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.
Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé
Skye is tired of always having to save her sister, Deirdre. When they move to an isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws. She becomes fixated on the swampy woods behind their house, building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones. After Deirdre disappears, something awful comes scratching at Skye’s window in the middle of the night, claiming she’s the only one who can save Deirdre.
Mayhem and Madness: Chronicles of a Teenaged Supervillain by J A Dauber
Bailey is pretty average—he runs track, gets decent grades, and has an unrequited crush. When he finds a super-powered flying suit of computerized armor under his home, he needs to know where it came from and if it can help him find his long-missing father. One day he’s getting beat up by the captain of the football team, the next day he’s robbing banks on Fifth Avenue, stealing diamonds from Tiffany’s, and zooming through aerial dogfights. But how much bad is Bailey willing to do to bring his dad home safely?
Skyjacked by Paul Griffin
Six friends who attend Manhattan’s elite Hartwell Academy are returning from an end-of-summer camping trip together on a private plane. Everything seems normal… except one of the regular pilots is sick, so there’s a replacement; Cassie is starting to get violently ill for no clear reason; and they realize the plane is flying west, not east. Soon it’s clear: the plane has been hijacked. Can they make it into the cockpit and overpower the hijacker? And if so, can they land the plane? Emotions are running high, and choosing who to trust is a matter of life or death.
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen (The Merciful Crow, Book One)
Fie’s Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime. When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, he offers Fie a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns. But the queen isn’t the only one Jasimir needs protection from.
Mother Tongue by Julie Mayhew
Darya has looked after her little sister, Nika, since she was a baby. Now Nika is starting school. Maybe Darya can find a job with her own tidy desk. Perhaps even a boyfriend. But when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, Darya’s life plans are fractured. Stalled. She is afraid. What if she never knows real love? What if she never finds somewhere she belongs?