Featured Series

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

In this romantic and suspenseful fantasy series, Laia is one of the peace-loving Scholars who live in fear of the brutal Martial Empire. After her brother is arrested for treachery, Laia joins the resistance and goes undercover as a slave in the Empire’s military academy. Heart-stopping action and richly detailed world-building will engross fans of fantasy inspired by ancient civilizations.

1) An Ember in the Ashes

2) A Torch Against the Night

3) A Reaper at the Gates

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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.

Afterimage by Naomi Hughes
After a horrific explosion levels part of the city, Camryn is the sole survivor. Amidst controversy, conspiracy theories, and threats from government officials, Camryn longs for the truth. But the only person who she can turn to is a transparent boy in a lab coat named Quint. Unsure whether he’s a hallucination or a ghost, Camryn has no choice but to trust him as they become embroiled in a plot that is bigger than either of them realize.

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos (The Mirror Visitor, Book One)
Long ago, The Rupture shattered the world into many floating celestial islands. Known now as Arks, each possesses a unique relationship to time. And over all of the Arks the spirit of an omnipotent ancestor abides. Ophelia has an ability to read the past of objects and to travel through mirrors. Forced to follow her fiancé to the Pole, Ophelia soon learns she has become a pawn in a political game with deadly consequences.

Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy 
Jenny doesn’t want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and she needs to get as far away from her hometown as possible and stay out of trouble. But Jenny still gets the itch to light a match and then watch it burn, something she’s had since an accident years ago. And now someone is watching her.

Kens by Raziel Reid
The Kens (Hilton, Roberts, and Carson) are the undisputed Queens of the school. Tommy knows he’ll never be like these shimmering images of perfection that glide through the halls. Then he gets a chance to join the Kens, just as he takes an interest in the handsome new boy, Blaine. When they decide together to overthrow the Kens, their plan takes a shocking turn.

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Every seven years, the people of Three Graces send a sacrifice to the woods. The death of their “best boy” ensures seven years free from disease, blight, and pain. But this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early, and three, not one, will run into the forest as a sacrifice.

Teen Journalists

Check out these books featuring teen reporters on the hunt for a great story. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

 

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

Unspoken By Sarah Rees Brennan (Lynburn Legacy, Book One)

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey

Scream Site by Justina Ireland

The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele

Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks

Feral By Holly Schindler

It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

The Date to Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm

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 Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones
Lily was only twelve when Luke left. Two years later, she can’t wait to see how Luke will react when he sees how she’s transformed. And when her mother tells her that Luke will be staying with them for a while, in the bedroom right next to hers, her heart nearly stops. His lingering looks set Lily on fire; when they’re alone, he kisses her. Luke would never do anything to hurt her…would he?

Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs
Six teens arrive in LA for a hacking aptitude test with the promise of a scholarship and a job with the CIA after graduation. Owen walks out, but the other five stay and complete the tests. Only later do they get a text from Own revealing the truth: the “tests” created “Phantom Wheel,” the most devastating virus ever made. And they are the only ones who can stop it.

Let Me List the Ways by Sarah White
Mackenzie has been best friends with Nolan for as long as she can remember. In their senior year, they know that everything will change as they head off to different colleges. They come up with a list of things they want to do together before graduation. But Mackenzie left the most important thing off the list: telling Nolan she loves him.

Imagine Us Happy by Jennifer Yu
Stella lives with depression, and surviving her junior year is about the best she can hope for. Then she meets Kevin, a senior boy who understands what she is going through. As she grows closer to him she begins to neglect her friendships and responsibilities as her life spins out of control.

Things I’d Rather Do than Die by Christine Hurley Deriso
When the two most mismatched seniors at Walt Whitman High School find themselves locked in an aerobics room overnight, their confinement forces them to push past the labels they’ve assigned each other and they share a night they’ll never forget.

Featured Series

Blood Ninja by Nick Lake

After his father is murdered and a ninja saves his life, Taro discovers the connection between ninjas and vampires and finds himself being dragged into a bitter conflict between the rival lords ruling Japan.

1) Blood Ninja

2) The Revenge of Lord Oda

3) Betrayal of the Living

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 Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
When Ali’s estranged father leaves her his prized 1968 Firebird convertible she wants nothing to do with it. So when she finds a buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast willing to pay enough money for the car to save her childhood home, Ali can’t wait to get going. But the only person who knows how to drive a stick is her ex-boyfriend, Nico.

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally
Julia Blake has disappeared, but did she run away, or is she in trouble? When a copy of their favorite fairy-story book arrives with a mysterious list inside, her sister Sylvie begins to see signs of her sister, and their favorite fairy tales, everywhere she goes. With the help of her best friend’s brother, Sylvie sets out to follow the strange signs right to Julia and return to New York with her in tow. But sometimes the damsel in distress can only save herself.

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (Seafire, Book One)
After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair, Caledonia is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, whose lives have been turned upside down by Aric and his men. Their misson: stay alive, and take down Aric’s fleet.

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner
Cason is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. Her mother has always controlled her life, but an injury Carson was hiding her undergoing chemotherapy. Davis survived cancer, but his drug addiction nearly killed him. He’s doing community service at the hospital, and has been sober for six months. As Cason and Davis start to depend on each other, can they both be brave enough to beat the odds?

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. The chance to take down an unstoppable monster may be their way out—if they can survive.

2018 YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

 

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year.

 

2018 Teens’ Top Ten :

 

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Warcross by Marie Lu. G. P.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ​​​​

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

Paper Hearts by Ali Novak

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

 

See all the 2018 Nominees here.