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

An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason
Light Years
The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
Knights vs. Dinosaurs
The Darkdeep (The Darkdeep, #1)
Otherearth (Last Reality, #2)
The Three Secret Cities (Jack West Jr #5)
The Gathering (Ivy Blackwood Chronicles, #1)
The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery
Gabriel (Stone Warriors, #3)
Craft Brew (Trouble Brewing, #2)
Hiding the Moon (Fish Out of Water, #4/Racing for the Sun, #2)
Defiance Of The Heart (Sins Of The Heart, #2)
The Spy's Love Song (Stars from Peril, #1)
A Blade So Black
Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23)
The President Is Missing
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)
The Boy I Grew Up With
Cut and Run
A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite, #6)
Minutes to Kill (Scarlet Falls, #2)
The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4)
A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick, #3)
Red War (Mitch Rapp, #17)
The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite, #4)
Claiming Grace (Ace Security #1)
The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)
Justice Redeemed (Darren Street #1)
The King Tides (Lancaster & Daniels, #1)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Fantastic YA Books
588 books — 380 voters

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarréThe Bourne Identity by Robert LudlumThe Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le CarréThe Hunt for Red October by Tom ClancyThe Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
Best Spy Novels
1,008 books — 1,824 voters
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Best Graphic Novels 2015
130 books — 362 voters

Cut & Run by Abigail RouxZero at the Bone by Jane SevilleFair Game by Josh LanyonFatal Shadows / A Dangerous Thing by Josh LanyonAmong the Living by Jordan Castillo Price
Favorite Gay Thrillers
453 books — 317 voters

Popular Action Books

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
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)
Legend (Legend, #1)

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