You’ve discovered an evil plot…the fate of the world is in your hands…WHAT DO YOU DO!?! Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you look at it), most of us will probably never actually have the fate of the world in our hands, so we have to satisfy our hero complexes by reading about other people’s plights. From fantasy realms at risk from evil sorcerers to our world overrun by aliens, here are 11 books where the main characters must do everything they can to SAVE THE WORLD!
1. Margot and Mateo Save the World by Darcy Miller
Newfound friends Margot and Mateo discover an alien invasion that’s infected the minds of the adults in their town. If they’re not stopped, the West Cove, and possibly all of Earth, will be in danger of being taken over! Now, they must make the ultimate decision: go about their lives as normal or team up and SAVE THE WORLD!
2. Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar
Diego Ribera lives in New Chicago with his father in a time where past, present, and future have collided and now coexist peacefully together at the same time. Diego loves this world, even if the pieces don’t always fit together neatly. But, when his father is kidnapped by people who want to disrupt the fragile peace of his world, he must find a way to stop them and rescue his dad at the same time.
3. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Best friends Sophie and Agatha are put to the test as students at The School for Good and Evil, where fairy tales are not only real, but the students are being trained to become characters in their very own storybooks. But as Sophie and Agatha’s story develops, it soon becomes clear that the outcome will determine not only their fates, but the fate of the entire world!
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
After learning that his father is actually the Greek God, Poseidon, Percy Jackson must team up with other demi-gods to stop a thief from using Zeus’s master bolt to start a war between the Olympians that would cause untold damage to the human world and destroy western civilization.
5. Time Tracers: The Stolen Summer by Annabeth Bondor-Stone & Connor White
When Taj Butler wakes up on what should be his first day of summer, he’s upset to find that it’s the morning of September 1st! As it turns out, time thieves have not only stolen away his summer break, but they seem to be after all the fun time in the world, and Taj is somehow the key to doing it. Now with a target on his back, Taj must find a way to get back his summer and return time to its normal pattern before it’s too late!
6. The Copernicus Legacy by Tony Abbott
When Wade’s uncle dies under suspicious circumstances, he and his three friends travel to Germany for the funeral where they learn that he left them a mysterious message. Now, un-coding the message may be the only way to figure out why he died and find twelve magical relics from a hidden past that unlock an ancient and guarded secret that could destroy the fate of the world.
7. How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (And Put it Back Together Again) by David Teague
Spoiler alert: the world doesn’t end in this book (as you might have guessed from the title), but it does come close! When Oscar uses a mysterious watch to stop time and fake a game-winning home run, he unknowingly fractures the space-time continuum. Now, with the world unwinding at an alarming pace, he must find a way to right his wrong and fix the universe.
8. The Seismic Seven by Katie Slivensky
After being chosen to work with a world-renowned geologist in Yellowstone National Park for the summer, Brianna Dobson couldn’t be more excited! But she soon learns that she and the other kids have been tapped to help stop a super volcano in the park that’s about to erupt and threatens to plunge the Earth into an endless winter, destroying all civilization! But will they be able to defy nature and save the world?
9. Space Runners #1: The Moon Platoon by Jeramey Kraatz
Benny believes that a scholarship to visit the moon is the beginning of a fresh start for his family back on Earth. But the Moon is a long way from home and when dark secrets start to unravel, Benny learns that soon there may not even be an Earth to go back to.
10. Wing & Claw by Linda sue Park
Raffa is a young apothecary who’s always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders. When he cures an injured bat using a rare crimson vine, he finds himself swept up in a political plot to enslave the animals of the Forest of Wonders, and must find the courage to fight back against a corrupt Chancellor to save them, the forest he loves so much, and the world as he knows it.
11. Bobbie Mendoza Saves the World (Again) by Michael Fry & Bradley Jackson
When some imaginary creatures escape to the real world, Bobbie and her friends will have to work together to take on unicorns, farting spiders, a giant nightmare squid, and a scary Viking bounty hunter who is determined to land them all in a Trans-Dimensional prison.
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