New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Quarantine : a love story

March 25, 2019
Cicatelli-Kuc, Katie, author.
324 pages ; 22 cm
"Oliver wants a girlfriend, and there's a girl back home who might be interested in him. The problem is, he has to spend his spring break on a volunteer trip in the Dominican Republic. Flora, on the other hand, isn't really looking for a boyfriend. She just wants to end a miserable spring break visiting her dad and her new stepmom in the D.R. The solution to both their problems? Get back home to New York ASAP. Sadly, they won't be getting there anytime soon. Their hopes are dashed when Flora's impulsiveness lands them in quarantine--just the two of them. Now, the two teens must come together in order to survive life in a bubble for 30 days. In that time, love will bloom. But is it the real thing, or just a placebo effect?"--Amazon website.

Roller coaster road : traveling through tragedy toward a destination of love and happiness

March 25, 2019
Ward, Tammy J., author.
230 pages ; 21 cm
"A story based on true-life events."
"This is an incredible story of a young girl's journey through death, heartache, loneliness, perplexity and despair and then rising up to an amazing life she always dreamed of and filled with sheer happiness"-from Back cover.

Sky without stars

March 22, 2019
Brody, Jessica, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
582 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Three strangers, one shared destiny… When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their descendants. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing. Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes… Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spy on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet. Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a renowned traitor. In training to take command of the military, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when his father dies and leaves behind a cryptic message that only one person can read: a girl named Alouette. Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos. All three have a role to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet. Power, romance, and destiny collide in this sweeping reimagining of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, Les Misérables."--Inside dust jacket.


March 22, 2019
Connelly, Neil O, author.
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.
305 pages ; 22 cm
High school champion wrestler Eddie MacIntyre does not mind his well-earned reputation as a loose cannon, but when he punches a referee he not only loses his chance at the state championships, he gets expelled from school--facing the strong possibility of joining his father in prison, he runs away and joins an illegal underground fighting ring, where he and a girl fighter named Khajee find themselves trapped in a violent world, run by bad men and gamblers.

The next to last mistake : a novel

March 22, 2019
Jahn, Amalie, author.
Durham : Light Messages Publishing, 2019.
279 pages ; 22 cm

They saw too much

March 22, 2019
Gibbons, Alan, 1953- author.
London : Orion Children's Book, 2018.
229 pages ; 20 cm
"John is trying hard to stay out of trouble and leave his past behind him but he can't help being drawn to Ceri James - the guarded girl who has secrets of her own. Then their lives are thrown together, though not in the way John had hoped. They witness a man being shot - capturing the murder on camera - and now the ruthless killers are hunting them down. Scared and panicked, John avoids Ceri's questions: why won't he call the police? How does he know the killer? Because only one question really matters: who can you trust when you're running for your life?"--Publisher's description.

The last voyage of Poe Blythe

March 21, 2019
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite, author.
New York, NY : Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2019.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Seeking to avenge the murder of her true love while on a dredge ship searching for gold, fifteen-year-old captain Poe Blythe becomes the architect of new defenses designed to destroy her enemies.


March 21, 2019
Falls, Kat, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
372 p. ; 22 cm
Conclusion to the Inhuman duology.
Lane McEvoy barely survived her first journey to the Feral Zone -- the forbidden, overgrown landscape east of the Mississippi River that was abandoned when a virus spread through the United States. But Lane has crossed the quarantine line, and she knows the truth. There are survivors in the zone -- people who have gone feral, whose bodies have warped and evolved to display a variety of animal traits. Six months after the events of Inhuman, Lane ventures back into the Feral Zone on a humanitarian aid mission. But she also has a darker, secret purpose: The one she loves, Rafe, has become more beast than man -- and she promised to put him down if he ever goes feral. Now, Lane fears the time has come to carry out her vow...

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.

To best the boys

March 20, 2019
Weber, Mary (Mary Christine), author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2019.
321 pages ; 22 cm.
"Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands--through the annual all-male scholarship competition. With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm's labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize.--Provided by publisher.

Between the water & the woods

March 19, 2019
Snaith, Simone, author.
New York : Holiday House, 2019.
311 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Emeline must use her inherited forbidden magic to fend off the Dark Creatures of legend, the Ithin, and prove to the king and his council that the supernatural exists, all with the help of whip-wielding Lash Knight Reese and her dauntless family"--Provided by publisher.

Never-contented things

March 19, 2019
Porter, Sarah, 1969- author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2019.
366 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
First seduced and then entrapped in an alternate reality by Prince and his fairy courtiers, foster siblings Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies' otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price.

