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.
The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan
Bethan is the apprentice the green healer Drina in a clan of Welsh Romanies. One night Silas, the son of the chieftain, and his friends brutally assault Bethan and a half-Roma friend, Martyn. She begs Drina to bring Martyn back from death’s door. To do so, Bethan must collect grisly pieces to fuel the spell: an ear, some hair, an eye, a nose, and fingers.
Devils Within by S.F. Henson
Nate was fourteen when he murdered his father—the leader of The Fort, a notorious white supremacist compound. It was self-defense, and now he lives with an uncle he never knew existed, who wants nothing to do with him. He struggles to forge a new life and interact with people he was brought up to hate. Including Brandon, who is the first person to treat him like a human instead of a monster. But when his secret past comes into contact with his new life, Nate will have to decide between his own survival and standing for what’s right.
The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims
Since the car accident, Samantha has been in pain, not only from her leg injury, but also from her mother’s death. After pushing away her friends, Sam has receded into a fog of depression. Then she meets Eliot, a reckless loner with an attitude and an amazing secret—he can’t feel any pain. As they grow closer, they begin to confront Sam’s painful memories of the accident—memories that may hold a startling truth about what really happened that day.
Chico Boy by Gina Hooten Popp
Life isn’t easy when you have as many obstacles to overcome as Chico Boy has in his life. His Dad left over a year ago and he’s fallen behind in school. And his mother barely makes enough to cover the family’s expenses. To top it all off, he and his best friend Talula think they’ve witnessed a possible murder. But take heart, not all is bad for Chico Boy. He has a great group of friends and an indomitable spirit that keeps him bouncing high on the pogo stick of life.
Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz
World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia. Determined to do her part, she signs up for an all-female group of pilots. As much as she loves flying, dropping bombs on German soldiers from a fragile canvas biplane is no joyride. As the war intensifies and those around her fall, Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.