New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

January 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

As you wish

January 17, 2018
Sedoti, Chelsea, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
417 pages ; 22 cm
Madison is a small town in the Mojave desert on the road between nothing and nowhere. The town has a secret: in Madison, everyone can make one wish on their eighteenth birthday-- and that wish always comes true. Eldon has seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend.... Now he has only twenty-five days to figure out what to wish for-- and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.

Gunslinger girl

January 17, 2018
Ely, Lyndsay, author.
422 pages ; 24 cm
"JIMMY Patterson Books."
In a post-Second Civil War lawless West, sharpshooter Serendipity "Pity" Jones stars in, and lives at, the Theater Vespertine, but there is a dark cost to her freedom that Pity may not be willing to pay.

Turn it up!

January 17, 2018
Calonita, Jen, author.
259 pages ; 22 cm
"Practice makes pitch perfect!"--Jacket.
"The Nightingales are in a serious funk. Bradley Academy's all-girl a cappella group used to be the pride of the sunshine state, but the Nightingales have recently fallen out of harmony. Best friends and co-captains Lidia Sato and Sydney Marino haven't been speaking ever since a boy came between them. And not just any boy-none other than Griffin Mancini, the lead singer of Bradley Academy's smug all-boy a capella group, the Kingfishers. The Nightingales have no chance of making it to the big state final if their captains are at each other's throats. Their only hope is new girl Julianna Ramirez. But in addition to her serious pipes, she has some serious stage fright. The Nightingales will have to come together if they want to shine at the upcoming competition and restore the group to its former glory"--Provided by publisher.


January 17, 2018
Broadway, Alice, author.
326 pages ; 22 cm
In Saintstone everyone gets tattoos recording their deeds from birth until death, and the ink lets every other citizen know your triumphs as well as your sins; so when Leora's father dies and she sees glimpses a symbol of a horrible crime on the back of his neck she is horrified, and sure it is a mistake--and in her efforts to find out the truth she discovers the lengths that Saintstone will go to preserve its "perfect" society.


January 17, 2018
Kaufman, Amie, author.
328 pages ; 24 cm
Scholar Jules Addison and scavenger Amelia Radcliffe join forces to unravel secrets of a long-extinct civilization, only to discover something that could spell the end of the human race.

Breaking the ice

January 17, 2018
Cross, Julie, author.
339 pages ; 21 cm.
"Haley Stevenson seems like she's got it all together: cheer captain, "Princess" of Juniper Falls, and voted Most Likely to Get Things Done. But below the surface, she's struggling with a less-than-stellar GPA and still reeling from the loss of her first love. Repeating her Civics class during summer school is her chance to Get Things Done, not angst over boys. In fact, she's sworn them off completely until college. Fletcher Scott is happy to keep a low profile around Juniper Falls. He's always been the invisible guy, warming the bench on the hockey team and moonlighting at a job that would make his grandma blush. Suddenly, though, he's finding he wants more: more time on the ice, and more time with his infuriatingly perfect summer-school study partner. But leave it to a girl who requires perfection to shake up a boy who's ready to break all the rules. "-- Page 4 of cover.


January 17, 2018
Sim, Tara, author.
478 pages : map ; 22 cm.
In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time---and a destroyed one can stop it completely, eighteen-year-old mechanic Danny investigates fallen clock towers in British-occupied India and unravels more secrets about his and Colton's past.

The true queen

January 16, 2018
Fine, Sarah, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2018]
374 pages ; 22 cm
"Using fire and ice magic, Elli and Ansa battle for control in this epic conclusion to the Impostor Queen books"-- Provided by publisher.

The cruel prince

January 16, 2018
Black, Holly, author.
370 pages : map ; 24 cm
"Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. As civil war threatens, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself."--

Love, life, and the list

January 16, 2018
West, Kasie, author.
375 pages ; 22 cm
Aspiring artist Abby decides that in order to give her art "more heart" she will complete a list of tasks over the summer, ranging from facing a fear to falling in love, but she soon finds the list more difficult than she imagined.

You'll miss me when I'm gone

January 16, 2018
Solomon, Rachel Lynn, author.
378 pages ; 22 cm
Eighteen-year-old twins Adina, a viola prodigy, and Tovah, a future surgeon, find their relationship tested when they learn that one of them will develop Huntington's, the degenerative disease ravaging their mother.

The forgotten book

January 16, 2018
Gläser, Mechthild, author.
New York, NY : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
328 pages ; 22 cm
"Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her--and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school-the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter-becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer"--Provided by publisher.


January 16, 2018
Beauvais, Clémentine, author.
London : Pushkin Press, 2017.
287 pages ; 20 cm
Translated from French, by the author.
First published as Les petites reines by Éditions Sarbacane in Paris, 2014.
A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age road trip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fiction. Awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze trotters after a vote by their classmates on Facebook, Mireille, Astrid and Hakima are officially the three ugliest girls in their school, but does that mean they're going to sit around crying about it? Well... yes, a bit, but not for long! Climbing aboard their bikes, the trio set off on a summer road trip to Paris, their goal: a garden party with the French president. As news of their trip spreads they become stars of social media and television. With the eyes of the nation upon them the girls find fame, friendship and happiness, and still have time to consume an enormous amount of food along the way.

