These adrenaline-pumping titles are guaranteed to captivate and enthral teenagers. They feature fantastical worlds, incredible creatures, mysterious magic and unforgettable adventures. Below are just some of the best adventure books for teens, featuring much-loved authors such as Philip Pullman, Suzanne Collins and Garth Nix.
This thrilling series follows 15-year-old John Smith, an unusual teenager who is constantly on the move, and will be hunted down if he idles too long. However, when he ends up in Paradise, Ohio, he decides it is finally time to settle down and make friends. But before long, his secret is revealed: that he was once one of nine. Three have perished - and John is next.
Set in a desolate, post-apocalyptic landscape, this gripping, powerful tale stars the feisty and resourceful Saba. She and her twin brother Lugh are desperately struggling to survive in their harsh, devastated world. But then Lugh is abducted by strangers on horseback, and Saba must embark on a perilous mission to rescue him.
Featuring three books - Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass - this thrilling fantasy trilogy follows Lyra and her 'daemon', the animal embodiment of her inner self. Travel with Lyra to amazing fantastical settings, through snowy hills, to an otherworldly city, and even to the Land of the Dead, on all sorts of daring and dangerous quests.
This world-famous trilogy follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen and her heart-pounding adventures. The post-apocalyptic nation of Panem consists of twelve 'districts' - most of them horribly oppressed and gloomy places. But Katniss has the chance to change everything once she ends up participating in the brutal 'Hunger Games', a televised fight to the death between a group of teenagers. Be taken in by the intense action and gritty atmosphere of this epic series.
Phoenix was raised within the Community, a gang of cunning thieves with paranormal powers, commanded by a harsh master known as the Seer. When the Seer gives Phoenix the details of her next target, Yves Benedict, she comes to realise that Yves is so much more than just a victim. He is her destiny. To be together, Phoenix must split from the Community, but finds herself in mortal danger. Can Yves protect her?
This dark, magical and powerful story follows Tiger Lily, the girl who falls under the enchanting spell of Peter Pan. She will risk everything to be with him, but soon discovers that the most sinister enemy can lurk inside even the most loving heart. Discover the spellbinding story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who will never grow up.
Hetty likes to keep to herself, at the outer edges of her close-knit island community. But she finds herself under a blazing spotlight when a mysterious woman is washed up on shore, and she and the woman have a connection that increasingly invites suspicion. When death comes to the community, the woman is branded a bad omen, and Hetty must take matters into her own hands. But as she heads out to sea, a storm is breaking, and voices from the very depths of the sea are calling her name...
The kingdom of Goredd is inhabited by humans and by dragons who fold themselves into a human form. However, the peace between the two races is unstable. When a member of the royal family is murdered, it seems it was a dragon who committed the crime, and the peace between the worlds is seriously threatened. Into this chaos comes Seraphina, a talented musician who joins the royal court as an assistant to the court composer. She is soon entangled in the murder investigation and finds herself caught at the heart of the tension. Seraphina hides a secret, and if it is discovered, she'll be in terrible danger...
As a child, Sabriel is sent beyond the Wall to the safety of a boarding school in Ancelstierre, away from magic - and away from the Dead. But at 18 years old, she receives a cryptic message from her father, and sets off back across the Wall into the Old Kingdom. There, she undertakes a dark adventure fraught with peril, magic, and sinister forces. She must find her father, discover her destiny, become the person she was fated to be, and - most crucially - protect the living from the malevolent Dead.
In a devastated future, an extraordinary artefact from the past lies buried, and everyone wants it. But why? How can it possibly save them all? It seems there are no answers for Cass and Wilbur, who are nonetheless slaving to dig it up. But when two strangers from another time turn up, claiming to know about the lost relic, their world will change forever. This gripping page-turner is perfect for adventure fans.