New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Strange girl

November 25, 2015
Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
413 pages ; 22 cm
Told from the perspective of a seventeen-year-old boy in love with a mysterious girl who seems to have an unearthly ability to heal, but the ability carries quite a cost.

Girl singer

November 25, 2015
Carlon, Mick, author.
Fredonia, New York : Leapfrog Press, 2015.
164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"1938: eighteen-year-old Avery, aspiring singer, is heard by Lester "Pres" Young, Count Basie's tenor saxophonist. Pres recommends her to Basie, and Avery is whisked into the jazz life. Years later, with several hit records to her credit, Avery settles in Greenwich Village. But her life takes a sharp turn when she meets Karl, a Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany"-- Provided by publisher.

The Farmerettes

November 25, 2015
Sherman, Gisela Tobien, 1947- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Second Story Press, [2015]
346 pages ; 21 cm
Six girls just out of high school live together during the summer of 1943 on a farm as part of the Farm Service Force, doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war in Europe. We follow the stories of Helene, who sends her wages home to support her single mother; Peggy, a flirt who spends her time writing to her soldier beaux; Binxie, whose rich family doesn't approve of her; Isabel, who pines over her fiancé, who is off fighting; Jean, whose family farm has been taken over by the "farmerettes," as they became known; and the mysterious X, who of all the girls feels the most out of place. Friendship, romance, hardship and heartbreak shape their summer, all against the backdrop of the World War II.

A conspiracy of princes

November 25, 2015
Somper, Justin.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
482 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"The newly crowned Prince Jared, ruler of All Archenfield, has inherited a kingdom on the brink of invasion. As he travels to neighboring kingdoms seeking allies, an even more dangerous plot hatches within the court"-- Provided by publisher.

Never never

November 25, 2015
Shrum, Brianna R., author.
356 pages ; 21 cm.
James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up. When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James decides he could try being a child - at least briefly. James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children's dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. But Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up. And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate. This story isn't about Peter Pan; it's about the boy whose life he stole. It's about a man in a world that hates men. It's about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.

The game of lives

November 24, 2015
Dashner, James, 1972- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
337 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: The rule of thoughts.
The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael's passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine-- Kaine's master plan-- has nearly been realized, and if Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box-- if Michael can figure out who his friends really are....

The August 5

November 20, 2015
Helland, Jenna.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Tommy Shore, one of the twin sons of the chief administrator of Seahaven, learns to his dismay that the government has been keeping secrets, and when he joins up with some rebels at the Seminary, he must go against everything his father stands for.

All the major constellations

November 20, 2015
Cranse, Pratima, 1978-
316 pages ; 22 cm
"After Andrew's best friend is hit by a drunk driver and ends up in a coma, his enigmatic crush invites him to find comfort with her fundamentalist Christian group"-- Provided by publisher.


November 20, 2015
Mead, Richelle.
266 pages ; 23 cm
"A fantasy adventure steeped in Chinese folklore about a teenage girl named Fei. When her village is suddenly in danger, Fei finds herself on a journey from the peak of her jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Young widows club

November 20, 2015
Coutts, Alexandra, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015.
298 pages ; 22 cm
Tamsen married her musician sweetheart and dropped out of high school, so when her equally young husband dies suddenly she is still only seventeen, and totally lost--but when she is caught trespassing the judge insists that she return to the school life that she thought she had escaped, and forced to face the reality that her life has really just begun.

The conjurer's riddle

November 20, 2015
Cremer, Andrea R.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"Charlotte leads her friends to New Orleans, where the resistance against the Empire is based. There, she must figure out where her true loyalties lie"-- Provided by publisher.

Triple moon

November 20, 2015
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
xii, 354 pages ; 22 cm.
Twin witches (and Norse goddesses) Molly and Mardi Overbrook are sent to North Hampton for the summer where they must learn to control their powers before the White Council exiles them to Limbo.

