New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

April 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

In her skin

April 19, 2018
Savage, Kim, 1969- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
293 pages ; 22 cm
Jolene Chastain, a con artist since early childhood, assumes the identity of a girl who went missing years before and weaves a new life of deception with a wealthy Boston family.

Stay sweet

April 19, 2018
Vivian, Siobhan, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018.
359 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Amelia has looked forward to her last summer before college working at the Meade Creamery, but when the owner of the local landmark passes away her nephew has big changes in mind.

Dreamer

April 19, 2018
DeLano, L. E., author.
New York : Swood Reads, 2018.
314 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Traveler.
"This thrilling sequel to Traveler doles out adventure and heartbreak in equal measure as it takes readers through a kaleidoscope of intricately crafted worlds of wonder, discovery, and danger. You're still you no matter where you go. Jessa has learned the hard way that traveling to alternate dimensions isn't all delicious, glittering desserts and fancy parties: it also means accidentally running into people she thought she'd never see again. Still mourning a devastating loss, Jessa isn't really prepared for the arrival of a reckless version of someone she once loved who is now bent on revenge. Add an increasingly complicated relationship with her best friend Ben, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the threat of the multiverse collapsing, and Jessa's got a lot on her plate. She may be destined to help save an infinite multitude of worlds ... but in the end, all Jessa really wants to do is save her friends. In Dreamer, the young adult fantasy follow up to Traveler, author L.E. DeLano delivers a gripping, emotional story that will leave readers on the edge of their seat."--Amazon.

Hiding lies

April 18, 2018
Cross, Julie, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2018.
295 pages ; 21 cm.
"The Eleanor Ames series"--Cover.
"A Liz Pelletier collection book"--Back cover.
"Eleanor Ames has never been what she seems. Average high school student on the outside, but reformed con artist trying to break free of her past on the inside. When Eleanor receives startling news about someone from her previous criminal life, plans for a new operation coinciding with her school's upcoming field trip quickly consume her. But operations rarely go according to plan. And this is one her irresistible teen FBI agent boyfriend, Miles, would never approve of. Now, more than just Ellie's reputation is at stake. If she fails, it could be her life."--Back cover.

Love & war : an Alex & Eliza story

April 18, 2018
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
©2018
366 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Alex & Eliza: a love story.
"1781. Albany, New York. As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple. Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy... even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown. But when the war unexpectedly arrives on Eliza's doorstep, she must fight for a better future-- for their fledgling country and for her marriage. Yet even after the Revolution comes to its historic close, Alex and Eliza's happily-ever-after is threatened. Eliza struggles to build a home in the hustle and bustle of New York City just as Alex's burgeoning law practice brings him up against his greatest rival-- the ambitious young lawyer Aaron Burr. And with Alex's star on the rise, Eliza can't help but feel neglected by a husband who seems to have time for everyone but her. Torn apart by new trials and temptations, can Alex and Eliza's epic love survive life in the big city?"--Back cover.

Shadow call

April 18, 2018
Strickland, AdriAnne, 1984- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
422 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Shadow run.
"Qole is the youngest starship captain in living memory on her homeworld of Alaxak and has spent her life hunting a dangerous energy source called Shadow. Alaxans distrust and evade the galaxy's royalty as a rule, but Qole is now harboring the exiled Prince Nevarian Dracorte, along with some very conflicting feelings about it--and him. Nev's feelings are just as complicated, but not towards her. When it comes to Qole, he knows one thing: he'd do anything to stay with her. But when Alaxak is attacked and Nev finds himself framed for murder, he realizes the only way to help Qole and her people is to fight for the throne that should be his. To become the royal she might hate. As for Qole, she would never have imagined herself as the leader of a rebellion. Despite that, she soon realizes that hiding from her power is no longer an option. It's time to answer the call, even if it kills her."--Inside dust jacket.

Star struck

April 18, 2018
McLachlan, Jenny, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, [2018]
264 pages ; 22 cm.
Jealous of new student Hoshi, who "stole" her role in a play, Pearl soon befriends her and confides in her about her difficult family situation.

Suitors and sabotage

April 18, 2018
Anstey, Cindy, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2018.
330 pages ; 22 cm
In 1917 Kent, England, eighteen-year-old Imogene Chively's father has chosen Ernest Steeple as her future husband, but his younger brother, Benjamin, wins her heart while she is giving him drawing lessons, all while someone seeks to do them harm.

