Books about Adventure Seeking

  1. Heir to the Empire

    by Timothy Zahn
    A space opera set in the Star Wars universe, following a heroic trio's daring mission to save the galaxy.

    Alternate Cover Edition can be found, here,. It is a time of renewal, five years after the destruction of the Death Star and the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire. But with the war seemingly won, ... (Goodreads)

  2. Saga, Volume 1

    by Brian K. Vaughan
    A young family from opposite sides of a galactic war fight to survive and protect their newborn child.

    Each issue of Saga is titled with a numerical Chapter, such as "Chapter 1" for the debut issue. Every six chapters comprise a story arc designated as a "Volume" and are reprinted as trade paperbacks. ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern

    by Anne McCaffrey
    Epic science-fiction story of a fatal plague and a brave heroine's quest to save her world.

    The story begins with Moreta, the senior Weyrworman of Fort Weyr, traveling with her queen dragon Orlith (who is near the end of her pregnancy) to the Gather at Ruatha Hold. At the Gather there is ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

    by Bruce Coville
    A boy named Jeremy hatches a dragon from a mysterious egg and must navigate the challenges of raising a magical creature.

    Jeremy Thatcher knows a thing or two about raising animals—after all, his dad is a veterinarian. But after he leaves Mr. Elive's magic shop with a strange marbled egg, it soon becomes clear that this ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Lucifer's Hammer

    by Larry Niven
    A cataclysmic comet strikes Earth, leading to a fight for survival.

    When wealthy soap company heir and amateur astronomer Tim Hamner co-discovers a new comet , dubbed Hamner-Brown, the documentary producer Harvey Randall persuades Hamner to have his family's company ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Silver Shadows

    by Richelle Mead
    A vampire-human hybrid's battle to save the ones she loves and uncover the mysteries of the past.

    The novel starts with Sydney Sage in re-education, still in her dark cell, called reflection time by the Alchemists. She is still resisting their mind games, holding onto Adrian's love for her, until ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Renegades of Pern

    by Anne McCaffrey
    A group of rebels must protect their planet from a deadly plague and a powerful enemy.

    As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge ... (Goodreads)

  8. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    A collection of stories, exploring the untold histories of Middle-Earth and Númenor.

    Classic hardback edition of this fascinating collection of stories, featuring Tolkien’s own painting of the dragon Glaurung on the cover, which continues the tales of The Hobbit, The Lord of the ... (Goodreads)

  9. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 7

    by Hiromu Arakawa
    Brothers Edward and Alphonse continue their quest for the Philosopher's Stone, facing new enemies and uncovering dark secrets.

    Alchemy tore the Elric brothers’ bodies apart. Can their bond make them whole again? A hardcover collector’s edition of one of the most beloved manga and anime of all time! Fully remastered with an ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. The Eight

    by Katherine Neville
    A historical thriller that follows two women separated by centuries, both on a quest for a legendary chess set.

    The Eight features two intertwined storylines set two centuries apart. The first takes place in the 1970s and follows American computer expert Catherine "Cat" Velis as she is sent to Algeria for a ... (Wikipedia)

  11. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

    by Catherynne M. Valente
    A young girl embarks on an adventure across a magical land, learning lessons about the power of stories.

    Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind ... (Goodreads)

  12. Twelve Sharp

    by Janet Evanovich
    A female bounty hunter tracks down a murderer while uncovering a larger conspiracy.

    Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode in Janet Evanovich's wildest, hottest novel yet! FIRST A STRANGER APPEARS While chasing down the usual ... (Goodreads)

  13. Ten Big Ones

    by Janet Evanovich
    Mayhem ensues as bounty hunter Stephanie Plum searches for a missing person.

    Stephanie and Lula happen to be waiting outside a deli when a young man in a red Devil mask runs outside after robbing it, only to find that his getaway bicycle 's tire is flat, Lula having shot it ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Unwanteds

    by Lisa McMann
    In a dystopian society, children are divided into Wanted and Unwanted. The Unwanteds are sent to their deaths, but they discover a magical world.

