Skip to main content

Teen Favorites | Action Series

Go to Teen Favorites

 

Department 19

Department 19
Hill, Will, 1979-Department 19 ; 1
Books

In a secret supernatural battle that's been raging for over a century, the stakes have just been raised -- and they're not wooden anymore. When Jamie Carpenter's mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government's most secret agency. Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can't stand up against!

 

Agent 21

Agent 21
Ryan, Chris, 1961-Agent 21 ; 1Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 9 and 10

Books

When Zak Darke's parents die in an unexplained mass murder he's left alone in the world. That is until he's sought out by a mysterious man: 'I work for a government agency,' the man tells him. 'You don't need to know which one. Not yet. All you need to know is that we've had our eye on you. There's a possibility you could help us in certain. operational situations.'

 

Catch the Zolt : The Debt Series, Book 1

Catch the Zolt : The Debt Series, Book 1
Gwynne, Phillip
Books

Book One of a high-octane thriller series. Fifteen-year-old Dom is cast out of his comfortable life in the Gold Coast's Halcyon Grove when he inherits an ancient debt. Now, he has six Herculean tasks to perform...or lose a pound of flesh. It's a beautiful day in paradise. 

 

Recon Team Angel. Assault

Recon Team Angel. Assault
FalknerBrianRecon Team Angel ; 1

Books

A team of six has been chosen to infiltrate the enemy's headquarters in the heart of the Australian Outback. The six teens have been modified to look like aliens. They have spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act - even think - like their enemies. But from the start, the recon mission goes terribly wrong. It's only when they are close to discovering the shocking truth of the aliens' plans that the team is forced to ask: "Who among then is a traitor?"

 

Stormbreaker

Stormbreaker
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-Alex Rider ; 1.
Books

A rip-roaring adventure with a fourteen-year-old hero to rival James Bond. AlexRider is suspicious when told that the uncle who brought him up has been killed in a car crash. He tracks down his car - it is riddled with bullet holes! Did his uncle really work for a bank?

 

Maximum ride : the Angel experiment

Maximum ride : the Angel experiment
Patterson, James, 1947-Maximum ride ; 1
Books

Max Ride and her five friends grew up in a science lab/prison called the School. They were created as an experiment. An experiment where they ended up only 98 percent human. That other 2 percent had a big impact. 

 

The Phoenix files : arrival

The Phoenix files : arrival
Morphew, ChrisPhoenix files ; 1

Books

This electrifying, six-volume, alternating-narrator serial catapults the reader into a creepy, locked-down desert town, built by an all-powerful corporation whose plans threaten the future of the rest of the world. Luke Hunter soon realizes that Phoenix is no ordinary town: no cars, no phone or Internet connection, and a private security firm on patrol. This is weird enough, but then he and his new friends learn that someone is plotting to wipe out the rest of the human race. The clock is ticking. Only 100 days until the end of the world.

 

I am number four

I am number four
Lore, PittacusLorien legacies ; 1

Books

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books - but we are real.

 

CHERUB. The recruit

CHERUB. The recruit
Muchamore, RobertCherub ; 1
 
Books

"A terrorist doesn't let strangers into her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. 

 

The enemy

The enemy
Higson, Charlie (Charles), 1958-Enemy series ; 1
Books

They'll chase you. They'll rip you open. They'll feed on you . . . When the sickness came, every parent, police officer, politician every adult fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they're fighting to survive. 

 

The maze runner

The maze runner
Dashner, James, 1972-Maze runner trilogy ; 1
 
Books

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze.

 

Gladiator. Fight for freedom

Gladiator. Fight for freedom
Scarrow, SimonGladiator ; 1

Books

It's Rome, 61 BC. Recruited as a gladiator, young Marcus Cornelius Primus faces a new life of brutal training, governed by strict rules, as he learns the skills of an elite warrior. But Marcus cannot simply forget his past. His father lies murdered by soldiers and his mother has been kidnapped and forced into slavery. Marcus is determined to find his father's old commander, Pompeius the Great, to seek justice for his family and set his mother free. Yet, unbeknown to him, Marcus is hiding a life-threatening secret. And if the Romans discover it, there will be no escape...

 

The last thirteen. Book thirteen. 1

The last thirteen. Book thirteen. 1
Phelan, James, 1979-The last thirteen ; 13

Books

Sam is the first of the last 13 Dreamers to be revealed. Caught in a covert battle to preserve life as we know it, he must follow the clues to find twelve more Dreamers. Only this unique group can unravel the mysteries of an ancient prophecy and locate the long-lost key to Earth's survival.

 

Conspiracy 365. January : code black

Conspiracy 365. January : code black
Lord, Gabrielle, 1946-Conspiracy 365 ; 1.
Books

On New Year's Eve Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning . They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days. Hurled into a life on the run, with a price on his head, the 15-year-old fugitive is isolated and alone. 

 

Bodyguard. Ambush

Bodyguard. Ambush
Bradford, ChrisBodyguard ; 3
Books

In Africa only the strong survive. Teenage martial arts expert Connor Reeves is tasked with protecting a foreign ambassador's family on safari. Considered the perfect assignment, the holiday turns to hell when their convoy is ambushed by gunmen.

 

CRYPT. The gallows curse

CRYPT. The gallows curse
Hammond, AndrewCRYPT ; Covert Response Youth Paranormal Team

Books

When a crime is committed and the police are at a loss, CRYPT is called in to figure out whether something paranormal is at work. Jud is their star agent.Jud, unwillingly paired with new recruit Bex, has just landed his biggest case yet ... people have been disappearing in mysterious circumstances while others are viciously attacked - yet there are no suspects and a complete lack of hard evidence. The only thing that links each attack is the fact that survivors all claim that the culprits were 17th century highwaymen.

 

The Rains

The Rains
Hurwitz, GreggThe Rains brothers ; 1
Books

In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek’s Cause turns into a war zone. Chance Rain, his older brother Patrick, and their closest friend, Alexandra, find themselves fighting off multiple attacks from infected adults, while other young survivors hide at the high school.

 

Chasers

Chasers
Phelan, James, 1979-Alone ; 1

Books

When Jesse crawls out of the wreckage of a subway car and emerges into daylight, he's greeted by a living nightmare. An unexplained force has destroyed New York City, turning skyscrapers into ash, cutting off all power and communication. Jesse and his new friends, Dave, Anna and Mini are dazed but unhurt. The other survivors are not so lucky. Every human being they encounter is infected, gripped by an unquenchable thirst that drives them to monstrous acts of violence. Somehow, Jesse has to escape. But first, he has to stay alive.