Hitler’s Angel

Author: William Osborne Publication: 2012, Chicken House Pages: 318 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Leni and Otto are German refugees living in England.  They’re recruited by Admiral MacPherson of the London Controlling Section, a secret […]

Ripper

Author: Stefan Petrucha Publication: 2012, Philomel Pages: 426 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Carver Young is an orphan in 1895 New York who dreams of being a detective.  His dream comes true when he is […]

The Battle of Britain

Author: James Holland Publication: 2012, Puffin Pages: 331 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Archie Jackson is a young fighter pilot flying with the RAF at the start of World War II.  Nazi Germany is on […]

Warrior Princess

Author: Frewin Jones Publication: Harper Teen, 2009 Pages: 352 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Branwen ap Griffith is a princess of Garth Milain, a fortress lying on the border between the people of dark ages […]

Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times

Author: L. Brittney Publication: Feiwel and Friends, 2007 Pages: 288 Overall Rating:                                   Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Nathan Fox works as an actor in the same company as young William Shakespeare.  He’s recruited by Sir Francis […]

The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail

Author: Michael Spradlin Publication: Putnam, 2008 Pages: 272 Overall Rating:                          Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary:  Tristan is an orphan.  He was raised by monks and has no idea who his parents are, only that the note they left gives some indication that they were more than mere peasants.  His […]

The Book of the Lion

Author: Michael Cadnum Publication: Viking, 2000 Pages: 208 Overall Rating:                           Rating for Action: Quantity of Action:  Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Edmund’s master, a man who mint’s coins for King Richard, is found guilty of counterfeiting.  As his apprentice, Edmund shares his guilty.  […]

Revolver

Author: Marcus Sedgwick Publication: Roaring Brook Press, 2009 Pages: 240 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Sig and his family live somewhere far north of the Arctic Circle, where the snow is deep and the temperatures […]