Action and adventure books allow us to escape to other worlds. To travel with our characters to strange and fascinating places and to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. We’re featuring some of our favourite young adult action and adventure titles, there are some well-known, turned into a movie titles, as well as some lesser known gems. Whether you’re reading for the first time, or taking comfort in an old favourite, there’s plenty to choose from.

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The Last Girl* by Michael Adams
A Whole New World* by Liz Braswell
The Beholder* by Anna Bright
City of Bones* by Cassandra Clare
The Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins
Nemesis* by April Daniels
The Maze Runner* by James Dashner
Shadow Sky by Joseph Elliott
Glass Alliance by Joanna Hathaway
Stormbreaker* by Anthony Horowitz
Monuments by Will Kostakis
Aurora Rising* by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Illuminae* by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Warcross* by Marie Lu
A Court of Thorns and Roses* by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass* by Sarah J. Maas
Ashfall* by Mike Mullin
The Knife of Never Letting Go* by Patrick Ness
Eragon* by Christopher Paolini
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief* by Rick Riordan
The Lost Hero* by Rick Riordan
Divergent* by Veronica Roth
Scythe* by Neal Shusterman

Standalone titles

Code talker* by Joseph Bruchac
Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis
Deep Water by Sarah Epstein
Gotham High* by Melissa De la Cruz
Grenade by Alan Gratz
The Between by David Hofmeyr
Fight Like a Girl by Sheena Kamal
Reverie* by Ryan La Sala
None Shall Sleep* by Ellie Marney
The Lost Carnival by Michael Moreci
Five Little Liars by Amanda K. Morgan
Burn* by Patrick Ness
A Night Divided* by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Sorcery of Thorns* by Margaret Rogerson
Nimona* by Noelle Stevenson
Salt to the Sea* by Ruta Sepetys
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea* by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
After the Lights Go Out* by Lili Wilkinson
The Sky so Heavy* by Claire Zorn

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Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our ebook collection.