When I do blog, many of my posts are book recommendations. So for my A to Z challenge, I'm going to recommend five books each day in April. Each days recommendations will be in the same genre and the genre's will follow an alphabetical pattern. So today, A is for Adventure. Here are my five favorite adventure books.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - I love Percy Jackson! This series is really fun and full of all the action and adventure middle grade readers love, but it's also routed in Greek mythology, which only makes the story that much more captivating. If you aren't a Riordan fan yet, I highly recommend you check out The Lightning Thief.
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White - Most adventure books have male stars. Evie is a great acceptation to that rule. She is totally girl, all the way down to her pink bejeweled teaser. Evie is a tough chick that leads her readers through a captivating adventure girls will love to read. Paranormalcy should be at the top of every adventurers to-be-read list.
Livathan by Scott Westerfeld - Who doesn't love steam-punk? Livathan is one of the most creative stories I've ever read. I seriously want to move into Scott Westerfeld's brain and just live there. From crazy steam powered contraptions to Victorian-era bioengineering this whimsical retelling of WW1 is a wonderful read filled with great swash buckling adventure.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - The boy who lived practically invented this genre. Sure kids have been loving adventure novels since the days of Treasure Island, but Harry is still one hero that I know I'll never get tired of routing for.
Artemis Fowl by Eolin Colfer - Artemis isn't a young hero out on a grand adventure, he's a young super villain out to destroy the world. Still his capers are action packed and guaranteed to keep middle grade readers up long past their bedtimes. So Artemis claims the final spot in my adventure line up.
What about you? What is your favorite adventure novel?