It’s been five months since Alex heard from MI6. He doesn’t know if Mrs Jones has finally persuaded Alan Blunt not to use teenagers on missions, or they just don’t need him at the moment. But it doesn’t really matter, he was glad to be a regular boy again. But in the back of his mind, he wonders, does he miss it? The excitement, the thrill, knowing what England was like behind the scenes? Of course not! But is that really the truth? Alex thought about what he wanted, but when you’re Britain’s most successful spy, there is no choice.
When Alex is almost sniped at school, he finds himself dragged back into the world of gangs, murderers, and secret society’s.
Meanwhile, Scorpia is offered a serious amount of money to steal from the British Museum. But after two previous failures, they decide to take out the only person who can stop them: Alex Rider. So they seek out the best person for the job. Somebody who hates Alex more than anybody else, somebody who is one of the smartest and most criminally insane people in the world, somebody, who wants revenge…
In need of answers, Alex goes to MI6, they would know what this was all about. But he comes out scheduled for another mission. This time Alex must travel to Cairo, to spy on a head of security of a school for they worlds richest kids. Although everything is not as it seems.
I really can’t give any more away for this book, it would ruin the whole story. But I can tell you this is one of the best Anthony Horowitz books yet. It’s fast paced, and you can’t predict what will happen next, as all of the Alex Rider books are full of clever twists and the plan only becomes clear at the very end.
I would rate it 7 or 8/10.
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James Choke was a normal kid. He went to school, hung out with friends, and did his homework (most of the time). But some members of his family are definitely not normal. Ron (his stepdad) has big anger problems. And for his mum, she runs a massive thieving business. Because of this, James has everything he wants: Playstation 2, big flat screen TV, DVD player, the works.
One day at school, Samantha Jennings ( a mean girl who James hates), continues to taunt him about having an extremely overweight mum. Then, he decides he’s had enough. He violently assaults Samantha and flees the classroom.
At home that night, James’s mum and Ron are drinking wine. While Ron sneakily steals money from her wallet, James reminds his mum that she needs to take her pills and she isn’t supposed to drink without them. Later on, when Ron has left, James tries to wake his mother up. She doesn’t move. He checks her breathing. Nothing.
James’s sister Lauren is taken away from him to live with Ron, while he moves into Nebraska House. He lives there for a few weeks with his roommate, Kyle. But in almost no time, he finds himself on CHERUB Campus, an unofficial branch of the British intelligence. Before he can stop the bad guys and be miniature 007, he has to pass basic training. 100 days of pure torture, lead by stone-hearted, Mr Large.
CHERUB is probably in the top three series I’ve read. If you like Alex Rider you’ll love CHERUB. I would recommend it for people who like long series (don’t you hate it when you read a really good book and there’s no sequel?!?!). I give it 9/10
Bloodfever is the second book in the Young Bond series.
In this book, James, the main Character, goes on a trip to Sicily but ends up Going to his cousins place. Then he gets captured and escapes but gets recaptured again and gets very close to death that is caused by mosqitos.
Tripwire is a book by Steve Cole and bomb disposal expert Chris Hunter.
DAY ZERO-THE MOST HORRIFIC TERROR ATTACK IN HISTORY-HAS CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER…THE RULEBOOK’S JUST BEEN RE-WRITTEN.
Felix Smith is a fifteen year old boy-he also works for The Minos Chapter. The Minos Chapter is a group of 15 years+ agents working to stop terrorist attacks. Felix has been trained in tactics, firearms, physical fitness, advanced driving, covert entry techniques, military freefall parachuting and much more… He’s also a bomb disposal expert. Sent on a mission Felix must make the most important decision of his life. 3 seconds. 2 wires. 1 choice. Heads you live… tails you die. If this was a movie it would be rated PG or M due to violence and bad language. I’d give it an 9/10 and reccomend it for 11/12+.
The CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore is a fantastic read. It has action, adventure and a little bit of romance. I recommend these books to competent readers 12+. I rate this series 9 1/2 out of 10.Its a good read.
Code name: Battle Boy BB005
Real name: Napoleon Augustus Smythe
Duty: Operate as a Human Data-Collecting Device (HD-CD)
Directive: Spy on the past.
Battle Boy is a new series of books, written by Charlie Carter, about BB005 who gets sent back in time to spy on some of the greatest battles in history. Equipped with some cool gadgets and top-secret information, Napoleon must go back in time and set the record straight. If you like spy stories, history stories or adventure stories these books are for you. They’re also great if you’ve read all of the Zac Power books and you’re looking for something else to read.