If you like Fantasy books with lots of adventure

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If you like fantasy books with lots of adventure these titles from the Young Adult collections may appeal to you:

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
While working summer jobs in San Francisco, 15-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson
The Explosionist
by Jenny Davidson
A page turner! Well-written, fast-paced, alternative history about a young woman unwittingly caught up in political intrigue and murder. I can't wait for a sequel!


 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Graceling
by Kristin Cashore
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. Graceling has won numerous awards and has been on the New York Times bestseller list.

 

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
by Obert Skye
When fate brings 14-year-old Leven and 13-year-old Winter together, they discover that for mankind to continue dreaming, the gateway between reality and dreams needs to be found and demolished.

 

 

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

 

Mortal Engines  by Philip Reeve
Mortal Engines 
by Philip Reeve
In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.

 

The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
The Name of This Book is Secret
by Pseudonymous Bosch
A wild story, funny writing and two engaging lead characters made this an entertaining read. I am looking forward to reading the second book.

 


Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Poison Study
by Maria V. Snyder
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly Dust - and only by  appearing for her daily antidote will she delay the agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting

Sabriel by Garth Nix
Sabriel
by Garth Nix
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.


 

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The Thief
by Megan Whalen Turner
A historical fantasy, chock-full of action and great characters! Gen, who brags he can steal anything, is released from prison to help the Magus steal a magical stone from the Gods. The first in a series.


 

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Uglies
by Scott Westerfeld
In Tally's world, a 16th birthday brings an operation, transforming one from a repellent Ugly to an attractive Pretty. Turning Pretty is all Tally has ever wanted. Her friend Shay would rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally must make a terrible choice. 

 

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Wicked Lovely
by Melissa Marr
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.