    When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill. Each year, all the thirteen-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Battle for Skandia

    by John Flanagan
    A group of young warriors must unite to protect their kingdom from a powerful enemy.

    For Will and Evanlyn, freedom has never felt so fleeing. Still far from their homeland after escaping slavery in the icebound land of Skandia, the Ranger's apprentice and the princess's plan to ... (Goodreads)

  16. Tailchaser's Song

    by Tad Williams
    A young cat sets out on a perilous journey to find his friend, encountering danger and magic along the way.

    The novel is set in the world as cats see it, with humans being mysterious and distrusted creatures in the eyes of feral cats . The cats see themselves as the first and most important species; the ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship

    by Tom Ryan
    A middle-aged man and his miniature schnauzer climb all 48 of New Hampshire's highest peaks, discovering the healing power of nature and friendship.

    After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer ... (Goodreads)

  18. Falling Kingdoms

    by Morgan Rhodes
    Epic fantasy of warring kingdoms, with the fate of a magical world hanging in the balance.

    In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface. As the rulers of each kingdom ... (Goodreads)

  19. Inkheart

    by Cornelia Funke
    A young girl's journey to uncover the secrets of a magical book, and the power of books to shape our lives.

    12-year-old Meggie sees a stranger staring at her outside her window and tells her father, Mortimer (or Mo, as Meggie calls him) about it. Her father invites the stranger in, who introduces himself ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Ionian Mission

    by Patrick O'Brian
    Captain Aubrey and Dr. Maturin embark on a mission to the Greek islands during the Napoleonic Wars.

    Maturin and Villiers are happily married. After a time together in their new house on Half Moon Street , Maturin settles in his rooms at The Grapes, where Diana comes often, and from which he walks ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Deception Point

    by Dan Brown
    A thrilling political conspiracy involving a discovery made in the Arctic Ocean.

    When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Man in the Iron Mask

    by Alexandre Dumas
    A thrilling story of a mysterious prisoner in the court of Louis XIV, who may be the king's twin brother.

    In the concluding installment of Alexandre Dumas's celebrated cycle of the Three Musketeers, D'Artagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired ... (Goodreads)

  23. Legion

    by Brandon Sanderson
    A group of unlikely heroes come together to save the world from an ancient evil.

    "Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast ... (Goodreads)

  24. Legend

    by Marie Lu
    A young hero must save her nation from the brink of destruction, using her wits and courage.

    Legend is set in a future flooded, fortified Los Angeles, ruled by the totalitarian Republic. The novel centers around Day and June, two 15-year-olds on opposite sides of the economic spectrum. June ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Kushiel's Dart

    by Jacqueline Carey
    A story of political intrigue, adventure, and forbidden love, set in a world of gods and mortals.

    The book follows Phèdre nó Delaunay's life from birth. She's born with a mote in her eye, which makes her appear inappropriate for service as a religious courtesan, but it is revealed that this is ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Avempartha

    by Michael J. Sullivan
    The second book in the Riyria Revelations series follows Royce and Hadrian as they are hired to steal a powerful sword from an impregnable tower.

    THE SECRET IS IN THE TOWER. THE PROBLEM IS THE BEAST. THE ANSWER IS TWO THIEVES. When a destitute young woman hires two thieves to help save her remote village from nocturnal attacks, they are drawn ... (Goodreads)

  27. Treason's Harbour

    by Patrick O'Brian
    Adventure tale of a daring British naval officer and his mission to thwart a French spy.

    The Surprises wait at Malta while their ship is slowly repaired after their successful mission on the Ionian coast. Aubrey and Maturin meet Mrs Laura Fielding at music parties she holds. She is ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Theft of Swords

    by Michael J. Sullivan
    Epic fantasy tale of two brothers on a quest to free a kingdom from an evil tyrant.

    After a successful raid, Royce and Hadrian (together known as Riyria) are approached by a man offering much gold to steal a sword owned by Count Pickering, from the royal palace in Medford, the ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Little Ghost

    by Otfried Preußler
    A friendly ghost who wants to make friends with humans, but they are too scared of him. He seeks help from a boy named Karl.

