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.

American Street by Ibi Zoboi
After coming to America from Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration. Now she must deal with her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit’s west side, a new school, and a surprising romance, all on her own. When she faces an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (Timekeeper, Book One)
In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time. Danny, whose father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years, is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time. Now he’s facing a series of bombing that threatens to ruin his chances of saving his father.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Marin is waiting alone in an empty dorm room to reunite with her best friend Mabel. But will she finally be able to admit everything that happened before she left her old life behind and fled across the country?

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
When her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to beg for her release. The Goblin agrees, as long as another maiden takes her place. Liesl agrees to marry him, and soon finds him to be kind, even encouraging her to return to her love of music. But even as they grow close, Liesl finds her old life fading away.

The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom (The Cruelty, Book One)
When her diplomat father is, Gwendolyn sets off across the sordid underbelly of Europe to rescue him. As plunges into a brutal world of arms smuggling and human trafficking she discovers that to survive in this new world she must become every bit as cruel as the men she’s hunting.

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Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Hermione Winters is a cheerleader in a small Canadian town where cheerleading is the biggest sport. They don’t just cheer at games but compete nationally. Part of their success is due to the annual cheer camp the school sends them to each summer. As co-captain in her last year of high school, Hermione knows this camp will be bittersweet. But when she wakes up in a hospital after the end-of-camp dance and learns she was drugged and raped, her entire senior year becomes a challenge. Luckily she has a great support system in her best friend, Polly, her parents, and her team. And she’ll need them when the rumors and accusations start to fly. Hermione is a cheerleader—not a victim.

Recommended for grades 10 and up due to mature themes like rape, abortion, and victim-blaming.

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Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson
In Myra’s world, some people can flicker, or become invisible. Flickerkin are viewed with suspicion by the ruling Plats and can be put to death. Myra has never dared to use her inherited power. But when mysterious happenings begin to occur around New Heart City, she will have to decide where her loyalties lie.

Until I Break by Kara Bietz
Sam North has a bright future as a well as a problem that nobody else seems to see—Ace Quinn, his neighbor and teammate. For years, Ace has been bullying and harassing Sam. When gunshots echo through the halls of Broadmeadow High School, whose finger is on the trigger?

Infinity by Jus Accardo (The Infinity Division, Book One)
Kori is used to being the daughter of an army general. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away… That’s taking it a step too far. Cade watches Kori he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, she learns that her father isn’t who she thought. Now she finds herself caught between deadly crossfire and falling in love.

After the Fall by Kate Hart
Raychel often sneaks into her best friend Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. That’s fine with Raychel, who is in a secret relationship with Matt’s brother, Andrew. As she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach, she needs Matt’s friendship more than ever. But Matt has secrets of his own.

The Life Fantastic by Liza Ketchum
In Brattleboro, Vermont in 1913, Teresa’s beautiful voice makes her a hit in vaudeville. But her parents have given up life on the road, and her father wants her to drop out of school and work in the organ factory. An amateur singing contest offers Teresa a way out, but her journey to stardom is paved with danger.

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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum  

When Jessie was fourteen she lost her mom to cancer. Two year later her dad came home from what was supposed to be a business trip and announced he’d eloped with a woman he met online. Now Jessie finds herself transplanted from her simple life in Chicago to living among strangers—including her own father—and attending a posh private school in Los Angeles. What she needs is a guardian angel. And she gets one. An anonymous email from “Somebody Nobody” offers support and guidance. Reluctant at first, Jessie comes to depend on SN as she navigates mean girls, new friendships, and a crush on an unattainable guy. Who is SN? Could he be someone she could love as much in real life as she does online?

Recommended for grades 7 and up.

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Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff (The Red Abbey Chronicles, Book One)
Maresi is a novice at the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Four years ago, during the hunger winter, she was taken in by the Mother and now enjoys days learning and caring for others. But when Jai arrives at the Abbey, her dark past follows her, and Maresi will have to find the courage to act to save her new sister and their way of life.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. To prove it, she immerses herself in Lizzie’s life, including taking Lizzie’s job—and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk, but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Will is blind, and does not want to be dependent on anyone. But when he develops a crush on a sweet but shy girl named Cecily, he’s willing to take a risk. Then he gets a chance at an experimental surgery that could let him see for the first time, and he discovers that being able to see might be more confusing and dangerous than being blind.

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron
Lily’s starting her junior year after a summer spent avoiding everyone because of an incident at the end of the previous school year. Dari is an artistic and mysterious transfer student. As the two find each other and become close, they start to believe they can finally be happy. When tragedy becomes reality, can friendship survive even if romance cannot?

Dreadnought by April Daniels (Nemesis, Book One)
Danny had enough on her plate with trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. Then Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her. Inheriting Dreadnought’s powers also transformed her body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now she has to deal with people knowing her secrets and a murderous cyborg out to get her.

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow is The Chosen One. Everyone agrees he’s the most powerful mage in history and the only chance at saving the world from the Insidious Humdrum. He’s been at the job since he was eleven years old, and after seven years, Simon has accepted this is what is life will be until he’s killed in battle. Or possibly by his roommate and arch-enemy, Baz, who also happens to be a vampire. But his final year at Watford Academy brings changes Simon never could have expected, including friends and love both lost and found.

Fans of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl will love this light-hearted spoof of the magic-school genre. Even those who have not read Fangirl will have no trouble diving into the funny and engaging world. Recommended for grades 7 and up.

 

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City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother start a new life in Kenya working in the house of Roland Greyhill. But Tina soon learns Greyhill is corrupt, and when her mother is shot and killed, she swears revenge. Four years later, as a member of a local gang of thieves, she gets her chance. But memories and past friendships make the job harder than she could have imagined.

Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie
With a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local hot girl, Clancy has earned the label of freak in her small town. When her dad is involved in a crash that kills two teenagers, the town turns even more hostile. But Clancy finally meets someone who might be a real friend.

A Toaster on Mars by Darrell Pitt
Blake Carter, star agent with the Planetary Bureau of Investigation, isn’t having a good day. First he’s beaten up by a bunch of religious zealots, and he’s assigned a robot—sorry, cyborg—as his new partner, and his daughter is missing. To top things off, the world is held to ransom by his nemesis, evil genius Bartholomew Badde. Can things get any worse? Yes!

This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston
Kat’s senior year internship at the district attorney’s office is far from glamorous. But when her boss gets assigned the River Boys case, where five boys went hunting and only four came back, Kate has a chance to investigate something important. Why is the incident being swept under the rug? The truth may cost her more than her job.

Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley
In order to save her family’s farm, Roshen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China in arduous and degrading conditions. With her Uyghur background she also faces contempt. Sustained by her bond with other Uyghur girls, Roshen is resolved to endure all to help her family and ultimately her people.