New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

August 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A touch of gold

August 14, 2018
Sullivan, Annie, 1987- author.
313 pages ; 23 cm
The untold story of the daughter King Midas turned to gold.

Julia unbound

August 14, 2018
Egan, Catherine, 1976- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
462 pages : map ; 22 cm.
When Casimir demands that she use her vanishing skills to act as a spy and help install a puppet prince on the throne of Frayne, Julia acts as a double agent, passing information to revolutionaries and witches who are supporting a rebel princess.

The looking glass

August 13, 2018
McNally, Janet (Janet M.) author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2018]
325 pages ; 22 cm
A copy of Grimms' Fairy Tales sends Sylvie, a sixteen-year-old ballerina-in-training, in search of her runaway older sister amid strange happenings, such as a woman leaving a shoe behind while running.

99 lies

August 13, 2018
Vincent, Rachel, author.
403 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to : 100 hours.
Getting kidnapped over spring break was definitely memorable. But now that the surviving hostages are home, they want life to feel normal again: high school, dating, million-dollar galas. But there's no escaping the spotlight--or the truth about the ways they betrayed each other in the jungle. And this time, the real threat isn't kidnappers--it's what the "friends" might do to each other. Told from alternating perspectives, the high-stakes follow-up to 100 Hours delivers an explosive mix of nonstop action and romance as a group of Miami teens discovers that lies are nowhere near as dangerous as the truth.

Maiden voyage : a Titanic story

August 13, 2018
Jane, Sarah, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
247 pages ; 21 cm
Isabella is shocked when her parents book her passage on the incredible Titanic and inform her that she'll be sailing by herself. She is given an envelope and told the contents will explain everything, but she is forbidden from opening it until the boat reaches the U.S. Lucille is worried over her mother's poor health, and her father is always distracted, never around. Left to her own devices, Lucille discovers some dangerous secrets that could tear her family apart. Abby is desperate. She's all her little brother has in the world, and her only hope is start a new life in New York. But the only way to do that is to smuggle her little brother aboard the Titanic and hope they can last the week without him getting caught.Three girls, three different classes on the ship, yet their pasts and futures are more intertwined than they know--and their lives are about to be forever changed over the course of the Titanic's maiden voyage. That is, if they don't all drown in secrets first.

Pregnant at 17

August 13, 2018
Conradt, Christine, 1973- author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
259 pages ; 21 cm.
In this action-packed and romantic thriller based on the "can't pull your eyes away" series on Lifetime, one girl discovers that your life can change in an instant. Seventeen-year-old Chelsea doesn't go looking for trouble, but somehow it always manages to find her. Not only is her father taking off to work on a dangerous crab boat, the man she testified against is getting out of prison, and she's just discovered she's pregnant. So when help comes in the most unlikely of forms--Sonia, an odd but generous woman who comes into the shop where she works--Chelsea isn't sure how to react. As the two women begin to form a friendship, though, Chelsea begins to believe she's finally found someone she can trust. But Chelsea should know better than anyone that people aren't always what they seem, and when she discovers Sonia's true identity she's left reeling. Faced with a difficult decision at the same time her past comes back to haunt her, Chelsea must do what she's never had the courage to do before--fight for herself. And now, fight for her baby as well.

The warrior queen

August 13, 2018
King, Emily R., author.
New York, NY : Skyscape, [2018]
301 pages ; 21 cm
"In the final volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, Kalinda will risk everything to save the man she loves. Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand Empire, at least for now. Bhutas no longer need to hide their gifts. The last of the rebels have been banished. And Prince Ashwin is set to take over as rajah. But for Kalinda, this all came at a great loss. Her childhood home. Her best friend. The love of her life. Deven is still trapped in the Void, although he is able to find his way to Kalinda each night. He has been lucky so far--mortals are not meant to last in the Void for long, and Deven has lasted longer than most. But when he doesn't visit her one night, Kalinda knows that his luck has run out. She will do whatever it takes to save the man she loves, even if it means convincing a god to guide her through the Void. Freeing a mortal from the Void is nearly impossible, but Kalinda has never let those odds stop her before..."--provided by publisher.

Girl at the grave

August 10, 2018
Black, Teri Bailey, author.
336 pages ; 22 cm
As a child, Valentine saw her mother murder the wealthiest man in their Connecticut town and then hang at the gallows. Neglected by her father, she's learned to fend for herself, living in a crumbling estate that feels haunted by the past. Now a top student at Drake Academy, she's determined to prove herself and overcome her mother's crime. But like all small towns, Feavers Crossing has a stiflingly long memory, and when a new string of murders occurs, all signs point to the daughter of a killer as the most likely suspect. Outcast and isolated, Valentine finds an unlikely ally in Rowan Blackshaw, the son of the man her mother murdered all those years ago. Vowing to finally clear her family name, Valentine hunts for the real killer. Her search leads her to dangerously powerful families, the graveyard nestled behind her home, and even her own psyche - where must finally face the dark secrets hidden there.

See all the stars

August 10, 2018
Frick, Kit, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2018.
309 pages ; 22 cm
Ellory's once inseparable group of friends are torn apart by secrets and deception, but when a shocking incident changes their lives forever, Ellory finds that even in the present the past is everywhere.

Sometime after midnight

August 8, 2018
Philips, L., author.
385 pages ; 22 cm
Nate and Cameron meet in a dingy Los Angeles club and discover they have much more in common than their love of an obscure indie band. But when Nate learns that Cameron is the heir to a soul-sucking record label-- the very one that destroyed his father's life-- the only evidence of their brief but intense connection is the blurry photo Cameron snaps of Nate's Sharpied Chuck Taylors. When Cameron's sister Tess posts the photo on Instagram, the internet just about breaks with the news of this modern fairy tale. Will the viral attention bring this Cinderfella back to his prince? Or will their demons and pasts get in the way of any happily ever after?

