If you are looking for a list of adventure books for teenage guys, then check out this article!
Adventure books can be a great way to get your mind off the stresses and challenges that come with being a teenager.
Adventure books will take you on journeys all over the world, to different time periods in history, and even into outer space. Get ready to explore new worlds!
Best Adventure Books for Teenage Guys
In this article, we’ve created a list of the best adventure books that are perfect for teenage guys.
To make this list we’ve done thorough research as well as considered the customer ratings. I am pretty sure that you will like every single book on this list!
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Leviathan (The Leviathan Trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld
“Leviathan (The Leviathan Trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld” is the first book in a trilogy about the Great War of an alternate history.
The war is between Clankers, which use machines and ironclad ships, and Darwinists, who use living creatures as weapons.
It follows Deryn Sharp, a girl posing as her twin brother Dylan to join the British Air Service.
She’s assigned to work with Alek, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and one of the leaders of the Clanker Powers. Together they must stop a plot that could destroy Europe.
Peak by Roland Smith
The gripping story of a man who risks everything to conquer the unconquerable.
One of the most famous mountains in the world, K2 is known as “the Savage Mountain” for its extreme difficulty and frequent deaths. In 2008, eleven climbers died on K2’s slopes.
The book follows two men: one is a young American climber with his sights set on climbing K2, and another is an aging Pakistani mountaineer who has already lost two sons in their quest to climb it.
It also chronicles the journey of a group of Italian climbers who are attempting to scale K2 for the first time ever without supplemental oxygen.
Gone by Michael Grant
The world as we know it has ended. There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, and no cable TV.
The few survivors are scattered across the country, living in small encampments at military bases or abandoned shopping malls.
When a deadly flu virus sweeps through his camp, sixteen-year-old Michael Grant and his friends flee to a nearby town where they hope to find help.
But what they find is far worse than any disease: the town has been taken over by violent gangs of kids just like them.
The Enemy by Charlie Higson
The Enemy is a book written by Charlie Higson. It is the first book in his Young Bond series, which follows James Bond as a teenager during World War II.
The story begins with fourteen-year-old James Bond living with his mother in London.
He has been sent there from his prep school to avoid the imminent start of World War II and also because he was caught cheating on an exam.
His parents are not together, and he does not get along well with his father, who works for British intelligence.
While staying at a hotel in London, he meets up with two friends named Biffy and Tally (Tallulah), who have come to stay there while their parents are looking for a new home.
As they are catching up, Tallulah mentions that her father has been arrested and is being held in jail at the moment.
James and Biffy make their way to Scotland Yard, only to find that Tallulah’s father is not in prison; he has been evacuated to a safe location.
They meet up with him and he tells James about something called the “Enemy”. It is believed that there are spies in London who are trying to sabotage the British war effort.
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus is an American fantasy-adventure novel written by Rick Riordan, based on Greek and Roman mythology.
It was released on October 7th, 2014 to rave reviews from fans who have been eagerly awaiting its release since book four ended with a cliffhanger in 2012!
The fifth installment continues this adventure following Percy Jackson’s quest as he joins forces with his friends Annabeth Chase (a daughter of Athena) Jason Grace (son b Ares), Piper McLean(daughter c Orion).
Together they must save Manhattan before Poseidon can awaken specimens outfitted for destruction after being buried at sea during one thousand years past under orders from Hades himself when raided Mount Cynthus temple – also known currently where all demigods and Greek gods and goddesses reside at Camp Half-Blood.
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
The first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Ranger’s Apprentice series, now with full-color art!
In a world where dangerous beasts roam free, the people need warriors.
But to train as a ranger, Will has to leave everything he knows—his family and his village—to live at Castle Redmont.
There he discovers that war is coming. And soon he will have to choose: life in the castle or a place among the brave men and women who defend their kingdom from its enemies?
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
In the land of Quill, those who do not possess magical powers are considered Unwanteds.
They are forced to live in slums and wear gray uniforms that label them as such.
Alex is one of these children, but he has a secret: He can bring things out of his drawings into reality.
One day, he uses this power to save his friend Aaron from being exiled into the unknown by creating an illusionary dragon that scares everyone away from their hiding spot.
However, when Alex realizes what he’s done, he runs away with Aaron to avoid being discovered and thrown in jail for breaking the law… Or worse.
Malice by Chris Wooding
The first in a thrilling new trilogy from the author of the bestselling “The Power of Five” series.
A young man wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory, no idea how he got there or who he is. He has only one clue to his identity: an address written on his arm.
As he makes his way to the address, it becomes clear that something terrible happened there.
And as he tries to discover what really happened, he discovers that everything about him – even his name – is false…and that someone wants him dead for it.
Following Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
“Following Christopher Creed” is a book that was written by Carol Plum-Ucci.
The author writes about the life of Christopher Creed, who has been kidnapped and taken to an unknown place.
He is being held captive by his father, who wants him to be involved in the family business of organized crime.
“Following Christopher Creed” is a story about how he tries to escape from his father’s control and live a normal life with his girlfriend, Jessica.
In this story, he meets new people and learns more about himself as well as others around him.
Pluto by Naoiki Urasawra
Pluto is a manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. It was originally published in Japan by Shogakukan, running from 1994 to 2000.
