Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.
Solo by Kwame Alexander
Blade’s life is bombarded with scathing tabloids and a father struggling with just about every addiction under the sun—including a desperate desire to make a comeback. He takes comfort in memories of his mother and the forbidden love of his girlfriend. But when he discovers a deeply protected family secret, Blade sets out on a journey across the globe that will change everything he thought to be true.
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
Genie Lo’s biggest (only) concern is getting into a top-tier college—until her town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore. Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas, tells Genie she harbors an inner power and is strong enough to fight these monsters. But as she learns to summon her otherworldly strength, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with Quentin’s.
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
Kale has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability with little luck. He bounces between fighting and watching his friends die WWII and trying to act normal in his modern life. But it’s getting harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental. When Harper moves back into town, Kale is determined to find a way to stay in the present. When she finds his name listed as a casualty of war he realizes he doesn’t have much time to save himself.
Truthers by Geoffrey Girard
Katie never gave much thought to 9/11—until her dad lands in a mental institution claiming the attacks were part of a government conspiracy, and that Katie is living proof: the lone survivor of a massive cover-up. Drawn into the strange and secretive world of 9/11 conspiracy theorists known as the “Truthers,” Katie finds she no longer knows what to believe, especially when someone starts following her.
The Special Ones by Em Bailey
Esther is one of the Special Ones—four teens who live under his protection in a remote farmhouse. He keeps them safe while they work, watching and ready to punish if they forget who they are—all while broadcasting their lives to eager followers on the outside. Esther knows she’s nothing special, but if she stops being Special he will renew her. Can she pretend, and survive, long enough to escape?