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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Subject Seven

Author:  James A. Moore Publication: Razor Bill, 2011 Pages: 336 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Subject Seven is part of an experiment to create a sleeper soldier, hidden inside the body of an ordinary teen.  […]

Virals

Author: Kathy Reichs Publication: 2010, Razor Bill Pages: 454 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Tori Brennan, niece of the famous forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, lives on tiny Morris Island off the coast of South Carolina.  […]

The Knife of Never Letting Go

Author: Patrick Ness Publication: 2008, Candlewick Pages: 496 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Twelve year old Todd Hewitt is one month away from becoming a man.  And that means a lot in Prentisstown, where Todd […]

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Author: Richard Paul Evans Publication: 2011, Simon Pulse Pages: 336 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Michael Vey has a secret.  He’s an electric boy.  Electricity pulses through his veins like blood and he can shock […]

Jimmy Coates: Assassin?

Note:  This is the first book in a very popular British series.  Unfortunately, it’s not widely available in the US.  But, you can find used copies fairly readily on the Amazon marketplace. Author: Joe Craig Publication: Harper Collins, 2005 Pages: 224 Overall Rating:                          […]

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

Author: James Patterson Publication: Little, Brown and Company 2005 Pages: 464 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action:   Quantity of Action: Age Category:  13+ Brief Summary: Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Angel, and the Gasman have escaped from the scientific facility where they were born […]

Z. Rex

Author: Steve Cole Publication: Philomel, 2009 Pages: 256 Overall Rating:                          Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: Adam’s dad is a video game developer who has created the ultimate video game.  It’s called ultra-reality and brings you inside the […]