Small town hearts

March 19, 2019
Vale, Lillie, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2019.
324 pages ; 22 cm
"Fresh out of high school, Babe Vogel should be thrilled to have the whole summer at her fingertips. She loves living in her lighthouse home in the sleepy Maine beach town of Oar's Rest and being a barista at the Busy Bean, but she's totally freaking out about how her life will change when her two best friends go to college in the fall. And then, there's Levi Keller, the cute artist who's spending all his free time at the coffee shop where she works. Levi's from out of town, and even though Babe knows better than to fall for a tourist who will leave when summer ends, she can't stop herself from wanting to know him. Can Babe keep her distance, or will she break the one rule she's always had - to never fall for a summer boy?" -Jacket

Angel thieves : a novel

March 19, 2019
Appelt, Kathi, 1954- author.
320 pages ; 22 cm
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
The lives of four characters, including cemetery thief Cade Curtis, a runaway slave, and an illegally captured ocelot, flow together across time through their connections to the Houston bayou and an angel carved from Georgia marble.

Fear of missing out

March 18, 2019
McGovern, Kate, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019.
312 pages ; 22 cm
Despite the loving intentions of her mother and boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Astrid wants to make the decisions about her life and death when her cancer returns, including exploring the possibility of cryopreservation.

Other words for smoke

March 15, 2019
Griffin, Sarah Maria, author.
337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Fourteen-year-old twins Mae and Rossa's summer away from home takes a life-altering turn when they discover their great aunt Rita's home is full of secrets.-- Provided by Publishers.

Night music

March 15, 2019
Thorne, Jenn Marie, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books, [2019]
394 pages ; 22 cm
"Ruby has always been Ruby Chertok: future classical pianist and daughter of renowned composer Martin Chertok. But after her horrendous audition for the prestigious music school where her father is on faculty, it's clear that music has publicly dumped her. Now Ruby is suddenly just ...Ruby. And who is that again? All she knows is that she wants away from the world of classical music for good. Oscar is a wunderkind, a musical genius. Just ask any of the 1.8 million people who've watched him conduct on YouTube--or hey, just ask Oscar. But while he might be the type who'd name himself when asked about his favorite composer and somehow make you love him more for it, Oscar is not the type to jeopardize his chance to study under the great Martin Chertok--not for a crush. He's all too aware of how the ultra-privileged world of classical music might interpret a black guy like him falling for his benefactor's white daughter. But as the New York City summer heats up, so does the spark between Ruby and Oscar. Soon their connection crackles with the same alive, uncontainable energy as the city itself. Can two people still figuring themselves out figure out how to be together? Or will the world make the choice for them?"--Inside dust jacket.


March 15, 2019
Spooner, Meagan, author.
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.

Trail of crumbs

March 15, 2019
Lawrence, Lisa J. (Lisa Joy), 1975- author.
[British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2019.
247 pages : 21 cm
"In this young adult novel, Greta and her twin brother are abandoned by their father and stepmother, and Greta struggles with the confusion and shame she feels after being raped."-- Provided by publisher.

Girls with sharp sticks

March 15, 2019
Young, Suzanne, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
393 pages ; 22 cm
In the near future at a girls-only private high school isolated in the Colorado mountains, Mena and her classmates--under the watchful eyes of their Guardian, professors, and analyst--are trained to be beautiful and obedient for their sponsors and investors.

Winter war awakening

March 15, 2019
Eves, Rosalyn.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2019]
424 pages ; 22 cm.
"The Binding is broken. Mátyás is alive. And Anna Arden is on the run. It seems, yet again, that breaking the Binding has shattered the world. And the only hope of mending it is Anna and Mátyás, working together. But it's never that simple, is it? The praetheria, the creatures once held captive by the spell, are now waging war against the Austro-Hungarian empire. And they are holding Noémi hostage--using her life to manipulate Anna and Mátyás, like marionettes on a string. Gábor has elected to stay behind, to fight in the Hungarian army's resistance, while Anna and Mátyás search for their beloved Noémi--a mission doomed from the start, cloaked in praetherian magic. Magic that relies on illusion and misdirection. Eventually, there's only one way to save her: to split up. And to walk right into the lion's den. When everyone thinks they're fighting each other for the same thing--freedom--can anyone truly win?" -- Amazon.

The universal laws of Marco

March 15, 2019
Rodrigues, Carmen, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
420 pages ; 22 cm
With girlfriend Erika, a full-scholarship to college, and a busy life with his tribe of close friends, high school senior Marco Suarez holds tightly to his carefully choreographed life, until Sally, his first kiss, moves back to Miami.


March 14, 2019
McGinnis, Mindy, author.
418 pages ; 22 cm
"When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place she's ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she's been prescribed can help her get there. The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good. With a new circle of friends--fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill--Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue. But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control."--Amazon.


March 14, 2019
Ahmed, Samira (Fiction writer), author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
387 pages ; 22 cm
"A terrifying, futuristic United States where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence"-- Provided by publisher.

Cold day in the sun

March 13, 2019
Biren, Sara L., 1973- author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2019.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Holland Delviss, the only girl on the boys' high school hockey team, is forced to confront gender role expectations and her self-doubts when she is selected to be featured during HockeyFest and finds herself falling for her bossy team co-captain.

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