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.

Warcross by Marie Lu (Warcross, Book One)
Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. Emika is a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. When she accidentally glitches herself into the action and becomes an overnight sensation, the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, offers her a position as spy in the yearly tournament. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Blood & Ink by Stephen Davies
Kadija is the daughter of a guardian of the sacred manuscripts of Timbuktu. Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained as a warrior for Allah. Tonight, the Islamist rebels are coming for Timbuktu. They will install a harsh regime of law and tear apart the peaceful world within the mud walls of the city. Kadija refuses to let go of her former life. And something in her defiance draws Ali to her. Which path will he choose?

Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley
When Wendy’s father, a Chicago cop, is arrested for his shady criminal practices, his bad reputation rubs off on her. Then she meets Kenzie—a cigarette-smoking, Catholic-school-uniform-skirt-hiking alpha—and she knows that she’s met her savior. Now she’s a member of the most feared and revered clique in school. But on the inside, Wendy still feels lost.

Game Change by Joseph Monninger
Zeb is content to be the backup quarterback on his high school’s undefeated football team. Then T.T. is injured a week before the state championship game. Now Zeb’s tapped to start. As he assumes the role of QB and team leader, it feels like the entire town is watching.

A Dangerous Magic by Donald Hounam (Gifted, Book One)
A bishop is beheaded, and Frank, a rule-breaking forensic sorcerer, is requested to help solve the case. Frank’s extraordinary gifts lead him to perform dangerous magic like summoning demons to untangle the mystery.

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2017 Edgar Allan Poe Award

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The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City. They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year.

2017 Winner:
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

2017 Nominees:
Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger
The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor

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.

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson
When the vuvv first landed, no one thought of it as an invasion. They offered advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable. It was only much later, humans realized the price they had paid. Now Adam and his girlfriend Chloe are taping themselves having 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format just to be able to afford the necessities of life. But the more they act, the more difficult their real relationship becomes.

The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood
Five very different seniors—Violet, Paul, Ashley, Dylan, and Gretchen—have reasons their own reasons to look forward to the school trip to the infamous Boulder House. When they’re separated from the group, they discover that what lies within Boulder House is far more horrifying than any local folklore. To survive, they’ll have to band together in ways they never could have imagined and ultimately confront the truths of their darkest selves.

Spinning by Tillie Walden (Graphic Novel)
For ten years, figure skating was Tillie’s life. But over time she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it. The more Tillie thought about it, the more she realized she’d outgrown her passion—and she finally needed to find her own voice.

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
Tara’s family has just immigrated to New York from India via London. Sonia is falling in love with a boy her mother can’t accept. Anna is both brilliant and shy, like the Bengal tigers she fights to protect. Chantal is as fierce a dancer as she is a friend, student, and athlete. And Ranee, the center that binds them all together, is beginning to unravel. As each decides which Bengali traditions to uphold in America and which to leave behind, one hard truth remains: some scars take generations to heal.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
On September 5, Death-Cast calls Mateo and Rufus to give them the news that they’re going to die today. They are total strangers, but  they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.

Featured Series

Angel Trilogy by L.A. Weatherly

In a world where angels are fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans and drain them of their vitality, a ruthless teenaged assassin of angels falls in love with a half-angel half-human girl, with devastating consequences.

1) Angel Burn

2) Angel Fire

3) Angel Fever

 

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.

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
Mercedes is an artist. Or was. With her abuela is lying comatose in faraway Puerto Rico and Mercedes secretly crushing on her best friend, Victoria, inspiration is in short supply. Then a piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate. Life at the Estate is great, but she can’t take anything, her art or new-found clarity, with her. Which life will she choose?

You Don’t Know Me but I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
Seventeen years ago, Audrey’s birth mother gave her up for adoption. All she has is a letter in a box at the box of a closet. But when Audrey realizes that she’s pregnant, she feels something in her heart crack open. She never understood the choice her own birth mother had to make. Now she finds herself in the same situation, facing the same questions and fears.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (DC Icons, Book One)
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory—and risks exile—to save a mortal. Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith
Matt is a drug dealer and deadbeat who only gives 60%, according to everyone at his school. No one knows the only reason Matt sells drugs is to take care of his uncle Jack, who is dying of cancer. Amanda is the overly cheerful social outcast whose optimism makes Matt want to hurl. Stuck as partners during an after-school club, Amanda discovers Matt’s secret and is determined to help him find a way to give life 100 percent.

All Things New by Lauren Miller
No one knows about Jessa’s panic attacks or the therapy and meds that don’t help. Then a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and visible scars. She moves from Los Angeles to Colorado to live with her dad so she can heal. There she meets Marshall, a boy whose kindness and generous heart slowly draw Jessa out of her walled-off shell and into the broken, beautiful, real world.

Blast from the Past

Check out these great historical fiction titles from the last century and you can impress your English AND history teachers! Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

 

1990s

When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon

City of Angels by Kristi Belcamino

Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer

 

1980s

Mirrored by Alex Flinn

Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

 

1970s

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Girl On A Plane by Miriam Moss

 

1960s

Crazy by Linda Vigen Phillips

Call Me by My Name by John Ed Bradley

Death Coming Up The Hill by Chris Crowe

 

1950s

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn

 

1940s

Salt to the Sea : A Novel by Ruta Sepetys

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

 

1930s

Prisoner of Night And Fog by Anne Blankman

Girl About Town by Adam Shankman & Laura L. Sullivan

Vango. Between Sky and Earth by Timothée De Fombelle

 

1920s

The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill

The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters

The Diviners by Libba Bray

 

1910s

Blythewood by Carol Goodman

Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath

The Making of Mollie by Anna Carey

 

1900s

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

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.

Madness by Zac Brewer
Brooke has gotten so good at pretending to be fine that they’re letting her leave inpatient therapy. The next time she tries to take her life, there won’t be anyone to stop her. Then she meets Derek, who truly gets what Brooke is going through, because he’s going through it too. As they fall in love, Brooke thinks she might truly be able to be happy. But Derek is getting worse, and his worst could be capable of real darkness.

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
Beatrice is going to her uncle’s estate on Long Island after getting kicked out of boarding school. Her cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with their new friends, Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
When Tanner moved to Utah three years ago, he decided to hide his bisexuality. Now, with one semester of high school to go, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and move far away. His best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students draft a book in a semester. And his teacher, Sebastian, makes it more and more difficult for Tanner to conceal both his sexuality and his interest.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Vivian is fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong, the sexist dress codes and hallway harassment, and always following the rules. Following in her punk mom’s footsteps, Viv creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She only meant to blowing off steam, but she soon realizes how much other girls need her words.

The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle
Emilie likes to be safe: she’s homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she’s never even bothered to learn to swim. Then her mom enrolls her in public school, and she’s paired with starting point guard Chatham York for a major research project. She’s thrilled when he shows interest in her. But the fear that everyone will discover her epilepsy makes it hard to let go and have fun.