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Project Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

As the Anvil, an enormous asteroid, threatens to end all life on Earth, sixteen-year-old Min begins to uncover a lifetime of lies, a sinister conspiracy involving all students in her sophomore class in Fire Lake, Idaho.

1) Nemesis

2) Genesis

3) Chrysalis


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 Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair (The Beckoning Shadow, Book One)
Vesper can summon your worst fear and turn it into a reality. A spot in the Tournament of the Unraveling, where competitors battle for a chance to rewrite the past, gives her a chance to reverse the mistakes that have changed her forever. Sam also carries a tragedy he desperately wants to undo. Vesper starts to fall for Sam, but helping heal his heart might mean breaking her own.

The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World by Amy Reed
Billy and Lydia don’t have much in common. But when the lives of these two loners are thrust together, Lydia’s cynicism is met with Billy’s sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. On top of that, weird happenings including an impossible tornado and an all-consuming fog are cropping up around them—maybe even because of them.

Destroy All Monsters by Sam J. Miller
Solomon and Ash both experienced a traumatic event when they were twelve. Ash lost all memory of that event when she fell from Solomon’s treehouse. Since then, Solomon has retreated further and further into a world he created in his own mind. As he slips further into the place he calls Darkside, Ash realizes her only chance to free her best friend from his pain is to recall exactly what happened that day in his backyard and face the truth—together.

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra
Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira has landed a job treating children with cancer. Now she has to prove herself to adult co-workers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes. Life gets really complicated when Saira finds herself falling in love with a patient. And when she risks her brand new career to try to improve his chances, it could cost her everything.

Past Perfect Life by Elizabeth Eulberg
Allison loves spending quality time with her widowed father and her tight-knit circle of friends. Sure she is stressed out about college applications . . . who wouldn’t be? But when Ally files her applications, they send up a red flag . . . because she’s not Allison Smith. And Ally’s-make that Amanda’s-ordinary life is suddenly blown apart. Was everything before a lie? Who will she be after? And what will she do as now comes crashing down around her?

A Librarian Reads…

The Girl from Berlin by Ronald H. Balson

Gabriella Vincenzo has lived nearly her whole life on a small vineyard in the Tuscan region of Italy. But now, at 78 years old, a multi-million dollar corporation is trying to take her land, claiming to be the rightful owner. In the course of investigating, Gabi gives Catherine, her American lawyer, a memoir to read. It details the life of Ada Baumgarten, the daughter of the concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a gifted violinist herself. Beginning when Ada was just a child, it charts her Jewish family’s persecution by the Nazi regime in Berlin and Italy. But who is Ada? And what connection does she have to Gabi?

This novel, which is part of the 2019 Illinois Reads, is told in alternating “now” and “then” chapters, showing the horrors inflicted on Jewish families, the heroes who fought against tyrants, and the hope and passion of one young girl to achieve her dreams against all odds. Recommended for readers in high school and up who are fans of historical fiction, especially World War II, and those who enjoy stories of young people persevering in the face of injustice.


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 Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman (The Devouring Gray, Book One)
Violet doesn’t have much hope of fitting in in Four Paths, a town almost buried in rural woodlands. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders cause her new neighbors to treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.

Sorry For Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley
Pup is used to flying under the radar. The only person who ever made him feel worthwhile was his older brother Patrick, the family’s golden child. But that was before Patrick died suddenly. When Pup excels at a photography assignment he thought he’d bomb, things start to come into focus.

We Are the Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan
Aphra is bold and outgoing. Bethany is achingly beautiful. Individually, they could both do a little better in the self-esteem department, but together? Together, they have what it takes to win over Greg D’Agostino. What begins as an honest mistake turns into an elaborate deception. What will happen when Greg finds out? And can Aphra and Bethany’s friendship survive the fallout?

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
The Kingdom is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species roam free. Ana is one of seven Fantasists, engineered to make dreams come true. When she meets park employee Owen, Ana begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including, for the first time… love.

Contagion by Teri Terry (Dark Matter, Book One)
Callie is missing. Her brother Kai is losing hope of ever seeing her again. Then he meets Shay, a girl who saw Callie the day she disappeared, and his hope is reignited. Their search leads them to the heart of a terrifying epidemic that is raging through the country. Can Kai and Shay escape death and find Callie?

A Librarian Reads…

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott

In the mid-fifteenth century, a girl by the name of Joan lived a quiet, obedient, and prayerful life in rural France. But France was under attack, its throne taken over by the English King Henry. And so St. Michael appeared to Joan and bade her to free France. With no education, no military training, and girl, Joan seemed completely unsuited to the task. But with the saints to guide her, she succeeded where others had failed. First praised, then feared, and finally condemned to die, Joan never lost her faith.

This book of poetry looks at the life of Joan of Arc based on accounts from her two trials. The poems vary in form and perspective, looking at Joan from the point of view of the people and even objects that were a part of her life. Recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy various forms of poetry as well as those who have an interest in religious history.

Featured Series

Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship’s artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.

1) Illuminae

2) Gemina

3) Obsidio

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 Things She’s Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Nothing’s been the same for Beth since the day she died. Her dad is drowning in grief. He’s also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But Isobel can see Beth, too, and seems to be connected to the crime Beth’s father has been sent to investigate—a gruesome fire at a home for troubled youth that left an unidentifiable body behind. As Beth and her father unravel the mystery, they find a shocking and heartbreaking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town.

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura
CJ loves helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She even discovers a knack for arranging the perfect bouquet she never knew she had. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII—and soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community.

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
Jay plans to coast through the last semester of his senior year. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of the war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story. Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth.

The Missing Season by Gillian French
Whenever another kid goes missing in October, the Pender kids know what is really behind it: a horrific monster out in the marshes they have named the Mumbler. At least, that’s what Clara’s new friends tell her when she moves to town. She doesn’t really believe them, but as Halloween gets closer and tensions build in the town, it’s hard to shake the feeling that there really is something dark and dangerous in Pender, waiting to bring the stories to life.

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough
Harriet is the perfect student: smart, dutiful, over-achieving. Will is a troublemaker who’s never met an injustice she didn’t fight. When their swim coach’s inappropriate behavior is swept under the rug, they reluctantly team up to expose his misdeeds by creating Amelia Westlake—an imaginary student who helps right the many wrongs of their privileged institution. But how long can they keep their secret? How far will they go to make a difference? And when will they realize they’re falling for each other?