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 Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden
Cassie has always believed in the Hive—a better way to sanction people for what they do online. Cause trouble and a crowd can come after you, teach you a lesson in real life. It’s safe, fair, and perfectly legal. Entering her senior year of high school, filled with grief over an unexpected loss, Cassie is primed to lash out. Egged on by new friends, she makes an edgy joke online. Cassie doubts anyone will notice.
Frankly in Love by David Yoon (Frankly in Love, Book One)
Frank Li is caught between his parents’ traditional expectations and his own Southern California upbringing. His parents expect him to date a Korean girl, which proves complicated when he falls for Brit. His friend Joy Song is in a similar predicament, so they pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy’s fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.
The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu
Every year, summer begins when the Callahans arrive on Mariposa Island and Elena babysits for their two children. And the summer of 1986 promises to be extra special when she meets J.C., the new boy in town. Her brother Joaquin can’t imagine why anyone would want to come to Mariposa Island. He just graduated from high school and dreams about going to California to find his father.
Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (Graphic Novel)
Bea is on the run. And then, she runs into Lou. This chance encounter sends them on a journey through West Texas, where strange things follow them wherever they go. The landscape morphs into an unsettling world, a mysterious cat joins them, and they are haunted by a group of threatening men.
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee
Young Loki is desperate to prove himself heroic and capable, but everyone suspects him of inevitable villainy and depravity…except for Amora. But when Loki and Amora cause the destruction of one of Asgard’s most prized possessions, Amora is banished to Earth. When Loki is sent to investigate a string of mysterious murders on Earth involving Asgardian magic, he finds himself in nineteenth-century London, where he has a chance to discover the source of his power-and who he’s meant to be.