New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

December 7, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Nice girls endure

December 6, 2016
Struyk-Bonn, Christina, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
255 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Chelsea has always been overweight, and now in high school she is being unmercifully teased by other students, and even her mother gives her no support, despite her beautiful singing voice--but in film class she is assigned work on a film with Melody and for the first time she finds someone other than her father who does not criticize her, and finally finds the confidence to try out for the school choir."--Provided by publisher.

The turncoat's gambit

December 6, 2016
Cremer, Andrea R., author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2016]
324 pages : map ; 22 cm
"In an alternate nineteenth-century America, Charlotte is on the run from both the empire and the revolution. Now she must figure out whom she trusts, once and for all"--Provided by publisher.

Hollywood days with Hayes

December 6, 2016
Grier, Hayes, 2000- author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
270 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A novel based on the hit Episode story"--Cover.
Hayes Grier has landed the lead in a big-budget movie, and his assistant on the film, Violet Reeves, an aspiring writer, has a crush on him.

A new life

December 6, 2016
Testa, Dom, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2016.
507 pages ; 21 cm
Cosmic storm -- The Galahad legacy.

Twisted palace

December 6, 2016
Watt, Erin, author.
[United States] : [EverAfter Romance], [2016]
379 pages ; 22 cm.
"No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all. They might be right. With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their twisted palace"--Page 4 of cover.

The boomerang effect : a novel

December 5, 2016
Jack, Gordon, 1966- author.
©2016
336 pages ; 22 cm
Because of his string of pranks, Lawrence Barry is one step away from reform school unless he agrees to mentor Spencer Knudsen, a Norwegian exchange student with Spock-like intelligence but no social skills. During Homecoming week, someone dressed as the school's Viking mascot starts destroying the homecoming floats, and Lawrence becomes suspect #1. As the situation spirals out of control, he realizes that Spencer may be his best friend -- the one he never knew he needed, -- adapted from dust jacket.

My sister Rosa

December 5, 2016
Larbalestier, Justine, author.
©2016
312 pages ; 22 cm
When his father's business takes the family to New York City, a seventeen-year-old Australian boy must balance his desire to protect his ten-year-old sister, a diagnosable psychopath, from the world with the desperate need to protect the world from her.

Flashfall

December 5, 2016
Moyer, Jenny, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
344 pages ; 22 cm
In a world shattered by radiation fallout, teenaged Orion and her climbing partner Dram, in exchange for freedom, mine terrifying tunnels for a precious element that keeps humans safe from radiation poisoning, but disturbing revelations force Orion to question everything she knows.

The nerdy and the dirty

December 5, 2016
Gottfred, B. T., author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
292 pages ; 22 cm
Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular, quiet, and deferential to her boyfriend. On the inside, however, Pen is honest, opinionated--and not quite sure that she's like other girls. Do they have urges like she does? His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he's destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different--but that's what he likes about himself. When fate intervenes, both Pen and Benedict end up at the same vacation resort for winter break. Despite their differences, the two are drawn together. But is there such a thing as happily ever after for a nympho and a nerd?

The girl in the picture

December 5, 2016
Monir, Alexandra, author.
©2016
263 pages ; 22 cm
After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him-- and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend. Geeky music girl Nicole Morgan is the girl in the picture-- and now she's the primary suspect in his murder.

The silent songbird

December 5, 2016
Dickerson, Melanie, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2016.
296 pages ; 22 cm
"In 1384 England, seventeen-year-old Evangeline, ward and cousin of King Richard II, tries to escape from an arranged marriage, dreaming of a life outside Berkhamsted Castle, where she might be free to marry for love and not politics, but when she runs away and joins a small band of servants on their way back to their home village, she finds herself embroiled in a tangled web that threatens England's monarch."--Provided by publisher.

Time of the twins

December 5, 2016
Jenner, Kendall Nicole, 1995- author.
New York : Regan Arts, 2016.
363 pages ; 24 cm.
"Lex, an impulsive military cadet, and Livia, a pampered Airess, have just found out they are twins, which is against the law in the great City of Indra. Now they are leaving behind the only world they have ever known: for Lex it was the dark world of the Hub below the surface of Indra, where she survived the brutal Orphanage to become an elite member of Indra's Population Control Forces, and for Livia, it was a life of luxury on the sky island of Helix, where she was brought up to be a Proper Indrithian Young Woman. With help from the charming and handsome Kane, Lex's best friend and Livia's newfound love, and Zavier, a gruff rebel who would prefer to leave them all behind, they make the grueling trek through the dangerous underground tunnels toward the Outlands beyond the dome of Indra in search of the mother they thought was dead. When they finally reach the Outlanders' colony, they discover their mother holds the key to unlocking, their past, and they must confront an ancient prophecy, "The Time of the Twins." The prophecy claims they are the long-awaited "twin saviors," destined to save the City of Indra from the oppressive High Council who have long reigned over all of its people. Will Lex and Livia agree to be a part of their mother's dangerous plan and take on the daunting role of "twin saviors"? Will they trust their mother and put themselves in jeopardy to save countless lives? It's a responsibility they never asked for... but one that may prove impossible to ignore" -- Dust jacket flap.

Drop of doubt

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[United States] : Arcato Publishing, [2014]
402, 17, 12 pages ; 21 cm.
Sang Sorenson is harrassed by threatening phonecalls, so the Academy boys take her to Morgan estate for safety.