This way home

November 20, 2015
Moore, Wes, 1978-
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
247 pages ; 22 cm.
Elijah, seventeen, has always been sure of just one thing--basketball--and believes it will be his way out of West Baltimore, but when gang violence knocks him down, helping a veteran repair his rickety home helps Elijah see what really matters.

Unforgiven : a Fallen novel

November 19, 2015
Kate, Lauren, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
357 pages ; 22 cm.
Dark angel Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails ... there's a special place in Hell just for him.

The finding place

November 19, 2015
Hartley, Julie.
Markham, Ont. : Red Deer Press, ©2015.
244 p. ; 19 cm.

Seeing off the Johns

November 18, 2015
Perez, Rene S., 1984-
El Paso, Tejas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2015]
219 pages ; 24 cm
For Concepcion "Chon" Gonzales, the year that high school athletic stars John Robison and John Mijias left for college and never made it was the beginning of a new life in his small town and the first time he understood about love.

Da Vinci's tiger

November 18, 2015
Elliott, Laura, 1957- author.
287 pages ; 22 cm
In fifteenth-century Florence, the dashing Venetian ambassador commissions young Leonardo da Vinci to paint a portrait of his Platonic love, Ginevra de' Benci, a well-educated, teenaged poet in a passionless marriage, propelling her into the world of art, politics, and romance, with all of its complications.

Ten thousand skies above you : a firebird novel

November 17, 2015
Gray, Claudia, author.
426 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: A thousand pieces of you.
As eighteen-year-old Marguerite struggles to get to the heart of the corrupt company that almost killed her father, she tries to save the boy she loves, whose soul is scattered in various dimensions.

Autumn's kiss : an Autumn falls novel

November 17, 2015
Thorne, Bella, 1997- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
231 pages ; 22 cm
The wish-granting diary Autumn Falls' father left her stops working and high school junior Autumn must figure out her love life on her own until she is given a map that will take her wherever she wants to go, but rather than being a fun opportunity, it leads to life-changing consequences.

Darkness hidden

November 17, 2015
Marriott, Zoë, 1982- author.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2015.
336 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: The name of the blade.
When the Underworld spawns a supernatural plague that sweeps through London, Mio must use her family's ancient mystical sword to save the world from the forces of evil.

Hidden gold : a true story of the Holocaust

November 16, 2015
Burakowski, Ella, 1957- author.
Toronto : Second Story Press, 2015.
314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm

44 hours or strike!

November 16, 2015
Dublin, Anne, author.
Toronto : Second Story Press, 2015.
135 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm

Moth Flight's vision

November 16, 2015
Hunter, Erin.
479, 7 pages, 12 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"Exclusive manga adventure inside!, [12] p."--Cover.
"Strange visions drive a young WindClan cat named Moth Flight to leave her home on a journey that will change the future of the new warrior Clans forever"-- Provided by publisher.

The After-room

November 16, 2015
Meloy, Maile, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Groaup (USA), [2015]
412 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The apprentices.
Teenagers Janie and Benjamin continue to explore the secrets of the Pharmacopoeia while Benjamin risks everything to find a way to connect with his father.

Extra life

November 16, 2015
Nikitas, Derek, author.
Hoboken, NJ : Polis Books, 2015.
287 pages ; 23 cm
Russ has never been your typical teen. After being expelled, Russ has started to get his life back on track. He's a pop culture junkie, and living in a town where the popular teen soap "Cape Twilight" is filmed, how could he not be? So when Russ decides to make his own short film, he recruits the (emotionally unhinged) star of "Cape Twilight" and his own motley crew to help out. Seems like a great idea...until the plan blows up in Russ's face. Just when everything seems to be falling apart, Russ receives a message on his cell phone---from himself. Recorded in the future, 'future Russ' informes him that the day can be fixed if he's willing to use an app to leap twelve hours into the past. Russ is happy to oblige, figuring the day can't get any worse. But he couldn't be more wrong. Because as soon as Russ tampers with time and space, he introduces dangerous glitches he can't control, including alternate of himself. And suddenly Russ's sanity and the lives of everyone he cares about are at risk if he can't find a way to regain control of his own life--past, present and future.

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