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 Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan
Bethan is the apprentice the green healer Drina in a clan of Welsh Romanies. One night Silas, the son of the chieftain, and his friends brutally assault Bethan and a half-Roma friend, Martyn. She begs Drina to bring Martyn back from death’s door. To do so, Bethan must collect grisly pieces to fuel the spell: an ear, some hair, an eye, a nose, and fingers.

Devils Within by S.F. Henson
Nate was fourteen when he murdered his father—the leader of The Fort, a notorious white supremacist compound. It was self-defense, and now he lives with an uncle he never knew existed, who wants nothing to do with him. He struggles to forge a new life and interact with people he was brought up to hate. Including Brandon, who is the first person to treat him like a human instead of a monster. But when his secret past comes into contact with his new life, Nate will have to decide between his own survival and standing for what’s right.

The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims
Since the car accident, Samantha has been in pain, not only from her leg injury, but also from her mother’s death. After pushing away her friends, Sam has receded into a fog of depression. Then she meets Eliot, a reckless loner with an attitude and an amazing secret—he can’t feel any pain. As they grow closer, they begin to confront Sam’s painful memories of the accident—memories that may hold a startling truth about what really happened that day.

Chico Boy by Gina Hooten Popp
Life isn’t easy when you have as many obstacles to overcome as Chico Boy has in his life. His Dad left over a year ago and he’s fallen behind in school. And his mother barely makes enough to cover the family’s expenses. To top it all off, he and his best friend Talula think they’ve witnessed a possible murder. But take heart, not all is bad for Chico Boy. He has a great group of friends and an indomitable spirit that keeps him bouncing high on the pogo stick of life.

Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz
World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia. Determined to do her part, she signs up for an all-female group of pilots. As much as she loves flying, dropping bombs on German soldiers from a fragile canvas biplane is no joyride. As the war intensifies and those around her fall, Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.


Featured Series

Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy

Danny Wright, seventeen, joined the Idaho Army National Guard to serve the country as his father had, but when the Guard is sent to an anti-government protest in Boise and Danny’s gun accidently fires, he finds himself at the center of a conflict that results in the federal government declaring war on Idaho.

1) Divided We Fall

2) Burning Nation

3) The Last Full Measure

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.

Calling My Name by Liara Tamani
Taja lives with her parents and siblings in Houston. She’s always known that her conservative and tightly-knit African American family expects of her—do well in school, go to church every Sunday, no intimacy before marriage. She dreams of going to college and forging her own relationship with the world and with God, but when she falls in love for the first time, those dreams are suddenly in danger of evaporating.

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. Tattoos of the beasts appears on their skin while the guilt of the sins appear on thier minds. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family. When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he must fight to save the princess that he loves–and his own life.

Love Is Both Wave and Particle by Paul Cody
Levon and Samantha are students at an alternative high school for high-achieving but troubled teens. They have been chosen for a year-long project where they write their life stories and collect interviews from people who know them. The only rule is 100% confidentiality—they will share their work only with each other. What happens will transform their lives.

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook
Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. Her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want.

Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
Cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to the opportunity to travel to space. She must compete against the best and brightest people on the planet for that chance. Cassie is ready for the physical and mental toll that the competition will take. But nothing could have prepared her for the bonds she would form with the very people she hopes to beat.

Dark Humor

Can’t decide whether you want to laugh or cry? Do both! Check out one of these darkly humorous books. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

All the Ways the World Can End by Abby Sher

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Just Kill Me by Adam Selzer

Kid Alone by Simon Mason

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

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.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Aza never intended to pursue the hundred-thousand-dollar reward for solving fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett’s mystery. But her friend Daisy is eager to investigate, so they start Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell
Neo loves music. A life in radio is all she’s ever wanted. So when Umzi Radio broadcasts live in a nearby bar Neo can’t resist. She sneaks out to see them, and she falls in love, with music, and the night, but also with a girl. South African girls are supposed to go to school and get a real job and find a nice young boy to settle down with. But can she ignore her heart?

The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves
Marcos yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, he wants to get out of Maesta, his hood. When Marcos is placed in an after-school program for troubled teens with potential, he meets Zach and Amy. These new friendships inspire Marcos to open up and think about his future and what he has to fight for.

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry
Sarah Jac and James work in the vast maguey fields of the bone-dry Southwest. It is a rough life, but their secret love is enough to keep them going until they save up enough money to go east. Then a horrible accident forces Sarah Jac and James to start over on a new, possibly cursed ranch called the Real Marvelous.

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival, yet she stands apart as the only illusion-worker in hundreds of years. No matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered. As she hunts for the person killing her illusions one by one, Sorina learns more about the Festival than she could have imagined.

Featured Series

The Amanda Project by Amanda Valentino

When unconventional high school student Amanda Valentino disappears, her three closest friends, who are from very different circles, band together and, using enigmatic clues that seem to come from Amanda herself, try to find her.

1) The Amanda Project

2) Revealed

3) Shattered

4) Unraveled

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.

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night. But one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. And now there’s a spirit inside her. When Makepease is sent to live with her father’s rich and powerful ancestors, the wild, brutish spirit may be her only defense against a dark and terrible family secret.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Will gets on an elevator on the seventh floor with every intention of using the gun in the back waistband of his jeans to get revenge for his brother’s murder. As the elevator descends, people from Will’s past get on, each one teaching him a little bit more about his brother’s story. When he gets to the bottom, will he go through with it? Will he make it to the bottom?

The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace
Sorrow spent the first eight years of her life in her mother’s family’s apple orchard. Then a tragic event sent her to live with her father in Miami. Now sixteen, she returns to the orchard for the summer, hoping to learn more about her childhood and her family. But something strange is going on. Is the orchard trying to tell her something, or is she just imagining things?

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
Jess has always known what was going on with her best friend Angie more than Angie herself. Like how Jess really feels about her. Then Angie begins to fall for Margot. Jess can see that her friend is also falling into a world of secrets and cruelty beneath the surface of Margot’s wealth and privilege. But will she be able to save Angie from herself?

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian
Iranian-American Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past. But with her friends fighting, her mother planning an over-the-top sweet sixteen party, and an off-limits crush, Daria doesn’t have time for an identity crisis.