New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Diary of a teenage fairy godmother. book 1

September 19, 2018
Baldwin, Kathleen.
[United States] : Ink lion, ©2013.
296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

As she ascends

September 19, 2018
Meadows, Jodi, author.
550 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Before she ignites.
After a fiery escape from the Pit, Mira Minkoba is on the run. Where have all the dragons been taken? Why are powerful noorestones being shipped to the mainland? And did the treaty she's been defending her whole life truly sell out the Fallen Isles to their enemies? The only way to find the truth is to go home again, to Damina, to face the people who betrayed her. Home. Where she must rise above her fears... or be consumed. -- adapted from jacket

Court of shadows

September 19, 2018
Roux, Madeleine, 1985- author.
419 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"After the frightful events of last autumn, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton has settled into her role as a maid at Coldthistle House, but she has not settled into what that means for her humanity. As Louisa struggles to figure out whether she is worthy of redemption, the devilish Mr. Morningside plans a fete- one that will bring new guests to Coldthistle House. From wicked humans to Upworlders, angelic beings who look down upon Mr. Morningside's monstrous staff, all are armed with their own brand of self-righteous justice. Even a man claiming to be Louisa's father has a role to play, though what his true motive is, Louisa cannot tell. The conflicts will eventually come to a head on the grounds of Coldthistle House-and the stakes include Louisa's very soul." -- Publisher's website.

Henry and Violet

September 19, 2018
Zink, Michelle, author.
360 pages ; 19 cm
At head of title: Once upon a time.
Henry and Violet finally have a chance to be alone. Granted, it's on a school field trip, but with some clever planning and strategic maneuvering, they can orchestrate their own adventure in New York City, a fairytale land in its own right. While they search for a treasured item that once belonged to Violet's father, they are met with obstacles they could never have predicted. What they thought would be a romantic getaway ends up being a true test of their relationship. The question remains: Are they destined for a happily ever after?

Hole in the middle

September 19, 2018
Fortmeyer, Kendra, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, 2018.
348 pages ; 22 cm
Born with a sealed, fist-sized hole through her torso, seventeen-year-old Morgan is tired of hiding behind thick sweaters and a smart mouth, but when she bares all, the fallout brings instant celebrity and a love match, but takes away all normalcy.

I do not trust you

September 18, 2018
Burns, Laura J., author.
New York : Wednesday Books, 2018.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Memphis "M" Engel is stubborn, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures, and a heck of an opponent in a fight. Ashwin "Ash" Sood is a little too posh, a little too good looking, and has way too many secrets. He desperately wants the ancient map M inherited from her archaeologist father, believing it will lead him to a relic with the power to destroy the world. The two form an uneasy partnership, crisscrossing the globe in their search. But through it all, M can never be sure: Is she traveling with a friend or enemy?

Infinite blue

September 18, 2018
Groth, Darren, 1969- author.
[Canada] : Orca Book Publishers, 2018. ©2018
178 pages ; 20 cm.
"Ashley Drummond is an elite swimmer. Clayton Sandalford is a talented artist. From the moment of their first meeting, they were destined to be together. But there are forces that want them apart. When a world-record swim tests the limits of their powerful connection, they must make sacrifices to say in each other's lives. Then a life-altering event requires that both of them let go in ways they never imagined and demands they discover how infinite their love truly is."--Back cover.

The good demon

September 18, 2018
Cajoleas, Jimmy, author.
306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"It wasn't technically an exorcism, what they did to Clare. When the reverend and his son ripped her demon from her, they called it a "deliverance." But they didn't understand that Clare and her demon--known simply as Her--were like sisters. She comforted Clare, made her feel brave, helped to ease her loneliness. They were each other's Only. Now, Clare's only comforts are the three clues that She left behind: Be nice to him; June 20; Remember the stories. Clare will do anything to get Her back, even if it means teaming up with the reverend's son and scouring every inch of her small, Southern town for answers. But if she sacrifices everything to bring back her demon, what will be left of Clare?"--provided by publisher.

The third act

September 18, 2018
Wilson, John, 1951 August 2- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2018.
244 pages ; 22 cm
Based on the screenplay The 3rd act.
"The Third Act deals with the intercultural struggles faced by Chinese students studying in North America in the present day and by an American playwright, Neil Peterson, caught up in the Nanjing Massacre of 1937. The contemporary story focuses on three Chinese friends (Tone, Pike and Theresa) who grapple in their own ways with the pressure to succeed in an unfamiliar culture. The historical tale concerns Peterson's effort to find his literary voice and save the woman he loves amidst the chaos and horror of the fall of Nanjing in the Second Sino-Japanese War. The two stories are tied together by a play that Peterson attempted to write after his return to America. The students in the present day get caught up in putting on a performance of the missing third act of Peterson's play, and in doing so they are forced to confront their cultural and personal pasts and futures."

