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.
Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
Addie has been miserable about the one horrible thing she did. It doesn’t help that her brother keeps bringing it up, creating a gulf between them. Then, in Ireland for her aunt’s wedding, Addie discovers Ireland for the Heartbroken hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library. Suddenly she finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle with Ian and his cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan.
ANIMUS by Antoine Revoy (Graphic Novel)
The residents of a quiet Kyoto neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground. Two friends, a young girl and boy, resolve to exorcise the evils that inhabit it, including a snaggle-toothed monster.
The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy by B.T. Gottfred
Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Everyone assumes that Art is gay. When Art first meets Zee, he knows he’s found someone special–someone magical. Zee may not be able to see that magic in herself, but Art is bound and determined to show it to her. As they explore their own complexities in gender, sexuality, and identity, they fall for the complexities they find in each other.
Driving by Starlight by Anat Deracine
Leena and Mishie are best friends. They delight in small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police—secret Western clothing, forbidden music, flirtations. But Leena wants college, independence—she wants a different life. Though her story is specific to her world, ultimately it’s a story about friendship, family, and freedom that transcends cultural differences.
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
Stella has waited her whole life to get off the floundering spaceship she calls home. So she jumps at the chance to be a governess on the Rochester. Hugo Fairfax, the captain, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind. Still, the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet.