New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

January 18, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Feral : a novel

January 17, 2020
Luiken, Nicole, 1971- author.
269 pages ; 22 cm
"17-year-old Chloe fears she's a Dud, a child born to two werewolves who can't change into a wolf. If she's still a Dud by the time she reaches adulthood, she'll be exiled. In the meantime, she's at the bottom of the pack hierarchy. But Chloe is a natural Alpha, unable to bow her head meekly, and the other teens in her small town pack make her life miserable. While running through the woods, she encounters a feral werewolf with the opposite problem: he's trapped in wolf form. Chloe suspects the feral is her old classmate, Marcus, who everyone believes died along with the rest of his family in a mysterious plane crash last year. Pack lore says that any werewolf that remains in wolf form for more than a few days is dangerous and lost forever. Chloe vows to help Marcus regain his human self because giving up on him would mean admitting possible failure for herself, too. But she must act quickly. Pack law mandates killing ferals"-- Provided by publisher.

Above the veil

January 17, 2020
Nix, Garth.
New York : Scholastic, ©2001.
248 pages ; 20 cm
"Tal and Milla are no longer alone in their quest for the truth about their world. They have been joined by Crow, a rebel Underfolk, and his band of conspirators. They know many secrets about the Castle -- and are on the verge of uncovering the greatest secret of all"--Page 2 of cover.

Woof woof story : I told you to turn me into a pampered pooch, not fenrir! 1

January 16, 2020
Inumajin, author.
New York, NY : Yen On, 2018-
172 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
When Routa dies without having done much with his life his only wish is to be reborn as the dog of a rich family, but he soon learns he is a large and powerful dog and gets into too much trouble.

19 love songs

January 14, 2020
Levithan, David, author.
310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
track one. Quiz bowl antichrist -- track two. Day 2934 (an Every day story) -- track three. The good girls -- track four. The quarterback and the cheerleader (a Boy meets boy story) -- track five. The mulberrry branch -- track six. Your temporary Santa -- track seven. Storytime -- track eight. A better writer -- track nine. 8-song memoir -- track ten. Snow day (a Two boys kissing story) -- track eleven. The woods -- track twelve. A brief history of first kisses / illustrated by Nick Eliopulos -- track thirteen. As the Philadelpia Queer Youth Choir sings Katy Perry's "Firework" ... -- track fourteen. The vunerable hours -- track fifteen. Twelve months -- track sixteen. The hold -- track seventeen. How my parents met -- track eighteeen. We -- track nineteen. Give them words.
A collection of stories that celebrate various kinds of love. Includes sixteen prose stories, two stories in verse, and one story in comic book fomat.


January 14, 2020
White, Kiersten, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2020.
349 pages ; 22 cm.
"From the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer" -- jacket.
"Now that Nina has turned the Watcher's Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she's still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle - including her still-distant mom - Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they're not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher's Council member and Leo's mom. And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there's also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean's demon drug ring as well as someone a bit closer to home. Because one near-apocalypse just isn't enough, right? The darkness always finds you. And once again, it's coming for the Slayer"-- Provided by publisher.

It's my life

January 14, 2020
Ramey, Stacie, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2020]
317 pages ; 21 cm
While facing disturbing revelations about the cause of her disability, a high school junior with cerebral palsy is on the verge of giving up on herself until she learns that her childhood crush has moved back into town.

The last witness

January 14, 2020
McFall, Claire, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, 2020.
268 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, in 2015 under title: Black Cairn Point.
While on a camping trip to an isolated beach on the Scottish coast, Heather's friends suffer the wrath of a malevolent spirit, and a year later, Heather remains imprisoned in a facility, refusing to admit guilt.

One of us is next

January 14, 2020
McManus, Karen M., author.
375 pages ; 22 cm
"A year after the Bayview four were cleared of Simon Kelleher's death, a new mystery has cropped up--a game with dangerous consequences that's targeting students at Bayview again. And if the creator isn't found soon, dangerous could prove deadly"-- Provided by publisher.

Nameless queen

January 14, 2020
McLaughlin, Rebecca, 1992- author.
New York : Crown, [2020]
340 pages ; 22 cm
"Crowned by chance. Rebel by choice."--Cover.
In the city of Seriden, the thief called Coin is Nameless -- she has no family, no legal rights, and no standing in society -- but she inherits the throne and the power and danger that come with it.

