14 Action and Adventure Books to Binge Right Now

14 Action and Adventure Books to Binge Right Now

Personal Growth

July 07, 2020

Action and adventure books and binge-reading go hand in hand. It’s just science: A fast-paced, exciting story gets your blood pumping and adrenaline rushing, which in turn keeps your eyes glued to the pages as you tear through them. If that sounds like your kind of weekend, here’s a list of action and adventure books to binge right now, each of them the sort of gripping, unputdownable thrill-ride that will keep you reading well into the night.

1. Coraline

Neil Gaiman's first novel for all ages will take you into an amazing adventure and will make you question what you wish for. Follow Coraline into the adventure of exploring the other world, in which she has another mother and father that care for her, not like in the real world. As the reader discovers the secrets this world has, they can't help but be drawn into the mysterious, yet an entertaining story that is Coraline's.

2. City of Beasts

The Amazon holds many secrets and creatures that are undiscovered, but Alexander Cold and his adventurous grandmother decide to take the task of documenting a monster from the Amazon known as Beast. Plans do not go as expected once Alexander and his new friend Nadia discover secrets that take them to an exciting journey which will lead them to many discoveries. This first book of a trilogy will captivate you and make you want to binge the whole trilogy all at once.

3. Carry On

Follow Simon Snow into trying to be a better chosen one, since he is probably the worst one ever chosen. Although he is the worst chosen one ever he must defeat a kid who is wearing his own face which is trying to destroy magic while worrying at the same time about his missing evil roommate that is probably plotting a way to kill Simon. Carry on is a novel with ghosts, adventure, non-stop action, friendships, mysteries, and a beautiful love story.

4. The Lightning Theif

Rick Riordan's first book in one of his most popular series; Percy Jackson And The Olympians narrates the story of a kid that one day believes he is normal and the other finds himself on an adventure thought the country with a satyr and a demigod to stop a war between the greek gods from happening. This novel will take the reader along into a hilarious adventure which will leave them wanting more.

5. Cinder

Cinder follows the epic story of a cyborg who must protect the world from the evil of outer space. After Cinder, a gifted cyborg mechanic met Prince Kai, her forbidden attraction gets in between the future of the country. Because of her connection with the prince she discovers various secrets which will help save the Earth from the Lunar people who are planning to strike the world.

Her mysterious past is the key to saving the future of the Earth. This Cinderella retelling not only includes action and sci-fi but includes the romance every Cinderella story is not complete without.

6. The Cruel Prince

Follow Jude into the path to seek where her loyalty stands at. Taken away from the human world when she was a child by her parent's murderer and taken into the faerie world, Jude questions if she should desire as much as she does to belong in the Faerie world, for it was the reason his family got murdered. Betrayal, romance, and spying are just some of the blood pumping things this book includes.

7. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Follow the four most loved siblings into the adventure that began it all... Escaping from the war, the Pevensie's are sent into the home of an old strange man. In a wardrobe, the siblings find an entrance to a magical world. In this world, they take on the quest to free it from a witch that has been ruling it for years. This book is the definition of action and adventure that will keep you reading throughout the whole night.

8. City of Bones

When going out to a club the least you expect is to witness a murder and less to be the only one to see it. Clary Fray's life has been a lie, she always thought she was normal. All it took was an encounter a murder by a group called the shadowhunters to discover who she really is. With so many changes happening at the same time Clary's mother disappears mysteriously, so Clary goes on a quest to find her lost mother, but most importantly find out who she really is.

9. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alices Adventures in Wonderland is probably one of the most known adventure books. Follow Alice into an adventure in which she meets interesting and somewhat weird characters along her journey. Each one of the characters in this book teaches you something and this is one of the great things about this book. Although this book is entertaining it is good to take your time reading it and learn something from it since the book always offers something new to learn.

10. The Princess Bride

From revenge to kidnapped brides to romance this book covers it! Rich with comedy, this book tells the story of the romance of Buttercup and Westley. After Westley's ship in which he was traveling in was attacked and Buttercup believed he was dead in the midst of her sadness she agrees to marry Prince Humperdink. Being the soon-to-be princess may have its perks, but it also has its risks like being kidnapped by men dreading chaos...

11. Ready Player One

2045... the world is suffering from global warming and an energy crisis and the only place to escape to is the Oasis. The creator of the Oasis recently died and he hid his fortune and the keys to controlling the Oasis somewhere inside it. The way to access it is to follow multiple easter eggs he has left in it. Wade Watts wants to find the prize, but he is not the only one searching for it...

12. The Hunger Games

North America has become another country called Panem. Panem was divided into 12 districts after the war broke out. Every year to commemorate the war, each district must send one boy and one girl to an arena so they fight each other for their lives. After Katniss volunteers for her sister who was chosen to fight, she must accept her death sentence, unless she fights her way to victory in the Hunger Hames.

13. Saga

The comic Saga narrates the story of two soldiers from opposite sides fall in love. Now they must bring a baby into a world that may not accept her and they must deal with the dangers that this brings.

14. The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coate's debut novel narrates the story of a young man born into slavery during the Antebellum South and the journey he embarks to be able to find hid mother. Hiram Walker has a photographic memory but is not able to remember his mother which was sold. When his carriage fell in the water he saw his mother and then he gets saved by magic. After discovering what he is able to do he goes on a journey to save his family.

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Yuliza Merced is a high school junior from the Island of Puerto Rico. You can find her during the day reading, singing, or writing. She likes to spend the days on the beach reading a good book or writing an interesting story.