Forgiving Moses

August 7, 2018
Velásquez, Gloria, author.
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2018]
126 pages ; 22 cm
At his fourth school in four years, Moses Vargas explodes when it is revealed that his father is in prison, but in a support group for teens with absentee fathers, he begins finding better ways to cope. Includes glossary.

The season of rebels and roses

August 7, 2018
Sánchez Korrol, Virginia, author.
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2018]
vii, 247 pages ; 22 cm
In 1887, Inocencia, eighteen, horrifies her parents when they learn she wants to marry and work with Sotero Figueroa, a mulatto journalist and independence movement activist in Puerto Rico.

Heretics Anonymous

August 7, 2018
Henry, Katie, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
329 pages ; 22 cm
When nonbeliever Michael transfers to a Catholic school in eleventh grade, he quickly connects with a secret support group intent on exposing the school's hypocrisies one stunt at a time.

The other side of lost

August 7, 2018
Kirby, Jessi, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When she comes to the realization that she has no real friends despite her many followers on social media, Mari decides to hike the John Muir Trail using her cousin's boots and trail diary.

Beautiful Mess

August 7, 2018
Christian, Claire, author.
Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing Company, 2017.
285 pages ; 20 cm.
First published in 2017 by The Text Publishing Company.
"Since Ava lost Kelly, things haven't been going so well. Even before she gets thrown out of school for shouting at the principal, there's the simmering rage and all the weird destructive choices. The only thing going right for Ava is her job at Magic Kebab. Which is where she meets skinny, shy, anxious Gideon. A mad poet and collector of vinyl records with an aversion to social media. He lives in his head. She lives in her grief. The only people who can help them move on with their lives are each other." -- Back cover.


August 7, 2018
Vawter, Vince, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Editions, [2018]
233 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Paperboy.
Newspaper copyboy Victor Vollmer sets out from Memphis to spread the ashes of Mr. Spiro, his friend and mentor, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, and with the help of new friend Philomene he may meet the challenge.

Genius : the revolution

August 7, 2018
Gout, Leopoldo, author.
259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

The Forest Queen

August 6, 2018
Cornwell, Betsy, author.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
296 pages ; 22 cm
A retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley joins her childhood friend Bird, Little Jane, Mae Tuck, and others to become an outlaw fighting for social justice against her brother John, the Sheriff.

The last best story

August 6, 2018
Lehrman, Maggie, 1982- author.
New York, N.Y. : Balzer + Bray, 2018.
340 pages ; 22 cm
A witty, fresh romantic comedy, set on one fateful prom night, about two high-schools seniors who can't quite admit they are in love. ..

Let me list the ways

August 6, 2018
White, Sarah (Sarah L.), author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
293 pages ; 20 cm
In her senior year of high school, Mackenzie wants to spend as much time as possible with her best friend, Nolan, since they will be attending different colleges, but she worries that sharing her real feelings will destroy their friendship.


August 6, 2018
Hines, Zach, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
359 pages ; 22 cm
In a society where everyone gets nine lives and enjoys burning through them, Julian is attempting to hang on to his first life as long as possible to avoid the example set by his mother and the resulting sickness she has to endure.

Neverwake / Amy Plum.

August 6, 2018
Plum, Amy, author.
288 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Dreamfall (2017)
For most people, nightmares always come to an end. But for Cata, Ant, and the others, there may be no escape from theirs. After an experimental treatment meant to cure their insomnia went horribly wrong, the teens were dragged into a shared dreamworld where their most terrifying fears became reality. The six of them have no way of waking up. And they're beginning to realize that if they die here, they might actually die in the real world. One of the dreamers is already gone, and anyone could be next. The only thing they know for certain is that they have to work together to survive. But as they learn the truth about one another's pasts, they soon discover they are trapped with something far worse than their nightmares....Perfect for fans of Madeleine Roux, Danielle Vega, and Kendare Blake, Neverwake is the final book in this spine-tingling duology full of action, suspense, and horror--and it is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

Catwoman : Soulstealer

August 3, 2018
Maas, Sarah J., author.
360 pages ; 24 cm
"Selina Kyle's coming-of-age-story as she claws her way to the top of Gotham City's criminal underbelly and becomes Catwoman"--Provided by publisher.

How we learned to lie

August 2, 2018
Miller, Meredith, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
371 pages ; 22 cm
Includes historical note.
"The story of Joan Harris and Daisy McNamara and the year everything in their lives came apart. It starts when Robbie McNamara appears at Joan's house with someone else's blood dripping from his hands. Then it all unravels from there in a string of bad angel dust, good biology teachers, rusty scalpels, and stunning car crashes. People keep disappearing, and everyone is lying. There was always Joan and Daisy, just Daisy and Joan. The thing is, even if you love someone, how long should you hold on before letting go to save yourself?"--Jacket.

If only

August 2, 2018
Gilmore, Jennifer.
275 pages ; 22 cm.
At sixteen Bridget is pregnant-- and her boyfriend has dumped her for another girl. She's trying to envision an future for her baby. But as she sifts through the many paths and the many people who want to parent her child, she can’t help but feel that there is no right decision. Fifteen years later: Ivy knows that she is now the same age Bridget was when she placed Ivy for adoption. She knows that Bridget was the one who named her. When Ivy goes in search of Bridget-- of her own history-- will the risks outweigh the benefits of knowing where she comes from and why her birth mother chose to walk away?

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