Into the pit

January 13, 2020
Cawthon, Scott, 1971- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., [2020]
193 pages ; 22 cm
Into the pit -- To be beautiful -- Count the ways.
A collection of three novellas explores what happens when three friends make wishes at a pizzeria and get more than they asked for.

Three things I know are true : a novel

January 13, 2020
Culley, Betty, author.
465 pages ; 22 cm
"Five months ago, Liv's big brother, Jonah, shot himself. It was an accident. He didn't know that the gun was loaded. But the damage was done. Now he won't ever be leaving their small mill town like he planned. Jonah can't speak, can't walk, can't take care of himself at all. Their house is full of machines and nurses working around the clock to keep Jonah alive. Liv's mom is struggling to cope with the aftermath, so Liv ends up being the one to soothe Jonah when he gets agitated, to lie with him when he can't sleep, and to see the carefree brother she's sure is still inside him somewhere. Liv hasn't spoken to Clay, Jonah's best friend, since the accident, even though he lives just across the street. The gun belonged to Clay's father, and Clay was with Jonah that terrible day. With Liv's mom suing Clay's father, there are lines Liv is not supposed to cross. As their entire community chooses sides, she feels the distance between them growing every day. Liv knows that Clay is nearly as broken as Jonah. She knows his life also changed forever the same moment as Jonah's. And she refuses to turn away from Clay, just as she refuses to give up on Jonah."--Book flap.

Runt the hunted

January 13, 2020
Schwabauer, Daniel, author.
xv, 309 pages : maps ; 22 cm
The underground mouse-city of Tira-Nor is about to be destroyed by the cunning rat warrior Kreeg and his band of cutthroats. Only JaRed son of ReDemec, 'Runt', recognizes the danger. But JaRed has been driven into exile by the city's mad king, and his former friends are ordered to kill him on sight. How can one mouse make a difference against such teribble odds?

All the days past, all the days to come

January 10, 2020
Taylor, Mildred D., author.
viii, 483 pages ; 24 cm
"Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change. Rich, compelling storytelling is Ms. Taylor's hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years. It is a story she was born to tell."

The night country : a Hazel Wood novel

January 10, 2020
Albert, Melissa, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Sequel to : The Hazel Wood.
With Finch's help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother's dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland's survivors--and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and a way back home.

Shadowshaper legacy

January 10, 2020
Older, Daniel José, author.
423 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
A war is brewing among the different Houses, some of Sierra's shadowshapers are still in jail, and the House of Shadow and Light has been getting threatening messages from whisper wraiths, and even though one spy was exposed Sierra is not quite sure who she can trust--but the deal with Death made by one of her ancestors has given her power, and she will need to control it and confront her family's past if she has any hope of saving the future.

Woof woof story : I told you to turn me into a pampered pooch, not fenrir!. 2

January 10, 2020
Inumajin, author.
New York, NY : Yen On, 2019.
190 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Originally published in Japan as Wanwan Monogatari Vol. 2 - Kanemochi o Inu Shitetowa Ittaga, Fenrir Nishirotowa Ittenee!
A new day dawns at the Faulks family mansion as Fenrir-er, Routa-struggles to maintain the facade of being nothing more than man's best friend. Papa Gandolf has to travel to the Royal Capital on business and decides to make a family trip out of it, inviting everyone along. While it's an idyllic vacation at first, trouble arises when Routa gets scouted by a collector of rare and magical creatures! And later on, a group of adventurers is dispatched to Feltbelk Forest to investigate the site of a recent magical disturbance. Will Routa be able to keep his secret safe? ...Speaking of secrets, Hecate's been acting a bit weird lately...

The wrong number

January 10, 2020
Stine, R. L.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2002.
165 pages ; 18 cm
"A Parachute Press book."
Mr. Farberson was locked up after trying to kill Jade and Deena last year. Could it really be Mr. Farberson calling them, or someone's idea of a sick joke?

Going the distance

January 9, 2020
Reekles, Beth, author.
330 pages ; 21 cm
Elle Evans seems to have finally tamed hotter-than-hot bad boy Noah Flynn, but now they're facing a new challenge. Noah's 3,000 miles away at Harvard, which means they're officially a long-distance couple - and it's tough. After all, there's only so much texts and calls can do- and when Elle sees a post which suggests Noah's getting friendly with someone else, she's devastated.

