New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

November 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Last seen : the murderer next door

November 16, 2018
Shepard, Sara, 1977- author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Freeform Books, 2018.
295 pages ; 22 cm
When Aerin is kidnapped by a killer she knows all too well, her friends Seneca, Maddox, and Madison have four days to solve a series of related cases in order to secure her release.

The infinite pieces of us

November 16, 2018
Crane, Rebekah, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2018]
241 pages ; 22 cm
"Pondering math problems is Esther Ainsworth's obsession. If only life's puzzles required logic. Her stepfather's solution? Avoidance. He's exiled the family to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to erase a big secret from Esther's past. So much for the truth. Now for the consequences: an empty swimming pool, a water-sucking cactus outside her window, a goldfish rescued from a church festival, and Esther's thirst for something real. Step one: forget about her first love. Step two: make allies. Esther finds them in Jesu's from the local coffee bar; a girl named Color who finds beauty in an abandoned video store; Beth, the church choir outcast; and Moss, a boy with alluring possibilities. Step three: confess her secret to those she hopes she can trust. Esther's new friends do more than just listen. They're taking Esther one step further. Together, they hit the road to face Esther's past head-on. It's a journey that will lead her to embrace her own truth in all its glory, pain, and awesomeness." -- Amazon.

The lying woods

November 16, 2018
Elston, Ashley, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2018.
327 pages ; 22 cm
Owen Foster is pulled from his elite New Orleans boarding school when his father's assets are seized and, back in his small town, begins to piece together his father's past despite mounting danger.

Empress of all seasons

November 15, 2018
Jean, Emiko, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
viii, 375 pages ; 22 cm
Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple: survive the palace's enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. Only the yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits, are not eligible to compete. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress-- but she is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. Her fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast. Their choices will ultimately decide the fate of Honoku. -- adapted from jacket

Iron river

November 15, 2018
Acosta, Daniel (Teacher), author.
El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2018]
219 pages ; 24 cm
A river runs through young Manny Maldonado Jr.'s life, heart and imagination. Sometimes at night it even shoots through his brain like a bullet. But this river isn't water, it's iron―the tracks and trains of the Southern Pacific railroad that pass along his tight-knit neighborhood in the San Gabriel valley just ten miles east of L.A. The iron river is everything to Man-on-Fire, Man for short to his friends, Little Man to his uncles and cousins. He watches it, he waits for it, he plays nears its tracks, he listens for the weight of its currents (strong currents flowing east pulling two hundred boxcars, light current going west with less than fifty cars), he whiles away long summer days throwing rocks and bricks at it with his friends Danny, Marco and Little. They line up cans and bottles in mock battles to try to throw it off track. But nothing derails the iron river, and nothing stops the stinking cop Turk from trying to pin a hobo's murder on the four young boys.


November 15, 2018
Sanderson, Brandon, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
513 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Claim the stars"--Cover.
Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race. She dreams of becoming a pilot, but her fate is intertwined with that of her father-- a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team. When the Krell double their fleet, this may be Spensa's chance to get into Flight School.

Kingdom of the blazing phoenix

November 15, 2018
Dao, Julie C., author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2018]
356 pages ; 24 cm
Following a changeable map and clues from folktales, Princess Jade embarks on a quest to summon the Dragon Lords, defeat her evil stepmother Empress Xifeng, and bring peace to the kingdoms of Feng Lu.

Hide with me : a novel

November 15, 2018
Banerjee, Sorboni, author.
[New York] : Razorbill, 2018.
362 pages ; 22 cm
Cade yearns to leave the border town of Tanner, Texas. When a mysterious girl appears, broken and bleeding, on his family farm, the two begin to plan their escape. Cade is unaware of Jane Doe's past filled with drugs and secrets... and a cartel boss who is watching her every move.-- adapted from jacket

Anna and the apocalypse

November 15, 2018
Turner, Katharine, author.
New York : Imprint, 2018.
264 pages ; 21 cm
"Based on the screenplay by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry."
"Anna Shepherd is a straight-A student with a lot going on under the surface: she's struggling with her mom's death, total friend drama, and the fallout from wasting her time on a very attractive boy. She's looking forward to skipping town after graduation, but then a zombie apocalypse majorly disrupts the holidays season. It's going to be very hard to graduate high school without a brain. To save the day, Anna, her friends, and her frenemies will have to journey straight to the heart of one of the most dangerous places ever known, a place famous for its horror, terror, and pain-high school."--Back cover.


