Adventure fiction is a genre of fiction in which an adventure, an exciting undertaking involving risk and physical danger, forms the main storyline. Adventure novels and short stories were popular subjects for American pulp magazines, which dominated American popular fiction between the Progressive Era and the 1950s. Adventure fiction often overlaps with other genres, notably war novels, crime novels, sea stories, Robinsonades, spy stories (as in the works of John Buchan, Eric Ambler and Ian Fleming), science fiction, fantasy, (Robert E. Howard and J.R.R. Tolkien both combined the secondary wo ...more

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Umbertouched (Rosemarked, #2)
Jack Frost: The End Becomes the Beginning (The Guardians, #5)
Pirate's Passion (Sentinels of Savannah, #2)
Captain's Log: Snowbound
An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason
West (East, #2)
Knights vs. Dinosaurs
The Darkdeep (The Darkdeep, #1)
Where She Fell
The Three Secret Cities (Jack West Jr #5)
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone (Kingdoms & Empires, #1)
Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)
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Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
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Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)
Storm Glass (Harbinger #1)
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
Sea of Greed (NUMA Files, #16)
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)
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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Hobbit
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Treasure Island
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)

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