Wilder country

April 18, 2018
Smith, Mark, 1957- author.
Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing Company, 2017.
261 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: The road to winter.
Finn, Kas and Willow have survived the winter of storms. Severe winds and cold have kept the Wilders at bay. Now that spring has come, everything has changed. They're being hunted again, and they won't be safe while Ramage wants their blood.But Finn and Kas made a promise to Rose - to find her baby and bring her back. And finding Hope means finding Ramage...And Finn will face the toughest decision of his life.

Your robot dog will die

April 17, 2018
Greenwood, Arin, author.
New York : Soho Teen, [2018]
194 pages ; 22 cm
In the near future, the few surviving dogs are studied in a sanctuary, Dog Island, where seventeen-year-old Nano Miller tests robotic dogs, seeks her missing brother, and experiences her first romance.

The red queen

April 16, 2018
Carmody, Isobelle, 1958-, author.
North Sydney, N.S.W. Penguin Random House Australia, 2017.
1101 pages: maps ; 18 cm.
Before Elspeth Gordie can continue her journey to find Sentinel and prevent it unleashing the horrors of the Great White, she must fight free of a strange prison, where people are laid to sleep forever or cling to a suffocating existence, believing the world beyond their walls is already utterly annihilated. But at the end of her journey, nothing is as she imagined. She is drawn into the struggle for a kingdom, only to find the Destroyer is at the heart of the turmoil, waiting for her. Somehow she must do what she has sworn to do, for the sake of the world and all of its creatures. She must complete her quest, no matter what it costs.

The fall of Grace

April 16, 2018
Dominy, Amy Fellner, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2018.
292 pages ; 22 cm
"After a shocking secret about her mother is exposed and everyday life is turned upside down, Grace embarks on an adventure, searching for answers about her family's current situation. But, she gets more than she bargained for when it turns out that she isn't the only one looking for clues"--Provided by publisher.

The secret science of magic

April 16, 2018
Keil, Melissa, author.
Atlanta : Peachtree Publishers, 2018.
302 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in Australia in 2017 by Hardie Grant Egmont."
Told from two viewpoints, Sophia, seventeen, a Sri Lankan-Australian math prodigy with social anxiety, is panicking about her future when classmate and amateur magician Joshua proclaims his love for her.

Every shiny thing

April 16, 2018
Jensen, Cordelia, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
361 pages ; 22 cm
Seventh-grader Lauren begins stealing to help children who, like her brother, are on the autism spectrum, and Sierra, in foster care in Lauren's neighborhood, fears she will enable Lauren's lawbreaking. Told half in prose, half in verse.

Sam & Ilsa's last hurrah

April 13, 2018
Cohn, Rachel, author.
©2018
209 pages ; 22 cm
When twins Sam and Ilsa throw one last party before they graduate from high school, they add a twist, each sibling gets to invite three guests and the other won't know until they show up.

Relative strangers

April 13, 2018
Garner, Paula, author.
©2018
359 pages ; 21 cm
"Why is there a gap in Jules's baby album? A wry and poignant coming-of-age novel about finding the truth in lies, salvaging hope in heartbreak, and making peace with missing pieces. Eighteen-year-old Jules has always wished for a close-knit family. She never knew her father, and her ex-addict mother has always seemed more interested in artistic endeavors than in bonding with her only daughter. Jules's life and future look as flat and unchanging as her small Illinois town. Then a simple quest to find a baby picture for the senior yearbook leads to an earth-shattering discovery: for most of the first two years of her life, Jules lived in foster care. Reeling from feelings of betrayal and with only the flimsiest of clues, Jules sets out to learn the truth about her past. What she finds is a wonderful family who loved her as their own and hoped to adopt her-- including a now-adult foster brother who is overjoyed to see his sister again. But as her feelings for him spiral into a devastating, catastrophic crush-- and the divide between Jules and her mother widens-- Jules finds herself on the brink of losing everything."--Amazon.com.

Rewind

April 13, 2018
O'Doherty, Carolyn, author.
©2018
247 pages ; 24 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Alex is a Spinner--she has the ability to rewind time to review past events. Hated and feared because of their ability to find the truth, the small population of Spinners is restricted to Centers--compounds created to house and protect them. Alex's society uses the Spinners' skills to solve major crimes, but messing with time comes with consequences: no Spinner lives past the age of twenty. At sixteen, Alex is in her prime--until time sickness strikes early. When she is offered an experimental treatment, Alex sees a future for herself for the first time. But the promising medication offers more than just a cure--it also brings with it dire consequences."--Amazon.com.
In a world where spinners can freeze and rewind time but are tightly controlled by the government, sixteen-year-old Alex is a spinner paired with Agent Ross to help catch a dangerous criminal.

