Reviews and Blog Posts: adventure

Z

by Michael Thomas Ford

DPL Rating:
3

It's all just a game. The zombie war ended before they were born, and now there's a vaccine. It's a fun diversion for Josh to complete the virtual reality missions and keep the city safe from zombies, using his flamethrower to torch them out of existence. But then he gets...

Ship breaker

by Paolo Bacigalupi

DPL Rating:
0

This unique story is set in the Gulf Coast in a future when that coast is completely re-shaped by hurricanes and the society is also re-shaped to scavenge and strip all precious materials left in our world just to survive. Nailer is the hero, very rough-around-the-edges, and he's a ship...

Boom! : (or 70,000 light years)

by Mark Haddon

DPL Rating:
4

What would you do if you overhead two of your teachers talking in what sounds like a made up language? Well, Jim and Charlie decide they have to find out what's going on, and that leads to an adventure of a scale they'd never imagined! You'll be laughing all the...

Lord Sunday

by Garth Nix

DPL Rating:
0

This is the last book in the Keys to the Kingdom series and there are lots of surprises for Arthur! He has to fight against Superior Saturday, Lord Sunday, AND the Piper to try to restore the house before the Nothing takes over. Can Arthur find his way across the...

Heist society

by Ally Carter

DPL Rating:
4

Katarina Bishop is trying to get out of the family business. This isn't as easy at it might sound, especially when your family is in the business of planning heists, pulling off cons, and robbing art museums. Kat has conned her way in to an exclusive boarding school and thinks...

Missile Mouse. The Star Crusher

by Jake Parker

DPL Rating:
3
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Meet Missile Mouse, a mouse with a mission. He is part of the Galactic Security Agency, and his job is to keep the galaxy safe from the likes of the Rouge Imperium of Planets (RIP). His latest assignment is to rescue a kidnapped scientist before RIP can scan his brain...

Secret science alliance and the copycat crook

by Eleanor Davis

DPL Rating:
4

Julian the ultra nerd has moved to a new town, and decides to try to act like everyone else so that he won't be teased and can make friends. But it's hard to turn off your super-smart brain! After Julian reveals his smarts, he receives an encrypted note, which eventually...

Malice

by Chris Wooding

DPL Rating:
3

It's not a myth. If you gather the right objects and say the right words, Tall Jake will come and take you to Malice. And once you get there, you'll be fighting for your life. Malice is a novel/comic hybrid, which is a great format for this book. Many of...

A penguin story

by Antoinette Portis

DPL Rating:
5

Edna the penguin is surrounded by black, white, and blue. Is there anything else out there? The other penguins just want to play and eat, but Edna follows her curious heart and sets out to find something more. A celebration of looking beyond the world that surrounds you and into...

Sent

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

DPL Rating:
0
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In this sequel to Found, the adventure picks up right where the last broke off, as two sort-of princes and Jonah and Katherine are falling through time back to the 14th century. Jonah and Katherine have to help Chip and Alex, or their historical counterparts, stay alive when Prince John...

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