New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

July 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The darkest hour

July 28, 2016
Richmond, Caroline Tung, author.
307 pages ; 22 cm
After the Nazis killed my brother on the North African front, I volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington to do my part for the war effort. Only instead of a desk job at the OSS, I was tapped to join the Clandestine Operations--a secret espionage and sabotage organization of girls. Six months ago, I was deployed to German-occupied France to gather intelligence and eliminate Nazi targets.

P.S. I like you

July 28, 2016
West, Kasie, author.
329 pages ; 22 cm
Every day in chemistry class, high school student and aspiring songwriter Lily Abbott is finding notes left to her by a mystery boy, love letters really, and she hopes they are from Lucas, a boy she is attracted to--so when she finds out they are really from, she is shocked and unsure about how to respond.

Empire of dust

July 26, 2016
Herman, Eleanor, 1960- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2016]
372 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Includes questions for discussion.
After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands--but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. Meanwhile, Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine prophecy from Katerina even as the two of them are thrust together on a dangerous mission to Egypt. The warrior, Jacob, determined to forget his first love, vows to eradicate the ancient Blood Magics and believes that royal prisoner Cynane holds the key to Macedon's undoing. And in chains, the Persian princess Zofia still longs to find the Spirit Eaters, but first must grapple with the secrets of her handsome--and deadly--captor.

Gemini : a novel

July 26, 2016
Mukherjee, Sonya, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2016]
326 pages ; 22 cm
In a small town, as high school graduation approaches, two conjoined sisters must weigh the importance of their dreams as individuals against the risk inherent in the surgery that has the potential to separate them forever.

Riverkeep : a novel

July 26, 2016
Stewart, Martin J., author.
New York, New York : Viking 2016.
403 pages : map ; 22 cm
When 15-year-old Wulliam's father is possessed by a dark spirit, Wull must care for him and take on his family's mantle of Riverkeep, tending the Danék. Wull finds out there is a cure for his father's illness, and embarks on an epic journey to kill the great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach.--Provided by publisher.

In the shadow of the dragon king

July 26, 2016
Ford, J. Keller (Jenny Keller), author.
384 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Well he would be if Sir Trogsdill allowed him to do anything even remotely awesome. Determined to prove his worth, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby. Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte. Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where everyone thinks he's some sort of paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy. He's supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. The same key that happens to adorn the neck of an annoying squire who's too wrapped up in proving himself to be much help to anyone. With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn. -- Page 4 of cover.

How to hang a witch

July 25, 2016
Mather, Adriana, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
358 pages ; 22 cm.
Follows fifteen-year-old Samantha Mather, who has moved to Salem with her stepmother 300 years after her family hanged witches there, to find she is ostracized by the witch descendants at school, as she unravels the lost secrets of the hangings and her family.


July 21, 2016
Driza, Debra, author.
408 pages ; 22 cm.
Mila has been running for her life for so long. But there might be nowhere left for her to go. Especially now that she's an incredible danger to herself and anyone who dares get close to her. That's why Mila has gone into hiding with her friend, tech expert Lucas. She can't take the risk of hurting people worse than the way she hurt Hunter: the boy she'll always love, the boy who might never forgive her for what she's done. But then Mila discovers that General Holland has plans that are an even bigger threat to humanity than she is. Mila must make a choice: either push aside her fears and fight him with everything she's got... or turn her back on the world forever.

Bright blaze of magic

July 20, 2016
Estep, Jennifer, author.
308 pages ; 21 cm.
As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls. Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families--and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side...

The countdown

July 20, 2016
Derting, Kimberly, author.
378 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The replaced.
"In the concluding book in the otherworldly Taking trilogy, Kyra struggles to understand who she is as she races to save the world from complete destruction. Ever since Kyra was abducted by aliens and then returned to earth, she has known there was something different about her. Now she knows the truth: she is an alien too. Her alien captors replaced all her human DNA with their own -- gifting her with supernatural powers like incredible healing, enhanced eyesight, and telekinesis. But when she’s captured by an unexpected enemy, Kyra begins to wonder if her abilities are also a curse. And is she, as her enemies believe, meant to play some key role in helping an impending alien invasion? Is it programmed into her, something inescapable? Or can she fight that destiny? No matter what the truth is, Kyra is sure of one thing: She just rescued the love of her life, Tyler, and she is not going to stand by and let anyone hurt him or her friends. Whatever it takes, Kyra will do everything in her power to save the world…even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice." --

Chloe by design : measuring up

July 20, 2016
Gurevich, Margaret, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
378 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
In this compilation of four separately published books, Chloe is back in Santa Cruz for her senior year in high school, facing the challenge of reconnecting with her old friends, (and rivals), and that most troublesome problem of all--where to apply to college.

