Proxy

Author: Alex London Publication: 2013, Philomel Pages: 379 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Knox is a patron, the son of one of The City’s most wealthy and powerful families. Syd is his proxy. Whenever Knox does something wrong, Syd gets punished. He’s done hard labor for Knox, […]

ACID

Author: Emma Pass Publication: 2013, Delacorte Pages: 381 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Jenna Strong is the only female inmate in a maximum security prison, sentenced there for the murder of her parents. She’s learned to defend herself and adjusted to her new life, but everything changes […]

Solitary (Escape from Furnace, book 2)

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith Publication: 2009, Faber and Faber Pages: 272 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Alex and his friends have made their escape, blowing a hole in the prison floor. But the river they leap into is no escape at all. They soon find themselves locked […]

Insignia

Author: S.J. Kincaid Publication: 2012, Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 446 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Tom’s dad is a professional gambler. They drift from casino to casino, but these days his loses more often than not and it’s only Tom’s skills as a VR gaming hustler that […]

The Deserter

Author: Peadar O Guilín Publication: 2011 David Fickling Books Pages: 440 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: After learning that the deadly Diggers are coming ever closer to their new home, Stopmouth realizes that he has no choice but to head to the roof and find Indrani – […]

The Threat Below

Author: Jason Latshaw Publication: 2015, Fernway Books Pages: 503 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Nearly 300 years ago a terror now known only as the Threatbelows drove humanity to the brink of extinction. The last remaining survivors took refuge at the top of a mountain, having learned […]

Steelheart

Author: Brandon Sanderson Publication: 2013, Delacorte Press Pages: 384 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: David lives in Newcago, a city in ruins ten years after the rise of the Epics – people with superhuman powers and a near universal desire to dominate and destroy. David’s dad was […]

Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth Publication: 2012, Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 487 Overall Rating:  Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: In the future Chicago where Beatrice lives, society is divided into five factions, each of which emphasizes a different value – Dauntless (courage), Abnegation (selflessness), Candor (honesty), Erudite (intelligence), and Amity (peace). […]

The Supernaturalist

Author: Eoin Colfer Publication: 2005, Disney-Hyperion Pages: 272 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: Cosmo Hill is a no sponsor – an orphan at the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys in Satellite City. He spends his days being sent to test products – from television commercials […]

Girl in the Arena

Author: Lise Haines Publication: 2009, Bloomsbury Pages: 336 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Lyn has had seven fathers, all of whom fought and died as gladiators. In this alternate version of America, the period following the end of the Vietnam War saw the creation of a widespread […]