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.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertali and Adam Silvera
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

The Letting Go by Deborah Markus
Everyone Emily has ever loved has been brutally murdered, and she believes someone—or something—is killing them to make her suffer. Determined never to subject another person to the same horrible, Emily sequesters herself at a private boarding school. Her life is lonely, but it’s finally peaceful. That is, until two a corpse appears on the steps of the school and a new girl insists on getting close to Emily—setting herself up to become the killer’s next victim.

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez
As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced.

The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker
Life in East Germany in the early 1980’s is very hard for Lena following the death of her parents and the sudden disappearance and consequent erasure of her uncle’s existence by the secret service police, the Stasi. Lena is determined to unearth what happened to her beloved uncle.

A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma
Teenage Bina runs away to New York City’s Catherine House, a young women’s residence in Greenwich Village with a tragic history and dark secrets, where she is drawn to her mysterious downstairs neighbor Monet.

Next Week

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…

That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger

Three years ago, Lee was one of six survivors of a shooting at her small, rural high school. Her best friend, Sarah, died in her arms. Lee has done everything she can to move past that moment, to get on with her life. Sarah’s parents have taken great comfort in the fact that their daughter died defending her faith. But that’s not what happened. And now that Lee, Miles, and Denny are getting ready to graduate, everyone who knows the truth about that horrible day will be gone. How can Lee set the record straight? Should she even try?

This book grapples with tough questions about truth and consequences. Descriptions of the shooting are not graphic, but may be disturbing to some readers. Recommended for mature readers in high school and up.

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