November 14, 2018
Moskowitz, Hannah, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018]
258 pages ; 21 cm
Even though their parents disappeared during a hunt three months ago, seventeen-year-old Indi and his siblings, Beleza, Oscar, and Zulu, continue to roam the Mediterranean on their sailboat and hunt down monsters--but Indi yearns for a more settled life for his family, and he hopes that his parents' journal with its tantalizing hints of a treasure, will provide them all with the means of escape from their nomadic and dangerous life before it is too late.

This is kind of an epic love story

November 14, 2018
Callender, Kheryn, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
286 pages ; 22 cm
Film buff and aspiring screenwriter Nathan Bird doesn't believe in happy endings since his father died and his mom began to unravel. His best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And that someone does come along: Oliver James Hernández, his childhood best friend. But can Nate find the courage to pursue his own happily ever after? -- adapted from jacket

Girls of paper and fire

November 14, 2018
Ngan, Natasha, author.
New York : Boston : JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
385 pages : map ; 24 cm
"When Lei, seventeen, is stolen from her home to become one of nine Paper Girls, the Demon King's concubines, she proves to be more fire than paper." -- Provided by publisher.

This cruel design

November 14, 2018
Suvada, Emily, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2018.
394 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: This mortal coil.
"The nightmare of the outbreak is finally over, but Cat's fight has only just begun. Exhausted, wounded, and reeling from revelations that have shaken her to her core, Cat is at a breaking point. Camped in the woods with Cole and Leoben, she's working day and night, desperate to find a way to stop Lachlan's plan to reprogram humanity. But she's failing—Cat can't even control her newly regrown panel, and try as she might to ignore them, she keeps seeing glitching visions from her past everywhere she turns. When news arrives that the Hydra virus might not be as dead as they'd thought, the group is pushed into an uneasy alliance with Cartaxus to hunt down Lachlan and fix the vaccine. Their search takes them to Entropia, a city of genehackers hidden deep in the desert that could also hold the answers about Cat's past that she's been searching for. But when confronted with lies and betrayals, Cat is forced to question everything she knows and everyone she trusts. And while Lachlan is always two steps ahead, the biggest threat to Cat may be the secrets buried in her own mind."--Inside dust jacket.

Synchro boy

November 14, 2018
McFerran, Shannon, author.
Vancouver, B.C. : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2018]
272 pages ; 21 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Bart Lively desperately wants to feel comfortable in his own skin. Sure, he's a competitive swimmer, but being a jock doesn't mean he isn't the target of gay jokes, and the macho culture of his swim club is wearing him down. At the same time, he becomes drawn to the art and athleticism of synchronized swimming, the idea of the human form moving to music under water. So he jumps at the opportunity to become the first boy on the synchro swimming team, even if it means others start questioning his masculinity even more. He starts finding himself attracted to his teammate Erika, and when she asks Bart to swim with her in a brand new event, the mixed duet, he commits to taking them all the way to the Olympics. But Bart's difficulty at achieving the skills he needs, and Erika's sudden decision to quit the duet, threaten to derail his dream and kill what made the sport so liberating and alluring in the first place. And it doesn't help that as he falls in love with Erika, he's falling in lust with her enemy and synchro rival Chelsea ... not to mention a cute boy in the diving club. Ultimately, Bart will have to give in to his intuition that leads him to realize there are many ways to be a boy. If he doesn't, he'll not only lose his friendship with Erika, but his new Olympic dream--and the joy he feels as he dances in the deep." -- Amazon.


November 14, 2018
Baguchinsky, Jill, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company, 2018.
333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Paleontology geek and plus-size fashion blogger Natalie Page lands an internship working with a celebrated paleontologist, but she realizes that in order to stand out in a field dominated by men, she must first learn to stand up for herself.

Watch you burn

November 13, 2018
Searcy, Amanda, author.
341 pages ; 22 cm
Jenny, seventeen, moves to small-town New Mexico with her father after police nearly discover she is an arsonist but her urge to start fires persists, and she konws she is being watched.-- Provided by Publisher.

Just wreck it all

November 13, 2018
Griffin, N., author.
New York : A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book/Atheneum, 2018.
325 pages ; 22 cm
"Crippled with guilt after causing a horrific accident two years earlier, sixteen-year-old Bett's life is a series of pluses and minuses. But when the pluses become too much to outweigh the minuses, Bett is forced to confront her self-harming behavior"--Provided by publisher.

