New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

December 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


December 16, 2014
Freeman, Shannon (Young adult author), author.
[Costa Mesa, California] : Saddleback Educational Publishing, [2015].
192 pages ; 18 cm.
"Shane is so drawn to Coach Rob that she can't see she's being played. Marisa begins to feel like her old self. It's like a weight has been lifted. And Brandi still can't shake her bad luck with relationships. She's on a dating break, but will she brush off a great guy? All bets are off when the three girls are listed in a threatening note"--Page [4] of cover.


December 16, 2014
Freeman, Shannon (Young adult author), author.
[Costa Mesa, California] : Saddleback Educational Publishing, [2015].
187 pages ; 18 cm.
"A hurricane is heading for the Texas Gulf Coast. Brandi's parents make an early call: evacuate now. But Marisa's father decides to leave at the last minute. The Maldonados pay the price with crazy traffic and long gasoline lines. Shane's family decides to ride out the storm in Port City's biggest hotel. Will they live to regret it?"--Page [4] of cover.

A Port in pieces

December 16, 2014
Freeman, Shannon (Young adult author), author.
[Costa Mesa, California] : Saddleback Educational Publishing, [2015].
225 pages ; 18 cm.
"Shane, Brandi, and Marisa plan to attend College for one year. But the hurricane damage is too great. The college won't reopen on time. As they ponder their future, Shane gets amazing news. Her journalism class is going to New York City. Once Brandi and Marisa hear that, they decide the entire senior class should go to the Big Apple"--Page [4] of cover.

The accident

December 16, 2014
Freeman, Shannon (Young adult author), author.
[Costa Mesa, California] : Saddleback Educational Publishing, [2015].
202 pages ; 18 cm.
"Shane is bored with school, then she meets the hot new volleyball coach. Suddenly, things are looking up. Brandi becomes co-captain of the varsity cheer squad. Dating a famous rapper is not bad either. And Marisa is the featured twirler during halftime. But after a big win, her crew parties a little too hard"--Page [4] of cover.

Earth & sky

December 16, 2014
Crewe, Megan, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2014]
304 pages ; 21 cm
Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the visions of disaster that torment her, nothing ever happens, and Sky's beginning to think she's crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: that our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, life on Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for humans and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar's help to save the world and keep the very fabric of reality together.


December 16, 2014
Turner, Katharine, author.
New York ; Boston : Little Brown and Company, 2014.
206 pages ; 21 cm
"As far as Elaine Morris is concerned, the Ouija board is just a game she played at sleepovers as a kid. But her best friend, Debbie, has been messing around with one recently--and claims she's starting to hear strange noises around the house. 'Laine thinks Debbie is a total dork for getting spooked, until Debbie dies in a horrible and haunting way. Desperate to figure out what really happened to her friend, 'Laine starts using the Ouija board to uncover its mystery. She soon learns that something sinister has come through the board, and it's not ready to say GOOD-BYE."--Page 4 of cover.

Time's edge

December 16, 2014
Walker, Rysa, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2014]
442 pages ; 21 cm.
To stop her sadistic grandfather and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists' hands, while dealing with her mounting feelings for fellow time-traveler Kiernan.

Betting blind

December 16, 2014
Guerra, Stephanie, author.
New York : Skyscape, 2014.
237 pages ; 21 cm
"The Betting blind series"--Series title page.
The cards are stacking up against Gabriel James: first there's Phil, the guy paying the bills for Gabe's mom (but not leaving his wife). Then there's Gabe's new school, filled with kids competing for the Ivies, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street--while Gabe's just trying to swing enough Cs to graduate. Gabe's luck seems ready to change when he meets Irina Petrova: a hot violinist who is home schooled by her strict Russian parents. When Gabe gets her number, he impresses the top guys at his school. When he becomes the drug connection for parties, his reputation is solidified. How else is he going to afford hanging with his new crew and impressing Irina? Anyway, it's not really dealing if you're just hooking up friends...right? Gabe's never been loyal to a girl before, but he finds himself falling for Irina hard. As the stakes are raised, Gabe will have to decide


December 16, 2014
Walker, Rysa, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2013]
362 pages ; 21 cm
When Kate Pierce Kellers grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen year old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kates present day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future. Risking everything, she travels back in time to the Chicago Worlds Fair to try to prevent the murder and the chain of events that follows. Changing the timeline comes with a personal cost, if Kate succeeds, the boy she loves will have no memory of her existence. And regardless of her motives, does Kate have the right to manipulate the fate of the entire world?

