New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

July 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My ideal boyfriend is a croissant

July 17, 2019
Dockrill, Laura, author.
380 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: London : Bonnie Zaffre, Ltd., 2018 under the title, Big bones.
Following a near-fatal asthma attack, sixteen-year-old BB, who is happy with being big, reluctantly agrees to keep a food diary, but finds it teaches her a lot about herself.

Please send help...

July 16, 2019
Dunn, Gaby, author.
304 pages ; 22 cm
Long distance best friends Ava and Gen have finally made it to the same time zone (although they're still over a thousand miles apart).

Spin the dawn

July 11, 2019
Lim, Elizabeth, author.
392 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Disguising herself as a boy to compete for the position of imperial tailor, Maia must somehow complete the impossible task of sewing three magic gowns for the emperor's bride-to-be from the sun's laughter, the moon's tears, and the blood of stars.


July 10, 2019
Terry, Teri, author.
409 pages : map ; 23 cm.
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by The Watts Publishing Group"--Copyright page.
A scientific experiment goes wrong, and a deadly epidemic sweeps through Scotland. Callie might have survives the disease, but she didn't survive the treatment. She was kidnapped and experimented upon at a secret lab, one that works with antimatter. When she broke free of her prison, she unleashed a wave of destruction. Callie's brother Kai is looking for her, along with his friend Shay, who has been infected and is beginning to change. Now they're looking for a cure-- if there is one. -- adapted from jacket

Wilder girls

July 10, 2019
Power, Rory, author.
357 pages ; 22 cm
"It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true."--Dust jacket.

The boy and girl who broke the world

July 10, 2019
Reed, Amy Lynn, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
449 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don't have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms. When their high schools are consolidated, Lydia's cynicism is met with Billy's sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. As the two grow closer and confront truths about their pasts, they must also deal with such inconveniences as a narcissistic rock star, a war between unicorns and dragons, and eventually, of course, the apocalypse. -- adapted from jacket

Me, myself, and him

July 10, 2019
Tebbetts, Christopher, author.
295 pages 22 cm
"In two parallel universes, eighteen-year-old Chris navigates the summer before college--in one universe he is forced to spend three months with his emotionally distant father in California, and in the other he remains home and deals with a swiftly changing friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Harley Merlin and the mystery twins

July 10, 2019
Forrest, Bella, author.
[United States] : Nightlight Press, [2018]
396 pages ; 24 cm
"Harley Merlin has a lot of unanswered questions in her life. What drove her father to kill her mother? How can she know the true extent of her magical abilities? Has Wade Crowley always been this annoying? After the violent gargoyle incident which left many dead, Harley fears what other evil tricks her psychotic aunt has up her sleeve. When she discovers magical foster kids like herself are in danger, she knows she must do whatever it takes to protect them. And it turns out Tatyana, the Coven's resident ghost-whisperer, is also willing to make sacrifices and has secrets of her own."--P. [4] of cover.

Impossible music

July 8, 2019
Williams, Sean, 1967- author.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, [2019]
310 pages ; 22 cm
"Out of silence comes a song"--Cover.
Simon is devastated when a stroke destroys his hearing. Music is his life, and he resists attempts to help him adjust to his new state: refusing to be counseled, refusing to learn sign-language, refusing to have anything to do with deaf culture. Then he meets G, a tough-as-nails girl dealing with her own newly-experienced deafness. -- adapted from jacket

Maybe this time

July 8, 2019
West, Kasie, author.
353 pages ; 22 cm
Sophie Evans works for the local florist and party planner in her small southern town, so she attends all of the big "events," all the time sketching and dreaming of applying to design school; but this year there is a fly-in-the-ointment of her life--Andrew Hart, son of the fancy new chef in town, who is also at all the local events, and keeps getting in her way, making her life more complicated.

Knights of suburbia

July 8, 2019
Kurch, P. A., author.
192 pages ; 21 cm
"Life was supposed to be better after the war. Seventeen-year-old Henry Knights knows different. Henry's older brother returns from overseas a changed man just as his father decides to run for public office. Within days, his brother's PTSD and his father's campaign turn life upside down, as does the arrival of a famous war reporter. Caught in chaos, Henry and his twin sister, both adopted, consider finding their birth family"--Back of cover.

