New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The lady rogue

September 16, 2019
Bennett, Jenn, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
372 pages : map ; 24 cm
1937. Theodora has read every book in her father's library, has an impressive knowledge of the world's most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn't have is her father's permission to join him in his treasure hunts. His protégé Huck Gallagher, gets to go instead. When Huck returns from an expedition without her father, the two set out to rescue him. Armed with her father's travel journal, they must find a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler. But in the misty Carpathian Mountains, they aren't the only ones searching for the ring. A secretive occult society is hunting for it... and will go to any lengths to possess it. -- adapted from jacket

Loki : where mischief lies

September 16, 2019
Lee, Mackenzi, author.
408 pages ; 22 cm
When Loki and Amora cause the destruction of one of Asgard's most prized possessions, Amora is banished to Earth, where her powers will slowly and excruciatingly fade to nothing. She was the only person who ever looked at Loki's magic as a gift instead of a threat; without her, he slips further into anguish and the shadow of his universally adored brother, Thor. When Asgardian magic is detected in relation to a string of murders on Earth, Odin sends Loki to investigate. His journey in nineteenth-century London leads to more than just a murder suspect, it puts Loki on a path to discover the source of his power, and who he's meant to be.

Eclipse the skies

September 16, 2019
Milan, Maura, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman and Company, 2019.
388 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Ignite the stars.
"Ia Cōcha never thought she'd be working for the Olympus Commonwealth. But that was before she found out her trusted brother Einn was trying to tear apart the universe. Now, Ia, the Blood Wolf of the Skies, has agreed to help the Royal Star Force on one condition: when she finds him, she gets to kill Einn herself. Brinn Tarver has just come to terms with her Tawny identity when the public lashes out against her people, crushing her family. At her breaking point, she starts to question everything she believes in--including Ia. After the death of his mentor, Knives Adams is doing his best to live up to a role he didn't ask for as Aphelion's new headmaster. Still, with each new step deeper into war, he feels torn between his duties and the pull of Ia's radical--sometimes criminal--ideas. As they fight to keep darkness from eclipsing the skies, their unpredictable choices launch this breathtaking sequel to explosive new heights."--Dust jacket.

Girls like me

September 16, 2019
Butcher, Kristin, 1951- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2019.
133 pages ; 18 cm
"No one believes her. After accepting a ride home, Emma Kennedy is raped by a boy from school. But handsome, popular Ross Schroeder tells everyone that sex was consensual, and Emma is immediately branded a slut. Even Emma's best friend, Jen, doesn't believe Emma's version of events. In fact, she is angry with Emma because she feels betrayed. After all, she liked Ross first. But when Ross starts showing interest in Jen, Emma knows she will have to find a way to get Jen to believe that she really is in grave danger. Before it's too late."--Back cover.

Home girl

September 12, 2019
Wheatle, Alex, 1963- author.
285 pages ; 21 cm
"Home Girl is the story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast in the care system. It is a wholly modern story which sheds a much needed light on what can be an unsettling life - and the consequences that can follow when children are treated like pawns on a family chessboard. Home Girl is fast-paced and funny, tender, tragic and full of courage - just like Naomi."--Back cover.

Hope is our only wing

September 12, 2019
Tavengerwei, Rutendo, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2018]
207 pages ; 22 cm
After her journalist-father's mysterious death in 2008, fifteen-year-old Shamiso must leave England for boarding school in Zimbabwe. There she and Tanyaradzwa, who is fighting cancer, form an unexpected friendship. In opening herself to someone with a potentially fatal illness, Shamiso knows she might be opening herself to more pain. Yet Tanyaradzwa is the only one who gives her the strength to ask what really happened to her father.--Provided by publisher.