The manga was later adapted into an anime television series produced by Madhouse which ran for 26 episodes from October 1998 to March 1999.
A live-action film directed by Shusuke Kaneko and starring Takashi Sorimachi as the title character was released in 2006.
A sequel titled “Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka” began serialization in 2009, with a second season following in 2010.
The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson
The Dragon’s Tooth is a fantasy adventure novel for young readers.
It tells the story of two brothers, Jack and Annie, who travel through time to the days of King Arthur and Merlin the wizard.
There they meet Morgan le Fay, a beautiful enchantress who has imprisoned Merlin in a magic tree trunk and taken over Camelot with her black knights.
But she does not count on meeting two brave children from twentieth-century America!
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
Revolver is a novel about a boy called Nick who doesn’t fit in at school. He’s bullied and has no friends, but then he meets Alice.
She’s beautiful and confident, and she makes him feel like he can do anything.
But there’s something not quite right about Alice – she seems to be keeping secrets from Nick…
Revolver is an exciting read that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Marcus Sedgwick weaves a tale full of mystery, intrigue, and suspense that will grip you until the very last page!
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
A chilling tale of horror and suspense that will give you chills.
The Monstrumologist is a young adult novel written by Rick Yancey.
It is the first book in the series, followed by The Curse of the Wendigo, and The Isle of Blood.
This book follows Will Henry, a twelve-year-old orphan who has been hired to assist Dr. Warthrop with his work on monsters; specifically vampires and werewolves.
He is sent to live with Dr. Warthrop in New England where he meets many interesting characters including Mr. Bates, Mr. Merril, Mr. Chanler, and others as they investigate various murders throughout New England involving these creatures of legend…
Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Andy Lane
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are young men in their 20s, just beginning their careers at Scotland Yard.
Sherlock is a brilliant but eccentric student who has no interest in his studies or his future career as a detective.
He would much rather be out solving mysteries with Dr. Watson than attending to the tedious details of police work.
When an evil genius begins committing murders using poisonous clouds, it’s up to Sherlock and Watson to stop him before he kills again!
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship Breaker is a YA novel set in a post-apocalyptic future where the world has suffered an ecological disaster.
Nailer, the main character, lives in New Orleans and works as a ship breaker—a person who salvages materials from abandoned ships.
His life changes when he meets a rich girl named Nita and decides to take her home with him.
She brings him into conflict with her father, who runs one of the largest oil companies in America.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
This book is about Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione who are on their way to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their third year of magical education.
They are accompanied by the new Defense Against The Dark Arts teacher, Remus Lupin.
On the train, they meet two fellow first years, twins named Fred and George Weasley, who help them with their school supplies.
When they arrive at school they find that several students have been attacked by a black dog which turns out to be Sirius Black, an escaped prisoner from Azkaban prison who was believed to have aided in the death of Harry’s parents James and Lily Potter.
It soon becomes evident that Sirius Black is after Harry as he knows that the boy survived a supposed encounter with his soulmate, Lord Voldemort.
The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan
The epic adventure continues in the fourth book of John Flanagan’s New York Times bestselling Ranger’s Apprentice series.
After a long, hard winter, spring is finally coming to the mountain village of Macindaw.
But with spring comes an invasion force sent by the evil lord Morgarath to conquer Araluen. Can Will and his new friend Evanlyn stop him?
The action never stops in this thrilling installment of one of the most popular fantasy series around!
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
The story follows nine aliens from the planet Lorien who survived their home planet’s destruction and are hiding on Earth, disguised as humans.
They are being hunted down one by one. The main character John Smith (aka Number Four) has to find out what happened to his fellow Garde members after he lost contact with them.
He meets a girl named Sarah Hart, who helps him escape from those hunting him.
But they soon discover that they have been framed for murders committed by another of the Loric children, Six, posing as John Smith’s next-door neighbor.
John Smith is forced to go on the run with Sarah, while trying to maintain his cover as a normal human teenager.
They are being hunted by the Mogadorians, a group of aliens from Lorien who have been searching for them ever since they escaped during the invasion of their planet.
The Mogadorians are determined to find and kill all the Loric children so that no one can stop them from, so they can use their Legacies (special powers unique to each Loric) for their own purposes.
Tentacles (Marty and Grace, #2) by Roland Smith
Tentacles is the second book of a series. In this sequel to “The Last Orca“, Marty travels to Antarctica in search of his father who has been missing for two years.
He is joined on his journey by Grace, a young scientist whose mother was killed in the same accident that left Marty’s father injured and amnesiac.
The two teens face danger at every turn as they travel through the frozen continent, but their biggest challenge comes when they are swept into an underwater world inhabited by creatures unlike any ever seen before – giant squid with tentacles that can crush steel!
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Lost Hero is the first book in a new series called Heroes of Olympus. It’s about three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo who are on a quest to save Hera from the evil goddess Juno.
They have to find Hera before she is sacrificed at Camp Half Blood and they have only 10 days to do it.
The trio must go through many obstacles like fighting monsters, finding their way around Camp Half Blood, and staying alive long enough to rescue Hera.
Will they succeed? Find out by reading this amazing book!
We hope you enjoyed our list of 20 Best Adventure Books for Teenage Guys. If you have a favorite adventure book not on the list, let us know in the comments section below!