Don't cosplay with my heart

January 15, 2018
Castellucci, Cecil, 1969- author.
273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Edan Kupferman's life is coming apart: her father is being "sequestered" because the company he works for in Hollywood is in legal trouble, her best friend is in Japan for the summer, and the boy she has a crush on is just plain confusing, so she escapes into the world of comics, and her favorite character, Gargantua--but when Kirk, a boy from her high school, gets her into the sold out ComicCon it starts to look like she might, with a little help, be able to take control of her life after all.

Here, there, everywhere

January 15, 2018
Durango, Julia, 1967- author.
299 pages ; 22 cm
Zeus would rather be anywhere than here--Buffalo Falls, the tiny town his family moved to at the end of the school year. Having left all his friends back in Chicago, and with nothing to look forward to except helping out at his mother's cafe and biking around town with his weird little brother, Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life.

Batman : Nightwalker

January 15, 2018
Lu, Marie, 1984- author.
252 pages ; 24 cm
The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list ... Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

Not your villain

January 15, 2018
Lee, C. B., author.
307 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Bells Broussard thought he had it made when his superpowers manifested early. Being a shapeshifter is awesome. He can change his hair whenever he wants, and if putting on a binder for the day is too much, he's got it covered. But that was before he became the country's most-wanted villain. After discovering a massive cover-up by the Heroes' League of Heroes, Bells and his friends Jess, Emma, and Abby set off on a secret mission to find the Resistance. Meanwhile, power-hungry former hero Captain Orion is on the loose with a dangerous serum that renders meta-humans powerless, and a new militarized robotic threat emerges. Everyone is in danger. Between college applications and crushing on his best friend, will Bells have time to take down a corrupt government? Sometimes, to do a hero's job, you need to be a villain."--Back cover.

Fate of the gods

January 15, 2018
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
355 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Tomb of the Khan.
Based on the Assassin's creed series of video games.
Owen and his fellow teens travel to Denmark, the site of an ancient Viking battle, to search for the last key to the Trident of Eden and uncover the truth behind their collective unconsciousness.

Before now : a novel

January 15, 2018
Olson, Norah, author.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harpercollins Publishers, 2017.
193 pages ; 22 cm
Against all odds, Atty and Cole have escaped their lives in Minneapolis, leaving judgmental parents and unsavory circumstances behind. Their getaway was anything but clean, however, and both of them are haunted and hounded by the mistakes of their pasts.

The mind virus

January 15, 2018
Freitas, Donna, author.
403 pages ; 22 cm.
The Mind Virus is the thrilling conclusion to the Unplugged series. Skylar Cruz has managed to shut down the body market that her sister Jude opened, and to create a door to allow App World citizens reentry into the Real World. But as tensions between the newly mingling people escalate, she's not sure if it was the right decision after all. Still reeling from Kit's betrayal, she's not sure of anything anymore. And for those who are still in the App World, a new danger looms. A virus, set in motion by Jude's actions, is killing off the bodies of those who remained plugged in-and no one knows how to stop it. It's up to Skylar to once again save the worlds-and only time will tell who will be standing alongside her in the end.

Through the dark a darkest minds collection

January 15, 2018
Bracken, Alexandra, author.
Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2018.
vi, 400 pages ; 21 cm.
In time -- Sparks rise -- Beyond the night.

Shadow girl

January 11, 2018
Liu, Liana, author.
324 pages ; 22 cm
When Mei arrives at the beautiful home on Arrow Island, she can't help feeling relieved. She's happy to spend the summer tutoring a rich man's daughter if it means a break from her normal life - her needy mother, her deliquent brother, their tiny apartment in the city. And Ella Morison seems like an easy charge, sweet and well behaved. It may not be the most exciting job, but at least it'll be drama-free. Or so Mei thinks. What she doesn't know is that something is very wrong in the Morison household. Though Mei tries to focus on her duties, she becomes increasingly distracted by the family's problems and her own complicated feelings for Ella's brother, Henry. But most disturbing of all are the unexplained noises she hears at night, the howling and thumping and cries. Mei is a sensible girl. She isn't superstitious; she doesn't believe in ghosts. Yet she can't shake her fear that there is danger lurking in the shadows of this beautiful house, a darkness that could destroy the family inside and out... and Mei along with them.


January 11, 2018
Ciocca, Gina, author.
344 pages ; 21 cm
When Marisa accidentally caught her best friend's boyfriend making out with another girl, her reputation for sniffing out cheaters spread all over school. Now Marisa finds herself the reluctant queen of busting two-timing boys. When ex-frenemy Kendall asks her to spy on her boyfriend TJ, she discovers the girl TJ might be falling for is Marisa herself. And worse yet? The feelings are quickly becoming mutual. When Marisa discovers secrets about Kendall and TJ, they may hold the answers to an academic cheating scandal.

Tortall : a spy's guide

January 11, 2018
Pierce, Tamora, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
297 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Tortall's spymaster, George Cooper, cleans out his office and finds letters, notes, character profiles, family papers, and more that reveal the secrets of Tortall. Includes a timeline.

Before I let go

January 9, 2018
Nijkamp, Marieke, author.
357 pages ; 22 cm
When Corey moves away from Lost Creek, Alaska, she makes her friend Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. With every hour, Corey's suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets-- but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter.

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