The curse of the seer

January 9, 2020
Schwabauer, Daniel.
Chattanooga, Tennessee : Living Ink Books, [2015]
xv, 265 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Everyone thinks Eli is afraid of the dark, and they're right. But it's not because he can't see in the dark; it's because he can. After his father is murdered by kingsguard mice, Eli is tortured and condemned to death. With the help of Tira-Nor's old seer, AlBaer, Eli escapes his executioners and discovers that his mother, who was sold into slavery in Cadrid years before, may still be alive. Finding and saving her becomes his passion, but can he survive slavery, cruel taskmasters, foreign armies, the hatred of his own people, and even death itself? AlBaer can't--or won't--protect him from the supernatural evil that stalks him, and Eli must try to unravel the seer's curse alone.

The best friend

January 9, 2020
Stine, R. L.
New York, NY : Simon Pulse, 2006.
147 pages ; 18 cm.
"A Parachute Press Book"--Title page verso.
Honey systematically moves in on Becka's life, copying her in every way. But when Becka presumes to have more than one "best friend," the horrible accidents begin.

Furious thing

January 7, 2020
Downham, Jenny, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2020.
373 pages ; 23 cm
First published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by David Fickling Books.
Lexi's angry. And it's getting worse. If only she could stop losing her temper and behave herself, her stepfather would accept her, her mom would love her like she used to, and her stepbrother would declare his crushing desire to spend the rest of his life with her. She wants these things so badly, she's determined to swallow her anger and make her family proud. But pushing fury down doesn't make it disappear. Instead, it simmers below the surface waiting to erupt . . . And there'll be fireworks when it does. From the bestselling and award-winning author of Before I Die, You Against Me, and Unbecoming comes a remarkably affecting story that explores the myriad of ways a girl's sense of self can be whittled away, and what might happen when she fights back.

Only love can break your heart

January 7, 2020
Webber, Katherine, 1987- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.
343 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Walker Books Ltd."--Copyright page.
As often as possible high school senior Reiko Smith-Mori drives to the nearby California desert to escape from the increasingly claustrophobic life at home and her parents expectations, and there she meets Seth Rogers, a boy from school who shares her love of the desert but also wants a closer relationship with Reiko, which is just adding to her problems--because Reiko has a secret: in her mind her older sister, Mika, who died years ago, is always with her, at home and school, and she has never allowed herself to say good-bye.

Lou out of luck

January 7, 2020
Luurtsema, Nat, author.
London : Walker Books, 2018.
368 pages ; 20 cm
Poverty sucks. Dad's timing the family's showers and refusing to turn on the heating. Mum has arranged for Lou to get lifts to school with Drippy Dermot and his eccentric mother in the Van of Doom. And lentils seem to feature in every single meal. Lou is still coming down from her brief moment of TV super-stardom and getting to grips with the fact that she has a boyfriend, but with both parents out of work, life isn't all plain sailing. Throw in Hannah's obsession with the school prom, Dads strange shed activity and Lav s brief flirtation with a modelling career, and suddenly training a dance troupe to swim underwater seems like a walk in the park.

Wolf & parchment. Vol. 3, New theory spice & wolf

January 7, 2020
Hasekura, Isuna, 1982- author.
New York, NY : Yen On, 2018.
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
"The companion of the young man who wishes to become a priest, Col, is the daughter of the wisewolf, Myuri, and she urges him to make her his wife. After leaving the pirate islands, the two get caught up in a storm and arrive the port town of Desarev in the Winfiel Kingdom. In this town, where the Church lies dormant, Col is called "The Twilight Cardinal" and is treated like a savior. He also has to face Myuri's unrequited love, so he forbids her from calling him "Brother," and tries to change their relationship. In this town, where the Church lies dormant, Col is called "The Twilight Cardinal" and is treated like a savior. He also has to face Myuri's unrequited love, so he forbids her from calling him "Brother," and tries to change their relationship. Before them appears a merchant girl who calls herself Ilenia. She is the embodiment of a sheep, and asks them to help her with some "big plans"...!"--Provided by the publisher.

Star Wars. Force collector

January 6, 2020
Shinick, Kevin, 1969- author.
Glendale, California : Disney + Lucasfilm Press, 2019.
379 pages : 22 cm.
Karr is a teenage boy: he goes to school, helps his parents, likes speeders and droids. But when he touches certain objects he gets searing headings and blacks out, or has visions of people and places he doesn't know. He sets out to discover what connection his mysterious Force powers have to the fabled Jedi-- and what the Force has in store for him. Accompanied by his droid companion, RZ-7, and Maize, a new girl at school, his adventure will take him from Utapau to Takodana and beyond.

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