In the first two books of Alex Rider and in all the Gatekeepers books, his main villain always have some kind of physical deformities, creepy appearance and sometimes, even monstrous I like these books but the villain pattern is getting tiring Good thing that in Skeleton Key, he introduced us the General Alexeis Sarov, a sixty something years old Russian general but looked twenty years younger , tall, well built and radiates power and control And in contrary to all the past villains who were shown to be motivated only by greed for power or vengeance, Horowitz gave Sarov an emotional depth Yes, he has devious plans that will end the world but his longing will make it hard for you to completely hate him At the end, his death oh common, it s not a spoiler We know that all Alex Rider s enemies gets killed at the end will not entirely give you satisfaction but you will also sympathize with his character By giving his villain a new dimension, we get to seeof Alex Rider In this book, we don t only get to see Alex s master skills on being a spy but also it reminded us that he is still just a boy, longing for parents that he never had This is a major development in Alex s character Plot wise, Point Blank is better The mystery of what the villain s scheme is harder to decipher in Point Blank While in Skeleton Key, even if its not stated, we already can guess what is Sarov s plan But if you will look at the development of the whole storyarc of the series, this book was better Point Blank is still my favorite but Skeleton Key is this close to it On the downside, Horowitz also introduced us a new character, Sabina Pleasure, who possibly will appearin the future books There s a huge possibility that Alex will fall in love with her I don t know what got into Horowitz head for doing this but come on, this is a spy book And in spy fiction, the only room for a female character is a sexual partner or a badass chick sidekick You cannot have a romantic angle And what s up with the name Pleasure Come on His market are supposed to be boys, don t try widening it just for the sake of the increase of sales If a girl doesn t have interest in spy books, she will never have any interest in it even if you introduce a romantic angle to it If the succeeding books will continue to be sappy and romantic, I m out Too bad, I already got until book five.
Another book in the series, this book continues the journey of Alex Rider a 14 year old boy who is a spy for MI6 and is about to embark on is third mission.
After reading this book i feel like this one lacked something the other two had and i feel like it was a let down for me and i hope the next book picks up the series again for me Alex is this time taken to Cuba with to CIA agents to investigate General Sarov an evil man who is trying to get his evil plan that will change the world for the worst Plot Alex is trying to leave the spy world and MI6 so he can lead a normal life as a 14 year old teenager but things don t work out the way he had hoped when he is swept up again by MI6 and the CIA whisked into another mission The plot in this book was lacking something and i think it was the lack of action that the other two books had and i feel like Alex just wasn t feeling this mission and i could clearly tell I did enjoy some of the book but a lot of it i didn t enjoy and most of it was when Alex was with General Sarvo because i feel like Alex just let him do whatever and he didn t really fight back like Alex would Anthony s writing is really good he can really throw you into the story and you really do feel like that you are with Alex in every sense His characters are all well thought out and well fleshed out which i really enjoy with every book in this series i read Even though this book lacked in that special Alex Rider book with the plot not at the strongest, i hope it does manage to pick itself up in book four.
Alex Rider Has Been Through A Lot For His Fourteen Years He S Been Shot At By International Terrorists, Chased Down A Mountainside On A Makeshift Snowboard, And Has Stood Face To Face With Pure Evil Twice, Young Alex Has Managed To Save The World And Twice, He Has Almost Been Killed Doing It But Now Alex Faces Something Even Dangerous The Desperation Of A Man Who Has Lost Everything He Cared For His Country And His Only Son A Man Who Just Happens To Have A Nuclear Weapon And A Serious Grudge Against The Free World To See His Beloved Russia Once Again Be A Dominant Power, He Will Stop At Nothing Unless Alex Can Stop Him First Uniting Forces With America S Own CIA For The First Time, Teen Spy Alex Rider Battles Terror From The Sun Baked Beaches Of Miami All The Way To The Barren Ice Fields Of Northernmost Russia Come Along For The Thrilling Ride Of A Lifetime Alex is doing a personal favor for Mr Crawley when he sets off a chain of events that puts him in Skeleton Key, near Cuba, working for the CIA The Third book in the Alex Rider series The best Alex Rider book I Have read so far I could not believe the ending i was actually confused Liked it alotAlex Rider Adventure Skeleton Key Hardcover Anthony Horowitz I m sorry, but this book was absolutely horrible.
5 The Alex Rider series is a fun read although it is a bit far fetched at times especially the parts where Alex a 14 year old boy manages to escape near death situations while his adult counterparts mostly fall victim to them Overall a fun read and quite action packed The third book in the Alex Rider series doesn t let up on the gas pedal at all Alex really has had all he can take with these MI 6 assignments but when offered to be a ball boy at Wimbledon merely in exchange for keeping an eye out for something unusual , he takes the bait That leads to the first part of the escapades in this book But after he uncovers a drug plot designed to influence illegal gambling and saves the entire tournament, it s on to the real plot of the story Here again, Alex just has to play a bit part in exchange for a two week vacation on a small island near Cuba, called Skeleton Key He is loaned out to the CIA to play the role of a 14 year old son to two CIA agents They are supposed to do all the actual spy work All Alex has to do is pretty much play himself, albeit as an American boy from LA.
Of course it doesn t work out that way and of course Alex uncovers the real plot Ultimately it leads to huge consequences, as big as anything James Bond encounters Readers must certainly suspend their disbelief as Alex gets himself in to trouble time and again only to escape with just seconds to spare But therein lies the charm of these books They really are teenage James Bond adventures, complete with dastardly villains, last second escapes, and at least three gadgets that you know will come into play sooner or later Alex always uses a combination of clever resourcefulness and flat out luck to save the day Wonderful stuff, even for readers that are a bit older than the YA target market.
Alex Rider isn t just any fourteen year old He s mentally quick, knows self defense and adheres to a strong code of justice Give him some gadgets and he d make the perfect spy After all, who would suspect a kid And that s why MI6 want him so badly The series isn t just made up of individual adventure stories of espionage The titles start becoming linked a little further into the series It seems like Alex has a history And because of it, his future with MI6 seems shaky and will leave the readers guessing.
I enjoyed these Ages 12 Cleanliness A typical good guy vs bad guy story so morals are straight forward There are some mild obscenities sprinkled throughout, most of which are used by the villains If you re from the UK or Down Under, the b word is used once or twice in each book, so be aware of that There s no romantic relationships a short one only in book four and while there is violence these are spy books after all it is not too graphic or disturbing similar to most Marvel movies If this was a movie, it would probably be rated PG for action sequences and a little language Specifically in this title, there is an off hand remark about keeping your hands on the right balls Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book, so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website
Point Blanc Point Blank Alex Rider, 2 , Anthony HorowitzPoint Blanc is the second book in the Alex Rider series, written by British author Anthony Horowitz The book was released in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2001 and in North America on April 15, 2002, under the alternate title Point Blank The book opens with the death of American electronics billionaire Michael J Roscoe in an elevator shaft in his New York City offices, arranged by a reputable contract killer known only as The Gentleman In London, Alex Rider ends up in trouble with the police for causing a large amount of damage to a new conference centre by exposing a school drug dealer operating out of a barge in Putney River 2010 1387 296 3 9789642980024 21.
Alex Is Awesome I ve probably said it before, but I ll say it again And probably again And probably again What can I say He s great I am sooooo going to keep reading this series Absolutely Definitely Undoubtedly.
I especially loved the villain in this book Er, I mean, I hated him But I loved how he was done Although I did hate him, I also pitied him His evident pain his deep emotions added a wonderful layer of realism to him.
On another note, the vacation setting really fits with this time of year So that was nice DI just really, really enjoyed this OO