First days

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[Lafayette, Louisiana] : Arcato Publishing, [2013]
279, 6 pages ; 21 cm.
Sang Sorenson used to be the invisible girl in class. As a new student at Ashley Waters High School, Sang hopes her new friends will make fitting in a breeze. But the school is overcrowded and prone to outbreaks of violence. This year, instead of being invisible, Sang is a target.

First kiss

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[Lafayette, Louisiana] : Arcato Publishing, [2016]
435, 7 pages ; 21 cm
Includes an excerpt from Black and Green, book 11 in the Ghost Bird series of the Academy.
"The time has finally come for Sang Sorenson to be formally introduced to the Academy. Protocol dictates the boys keep the details of Sang's official introduction to the Academy a secret from her. The only thing they can advise her to do is to work on what will become her mantra: She is determined to stay with her team, no matter what. Despite her wishes, however, the boys are second-guessing her place with them, concerned for her safety. With danger all around and threats closing in, some boys are questioning if this is the right time to bring her to meet the Academy at all. The guys try to stick to their plan, but every team must pay their debts, and the cost of keeping her might be more than any of them can afford. It's up to Sang to prove to the Academy where she truly belongs - but can she resist the call of a new team that needs her?" -- Back cover

Forgiveness and permission

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[United States] : Arcato Publishing, [2013]
383, 11 pages ; 21 cm.
Sang Sorenson and her sister, abandoned by their parents, must rely on the Academy boys, but to do that she will have to trust them.

The healing power of sugar

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[Lafayette, Louisiana] : Arcato Publishing, [2015]
358, 6 pages ; 21 cm
Includes an excerpt from First Kiss, book 10 in the Ghost Bird series of the Academy.
"It's been a week since Sang has attended any classes at Ashley Waters, and since then, everything has changed. Her school schedule has been turned upside down, and now, thanks to her absences, the school counselor, Ms. Wright, has suspended her. The fear of school officials getting further involved and looking to contact her parents has Sang and the boys forced into their best behavior. It seems that the once perfect student, Sang Sorenson, is now one of the school's worst, and without explanation, because she needs to keep her lips tightly sealed. Academy secrets are becoming hazardous to keep. The more that Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North try to protect her, the more inevitable her downfall seems to be. She can't afford to screw up anymore. But then fate deals out a setback that cripples the whole team, and they need to make a move, it turns into a risky one. There's no way to predict the outcome. If they fail, the boys may lose the job they were sent to do, and worse, they may even lose Sang. Everything gets more difficult when it's revealed there might be a traitor amidst the group. Sang needs to find out the truth. And why all fingers seem to be pointing to Luke." --Page [4] of cover.

House of Korba

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
©2014
314, 46, 13 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes Touch of Mischief, a Halloween short story (46 pages) and an excerpt from The Other Side of Envy by C.L. Stone (13 pages).
"It's homecoming week at Ashley Waters, but Sang Sorenson has a lot more on her mind than dresses and crowns. Silas's troubled past--full of secrets he and his team thought they'd buried--comes back to haunt him, threatening to ruin everything"--Page 4 of cover.

The other side of envy

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
©2015
307, 11 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes an excerpt from The Healing power of sugar by C.L. Stone (11 pages).
"Sang Sorenson dreams of what life might be like for her in the Academy, but joining isn't as easy as simply writing an exam or passing an interview. She'll need to pull the team together to get them on her side in order for it to work, which is harder than it sounds. The boys will do anything to protect her, which, for some, means keeping her out. But that's not all that's going on in Sang's complicated life. After a shocking revelation, Gabriel Coleman splinters himself off from everyone, avoiding not just his Academy team, but even going so far as to avoid Sang. Desperate to bring him back and get him on her side, Sang digs deep into his past to try to discover a way to reach out to him. His truth is riddled with tragic events, but with the help of Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Luke and North, she might be able to reach out to him before envy and despair drag him too far down to be saved."--Page 4 of cover.

Push and shove

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[United States] : Arcato Publishing, [2014]
487, 11 pages ; 21 cm.
Sang Sorenson and the Academy boys must deal with a principal who wants to take them all down, Nathan's abusive father, and the fact that all seven of the boys have feelings for Sang.

Remember yesterday

December 5, 2016
Dunn, Pintip, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2016.
339 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone, who possesses valuable psychic abilities, must travel to the past with someone she considers an enemy, in order to save her sister.

Avenged : a Vanished novel

December 2, 2016
Cooper, E. E., author.
©2016
339 pages ; 22 cm
Kalah knows that Beth was murdered, but no one believes her. By trying to solve the mystery of Beth's death, she moves closer to the danger that killed Beth.

The Goblin Crown

December 1, 2016
Wolfe, Robert Hewitt, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company, [2016]
315 pages ; 23 cm.
Socially awkward Billy, beautiful Lexi, and star quarterback Kurt mysteriously enter an underworld of goblins, animal hybrids, and powerful magic, where one may be destined to become Goblin King.

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

December 1, 2016
Clare, Cassandra, author.
©2015
655 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Companion to The Mortal Instruments series"--Book jacket cover.
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The lost herondale / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- The whitechapel fiend / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Nothing but shadows / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The evil we love / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Pale kings and princes / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman -- Bitter of tongue / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- The fiery trial / by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson -- Born to endless night / by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan -- Angels twice descending / by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.
Collects short stories chronicling Simon's journey from amnesia to Ascension, as he works to regain his lost life while attending the Shadowhunter Academy.

Return of the Continuums

December 1, 2016
Brody, Jennifer, author.
©2016
417 pages ; 22 cm.
Myra and her friends form an unlikely alliance in hopes of surviving long enough to reach the First Continuum, to learn the secret behind humanity's destruction and the hope for its survival.

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