Divided We Fall

Author: Trent Reedy Publication: 2014, Scholastic Pages: 374 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Danny Wright is 17 and a private in the Idaho National Guard.  When he first joined up, he’d expected nothing more than a summer of basic training and a few weekends at the armory […]

The Paladin Prophecy

Author: Mark Frost Publication: 2012, Random House Pages: 560 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Will’s parents have always coached him to live under the radar, and when he accidentally scores off the charts on a national test he begins to understand why. At the same time he’s […]

Steelheart

Author: Brandon Sanderson Publication: 2013, Delacorte Press Pages: 384 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: David lives in Newcago, a city in ruins ten years after the rise of the Epics – people with superhuman powers and a near universal desire to dominate and destroy. David’s dad was […]

iBoy

Author: Kevin Brooks Publication: 2011, Chicken House Pages: 288 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Tom is walking to see his friend Lucy, when an iPhone dropped from 30 stories hits him in the head and fractures his skull.  Parts of the shattered phone are embedded in his […]

I Am Number Four

Author: Pittacus Lore Publication: 2010, Harper Collins Pages: 440 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: John isn’t human.  He comes from the planet Lorien, one of nine young children smuggled out just before their planet was destroyed by the Mogadorians.  He’s been raised on earth by his guardian, […]

The Medusa Project: The Set Up

Author: Sophie McKenzie Note: Sophie McKenzie is a very popular author of YA thrillers and action/adventure novels in Britain, but her books haven’t really made it across to America and can be difficult to find here.  She does use a fair number of British words in her writing, so feel free to use of this […]

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 […]

Super Human

Author: Michael Carroll Publication: 2010, Philomel Books Pages: 325 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: A secret society, known as the Helotry, is planning to bring back the first super human – Krodin, a being of […]

Gone

Author: Michael Grant Publication: Harper Teen, 2008 & 2009 Pages: 576 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: In the blink of any eye everyone in Perdido Beach over the age of 14 vanishes.  When Sam Temple […]

Rise of the Heroes

Author: Andy Briggs Publication: Walker & Company, 2008 Pages: 272 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 9-12 Brief Summary: When Toby, Pete, Lorna, and Emily stumble across an unusual website it changes their lives forever.  The site is called […]