5 Books For Young Action and Adventure Lovers

If you’ve got a child aged 8 through to 12 and over who love the suspense and intrigue of action and adventure novels, I’ve got some brand new ones for them to add to their ‘must read’ list.

Assassin’s Creed: Last Descendants by Matthew J. Kirby

Scholastic Australia, RRP $19.99

Assassins Creed: Last Descendants
Based on the hit video game franchise Assassin’s Creed, Last Descendants is an action adventure saga about teens caught up in an ancient feud.

Owen, the main character, may get the chance to use a device that may clear his father’s name. His father died in prison and was accused of a crime he didn’t commit. The device, one that lets its user explore genetic memories buried deep within their own DNA, brings Owen a lot more than he bargained for. This story has two secret organisations trying to track down Owen so they can get their hands on the artefact, but not before Owen can get his hand on the Trident of Eden, an ancient and powerful relic and legend.

This book is suitable for children aged 12+.

The Seven Signs: SKYFIRE Book 1 by Michael Adams

Scholastic Australia, RRP $7.99

the Seven signs: skyfire
A new thrilling 7-book adventure, The Seven Signs is Book 1 of a single serialised storyline across 7 instalments which will be released over the next year, each book ending with a dramatic cliff-hanger.

This is a high-stakes, globe-trotting story with plenty of code-breaking, teamwork, friendship and heart-stopping danger where a group of seven friends enter the mysterious DARE awards and win wealth, fame and endless amounts of travel. But they’re not prepared for the danger events that come after their winnings in the shape of seven mysterious symbols called The First Sign. These symbols predict an explosive attack that has one of the friends fighting for life and throws a whole country into chaos. The friends race against the clock, they must solve the seven signs, against an ambitious and unknown mastermind.  There are seven signs and seven days to save the world.

This book is suitable for children aged 10+.

The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

David Fickling Books, RRP $19.99

The Call
In Ireland, every single teenager is in training. They’re training to survive ‘The Call’. But not all of them will make it. This is their story.

This book is hard-hitting adventure about survival.  Every teenager is ‘called’ for 3 minutes and 4 seconds, from the moment they vanish to the moment they disappear. Nine out of the ten children return dead and even the survivors come back different.

With an enemy that is brutal and unforgiving, three friends attend a training school that will hopefully give them some chance of fighting back. They are determined to come back alive.

This book is suitable for children 12+

Star of Deltora Book 4: The Hungry Isle by Emily Rodda

Omnibus Books, RRP $16.99

Star of Deltora Book 4: The Hungry Isle
Book 4 in the spellbinding Star of Deltroa Series and sequel to The Towers of Illica, The Hungry Isle is an exciting and magical tale with monsters and supernatural beings.

Suitable for children 8+.

Pixel Raiders #2: Dragon Land by Bajo & Hex

Scholastic Australia, RRP $12.99

Pixel Raiders Dragon Land
Need a way to get the kids off the computer? Why not give them a copy of this book! Dragon Land is another exciting adventure in the new action gaming series and written by the well known game reviewers Bajo and Hex from Good Game on ABC TV.

Dragon Land is full of engaging illustrations and has a fun storyline in a game world setting. It cleverly takes a game world setting and bridges the visual and storyline concepts from game play and into a book format.

Dragon land is a game of quests, magic and epic dragon battles. It’s suitable for children aged 8+.

What’s your pre-teen’s favourite adventure book at the moment? 

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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