Symptoms of a heartbreak

July 8, 2019
Charaipotra, Sona, author.
318 pages ; 22 cm
The youngest doctor in America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds -- and falls head over heels -- in the contemporary romantic comedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak. Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She's always had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl Genius -- but she's never had to prove herself to skeptical adult co-workers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes. And working in the same hospital as her mother certainly isn't making things any easier. But life gets complicated when Saira finds herself falling in love with a patient: a cute teen boy who's been diagnosed with cancer. And when she risks her brand new career to try to improve his chances, it could cost her everything. It turns out "heartbreak" is the one thing she still doesn't know how to treat.


July 8, 2019
Bowman, Erin, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
434 pages ; 22 cm
"Sequel to Contagion."--Cover.
Teens Thea, Coen, and Nova are rescued from a deadly planet, only to be taken prisoner on board a government ship and used as weapons in a sinister political plot.

The legend of the blue eyes

July 8, 2019
McMichael, B. Kristin, author.
246 pages ; 21 cm.
Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she's just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood. On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn't know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather. There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed as clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she's the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side-her mother's family or her father's-and for once in her life, decide her own fate.

Becoming a legend

July 8, 2019
McMichael, B. Kristin, author.
Worthington, Ohio : Lexia Press, 2013.
265 pages ; 21 cm.
Arianna Grace is about to turn seventeen, and her life has been very complicated lately. She is the leader of four clans of night humans: dearg-dul, baku, tengu, and lycan. While the four clans seem to get along better with each other, there is internal conflict on both sides of her family, not to mention the three boys vying for her attention. Devin is set on keeping her safe above all else. Turner's goal is to make her happy. And Andrew wants her for himself. At some point Arianna will have to choose between them, but first she needs to survive the plots against her. Edward Lucan is making a chase for the power to lead the baku clans and is playing his cards by using his nephew Andrew to lure Arianna into a trap. Unfortunately for Lucan, Andrew has his own plans. He has spent the last year waiting for Arianna to see him as more than a friend, and he now finds it necessary to make a move for her affection, despite his uncle. In the dearg-dul estate, Arianna discovers that the ambitious Lord Seeger has been laying his own strategies for power and is slowly poisoning her. After getting away with her grandfather's murder, he is setting his sights on her. Luckily for Arianna, her team is on to all of the plans and is making their own counter strategies. Will it be enough to keep Arianna safe? Several people close to Arianna have been keeping secrets. If Arianna is to take power and control of the night, she will need to know the truth. Will someone finally tell her what it really means to become the legend everyone is waiting for, before it is too late to turn back?

Winning the legend

July 8, 2019
McMichael, B. Kristin, author.
249 pages ; 21 cm.
Arianna has gathered the outside clans to decide her fate in marriage. A tournament will be held, and she is the prize, whether she wants to be or not. The only thing for her to do is watch the clan leaders fight over her, or is it? Thanks to her team's well-made plans, Arianna has other strategies in place. Hopefully one of those plans will earn her freedom. As the contestants gather and she learns more about the night human world, there are new allies to keep close and more enemies to keep even closer. Some even hold more secrets to her legend and possibly the actual reason to her existence. Now Arianna must decide what to do with the fate she has been dealt. The time has come to step out of the shadows of the men who protect her, and into her own power. The time is now for Arianna to take control, and fight for the destiny she wants to live.

Season of the witch : a prequel novel

July 5, 2019
Brennan, Sarah Rees, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2019]
284 pages ; 21 cm
At head of title: Chilling adventures of Sabrina.
The summer before her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman prepares to leave the mortal world behind when a mysterious wood spirit's spell forces her to make a difficult choice.

