New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

August 28, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

100 sideways miles

August 27, 2014
Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2014]
277 pages ; 22 cm
Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade Hernandez, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.

Undead with benefits

August 27, 2014
Hart, Jeff (Jeffrey Alan), 1983- author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
406 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Eat, brains, love
Enamored undead teens Jake and Amana are on the run with former government zombie-tracker Cass, who helps them search for a cure for the zombie plague in spite of their awkward love triangle.

Heir of fire

August 27, 2014
Maas, Sarah J.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
565 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Sequel to: Crown of midnight.
Royal assassin Celaena must travel to a new land to confront a truth about her heritage, while brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world.

The boy I love

August 27, 2014
Gramont, Nina de.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
271 pages ; 22 cm
"Fifteen year old Wren has fallen in love with the most sought after boy in school, but his secret will both bring them together, and keep them apart."-- Provided by publisher.


August 27, 2014
Samms, Olivia, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2014]
246 pages ; 21 cm.

Lovers & haters

August 27, 2014
Slater, Calvin, author.
New York : Dafina, 2014.
296 pages ; 21 cm
"A Coleman High novel"--Title page.

Sealed with a lie

August 27, 2014
Carlton, Kat.
New York : SSBFYR, [2014]
244 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Two lies and a spy.
At the bidding of a voice on a phone, sixteen-year-old Kari and her friends from Generation Interpol, a spy training facility, race around Europe to fulfill a list of demands, as Kari's brother's life hangs in the balance.

Girl defective

August 27, 2014
Howell, Simmone.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
301 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in 2013 in Australia by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited"--Copyright page.
Friendship, love, and a mystery fill the life-changing summer of fifteen-year-old Sky, who lives with her unconventional family in a run-down record store in St. Kilda, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

Starry night

August 27, 2014
Gillies, Isabel, 1970-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2014.
330 pages ; 22 cm
As fifteen-year-old Wren and her three lifelong best friends celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wren finds first love with her brother's new friend, Nolan, and the relationship transforms her and her life--not always in good ways.

Don't let go

August 25, 2014
Gagnon, Michelle, 1971-
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2014.
335 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Don't look now.
"In his final installment of the Don't Turn Around trilogy, Noa, Peter, and what is left of their army race across the country in their search to destroy Project Persephone before time runs out"-- Provided by publisher.

Into the Grey

August 25, 2014
Kiernan, Celine.
290 pages ; 21 cm
Set in Ireland in the early 1970s, this story stars twin brothers Patrick and Dom Finnerty, who have their world turned upside down when their house and all they possess is burned to the ground. Displaced, the family moves into their summer seaside cottage. Now in the middle of winter, the cottage seems dull, bleak, and quite eerie. Suffering from horrible nightmares, the boys' bond of brotherly love is put to the test when they discover that the "goblin-boy" is not just a dream. When Patrick tries to rid them of the ghostly creature, it takes possession of Dom instead. Patrick realizes that in order to save his brother's life he must befriend this ghost and figure out what it wants and why before time runs out. The protagonist's journey of self-discovery uncovers numerous family secrets, forges unlikely allies, and proves that the power of friendship, loyalty, and love are far stronger than he ever imagined. Kiernan's beautiful and haunting novel is full of mystery and suspense with continuous plot twists and turns. The narrative voice is compelling and honest while capturing the emotional terror the teen has to face. The refreshing, multidimensional characters drive the story line and readers will connect with them because of the poignant and touching moments. A captivating read that combines Irish history with the supernatural. -- Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY -- From School Library Journal,

Six feet over it

August 25, 2014
Longo, Jennifer.
New York : Random House, [2014]
341 pages ; 22 cm
When fourteen-year-old Leigh's father buys a graveyard and insists she work there after school, she learns much about life, death, and the power of friendship.

