Scorpia (Alex Rider Series #5)

Scorpia (Alex Rider Series #5)

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SKLZ More than 1 year ago
If there is a better spy book out there, I haven't found it( and that would be a shocker because I've read a lot of them). Read the entire series if you like this book. If you are wondering if the $$$ is worth it for the book, it is.
Kim Zuber More than 1 year ago
This book was thrilling and kept me on the edge of my seat i recomend it greatly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Anthony Horowitxz's thriller, "Scorpia" Alex Rider, a teen spy, will stop at nothing to find his destiny. Scorpia is the name for a top secret criminal organization led by a woman named Julia Rothman. The latest project that the group has been working on is called, 'Invisible Sword." This is a plan that will break the alliance between The United States Of America and Great Briton. Alex knows that Scorpia, holds the secrets behind the mysterious death of his father, John Rider. As the plot unfolds, fourteen year old Alex Rider finds himself joining this criminal organization, in pursuit of revenge for the death of his dad. He is sent to an island off the coast of Italy, where he will receive elite training in the arts of sabotage, intelligence, and assassination. Alex's first mission with Scorpia, is to secretly kill Mrs. Jones who is in charge of another intelligence organization called "MI6" who is responsible for his fathers death. However, unexpected obstacles prevent Alex from carrying out the mission, and he is arrested by MI6. Alex soon realizes that, Scorpia has been lying to him all along, and in reality they had been the ones who had killed both of his parents. He also finds out that Scorpia's latest project, "Invisible Sword" is an evil plot that will kill thousands of twelve to thirteen year olds across England. they will achieve this by creating a new flue vaccination that contains tiny particles called nanoshells that are full of cyanide. Satellite dishes will activate the nanoshells and release the cyanide into the children's blood stream. Now that Alex knows the truth about his father, and what is about to happen to thousands of children, he is more motivated than ever to do something about it. When time is about ready to run out, Alex shows up with a device that will disable the satellites. However, Julia Rothman realizes what he is attempting to do, and breaks the device before he can stop this great atrocity from happening. Alex doesn't give up here though, he climbs to the top of a hot air balloon, killing all the guards in his way, and disables the satellite dishes himself. I thoroughly enjoyed this thrilling novel, because of how exciting and extravagant it was to read and I would recommend it to anyone. the intricate plot and elaborate characters would keep any reader entertained from cover to cover.
momofteenager More than 1 year ago
Anthony Horowitz continues the Alex Rider saga when he wrote another terrific book. My son loves the entire series and cannot put the book down once he starts reading! Great for someone who did not like to read before!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Conor Mckaig April 28, 2008 Scorpia Anthony Horowitz Scholastic Realistic Adventure How do you describe the average 14 year old boy? Handsome, smart, strong? Alex Rider is all these things, and a little more. Alex Rider, son of the deceased John Rider, is almost normal, sure he lives alone with only a housekeeper and he has no family left, but that¿s all part of the trade. Alex is a spy, he works for the British intelligence agency, or MI6. They, have used him four times already and he has saved the world four times. Whether it¿s a smallpox epidemic, a clone army, a nuclear holocaust, or an explosion that would blow the world in half, Alex is your man, or boy rather. Alex Rider is an only child, if fact he's the only Rider left alive. The handsome 14 year old boy is strong, smart, and a pure bred spy. He also has a knack for saving lives, he has an amazing ability to think on his feet and be very resourceful. He works for Alan Blunt the head of MI6. Mr. Blunt is just that, blunt, he never lets on about his past or his personal life and you get the feeling his only life is MI6. He doesn¿t do it alone though, his deputy head, Mrs. Jones, is just the opposite, she wears her emotions on her sleeve and is always worried that MI6 will get a bad reputation for being the only intelligence agency to have a minor die in the line on battle. On the other side of the law there is Julia Rothman, the last person you would think to see on the governments bad side. She is an attractive woman with more money than the queen, all illegally earned of course. She doesn¿t do the dirty work though, there is another, more vicious killer and his name is Nile. Unlike the river, Nile is ugly and terrible, he has a skin disease that is eating the pigment and turning this terrifying black man into a freak show of dalmatian proportions. These characters are what makes this book so excellent. This story is a roller coaster ride of dips and dives, twists and turns, all beautifully written by the ¿busiest writer in England¿ Anthony Horowitz. The previous Alex Rider adventures do not even compare with this one. As far as I am concerned, it¿s the best book ever written. Once you pick up Scorpia you will not be able to put it down until very last amazing page. But don¿t forget, without knowledge of the first four books you will be a bit behind. This is a must read for anyone who loves a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! This is my favorite book of the alex rider series. In this book is where alex life really changed and forever will hold in his memory. Incredible book. I looovvee it!!!!!
