Action & Adventure

Action and adventure fiction is the epitomy of escapist reading. Browse all our articles, starting with the most recent, featuring books that contain elements of action and adventure, whether it is travel, charting new frontiers, hunting down others or being hunted themselves. Often there is some sort of peril to evade, mystery to solve and/or justice to deliver.

Recent stand out reads in this genre for us include The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang, Stuart Turton’s The Devil and the Dark Water and TJ Newman’s Falling, and then of course you can’t go wrong with the iconic bestsellers Life of Pi by Yann Martel, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. All these novels are guaranteed to entertain. There is a book to satisfy everyone’s quest for adventure from the safety and comfort your favourite reading chair.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, Review

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, Review

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, the finale of Stieg Larsson’s groundbreaking Millennium Trilogy wholeheartedly deserves its place amongst the bestselling crime fiction of this decade.
The action begins swiftly, exactly where Larsson left readers in the cliffhanging ending of The Girl Who Played With Fire.

Book Review – SICK PUPPY by Carl Hiaasen

Book Review – SICK PUPPY by Carl Hiaasen

Irresistibly irreverent. The title of Carl Hiaasen’s novel Sick Puppy, says it all really. Having just come from reading some dystopian fiction, this novel’s black humour was a real ‘cleansing of the palate’ for me. While black humour is not everyone’s cup of tea, I think Hiaasen does in his novels what we all wish we could do in everyday life once in a while – say what we really think, politically correct or otherwise!

HELL ISLAND by Matthew Reilly, Review: Action-packed morsel

HELL ISLAND by Matthew Reilly, Review: Action-packed morsel

Matthew Reilly’s Hell Island was originally released in 2005 for the Australian Books Alive initiative. The novella was given free with the purchase of any novel or book that was part the extensive Books Alive range, selected specifically to encourage reading…

SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS by Matthew Reilly, Review

SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS by Matthew Reilly, Review

Seven Ancient Wonders Synopsis: Also published as Seven Deadly Wonders Two thousand years ago, it was hidden within the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Now, in the present day, it must be found again… Captain Jack West Jr –…

Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston, Book Review

Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston, Book Review

Tyrannosaur Canyon, the first novel in Douglas Preston’s Wyman Ford Series, is a real page-turner. Read on for our review. Tyrannosaur Canyon Book Synopsis Wyman Ford #1 A moon rock missing for thirty years… Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found…