Looking for Adventure: 13+ Adventure Titles for Ages 13 and up

6 Jun

Summer is here! And that means loads of time for kids to experience books in all their glory. This is also a great time to encourage kids to read the books they choose (without having to worry about school assignments) and to try out new genres that they might be interested in learning more about. This series will offer titles for toddlers to teens and include a variety of formats. Each week will focus on a different genre and will follow the same format:

  • Mondays – Titles for Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays – Middle Grade Titles for Ages 8-12
  • Wednesdays – Young Adult Titles for Ages 13+
  • Thursdays – Nonfiction pairings
  • Friday – Recap of the Week

Young Adult

29246432Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Amy’s mom is moving them across the country for a fresh start after her father has passed away in a car accident. But Amy’s not quite ready to get behind the wheel yet, so with the help of her friend Roger, the two travel across the country learning more about each other and themselves.

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates
T’Challa is tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T’Challa knows the country must change to survive — the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?” (Taken from Goodreads)

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Alosa is on a mission to retrieve a treasure map and allows herself to be captured in order to search for the map on her enemy’s ship. Now she has just one man standing in between her and the map, the dashing and clever first mate, Riden. Will she be able to find what she needs? Of course, she is the daughter of the pirate king!

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
In an alternate history set during the Reconstruction Era, zombies roam the land and it’s up to young Black and Native American children to learn how to fight and kill the undead. Jane wants more in life, but after families start to go missing, Jane is launched into the middle of a conspiracy in a fight for her life.

28926581Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Sophronia is anything but a quiet, genteel young lady and so her exasperated mother is left with no choice but to send her to finishing school. When Sophronia gets there she learns that not all is as it seems as they learn to curtsy and drink tea, but also how to becomes spies as well.

Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno
Lottie struggles with a lot of anxiety in her life and when her aunt suddenly dies, Lottie’s anxiety gets worse. But Lottie’s aunt knew her well and through a series of letters she has left her, pushes Lottie out of her comfort zone.

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Before he is required to marry someone he barely knows and take over the family business, Monty, his best friend (and crush) Percy and younger sister Felicity travel for their Grand Tour of Europe, only to run into robbers, pirates, and a whole lot of trouble.

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Nix is able to travel on her father’s ship anywhere he has a map – real places, back in time, imaginary locations you only find in books. But her father is looking for one map in particular, the map that will take him back to the time when Nix’s mother was still alive. The only problem, if they change the course of history, Nix ceases to exist!

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
“Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.” (Taken from Goodreads)

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
Malcolm notices everything in the inn his father runs and so is asked to spy on travelers and report back everything he learns. Soon he is in deeper than he ever thought possible as everyone of interest is looking for one thing, a baby named Lyra. And Malcolm chooses to brave the danger to help save Lyra from harm.

6050678Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
“Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth—sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
An alternate, steampunk history of World War I, Prince Aleksander is on the run with only an airship and a small crew when his path crosses with Deryn Sharp a commoner and girl masquerading as a boy to be able to fly with the British Air Service. Can she protect her secret and can he gain back his country’s trust?

The Reader by Traci Chee
Sefia’s only living relative is Aunt Nin and when she is kidnapped, it’s up to Sefia to track down her kidnapper’s with only a small, strange rectangle left by her father as a clue. Reading is unheard of in Sefia’s homeland, but as she learns about the book and its secrets, she learns that not all is as it seems.

Six of Crows by Leigh 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.” (Taken from Goodreads)


2 Responses to “Looking for Adventure: 13+ Adventure Titles for Ages 13 and up”


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