The 100

Author: Kass Morgan Publication: 2013, Little, Brown, and Co. Pages: 323 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Ever since a devastating nuclear war the last remnants of humanity have lived on a giant spaceship hundreds of miles above the Earth.  Now 100 juvenile delinquents – considered disposable by […]

If We Survive

Author: Andrew Klavan Publication: 2012, Thomas Nelson Pages: 339 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Will Peterson and a group of friends travelled to Central America on a mission trip to help rebuild a school.  While they are there, a revolution sweeps across the country, taking over with […]

How to Lead a Life of Crime

Author: Kirsten Miller Publication: 2013, Razor Bill Pages: 434 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Flick is a teenage pickpocket recruited by the world famous Mandel Academy.  It’s a school with a reputation for taking the most needy children off the streets and transforming them into world leaders.  […]

The Young World

Author: Chris Weitz Publication: 2014, Little, Brown and Company Pages: 373 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: A horrific disease has wiped out every adult over 18 and every child under 11 on the planet.  Only the teens have survived, because of a quirky relationship between the disease […]

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

Author: April Henry Publication: 2013, Henry Holt Pages: 240 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Cady wakes up in a cabin with no clue who she is or how she got there.  Two of her finger nails have been ripped out and she’s being held captive by a […]

Phoenix Island

Author: John Dixon Publication: 2014, Gallery Book Pages: 306 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Carl Freeman has a history with the law.  He’s been arrested dozens of times, and been through foster families, group homes, and detention centers in four states.  And all for same crime: beating […]

The Deserter

Author: Peadar O Guilín Publication: 2011 David Fickling Books Pages: 440 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: After learning that the deadly Diggers are coming ever closer to their new home, Stopmouth realizes that he has no choice but to head to the roof and find Indrani – […]

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 […]

The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey Publication: 2013, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pages: 457 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: The alien invasion has come and gone and it’s nothing like we ever imagined.  No massive warships, no laser blasts from the sky, no little green men.  It’s worse than all that, […]

The Inferior

Author: Pedar O Guilín Publication: 2007, David Fickling Books Pages: 438 Overall Rating: Rating for Action: Quantity of Action: Age Category: 13+ Brief Summary: Stopmouth and his tribe fight every day just to survive.  To live, they must hunt other intelligent species, killing them with spears, knives, and slings – and every day those other […]