Alex Rider Series #1-9 by Anthony Horowitz

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This was the book that introduced Alex Rider, the world’s most successful 14-year-old spy. Here he’s fighting Herod Sayle who has invented the amazing Stormbreaker computer. But there’s something nasty hidden in the software…

The second Alex adventure sends Alex to a strange finishing school in the Alps where Dr Grief and the hideous Mrs Stellenbosch are clearly up to no good.

In the third adventure, Alex is nearly killed by the Chinese triads and is sent to American where he finds himself up against General Sarov, a renegade Russian with plans to reshape the world.

A multi-millionaire pop singer who has gone mad provides Alex with his next challenge. This book sees the reappearance of Yassen Gregorovich, the assassin from Stormbreaker – and also Sabina Pleasure, Alex’s girlfriend.

Everyone was shocked by the ending of Alex’s fifth adventure, a fight to the death with Scorpia, an evil criminal organisation. Many people thought it was the last Alex Rider book…


…but it wasn’t. Ark Angel is released in April 2005. The story concerns a space station and starts with Alex in hospital, still recovering from his near fatal wound.


Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for his seventh adrenalin-rush adventure!

Crocoldile Tears 

Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for his seventh adrenalin-rush adventure!


Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power. Now the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization is playing with fire in the world’s most combustible land: the Middle East. No one knows Scorpia like Alex. And no one knows how best to get to Alex like Scorpia. Until now.The chases have never been more intense, the fights more treacherous, or the risks so perilous to mankind. And this time, Alex won’t get away.
     This series was probably one of the best series that I have ever read. It had everything that a good book series should have. It had action, comedy, and romance. It also had everything that a good spy series should have. It had the enemies that do not give up (Scorpia, one the main enemies, shows up twice in Scorpia and Scorpia Rising) and it has the cool gadgets (I mean what is a spy without cool stuff.) It even has the explosions, car chases, and helicopter crashes. It has everything that an avid reader (like me) would want in a book series.
     I really liked this series as for a few reasons. Some of my reasons were stated above but my next reason is also really important. The characters were described really well. While I was reading the book I could actually picture them in my mind. Also their behavior never changed. You always knew what Alex would do. You knew that if there was a bad guy he would not pass up the chance to deal with it.
     I also like the story line of the MI6 (the British intelligence agency) recruiting a 14 year old boy. It is impossible (not improbable as Alex Rider showed :)) and hearing the impossible in a normal book is nice. When I say normal I mean not mythical, magical, or mysterious.
     When I was younger I used to have an obsession with spies and the CIA, FBI, MI6 and so on and so forth and when my friend told me about this series I had to read it. I devoured the first book but I did not read the second because it was a little violent (a man was stabbed in the back, given a pair of concrete shoes, and thrown to the bottom of the Thames River) but my friend asked me a year later if I had read the new one book (which had just come out at that time) and I decided to try the series again. I ate the first 7 books in about 4 months and the 8th I got a few months later. Then I heard that a 9th book came out (Scorpia Rising) and I read that book in under a week (I believe I read it in about 3 days.)
If you are interested in this type of series with spies and what not, I would recommend you reading this.
After you finish this series, Anthony Horowitz also wrote another series called “The Power of Five” and it is supernatural. I have read the first book of that series and loved it. I will review that series once I finished it but it is good too.
I know that I have said this before but this time I stress it. Get out to you local library and read this series. If not the whole series at least the first book. But once the first one is over you will want more.