    A little ghost who always wanted to see the town by daylight creates chaos when he does, and finds himself unable to be a night ghost again. ... (Goodreads)

  30. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

    by Andrew Peterson
    A journey of adventure and self-discovery, as a young boy fights to save his family from an ancient evil.

    Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, their crippled sister Leeli are gifted ... (Goodreads)

  31. A Gift of Dragons

    by Anne McCaffrey
    A collection of four short stories set in the world of Pern, featuring dragons and their riders.

    For more than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of brave men and women mounted upon the backs of dragons. As anyone knows who has been touched by the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Deception of the Emerald Ring

    by Lauren Willig
    A historical romance novel set in Regency England, where a spy and a lady team up to uncover a dangerous conspiracy.

    A dangerous ring of spies, a game of mistaken identities, and a heartwarming romance of unlikely pairs come together in Lauren Willig's engaging and exciting third novel THE DECPTION OF THE EMERALD ... (Goodreads)

  33. The White Dragon

    by Anne McCaffrey
    Epic fantasy adventure involving dragons, magical powers, and a quest to save the world.

    The White Dragon follows the coming of age story of Jaxom , the young Lord of Ruatha Hold, who had accidentally impressed the unusual white dragon Ruth in, Dragonquest, and, Dragonsong, . As Jaxom ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Dragonflight

    by Anne McCaffrey
    A young dragonrider embarks on a mission to save her kingdom from a mysterious threat.

    Dragonflight is the story of Lessa , the sole survivor of the noble ruling family of Ruatha Hold on the northern continent of Pern. When the rest of her family is killed by a cruel usurper, Fax , she ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Forsaken

    by Jana Oliver
    Riley Blackthorne, a demon trapper, must navigate a dangerous world of demons and politics to save her father's soul.

    RILEY BLACKTHORNE JUST NEEDS A CHANCE TO PROVE HERSELF - AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE DEMONS ARE COUNTING ON . . . . Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary demon trapper Paul ... (Goodreads)

  36. Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time

    by James Gurney
    A fantastical adventure of a father and son who discover an island inhabited by humans and dinosaurs.

    In the year 1860, biologist and explorer Arthur Denison and his son, Will, set out on a sea voyage of discovery and adventure. When a powerful typhoon wrecks the ship in uncharted waters, Arthur and ... (Goodreads)

  37. This Shattered World

    by Amie Kaufman
    Two soldiers from opposing sides of a war must work together to uncover a conspiracy on a distant planet.

    The second installment in the epic, Starbound, trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war. Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain ... (Goodreads)

  38. The Great Tree of Avalon

    by T.A. Barron
    A young boy discovers a magical world hidden within the roots of an ancient tree, and must save it from destruction.

    THE FATE OF AVALON... Long ago, Merlin planted a magical seed that grew into the Great Tree of Avalon. And for centuries, Avalon flourished. But Now Avalon reels from brutal attacks, mysterious ... (Goodreads)

  39. The Hidden Kingdom

    by Tui T. Sutherland
    A young dragonet seeks to unite the warring tribes of Pyrrhia and end the war. But dark forces conspire against her.

    The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues! Deep in the rain forest, danger awaits... Glory knows the dragon world is wrong about her tribe. After all, she isn't "as lazy as a RainWing" – she isn't lazy at ... (Goodreads)

  40. Freedom's Ransom

    by Anne McCaffrey
    The third book in the Catteni Sequence series. The humans and their alien allies fight to free Earth from the Catteni overlords.

    The inhabitants of the penal planet Botany had fought a grim and dangerous war to free themselves from their Eosi overlords. Now the Eosi were gone, and both Botany and Earth were free again - free, ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Wishing Spell

    by Chris Colfer
    Twin siblings embark on a magical adventure to locate a missing magical artifact.

    Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells ... (Goodreads)

  42. The Curse of Camp Cold Lake

    by R.L. Stine
    A girl goes to summer camp and discovers a dark secret about the lake. She must survive the curse to make it out alive.

    Camp is supposed to be fun, but Sarah hates Camp Cold Lake. The lake is gross and slimy. And she's having a little trouble with her bunkmates. They hate her. So Sarah comes up with a plan. She'll ... (Barnes & Noble)

  43. Infernal Devices

    by Philip Reeve
    In a post-apocalyptic world, a young girl and her robot companion embark on a dangerous journey to save their city from destruction.

