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 Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (The Hazel Wood, Book One)
Alice and her mother are always moving—always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. Then Alice’s grandmother dies and her mother is stolen by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. To retrieve her mother, Alice must ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan, and travel into the world where her grandmother’s tales began.
Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl
Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum living in France with his mom and sister for the summer. He falls for a French girl who he thinks is a real-life incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Over time Martin comes to realize she is a real person and not a character in a novel while at the same time learning that love is not out of his reach just because he is autistic.
Shaka Rising: A Legend of the Warrior Prince by Luke Molver (Graphic Novel)
A time of bloody conflict and great turmoil. The slave trade expands from the east African coast. Europeans spread inland from the south. A charismatic young warrior prince emerges from exile to usurp the old order and forge a new, mighty Zulu kingdom.
No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear
A murder shatters the quiet town of Holcomb, Kansas in 1959. Suspicion falls on Nancy Clutter’s boyfriend, Bobby Rupp, the last one to see them alive. New Yorker Carly Fleming is an outsider who was close to Nancy. She and Bobby were the only ones who knew the real Nancy.
Determined to clear Bobby’s name, Carly dives into the murder investigation and ends up in trouble with the local authorities—and the whole town.
36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant
Hildy and Paul each have their own reasons for joining the university psychology study that asks the simple question: Can love be engineered? By the time Hildy and Paul have made it to the end of the questionnaire, they’ve laughed and cried and lied and thrown things and run away and come back and driven each other almost crazy. They’ve also each discovered the painful secret the other was trying so hard to hide. But have they fallen in love?