New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

March 13, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The twin

March 12, 2020
Preston, Natasha, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2020]
375 pages ; 21 cm
"After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up--Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom's life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom's death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence--the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn't know what to do. Ivy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they're sisters. Twins. It's a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Ivy's friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris's spell. Slowly, Ivy realizes she's being pushed out of her own life. But she's just being paranoid, right? And Mom's accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It's not like she--or Dad--or Tyler--are in any danger. . . ."--Amazon.

Mermaid moon

March 12, 2020
Cokal, Susann, author.
480 pages ; 22 cm
"Blood calls to blood; charm calls to charm. It is the way of the world. Come close and tell us your dreams. Sanna is a mermaid -- but she is only half seavish. The night of her birth, a sea-witch cast a spell that made Sanna's people, including her landish mother, forget how and where she was born. Now Sanna is sixteen and an outsider in the seavish matriarchy, and she is determined to find her mother and learn who she is. She apprentices herself to the witch to learn the magic of making and unmaking, and with a new pair of legs and a quest to complete for her teacher, she follows a clue that leads her ashore on the Thirty-Seven Dark Islands. There, as her fellow mermaids wait in the sea, Sanna stumbles into a wall of white roses thirsty for blood, a hardscrabble people hungry for miracles, and a baroness who will do anything to live forever."--book flap.

Open fire

March 12, 2020
Lough, Amber, author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, Lerner Publishing Group, [2020]
255 pages; 22 cm
In 1917, Russia is losing the war with Germany, soldiers are deserting in droves, and food shortages on the home front are pushing people to the brink of revolution. Seventeen-year-old Katya is politically conflicted, but she wants Russia to win the war. Working at a munitions factory seems like the most she can do to serve her country―until the government begins recruiting an all-female army battalion. Inspired, Katya enlists. Training with other brave women, she finds camaraderie and a deep sense of purpose. But when the women's battalion heads to the front, Katya has to confront the horrifying realities of war. Faced with heartbreak and disillusionment, she must reevaluate her commitment and decide where she stands.

Fazbear frights. #2, Fetch

March 12, 2020
Cawthon, Scott, 1971- author.
250 pages ; 21 cm
Fetch -- Lonely Freddy -- Out of stock
Three more bone-chilling novella-length tales to keep even the bravest Five nights at Freddy's player up a night. Three boys -- Greg, Alec, and Oscar -- each have a problem that an item from Freddy Fazbear's Pizza might solve... if they can survive the trip!

The insurrection

March 12, 2020
Babu, Chris, 1975- author.
345 pages : map ; 22 cm
Having survived the Initiation and expedition, one battle remains: the fight for the heart and soul of New America. Drayden and his friends, enlisting the help of Professor Worth, must find a way back to New America before the Guardians imperil their return. But for these teens, their problems are only beginning. The Bureau, which never expected them to survive the expedition, will do everything in their power to prevent New America's darkest secrets from getting out. Drayden's only hope is the insurrection led by ally Kim Craig. The David versus Goliath battle between good and evil, between truth and lies, will push Drayden to his breaking point and require bravery, self-acceptance, and above all, belief in himself. Backed by the will of the citizens, he'll need to engineer an ingenious strategy to defeat the all-powerful authoritarians. The question is, will it be enough?

The Kingdom of Back

March 11, 2020
Lu, Marie, 1984- author.
313 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Maps on endpapers.
"Desperate to be forever remembered for her music, Nannerl Mozart makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious stranger from a magical land, which may cost her everything"-- Provided by publisher.

All the invisible things

March 11, 2020
Collins, Orlagh, author.
356 pages ; 22 cm
Vetty's family is moving back to London, right across the street from her childhood best friend Pez. Reconnecting with him could be the link she needs to get back to her old self. She'd rather keep secrets than risk getting hurt-- like not telling anyone that she likes girls as much as she likes boys. But Vetty discovers that Pez is has a new group of friends, a glamorous sort-of-girlfriend named March, and a laptop full of secrets. When Vetty feels a spark of attraction to March, will it mean losing the friendship that once meant everything to her? -- adapted from jacket


March 11, 2020
Holland, Sara, author.
305 pages ; 25 cm
Deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds-- each with their own magic. For generations the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return. For Maddie Morrow, summers at the inn are an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering Maddie's brother. It's where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it's where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle. But this summer a body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle injured, and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. One thing becomes clear: no one can be trusted, and no one is safe. -- adapted from jacket.

Only mostly devastated

March 11, 2020
Gonzales, S., 1992- author.
New York : Wednesday Books, 2020.
281 pages ; 22 cm
Will Tavares is the dream summer fling, and Ollie thinks he's found his happily ever after. Then Will stops texting him back, and a family emergency has Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school in North Carolina. Turns out Collinswood High is where Will goes to school-- but here he is a class clown, closeted-- and a bit of a jerk. When Will starts popping up in every area of hiss life, Ollie would be an idiot to trust him again.

The Vinyl Underground

March 11, 2020
Rufus, Rob, author.
Mendota Heights, Minnesota : Flux, 2020.
327 pages ; 21 cm
In small-town Florida in 1968, four teens who bond over music and their objection to the Vietnam War decide to take a stand against the U.S. government and violent racism.

