Alex Rider: Stormbreaker:
Reviewed By: Jonathon
Location: Vancouver, BC
Rating: 5 out of 5
I have just read Alex Rider: Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz. It is about a fourteen year old boy who is left orphaned and living with his uncle, Ian Rider. When Ian Rider Is gunned down by an assassin named Yassen Gregorovitch MI6 tells Alex that his uncle worked for them, and that they are recruiting him to finish Ian Rider's last assignment. Alex is blackmailed by MI6 into going undercover trying to uncover a plot by the mysterious Herod Sayle, who is trying to destroy England.
Although many aspects of this book more that slightly resemble the James Bond films I found It to be very action-packed and exciting. The author creates characters that are very believable and interesting to read about, and there always seems to be some new exciting twist just around the corner. The action is very vivid, but still within the realm of possibility.
In conclusion I greatly enjoyed Stormbreaker, and would recommend it to absolutely anyone who likes exciting spy novels.