The Enemy

Author: Charlie Higson Publication: 2009, Puffin Pages: 406 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: A disease swept across the world, killing most of the adults and turning those who survived into brainless, hungry monsters. Only children under 14 are left, and now they have to fight to survive. […]

Department 19

Author: Will Hill Publication: 2011, Razor Bill Pages: 540 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Two years ago, Jamie Carpenter saw his dad murdered by a group of men in commando uniforms. Now, in a single night of terror, his mother’s been kidnapped by vampires and Jamie himself […]

Dead Reckoning

Author: Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edgehill Publication: 2012, Bloomsbury Pages: 324 Overall Rating:                          Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Jett Gallatin has disguised herself as a boy and a gunslinger to search for her brother through the dusty towns of 1860’s Texas.  There she meets up with White Fox, a […]

Rot & Ruin

Author: Jonathan Maberry Publication: 2010, Simon and Schuster Pages: 464 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Benny Imura is a survivor of the zombie apocalypse.  His California town is surrounded by fences, and on the other […]

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean

Author: Justin Somper Publication: 2005, Little, Brown & Company Pages: 330 Overall Rating:                          Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary:  Conner and Grace Tempest are the newly orphaned children of the town lighthouse keeper in Crescent Moon Bay.  They’ve […]

City of Bones – The Mortal Instruments #1

Author: Cassandra Claire Publication: 2007, Simon Pulse Pages: 485 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Clary thinks she’s just an average kid until one night she witnesses a group of armed teenagers that no one else […]

Rampant

Author: Diana Peterfreund Publication: 2009, Harper Teen Pages: 402 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Astrid has grown up on her mother’s stories of violent killer unicorns.  She stopped believing in them long ago and sometimes […]

The Devil’s Kiss

Author: Sarwat Chadda Publication: 2009, Disney/Hyperion Pages: 327 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Billi Sangrael is a member of the KnightsTemplar.  In ancient times their order was charged with fighting in the Crusades and defending […]