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.

Jan Golembiewski on his discovery of MAGIC

Jan Golembiewski on his discovery of MAGIC

Today we welcome author Jan Golembiewski to discuss his quest to discover MAGIC and his motivations for sharing those travel-adventure experiences in his new book from Transit Lounge. I left Australia when I was 18 to travel the world. To others, it…

LITERATURE ® by Guillermo Stitch, Book Review

LITERATURE ® by Guillermo Stitch, Book Review

Literature ® is the fiction debut of Guillermo Stitch. Literature Synopsis: We don’t know exactly when Literature ® takes place and we don’t know exactly where. All we know is that Philip Marlowe would fit right in. We don’t get Marlowe though. We…

The Plotters by Un-su Kim, Review: Dark humour & contradiction

The Plotters by Un-su Kim, Review: Dark humour & contradiction

The Plotters Review: Un-su Kim’s absurdly humorous, evocative novel keeps readers on their toes, captivated by its kaleidoscopic contradictions. A rising star of Korean literature. The Plotters Synopsis Translated by Sora Kim-Russell The important thing is not who pulls the trigger but…

JUST by Jenny Morton Potts, Review: Page turner with substance

JUST by Jenny Morton Potts, Review: Page turner with substance

Just is the second gripping psychological thriller released by Jenny Morton Potts this year, and the second of her titles that I have had the great pleasure of reading. Read on for our full review. Just Book Synopsis: On golden Mediterranean sands,…

HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts, Review: Enigmatic lead characters

HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts, Review: Enigmatic lead characters

Jenny Morton Potts’ Hiding is a gripping psychological thriller with chilling twists, from a unique new voice. Read our full review of this top quality novel. Hiding Book Synopsis Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown live on different sides of the Atlantic. Until…

THE TRAVEL MATE by Mark David Green, Book Review

THE TRAVEL MATE by Mark David Green, Book Review

The Travel Mate is the second in a planned four-novel series by Mark David Green. The Travel Mate Synopsis: Twenty-six year old Maddie has it all. A fiancé with a well-paid job, a comfortable home and several exotic holidays a year….

EGYPTIAN ENIGMA by L J M Owen, Review: Cosy foodie mystery

EGYPTIAN ENIGMA by L J M Owen, Review: Cosy foodie mystery

Filled with ancient murder, family secrets and really good food, Egyptian Enigma is the third adventure in L J M Owen’s charming series Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Really cold cases. Egyptian Enigma, Book 3 Dr Pimms Intermillennial Sleuth Synopsis: Dr Elizabeth Pimms,…

Red Fox author Lara Fanning on flaws in idealised worlds

Red Fox author Lara Fanning on flaws in idealised worlds

Today we welcome Aussie author Lara Fanning to discuss how writing her dystopian trilogy Red Fox led to identifying flaws in her idealised world, and highlighted the delicate balance between nature and technology. I have loved writing since I was a child….

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan, Book Review

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan, Book Review

Restless Souls is a strong debut from Dan Sheehan about war and loss, male friendship and the power of home. Restless Souls Synopsis Tom, Karl and Baz grew up together in down-on-its-luck Dublin. Friends since childhood, their lives diverged when Tom…

CALL ME ZEBRA by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Book Review

CALL ME ZEBRA by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Book Review

Call Me Zebra is award-winning young author Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s second novel. There has been so much industry buzz about this title. It has featured in all the ‘most anticipated book releases’ lists and the critics have been singing…

FUTURE’S ORPHANS by A K Alliss, Book Review

FUTURE’S ORPHANS by A K Alliss, Book Review

Future’s Orphans is the second title in AK Alliss’ cyberpunk series Ouroboros Cycle. Future’s Orphans Synopsis: In an uncertain future, the truth can get you killed. Cassidy Nolan is a drug addicted journalist, disgraced after releasing one of the most iconic…