Category Archives: Action

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

emberThis book is about two people: Laia who had a loving family, and Elias, a young soldier in Blackcliff that serves the Empire.  The Empire has spread fear and danger to everyone.  Laia becomes a slave in Blackcliff with an underlying reason- to save her brother from a death sentence.  Elias is a soldier who hates working for the Empire.  The two start to work on escaping.  My favorite character is Laia.  She is courageous, loving, and does all of these crazy things for her brother.  My favorite part is where Laia fakes her death and saves Elias from execution while bombing the Academy.  I would rate this book four stars because it’s action packed.  There is some violence in this book.

Submitted by R. T.


The Tyrant’s Daughter by J. C. Carleson

tyrants daughterLaila, a character that discovers her self throughout the book, goes on a journey to end the international conflict that’s been going on for a very long time.  She is my favorite character considering the fact she is defensive, crafty, and questioning.  However, the best part of the book is when she meets Emmy, her soon to be friend.  This is because she hurls an insult at Emmy (in her mind) which is hilarious.  I would rate this book a 4/5, and definitely recommend it to friends because it is a great adventure with a chilling backstory.

Submitted by Eram Kabir

I really liked this book and how it shows what reality is versus what media shows.  I really was surprised a little on how Laila was shocked experiencing things like grocery stores and libraries.  Laila can be a great role model or someone to look up to.  She isn’t really spoiled, and is grateful.  She is smart, clever, and thinks of others and how they feel.  Sometimes people don’t like her because they look at her positives negatively!

Submitted by H. N.


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

hunger gamesAfter reading the The Hunger Games, I would give it a 5 out 5 star rating.  This is a great book for anyone who likes to read science fiction books.  I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys action packed books.  The Hunger Games is about a girl names Katniss Everdeen.  She lives in a place called Panama, where years ago the Capitol and the districts were at war against each other.  The Capitol defeated the districts, and holds the Hunger Games every year to remind the districts of the victory.  During Hunger Games, each district has two tributes picked,  male and female, to fight to death until there is only one left standing.  In District 12, where Katniss is from, Primrose Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are chosen.  Katniss volunteers immediately in place of her half- sister Primrose.  Katniss and Peeta are taken to the Capitol to train for the Hunger Games.  After a few weeks of training, the tributes are put in the arena to fight to the death.  Find out what happens to Katniss by reading the book!

Submitted by TS


The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepard

I give the book Madman’s Daughter a 7 out of 10 stars ratings.  Juliet travels to an island where her father lives.  Her father is not normal, and creates weird, demented creatures.  One of them is very demented an starts killing people.  Everyone must now avoid this creature.  This book is very emotional and has many turns in it.  Juliet sees many disgusting things her father does.  This is a really good book.  Juliet has to make many hard decisions.  I recommend this book for those who like to read crime novels and emotional books.

Submitted ZM

Hostage Three by Nick Lake

Book Cover I give this book a 10 out 10 star rating.  This is a great book that you don’t want to put down.  Amy Fields is on her father’s yacht with its crew, her father and stepmother.  This is a great book that tells about Amy’s life changing experiences.  Pirates aboard the ship armed and ready to kill.  They won’t leave until they get money.  The stories that the pirates and Amy tell are interesting and filled with information.  Will Amy make it out alive?  Find out by reading the great book Hostage Three.

Submitted by ZM

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid – 3 Reviews

KincaidInsignia is a story about Tom Raines, a boy who is extremely poor and goes to a virtual reality alternative school, and to top it off he goes about once every two weeks.  His irresponsible father, Neil, used to be a rich gambler but a streak of bad luck led him to blow all his money.  Now Tom has to make some money in the casinos to provide shelter and food.  One day his teacher talks to him about being late and asks him what he is good at – he says games.  Soon, the military training and actual combat takes place in a control room or simulation.
He decides to join the military.  He meets a friend from India in training as America and India are working together against Russia and China and his trainer, Elliot Ramirez, notices great potential.  Insignia is action packed and thrilling.  I give it 11 out of 10 stars.  I plan on reading the sequel, Vortex.

Submitted by RR

Insignia is geek heaven for me.  This is an interesting and decent science fiction book that will make you want more.  The book is about a boy who’s name is Tome Raine, and he is basically a poor person with no home.  He goes from casino to casino with his dad gambling and wasting money.  Finally he is is picked for the Pentagon Spire, an elite military academy to train for the army to help his country win World War III, but at what cost?  Each page reveals more and more that will make you keep turning.

Submitted by Bookworm Reviews

I rate this book 5 stars. I would recommend this novel for anyone who enjoyed the book Enders Game The book is about a nobody Tom Raine, who lives in the future. Suddenly, he realizes that someone is watching his simulations, and is offered a job in the military. The book tells what problems Tom faces while in training, and who he meets. This book is for anyone who loves science, If you like this book, i recommend the sequel, Vortex.

Submitted by Amar

End Games by Michael T. Martin

MartinThe End Games, a book written by Michael T. Martin, will blow you away.  It is action-packed and has a cool twist.  My favorite character is Michael Faris.  He is my favorite because of his heroic attitude.  My favorite part was when a girl named Holly knocked on his door and then Michael opened the door naked and Holly ran away screaming.  This part made me laugh.  I believe that this book deserves 4.5 stars; it could have gotten 5 stars if situations were explained more thoroughly.  But the book is as good as it is.  I would definitely recommend this book to a friend that enjoys reading action and fiction books because, well, this book has action and fiction.  It is really self-explanatory.  The End Games will blow you away.  Thank you Michael T. Martin for an amazing book.

Submitted by JC

Honestly, this book was a little confusing.  There were some events in the plot that I didn’t understand.  All in all, this book deserves three and a half or four stars.  The bond between Michael and Patrick is pretty strong and heartwarming.  They show what a relationship between siblings should really be like.  I love the twists and turns that keep coming and catching me off guard.  This book wasn’t really bad at all.

Submitted by FN


Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

SchreiberAu Revoir, Crazy European Chick is an action packed thrill ride.  Perry Stormaire has to take a foreign exchange student living with him, Gobija Zaksauskag, to the prom.  He thinks it will be a disaster, and he is correct.  It turns out Gobi, as she likes to be called, is a Lithuanian secret agent who has a mission to eliminate three targets.  This book is full of car chases, action packed scenes and a bear fight.  This book is about a 6 out of 10.  Recommended for age 15 and up due to inappropriateness.

Submitted by RR

In the story Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick, the main character, Perry, unlike me is basically all ready to have his future set out.  He already has applications for the greatest universities and is hoping that Columbia will accept him.  Now,you’ve got to be seriously smart for that!  Perry has some focus on his band, which his father thinks is a pipe dream.  Then comes the foreign exchange student that Perry had no problems with before besides her unpleasing looks.  But then he learns that as prom approaches, he is to take Gobi to the senior prom.  This is an order from his mother.  I was very surprised that when they arrived at the first hotel, that Gobi was changed into a much for pleasant version.  In the car, Gobi starts to state all of the people that had negative affects on her life.  Along the way, Perry is faced with many unusual scenes and is forced to answer tremendous amounts of questions from Gobi.  I really liked this because I though it was a great adventure and extremely funny.

Submitted by Tamara

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