    Sixteen years after the events of, Predator's Gold, , the former ice city of Anchorage has settled on an island in North America unaffected by the fallout from the Sixty Minute War and has become a ... (Wikipedia)

  44. The Doll People

    by Ann M. Martin
    Annabelle Doll and Tiffany Funcraft are dolls who come to life when humans aren't around. They go on an adventure to find Auntie Sarah, a missing doll.

    Annabelle Doll is 8 years old–and has been for over 100 years. Nothing much has changed in the dollhouse during that time, except for the fact that 45 years ago, Annabelle's Auntie Sarah disappeared ... (Goodreads)

  45. Shatterglass

    by Tamora Pierce
    A young glassmaker with a unique gift is hired to investigate a string of murders in a city plagued by corruption and prejudice.

    Trisana (Tris) Chandler meets Kethlun (Keth) Warder, a glass mage with a dangerous power: lightning. During their first meeting, he was unconsciously using his unknown ambient powers and accidentally ... (Wikipedia)

  46. Inkspell

    by Cornelia Funke
    A magical sequel to a beloved fantasy novel, with characters journeying between the real and imaginary worlds.

    A year has passed, and Meggie now lives with Elinor, Darius and her parents, Mo and Resa. Life is peaceful, but not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart and the characters that came to ... (Wikipedia)

  47. Freedom's Landing

    by Anne McCaffrey
    A group of humans, abducted by an alien race, must adapt to their new planet and work together to survive and escape their captors.

    Kristin Bjornsen lived a normal life, right up until the day the spaceships floated into view above Denver. As human slaves were herded into the maw of a massive vessel, Kristin realized her normal ... (Goodreads)

  48. Backup

    by Jim Butcher
    Harry Dresden, a wizard detective, investigates a brutal murder while dealing with supernatural threats and personal demons.

    Let's get something clear right up front. I'm not Harry Dresden. Harry's a wizard. A genuine, honest-to-goodness wizard. He's Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull, with a big leather coat and a .44 ... (Goodreads)

  49. The Lost Stories

    by John Flanagan
    A collection of short stories set in the world of Ranger's Apprentice, revealing untold tales of beloved characters and their adventures.

    The book begins with a scene many years in the future. A professor named Giles MacFarlane is overseeing an archaeological expedition when his assistant, Audrey, finds a little house in an area which ... (Wikipedia)

  50. The Phoenix Guards

    by Steven Brust
    A group of guards in a fantasy world navigate political intrigue and danger while serving their emperor.

    Khaavren of Castlerock is a young Dragaeran gentleman from the House of the Tiassa whose family has fallen onto hard times. Though lacking an inheritance, Khaavren has a long sword and is "tolerably ... (Wikipedia)

  51. The Snail and the Whale

    by Julia Donaldson
    A tiny snail hitches a ride on a whale's tail, embarking on an adventure to see the world and save the whale.

    From the creators behind The Gruffalo is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship with Julia Donaldson's, trademark rhyming text and Axel Scheffler's brilliant, characterful illustrations , When ... (Barnes & Noble)

  52. The Golden Torc

    by Julian May
    A time-traveling adventure where a group of misfits must save the world from an evil alien race.

    By A.D. 2110 nearly 100,000 humans had fled the civilized strictures of the Galactic Milieu for the freedom they thought existed at the end of the one-way time tunnel to Earth, six million B.C. But ... (Goodreads)

  53. Pirates!

    by Celia Rees
    Two girls escape their mundane lives to become pirates, but their adventure turns dangerous as they face betrayal and the harsh realities of piracy.

    Nancy Kington, daughter of a rich merchant, suddenly orphaned when her father dies, is sent to live on her family's plantation in Jamaica. Disgusted by the treatment of the slaves and her brother's ... (Goodreads)

  54. Take Me with You

    by Catherine Ryan Hyde
    A science teacher takes two troubled teens on a road trip to scatter his son's ashes, teaching them about life and second chances along the way.

