What are the best adventure books with strong plot?

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    #1Ticket to India

    Ticket to India

    Ticket to India is a middle grade fiction book with a touch of historical and cultural theme authored by N. H. Senzai, and was published on November 17, 2015 by Paula Wiseman Books. It follows the story of Great Partition.


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    Steven Ramos
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "An excellent middle school book for kids wanting a story set in India. My daughter liked it. "
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    #2The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is a standalone science fiction novel written by Claire North which is about Harry who always returns to where he started after he dies although he keeps on trying to change the future. 


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    Scott McDonald
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a unique book about a young boy who is immortal. When I read the synopsis I was immediately intrigued by the plot. I read the book over a week and found it hard to put the book down once I started reading. In the end I was glad to have read the book and the themes presented stuck with me for a while afterwards which I find to be a rare thing."
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    #3The Last Arabian Night

    The Last Arabian Night

    The Last Arabian Night is a thrilling adventure novel for young adults written by Craig Shaw Gardner. It was released in 1993. It is about Sinbad, Ali Baba, Aladdin and other heroes and their search for Queen Scheherazade.


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    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "My 12yo cousin really enjoyed this book after I picked up for him. The story was pretty cool and very adventurous. It is about a group of friends who are searching for Queen Scheherazade."
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    #4Great Call of China (S.A.S.S.)

    Great Call of China (S.A.S.S.)

    Great Call of China (S.A.S.S.) is a young adult, Travel, Cultural Fiction novel written by Cynthea Liu. It was published February 19, 2009 by Speak.


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    Ryan Burns
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Mostly a pretty good book. I did not like that finding her parents was too much like a story book ending."
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    #5Touch of Power (Avry of Kazan Series)

    Touch of Power (Avry of Kazan Series)
    Avry of Kazan is a healer: only by laying her hands upon the injured or dying, she is able to cure their wounds and absorb every disease. One day, she gets captured by a band of rogues, who need her to heal the man who is leading a campaign against her own people. 


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    Betty Roberts
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The character in this book, Touch of Power, is easy to love. Avry is a healer and she takes diseases and wounds into herself in order to heal others. She is accused of causing diseases so therefore she is hunted. This story indeed has a strong plot with lots of twists and turns. I enjoyed reading it and actually gifted one to my daughter to read. "
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    #6Fire Study (Study)

    Fire Study (Study)
    Yelena's abilities as a soulfinder are becoming more and more popular, so people are becoming afraid of her ability to capture and release souls. While the Council is debating her fate, she finds out about a sorcerer working on destroying her homeland, so she will have to stop him once again, as she had already beaten her before. 

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    Ann Wallace
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book would most definitely fall under the adventure label and it does contain a strong plot. It is the third book in a series so be prepared to read one and two so you know what's going on. This book has a touch of romance so be warned."
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    #7Dune (Dune Chronicles)

    Dune (Dune Chronicles)
    Dune by Frank Herbert is the story of Paul Atreides who becomes Muad'Dib and embarks on a journey to avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family, thus bringing to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

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    Raymond Hawkins
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "a good adventure tale that keeps us hooked in. good one."
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    #8The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

    The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

    The Name of the Wind, the first book in Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle series, is about Kvothe, who is in search of the meaning of life while going on many adventures, including kidnapping princesses and a burning down of a whole town.


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    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a well-written fantasy tale. Highly recommend"
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    #9Poison Study (Study)

    Poison Study (Study)
    Poison Study is the first book in the fantasy romance series Poison Study written by Maria V. Snyder which centers on self-confessed murderer Yelena who avoided a conviction when she became the new food taster of her nation. 

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    Kimberly Morales
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "So instead of being executed, the character chooses to be the main food tester. Very interesting read, but the love story gets lost somehow."
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    #10Graceling (Graceling Realm)

    Graceling (Graceling Realm)
    Graceling is a book by Kristin Cashore that tells a story about Katsa. She is smart and beautiful who lives in the Seven Kingdoms where people are born with Grace. She was blessed with killing grace but thing changed when she met Po.

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    Austin Howard
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Really cool fantasy story, I'm glad I picked it up. Katsa was an awesome protagonist and I really liked her. The other charcaters were hit or miss and some of their abilities were kind of odd. But for a light, fun fantasy story this was great. Very cool, would like to see a sequel. "
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    #11A Life Naive

    A Life Naive
    A Life Naive is a historical novel by Oliver Philipps, first published in 2017. Set in 1962, it tells the story of Hershel Lawson and the road trip he took after his grandmother's death, traveling across the picturesque Route 66.

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    Consuelo Espinoza
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I thought this was a great novel. It is about a young man taking his grandmother's ashes to her final resting place. The story takes an interesting turn when he meets Sally along the way. This is one of those books that it is easy to get lost in. I absolutely loved it. "
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    #12Further Complications

    Further Complications

    Further Complications is a humorous fiction book written by Bryn Schurman. This book is about Marty who stole a car for his date and didn't know what's inside the trunk. It is first published in 2015. 


