New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fake it till you break it

May 23, 2019
Nguyen, Jenn P., author.
295 pages ; 22 cm
Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They've endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can't stand to be in the same room together. After Mia's mom turns away yet another cute boy, Mia and Jake decide they've have had enough. Together, they hatch a plan to get their moms off their backs. Permanently. All they have to do is pretend to date and then stage the worst breakup of all time -- and then they'll be free. The only problem is, maybe Jake and Mia don't hate each other as much as they once thought...

Destiny arrives

May 23, 2019
Palmer, Liza, author.
Los Angeles : Marvel, 2019.
144 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
After years of battling threats on Earth and across the universe, the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, protectors of the Sanctum Sanctorum, and forces of Wakanda must join together to fight Thanos. The Mad Titan has collected all six Infinity Stones, and Doctor Strange has foreseen there is only one possible timeline that results in good prevailing over evil. It all comes down to this last battle... as destiny arrives. -- adapted from jacket


May 22, 2019
Russo, Meredith, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
278 pages ; 22 cm
"A story about family-love-change-fate."--Back cover

The missing season

May 22, 2019
French, Gillian, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
294 pages ; 22 cm
After moving to a new town for her father's job, Clara learns that kids go missing from Pender every October and that a monster named the Mumbler may be responsible.

We are the perfect girl

May 22, 2019
Kaplan, A. E., author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2019]
374 pages ; 22 cm
In order to win over perfect Greg, beautiful Bethany goes on dates with him while bold Aphra coaches her on what to say, but their plan comes crashing down when Greg uncovers their scheme.

The Kingdom

May 22, 2019
Rothenberg, Jess, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.
340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Ana, a half-android, half-human employee of a futuristic fantasy theme park, the Kingdom, faces a charge of murder in a tale told through flashbacks and court transcripts.


May 22, 2019
Badoe, Yaba, author.
London : Zephyr, 2019.
277 pages ; 22 cm

Somewhere only we know

May 20, 2019
Goo, Maurene, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Told from two viewpoints, teens Lucky, a very famous K-pop star, and Jack, a part-time paparazzo who is trying to find himself, fall for each other against the odds through the course of one stolen day.

Girl gone viral

May 17, 2019
Ahmadi, Arvin, author.
402 pages ; 21 cm
"The inventive and hauntingly timely story of a seventeen-year-old coder's catapult to stardom, reminiscent of The Social Network with a Ready Player One twist. For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She can build entire worlds from scratch -- shimmering lakes, Mars craters, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can't code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately to find him. And when he never turned up, she enrolled at a boarding school for technical prodigies and tried to forget. Until now. Because WAVE, the world's biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder. The same billionaire who worked closely with Opal's dad. The one she always believed might know where he went. The one who maybe even murdered him. What begins as a small data hack to win the contest spirals out of control when Opal goes viral, digging her deeper into a hole of lies, hacks, and manipulation. How far will Opal go for the answers -- or is it the attention -- she's wanted for years?" -- Provided by publisher.

Cold white sun

May 16, 2019
Holler, Sue Farrell, 1962- author.
287 pages : maps ; 23 cm
"A stranger-than-fiction story based on the real-life experiences of a young boy who was smuggled out of Ethiopia amid political unrest to start a new life from nothing in Calgary, Alberta."-- Provided by publisher.

No place like here

May 16, 2019
June, Christina, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Blink, [2019]
285 pages ; 22 cm
Coming home from boarding school, Ashlyn has big plans for the summer until her wealthy father is arrested for tax evasion, her mother enters a rehab facility for "exhaustion," and Ashlyn, not a fan of the outdoors, is sent to a rustic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere.

Happily and madly

May 16, 2019
Bass, Alexis, author.
New York, NY : Tor Teen, 2019.
350 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
During a summer in wealthy Cross Cove with her estranged father and his new family, seventeen-year-old Maris Brown learns that her stepsister's boyfriend, Edison, is hiding something and Maris is intrigued.

Let me hear a rhyme

May 16, 2019
Jackson, Tiffany D., author.
380 pages ; 22 cm
"Three Brooklyn teens [...] plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he's still alive. Brooklyn, 1998. Biggie Smalls was right: Things done changed. But that doesn't mean that Quadir and Jarrell are cool letting their best friend Steph's music lie forgotten under his bed after he's murdered -- not when his rhymes could turn any Bed Stuy corner into a party. With the help of Steph's younger sister Jasmine, they come up with a plan to promote Steph's music under a new rap name: the Architect. Soon, everyone wants a piece of him. When his demo catches the attention of a hotheaded music label rep, the trio must prove Steph's talent from beyond the grave. As the pressure of keeping their secret grows, Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Steph. Only, each has something to hide. And with everything riding on Steph's fame, they need to decide what they stand for or lose all that they've worked so hard to hold on to -- including each other"--Provided by publisher.

