Featured Series

Demonata by Darren Shan

Presumably the only witness to the horrific and bloody murder of his entire family, a teenage boy must outwit not only the mental health professionals determined to cure his delusion, but also the demonic forces only he can see.

1) Lord Loss

2) Demon Thief

3) Slawter

4) Bec

5) Blood Beast

6) Demon Apocalypse

7) Death’s Shadow

8) Wolf Island

9) Dark Calling

10) Hell’s Heroes


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.

Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz
Olivia feels the pressure to be perfect—get good grades, play the part of the politician’s daughter, and catch the eye of an older boy. But the need to do whatever it takes is a constant struggle. It will take nearly losing her best friend and even her life for Liv to learn that loving herself is far more important than earning the world’s approval.

Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler (The Runebinder Chronicles, Book One)
Magic has returned to the world. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters have the power to fight back in the unending war, using the same magic that ended civilization in the first place. Tenn is a Hunter who realizes he’s become a pawn in a bigger game.

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Despite being twins, Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. But one thing could wreck their carefully planned futures: a genetic test for Huntington’s, a rare degenerative disease that slowly steals control of the body and mind. When the results come in, one twin tests negative for Huntington’s. The other tests positive. How can they repair their relationship, and is it even worth saving?

Plague Land by Alex Scarrow (Remade, Book One)
Leon and his younger sister Grace have just moved to London from New York when news of an unidentified plague begins to fill the news. Within a week the virus hits London. People in the streets turn to liquid before their eyes, and what follows is a frantic hunt for a safety which may no longer exist.

Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
After being expelled from high school, Jane agrees to attend a completion program at Elbow River Community College as long as she gets to move away from home. She signs up for House of Orange, a student-run reality show that is basically Big Brother, but for Elbow River Students. As the show grows into a local TV show with fans, Janes sees her chance to show her family—and the world—that she has what it takes to win.

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 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?

Featured Series

Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale

On her way to marry a prince she’s never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.

1) Goose Girl

2) Enna Burning

3) River Secrets

4) Forest Born

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.

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (DC Icons, Book Two)
One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum. There he meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel.

Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier
Rain has taken care of her twin brother Ethan long before she even knew what autism meant. She’s always prepared—when her father abandons them, when her mother gets sick, when Ethan is tortured by bullies from school—Rain is the reliable, stable one holding them all together.Then one night her world is turned upside down by a mistake she can’t take back. As her new romance and carefully constructed life begins to unravel, she discovers that the fragile brother whom she’s always protected has grown into a young man who no longer needs her. And now, for the first time, she finds that she needs him.

Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer
Carmel Fishkill lives in a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, or love. So she decides to fight back. She becomes Fishkill Carmel, deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook, and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. Then she meets Duck-Duck and his mother Molly, and soon they form a tentative family. But this fragile new beginning is threatened by the reappearance of Fishkill’s unstable mother — and by unfathomable tragedy.

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Maya is torn between her parents’ dream for her to live a proper Indian Muslim life and her own dream of going to film school and living in New York City. Then, in the aftermath of a horrific crime perpetrated hundreds of miles away, her life is turned upside down. The community she’s known since birth becomes unrecognizable; neighbors and classmates alike are consumed with fear, bigotry, and hatred. Ultimately, Maya must find the strength within to determine where she truly belongs.

Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin
When Jules comes home from school to find a strange girl, her mother explains that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But shortly after, Mae is wearing Jules’ clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and kissing Jules’s crush. Then things get weird.

2018 Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

2018 Winner

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.


2018 Honor Books

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman


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 Cruel Prince by Holly Black (The Folk of the Air, Book One)
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. To win a place at the Court, she must defy Prince Cardan—and face the consequences.

I Never by Laura Hopper
Janey’s priorities used to be clear: track, school, friends, and family. But when she learns her parents are getting divorced, her world starts to shift. Back at school, Luke, an adorable senior, pursues Janey, and she realizes that she has two new priorities to consider: love and sex.

Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda
After her ex-boyfriend Caleb dies, his mother asks her to pack his things from his room. Even though, or maybe because, she blames Jessa for his accident. As Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all. Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

The Agony of Bun O’Keefe by Heather Smith
Bun O’Keefe is a 14-year-old girl in 1980s Newfoundland, who runs away to the city and is taken in by a street musician who lives with an eclectic cast of characters: a pot smoking dishwasher with culinary dreams; a drag queen with a tragic past; a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life—she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.