Weregirl : Typhon

November 13, 2018
Bell, C. D. (Cathleen Davitt), author.
385 pages ; 24 cm
"Nessa, Delphine and CM: three sisters, together for the first time. Their father, Daniel Host, is a genius or a lunatic, depending whose story you believe. His 30,000-acre "living laboratory" in rural Oregon is home to all of his creations, including more than one genetic experiment gone wildy rogue. If you're Nessa, unlimited forest means running as a wolf any time you want. But for her little sister Delphine, the creatures of Daniel's world pose dire threats: especially the creature Daniel built in his lab many years ago, from Delphine's stolen DNA. After the death of their mother, Nessa, Delphine, and their brother Nate Kurland have retreated to Daniel's estate to recover and lick their wounds. But is Daniel's remote and perfectly synthesized world actually the most dangerous place they could be?"--Book jacket

It's only the end of the world

November 13, 2018
Henderson, Jan-Andrew, author.
236 pages ; 20 cm
"Super-human. Seriously unprepared" --Front cover.
Charlie thinks he's a pretty normal guy, until someone breaks into his room one night and reveals that everything he's ever thought about anything is wrong. 1. His parents are boring, nope; they're actually highly skilled computer hackers with a history of radical action. 2. He has no special talents, nah, he's been jacked up with the Jekyll serum, making him near enough a super hero (minus the spandex). 3. The world is basically a good and predictable place, wrong again, there's an evil corporation determined to bring on THE END OF THE WORLD... and kill him. 4. The person who broke into his room is weird, OK, that one is true. But Daffodil (not her real name) has a bossy, all-powerful artificial intelligence attached to her brain stem which is bound to make anyone a little different. In this pacey, ironic thriller, brilliant dialogue meets slapstick fight scenes, in a teen version of Christopher Brookmyre, and the question of who's controlling whom is startlingly, hilariously and constantly revised.

Little white lies

November 12, 2018
Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn), author.
Los Angeles : Freeform Books, 2018.
390 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series information from
Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. She'd rather immerse herself in car repairs than in her grandmother's "society." But accepting might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life: her father's identity. She's in for a year of makeovers, big dresses, bigger egos, and a whole lot of bless your heart-- and drawn into a group of debutantes with scandalous, dangerous secrets of their own. And no one wants Sawyer poking her nose into the past...

Imagine us happy

November 9, 2018
Yu, Jennifer, 1996- author.
345 pages ; 22 cm
Stella lives with depression. Her goals for junior year are pretty much limited to surviving her classes, staying out of her parents' constant fights and staving off unwanted feelings enough to hang out with her friends Lin and Katie. Then she meets Kevin, a quiet, wry senior who understands Stella and the lows she's going through like no one else. With him she feels hopeful for the first time since ever. As she lets her grades go and her friendships slide, she begins to see just how deep Kevin's own scars go. With her life spinning out of control, Stella has to figure out what she truly needs, what's worth saving-- and what to let go. -- adapted from jacket


November 9, 2018
Pattou, Edith, author.
Boston : HMH Books for Young Readers, [2018]
514 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: East.
When a sudden storm destroys Charles' ship and he is presumed dead, Rose believes something sinister is at work and she sets off on a perilous journey, with the fate of the entire world at stake.

Jack of hearts (and other parts)

November 8, 2018
Rosen, Lev AC, author.
342 pages ; 22 cm
New York. Rumors have always swirled about Jack's unapologetically queer sex life. Jack has a lot of sex-- and he's not ashamed of it. While he's sometimes ostracized, and gossip constantly rages about his sex life, Jack always believes that 'it could be worse.' When Jack starts writing a teen sex advice column for an online site, he begins to receive creepy and threatening love letters that attempt to force Jack to curb his sexuality and personality. Now it's up to Jack an his best friends to uncover the stalker-- before their love becomes dangerous.


November 8, 2018
Meyer, Marissa, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
474 pages ; 25 cm
As Nova, Adrian, and the rest of their crew face escalating crime in Gatlon City, covert weapons and conflicting missions have Nova and Adrian questioning not only their beliefs about justice, but also their feelings for each other.


November 8, 2018
Segel, Jason, 1980- author.
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Otherworld.
"After discovering terrifying information about Otherworld, the Company's high-tech VR gaming experience, Simon and his friends are on the run, searching for Simon's old roommate. He may just be the key to shutting the Company down, although if they don't find him in time, it may be too late for not only them, but for all of humanity"-- Provided by publisher.

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