The echo room

September 18, 2018
Peevyhouse, Parker, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2018.
318 pages: illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Rett and Bryn, both sixteen, wake in a locked facility, unaware of how they got there, whether they can trust each other, and who or what is with them.

Dream country

September 18, 2018
Gibney, Shannon, author.
New York, NY : Dutton, [2018]
335 pages ; 22 cm
2008, Minneapolis. Kollie Flomo, at once too black and not black enough for his African American peers and worn down by the expectations of his own Liberian family and community, turns to violence. 1926, Liberia. Togar Somah, an indigenous Liberian, is on the run from government militias that would force him to work the plantations of the Congo people, descendants of the African American slaves who colonized Liberia almost a century earlier. 1827. The children of Yasmine Wright leave a Virginia plantation with their mother for Liberia, promised freedom by the American Colonization Society. 1980. Ujay and Evelyn dare to believe their love can survive Liberia's approaching revolution. 2018, Minneapolis. A dreamer attempts to weave her family's history into a new future.-- adapted from jacket

Escaping from Houdini

September 17, 2018
Maniscalco, Kerri, author.
436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Jimmy Patterson Books."
In 1889, the ship Etruria departs Liverpool, England, for New York carrying Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her crime-solving partner, Thomas, a famous escape artist, and a cold-blooded killer.-- Provided by Publisher.

My real name is Hanna

September 17, 2018
Masih, Tara Lynn, author.
Simsbuy, Connecticut : Mandel Vilar Press, 2018.
195 pages ; 23 cm
"A riveting story of courage and strength in the face of Nazi terror ... about Hanna, a young Jewish girl, age 14, from a small Ukrainian village and how she and her family survived the Holocaust and eventually emigrated to America."-- Provided by publisher.

Death masks

September 17, 2018
Greenwood, Ed, author.
438 pages ; 18 cm
"Forgotten realms"--Cover.
Revealed in death to have been Masked Lords, three more citizens had been murdered over the preceding day and night: the Sembian wine-seller and collector Oszbur Malankar; the half-elf sorceress and artisan Dathanscza Meiril; and the moneylender, landlord, and investor Ammasker Gwelt. All of Waterdeep now knew someone was killing the Lords of Waterdeep, one by one. Yet that was about where truth ended and speculation--however plausible--began. The broadsheets were full of wild conjecture. Who's behind this? The ousted Lord Neverember? The Zhentarim, the Cult of the Dragon or some other Outland Power? The Xanathar? Some cabal of guilds or nobles planning a coup? The rumors would rage on, whether the Open Lord Laeral Silverhand did something or not. That was the trouble with rumors; once loosed, they roamed free like snarling, untamed beasts, with no simple way of stopping them.

The lantern's ember

September 14, 2018
Houck, Colleen, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
386 pages ; 22 cm
When seventeen-year-old Ember, a young witch living in the quiet New England town of Hallowell, crosses into the Otherworld, Jack the gatekeeper sets out to find her before the supernatural and mortal worlds descend into chaos.

Meet the sky

September 14, 2018
Hoyle, McCall, author.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Blink, [2018]
253 pages ; 22 cm
The story of Sophie, whose family tragedies have made her crave stability, control, and safety. But when a hurricane threatens her home on the Outer Banks, Sophie winds up trapped on the island with Finn Sanders, the one person who could show her how to love and live life again. --Provided by publisher.


September 14, 2018
Withers, Pam
Ontario, Canada: Dundurn, [2018]
200 pages ; 21 cm.
"When Owen's parents leave him on his own for a week, the sixteen-year-old gets bored and hatches a crazy idea: sneaking on to the yacht that's visiting the sleepy Pacific Coast island where he lives, and stowing away on an adventure! Once on board the vessel, though, Owen quickly finds out this is anything but innocent fun. The ship is packed with teenagers from Central America, and it looks like Owen has stumbled into a people-smuggling operation. The uninvited guest begins to feel like a closely watched prisoner. Complications pile up, and as things head from bad to worse, a haunting incident from Owen's past tightens its grip on him. There's only one way to break free and make his way home. Owen and the first mate, Arturo - a former street kid - must work together to commandeer the boat and win the trust of those on board. But who's friend and who's foe in the shifting tides? Both Owen and Arturo learn to redefine family and trust by the end of their adventure."--Provided by publisher.

Born scared

September 14, 2018
Brooks, Kevin, author.
244 pages ; 22 cm
First published by Electric Monkey, an imprint of Egmont U.K. Limited, 2016.
From the moment he was born, his life has been governed by acute fear. The only thing that keeps his terrors in check are the pills that he takes every day. It's Christmas Eve, there's a snowstorm and Elliot's medication is almost gone. His mum nips out to collect his prescription. She'll only be 10 minutes, but when she doesn't come back, Elliot must face his fears and try to find her. She should only be 482 metres away. It might as well be 482 miles ...

