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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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Illuminae* by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Maze Runner* by James Dashner
The Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins
Divergent* by Veronica Roth
The Knife of Never Letting Go* by Patrick Ness
A Court of Thorns and Roses* by Sarah J. Maas
Stormbreaker* by Anthony Horowitz
Aurora Rising* by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Throne of Glass* by Sarah J. Maas
Scythe* by Neal Shusterman
The Last Girl* by Michael Adams 
Ashfall* by Mike Mullin
Eragon* by Christopher Paolini
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief* by Rick Riordan
City of Bones* by Cassandra Clare
A Whole New World* by Liz Braswell
The Lost Hero* by Rick Riordan

Standalone titles

A Night Divided* by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Nimona* by Noelle Stevenson
Reverie* by Ryan La Sala
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea* by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
After the lights go out* by Lili Wilkinson
Sorcery of Thorns* by Margaret Rogerson
Salt to the Sea* by Ruta Sepetys
The Sky So Heavy* by Claire Zorn
Burn* by Patrick Ness

Reserve a book on the list

To reserve a book, click on the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation.

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