The Zodiac Legacy – Convergence

Author: Stan Lee and Stuart Moore Publication: 2015, Disney Pages: 463 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: Stephen Lee loves superheroes, but he never expected to have powers of his own until he stumbles upon an experiment involving ancient pools of energy infused with the power of the […]

No Safety in Numbers

Author: Dayna Lorentz Publication: 2012, Penguin Pages: 263 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: When a bomb containing a deadly bio-weapon is found in the ventilation system of a busy mall, the entire place is sealed off and quarantined.  At first it’s kind of fun – an excuse […]

Jason Steed: Fledgling

Author: Mark A. Cooper Publication: 2008, Sourcebooks Pages: 209 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: Jason Steed is the only son of British Navy officer Ray Steed.  His mom died in childbirth, and he’s been raised in Hong Kong by a series of nannies while his dad serves […]

Elemental

Author: Anthony John Publication: 2012, Penguin Pages: 326 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Thom is the first child born without an element – earth, water, wind, or fire – on his remote post-apocalyptic colony on the Outer Banks.  Or so he thinks.  But when pirates kidnap the […]

Zom-B

Author: Darren Shan Publication: 2012, Little, Brown and Company Pages: 192 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: When news of a Zombie outbreak in Ireland hits the TV, B’s dad figures the whole thing is a joke – and even if it isn’t, what difference will a few […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Publication: 2011, Quirk Pages: 352 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: As a child, Jacob reveled in his grandfather’s stories about levitating girls and invisible boys.  When his grandfather is violently murdered, Jacob is haunted by the fleeting image of a monster.  Then a mysterious […]

The 100

Author: Kass Morgan Publication: 2013, Little, Brown, and Co. Pages: 323 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Ever since a devastating nuclear war the last remnants of humanity have lived on a giant spaceship hundreds of miles above the Earth.  Now 100 juvenile delinquents – considered disposable by […]

The Eye of Minds

Author: James Dashner Publication: 2013, Delacorte Pages: 320 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Michael lives most of his life in the VertNet.  He enters his Coffin – a box designed to protect his physical body while he roams the virtual net – and hangs there with his […]

Burning Nation

Author: Trent Reedy Publication: 2015, Arthur A. Levine Pages: 417 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: This is book two in the Divided We Fall series and it kicks off with a blast as Danny and his friends find themselves on the front lines trying to beat back […]

Rotters

Author: Daniel Kraus Publication: 2011, Delacorte Pages: 464 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: After Joey Crouch’s mom is killed he’s sent to live with the father he’s never met.  But Ken Harnett is a strange, solitary man who wants nothing to do with his son and Joey’s […]