The Red Ribbon

September 14, 2018
Adlington, L. J. (Lucy J.), 1970- author.
271 pages ; 22 cm
As 14-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no ordinary clients. Ella has joined the seamstresses of Birkenau-Auschwitz, as readers may recognise it. Every dress she makes could mean the difference between life and death. And this place is all about survival. Ella seeks refuge from this reality, and from haunting memories, in her work and in the world of fashion and fabrics. She is faced with painful decisions about how far she is prepared to go to survive. Is her love of clothes and creativity nothing more than collaboration with her captors, or is it a means of staying alive?

The leaving year

September 14, 2018
McGaffin, Pam, author.
Tempe, Arizona : SparkPress, 2018.
345 pages ; 22 cm
"As the Summer of Love comes to an end, 15-year-old Ida Petrovich waits for a father who never comes home. While commercial fishing in Alaska, he is lost at sea, but with no body and no wreckage, Ida and her mother are forced to accept a presumed death that tests their already strained relationship. While still in shock over the loss of her father, Ida overhears an adult conversation that shatters everything she thought she knew about him. This prompts her to set out on a search for the truth that takes her from her Washington State hometown to Southeast Alaska, where she works at a salmon cannery, develops love for a Filipino classmate, and befriends a Native Alaskan girl. In this wild, rugged place, she also begins to understand the physical and emotional bonds that took her father north and why he kept them secrets; a journey of discovery that ultimately brings her family together and helps them heal. Insightful and heartfelt, The Leaving Year is a tale of love and loyalty, family and friendship, and the stories we tell ourselves in our search for meaning."--Provided by publisher.

The thing you're good at

September 14, 2018
Choyce, Lesley, 1951- author.
181 pages ; 18 cm.
Cover; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty; Chapter Twenty-One; Chapter Twenty-Two; Chapter Twenty-Three; Chapter Twenty-Four; Biography; Preview of Kryptonite
Jake's friend Maria is the daughter of undocumented immigrants who have been living and working in the country for a long time. But the new government has implemented a crackdown. Maria's parents are detained and quickly sent out of the country. Maria, who was born here, decides to hide out in Jake's basement rather than risk becoming a ward of the state. But when she returns to her old apartment to retrieve her hidden birth certificate, Maria is abducted by young men on the lookout for teenage girls who have lost their parents to deportation. Jake is determined to rescue Maria before she's turned over to the authorities. Or worse.

Buried beneath the baobab tree

September 13, 2018
Nwaubani, Adaobi, author.
330 pages ; 22 cm
A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband -- these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren't too far out of reach. But the girl's dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors' radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she's been told. Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life and her future is hers to fight for.

Oh my goth

September 13, 2018
Showalter, Gena, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, 2018.
379 pages ; 21 cm
Includes excerpts from Alice in Zombieland and Firstlife.
"This is the revised text of the work first published by Simon & Schuster in 2006"--Title page verso.
When fiercely independent Jade Leigh, who assumes a goth appearance, gets into trouble again, her principal decides to teach her a lesson and puts her into an alternate universe where the whole world has gone goth and Jade is now popular.

When elephants fly

September 13, 2018
Fischer, Nancy Richardson, author.
380 pages ; 22 cm
"T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs, alcohol and boyfriends, and take regular psych quizzes administered by her best friend, Sawyer, to make sure she's not developing schizophrenia. Genetics are not on Lily's side. When she was seven, her mother, who had paranoid schizophrenia, tried to kill her. And a secret has revealed that Lily's odds are even worse than she thought. Still, there's a chance to avoid triggering the mental health condition, if Lily can live a careful life from ages eighteen to thirty, when schizophrenia most commonly manifests. But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily can't abandon the story or the calf. With Swifty in danger of dying from grief, Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save the calf's life, perhaps finding her own version of freedom along the way."--Amazon.

White as silence, red as song

September 13, 2018
D'Avenia, Alessandro, 1977- author.
266 pages ; 22 cm
Translated by Tabitha Sowden.
Sixteen-year-old Leo has a way with words, but he doesn't know it yet. He spends his time texting, polishing soccer maneuvers, and killing time with Niko and Silvia. Until a new teacher arrives and challenges him to give voice to his dreams. And so Leo is inspired to win over the red-haired beauty Beatrice. She doesn't know Leo exists, but he's convinced that his dream will come true. When Leo lands in the hospital and learns that Beatrice has been admitted too, his mission to be there for her will send him on a thrilling but heartbreaking journey. He wants to help her but doesn't know how and his dream of love will force him to grow up fast.

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