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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The Shadow
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Untethered (Shielded, #2)
The High Auction (Wisdom Revolution, #1)
Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom
Journey Beyond the Burrow
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All These Warriors (Monsters, #2)
A Desert Torn Asunder (The Song of the Shattered Sands, #6)
Out of the Shadows (Star Wars: The High Republic)
Project Hail Mary
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The President's Daughter
The Adversary (Chronicles of Rhyacia #2)
A Court of Honey and Ash (Honey and Ice Trilogy, #1)
The Forest of Vanishing Stars
Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1)
The Bone Code (Temperance Brennan, #20)
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Ready Player Two (Ready Player One, #2)
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)
Edge of Collapse (Edge of Collapse #1)
The Sentinel (Jack Reacher, #25)
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Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Treasure Island
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
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)

William Goldman
He held up a book then. “I'm going to read it to you for relax.” “Does it have any sports in it?” “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True Love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest Ladies. Snakes. Spiders... Pain. Death. Brave men. Cowardly men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.” “Sounds okay,” I said and I kind of closed my eyes. ...more
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Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.
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