Snakehead (Alex Rider Series #7)

Snakehead (Alex Rider Series #7)

by Anthony Horowitz


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Alex Rider will soon be a star in his very own TV series! 
Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author! 

When Alex Rider crash-lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across Southeast Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission yet . . . and the knowledge that his old nemesis, Scorpia, is anything but out of his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781406360257
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Series: Alex Rider Series , #7
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz ( is a world-renowned screenwriter for film and television, having received multiple awards. And he is, of course, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Alex Rider novels, which have become bestsellers the world over, spawned a major motion picture, and a line of graphic novels. A master of the spy thriller, Anthony is the only writer authorized by both the Arthur Conan Doyle and Ian Fleming Estates to write original Sherlock Holmes and James Bond novels, respectively. Anthony lives with his wife in London, England; they are parents to two grown boys. Follow Anthony on Twitter @AnthonyHorowitz.

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Alex Rider would never forget the moment of impact, the first shock as the parachute opened and the second—more jolting still—as the module that had carried him back from outer space crashed into the sea. Was it his imagination, or was there steam rising up all around him? Maybe it was sea spray. It didn’t matter. He was back. That was all he cared about. He had made it. He was still alive.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just got my nook for christmas and that day i bought this book. Ive read the past books but i just found out a few months go there was a 7th 8th and 9th. Honestly this is on of yhe best series ive ever read. Harry potter was too fake. Twilight is too focused on romance. This is an action packed book and series for just about anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a really good book that keeps you waiting to see what will happen next. There is lots of action and a big suprise at the end.
Ryan_Everett More than 1 year ago
This is the seventh book in the series. Alex Rider lands in the water by Australia from space, and now he is in Australia but he doesn't have a visa. So while they make him one the Australian Agency wants to recruit him. The only reason he said yes was because his God Father, Ash, was on the mission too. So they have to spy on the evil Snakehead group who have been working with Scorpia. They have to be disgusted as refugees and try to illegal immigrate into Australia. Find out if MI6 is working in this. And find out who is really working for Snakehead. And find out who put the bomb in Alex's parents plane.
KnightRider More than 1 year ago
For the last book in the series, I think Horowitz did a good job. I wanted to keep reading to see what happened. The book also took some unexpected turns and surprised me at the end.
gReiGeDoUt More than 1 year ago
Snakehead, by Anthony Horowitz, is my all time favorite novel. It is the 7th novel in the Alex Rider, preceded by Ark Angel and proceded by Crocodile Tears. This novel, like the other six, follows Alex Rider, a teenage spy working for the MI6(the British secret service). In this novel Alex is in Australia where he is found by the ASIS(Australia Secret Inteligence Service) who wants him to go undercover with another agent to Bangkok. He only agrees becuase he wants to find out about his parents and his co-agent is his godfather. Alex and Ash(godfather) go undercover to Bangkok as Afghan refugees in order to figure out how a criminal organization called "Snakehead" works their smuggling ring. While in Bangkok, Alex meets up with members of MI6 who do not know of his mission and they give him some gadgets to help hime out. They also want him to locate Royal Blue, a stolen bomb. Alex is soon smuggled onto a ship in a container and he locates the bomb but is knocked out and wakes up in a hospital. His past begins to unfold and the novels makes many unexpected turns. Snakehead is an excellence novel filled with action and suspense. It is one which keeps the reader reading and he/she will find it difficult to put the book down. The novel has a very great plot twist and the characters enhance the novel greatly. The way the plot is designed links everything together in the end. This is a must read novel, but the other books in the series should be read first for better understanding. I look forward to the next novel in the series, Crocodile Tears. I reccomend this novel to all young adults who love a novel loaded with action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is really good any body who has read the first 6 Alex Rider series and liked them is sure to love this one. it is a must read even for people who hate to read like me this is like the only book i read on my own without any force. good as harry potter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was perfect, as is the rest of the series. I loved it and could not put it down. Honestly, this series is the best I have ever read. Alex Rider is outstanding!