Pan's labyrinth : the labyrinth of the faun

July 3, 2019
Toro, Guillermo del, 1964- author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
x, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The forest and the fairy -- All the shapes evil takes -- Just a mouse -- A rose on a dark mountain -- Fathers and sons -- The sculptor's promise -- Into the labyrinth -- Razor teeth -- A princess -- Milk and medicine -- The labyrinth -- The tree -- The creatures of the forest -- The toad -- The Tailor's wife -- The mill that lost its pond -- Keep the key -- Blood -- A lullaby -- Brother and sister -- The watchmaker -- The second task -- A cave in the woods -- The pale man -- No choice -- The razor and the knife -- The kingdoms of death and love -- The only honorable way to die -- Bad news, good news -- Tarta -- The bookbinder -- Only two grapes -- Broken -- Magic doesn't exist -- A different kind of man -- When the faun fell in love -- Don't hurt her -- The cat and the mouse -- It's nothing -- Just a woman -- The tailor who bargained with death -- One last chance -- The wounded wolf -- Sister and brother -- The echo of murder -- The final task -- His father's name -- The boy who escaped -- The return of the princess.
Set in post-civil war Spain, a young girl flees the home of her cruel step-father into an underground fantasy world where she encounters a strange creature and a terrifying battle between good and evil.

The beckoning shadow

July 3, 2019
Blair, Katharyn, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
463 pages ; 22 cm
Terrified of her magical power after a horrifying incident resulting from her lack of control, teenage runaway, Vesper Montgomery, enters a dangerous tournament for a chance to rewrite the past and reverse the mistakes that have changed her forever.

Destroy all monsters

July 3, 2019
Miller, Sam J, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
394 pages ; 22 cm
"A crucial, genre-bending tale, equal parts Ned Vizzini and Patrick Ness, about the life-saving power of friendship. Solomon and Ash both experienced a traumatic event when they were twelve. Ash lost all memory of that event when she fell from Solomon's treehouse. Since then, Solomon has retreated further and further into a world he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality, but crawls with foes and monsters . . . in both animal and human form. As Solomon slips further into the place he calls Darkside, Ash realizes her only chance to free her best friend from his pain is to recall exactly what happened that day in his backyard and face the truth--together. Fearless and profound, Sam J. Miller's follow up to his award-winning debut novel, The Art of Starving, spins an intimate and impactful tale that will linger with readers." --Amazon.

Past perfect life

July 3, 2019
Eulberg, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.
330 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Ally is focused on college scholarship applications, spending time with her widowed father, friends, and possible boyfriend, when she learns that everything she knows about herself is a lie.

The storm crow

July 3, 2019
Josephson, Kalyn.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2019]
352 pages ; 23 cm
After their mother's death when the Illucian empire invaded, Princess Anthia and her sister Princess Caliza start a rebellion to bring back the magical elemental crows that were taken from her people.

Heartwood Box

July 3, 2019
Aguirre, Ann, author.
334 pages ; 22 cm
In this tiny, terrifying town, the lost are never found. When Araceli Flores Harper is sent to live with her great-aunt Ottilie in her ramshackle Victorian home, the plan is simple. She'll buckle down and get ready for college. Life won't be exciting, but she'll cope, right? Wrong. From the start, things are very, very wrong. Her great-aunt still leaves food for the husband who went missing twenty years ago, and local businesses are plastered with MISSING posters. There are unexplained lights in the woods and a mysterious lab just beyond the city limits that the locals don't talk about. Ever. When she starts receiving mysterious letters that seem to be coming from the past, she suspects someone of pranking her or trying to drive her out of her mind. To solve these riddles and bring the lost home again, Araceli must delve into a truly diabolical conspiracy, but some secrets fight to stay buried...

The traitor's kingdom

July 3, 2019
Beaty, Erin, author.
New York : Imprint, 2019.
391 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
After an assassination attempt, Sage and her fiancé attempt to undercover who the traitor is and work to avoid a war with another country.

The last word

July 3, 2019
Hastings, Samantha, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2019.
258 pages ; 22 cm
In 1861 London, eighteen-year-old Lucinda Leavitt evades plans to find her a suitable husband by enlisting the help of childhood friend David to seek the ending of her favorite author's last, unfinished book.

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