This shattered world : a Starbound novel

December 15, 2014
Kaufman, Amie, author.
New York : Hyperion, 2014.
390 pages ; 24 cm
Flynn, leader of the rebellion on Avon, captures Jubilee "Lee" Chase, captain of the forces sent to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but later saves her and the two, caught between sides in a senseless war, flee together.

Floating boy and the girl who couldn't fly

December 15, 2014
Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972- author.
264 pages ; 19 cm
Things Mary doesn’t want to fall into: the river, high school, her mother’s life. Things Mary does kind of want to fall into: love, the sky. This is the story of a girl who sees a boy float away one fine day. This is the story of the girl who reaches up for that boy with her hand and with her heart. This is the story of a girl who takes on the army to save a town, who goes toe-to-toe with a mad scientist, who has to fight a plague to save her family. This is the story of a girl who would give anything to get to babysit her baby brother one more time. If she could just find him. It’s all up in the air for now, though, and falling fast.

Dunces rock

December 12, 2014
Jaimet, Kate, 1969- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, [2014]
215 pages ; 20 cm

Deadly little sins : a Prep school confidential novel

December 12, 2014
Taylor, Kara.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
273 pages ; 21 cm.
"Thomas Dunne Books."
After a summer of virtual house arrest in New York City, Anne Dowling finds herself back at Wheatley, where her favorite teacher and only adult ally, Ms. Cross, has disappeared and someone is determined to stop Anne from learning the truth about that and a gruesome murder.

The twin powers

December 12, 2014
Lipsyte, Robert.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
247 pages ; 22 cm
Identical twins and mirror opposites Tom and Eddie share a "road trip" between planets and risk everything to save their father from the alien scientists.

A new fear

December 12, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Pocket Books, c1996.
166 p. ; 17 cm.
On Nora and Daniel's wedding day, a horrible fire takes the life of every member of the Fear family, except the child of Nora and Daniel.

The new evil

December 12, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York, N.Y. : Pocket Books, ©1994.
199 pages ; 18 cm.
"YA novel"--Spine.
"A Parachute Press book."
Corky and the Shadyside cheerleaders are sure that the evil spirit is destroyed but then one horrifying accident after another keeps happening.


December 12, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Pocket Books, ©1995.
150 pages ; 17 cm.
"An Archway paperback."
"A Parachute press book."
Nicole and Lucy switch bodies, and Nicole finds the experiment going horribly wrong.

Icing on the cake

December 10, 2014
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014]
153 pages ; 20 cm.
Feeling like the untalented one in a family of five sisters, soon-to-be-sixteen-year-old Yuri, the adopted daughter of newly elected mayor Stanley Sharp, pursues her love of baking and grows in self-esteem when she takes a courageous stand.

Better than picture perfect

December 10, 2014
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014].
153 pages ; 20 cm.
Seventeen-year-old aspiring photographer Ansli Sharp, the adopted daughter of a mayoral candidate, learns that her boyfriend is one of the twenty homeless students in her school and decides to reach out to them.

Alpha goddess

December 5, 2014
Howard, Amalie.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2014]
viii, 372 pages ; 24 cm
"Sera is a Hindu goddess incarnate and must battle between her good and evil sides in order to save the world from becoming hell on earth"-- Provided by publisher.


December 5, 2014
Platt, Randall Beth, 1948-
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2014]
328 pages ; 22 cm
When a wealthy Japanese American resort owner in a small, sleepy Oregon coastal town becomes the prime target of an angry mob, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, twelve-year-old Ruby Opal Pearl "Jewels" Stokes comes to his defense.

On the other side of the bridge

December 4, 2014
Villareal, Ray.
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2014]
227 pages ; 22 cm
Lon Chaney Rodriguez is a typical thirteen-year-old until his mother, a security guard, is shot and killed and he becomes haunted by the feeling that he is letting her down by getting bad grades, skipping church, lying, and goofing off while worrying that he and his alcoholic, unemployed father will wind up homeless.

The Lost

December 4, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
355 pages ; 22 cm.
"Magical teen siblings Whit and Wisty Allgood struggle against a mounting public opposition to magic and a brutal crime wave led by a powerful wizard intent on ruling the City"-- Provided by publisher.

No place to fall

December 4, 2014
Brown, Jaye Robin, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2014]
354 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Amber Vaughn dreams of attending the North Carolina School of the Arts to gain confidence in using her amazing singing voice, but her family's falling apart and she's torn between two boys.

Top ten clues you're clueless

December 4, 2014
Czukas, Liz.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
289 pages ; 21 cm
The day before Christmas, money goes missing from a donation box at GoodFoods Market and Chloe and her five of her teenage co-workers, held in the break room until the police arrive, try to identify the real thief.

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