    August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan ... (Barnes & Noble)

  55. Dark Demon

    by Christine Feehan
    A Carpathian warrior falls in love with a human woman, but their happiness is threatened by an ancient evil force.

    Christine Feehan has worked magic on a legion of fans with her darkly thrilling Carpathian tales. Now she delivers the provocative story of a female vampire slayer who proves as seductive - and ... (Goodreads)

  56. Dandelion Fire

    by N.D. Wilson
    A boy discovers a mysterious book that leads him on a dangerous adventure through a magical world.

    Despite the restriction the Willises had put on Henry and Henrietta to opening any more cupboards, Henry's and Henrietta's curiosity got the best of them. Unfortunately, while Henrietta was searching ... (Wikipedia)

  57. Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr

    by Christopher Paolini
    A young farm boy discovers a dragon egg, leading him on a journey of magic, adventure, and destiny.

    WITH THE HIGHLY anticipated publication of Book Three in the Inheritance cycle, the hardcover editions of all three books will be available in a handsome boxed set! ... (Goodreads)

  58. Mars, Vol. 1

    by Fuyumi Soryo
    A group of astronauts embark on a mission to colonize Mars, but face unexpected challenges and conflicts.

    Kira Aso and Rei Kashino meet when Rei asks Kira for directions to a local hospital one day in the park, but instead of telling him the directions she draws him a map and hands it to him without ... (Wikipedia)

  59. Untold

    by Sarah Rees Brennan
    A collection of short stories that explore the untold tales of beloved fairy tale characters.

    A modern, magical twist on the Gothic romance and girl detective genres, the Lynburn Legacy books will appeal to fans of both Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series. Reviewers have ... (Barnes & Noble)

  60. The Atlantis Plague

    by A.G. Riddle
    A global pandemic unleashes an ancient virus, sparking a race to save humanity.

    A pandemic 70,000 years in the making...,will change humanity...,forever., The race to stop the Atlantis Plague has begun. Buy now and continue the worldwide bestselling series that began with The ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Hidden Oracle

    by Rick Riordan
    A young demigod embarks on a quest to restore the gods of Olympus and save the world.

    After falling into a dumpster in a New York City alley, the god Apollo has only very vague memories of his father, Zeus , punishing him. He learns that he was turned into a human teenager named ... (Wikipedia)

  62. Naruto, Vol. 03: Dreams

    by Masashi Kishimoto
    An epic adventure of ninja warriors as they battle against powerful forces and discover hidden truths.

    While they recover from their injuries, Kakashi puts Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura on a strict training regimen to protect Tazuna's family against Zabuza's next attack. But Zabuza has a dangerous new ... (Goodreads)

  63. The Diamond Throne

    by David Eddings
    A young prince embarks on a quest to restore an ancient kingdom, fighting against tyranny and oppression.

    After a long spell of exile, Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and the Queen's champion returns to native land to find it overrun with evil and intrigue - and his young queen greviously ill. Indeed, Ehlana ... (Goodreads)

  64. A King's Ransom

    by Jude Watson
    A young prince is kidnapped and held for ransom, and his sister must navigate political intrigue to save him.

    The book starts with Dan and Amy Cahill, the two main characters, at a train station in Florence. Realizing that there is no way to get on the train alone they befriend a girl named Vanessa Mallory ... (Wikipedia)

  65. Death of a Pirate King

    by Josh Lanyon
    A murder mystery set in the world of pirates, where a former pirate king is found dead and his lover is the prime suspect.

    Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane. But ... (Goodreads)

  66. The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

    by Trinka Hakes Noble
    Chaos ensues on a school field trip when Jimmy's pet boa constrictor escapes and causes mayhem on a farm.

    Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm. ... (Goodreads)

  67. The Kill Switch

    by James Rollins
    A team of scientists race to stop a deadly virus from being unleashed on the world. Fast-paced action and suspenseful plot twists.

    They are Sigma Force's secret weapon . . ., From bestselling masters of action and intrigue James Rollins and Grant Blackwood comes the first in an unparalleled new thriller series based on the Sigma ... (Barnes & Noble)

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