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 Hunchback Assignments

Author: Arthur Slade Publication: 2009, Wendy Lamb Books Pages: 288 Overall Rating:                          Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 12+ Brief Summary: Modo was born horribly deformed, but with a unique gift.  He can alter his features to look like other people for a brief period of time.  As a baby, Modo is discovered […]

Leviathan

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publication: 2009, Simon Pulse Pages: 434 Overall Rating:                          Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Alek is the only son of the Archduke of Austria Hungary.  When his parents are secretly murdered by the Emperor Alek […]

Airman

Author: Eoin Colfer Publication: Hyperion Books for Children, 2008 Pages: 416 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9 – 12 Brief Summary: Conor Broekhart is a swordsman and inventor.  He grows up on the Saltee Islands off the coast […]

Airborn

Author: Kenneth Oppel Publication: 2005, HarperCollins Pages: 368 Overall Rating:                          Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary:  Matt Cruz is a cabin boy aboard the Aurora, a luxury airship in this steampunk novel where an ultra-light gas known as […]