New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

March 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Along the Indigo

March 21, 2018
Chapman, Elsie, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
383 pages ; 22 cm
Marsden yearns to take her sister and escape Glory, a town famous for seedy businesses and suicides, but her friendship with Jude yields secrets that may chain them to the Indigo River forever.

The astonishing color of after

March 21, 2018
Pan, Emily X. R., author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
472 pages ; 22 cm
Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: when her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. When she travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time, Leigh is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.

Tyler Johnson was here

March 21, 2018
Coles, Jay, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
299 pages ; 22 cm
"When Marvin Johnson's twin brother, Tyler, is shot and killed by a police officer, Marvin must fight injustice to learn the true meaning of freedom"--Provided by publisher.

The grown-ups' crusade

March 21, 2018
Greathouse, Audrey, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Clean Teen Publishing, [2018]
276 pages ; 22 cm.
Gwen, Peter Pan, and the lost children must rally mermaids, fairies, and allies from other magical realms to protect Neverland from the Anomalous Activity Department.

Chaotic good

March 20, 2018
Gardner, Whitney, author, illustrator.
249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cameron wants only to complete her costume portfolio in peace, but when a trip to the local comic shop results in a hostile reception from a male employee, she returns disguised as a boy at her twin brother's suggestion and finds herself drafted into a D&D campaign.


March 20, 2018
Rapp, Adam, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
402 pages ; 20 cm
Over seven feet tall and with a newfound ability to sense future events, Corinthia Bledsoe is far more than just another Midwestern high-school junior; she is a force of nature. When she predicts with terrifying accuracy the outcome of a tornado that will hit her high school, leaving a cow standing midcourt in the Lugo Memorial field house, Corinthia finds herself at the epicenter of another kind of storm entirely.

Nothing left to burn

March 20, 2018
Ezell, Heather, author.
332 pages ; 22 cm
"The autumn morning after sixteen-year-old Audrey Harper loses her virginity, she wakes to a loud, persistent knocking at her front door. Waiting for her are two firemen, there to let her know that the moment she's been dreading has arrived: the enormous wildfire sweeping through Orange County, California, is now dangerously close to her idyllic gated community of Coto de Caza, and it's time to evacuate. Over the course of the next twenty-four hours, as Audrey wrestles with the possibility of losing her family home, she also recalls her early, easy summer days with Brooks, the charming, passionate, but troubled volunteer firefighter who enchants Audrey--and who is just as enthralled by her. But as secrets from Brooks's dark past come to light, Audrey can't help but wonder if there's danger in the pull she feels--both toward this boy, and toward the fire burning in the distance."--Page [4] of cover.


March 20, 2018
Jenkins, Jennifer (Young adult author), author.
Raleigh, NC : Month9Books, ©2016.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Believing Zo to be dead, Gryphon heads to the Raven nest to warn them of their impending demise, while Zo helps Nameless refugees to the Allied Camp in a bid to bring peace to the region.


March 20, 2018
Jenkins, Jennifer (Young adult author), author.
294 pages ; 22 cm.
In this thrilling conclusion to the acclaimed three-book series, Gryphon has only 23 days to ensure that the Zo, Joshua, and Tess are cared for before offering his life as ransom to Chief Barnabas in exchange for the lives of his best friend and mess brothers. He doesn't have the nerve to tell Zo the truth. But Gryphon is not the only one harboring secrets. To spare her own life, Zo has made a blood oath promising to help the Kodiak Clan free their families living as Nameless slaves. When Gryphon finds out that the peaceful life he had planned for Zo is not secure--he commits himself to cooperating with the Allies and divulges a secret that will give the Allies the upper hand against the Ram. The Ram are leaving the Gate. The Great Move is underway. New alliances form as Wolf, Raven, and Kodiak combine forces in a final battle that will determine the fate of the entire region.

Competing for the cup

March 20, 2018
Weiss, Bobbi J. G.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Entertainment, 2018.
267 pages ; 21 cm.
Fourteen-year-old Kit Bridges is slowly growing accustomed to her new equestrian school, the illustrious Covington Academy, and life as an American teen in England. But it s not easy finding a new normal since her mother s death, especially when it seems like her dad, Covington s riding instructor, might be starting to move on.

