Artemis Fowl

Author: Eoin Colfer Publication: 2002, Hyperion Pages: 280 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: Artemis Fowl – millionaire, genius, criminal mastermind, twelve years old.  Artemis is the latest in a long line of Fowls with a reputation for the criminal.  But recently the family has fallen on somewhat […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wolf Brother

Author: Michelle Paver Publication: 2004, Harper Collins Pages: 295 Overall Rating:  Rating for Action:  Quantity of Action:  Age Category: 9-12 Age of Main Character: 12 Brief Summary: Torak’s father has just been killed by a bear.  His only companion now is a wolf cub.  But together the two of them must brave the dangers of […]

Middleworld

Author: J & P Voelkel Publication: 2010, Egmont Pages: 399 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary:  Max Murphy’s parents are archaeologists specializing in the ancient Maya.  Two weeks before the start of summer, they leave for […]

The Warrior Heir

Author: Cinda Williams Chima Publication: 2006, Hyperion Pages: 426 Overall Rating:                           Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Jack was born with a heart condition, and every day for sixteen years he’s faithfully taken the medicine given to […]

Freaks

Author: Kieran Larwood Publication: 2012, Chicken House Pages: 242 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: Sheba is a freak, a wolf girl trapped in a broken down sideshow in 1850’s Britain.  Then her owner, Grunchgirdle, sells […]

Stoneheart

Author: Charlie Fletcher Publication: 2008, Hyperion Pages: 450 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  George has been angry ever since his father died.  He’s in and out of trouble all the time.  On a fieldtrip to a London museum, George gets in trouble yet again and is ordered […]

This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

Author: Kenneth Oppel Publication: 2012, Simon and Schuster Pages: 320 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Victor and Konrad Frankenstein are twin brothers living their family friend, the beautiful young Elizabeth, in a chateau near Geneva, […]