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Young Adult Action/Adventure Books
 
City of Saints and Thieves
by Natalie C. Anderson

Years after her beloved mother is murdered by her corrupt businessman employer, Tina, a girl who fled Congo during childhood, becomes an expert thief in order to support her younger sister and pursue a dangerous opportunity to exact revenge. 
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
by Leigh Bardugo

Determined to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters, Diana throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law, risking exile, to save a mere mortal who is unwittingly fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
The Fixer
by Jennifer Barnes

When her grandfather develops dementia, 16-year-old Tess, who has been maintaining his Montana ranch, is whisked away to Washington, D.C. by a sister she barely knows and thrown into a world of politics, power, wealth, love triangles and family secrets.
Need
by Joelle Charbonneau

When the teens at Wisconsin's Nottawa High School are increasingly drawn into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need, the community spirals into anarchy as the site compels them to commit increasingly malicious pranks.
The Way We Fall
by Megan Crewe

Quarantined along with her neighbors when a deadly virus sweeps through their island community, 16-year-old Kaelyn finds herself struggling for survival in the face of dwindling supplies and infected loved ones, a situation that introduces her to a romantic prospect and forces her to team up with a former rival.
Dreadnought
by April Daniels

After inheriting the powers of Dreadnought, Danny Tozer's hidden transgender identity is brought into the open when her body assumes the gender she identifies with, bringing personal complications just as she is forced to face the original Dreadnought's killer. 
Don't Turn Around
by Michelle Gagnon

Since her parents died, 16-year-old Noa has been using her computer-hacking skills to stay safe, but when she wakes up on a table in an empty warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa soon learns she holds the key to a terrible secret that could have deadly consequences.
Zero Day
by Jan Gangsei

Mysteriously returned to her high-profile family eight years after being kidnapped, 16-year-old Addie, whose parents are now the president and first lady, is spied on by her one-time best friend, who evaluates her as a potential threat to national security.
Gone
by Michael Grant

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.
Wolf By Wolf
by Ryan Graudin

In a tale set in an alternate-history mid-20th century where the Axis powers have won World War II, Yael, a death camp escapee, aspires to win a high-profile motorcycle race so that she can assassinate Hitler. 
The Enemy
by Charles Higson

After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace. 
Stormbreaker
by Anthony Horowitz

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6. 
The Vindico
by Wesley King

When supervillains of the Vindico realize they are getting too old to fight the League of Heroes, they kidnap and begin training five teens to take over for them when they retire, but James, Lana, Hayden, Emily and Sam will not become the next generation of evil without a fight.
No Safety In Numbers
by Dayna Lorentz

Trapped among hundreds of quarantined victims at a busy suburban shopping mall where a biological bomb was placed in the air ducts, four teens cope in surprising ways while the adults around them dissolve into panic.
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
by James Patterson

After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "bird kids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose
Nemesis
by Brendan Reichs

Murdered every two years by the same mysterious person before waking up unhurt with all evidence erased, Min resolves to end the violent cycle before uncovering a conspiracy involving her classmates, a boy who suffers from destructive nightmares and a giant asteroid on a collision course with the Earth.
Peak
by Roland Smith

After being arrested for scaling a New York skyscraper and then sent to live with his long-lost father and fellow climber, Peak Marcello finds it difficult to rebuild their bond, thus when his father suddenly pushes him to climb Mt. Everest, Peak must take into consideration his father's questionable motives.
23 Minutes
by Vivian Vande Velde

Witnessing a bank robbery gone awry, misfit 15-year-old Zoe, a girl with supernatural ability to jump back in time and repeat events with up to 10 tries, attempts to stop the crime but only makes things worse with each successive effort. 
Zeroes
by Scott Westerfeld

Reuniting when a fellow superpowered teen lands in trouble during a bank robbery, a gang of anti-heroes are pitted against criminals far more dangerous than themselves. 
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