Featured Series

Killer Unicorn by Diana Peterfreund

After sixteen-year-old Astrid Llewelyn survives a vicious unicorn attack, she learns that she is a descendant of the most famous unicorn hunter of all time and she must travel to Rome, Italy, to train in the ancient arts in order to carry on her family legacy and save the world from the threat posed by the reemergence of lethal unicorns.

1) Rampant

2) Ascendant

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.

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Norah knows her fears are irrational, but that doesn’t make it possible for her to leave her house or have a normal life. And she’s mostly okay with that. Until Luke enters her life. He doesn’t see her illness, just a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. Norah knows he deserves better. Can she let him go for his own good, or learn to see herself through his eyes?

A List of Cages by Robin Roe
As part of his senior elective serving as an aide to the school psychologist, Adam thinks he’s got it easy. But when he helps the doctor track down an elusive freshman, he realizes its Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years. As they reconnect, Adam discover Julian is hiding secrets. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Mary killed a baby. Allegedly. She never admitted it, but a white baby died in the care of a black nine-year-old, and that was enough for the public to convict her. After six years in jail, Mary is dumped in a group home where she meets and falls in love with Ted. Mary was never willing to fight for herself, but when she becomes pregnant the state threatens to take away the baby, she finds the courage to tell the truth.

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
Mimosa and her mother are the only two aromateurs left on the planet. Her future holds a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking. But Mim longs for a normal life, with school and sports and a chance at love of her own. When she teams up with the local soccer star to correct a problem she made, Mim learns that falling in love isn’t always a a choice.

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos
Jackie’s father is dying from a brain tumor, and her life has been turned into a reality TV show to pay for the bills. She’s lost her mom and sister to the cameras and new-found infamy. She’s lost her privacy and dignity. And pretty soon she’s going to lose her dad for good. Armed only with her ingenuity and the power of the internet, Jackie is determined to end the show and reclaim all of their lives, even in death.

2017 Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

2017 Winner

March: Book Three by John Lewis
This graphic novel is the conclusion of the March trilogy, a gripping autobiographical account of Congressman John Lewis’s experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. It follows Lewis’s involvement with the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the March on Selma, concluding with a call to action for today’s youth.

2017 Honor Books

Asking for It by Louise O’Neill 

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry 

Scythe by Neal Shusterman 

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon 


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.

Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa
As an illegal second child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family’s compound for sixteen years. Now, restless and desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world, and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run.

The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius
Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she’s an extraordinary individual. She’s also a gorilla. Though she can’t speak, she understands everything. When her friend Chief is falsely convicted of murder, it’s up to Sally to clear the Chief’s name while fighting for her own survival.

Snowbirds by Crissa-Jean Chappell
Lucy’s best friend is Alice, a member of the Old Order Amish who come to Florida from the north. Now that she’s sixteen, Alice is in the middle of Rumspringa, a season in which Amish teens try out forbidden temptations. Lucy’s sect doesn’t participate in Rumspringa, and she struggles to keep up with her friend. When Alice vanishes, Lucy will risk her own secrets to find out the truth.

Freeks by Amanda Hocking
Though she’s spent her life surrounded by people with extraordinary abilities in Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, Mara only wants to be normal. When the carnival sets up in a small town, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she had in order to save everyone she cares about—and change the future forever.

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Griffin lost his first love when Theo moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson. Then he lost him again when Theo died in a drowning accident. Griffin always thought things would work out between them, but now all hope is gone. And the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson.


Featured Series

Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver

When 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne, an apprentice demon-trapper in 2018 Atlanta, Georgia, attempts a routine Grade-One demon extraction in a university library, things go awry despite her careful attention to procedure. Soon after, a much more dangerous demon kills Riley’s father (a renowned demon-trapper himself), and it becomes clear that something very big — and very bad — is afoot, and Riley is in grave danger.

1) The Demon Trapper’s Daughter

2) Soul Thief

3) Forgiven

4) Foretold

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 for more information and to place a hold.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
All Catherine wants to do is open a shop and bake delectable pastries. But every man seems to have his eye on her, including the King. At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. Is following her heart worth offending the King and infuriating her parents?

Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog
Victoria leads a quiet, happy life—until Zachary joins her homeroom. Soon she’s skipping school and breaking rules to be with him. She knows she should stay loyal to her boyfriend, Andrew, instead of trying to unravel Z’s secrets. Especially since she has secrets of her own.

The Romantics by Leah Konen
Gael is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles. Love is there to set things right, until her dreaded nemesis—the Rebound—shows up. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart.

The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker (The Ones, Book One)
Cody and her boyfriend James feel lucky to be Ones, babies genetically engineered for excellence. Others aren’t quite so happy, and fear and jealousy lead to a rising movement against The Ones. As the line between right and wrong blurs, Cody becomes closer to a group of radical Ones intent on fighting back and James fears how far she is willing to go for the cause.

Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy
When Emma is forced to move to Arizona to live with her father after her parent’s divorce, she feels like her life is over. Then she meets Dillon, who introduces her to true friends and offers a commitment she’s never known. Just as everything is looking up, unexpected news threatens everything. Dillon has saved Emma over and over again—can she save him in return?

Diversity in YA Fantasy and Science Fiction

Diverse = Set in a non-Western world or inspired by a non-Western world; or with a main character who is non-white, LGBTQ+, and/or disabled. Check out these great books in the Teen Corner of the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to get more information or to place a hold.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

The Reader by Traci Chee

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

Lotus and Thorn by Sara Wilson Etienne

Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld