I don't know about you guys, but I thought Crocodile Tears was a little disappointing. The earlier books in the series, I can sit down and read in one sitting. Crocodile Tears (each time I've read it) has taken days to trudge through. HOWEVER, once hearing all the hoo-haw about Scorpia Rising, I cannot seem to chill out. I'm actually giddy about the release. I've followed all the news, read the hidden first chapter, kept up with interviews, and the gadget contest. I've read just about ever single Alex Rider fanfiction offered online. I am READY for this book to be out. Anyone else as thrilled as I am!?
NO POSTING SPOILERS! Not everyone keeps up with the spoiler news like a psycho. >.<
Don't worry, you're not alone. I also felt like Crocodile Tears, though enjoyable, was a bit forgettable in terms of plot and bad guy (another megalomaniac who wants to destroy the world for his own gain? Really?) But I've also read the first chapter and I am sooo excited that Scorpia will be back! They are awesome. I also can't wait to see who dies!! Who do you think it will be?
Remember, no spoilers!!! Anyway, as much as I loved the previous books (particularly Skeleton Key through Ark Angel), Crocodile Tears let me down a little as well. I mean, multiple chapters go by in a matter of hours in the story (Alex's trip to Greenfields) and it's just not as fun when he doesn't even leave the country (or a regular school schedule) until the last third of the book. Oh well, maybe I'm just being picky. At least there were explosions. I still feel kind of sad the story is coming to a close. But Scorpia is a worthy final enemy, even though I thought they were finished after Snakehead. I wonder how MI6 is going to convince Alex to go on ANOTHER mission, what with the new Prime Minister and stuff. Anyway, I'm just rambling now. Can't wait till March 22!!!
Yuppers! I really want to read it! I'm also terrified at the same time. Horowitz says that Alex won't have a happy ending, in fact the his fate is worse than death! What could be worse that death? I have a feeling that he's either going to be put in a mental institution or be disabled. I don't want to see either happen!
I think that Jack is going to be the one to die. She's lived WAY too long. And I really hope Sabina dies. Valar, do I hate her!
Hahaha, I really wish Sabina would die too! She is so annoying. But unfortunately Horowitz says that the character who will die has been in all 8 previous books. Still, I suppose more than one character could die.... we can always hope! Only a little over a week left until we can finally read it! Can't wait!!