Little black dresses, little white lies

July 19, 2016
Stampler, Laura, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
348 pages ; 22 cm
Harper lands a dream summer internship at a trendy teen magazine in New York City, working as their resident dating blogger, but there is only one problem--she has absolutely zero dating experience.

Shiny broken pieces : a Tiny pretty things novel

July 19, 2016
Charaipotra, Sona, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. ©2016.
374 pages ; 22 cm
"June, Bette, and Gigi have given their all to dance at Manhattan's most elite ballet school. Now they are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose--and no one is playing nice."--Provided by publisher.

A world without you

July 19, 2016
Revis, Beth, author.
[New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
370 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. So when his worried parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes that he's actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have 'superpowers'. At the Academy, Bo falls in love with Sofia, who helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But Sofia, unable to overcome her depression, commits suicide, leaving Bo convinced that she's not dead but is stuck somewhere in the past. Determined to save her, Bo comes to realize that his choice lies between facing his demons head-on or succumbing to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves. -- adapted from book jacket.


July 18, 2016
Jones, Carrie, 1971- author.
New York : a Tor Teen Book, published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2016.
252 pages ; 22 cm
"Cheerleader vs. alien, who will win?"--Cover.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Mana has always lived a normal life, albeit with an overprotective mother, until the day she comes home to find the house trashed and an alien in the garage. It turns out her mother is an alien hunter who has absconded with a piece of technology that everyone--human and alien--wants to get their hands on. When her mother's partner shows up and orders Mana to come with him, it may be up to Mana to save her mother--and the world.

Chasing stars

July 18, 2016
Douglas, Helen (Helen M.)
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
346 pages ; 20 cm
Sequel to: After Eden.
Originally published in Great Britain in 2014.
Ryan broke fundamental laws of time to escape a ruthless "cleaner" from the future and stay with Eden, but the star-crossed lovers must now face his trial and permanent imprisonment.

Signs of you

July 18, 2016
France, Emily, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2016]
230 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Riley copes with the loss of her mother two years earlier with the help of a support group, which gets involved in a mystery surrounding a relic of St. Ignatius.

The season

July 12, 2016
Dyer, Jonah Lisa, author.
New York : Viking, 2016.
344 pages ; 22 cm
"When her mother enters her and her twin sister as debutantes for this year's deb season in Dallas, soccer star Megan McKnight is furious. She has no interest the dress-filled life of a socialite deb, but her season turns out to be one full of twists and turns - and more than one dashing suitor!"--Provided by publisher.

The shadow hour

July 12, 2016
Grey, Melissa, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
425 pages ; 22 cm.
"With the firebird awakened, the war has become even more dangerous for Echo and her friends. There is a darkness spreading, and staying in hiding might not be enough to keep them alive"--Provided by publisher.

This savage song : a Monsters of Verity novel

July 12, 2016
Schwab, Victoria, author.
xxiii, 427 pages ; 22 cm.
"As the heirs to opposing sides in a warring city, Kate Harker and Augustus Flynn should never have met. A Romeo and Juliet-esque fantasy about the difference between good and evil and the blurry gray area in between"--Provided by publisher.

The lost & found

July 12, 2016
Leno, Katrina, author.
339 pages ; 22 cm
"Fannie and Louis both belong to an online support group for trauma survivors. They both also have a strange tendency to lose things. But when they embark on a road trip to finally meet each other, they stat to realize that the things you lose might be things you weren't meant to have at all, and that you never know what you might find if you just take a chance"--Provided by publisher.


July 12, 2016
Clark, Tracy, author.
258 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Ryan Poitier Sharpe's greatest joy comes from skydiving. After a brush with death, the thrill-seeking teenager becomes withdrawn and antagonistic. As her relationships crumble, she must fight the person she has become -- or lose herself forever.


July 12, 2016
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
325 pages ; 24 cm.
"Teen activist Shay and her brother Odin are closing in on Singular Corp. and ready to shut down the evil conglomerate once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

Battlesaurus : clash of empires

July 12, 2016
Falkner, Brian, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016.
342 pages ; 22 cm.
"In the wake of Napoleon's crushing victory at Waterloo, the vicious French general Marc Thibault and his brigade of giant carnivorous battlesaurs have struck terror across Europe"-- Provided by publisher.


July 12, 2016
Souders, J. A., author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2016.
336 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Back in Elysium at last, Evie has finally found her true self hidden under layers and layers of false memories implanted by the woman she knew as Mother. Thanks to the intervention of her father, she knows the horrible truth about Mother and her insidious plans for the city. With the help of the love of her life, Gavin, and her best friend, Asher St. James, Evie is determined to free her people from the cruel dictatorship of Mother's laws. But how do you free people who don't know they need rescuing? Working with the growing Underground rebellion, Evie tries to remove Mother from her position by force--with disastrous results. As the body count rises, Evie must find a way to save Elysium before Mother destroys them all.

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