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.

Salt by Hannah Moskowitz
Even though their parents disappeared during a hunt three months ago, Indi and his siblings, Beleza, Oscar, and Zulu, continue to roam the Mediterranean on their sailboat and hunt down monsters. But Indi yearns for a more settled life for his family, and he hopes that his parents’ journal with its tantalizing hints of a treasure will provide them all with the means of escape from their nomadic and dangerous life before it is too late.

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by Lev A.C. Rosen
Jack is seventeen and loves partying, makeup and boys. His sex life makes him the hot topic for the high school gossip machine. After he starts writing an online sex advice column, the mysterious love letters he’s been getting take a turn for the creepy. Now Jack must unmask his stalker before their obsession becomes genuinely dangerous…

Any Second by Kevin Emerson
Five years after being kidnapped, Elian’s captor sends him into the mall–with a bomb strapped to his chest. Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way. Drawn together by their dark pasts, Maya and Eli know it takes only seconds for their entire worlds to change.

Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes
After saving a man’s life, Embry Woods, seventeen, is considered a hero but someone begins blackmailing her for causing his near-death, forcing her to make choices that endanger her loved ones.

The Chaos of Now by Erin Jade Lange
Jordan committed suicide after being tirelessly bullied; now the school has access to students’ online activities and students have less privacy than ever. Now Eli’s hacking skills have him roped into a vigilante website that subverts the school’s cybersnoops and seeks justice for everyone else being bullied. Unable to identify the fine lines between bully and victim, justice and vengeance, Eli’s keystrokes start to have devastating consequences in the real world.

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Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Four-Girl is her mother’s fourth child. Her grandfather refused to give her a proper name, and she grew up feeling alone and despised. A chance encounter with a doctor who is a Christian catches her interest. But it isn’t until she sees a vision of Joan of Arc that she really takes the religion seriously. In Christianity she finds an acceptance and welcome she never felt at home. Renamed Vibiana, she leaves home to go tend orphans at a Christian village. But the Boxer Rebellion is closing in, killing anyone who refuses to renounce their foreign ways.

In this companion to Boxers, we see the story of the Chinese Christians caught between their cultural history and their new faith. Recommended to readers in middle school and up who enjoy historical fiction.

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.

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd (Grim Lovelies, Book One)
When their mistress is murdered, Anouk and her fellow beasties have only three days until their enchantment ends and they are transformed back into animals, but in seeking to remain human, they threaten the hierarchy imposed by the society of magic handlers in Paris called the Haute.

Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith
Cager has been transported to a giant lunar-cruise ship orbiting the moon that his dad owns by Billy and Rowan to help him shake his Woz addiction. Meanwhile, Earth, in the midst of thirty simultaneous wars, burns to ash beneath them. And as the robots on board become increasingly insane and cannibalistic, and the Earth becomes a toxic wasteland, the boys have to wonder if they’ll be stranded alone in space forever.

Sadie by Courtney Summers
Sadie’s life revolves around raising her sister Mattie on her own. Then Mattie is found dead, and the police botch the investigation. Feeling lost, Sadie turns her focus to finding Mattie’s killer and sets out on her own. Radio personality West McCray hears Sadie’s story and becomes obsessed with finding her, and the truth.

Iron River by Daniel Acosta
When twelve-year-old Manny Maldonado and his friends find a hobo’s body near the train tracks that run through their tight-knit San Gabriel valley community, a police officer tries to pin the murder on them.

Analee, In Real Life by Janelle Milanes
With a best friend who hates her and a dad who’s marrying a yogi she can’t stand, Analee spends most of her time avoiding reality and role-playing as Kiri, the night elf hunter at the center of her favorite online game. When high school heartthrob Seb asks Analee to pose as his girlfriend in an attempt to make his ex jealous, Analee agrees. But as Seb tries to coax Analee out of her comfort zone, will Analee figure out real life, or lose herself in the process?

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Boxers by Gene Luen Yang 9781596433595

Little Bao loves life in his small Chinese village in the late 19th century. Best of all is the operas featuring the stories of the gods. But things are changing. Foreigners are taking over the country, bringing Christianity and taking away the people’s freedoms and history. When a warrior comes to Bao’s village and teaches the men there kung fu, it seems they have a chance to fight back. But it is Bao, who discovers the ritual that allows them to take on the powers of the gods, who leads them in rebellion against the foreign devils.

Based on the Boxer Rebellion of 1899, this graphic novel blends history with mysticism. Be sure to also check out the companion novel Saints. Recommended to readers in middle school and up who enjoy historical fiction.

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.

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Waking up in the arms of Prince Emory, Ama has no memory of him rescuing her from a dragon’s lair, but she soon discovers there is more to the legend of dragons and damsels than anyone knows and she is still in great danger.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
When Elizabeth is taken in by Victor Frankenstein’s parents, it seems like the answer to all her prayers. She does everything she can to make herself indispensable to the family, and is rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Being a friend to Victor is no burden…until his dangerous temper threatens everything.

Swing by Kwame Alexander
Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah’s love life and Walt’s baseball career begin, the letters alter everything.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (Skyward, Book One)
The remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible…because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

Come November by Katrin van Dam
Senior year at high school is going to be hard enough for Rooney, desperate to get into a good college and away from her small town, but things get tougher when she ends up as the sole support for herself and her younger brother because of their mother’s obsession with the Next World Society, a cult that believes they will be whisked away to a new world paradise on November 17.

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American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Coming to American from Haiti was supposed to be a start to a new life for Fabiola and her mother. But her mother is detained and Fabiola is sent on to her aunt and cousins in Detroit without her. All she wants is to be reunited with her mother, even if it means going back to Haiti. But as she settles into a routine with her family, Fabiola comes to find that she has not left her old life behind at all. Everywhere she looks are signs that the lwas, the Vodou spirit guides, are all around her. And Fabiola must make a choice, whether to accept the life she has been left with or create the one she always dream of.

This is a powerful novel that looks at many important issues: immigration, drug abuse, violence, spirituality, and family. Highly recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy a blend of urban realism and mysticism.

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.

Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider
Serena Fuentes has her Paris trip all mapped out and the last thing she wants is a change in plans, but when she starts touring the city with Jean-Luc, a French friend of her sister’s boyfriend, they’re exploring corners of Paris that Serena never imagined.

Last Pick by Jason Walz (Graphic Novel)
Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old, or too “disabled” to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens’ harsh authoritarian rule, humanity’s rejects do their best to survive. Their captors never considered them a threat–until now. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It’s time for the kids last picked to step into the game.

Nightingale by Amy Lukavics
June is everything a young woman in 1951 shouldn’t be–independent, rebellious, a dreamer. She longs to travel, to attend college and to write the dark science fiction stories that consume her waking hours. But her mother grooms her to be a perfect little homemaker while her father pushes her to marry his business partner’s domineering son. When June resists, her whole world is shattered–suburbia isn’t the only prison for different women.

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head…literally.

What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi
Mellie has always been the reliable friend, the good student, the doting daughter. But when an unspeakable act leads her to withdraw from everyone she loves, she is faced with a life-altering choice―a choice she must face alone. Lise stands up―and speaks out―for what she believes in. And when she notices Mellie acting strangely, she gets caught up in trying to save her…all while trying to protect her own secret. One that might be the key to helping Mellie.