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 Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman
Phoebe is a drummer ready to prover herself at the Indoor Percussion Association Convention. Vanessa has been looking forward to the WTFcon for writers for months. Callie is attending the World Taxidermy and Fish-Carving Championships more for her dad than herself. When a crazy mix-up in the hotel lobby brings the three girls together, they form an unlikely friendship against a chaotic background of cosplay, competition, and carcasses!

No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli
Following a family tragedy, Gabe finds himself the caregiver for his ailing grandfather. He does his best to make the most of his senior year with his friends John and Sofia, but going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men.

Honor Code by Kiersi Burkhart
Sam attends Edwards Academy in the hopes of getting into Harvard. She’s willing to endure the hazing, sports, and social scene she’s not really into. But will she be willing to bury the worst night of her life in order to “keep the community sacred”? As the line between truth and justice blurs, Sam must find out for herself what honor really means.

Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell
Just as Audrey’s life is starting to look up, she’s told it’s time to evacuate her idyllic gated community of Coto de Caza because of the enormous wildfire sweeping through Orange County, California. Over the course of the next twenty-four hours, Audrey wrestles with the possibility of losing her family home and remembers her relationship with Brooks. But as secrets from Brooks’s dark past come to light, Audrey wonders if he might be more dangerous than the fire.

Miles Away from You by A.B. Rutledge
It’s been three years since Miles fell for Vivian, a talented and dazzling transgender girl, and eighteen months since a suicide attempt left Vivian on life support. Now Miles is on a trip to Iceland, trying to honor Vivian’s life by photographing her treasured Doc Martens standing empty against the surreal landscapes. With each step he takes, Miles finds his heart healing–even as he must accept that Vivian, still in a coma, will never recover.


A Librarian Reads…

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

In a small town in Colorado live a family of saints and their pilgrims. The Soria family have been saints for generations, and the three teenage cousins in 1962 are no exception. Daniel is the current Saint, quiet and thoughtful and holy. Beatriz is quiet also, because her mind is busy analyzing and sorting information, and she would rather build things than be a saint. Joaquin is boisterous and would rather be a radio DJ than a saint. When Pete comes to Bicho Raro looking to work, he is the only non-saint, non-pilgrim the town has seen. And it turns out that is exactly what they need. Because miracles come in twos. First the saint makes the pilgrims darkness visible, then the pilgrim performs the second miracle on themselves to banish the darkness. A saint must never interfere in this second miracle, or even talk to the pilgrims, or risk darkness themselves. But Daniel does, and so Beatriz and Joaquin feel they must too, to save their cousin. Now the Sorias and the pilgrims must all work together, with Pete in the middle, to save everyone.

This tale of magical realism is lyrical and beautiful and heart-wrenching. Recommended for readers in high school and up who are fans of magical realism, family stories, and Maggie Stiefvater’s previous novels.


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Featured Series

Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

Magicians rule an alternative British empire in this stylistically complex, action-packed and witty fantasy trilogy. Nathaniel, an angry apprentice magician harboring secret powers, summons a 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus to help him steal a powerful amulet. The djinni, cocky and sarcastic, forms an uneasy bound with his new master, but the theft opens a Pandora’s box of future intrigues.

Prequel) The Ring of Solomon

1) The Amulet of Samarkand

2) The Golem’s Eye

3) Ptolemy’s Gate

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.

It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter
Five months ago, Clara’s twin sister, Moura, was murdered. Now she’s receiving threatening emails at her staff inbox for her school’s newspaper where she ghostwrites an advice column. Convinced that her email stalker blames Clara for her sister’s death and is out for revenge, s where she he decides to undertake her own investigation. Can she solve the murder in time to save herself?

#Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid
When a classmate takes Peter’s picture and posts it online with the caption, “See Prettyboy Run,” he knows he’s in trouble. When hostiles drop through the ceiling of his 6th period chem class, Peter’s pretty sure his trouble just became a national emergency. Because he’s not really Peter Smith. He’s Jake Morrow, former foster-kid turned CIA operative.

The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
Brooke’s junior year was supposed to be about change—a new school, making plans for college, and leaving her past behind her. Then her mother is arrested for killing Brooke’s abusive father. Now Brooke must confront the shadow of her family’s violence and dysfunction, as she struggles to embrace her identity, finds her true place in the world, and learns how to let go.

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
When Artemisia’s mother died she was left with two choices: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father’s paint. She chose paint. By the time she was seventeen, she was one of Rome’s most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath of rape Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost.

Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
A congressman’s daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a secret. A guy who’s tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who’s done trying to fit in. An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy who wants people to see him, not his religion. They couldn’t be more different, but before the morning’s over, they’ll all be trapped in a school that’s been rocked by a bombing. When they hear that someone inside is the bomber, they’ll also be looking to one another for answers.

A Librarian Reads…

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Dimple Shah’s plans include going to college, becoming a web developer, and escaping her parents—especially her mother’s plan to find the “Ideal Indian Husband” for her. Rishi’s plans include going to college, following in his engineer father’s footsteps, and doing whatever is needed to honor his parents and their traditions. But before all that they are both going to Insomnia Con, a summer program to help students develop and produce apps. Rishi knows this was all set up by their parents, who have arranged a marriage between the two. Dimple has no idea. Can two people who are so different, who want such different things from life, be able to work together, let alone fall in love?

Readers who like stories of star-crossed lovers, girls in tech, and Indian culture will love this story. Recommended for readers in eighth grade and up.

* Book listened to on audio CD


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Featured Series

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie

Moving from Texas to Washington, Sunshine, an adopted sixteen-year-old, discovers that her new home is haunted and that the ghosts may have revelations about her past.

1) The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

2) The Awakening of Sunshine Girl

3) The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl

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 Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
Autumn is a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined her bond with her twin sister and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect. But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Despite the odds, one band’s music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind.

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis
Evan doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother sees him as a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father believes in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer. As his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by avoiding attention at all costs.

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
Leigh is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. She travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time hoping to find her mother, the bird. As she uncovers family secrets and forges new relationships, she also learns to grieve and forgive.

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen
Chaim and Gittel, Polish twins, are forced from their beautiful home and made to live in the Lodz Ghetto in 1942. Conditions are so awful their parents are willing to risk everything on the chance of escape. Chaim and Gittel are separated from their parents, and soon their party is attacked and the twins sent to Sobanek concentration camp, where their bond as twins will be put to the ultimate test.

After The Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts a scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible—and maybe dangerous—decision.