The action genre is characterized by more emphasis on exciting action sequences than on character development or story-telling.

New Releases Tagged "Action"

The Disasters
The Blood That Drives Us
Midnight Bite
進撃の巨人 27 [Shingeki no Kyojin 27] (Attack on Titan, #27)
Undying (Unearthed, #2)
Outrun the Wind
Jack Frost: The End Becomes the Beginning (The Guardians, #5)
Remote Access (Thick as Thieves, #1)
Merciless (Alpha Bodyguard, #2)
The Confectioner's Coup (Confectioner Chronicles, #2)
The Wayward Prince (Mind + Machine #2)
ブラッククローバー 18 [Burakku Kurōbā 18] (Black Clover, #18)
The Kiss Thief
Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)
Long Road to Mercy (Atlee Pine, #1)
The President Is Missing
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)
Verses for the Dead (Pendergast, #18)
Red Gold (A Gabe McKenna Mystery Book 1)
Target: Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #26)
A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite, #6)
The Christmas Scorpion (Jack Reacher, #22.5)
A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick, #3)
Cut and Run
Holy Ghost (Virgil Flowers, #11)
Heads You Win
Justice Redeemed (Darren Street #1)
Hollowland by Amanda HockingEnclave by Ann AguirreThe Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie RyanFeed by Mira GrantHollowmen by Amanda Hocking
Awesome Zombie Books For Girls/Women
384 books — 594 voters
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The Best Time Travel Books of All Time
601 books — 1,422 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsGraceling by Kristin CashoreMoon Called by Patricia BriggsDead Until Dark by Charlaine HarrisGuilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
Most Proactive Female Protagonist
232 books — 196 voters
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieCutting for Stone by Abraham   VergheseAfrican Safari with Ted and Raymond by Rhonda PattonThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Fictitious Africa
380 books — 212 voters

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownAngels & Demons by Dan BrownGone Girl by Gillian FlynnInferno by Dan Brown
Top Fast-Paced Mystery
613 books — 462 voters
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Exciting Upcoming Books of 2014
209 books — 268 voters

Popular Action Books

The Hunger Games
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

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Ernest Hemingway
Never confuse movement with action.
Ernest Hemingway

Mahatma Gandhi
Action expresses priorities.
Mahatma Gandhi

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