806 : a novel

March 19, 2018
Weil, Cynthia, author.
Indianapolis, IN : Tanglewood, [2018]
232 pages ; 23 cm
KT, sixteen, learns that her father was Donor 806, discovers two half-brothers, and travels with them from Missouri to California to meet their biological father, redefining their notions of "family" along the way.

The last beginning

March 19, 2018
James, Lauren, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2018.
305 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"The epic sequel to Lauren James's debut The Next Together about true love and reincarnation. Sixteen years ago, after a scandal that rocked the world, teenagers Katherine and Matthew vanished without a trace. Now Clove Sutcliffe is determined to find her long lost relatives. But where do you start looking for a couple who seem to have been reincarnated at every key moment in history? Who were Kate and Matt? Why were they born again and again? And who is the mysterious Ella, who keeps appearing at every turn in Clove's investigation? For Clove, there is a mystery to solve in the past and a love to find in the future, and failure could cost the world everything."--Publisher's description.

The falling between us

March 16, 2018
Parsons, Ash, author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2018]
290 pages ; 22 cm
At fifteen, Joshua Blackbird becomes an international singing star but, as his hometown girlfriend relates, after more than a year, the pressures and dangers of fame take a toll and "Shu" disappears.

Twelve steps to normal

March 16, 2018
Penn, Farrah, author.
New York : JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
369 pages ; 24 cm
Upon returning from a year in Oregon to Texas and her alcoholic father, Kira is distressed to find three of her father's rehab friends staying at her home, while her own friends seem distant.--Provided by Publisher.

The Price guide to the occult

March 16, 2018
Walton, Leslye J. (Leslye Jo Anne), author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island's original eight settlers to burn "the witch" out of her home. So Rona cursed them. Fast-forward one hundred-some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. She has reason to hope: First, her supernatural powers, if they can be called that, are unexceptional. Second, her love life is nonexistent, which means she might escape the other perverse side effect of the matriarch's backfiring curse, too. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure she'll be smack in the eye of it. In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a dark, mesmerizing tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance and first love, even as the Price Guide's malevolent author--Nor's own mother--looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness.

Fire song

March 16, 2018
Jones, Adam Garnet, author.
230 pages ; 21 cm
"Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones is based on the film 'Fire Song' produced by Fire Song Films Inc. and Big Soul Productions Inc. and written and directed by Adam Garnet Jones"--Title page verso.
"How can Shane reconcile his feelings for David with his desire for a better life? Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort. What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on the rez whom he loves--his friend, David. Things go from bad to worse as Shane's dream of going to university is shattered and his grieving mother withdraws from the world. Worst of all, he and David have to hide their relationship from everyone. Shane feels that his only chance of a better life is moving to Toronto, but David refuses to join him. When yet another tragedy strikes, the two boys have to make difficult choices about their future together. With deep insight into the life of Indigenous people on the reserve, this book masterfully portrays how a community looks to the past for guidance and comfort while fearing a future of poverty and shame. Shane's rocky road to finding himself takes many twists and turns, but ultimately ends with him on a path that doesn't always offer easy answers, but one that leaves the reader optimistic about his fate"--


March 16, 2018
Kaufman, Amie, author.
613 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza--but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion?


March 16, 2018
Laurence, Matthew, 1982- author.
374 pages ; 22 cm
"After Freya escapes from the power-controlling Finemdi Corporation, her quest to defeat her new enemy takes her to Hollywood. The ancient Norse goddess of love, beauty, war, and death disguises herself once again as Sara Vanadi, now an up-and-coming star on a scandalous television series. Freya knows that today's modern gods live on the screen, and Los Angeles offers her both fame and believers. And she desperately needs strength from her believers. With sinister forces at her heels, an ancient enemy returned, and an unknown threat lurking in the shadows, Freya must walk a dangerous line between mortal and goddess. Because if she loses her humanity, who will save the world?"--Jacket.