The winter duke

March 11, 2020
Bartlett, Claire Eliza, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
426 pages ; 22 cm
When Ekata's brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at home in Kylma Above. Not her books or science experiments, not her family's icy castle atop a frozen lake, not even the tantalizingly close Kylma Below, a mesmerizing underwater kingdom that provides her family with magic. But just as escape is within reach, her parents and twelve siblings fall under a sleeping sickness. Ekata inherits the title of duke, her brother's warrior bride, and ever-encroaching challengers from without-- and within. If Kylma Above is to survive, Ekata must seize her family's magic and power-- and decide how she will wield them. -- adapted from jacket

Anna K : a love story

March 11, 2020
Lee, Jenny, 1971- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
viii, 382 pages ; 25 cm
Anna K has the perfect (if boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be controlling). Anna's brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather an sexting scandal; Lolly's little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven's best friend, Dustin, is one-sidedly in love with Kimmie. Alexia 'Count' Vronsky is a playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure. As Alexia and Anna are pulled together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him. -- adapted from jacket

We are blood and thunder

March 10, 2020
Lupo, Kesia, author.
428 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Series information from Goodreads.
Lena, a cryptling, and Constance, the duke's banished daughter, must use their forbidden magic to discover who cast a spell over their homeland, shrouding it in deadly clouds and sealing it off.

Every reason we shouldn't

March 10, 2020
Fujimura, Sara, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2020.
332 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old figure skater Olivia Kennedy's Olympic dreams have ended. She's bitter, but enjoying life as a regular teenager instead of trying to live up to expectations of being the daughter of Olympians Michael Kennedy and Midori Nakashima...until Jonah Choi starts training at her family's struggling rink. Jonah's driven, talented, going for the Olympics in speed skating, completely annoying... and totally gorgeous. Between teasing Jonah, helping her best friend try out for roller derby, figuring out life as a normal teen and keeping the family business running, Olivia's got her hands full. But will rivalry bring her closer to Jonah, or drive them apart?" --

The vanishing deep

March 10, 2020
Scholte, Astrid, author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]
423, 8 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Tempe brings her dead sister back to life for twenty-four hours in hopes of unraveling the truth behind their parents' death"--Provided by publisher.

Witches of ash & ruin

March 10, 2020
Latimer, E. (Erin), 1987- author.
New York : Freeform Books, 2020.
374 pages ; 24 cm
Told in multiple voices, seventeen-year-olds Dayna Walsh and Meiner King, witches from rival covens, team up in a small Irish town to seek a serial killer with motives enmeshed in a web of magic and gods.


March 9, 2020
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author.
Summertown, Tennessee : 7th Generation, [2020]
iii, 107 pages ; 18 cm
A teenage survival expert finds all his skills tested as he's pursued through the Canadian wilderness by men determined to silence him. On his way to teach at Camp Seven Generations, a Native outdoor school, Nick witnesses a murder and then is thrown off a train. Remembering and using the teachings of his Abenaki Elders will prove to be the difference between life and death for him. Although his pursuers have modern technology to help them, Nick has something even more useful. In addition to the skills he's learned, he has an ally in the natural world around him. Found, like the famous story "The Most Dangerous Game," is a tale that focuses on being hunted until a way can be found to become the hunter.

The life below

March 9, 2020
Monir, Alexandra, author.
305 pages ; 22 cm
As Naomi and her fellow teen astronauts investigate the fate of their predecessors on the Europa colony, back on a deteriorating Earth, Leo works with a renegade scientist to warn the crew about hostile extraterrestrials.

This vicious cure

March 9, 2020
Suvada, Emily, author.
404 pages ; 24 cm.
"Cat is desperate to find a way to stop Cartaxus and the plague, but to do so, she'll have to face her most devastating enemy yet"--Provided by publisher.

Chain of gold

March 6, 2020
Clare, Cassandra, author.
582 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows-- with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale have listened to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London-- along with a remorseless and inescapable plague. James believes he has found love in the mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden. When disaster strikes, dark and incredible powers are revealed-- as well as the true cruel price of being a hero. -- adapted from jacket

The light in hidden places : a novel based on the true story of Stefania Pódgorska

March 6, 2020
Cameron, Sharon, 1970- author.
377 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Based on the true story of Stefania Podgórska. Includes an author's note that outlines the later lives of Stefania, and the many of the other people who appear in the book.
Sixteen-year-old Catholic Stefania Podgórska has worked in the Diamant family's grocery store in for four years, even falling in love with one of their sons, Izio; but when the Nazis came to Przemsyl, Poland, the Jewish Diamants are forced into the ghetto (and worse) and only Izio's brother Max manages to escape, and Stefania embarks on a dangerous course--protecting thirteen Jews in her attic, caring for her younger sister, Helena, and keeping everything secret from the two Nazi officers who are living in her house.

When we were magic

March 6, 2020
Gailey, Sarah, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2020.
344 pages ; 22 cm
When Alexis accidentally kills a classmate on prom night using magic, her best friends Roya, Iris, Paulie, Marcelina, and Maryam join in using their powers to try to set things right.

The midnight lie

March 6, 2020
Rutkoski, Marie, author.
New York : Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, [2020]
358 pages ; 24 cm
Nirrim endures a grim and punishing life as a Half Caste until she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away who whispers rumors that the High Caste possess magic and tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself.

Red hood

March 5, 2020
Arnold, Elana K., author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020] ©2020
353 pages ; 22 cm
You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked. And the wolf is angry. Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She's kept mostly to herself. She's been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou's past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods--frightened, but not alone.

The night of your life

March 5, 2020
Sharp, Lydia, author.
262 pages ; 21 cm
JJ is taking his best friend Lucy to the senior prom, but on the way there a near car crash suddenly points him in the direction of a possible new romance, and when he finally gets to the prom he finds that Lucy has been taken to the hospital and never wants to see him again; but when he wakes up the next morning he finds that it is prom day again--and what seemed like a second chance quickly turns into an endless loop of disasters with no obvious way to break the cycle and fix his relationship.

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