Maid of deception

August 25, 2014
McGowan, Jennifer.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
409 pages ; 22 cm
"A maids of honor novel"--Cover.
In 1559 England, Beatrice and her fellow Maids of Honor, Queen Elizabeth I's secret all-female guard, must rely on their charm and deadly spying skills to investigate a brewing Scottish rebellion.


August 25, 2014
Ostow, Micol.
New York : Egmont, 2014.
361 pages ; 22 cm
"Inspired by a true-crime story"--Dust jacket flap.
"Two teens narrate the terrifying days and nights they spend living in a house of horrors"-- Provided by publisher.


August 25, 2014
Hopkins, Ellen.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
546 pages ; 19 cm
Eighteen-year-old Matt's atheism is tested when, after a horrific accident of his own making that plunges him into a dark, quiet place, he hears a voice that calls everything he has ever disbelieved into question.

The far dawn

August 25, 2014
Emerson, Kevin.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
345 pages ; 20 cm.
"Atlanteans Owen and Lilly navigate the frozen arctic hoping to find the Paintbrush of the Gods--an Atlantean technology that can reverse the course of climate change--before the evil Project Elysium does"-- Provided by publisher.


August 25, 2014
Redwine, C. J.
New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
470 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Deception.
"A Defiance novel"--Title page.
"Rachel Adams has been kidnapped by enemy forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while her love, Logan McEntire, is imprisoned and awaiting trial, unable to leave Lankenshire. As uneasy alliances are tested and their enemies plot against them, will the two manage to find a way to rid their world of the tyrannical Commander and destroy the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One once and for all?"-- Provided by publisher.

Circle of stones

August 22, 2014
Fisher, Catherine, 1957-
New York, New York : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2014.
298 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in Great Britain by Hodder Children's Books, 2010.
The mysterious Circus--a circular street of thirty houses--in Bath, England, provides the hub for three intertwining stories about a contemporary girl with a terrible past, an eighteenth-century architect obsessed with druids, and a prehistoric king who learns to fly.

Bombay blues

August 22, 2014
Desai Hidier, Tanuja, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
550 pages ; 22 cm
Indian American Dimple Lala questions her heart while on a trip to Bombay, on which her boyfriend pushes her away to embark on a spiritual journey, her cousin tests the boundaries of tradition, and her sister opens up about her homosexuality.

If you're reading this

August 22, 2014
Reedy, Trent, author.
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
296 pages ; 22 cm
For a responsible sixteen-year-old, Michael Wilson has a lot of problems--his father was killed in Afghanistan in 2005, his overworked and overprotective mother will not talk about their situation, and does not want him playing football, and he has suddenly started to receive letters that his father wrote before his death.

Ghost house

August 22, 2014
Adornetto, Alexandra.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Teen, [2014].
312 pages ; 22 cm
"The ghost house saga ; book 1"--Cover.
Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.


August 22, 2014
Myracle, Lauren, 1969-
New York : Amulet Books, 2014.
196 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Ttfn.
Through "instant messages," chronicles the struggles best friends Maddie, Angela, and Zoe face during their freshman year in college, each of them in a different state, two wondering if their romantic relationships will last, and one determining that roller derby is the key to keeping the trio close.

Play me backwards

August 21, 2014
Selzer, Adam.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
279 pages ; 22 cm
A promising and popular student in middle school, Leon Harris has become a committed "slacker" but with graduation approaching and his middle school girlfriend possibly returning to town, Leon's best friend Stan, who claims to be Satan, helps him get back on the right track--for a price.

Bramblestar's storm

August 21, 2014
Hunter, Erin.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
473 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"As the new leader of ThunderClan, Bramblestar must prepare to weather a storm the likes of which the warrior Clans have never seen--and might not survive"-- Provided by publisher.


August 21, 2014
Schindler, Holly, 1977-
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
417 pages ; 22 cm
"After Claire Can survives a brutal attack in Chicago, she and her father move to Peculiar, Missouri, where she discovers the body of a high-school girl and realizes that she cannot escape her past"-- Provided by publisher.

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