The Greatest Young Adult Fantasy/Action Books Ever

A Listmania! list by Gareth Mottram (Hertfordshire, UK)
 
Jason Willow
1.  Jason Willow by Gareth Mottram
The list author says:
  "Obviously I'm biased but it has lots of hard action (no spells to make everyone better), atmospheric locations, complicated relationships, slowly revealed powers and demons. See www.jasonwillow.com"
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter 6)[Children's Edition]
2.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter 6)[Children's Edition] by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Getting deeper into Voldemort, excellent relationship stuff  and fab final chapters with Dumbldore and Harry's quest and coming back into  a devastating invasion of Hogwarts."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,325 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5): 5/7
3.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5): 5/7 by J.K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "A fast action start with the dementors, finding out about the Order, Sirius's house, hating Umbridge and the action packed finale in the Ministry.  All great stuff."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,184 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Raven's Gate (The Power of Five)
4.  Raven's Gate (The Power of Five) by Anthony Horowitz
The list author says:
  "A real, down to earth hero, excellent in-the-sticks village/farm location and slowly revealed powers.  V.good build up and atmosphere."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori)
5.  Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori) by Lian Hearn
The list author says:
  "Really mysterious and fleshed out secret clans and well paced exciting Samurai and Ninja-like combat/action scenes which leap into life all across your mind.  Believable relationships"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
6.  The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12 by Robert Jordan
The list author says:
  "My favourite "traditional" fantasy.  Excellent "village boy destined for greatness and hunted and helped by fabulous characters" story.  Hard hitting action and "magic" subtly handled.  Massive scope"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Ruby in the Smoke (Point)
7.  The Ruby in the Smoke (Point) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Real, fleshed out characters and atmospheric locations effectively described.  The evil old lady shouldn't be a threat but she is one of the most menacing characters I've ever come across."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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The Eagle of The Ninth
8.  The Eagle of The Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
The list author says:
  "Excellent feelings of being on part of a mighty empire but cut off from help.  The terror of travelling ever deeper into enemy lands really grips you and you cling to the shelter and few allies found."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Devil's Kiss
9.  Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
The list author says:
  "Excellent atmospheric scene setting in modern day London with deeply drawn characters in complex relationships.  Fast paced throughout, the hard hitting action scenes whip you through some epic events"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Boy Soldier
10.  Boy Soldier by Andy McNab
The list author says:
  "Losing the fantasy element totally but good if you're after realistic action with a boy hero who is most definitely not all powerful and very much learning on the job.  Tough and gritty."
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking)
11.  The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking) by Patrick Ness
The list author says:
  "Fantastic and disturbing concept with a great lead character.  A tense man (and girl) hunt with fast action through an expertly realised world.  Buy it."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Last updated: 27/04/2009
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