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 […]

Firestorm

Author: David Klass Publication: 2008, Square Fish Pages: 320 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Jack thinks he’s a pretty normal guy until the day he ignores his dad’s advice and lets himself shine on the football field.  Local TV covers the event, and suddenly Jack’s parents are […]

Loki’s Wolves

Author: K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr Publication: 2013, Little, Brown and Co. Pages: 358 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: Matt is a descendant of the Norse god, Thor.  Fen and Laurie are descended from Loki.  Up till now, they’ve all lived relatively normal lives (well, except for […]

SYLO

Author: DJ MacHale Publication: 2013, Razor Bill Pages: 407 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Tucker and his family live on Pemberwick Island, Maine. He loves the slow pace of life there and uses it as an excuse to avoid taking any big risks. But all that comes […]

Shift

Author: Jeff Povey Publication: 2014, Simon and Schuster Pages: 361 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Rev, Billie, the Ape, Lucas, Johnson, Moth, Carrie, and GG – eight teens thrown together for detention. Then a white light goes off, and when it’s gone they find themselves in an […]

BZRK

Author: Michael Grant Publication: 2012, Egmont Pages: 386 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: A war is brewing between the Armstrong Twins and their army of nanobots – intent on making the world a more peaceful place by turning everyone into mindless automatons – and the forces of […]

Echo’s Revenge: The Other Side, Part 1

Note: This book is being released in serial format as an E-book. This review is of Part 1 only. Author: Sean Austin Publication: 2015, AAA Reality Games Pages: 42 Pages (E-book only) Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: N/A Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: This follows the story of Echo’s revenge from the […]

Echos’ Revenge: The Ultimate Game

Author: Sean Austin Publication: 2012, AAA Reality Games Pages: 280 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Brothers Reggie and Jeremy live with their divorced mom and her alcoholic, abusive boyfriend. Their escape is online video games and Reggie is one of the top players of a game called […]

Eona

Author: Alison Goodman Publication: 2012, Firebird Pages: 654 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Eona has revealed herself as a girl, but if she thought that was the end of the secrets and lies she’s sorely mistaken. Because even though Eona has learned to call her dragon, she […]

Eon – Dragoneye Reborn

  Author: Alison Goodman Publication: 2008, Penguin Pages: 531 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: For years, Eon’s life has been focused on one thing – training to be chosen as a Dragoneye, an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.  But Eon has […]