The heart forger

March 16, 2018
Chupeco, Rin, author.
501 pages ; 22 cm
Tea, a bone witch, has the power to take life...and return it. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her-- and took the life of her one true love. But there are those who would use Tea's dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can't kill someone who can never die....


March 16, 2018
Nelson, Colleen, author.
Toronto : Dundurn, [2018]
239 pages ; 21 cm
"Thirteen-year-old Sadia is Muslim and passionate about one thing: basketball. When her teacher announces tryouts for this year's co-ed team, she jumps at the opportunity. Her talent speaks for itself. Her head scarf, on the other hand, is a problem. Surrounded by her classmates and a new friend, Syrian refugee Amira, Sadia learns about standing up for herself and fighting for what is right."--Provided by publisher.

In sight of stars

March 15, 2018
Polisner, Gae, author.
246 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Klee's father was the center of his life. He introduced Klee to the great museums of New York City and the important artists on their walls, he told him stories made of myths and magic. Until his death. Now, forced to live in the suburbs with his mom, Klee can't help but feel he's lost all the identifying parts of himself-- his beloved father, weekly trips to the MoMA, and the thrumming energy of New York City. That is until he meets wild and free Sarah in art class, with her quick smiles and jokes about his brooding. Suddenly it seems as if she's the only thing that makes him happy. But when an act of betrayal sends him reeling, Klee lands in what is bitingly referred to as the Ape Can, a psychiatric hospital for teens in Northhollow. While there, he undergoes intensive therapy and goes back over the pieces of his life to find out what was real, what wasn't, and whether he can stand on his own feet again"--Provided by publisher.

Active memory

March 15, 2018
Wells, Dan, author.
392 pages ; 22 cm
"Even in a world where technology connects everyone's minds, it would seem that some secrets can still remain hidden. For all the mysteries teen hacker Marisa Carneseca has solved, one has always eluded her: When she was two years old, she was in a car accident in which she lost her arm and a mob boss's wife, Zenaida de Maldonado, lost her life. No one can tell her what she was doing in that car, or how it led to the feud between the Carnesecas and the Maldonados. The secrets from the past rise violently to the surface when Zenaida's freshly severed hand shows up at the scene of a gangland shooting. If Zenaida is -or was- still alive, it means there's even more about Marisa's past that she doesn't know. And when everyone from Los Angeles gangs to the world's largest genetic engineering firms becomes involved in the case, it's clear there's more happening under the surface than anyone cares to admit. The truth is out there, and Marisa will have to thread together lost friends, corporate assassins, a gang lord's digital brain, and what might be a literal ghost from the past in order to find it"


March 15, 2018
Dunbar, Helene.
New York : Two Rivers Distribution, 2018.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Michael Sterling disappeared from his Maine town five years ago. Everyone assumed he was kidnapped. The truth is worse--he ran away and found the life he always dreamed of. Now, at seventeen, he's Sean Woodhouse. And he's come "home," to the last place he wants to ever be, to claim the small inheritance his grandparents promised him when he graduated high school, all so he can save Trip, the boy he developed an intense and complicated relationship with while he was away. Sean has changed, but so has his old town and everyone in it. And knowing who he is and where he belongs is more confusing than ever. As his careful plans begin to crumble, so does everything he's believed about his idyllic other life.


March 15, 2018
Lancaster, Mike A., author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
409 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Dotwav.
Joe Dyson and Ani Lee, operatives for a secret youth division of British Intelligence, discover what happens when artificial intelligence evolves to have a mind of its own and begins rewriting reality, virtually.

Fourth dimension

March 15, 2018
Walters, Eric, 1957- author.
370 pages ; 22 cm
"Eric Walters returns to the stark world of The Rule of Three with all-new characters and an all-new setting in this compelling spin-off novel." -- back cover.
Emma, her younger brother Ethan, and their ex-Marine mother live in a brand-new condo building, which experiences semi-regular power outages as workers complete the units around them. The latest blackout hits just as they are preparing to leave town on a long weekend camping trip. Then the car won't start, their cellphones are dead. They canoe over to the islands, just offshore, to wait it out. But as people become increasingly desperate to find food and shelter, even the island isn't safe. Soon the threat of violence becomes all too real.

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