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    Joseph Stewart
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Have you ever made a mistake, only to find out it was worse than you planned? You thought, "No big deal, no one will find out. Besides, it isn't hurting anyone," and could not have been more wrong? If so, this book is relevant to you. I can't recall a book with a stronger, more adventurous plot."
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    #13The Spear in the Sand

    The Spear in the Sand

    The Spear in the Sand is an Adventure, Fiction Novel written by Raoul C. Faure. It was published in the year 1946 by Harper & Brothers. It follows the story of Sausal, a young scientist.


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    Judy Schneider
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Lots of action, and a compelling plot. I never knew what would happen next. A bit dated perhaps, although that doesn't matter to me."
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    #14The Difference Engine

    The Difference Engine
    This book by famous cyberpunk writers William Gibson and Bruce Sterling was the first book to put steampunk on the map. The book is set in a fictional 19th century in which Babbage has developed its engine and the information era comes 100 years earlier. We'll be reading the adventures of three characters, Sybil Gerard, daughter of a Luddite, Edward Mallory, an explorer and palaeontologist and Laurence Oliphant, a mystic spy, when they discover a box with Babbage engine cards that someone is desperately looking for.

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    Scott Baker
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book is quite bad. The author seems to want to write two books and it ends up as a strong introduction and a quick drop in quality. So much time is spent being introduced to the characters, building lore around them, and developing them. Then all of the characters abruptly drop off and you're left with just a few of them. I am a huge Gibson fan and this book was blatantly disappointing. I may have been able to enjoy it if I read it when it came out but it did not age well. This book did not live up to the hype."
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    #15The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo is Alexandre Dumas' 1844 classic about a man who wanted revenge against those who framed and jailed him for a crime he did not commit. As a new man, the Count of Monte Cristo unleashes his furious plot for vengeance.


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    Lorenzo Arreola
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "If you are looking to get whisked away on an adventure, The Count of Monte Cristo is a classic book of revenge, crime, and vengeance. Once you start this book, you won't be able to put it down! It's a longer book, so expect to dedicate some time to reading through it."
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    #16Space Battleship Scharnhorst and the Library of Doom (Old Guy/Cybertank Adventure!)

    Space Battleship Scharnhorst and the Library of Doom (Old Guy/Cybertank Adventure!)

    Space Battleship Scharnhorst and the Library of Doom is a science fiction book by Timothy J. Gawne set in a future where humankind has gone and cybertanks with human psyches have replaced them. It was published in 2012 by Ballacourage Books.


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    Alexander Mills
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Gone are the humans -- and in their place, are machines with human souls. That alone made this book exciting to read. By removing humans from the plot, the adventure story becomes something out of ordinary."
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    #17The Road to Damascus (Bolo)

    The Road to Damascus (Bolo)

    The Road to Damascus is a science fiction book by John Ringo and Keith Laumer. It follows the story of Kafari, a war hero who leads a band of freedom fighters against a ruthless political regime. It was published in 2005 by Baen.


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    Rafael Leal
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This was a FANTASTIC book. In addition to a great story, there are references, near the end, to other Bolo books that have gone before. I only recognized them because of having sought out Keith Laumer's first book, but it was a great tribute, the way it was written. As far as the story itself, I can - unfortunately - see current US society potentially going down a similar path. Similar, because I can't see the details remaining the same, and not so melodramatic, but the role of the Grangers could easily be reprised by some other groups I'd rather not mention, as it would probably offend some of those following current trends. "
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    #18Rogue Bolo

    Rogue Bolo

    Rogue Bolo is a science fiction book by Keith Laumer. It follows the story of the first automated bolos and how they brought about the end of the human race. It was published in 1986 by Baen. It is the second book in the Bolo series.


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    Richard Sanchez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I love the uniqueness of this book. The book is a science fiction that tells the story of Bolos and how they brought about end of human race. This are the themes that really interests me and that is why I enjoyed it. The good thing is that it has a moral story."
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    #19The Compleat Bolo

    The Compleat Bolo

    The Compleat Bolo is a science fiction book by Keith Laumer. It follows the story of the Bolos, machines with artificial intelligence used as weapons. It was published in 2004 by Baen Books and is an omnibus of the first two books of the series.


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    Peter Bates
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "If you are a fan of classic science fiction and a young reader, then you will probably enjoy The Compleat Bolo. The book details a lot of futuristic machines that are computer controlled and named Bolo. The machines are extremely well armored and employ lots of different types of weapons.but nevertheless also have the human qualities of integrity and honor. The Compleat Bolo will inspire an active imagination but there is really not much there beyond that."
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    #20Bolo Rising

    Bolo Rising

    Bolo Rising is a science fiction book by William H. Keith Jr., and Keith Laumer. It follows the story of the human colony of Cloud which was destroyed by the enemy, and how Major Jaime Graham saves them. It was published in 2001 by Baen Books.


