Adventure Books

Looking for Adventure? Find it in one of these great books!
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Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi (YA ADEYEMI)
Zelie remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic, but everything has changed under the orders of a ruthless king. Can Zelie bring back magic and strike against the monarchy? Or is she herself the biggest threat of all? (Grade 8+)
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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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Onyx and Ivory
Mindee Arnett (YA ARNETT)
They call her Traitor Kate because of her father’s crimes. Kate has a secret edge: she was born with magic that allows her to influence animals, but this is illegal magic. Can she use her magic to deal with the attacking dragons in the land? (Grade 9+)
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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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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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Ink, Iron, and Glass
Gwendolyn Clare (YA CLARE, G)
With the right pen, book, and person, entire new worlds can be crafted through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from such a world.  When her mother is kidnapped, Elsa must cross into the real world for the first time, and try to use her gifts to save her mom. (Grade 9+)

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Bruja Born [Series]
Zoraida Cordova (YA CORDOVA)
Book 2 of Brooklyn Brujas series. Feeling broken after the battle in Los Lagos, Lulu invokes a dark spell to bring her boyfriend back, but also raises an army of hungry, half-dead casimuertos. (Grade 9+)

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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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Tunnels [Series]
Roderick Gordon (J & 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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The Smoke Thieves
Sally Green (YA GREEN)
In a land of magic with a bustling trade in an illicit supernatural substance, destiny will intertwine the fates of five players: a visionary princess, an idealistic soldier, a streetwise hunter, a charming thief, and a loyal servant. Who will be left standing when the smoke clears? (Grade 8+)

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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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My Hero Academia  [Graphic Novel] [Series]
Kohei Horikoshi (YA GN MY HERO)
What would it be like if 80% of the population had superpowers called “Quirks” starting at age four? Heroes train at the Hero Academy, but what about the Quirkless? (Grade 8+)
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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. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. (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 (J & YT MULL)
Beyonders series. Jason was a regular guy, but now he has to save a parallel world from an evil wizard.  In his search for a way home, he meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn in to this world.   (Grades 6-8) 
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Traitor’s Game
Jennifer Nielsen (YA NIELSEN)
When Kestra is kidnapped by rebels to find the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the king, they find that she is not as obedient a captive as they expected. (Grades 6-9)

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Hatchet [Series]
Gary Paulsen (J & 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)
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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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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. (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)
Non-Fiction
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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+)