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Scorpia (Alex Rider) Paperback – February 16, 2006
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I listened to this book instead of reading it so I did not have the luxury of lingering slowly over the last few pages. The end of the book is an absolute shock. Horowitz is definitely writing these books with a bow to Ian Fleming. As a reader of the original Bond books, I was struck by how much the end of this novel echoed the ambiguous endings Fleming often used.
A set of Alex Rider books would make a great gift for a reader in your life.
i only wish that i hadn't read it quite so fast.
In Scorpia, Alex is contacted by an organization named Scorpia. Scorpia is an organization dedicated to the training of assassins. Alex is convinced to join this organization. He is sent to a school for assassins where he trains for missions. Scorpia is a very well written book because Anthony Horowitz describes what is happening very well, and pays attention to details. If you like action and adventure, you should read this book.
The story is mostly directed at teenage boys, but girls will like it too. The only people who would not like it is kids under the age of 10, since there are some parts that get a little too intense for that age group. If you like action and suspense, this book is just right for you. However, I do recommend reading the books before Scorpia in the series (Stormbreaker, Point Blank, Skeleton Key, and Eagle Strike). If you don't feel like reading all of the others, you wouldn't be too confused. But I highly recommend reading at least Eagle Strike, since a lot of the book is based off things that happen in it.
Overall I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. The whole series (and Scorpia) are full of page turning action and wide-eyed suspense that will make readers beg for more!
Alex Rider travels to Venice on a school trip and discovers the Widow's Palace, Julia Rothman, and the truth about his father, John Rider.
Recruited by Scorpia, Alex must decide whether he wants to follow in his father's footsteps or create a destiny independent of MI6. But when he finds out what Scorpia has planned to unleash upon the schoolchildren of London, Alex knows he has little choice.
Children or adults, newcomers to the Alex Rider books or die-hard fans will absolutely devour this book.
"Scorpia" was nothing like the Alex Rider Adventures before it. Whereas the other books had very similar plots, the plot in "Scorpia" was unpredictable and exciting. I thought the idea of having Alex join Scorpia made it much different than all of the other books. The climax of the book was breath- taking and after I finished the book, I found myself sweating. The ending was quite tragic if you are an Alex Rider fan, but only until you find out there is a next book in the series.
Reviewed by Seth Cassel for Flamingnet Book Reviews
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My son really loved this book. He sat down and read it in one day and was asking for the next one. He loves this series.Published 1 month ago by oneother
Bought for grandson's set. He finds the books page-turners. Excellent condition.Published 1 month ago by Frankie
I loved this book!
A great series so far and one that keeps you on th edge of your seat, that's for sure.
My daughter loves this series! Good books for kids who have a hard time starting and finishing a book!Published 11 months ago by Audra from Maine
Bought for my 13 yr old nephew who loves all these books and he loved this gift the most!Published 12 months ago by Erica
I must say that when I first read this book I was amazed by the way that Colfer managed to mix in Alex's social, spy, and personnel family life all in one situation, Scorpia. Read morePublished 13 months ago by W. Jeon