Reviews and Blog Posts: adventure

The false prince

by Jennifer A Nielsen

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Sage, an orphan, spends most of his time pickpocketing on the streets near his orphanage until he is purchased by a King's Regent, who also purchases two other boys of similar appearance. The three boys are taken to the Regent's estate, where they are they are told that the...

Women's Travel Writing

The Lost Girls: Three Friends, Four Continents... Cover

Women, traveling alone, or with other women, have found that it is always an experience - sometimes a good one, sometimes not so good - but inevitably interesting. When you don't have the time or money to travel, take a trip with these women authors and you'll never have to leave the comfort of your home. After reading some of these books, however, you may be inspired to visit a place you've never considered before.

I have always found that after the jet lag has worn off, the bags are unpacked, and the souvenirs distributed, that what lives on for me are the stories of experiences in adapting to different cultures. People who love to travel will appreciate the stories shared by these authors in their travel memoirs.

Following is a list of some of my favorites that are worth a read:

True Adventures

Finding Everett Ruess

Need to add a little excitement to your reading?  Find yourself transported to amazing places and times with these recently published nonfiction adventures.

Climbing Mount Everest

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The short climbing season for Mount Everest is coming to a close in the Himalayas, and here in Denver my family has become totally hooked on the Discovery Channel's Everest: Beyond the Limit series.  We have blazed through both Season One and Season Two in less time than it takes to climb the mountain itself.

The climbers literally risk life and limb in their attempts to reach the top of the world.  I especially liked the recognition and appreciation shown for the amazing Sherpas who risk their own lives to help these climbers not only make it up the mountain, but perhaps more importantly make it back down alive.

Star crossed

by Elizabeth C Bunce

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StarCrossed is a terrific fantasy adventure set in completely new world. Digger is an excellent liar and a thief, so when she becomes separated from her companions, she is forced to find her own way using her best skills. While fleeing the capital city, she falls in with a pleasure...


by Michael Thomas Ford

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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