KVEGADHS More than 1 year ago
I am not a typical reader and I hate having to read boring and non intreging novels. Anthony Horrowitz book "Scorpia" helped to turn that around. With the Alex Rider series out there and having read them i think that the series will pull you in and have you on your knees begging for more. starting with "Stormbreaker" all the way through to "Scorpia Rising you will be falling off the edge of you seat pandering what will happen next. "Scorpia" holds a vivid amount of action and adveture. Anthony actually makes you feel as if you were alex rider about to drown, or get shot, or getting away and worring if they are coming out to get you. All you need to do to find out about what happens in this book is to get up off the couch and crab the book "Scorpia" and sit down and read it.
Arvin Xia More than 1 year ago
This book kept me holding it until the very end. My favorite book in the series!
dshgfhdfg More than 1 year ago
Scorpia is a fantastic fiction book by: Anthony Horowitz that is action packed. My opinion of Scorpia is that it is a sit on the edge of your seat book. It is full of action and cliffhangers and I absolutely loved it. Two of the main places the book takes in is Venice and in Europe. Alex Rider a 14 year old boy wants to find out about his father who died on Albert Bridge. He gets mixed up between the criminal organization called Scorpia and the secret intelligence called M16. He nearly dies three times. The major parts are when Alex is in Venice with his friend looking for Scorpia and is in a building called Ca'Cavoda. Another main part is when they are searching for satellite dishes that Scorpias invisible sword will kill thousands of children. At the end Alex is in a hot air balloon trying to figure out a way to disarm the satellites. The author Anthony Horowitz point of 1 view is first person because it is all focused on Alex Riders' thoughts. I recommend this book to people who like action packed and at the edge of their seat books. You will learn that even a 14 year old spy has the same problems as a teenage boy and that there not alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alex Rider books are my ultimate favorite. You should read them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Verry good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok I will let you not have to type the second one ~ Jack
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite alex rider book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a great action packed book i have read a few times with an amazing ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hoped that piqued ur intrest great book but dont read comments lots of spoilers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exactly what the title says. It is a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best alex rider books!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never could put this book down my parents always tell me i read way too much and now i have a reason! Thank you Anthony Horowitz i really thank you for the amazing bookkk!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has made me so eager to turn the page and read the next page. I have not read the entire series yet but I can't wait to read the rest of the books because they're so action pack and it just grabs my atention
Joshua Jeffrey More than 1 year ago
This is one book that will probably blow your mind!!! It has been so fun reading this series and im really glad i get to enjoy it with all of you guys! Its the kind of series you never get tired from, once you pick it up you cant set it down untill the last page.
Aaron Greenwood More than 1 year ago
one of my favorite books ever and my favorite one in the series highly recommend it
Jordan Pfeil More than 1 year ago
i have read all of the Alex Rider books and almost all the Anthony Horowitz books and of all the Alex Rider books this one is my favorite book in the series. it is dramatic but at the same time it is still as action packed as ever. and if you have read the other books in the series befor it you will know that you are slowly starting to learn about Alexs parents well all i can say with out giving stuff away is that in this book you will learn alot more about his parents. and its not at all what you will expect. i love this book and i also just want to say thank you Anthony Horowitz for writing all of these awsome books and i hope you continu for a wile. and ever book that you have writen i have loved! thank you Anthony Horowitz.