Featured Series

Undertow by Michael Buckley

A sixteen-year-old girl is caught in an epic clash of civilizations when a society of undersea warriors marches out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island.

1) Undertow

2) Raging Sea

3) Heart of the Storm

What’s New?

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.

Next Week

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, November 14 @ 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games at in the second floor program room. Drop in anytime. No registration required. Grades 6-12.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to Project Linus. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants can bring their own supplies.

Writers working on NaNoWriMo can come to the Moline Public Library on Mondays and Thursdays in November from 5:00 to 7:30 for a quiet place to work and catch up with fellow writers.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Maddie and Logan were inseparable as kids, and not just because his dad was the president and hers was a Secret Service agent. They were truly best friends, and thought they always would be. Then Maddie’s dad whisked her away to a remote cabin in Alaska. No phone, no internet, no Logan. Then six years later he’s there again—sent to Maddie and her dad to keep him safe and out of trouble. Of course, Maddie might just decide to kill him herself. All those years of writing to him and not getting a word back has changed her. She’s tough, competent, and doesn’t need anyone’s help. Which comes in handy when Logan is kidnapped and she’s the only one around to save him…if she doesn’t kill him first.

Maddie is a great character who defies expectations. Part friendship story, part survival story, this book is packed with a great balance of action and character development. Recommended for readers in grades 8 and up.

* Book listened to as audiobook CD

Dragons!

Who doesn’t love dragons? Check out these and other great stories featuring dragons in the Teen Corner. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey (Wilde Island Chronicles, Book One)

The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins (Transference, Book One)

Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (Graphic Novel)

Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett

Scorched by Mari Mancusi (Scorched Trilogy, Book One)

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Seraphina, Book One)

The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston (Dragon Slayer Oftrondheim, Book One)

Talon by Julie Kagawa (Talon Saga, Book One)

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Venators: Magic Unleashed by Devri Walls

What’s New?

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.

Pride by Ibi Zoboi
When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll
Doris—a lone liberal in a conservative small town—has mostly kept to herself since the terrible waterslide incident a few years ago. Nell had to leave behind her best friends, perfect life, and boyfriend in Chicago to move to Alabama. Grant was the star quarterback and epitome of “Mr. Popular” whose drinking problem has all but destroyed his life. A summer job working in a store called Unclaimed Baggage brings them together, and they find that through friendship, they can unpack some of their own emotional baggage and move on into the future.

My Life Uploaded by Rae Earl
Millie Porter moved in with her dad, granddad, and aunty to escape her mum’s neat freak boyfriend. She’s finding this reality thing is hard, so she starts a blog with her BFF Lauren. Yeah, it’s usually only über-geeks like Bradley Sanderson who do vlogs. But soon Millie is juggling real life, online life, and a cat intent on her destruction as it happens. This is her life, uploaded.

The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas
Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. Her demon—simply known as Her—was like a sister to Clare. Now, she’ll do almost anything to get Her back. After a chance encounter with the son of the preacher who exorcised her, Clare goes on an adventure through the dark underbelly of her small Southern town, discovering its deep-seated occult roots.

The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner
When her twin sister, Ava, disappeared one Halloween night, Vera’s childhood became a blur of theories, tips, and leads, but never any answers. The case turned her family into tragic celebrities. Now she’s ready to start her new life at college in Portland, Oregon. Then a girl shows up at the local hospital. Her name is Ava Rivers and she wants to go home. Where was Ava all these years? And who is she now?

Next Week

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to Project Linus. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants can bring their own supplies.

Writers working on NaNoWriMo can come to the Moline Public Library on Mondays and Thursdays in November from 5:00 to 7:30 for a quiet place to work and catch up with fellow writers.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

When Lucy was eight years old she was struck by lightning. She survived, but she was changed. For one thing, she became a math savant, able to do complex calculations and equations with ease. She also developed OCD, unable to sit unless she did it three times and hyper-alert about germs. Now twelve, she’s finished high school and even taken some college classes online. Then her grandmother insists Lucy attend middle school for a year. Lucy is determined to blend in and simply survive the ordeal, but while she can pretend not to be good at math, it’s harder to hide her compulsions. Before she knows it, Lucy has friends and a purpose she never imagined.

Recommended for readers in middle school and up.