The Hunt

Author: Andrew Fukuda Publication: 2012, St. Martin’s Press Pages: 304 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Don’t sweat, don’t fall asleep in class, and whatever you do don’t cut yourself. Gene lives a life of secrets and lies, in constant fear that the vampires who live all around […]

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 […]

Strange Angels

Author: Lili St. Crow Publication: 2009, Razorbill Pages: 291 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Dru Anderson and her father hunt things that go bump in the night. But when her dad turns into a zombie and tries to eat her, Dru’s life goes from weird to terrifying. […]

Blood Ninja

Author: Nick Lake Publication: Simon and Schuster, 2009 Pages:  400 Overall Rating:                         Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary:  Taro lives in a small fishing village on the coast of 16th century Japan.  He’s always felt like something of […]

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 […]