Capturing the devil

September 12, 2019
Maniscalco, Kerri, author.
452 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Sequel to: Escaping from Houdini.
"James Patterson presents"
The city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell attend the spectacular World's Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders. Determined to help they begin an investigation, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they've heard of before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him-- and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device-- is another. -- adapted from jacket

Notes from a former virgin : junior year

September 12, 2019
Chastain, Emma, 1979- author.
442 pages ; 22 cm
"Lovably flawed high school student Chloe Snow chronicles her junior year as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and losing her virginity"--Provided by publisher.

Have a little faith in me

September 11, 2019
Hartl, Sonia, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2019.
329 pages ; 22 cm
When CeCe's born again boyfriend dumps her after they have sex, she follows him to Jesus camp in order to win him back. She brings her best friend Paul with because he knows more about Jesus. The plan to win back her ex, goes immediately awry.

Permanent record

September 11, 2019
Choi, Mary H. K., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]
421 pages ; 22 cm
College dropout Pablo Neruda Rind works a graveyard shift at an upscale, twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn. He's up to his eyeballs in credit card debt, never mind his student loans. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart graduated from child stardom, became an international icon, and has enough social media followers to populate whole continents. When Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter it's absurd to think they'd be A Thing. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.

Qaqavii : a novel

September 11, 2019
Körner, Miriam, 1975- author.
392 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm
"Interview with Miriam Körner"--Page 376.
"Coming-of-age adventure story set in the North featuring a strong female lead, her Indigenous friend, and a cast of diverse dogs all in training for the daring Arctic Quest dog-sledding competition."-- Provided by publisher.

We speak in storms

September 11, 2019
Lund, Natalie, author.
New York : Philomel Books, [2019]
451 pages ; 21 cm
It's been more than 50 years since a tornado tore through a drive-in movie theater in tiny Mercer, Illinois, leaving dozens of teens -- a whole generation of Mercerites -- dead in its wake. So when another tornado touches down in the exact same spot on the anniversary of this small-town tragedy, the town is shaken. For Brenna Ortiz, Joshua Calloway, and Callie Keller, the apprehension is more than just a feeling. Though they seem to share nothing more than a struggle to belong, the teens' paths continue to intersect, bringing them together when they least expect it, and perhaps, when they need it most. Both the living and the dead have secrets and unresolved problems, but they may be able to find peace and move forward -- if only they work together.

And we call it love

September 11, 2019
Vink, Amanda, author.
192 pages ; 21 cm
Clare and Zari are best friends. They write music together, go everywhere together, and they know everything about the other. At least they did before Zari started dating Dion. The more Zari falls for Dion, the less she has time for anything else. At first, Clare chalks it up to a new and exciting relationship, and she tries to be happy for her friend despite her loneliness. When Zari starts to show up to school with half-hidden bruises, Clare knows there's something darker about this relationship that has to be stopped.

Five dark fates

September 10, 2019
Blake, Kendare, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
443 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
While Arsinoe searches for a cure to Jules's legion curse, Mirabella abandons the rebel army for Katharine, but the dead queens urge caution in trusting her, and as allegiances switch, the fate of Fennbirn Island will be determined.

American royals

September 10, 2019
McGee, Katharine, author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
440 pages ; 22 cm
Series information from
When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America's first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Princess Samantha doesn't care much about anything-- except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And Samantha's twin, Prince Jefferson, has two very different girls vying to capture his heart. -- adapted from jacket


September 10, 2019
Chapman, Elsie, author.
326 pages ; 22 cm
Aza Wu knows that casting magic can kill--it killed her sister--but she needs money desperately to pay off Saint Willow, who controls her sector of Lotusland, and save the family teahouse, so she secretly enters an underground casting tournament--and finds herself competing against other castors with "full magic," and where even victory could cause her to lose her freedom, her magic, and her life.

