New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

March 22, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Slow ride

March 21, 2019
Foster, Lori, 1958- author.
©2019
380 pages ; 17 cm
"Ronnie Ashford needs a distraction. In the morning, she has to offer arrogant, conventional Jack Crews a job and convince him not to take it. She doesn't need anyone's help, thank you very much. But tonight is all about the tall, sexy stranger who just walked in the bar--and all the delicious trouble they could get into together. Too bad just as things are heating up between them, he whispers the three little words that destroy everything: 'I'm Jack Crews.' Jack is determined to connect with fiery Ronnie--in bed and out of it--but her terms are clear. If he takes the job, helping her acquire prized artifacts for her mysterious bosses, anything between them is strictly off-limits. Somehow he has to convince a woman who's never felt like she belonged that she's found her place--with him. And with the danger sparking hotter than the fire between them, it's going to be one unforgettable trip ..." -- Publisher's description.

Once & future

March 20, 2019
Capetta, Amy Rose, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
354 pages ; 24 cm
"JIMMY Patterson Books."
Resets the Arthurian legend in outer space, with King Arthur reincarnated as seventeen-year-old Ari, a female king whose quest is to stop a tyrranical corporate government, aided by a teenaged Merlin.

The deepest blue

March 20, 2019
Durst, Sarah Beth, author.
©2019
350 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Tales of Renthia
Life is precious and precarious on the islands of Belene. Besieged by a capricious ocean full of malicious spirits, the people of the islands seek joy where they can. Mayara, one of the island's fearless oyster divers, has found happiness in love. But on the day of her wedding to the artist Kelo, a spirit-driven storm hits the island with deadly force. To save her loved ones, Mayara reveals a dangerous secret: she has the power to control the spirits. When the storm ends, she is taken into custody by the queen's soldiers and imprisoned with other women like her. They vary in age and social status, but to many they are heroes who will aid the country or witches that will sacrifice themselves trying. No matter who they are, the women are sent to a terrifying place--an island filled with bloodthirsty nature spirits, and left without food, water, shelter, or any tools except their own instincts and magic. Whoever survives the Island of Testing will be declared heirs to the queen. But no matter if she wins or loses, Mayara knows that the life she dreamed of is gone.

Sherwood

March 15, 2019
Spooner, Meagan, author.
©2019
467 pages ; 22 cm
Robin of Locksley is dead. Maid Marian doesn't know how she'll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, need a protector. And the dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff's right hand, wishes to step into Robin's shoes as Lord of Locksley and Marian's fiancé . Who is there to stop them? Marian never meant to tread in Robin's footsteps--never intended to stand as a beacon of hope to those awaiting his triumphant return. But with a sweep of his green cloak and the flash of her sword, Marian makes the choice to become her own hero: Robin Hood.

The light brigade

March 15, 2019
Hurley, Kameron, author.
©2019
356 pages ; 24 cm
"'The war has turned us into light. Transforming us into light is the fastest way to travel from one front to another, and there are many fronts, now. I always wanted to be a hero. I always wanted to be on the side of light. It's funny how things work out.' Soldiers in the war against Mars, The Light Brigade, live brief lives, but the veterans are starting to be affected by changes in their bodies and minds, slipping in and out of time, or are they simply going mad? From Hugo award-winning author of The Stars Are Legion is a novel about interplanetary warriors who are losing their humanity."-- Provided by publisher.

Superman : dawnbreaker

March 12, 2019
de la Peña, Matt, author.
New York : Random House, 2019.
289 pages ; 24 cm.
"When the dawn breaks, a hero rises. Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger--better--than everyone around him. But it's not like he's earned his powers . . . yet. Lately it's difficult to hold back and keep his heroics in the shadows. When Clark follows the sound of a girl crying, he comes across Gloria Alvarez and learns that people are disappearing from the Mexican-American and undocumented worker community in Smallville. Teaming up with his best friend, Lana Lang, Clark discovers that before he can save the world, he must save Smallville." --Provided by publisher.

Celtic empire : a Dirk Pitt novel

March 12, 2019
Cussler, Clive, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
449 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Map on end papers.
"The murders of a team of United Nations scientists in El Salvador. A deadly collision in the waterways off the city of Detroit. An attack by tomb raiders on an archaeological site along the banks of the Nile. Is there a link between these violent events? The answer may lie in the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago. During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows"-- Provided by publisher.

Beware the night

March 12, 2019
Fleck, Jessika, author.
New York, : Swoon Reads, an imprint of Feiwel and Friends and Macmillan Publishing Group, 2019.
309 pages ; 22 cm
When her world divides, pitting light against dark, Veda must join a dangerous revolution to save her grandfather and fight against injustice...even if it costs her the boy she loves. On the island of Bellona, life is peaceful--as long as the citizens dutifully worship the Sun, which protects them from all harm. Seventeen-year-old Veda knows that keeping the Sun happy will protect her and her grandfather from the Night, the dangerous people who snatch innocent citizens from their beds under the cover of darkness, never to be seen again. As long as Veda follows the rules, she will be safe. But when Veda's grandfather is offered up as the next sacrificial offering to keep the Sun's favor, she starts to see that the safety she's been promised comes at a dangerous price. Maybe there is more to fear above than there is below. With a mysterious young man, Dorian, at her side, Veda has to figure out if the scary bedtime stories she grew up hearing are real--or dangerous lies.-- Publisher's description.

