New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

October 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Julius & the watchmaker

October 24, 2014
Hehir, Tim, author.
Melbourne : Text Publishing Company, 2013.
352 pages ; 20 cm
"Before Julius Caesar Higgins meets the mysterious Mr Springheel, his life revolves around hiding from the school bullies and delivering books for his grandfather's secondhand bookstore. But once he meets the cane-wielding, clock-collecting Springheel, nothing will ever be the same. Julius is catapulted from being a nineteenth-century London schoolboy to a globetrotting time traveller in this rollicking tale of parallel universes, time machines, sharp-toothed creatures called Grackacks, Tibetan monks, gyrofliers, carts of offal, potential and possible futures, and pushy little street urchins. In this world-, time- and mind-bending adventure, Julius just doesn't know who to trust, will you?" Provided by publisher.


October 24, 2014
Sullivan, Tricia, 1968- author.
Osney Mead, Oxford : Ravenstone, 2014.
286 pages ; 21 cm
After a confrontation with a martial arts celebrity that threatens her gym's reputation, mixed martial arts fighter Jade is sent to a training camp in Thailand, where she uncovers a shocking, otherworldly conspiracy.

Waistcoats & weaponry

October 24, 2014
Carriger, Gail.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
298 pages ; 24 cm.
In her alternate England of 1851, while taking her friend Sidheag by train to her werewolf pack in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.

Beau, Lee, the Bomb, & me

October 24, 2014
McKinley, Mary, author.
241 pages ; 21 cm
"Growing up is a trip... In high school, there are few worse crimes than being smart or fat. Lucky me, I'm both. But when Beau Gales blows in to town, it takes about two minutes for the jackasses at our Seattle school to figure out he's gay, and that makes him an even bigger target. Have you ever heard the saying: 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend'? There's something to that. When the bullying gets violent and Beau decides to run away to San Francisco to ask his Uncle Frankie for advice, we all go. Beau, me, Leonie (designated class slut), and a scruffy rescue dog called The Bomb--a tribe of misfits crammed into my mom's minivan. Throw in a detour to the Twilight town of Forks, armed robbery, cool record shops, confessions, breakups and makeups, and you have the kind of journey that can change the way you look at the whole world--and yourself."--Publisher's website.


October 23, 2014
Boone, Martina, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
433 pages ; 22 cm.
After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions.


October 23, 2014
Kagawa, Julie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2014]
461 pages ; 22 cm
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey--and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him--and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Get happy

October 23, 2014
Amato, Mary, author.
New York : Egmont, [2014]
244 pages ; 22 cm
"On her birthday, Minerva, a seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter, hears from the father she has never known and her placid life is turned upside down"-- Provided by publisher.

Killer instinct

October 23, 2014
Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)
Los Angeles : Hyperion, [2014]
375 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Naturals novel"--Title page.
"Cassie Hobbes and the other members of the Naturals program of the FBI work to solve a string of serial murders carried out by a copycat killer"-- Provided by publisher.

Mind blind

October 21, 2014
Don, Lari, author.
Edinburgh : KelpiesTeen, 2014.
303 p. ; 21 cm.


October 21, 2014
Jones, Patrick, 1961-
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014].
104 pages ; 20 cm.
Rachel Kelly was prepared for a high-stress, over-scheduled junior year filled with AP classes, orchestra, and an unrequited crush but after her troubled cousin Misty moves in and upsets Rachel's controlled life, Rachel finds herself becoming sympathetic toward Misty.


October 21, 2014
Jones, Patrick, 1961- author.
94 pages ; 20 cm.
After spending time in a juvenile detention center for a crime related to severe anger issues, seventeen-year-old Jada Robinson is sent to a foster home and enrolled in an alternative high school, and begins to move past her old life.


October 21, 2014
Blake, E. C., author.
New York : Daw Books, Inc., 2014.
292 pages ; 22 cm.
In Masks, Mara Holdfast's life changed forever. As the daughter of the Autarch's Master Maskmaker, she had a clearly defined future: a quiet, ordered life in the capital, making Masks with her father and doing work important to the ruling Autarch. But when her Mask, specially made by her own father, cracked and fell to pieces during her Masking ceremony, Mara was exiled from everything she once knew. Now she has become part of an underground rebellion, rejecting the unjust rules of a Masked society. She must try to understand her unprecedented ability to use all types of magic--and to tear magic from the living bodies of those around her. But Mara has yet to discover just how horrifying her power can be...

Lost republic

October 21, 2014
Thompson, Paul B.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Scarlet Voyage, [2015]
256 pages ; 24 cm
In 2055, eight teens board the S.S. Sir Guy Carleton, the world's last steamship on its final voyage. Once far out in the Atlantic, all modern technology fails. Each teen must rely on their own special skills to survive on a strange island that should not exist and escape the Lost Republic"--Provided by publisher.

