Do you have any non-readers at home? Im talking boys that flinch at the sight of text on a page. These books will for sure get any guy reading and loving. Oh and don’t worry I’m not reserving these books for guys only. As a girl I fell in love with these books too! Honestly these books would be great for anyone looking for a good read.

Recruit_cover_big.jpgName: CHERUB
Author: Robert Muchamore
Rating *****


At the Top of my list is the Cherub series. I thought it was a completely genius book about child spies, it really brings readers into a world where kids are more than just cute and immature, there essential. Stealthily working their ways into highly wanted criminal houses and taking them down from the inside. Extremely dangerous and insanely thrilling these books kept me up way late into the night and had me desperately searching through library’s and books stores for the next one in the series.

Synopsys: A terrorist doesn’t let strangers into her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligent agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place.  The terrorist doesn’t know the kid has bugged every room in the house, cloned the hard drive on her PC, and copied the numbers in her phone book. The kid works for CHERUB. CHERUB agents are aged between ten and seventeen. They live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for this-dark-endeavour.jpgName: This Darkendeavour
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Rating: ****

A completely refreshing and totally unique story about the early doctor Frankenstein was a brilliant piece of work! A young boy battling to save his brother’s life will do anything to keep his twin alive. Even if It means disobeying his father and playing will the dangers of magic.

Synopsys: Victor Frankenstein leads a charmed life, he and his twin brother, Konrad, and his beautiful cousin Elizabeth take lessons at home and spend their spare time fencing and horseback riding. Along with their friend Henry, they have explored all the secret passageways and secret room of the palatal Frankenstein chateau. Except one.

The Dark Library contains ancient tomes written in strange languages, and filled with forbidden knowledge. Their father makes them promise they never visit the library again, but when Konrad becomes deathly ill, Victor knows he must find the book that has the recipe for the Elixir of life.

The Elixir contains only 3 ingredients. But dangerous odds, dangerous alchemy and a bitter love triangle threaten their quest at every turn.

Victor knows he must not fail, but his success depends on how far he is willing to push the boundries of nature, science and love- and how much he is willing to sacrifice.

220px-I_Am_Number_Four_Cover.jpgName: I am Number Four
Author : Pittacus lore
Rating: ****

Was an awesome story, but a not so awesome movie. If you have seen the movie don’t be deceived!  It was a thrilling and captivating book that has earned at least 4 stars from every guy I ask. The author’s unique ideas and take on fantasy ideas kept me entertained till the very last page.

Synopsys
: Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you.  But we are not you. We do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having . We are stronger an faster than you have ever seen.  We are the super heroes you warship in movies and comic books- but we are real.

Our plan was to grow, train and become one, we fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, where people would never look, blending in. We live among you without you knowing.

But THEY know

They caught number one in Malaysia.
Number two in England.
Number three in Kenya.
They killed them all.

I am number four.

I am next.

Thumbnail image for Hunger_games.jpgName:  The Hunger games
Author: Suzaane
Collins
Rating ****

The Hunger Games was my personal favorite but ranks fourth on my list for boys. It was a totally unique take on a futuristic novel filled with intense possibilities, it was perfectly represented by the movie. Character struggles and suspense filled pages keep the reader drawn in and always wanting more.

Synopsys:
  In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps districts in line by forcing them all to send one bot and one girl between ages twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual hunger games, a fight to the death live on TV.

Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps in to take her sisters place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before- and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Thanks for reading and let me know if there are any books YOU think should be added to the list!

Till next time

~Novel Girl

  • Novel Girl

    Thank you! And I completely agree with your addition, the Percy Jackson Series is a great series to get guys reading!

  • Jennifer

    I love these recommendations, Novel Girl. My boys have read the three series you’ve written about, so I’ll find This Dark Endeavour for them next. They also love the Rick Riordan Percy Jackson series.

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