns of a series of attacks against Konoha, and her investigation leads to an impossible conclusion: Sasuke is the terrorist mastermind behind them all! Using her skills and her heart, Sakura strives to clear Sasuke’s name and bring the real perpetrator to justice.

The May Queen murders

May 2, 2016
Jude, Sarah, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
288 pages ; 22 cm
When her beloved cousin goes missing after a May Day celebration, sixteen-year-old Ivy discovers that both her cousin and her hometown in the Missouri Ozarks are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.

Invisible fault lines

May 2, 2016
Madonia, Kristen-Paige, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
306 pages ; 22 cm
Callie struggles to come to terms with the disappearance of her father, but eventually chooses to believe that he has traveled back to the San Fransisco earthquake of 1906.

A court of mist and fury

May 2, 2016
Maas, Sarah J., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
626 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Sequel to A court of thorns and roses.
Though Feyre now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, but as she navigates the feared Night Court's dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it.

The crown

May 2, 2016
Cass, Kiera, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
279 pages ; 22 cm
Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.

Genius : the game

May 2, 2016
Gout, Leopoldo.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016.
294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Three underprivileged young prodigies from across the world with incredible skills in technology and engineering team up to become the heroes the world never knew they could be"-- Provided by publisher.

Picture perfect

May 2, 2016
Smale, Holly, author.
404 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Great Britain in 2014 by HarperCollins Children's Books.
Since she returned from her last modeling job, Harriet's biggest worry has been the wait between phone calls from her perfect boyfriend, Nick. Then Harriet's dad gets a job in America. In New York City, land of skyscrapers and taxicabs. A place so exciting that Harriet isn't even upset to leave her friends and her plans behind, especially since she'll be able to see Nick while she's there.

Love & gelato

April 29, 2016
Welch, Jenna Evans, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
389 pages ; 22 cm
"After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mothers's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets"-- Provided by publisher.

The unexpected everything

April 29, 2016
Matson, Morgan, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2016.
519 pages ; 22 cm
Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

Summer of Sloane

April 29, 2016
Schneider, Erin L., author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2016.
291 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre spends a summer in Hawaii as she deals with being betrayed by both her boyfriend and her best friend, and she and her twin brother Penn begin new, complicated, romances.

If I was your girl

April 29, 2016
Russo, Meredith, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.

A buss from LaFayette

April 29, 2016
Jensen, Dorothea.
[United States] : Boutique of Quality Books Pub. Co., ©2016.
xv, 249 p. ; 23 cm.
Tuesday, June 21, 1825 -- Wednesday, June 22, 1825 -- Thursday, June 23, 1825 -- Friday, June 24, 1825 -- Saturday, June 25, 1825 -- Sunday, June 26, 1825 -- Monday, June 27, 1825 -- Afterword -- Selected Bibliography -- Glossary.
"Fourteen-year-old Clara Hargraves lives on a farm in Hopkinton, a small New Hampshire town, during the 19th century. She has a couple of big problems. First of all, she has a stepmother, Priscilla, who used to be her spinster schoolteacher aunt. Clara, still grieving her mother, resents that her late mother’s older sister has not only married her father but is about to have a baby. To make matters worse, zPrissy Priscillay keeps trying to make the rambunctious, clever, and witty Clara act like a proper young lady. Secondly, Clara has red hair, making her a target for teasing by a handsome older boy, Dickon Weeks, and by her pretty seventeen-year-old Dread Cousin Hetty. Clara, however, has a secret plan she hopes will change this. During the last week of June, 1825, Clara’s town is abuzz because the famous General Lafayette is about to visit their state during his farewell tour of America. In those eventful seven days, Clara learns a lot about her family, Hetty, Dickon, and herself. In addition, she hears many stories from her family, neighbors, veterans, and from Lafayette himself. Through these tales, she comes to understand the huge and vital role the French aristocrat played in America’s Revolutionary War. She also comes to see that her problems might not be quite so terrible after all." --Back cover.


April 29, 2016
Hawke, Rosanne, author.
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
206 pages : map ; 20 cm.
A moving story of one child's life in a conflict zone. Shahana is a young girl living in war-torn Kashmir who lives alone with her young brother in the shadow of the Line of Control, the border patrolled by Pakistani and Indian soldiers that divides Kashmir in two. Life is hard, but Shahana ekes out a living with her beautiful embroidery. Then she finds a boy lying unconscious near the border. Zahid is from across the Line of Control, and Shahana takes a terrible risk by sheltering him. But how can she give Zahid up to the authorities when she knows he'll be imprisoned, or worse?

Sisters of salt and iron

April 29, 2016
Cross, Kady, 1971- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2016]
345 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Sisters of blood and spirit.
The spirit of Wren Noble is lonely even though she talks with her living twin sister Lark. Then Wren meets Noah, the spirit of a young man who died a century ago. But Noah has a dark influence on Wren and Lark's distrust of him drives the sisters apart for the first time in their lives. As Halloween approaches, Lark must find a way to stop whatever deadly act Noah is planning, even if it means going through her sister to do so.

Empress of the world

April 29, 2016
Ryan, Sara.
New York : Speak, 2012.
213, 15, [37], 24 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Original ed. published: New York : Viking, 2001.
Illustrations in supplemental material only.
Supplemental material includes: Me and Edith Head / Sara Ryan ; illustrated by Steve Lieber -- Click / Sara Ryan ; illustrated by Dylan Meconis -- Comparative anatomy / Sara Ryan ; illustrated by Natalie Nourigat.
While attending a summer institute for gifted students, fifteen-year-old Nic meets a girl named Battle, falls in love with her, and finds the relationship to be difficult and confusing.

The art of not breathing

April 28, 2016
Alexander, Sarah.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
275 pages ; 22 cm
"Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. When cute, mysterious Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea." -- Provided by publisher.

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