Dreams come to life

September 10, 2019
Kress, Adrienne, author.
New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Inc. 2019
296 pages ; 21 cm
Seventeen-year-old Buddy has spent most of his life trying to escape the Lower East Side slums of New York City. Working as a delivery boy to support his family, Buddy wants to become an artist, a dream he's sure will never be realized. But that all changes when a delivery job puts him face-to-face with Mister Joey Drew, the eccentric owner of an animation studio. Mister Drew takes Buddy under his wing as an apprentice, thrusting him into a world unlike anything Buddy has ever seen before. There's the colorful cast of the studio, from the cranky, yet driven composer Sammy Lawrence to Dot, the writing intern and Buddy's counterpart. Working for Mister Drew, Buddy starts to think that maybe it's really as simple as Mister Drew says: Dreams do come true. But not everything at the studio is as picture-perfect as it seems . . . Something is going bump in the night at Joey Drew Studios, something that leaves behind trails of thick, dark ink. While the studio frantically works toward their latest deadline, Buddy and Dot team up to find out just what is tormenting the studio after-hours, even if it means tracking the trail to Mister Drew himself.


September 10, 2019
Slade, Arthur, 1967- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2019.
222 pages ; 21 cm
"In the second novel of this series for teen readers, a vampire librarian learns a secret organization is behind her mother’s disappearance."-- Provided by publisher.

Butterfly yellow

September 9, 2019
Lai, Thanhha, author.
284 pages ; 22 cm
A Vietnam War refugee in Texas partners with a city boy with rodeo dreams to track down the younger brother she was separated from six years before when he was evacuated by American troops during the waning days of the Vietnam War.

Dear Haiti, love Alaine

September 9, 2019
Moulite, Maika, author.
Toronto, Canada : Inkyard Press, [2019]
422 pages ; 22 cm
After an incident at school, seventeen year-old Alaine is spending spring break in a "volunteer immersion project", toiling away under the ever-watchful eyes of Tati Estelle and her eagle-eyed mother at a new nonprofit in Haiti. Although it is meant as punishment, Alaine is still able to flirt with Tati's distractingly cute intern, get some actual face time with her mom and experience her family's history in Haiti for the first time.

Serpent & dove

September 9, 2019
Mahurin, Shelby, author.
519 pages : 22 cm
Series information from
Two years ago Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Then a wicked stunt forces the two into holy matrimony. Lou is unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is. A choice must be made... and love makes fools of us all. -- Adapted from jacket

There will come a darkness : an age of darkness novel

September 9, 2019
Pool, Katy Rose, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.
485 pages : map ; 24 cm
"For generations the Seven Prophets guided humanity with their visions, ending wars and uniting nations--until the day they vanished, leaving behind the promise of a looming Age of Darkness and the birth of a Prophet who could be the world's salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction"-- Provided by publisher.

Crime club

September 9, 2019
Campbell, Melodie, 1955- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2019.
125 pages ; 18 cm
Includes an excerpt from Watch Out by Alison Hughes.
"In this high-interest novel for teen readers, sixteen-year-old Penny is surprised when her dog digs up a skeleton in the backyard."--Provided by publisher.

Watch out

September 9, 2019
Hughes, Alison, 1966- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2019.
122 pages ; 18 cm
Includes an excerpt from Hide and Shriek by Alison Hughes.
"In this high-interest novel for teen readers, fifteen-year-old Charlie investigates a series of break-ins in his neighborhood."--Provided by publisher.

I love you like that : a novel

September 6, 2019
Cumiskey, Heather, author.
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, [2019]
304 pages ; 22 cm
"Reeling from the recent "death" of Deacon, her dark and mysterious former boyfriend and first love, sixteen-year-old Hannah Zandana lets herself fall into the arms of the wrong boys--even as her mother's growing addition pulls her family apart. Hannah and her little sister are left to their own devices -- with no adult support -- in their lives. After waking up in a strange hospital outside of town, meanwhile, Deacon learns that his supposed death has place him in the middle of a federal undercover sting operation -- and soon finds himself thrown into the dangerous world of Miami drug cartels. Will a cruel deception and a family's unresolved grief forever change Deacon and Hannah, or can a love that once was reignite and lead them back to one another?"--from Back Cover.

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