Missing, presumed dead

May 16, 2019
Berquist, Emma, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
369 pages ; 22 cm
"Jane's ghost is haunting Lexi, who has the ability to foretell by touch when and how a person will die, in order to seek revenge on her killer"-- Provided by publisher.

Hold my hand

May 16, 2019
Barakiva, Michael, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: One man guy.
As his relationship with boyfriend Ethan is tested, high school sophomore Alek takes a stand to make his orthodox Armenian church more progressive.

The pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel

May 16, 2019
Bonneau, Monique (Designer), author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.
260 pages ; 22 cm
When Lucy reconnects with her childhood best friend, Eve, in their senior year of high school, she is not prepared for the intense emotions--and attraction--that follow.

Going off script

May 16, 2019
Wilde, Jen, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2019.
292 pages : 22 cm.
"Seventeen-year-old Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite tv show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, the internship isn't quite what she expected... instead of sitting in a crowded writer's room volleying ideas back and forth, Production Interns are stuck picking up the coffee. Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer--who promptly reworks it and passes it off as his own! Bex is understandably furious, yet...maybe this is just how the industry works? But when they rewrite her proudly lesbian character as straight, that's the last straw! It's time for Bex and her crush to fight back.."--Amazon.

Smoke and key

May 15, 2019
Sutton, Kelsey, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, 2019.
292 pages ; 21 cm
"She has no idea who or where she is. Or why she's dead. The only clue to her identity hangs around her neck: a single rusted key. This is how she and the others receive their names--from whatever belongings they had when they fell out of their graves. Under is a place of dirt and secrets, and Key is determined to discover the truth of her past in order to escape it."--Back cover.

Amelia Westlake was never here

May 14, 2019
Gough, Erin, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
356 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in 2018 by Hardie Grant Egmont, in Australia.
Harriet Price, a prefect at elite Rosemead Grammar, risks her perfect life by joining forces with bad-girl Will Everheart in a hoax to expose the school's many problems.

The boy next story

May 14, 2019
Schmidt, Tiffany, author.
New York : Amulet Paperbacks, 2019.
435 pages ; 21 cm.
"Rory likes Toby, but Toby likes Rory's sister Merrilee, even though Merrilee is already dating Toby's friend Fielding--and it's all about to get even more complicated at Reginald R. Hero High"--Provided by publisher.

Bright burning stars

May 14, 2019
Small, A. K., author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin, 2019.
286 pages ; 22 cm
Kate and Marine, best friends and longtime students at the intensely competitive Paris Opera Ballet School, must decide what price they are willing to pay to win the only available spot in the professional ballet company that operates the school.

The things she's seen

May 14, 2019
Kwaymullina, Ambelin, 1975- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2019]
197 pages ; 22 cm
The ghost of a girl who recently died in an accident makes contact with her grieving father to help solve a mystery in a remote Australian town, where a girl who speaks entirely in riddles is the only witness to a fatal fire.

The lost coast

May 13, 2019
Capetta, Amy Rose, author.
339 pages ; 22 cm
Danny didn't know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they're ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn't just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill. -Inside cover.

Two feet under

May 13, 2019
Hunter, C. C., author.
New York : EverAfter Romance, 2018.
286 pages ; 22 cm.
Riley has accepted that her special gift is to help dead people with their unfinished business. But she never thought she'd be tasked with helping the spirit of a convicted criminal who died in prison. He may lead her on the scariest mission yet, but helping him could mean saving the life of a child. The convict's daughter needs a liver transplant and the one person who could still be a match is his brother...who also happens to be a gang leader. Hayden's not happy that Riley's discovered who he is and is seeing him sick and unconscious in his hospital bed. This feels like as good a time as ever to cross over and put all of them out of their misery....but Riley is in danger. She's visiting some of the most dangerous spots and confronting some of the creepiest low-lifes in town. For her, he'll need to regain his strength and fight to keep her safe. But dealing with other people's problems still can't keep Riley from her own. Her dad's drinking has gotten worse. And she'll soon learn it's because he's been keeping a huge, horrible secret that will change everything she believes about her family and her mother's death.

The missing of Clairdelune

May 10, 2019
Dabos, Christelle, 1980- author.
New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2019.
511 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"When Ophelia is promoted to Vice-storyteller by Farouk, the ancestral Spirit of Pole, she finds herself unexpectedly thrust into the public spotlight. her gift -- the ability to read the secret history of objects -- is now known by all, and there can be no greater threat to the nefarious denizens of her icy adopted home than this. Beneath the golden rafters of Pole's capitol, she discovers that the only person she may be able to trust is Thorn, her enigmatic and emotionally distant fiancé. As one influential courtier after another disappears, Ophelia again finds herself unintentionally implicated in an investigation that will lead her to see beyond Pole's many illusions to the heart of a formidable truth."--

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