The 11th hour

April 13, 2018
Scarrow, Kristine, author.
©2018
188 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion guide.
"Annika Dietty thinks her future is with Dylan Sopick--until they run away together. One day, after weeks of secret planning, seventeen-year-old Annika Dietty leaves home at dawn to run away with her boyfriend, the charming and popular Dylan Sopick. She tried telling her friends and family how amazing Dylan is, but after they all seem set against the relationship, she's decided their only chance is to run away together. But not everything goes according to plan, and Dylan seems to be having more and more trouble dealing with every obstacle they encounter. At first Annika is sympathetic, knowing that he's had a harder life than she has, but very soon Dylan's behaviour becomes unsettling, and Annika realizes that her safety is at stake. She finally admits to herself that Dylan needs help she can't provide. She wants to get him to help--if she'll get the chance."-- Provided by publisher.

Given to the earth

April 13, 2018
McGinnis, Mindy, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
362 pages ; 22 cm
"Although Khosa was born to save the kingdom by sacrificing herself to the rising sea, her marriage to King Vincent has redeemed her. As the Queen of Stille, she's untouchable. But being queen hasn't stopped her heart from longing for the king's stepbrother, Donil. And it hasn't stopped her body from longing for the sea itself, which still calls for her. While Khosa is made to choose between loyalty and love, Dara is on a mission for vengeance. Years ago, the Pietra slaughtered the entire Indiri race, leaving only Dara and her twin, Donil, alive. Now, spurned by King Vincent, Dara has embarked on a mission to spill the blood of the Pietra's leader, Witt, and will stop at nothing to show his people the wrath of the last Indiri. As the waves crash ever closer to Stille, secrets are revealed, hearts are won and lost, and allegiances change like the shifting sand."--Jacket.

The lost kids

April 13, 2018
Saedi, Sara, author.
New York : Viking, 2018.
230 pages ; 22 cm
"Just a few weeks ago, Wylie Dalton was living on magical Minor Island where nobody ages past seventeen, and in love with Phinn, the island's leader. Now, her home is a creaky old boat where she's joined a ragtag group of cast-offs from the island, all dead-set on getting revenge on Phinn for betraying them. But when the Lost Kids invade their former paradise, they're stunned to find that their once-secret island is no longer so secret, and that a much bigger enemy is gunning for Phinn... and all the Minor Island kids.--Jacket.

Ace of shades

April 12, 2018
Foody, Amanda, author.
©2018
408 pages : map ; 24 cm
Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets...and secrets hide in every shadow Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school--and her reputation--behind to follow her mother's trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted. Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected--he's a street lord and con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn't have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne's offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems. Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless Mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi's enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city... And she'll need to play.

Isle of blood and stone

April 12, 2018
Lucier, Makiia, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
390 pages : map ; 22 cm
Eighteen years ago two princes of the island kingdom of St. John del Mar were kidnapped and murdered by the rival kingdom of Mondrago. Elias grew up without his father, killed trying to protect the princes. Mercedes is half-Mondragan, growing up in the shadow of del Mar's hate. Ulises, the youngest and only remaining prince, inherited the throne meant for his brothers. When two maps surface-- each with the same hidden riddle-- they question what really happened. Following the clues in the maps, the three friends uncovering long-held secrets and unimaginable betrayals.

Beyond a darkened shore

April 11, 2018
Leake, Jessica, author.
©2018
421 pages ; 22cm
Princess Ciara of Mide, who has the ability to control others' minds and actions, has been using her powers to protect her people from the plundering Northmen, but when she captures Lief, a young Northman leader, she learns she is not the only one to harness this power.

Devils unto dust

April 11, 2018
Berquist, Emma, author.
©2018
488 pages ; 22 cm
"The desert claims everything in the end"--Dust jacket.
"This tense, heart-pounding alternate history about a young woman fighting to survive the unthinkable will keep fans of 'Westworld' and 'The Walking Dead' reading late into the night. A horrifying sickness has spread across the West Texas desert. Infected people-- shakes-- attack the living, and the surviving towns are only as safe as their perimeter walls are strong. The state is all but quarantined from the rest of the country. Glory, Texas, is a near ghost town. Still, seventeen-year-old Willie has managed to keep her siblings safe, even after the sickness took their mother. But then her good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most merciless shake hunters in town, and Willie is left on the hook for his debt. With two young hunters as guides, Willie sets out across the desert to find her father. And the desert holds more dangers than just shakes."--Amazon.com.

The summer of broken things

April 11, 2018
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author.
©2018
393 pages ; 22 cm
Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted and sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts, once good friends, begrudgingly travel to Spain together for a summer vacation where they uncover a secret their families kept hidden from them their entire lives.

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