Fiction - Action

This is a complete list of all books that I have reviewed that fall within this genre, regardless of whether I would recommend reading them or not.

My rating system for the overall quality of the book greatly limits the number of one and five-star reviews that I give out. A book gets one star only if it is so terrible that I could not finish it, or was triggering, traumatizing, or otherwise for no reason. If a book got a one-star rating I not only don’t recommend reading it but consider it damaging to its readers. If a book gets five stars, it was life-changing, or I have enjoyed it so much that I have continually reread it. Books that initially got four stars may move up to five stars if I go back to reread it several times because even if the quality of the book isn’t the best in the world, I connected to it more deeply than the other books on my shelves. A two-star rating means that the book was bad and I probably wouldn’t recommend it, but it wasn’t horrible and I might give it another chance. If a book gets three stars it was okay, I liked it but I didn’t love it. If a book gets four stars then I enjoyed it and would probably recommend it.

Here you can find a complete list of all of my five-star reads and my favorite tropes.

I have an entirely separate rating for “spice” which is just in reference to how much sex is in the book. I read both young adult novels and erotica and I want to be certain that my audience knows how to judge whether the sexual content is age-appropriate for them and something that they are comfortable with. Because of this, any level of sex gets a one-star spice rating. This is a young adult-appropriate level of spice and something I would be comfortable recommending to mature middle school audiences. A two-star spice rating means that the book has one or two sex scenes included. A three-star spice rating means that the book has a few sex scenes, but sex is not maneuvering the plot, and the book would still be very good if you chose to skip over the sex scenes entirely. A four-star spice rating is now in the range of book porn or erotica. There is a plot that exists within the novel beyond sex. A five-star spice rating is very rare but references books that are essentially just sex, they exist solely for the sake of sex, and if you’re looking for a novel that gets to the pornographic content quickly one of these is likely to do that for you.

If the novel is not listed under this master list of reviews it may be under my Neverending To Be Read List which features hundreds of novels I hope to read and include a brief summary of what the book is about based on the excerpt on Goodreads.

Shadow and Bone Trilogy

Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

Siege and Storm

Ruin and Rising

Six of Crows Duology

Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows

Crooked Kingdom

Masters and Mercenaries Series

Lexi Blake

The Dom Who Loved Me

The Men with the Golden Cuffs

A Dom is Forever

On Her Master’s Secret Service

Love and Let Die

Dungeon Royale

A View to a Thrill

The Selection Series

Kiera Cass

The Selection

The Elite

The One

The Heir

The Crown

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

Catching Fire


Matched Trilogy

Ally Condie




The Maze Runner Series

James Dashner

The Maze Runner

The Scorch Trials

The Body Finder Series

Kimberly Derting

The Body Finder

Desires of the Dead

The Last Echo

Dead Silence

The Pledge Trilogy

Kimberly Derting

The Pledge

The Essence

The Offering

Curse of the Gods Series

Jaymin Eve






If I Stay Duology

Gayle Forman

If I Stay

Where She Went

Outlander Series

Diana Gabaldon


Dragonfly in Amber


Drums of Autumn

The Fiery Cross

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

An Echo in the Bone

Paper Towns

John Green

Hex Hall Series

Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall


Spell Bound

Warriors Series

Erin Hunter

Into the Wild

Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

E. L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Freed

Rescue Me Saga

Kallypso Masters

Nobody’s Perfect

Somebody’s Perfect

Fallen Series

Lauren Kate




Fallen in Love


A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Wings and Ruin

A Court of Frost and Starlight

A Court of Silver Flame

Crescent City Series

Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood

Throne of Glass Series

Sarah J. Maas

Assassin’s Blade

Throne of Glass

Crown of Midnight

Heir of Fire

Queen of Shadows

Empire of Storms

Tower of Dawn

Kingdom of Ash

Rot and Ruin Trilogy

Jonathan Maberry

Rot and Ruin

Dust and Decay

Flesh and Bone

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief

Sea of Monsters

The Titan’s Curse

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Last Olympian

Down and Dirty Trilogy

Moira Rogers

Wild Card

Calling the Bluff

Ante Up

Divergent Trilogy

Veronica Roth




The Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy

Carrie Ryan

The Forest and Hands and Teeth

The Dead Tossed Waves

The Dark and Hollow Places

Hare Moon

Old Man's War Series

John Scalzi

Old Man's War

Masters of the Shadowlands Series

Cherise Sinclair

Breaking Free

To Command and Collar

This is Who I Am

If Only

Protecting His Own

Mischief and the Masters

Bargainer Trilogy

Laura Thalassa


A Strange Hymn

Dark Harmony

Uglies Series

Scott Westerfield


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