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.
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig (For a Muse of Fire, Book One)
Jetta’s family is the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. Her puppets seem to move without string or stick. In truth, Jetta uses the forbidden old ways to bind the souls of the recently departed to the puppets with her blood. When the family earns a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, they hear rumors the Mad King has a spring that cures his ills. Now Jetta will face decisions that she never imagined.
The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart
Summer, 1982. Five friends discover an ancient stone box hidden deep in the woods. They seal inside of it treasured objects from their childhoods, and they make a vow: Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never take back your sacrifice. Four years later, someone breaks the rules of the box, and now everyone has to pay. But how much are they willing to sacrifice?
Aesop Lake by Sarah Ward
One warm May night at the town reservoir, seventeen-year-old Leda Keogh sees her boyfriend do something awful. She wants to forget it ever happened, but David needs her to be his alibi—and is willing to destroy her family if she refuses. Trapped, Leda must choose between the truth, her boyfriend, and her family.
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld (Impostors, Book One)
Frey and Rafi are inseparable…but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadows of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. When her father sends Frey in Rafi’s place to act as collateral for a dangerous deal, Col, the son of a rival leader, starts to get close enough to tell the difference.
500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario
Nic Chen refuses to spend her senior year branded as the girl who cheated on her charismatic and lovable boyfriend. To redefine her reputation among her Ivy League–obsessed classmates, Nic begins writing their college admissions essays. But the more essays Nic writes for other people, the less sure she becomes of herself, the kind of person she is, and whether her moral compass even points north anymore.