The dragonfly sea : a novel

March 7, 2019
Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
489 pages ; 25 cm
"A Borzoi book"
"On the small island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya, lives a girl named Ayaana. She is solitary and stubborn--she and her mother, Munira, are outcasts from the insular local society--and her kitten is her main companion. When a wizened sailor named Muhidin, also an outsider, enters their lives, Ayaana receives what she has long hoped for: a father. But this makeshift family's happiness crumbles as Ayaana grows into adulthood and the threats against her begin to mount: from an Islamic extremist, from the black-clad strangers who kidnap Muhidin's son, from a human trafficker, from the simmering resentments of those around her. So when a contingent of cultural emissaries from China invite Ayaana abroad, she embarks on a dramatic ship's journey to the Far East, where she will make friends and enemies; be seduced by the mercurial scion of a powerful Turkish business family; be initiated into a world of intrigue and passion and high stakes; and, at last, find understanding where she least expects it. Her one constant remains her devotion to the sea, which pulls her across the globe in search of a place where she can love and be loved."--Provided by publisher.

Smoker

February 28, 2019
Rucka, Greg.
New York : Bantam Books, 1999, ©1998.
402 pages ; 18 cm
Reprint. Originally published: 1998.
Bodyguard Atticus Kodiak finds out that his new job is a lot more complicated than he thought it would be.

The river : a novel

February 27, 2019
Heller, Peter, 1959- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
253 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
"Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing. When they decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddles and picking blueberries and nights of stargazing and reading paperback Westerns. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds unexpected urgency to the journey. When they hear a man and woman arguing on the fog-shrouded riverbank and decide to warn them about the fire, their search for the pair turns up nothing and no one. But: The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Is this the man they heard? And, if he is, where is the woman?"--Provided by publisher.

An affair of poisons

February 26, 2019
Thorley, Addie, author.
Salem, MA, : Page Street Publishing Co., ; 2019.
391 pages ; 22 cm
After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother's Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they're not heroes of the people, as they've always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. Mira tries to ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her hunger tonics and headache remedies cannot right past wrongs or save the dissenters her mother vows to purge. Royal bastard Josse de Bourbon is more kitchen boy than fils de France. But when the Shadow Society assassinates the Sun King and half of the royal court, he must become the prince he was never meant to be in order to save his injured sisters and the petulant dauphin. Forced to hide in the sewers beneath the city, Josse's hope of reclaiming Paris seems impossible--until his path collides with Mirabelle's. She's a deadly poisoner. He's a bastard prince. They are sworn enemies, yet they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility against the Shadow Society. But can a rebellion built on mistrust ever hope to succeed?-- Publisher's description.

A room full of night : a thriller

February 26, 2019
Kenneth, T. R., author.
Sarasota, Florida : Oceanview Publishing, [2019]
340 pages ; 24 cm
"A broken man from the midwest, a secret toom in Berlin-untouched sine 1942- and cascading events that sould change humanity forever."--Back cover.

Queen's shadow

February 25, 2019
Johnston, E. K., author.
Los Angeles : Disney/Lucasfilm Press, 2019.
345 pages ; 22 cm
"When Padmé Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow"-- Provided by publisher.

The deceiver's heart

February 19, 2019
Nielsen, Jennifer A., author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
372 pages ; 22 cm.
Now firmly on the side of the Coracks, sixteen-year-old Kestra Dallisor plans to use the magic Olden Blade to kill the evil Lord Endrick, but when she fails, Endrick turns her into one of his Ironheart soldiers, without any memory of her rebellion, and bound to obey him, his spy within the Coracks; the rebel Simon is desperate to return her to the Kestra he loves, but he is reluctant to use the magic that might heal (or destroy) her--and neither Simon or Kestra is sure who they can trust among the rebels, because the whole rebellion is endangered by its increasingly murky politics.

Mission critical

February 18, 2019
Greaney, Mark, author.
New York, NY : Berkley, 2019.
xiv, 513 pages ; 24 cm
"The Gray Man deals in death with mathematical precision, but this time he may finally find himself on the wrong side of the equation."--Provided by publisher.

The triumphant

February 14, 2019
Livingston, Lesley, author.
New York : Razorbill, 2019.
409 pages ; 22 cm.
In the wake of their victorious fight to win back the Ludus Achillea, Fallon and her gladiatrix sisters have become the toast of the Republic. However, as a consequence of his actions during the Ludus uprising, Fallon's love Cai has been stripped of his Decurion rank and cast down to serve as one of Caesar's gladiators. Amid fighting for Cai's freedom, Fallon soon learns that Caesar's enemies are plotting against him and planning to get revenge on his fearsome gladiatrices. When Caesar is murdered by these conspirators, Fallon and the girls lose any sort of protection they once had. Fallon also realizes that the foreign queen Cleopatra is now in grave danger. Fallon rallies her war band and Cai's friends to get Cleopatra out of the city, and the group heads to the safety of Cleo's homeland, Alexandria, Egypt. Once there, the gladiatrices are promised a place of honor in the queen's elite guard, but is that what any of them really want?

