New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

October 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Perfectly good white boy

October 16, 2014
Mesrobian, Carrie.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
296 pages ; 20 cm
After losing his virginity to an older girl who dumps him at the end of summer, Sean decides to join the Marines, but first he must get through his senior year of high school.

Lark ascending

October 16, 2014
Spooner, Meagan.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
322 pages ; 23 cm.
"The final volume in the Skylark trilogy finds Lark fighting her way back into the City Behind the Wall, the place where it all began and where she will finally discover the cause of the cataclysm that caused the world to fall"-- Provided by publisher.

Sweet unrest

October 16, 2014
Maxwell, Lisa, 1979-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2014]
ix, 324 pages ; 21 cm
"When seventeen-year-old Lucy Aimes moves to New Orleans and meets Alex, a boy who behaves as if they've known each other forever, she becomes caught up in a centuries-old vendetta"-- Provided by publisher.

Walking wounded

October 16, 2014
Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, [2014]
196 pages ; 22 cm.
Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends at home and in Vietnam, but now Rudi has been killed in action, and the remaining three are the only ones who know the truth about their friend's death--and the knowledge threatens to tear them apart.

Famous in love

October 16, 2014
Serle, Rebecca.
New York ; Boston : Poppy, Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
320 pages ; 22 cm
When seventeen-year-old Paige is discovered in Portland, Oregon, and brought to Hollywood to star in a major motion picture, she finds all of the fame and adulation she had dreamed of but also gets caught in a romantic whirlwind, both on and off screen.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

October 16, 2014
Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
391 pages ; 22 cm.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Atlantia : a novel

October 16, 2014
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite.
New York, New York : Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
298 pages ; 24 cm
"Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"-- Provided by publisher.

Make something of it

October 16, 2014
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014].
145 pages ; 19 cm
"The Sharp sisters ; #1"--Title page.
After witnessing abusive high school and adult relationships, seventeen-year-old Shelby, who hopes to be a fashion designer, must decide how to respond, especially considering that one of the abused women is the wife of the man opposing Shelby's father in the mayoral race.

Mojave green

October 16, 2014
Brothers Washburn, author.
New York : Jolly Fish Press, 2014.
324 pages ; 22 cm.
"Dimensions in death ; book 2"--Title page.
In an isolated mining town deep in the Mojave Desert, an unearthly creature once preyed upon the town's folk for decades and now eighteen-year-old Camm Smith must battle unearthly monsters and outwit dangerous government agents to rescue the friends she placed in danger.

Forest of whispers

October 16, 2014
Murgia, Jennifer.
Contoocook, NH : Spencer Hill Press, 2014.
270 p. : map ; 21 cm.
"Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago... and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting. Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to--one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder--a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe."--Provided by publisher.

The winter people

October 16, 2014
Purdy, Rebekah L., author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2014.
351 pages ; 22 cm
"A Liz Pelletier Collection book"--Dust jacket.


October 16, 2014
Thrasher, Travis, 1971-
Colorado Springs, Colo. : Navpress Pub Group, [2014]
331 pages ; 21 cm
"The books of Marvella ; 1"--Spine.
"A novel"--Cover.

Star of deliverance

October 16, 2014
Voisin, Mandy Madson, 1988- author.
307 pages ; 23 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Emi, a Savian girl born into a war-ravaged country, has been raised to be the next healer for her deprived and malnourished people, but when a young boy stumbles into their clinic with an untreatable disease, Emi goes out to find a cure despite the dangers of her country.

Vango. Between sky and earth

October 15, 2014
Fombelle, Timothée de, 1973-
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published as: Vango, 1. Entre ciel et terre. France : Gallimard Jeunesse, c1997.
"In a world between wars, a young man on the cusp of taking priestly vows is suddenly made a fugitive. Fleeing the accusations of police who blame him for a murder, as well as more sinister forces with darker intentions, Vango attempts to trace the secrets of his shrouded past and prove his innocence before all is lost"

Clariel : the lost Abhorsen

October 15, 2014
Nix, Garth.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
382 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"The story of how Clariel became a Free Magic Sorcerer, set 600 years before the birth of Sabriel"-- Provided by publisher.

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