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 Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh (The Beautiful, Book One)
In 1872, New Orleans is a refuge to Celine after she’s forced to flee her life in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent, she soon falls in love with the city; music, food, soirées, and—especially—to the danger. She soon catches the eye of Sébastien Saint Germain. But when the bodies of girls from the convent are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights.
Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao
Ali Chu knows that as the only Asian person at her school in middle-of-nowhere Indiana, she must be bland as white toast to survive. But when she finds out that Chase Yu, the new kid in school, is also Taiwanese chemistry soon sparks. But Ali’s mom forbids her to date Chase. As Ali digs into the why behind her mother’s disapproval, she uncovers secrets about her family and Chase that force her to question everything she thought she knew about life, love, and her unknowable future.
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda (The Aurelian Cycle, Book One)
Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet. Then survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.
All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton
Lennon doesn’t believe in much, but she does believe in the security of the number five. If she flicks the bedroom light switch five times, maybe things will be all right. And if that doesn’t work, five more times, and five more times… Kyler sees this pattern of lights from the safety of his treehouse in the yard next door where he fills his notebooks with lyrics that reveal the true scars of the boy behind the oversized hoodies and caustic humor.
How to Be Luminous by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Middle child Minnie and her two sisters have always been able to get through anything together: growing up without fathers, living the eccentric artist lifestyle, and riding out their mother’s mental highs and lows. But when they lose their mother, Minnie wonders if she could lose everything: her family, her future, her first love . . . and maybe even her mind.