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    Eugene Crawford
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Cool science fiction type of book that revolves around a human colony destroyed by an enemy. This is the general plot of the book, but the story line is tremendous if you asked me. Really entertaining book, and would make for a great motion picture."
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    #21Bolo Brigade

    Bolo Brigade

    Bolo Brigade is a science fiction book by William H. Keith Jr. It follows the story of the Confederation colony and how their peaceful existence is disrupted by the arrival of reptilian aliens. It was published in 1997 by Baen Books.


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    Nicholas Warren
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Bolo Brigade is a sci-fi book about the Confederation colony being invaded by reptilian aliens. It's as bizarre as it sounds, but it works, strangely enough. It's a story of power, commitment, and plain silliness. It's as outlandish as it is entertaining, and I really enjoyed it. That's probably because I have a wild imagination that is prone to flights of fantasy. I highly recommend!"
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    Bolo! is a science fiction book by David Weber. It follows the story of four bolos who must confront their own circumstances. It also contains a comprehensive history of the Bolos written by the author. It was published in 2006 by Baen.


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    Hannah Howell
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "There are so many great books to choose from, but this solution is excellent. The reviews state there is a lot of action in this entire series and it received high reviews. "
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    #23GURPS Reign of Steel

    GURPS Reign of Steel

    GURPS Reign of Steel is a science fiction book by David L. Pulver. It follows the story of the human players who must fight the super intelligent AI computers who have taken over the world. It was published in 1997 by Steve Jackson Games.


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    Linda Robinson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A somewhat interesting story about computers taking over the world. Some parts were well thought out to me. It reminds me of the Terminator. It was okay."
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    Uprooted is a young adult fiction novel written by Naomi Novik which centers on 17-year-old Agnieszka living in a village under wizard Sarkan, known as the Dragon. This has won the Nebula Award for the Best Novel. 

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    Bruce McDonald
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I think the term adventure is over broad. This novel is more appropriately classified as an adventure in a fantasy world. It did win a science fiction genre Nebula award. All thrilling books can be said to bean adventure. But I take the term to be predominantly based in either true stories or realistic fictions. Characters fighting the elements is key but conflict with nature is ubiquitous across genres. I guess it could be relevant but would just rate it as, somewhat."
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    #25Eragon (Inheritance)

    Eragon (Inheritance)
    Eragon is the first book in the best selling tetralogy, Inheritance Cycle. The book tells the story of the 15-year-old farm boy Eragon, and how his discovery of a dragon's egg led to a world of action and adventure.  

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    Larry Richardson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Has to be one of my favorite books and movie of all time. Eragon's epic battle with the evil king made this movie legendary. The last dragon egg and it was found boy a poor farmer's child and gifted him with the power to save the kingdom. This book is magnificent and a great read and not to mention that I have seen the movie at least 20 times."
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    #26Under the Never Sky

    Under the Never Sky
    Under the Never Sky is a young adult fiction novel by Veronica Rossi which centers on Aria living inside Reverie, and Perry from outside the protected dome, who might need each other if they are to survive.

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    Diya Balasubramanium
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book was amazing! Super way to end the trilogy. It kept me on my seat throughout. I found myself caught up in their struggles and hoping that their hatred status could move to friendship. Or even more! I loved Perry! As I've said before, one of the reasons I love young adult is because (most of the time) the heroes are not mega alpha douchebags. Perry was the perfect example of a strong hero with an almost-innate need to protect and help others. "
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    #27Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)

    Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)

    Soulless is the first book in Gail Carriger's steampunk fantasy series for young adults, the Parasol Protectorate Series. It was first published in 2009. It became a New York Times Bestseller. It is about lady fighting off paranormals in Victorian London.


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    Steven Gardner
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book is a love it or hate it kind of thing. I remember reading this in my senior year if i remember correctly and i was a fan but it seemed like no one else was. I might advise you to stay away from this one unless it looks like something you would really like."
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    #28Center Line

    Center Line

    Center Line is a young adult fiction book written by Joyce Sweeney. This adventure novel is first published in 1984 by Delacorte Press. 


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    Olivia Perkins
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The fact that this novel deals with some strong themes, such as alcoholism, running away from home, among others, makes this story one that I really found to be powerful. The adventure the boys go on is really powerful, and really sticks with you."
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    #29Virgin Widow

    Virgin Widow
    Virgin Widow: England's Forgotten Queen is a historical adventure novel for young adults written by Anne O'Brien. It was published in 2010 by Berkley. It is about Anne Neville and her acts of bravery in the War of the Roses.


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    Melissa Cruz
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a really interesting book about Anne Neville. I didn't realize how much she went through and how much she accomplished! It's a great ready for any age even though it is marketed as YA."


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1Ticket to IndiaBooks 0 Paid
2The First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustBooks 0 Paid
3The Last Arabian NightBooks 0 Paid
4Great Call of China (S.A.S.S.)Books 0 Paid
5Touch of Power (Avry of Kazan Series)Books 0 Paid
6Fire Study (Study)Books 0 Paid
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8The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)Books 0 Paid
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