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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
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
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
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
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.