Posts Tagged ‘Alex Rider series’

Never say die

By Anthony Horowitz

ISBN 9781406377040

Walker Books

Loved this series. Can’t wait to get a copy now that it is out. At the school I work I have had to replace this series many times as the books get read over and over and never go out of popularity. I think what I especially love is that the mix of adventure and being a teenager make Alex a very realistic character. The right mix also means that this series is appropriate for a younger audience as well as teens. Some content in similar type series limits their reading audience because of content but this series is perfect so that ten year old students and up can enjoy.

In this brand new, explosive adventure in the number one bestselling series, Alex Rider is trying to get his life back on track after the traumatic events of his last mission. But even Alex can’t fight the past … especially when it holds a deadly secret.

If we go back to the very first book book in the series Stormbreaker you have what I think is one of the best opening sentences ever. I know that is all I need to read to my students and they are hooked.

When the doorbell rings at three in the morning, it’s never good news.


Check out the very cool trailer from Walker Books for Never Say Die

Russian Roulette
Prequel to the Alex Rider series
By Anthony Horowitz

To everyone who loves the Alex Rider series this is going to be a must read. The trailer is fast-paced and the sound effects are high-end just like in the movies..
“An international contract killer has been given his orders. His next target is a fourteen-year-old spy … Alex Rider.
The man’s name is Yassen Gregorovich. He knows Alex well. The two of them share a secret from the past.
As he considers his next mission, Yassen remembers the forces that turned him from an ordinary schoolboy into a hired assassin. What is it that makes someone choose to do evil?
What would it take to make them kill?”
What a great blurb, straight from Anthony Horowitz’s own website which is well worth a visit. If you haven’t read any of the Alex Rider books then you really don’t know what you have been missing. They are always out from the library and hugely popular with both boys and girls. Great action books. I love them and can certainly recommend them very highly. Check out the Alex Rider links too for more info.