Adventure Books

Looking for Adventure? Find it in one of these great books!
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The Wrath and the Dawn [Series]
Renee Ahdieh (YA AHDIEH)
Saga of Shahrzad and Khalid Series. In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan, but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace. (Grades 9-12)
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City of Saints & Thieves
Natalie Anderson (YA ANDERSON)
Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets. (Grades 7-10)
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The Islands at the End of the World
Austin Aslan (YA ASLAN)
After a massive tsunami, a cloud wipes out all of the electronics across Hawaii and martial law is declared. Stranded with only her father to help her, Leilani sets out across treacherous terrain to make it home. (Grade 8+)
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Six of Crows [Has a Sequel]
Leigh Bardugo (YA BARDUGO)
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first. (Grade 7+) 
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The Boys in the Boat
Daniel Brown (797.123 BRO)
True story of an American rowing team from UW that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics.
(Grade 9+)
Sharon Cameron (YA CAMERON)
In the Sunken City that was once Paris the guillotine rules again, Sophia Bellamy from the Commonwealth across the Channel Sea tries to rescue as many of the revolution's victims as she can smuggle out. (Grade 9+)
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I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You [Series]
Ally Carter (YA CARTER)
Gallagher Girls Series. Ally is a CIA legacy and attends the premier school in the world...for spies. (Grades 7-10)
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Caraval [Series]
Stephanie Garber (YA GARBER)
Believing that she will never be allowed to participate in the annual Caraval performance when her ruthless father arranges her marriage, Scarlett receives the invitation she has always dreamed of before her sister, Tella, is kidnapped by the show's mastermind organizer. (Grades 7-9)
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The Edge of Everything
Jeff Giles (YA GILES)
After rescuing seventeen-year-old Zoe and her little brother, a mysterious bounty hunter called X, sent from the Lowlands to claim the souls of evil men, risks everything for Zoe's love. (Grade 9+)
Tunnels [Series]
Roderick Gordon (YA GORDON)
Young archaeologist Will discovers a vast underground labyrinth beneath the city of London that may hold the key to ancient secrets...along with deadly creatures. (Grades 6-9)
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A Thousand Pieces of You [Trilogy]
Claudia Gray (YA GRAY)
Firebird Trilogy. When her father is murdered, Marguerite vows to avenge his death and hunt down the killer. To do this, she will need to track him across multiple dimensions and times. (Grade 9+)
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Half Bad [Trilogy]
Sally Green (YA GREEN)
Witches are commonplace and exist in two varieties—black and white. Nathan is a cross
between the two, and both sides are pulling to change his destiny. He wants neither—just to escape and live his life. (Grade 9+)
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Rebel of the Sands [Series]
Alwyn Hamilton (YA HAMILTON)
Amani is desperate to leave the dead-end town of Dustwalk, and she's counting on her sharpshooting skills to help her escape. But after she meets Jin, the mysterious rebel running from the Sultan's army, she unlocks the powerful truth about the desert nation of Miraji...and herself. (Grades 8-12)
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The Girl from Everywhere [Has a Sequel]
Heidi Heilig (YA HEILIG)
Growing up beside her father on a time-traveling ship that ventures to real and imaginary places, 16-year-old Nix struggles to preserve her life when her father obsessively pursues a map in a past time period in ways that threaten her existence. (Grades 8-12)
Stormbreaker [Series]
Anthony Horowitz (YA HOROWITZ)
Alex Rider Series. Alex must use his prowess to outsmart the terrorists who want him and every child in England dead. (Grades 6-9)
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I am Number Four
Pittacus Lore (YA LORE)
Lorien Legacies Series. In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a 15-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet. (Grade 7+)
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A World Without Heroes [Series]
Brandon Mull (YA MULL)
Beyonders Series. Jason was a regular guy, but now he has to save a parallel world from an evil wizard.
(Grades 6-8)
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Shadowshaper [Series]
Daniel Jose Older (YA OLDER)
When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.
(Grades 7-12)
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The Angel Experiment [Series]
James Patterson (YA PATTERSON)
Maximum Ride Series. Will avian DNA & sheer will to survive save them and the world from evil? (Grade 7+)
Hatchet [Series]
Gary Paulsen (YA PAULSEN)
Brian’s Saga Series. Your plane crashes, leaving you alone to survive in the wilderness, with only your hatchet and your wits. (Grades 8-12)
Steelheart [Series]
Brandon Sanderson (YA SANDERSON)
Reckoners series. At age 8, David watched his father be killed by an Epic. Now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny. (Grade 8+)
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Peak  [Has a Sequel]
Roland Smith (YA SMITH)
A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest. (Grades 5-8)
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Trust Me, I'm Lying [Series]
Mary Elizabeth Summer (YA SUMMER)
Con artist Julep Dupree pays expenses at her exclusive high school by fixing things for fellow students, but she will need their help when her father disappears. (Grade 8+)
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Code Name Verity [Has a Sequel]
Elizabeth Wein (YA WEIN)
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
(Grade 9+)
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Love & Gelato
Jenna Welch (YA WELCH)
After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mothers's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets. (Grades 8-11)