Faces of the dead

October 21, 2014
Weyn, Suzanne, author.
201 pages ; 22 cm
Sheltered Princess Marie-Thérèse Charlotte is determined to understand the Revolution that is sweeping France, so she switches places with a chambermaid and sneaks out of the palace--but even with a street-wise companion, Henri, the streets of Paris are a dangerous place.

Snake bite

October 21, 2014
Lane, Andy.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.
294 pages ; 24 cm.
Kidnapped and taken to China, young Sherlock Holmes enjoys adventure on the high seas before encountering a puzzling case of three men bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai. Includes historical notes.

New Guinea moon

October 20, 2014
Constable, Kate, 1966-
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
274 p. ; 20 cm.
A captivating coming of age story for younger teens, set in New Guinea around the time of independence. Julie has grown up not knowing her father. When she comes to stay with him one long summer, she learns to appreciate not only her long-lost father and his love of flying, but also New Guinea itself and the people she meets.

Runaways : a novel

October 20, 2014
Szymkowski, Beth, author.
239 pages ; 21 cm.
"Based on the TV series created by Beth Szymkowski."
"Awesomeness TV."
"A select group of Danbury Prep students are interrogated about the disappearance of the school's most unlikely couple. Kaylee and Mason left behind a dead body and a trail of secrets. It's anyone's guess what happened, but everyone has their theories. Classmates Lily, Jared, Keesha, Trevor, and Glinda span the high school strata and each possesses insight into the mysterious relationship. Their stories, relationships, and social hierarchies become increasingly tangled as the story unfolds. Runaways explores the web of high school politics, relationships, and the fact that every story has another side and sometimes, the truth has a price. "Since when are a couple of runaways a reason to interrogate half the school?" -- Publisher's description.

Red Caps : new fairy tales for out of the ordinary readers

October 20, 2014
Berman, Steve, 1968-
Maple Shade, New Jersey : Lethe Press, 2014.
201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The Harvestbuck -- Most likely -- Cruel Movember -- Thimbleriggery and fledglings -- Bittersweet -- All smiles -- Persimmon, teeth, and boys -- Gomorrahs of the deep, a musical coming someday to Off-Broadway -- A calenture of the jungle -- Three on a match -- Steeped in debt to the chimney-pots -- Worse than alligators -- Only lost boys are found.
Red Caps might be a rock band. Or they might be something more sinister, a fey source of sounds that are but the backdrop to thrills and misadventures. These thirteen stories provide readers jaded with the traditional, Old World fairy tales and tempts them with new stories that will engage bored readers from their suburban ennui. Closets are waiting to be explored. Escape from work camp leads to a dangerous encounter on a wet road. That high school year book is magical and might be mocking you...or helping you find love. And isn't love one of the central premises of the fairy tale? These teenage boys and girls need not fear that their love has no worth, because Steve Berman has written for them princesses who love maidens and adorkable students who have wondrous and smart boyfriends. Readers can be assured that, if the tale does not end happy, it ends most memorably.


October 17, 2014
Akins, Karen.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
viii, 324 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Error-prone Bree Bennis, sixteen, will lose her scholarship if she can't pass Quantum Paradox 101, and things don't look good after she inadvertently brings a twenty-first century boy back with her, then enlists his help in discovering who's attacking time travelers in the twenty-third century.

Tell me again how a crush should feel

October 17, 2014
Farizan, Sara.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2014.
296 pages ; 19 cm
High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls life would be twice as hard, but when a new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.

How it went down

October 17, 2014
Magoon, Kekla, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
326 pages ; 21 cm
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.

Beware the wild

October 17, 2014
Parker, Natalie C.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2014]
330 pages ; 22 cm
A teenaged girl and her boyfriend must find her older brother after he wanders into their town's swamp and a mysterious girl appears in his place.

In the after light

October 17, 2014
Bracken, Alexandra.
Los Angeles : Hyperion, [2014]
535 pages ; 22 cm.
When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own, to free thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government "rehabilitation camps" all over the country. But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps.

Edge of nowhere

October 17, 2014
Smelcer, John E., 1963- author.
Fredonia, New York : Leapfrog Press, 2014.
154 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: London, UK : Andersen Press Limited, 2010.
Includes discussion questions & activities.
Seth is a teenage deckhand on his father's boat when he and his dog are washed overboard and swept to one of Alaska's small islands where they struggle for months to survive off land and sea, while his desperate father endures his own emotional journey and never gives up hope.

The sorcerer heir

October 17, 2014
Chima, Cinda Williams.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion Books, [2014]
548 pages ; 22 cm.
While trying to clear their names as the prime suspects in a series of vicious murders, Emma and Jonah must take sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of the magical world.

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