All is fair

February 8, 2019
Garretson, Dee, author.
New York, NY : Swoon Reads, 2019.
278 pages ; 22 cm
"It's 1918, and war is raging across Europe. When Lady Mina Tretheway receives a telegram at boarding school, she doesn't want to read it--telegrams never bring good news. The message is written in a cryptic code, and Mina is soon pulled out of school and into a secret wartime mission with a dashing American spy" -- Provided by publisher.

Lady smoke

February 7, 2019
Sebastian, Laura, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2019]
496 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Ash princess.
"The Kaiser murdered Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo's country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess--a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn't realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon. Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage--Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser's rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne. To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done. Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself."-- Provided by publisher.

The wild lands

February 5, 2019
Greci, Paul, author.
©2019
374 pages ; 22 cm
"Natural disasters and a breakdown of civilization have cut off Alaska from the world and destroyed its landscape. Now, as food runs out and the few who remain turn on each other, Travis and his younger sister, Jess, must cross hundreds of miles in search of civilization. The wild lands around them are filled with ravenous animals, desperate survivors pushed to the edge, and people who've learned to shoot first and ask questions never. Travis and Jess will make a few friends and a lot of enemies on their terrifying journey across the ruins of today's world—and they'll have to fight for what they believe in as they see how far people will go to survive."--Inside dust jacket.

Strife's bane

February 5, 2019
Manieri, Evie, author.
New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, 2019.
319 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tor Book."
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"She was tainted. Once known as the Mongrel, Lahlil had only one purpose: to reap blood and carnage for those who paid the right price. And though the ravages of past wars haunted her every waking moment, when the Shadari called upon Lahlil to lead the rebellion against Norlanders--telepathic and bloodthirsty invaders who conquered their lands and enslaved their people to the mines--she delivered. Then she ran. Now, Lahlil must return to Shadar to save the person she loves the most and rebuild. What she finds first is a kingdom that has devolved to political discord, with an old enemy's ships sailing just beyond the horizon. Strife's Bane pushes a grand cast of familiar characters to the brink of ruin in the conclusion to Evie Manieri's Shattered Kingdom series. With Manieri's unique blend of magic, blood, and dramatic tension, the stakes have never been so high" -- Provided by publisher.

King of scars

January 30, 2019
Bardugo, Leigh, author.
New York : Imprint, 2019.
514 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
When the dark magical force within him challenges his effort to forge new alliances and build a defense against a new threat, Nikolai Lantsov, the young king of Ravka, embarks on a journey to his country's most magical places to vanquish it.

Ship of smoke and steel

January 28, 2019
Wexler, Django, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2019.
366 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Isoka, an eighteen-year-old ward boss in the great port city, Kahnzoka, is sent on an impossible mission to steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship, or her sister will be killed.

A sea of gold

January 25, 2019
Stockwin, Julian, author.
©2018
xiii, 382 pages : maps ; 24 cm
1809. After his heroic actions during the retreat to Corunna, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is the toast of London society. Here he falls in with the legendary frigate captain, Lord Thomas Cochrane. So begins a relationship, professional and personal, that will be unlike any that Kydd has known: a relationship that will lead him, almost simultaneously, to first glory, then ruin. The French fleet is massing in the Basque Roads in a near impregnatable position. The Admiralty orders Cochrane to command an attack, to the chagrin of more senior officers who object to being overlooked. Cochrane insists that his new friend, Kydd, is in the forefront of the assault armada, a motley collection of rocket, bomb and fire ships that will set the anchorage ablaze - this despite Kydd's almost pathological fear of fire. The fallout from what follows will see Kydd financially ruined, with only his former shipmates, his oldest friend of all, Nicholas Renzi, and the whisper of hidden Spanish treasure promising the sea of gold that he needs to save himself.

A labyrinth of scions and sorcery

January 24, 2019
Craddock, Curtis, author.
New York : Tor, 2019.
416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"Isabelle des Zephyrs has always been underestimated throughout her life, but after discovering the well of hidden magic within her, unveiling a centuries-long conspiracy, and stopping a war between rival nations, she has earned a newfound respect amongst the cutthroat court. All that vanishes when Isabelle is unfairly convicted of breaking the treaty she helped write. Bereft, she is drawn into mystery when her faithful musketeer, Jean-Claude, uncovers a series of gruesome murders by someone called the Harvest King. As panic swells, the capital descends into chaos when the emperor is usurped by a rival noble. Betrayed by their allies and hunted by assassins, Isabelle and Jean-Claude must thwart the coup, but not before it changes l'Empire forever"-- Provided by publisher.

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