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well guys I finished the rest of the story. It's going to range anywhere from 5 to 15 parts. It seems just like yesterday I started this. Anyway I'll have time to talk about this later. Next part at Alex Rider book 8. Also quick question does anyone know a three book series? I need to know. This part will be in Jose's p.o.v. On with the story! --- I hated to be the one to interupt, but we had to get moving. "Guys I think we should get moving." Everyone seemed to jump out of their state of thought. Julia stuffed the carving she'd been working on in her pocket. "Jose's right we've been here too long. I'm certain that Marcus will be sending more soldiers after us, so it isn't good to be in one place this long." So we packed up camp. After walking for about an hour I saw something ahead of us. I ran up the road and got a closer look. "Hey guys check this out!" I yelled back to them. They walked up and saw the sign. "Welcome to Nevada!" Max said in excitement. "Wow," Sam said. "It seems like we just started this journey the other day." Sam definitely looked better than he had before. He was holding Emily's hand, but when he finished his sentence he looked to his right. He got that look in his eyes again. I wonder how long it will take before he would quit seeing Marcus. Maybe he has it worse than I did? I pushed the thought aside. "Well we have to keep moving then. We've got to find my sister!" "Don't worry Cary we have time. I know we need to save her, but we have to play it safe and make sure that we're not walking into a trap," Julia pointed out. I could see the disappointment in Cary's eyes. "Besides Las Vegas is a good ways away." We continued to travel for another hour or two, and some birds flew overhead. We thought they were eagles and everyone instantly got ready for a fight. They weren't Roman eagles though. They weren't that large and they were black. We lowered our weapons. One thing was certain though, nothing could be worse right now than the Romans. Hours went by and we decided to rest. Since none of us rested from our last stop we all fell asleep. That was our big mistake. When I came to we were all tied up. I looked around and saw a group of teens all wearing black. They had all of our supplies on their backs. I glanced over at Julia and her eyes were wider than I've ever seen. She was thrashing around like crazy. They walked off in the direction we were heading. When they were out of sight Julia managed to get her gag undone. She started swearing in Latin like crazy. After some work I got mine out. "Julia what's wrong?" "That was the group," she started to cry. "That was the group who killed Rose!" --- Well what'd you think? Let me know. - SK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Farting on men
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ash killed john rider. He was the one who planted the bomb. That is why all the agents were killed that followed snakehead and why alexes watch wasnt working. It was a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Acion packed funny at times and epic norhing bad about this book to me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the alex rider series but this book has to be one of the best. In this book alex has to work with the snakeheads and be smuggled in austraillia. Alex meets his godfather and gets to be disguised as afgan refugees. The ending was good and you should pick this book up at a store or on your nook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Snakehead because, It got a ton of fighting and good details.
Tommy Gallagher More than 1 year ago
yarmando on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good series entry. While normally I think Horowitz struggles to put Alex into credible danger (bullfights, space), here I thought Alex would be in more dire peril than Horowitz allowed. (Illegally smuggled boys in Thailand do not end up in fight rings; they end up in brothels). The twist is really not all that surprising, and it's a credit to Horowitz that Alex himself is not surprised. Alex is changing as a character, becoming harder and more jaded.
John.Kaleb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Snakehead is another book from the Alex Rider Adventure series. In Snakehead, Alex is plumbing towards earth after blowing up the Spacehotel Arch Angel than was supposed to crash into Washington D.C. Alex lands off the coast of Australia. Meanwhile, Scorpia the organization that employed Alex's father and Alex was recovering from it's losses that Alex caused. Scorpia launched a new operation to change the earth. Towards the end of the book, Alex is the only person who can disable the bomb codenamed Royal Blue. Alex finds his godfather Ash and agrees to accompany him to a mission that leads Alex to Bankok and a remote island. Alex also meets up with an old squad mate from the SAS that he was training with. This book is full of adventure, suspense and at the very end of the book, romance. I highly recommend this book for people who enjoy reading the Alex Rider series.
ctmszagu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anthony Horowitz¿s ¿Snake head¿ is a fiction story about a British teenager named Alex Rider who is a secret agent for Britain¿s MI6 (it¿s like our C.I.A.) Alex¿s mission in this story is not given to him by MI6 but by the ASIS in Australia his mission is to infiltrate an international gang¿s (Snake Head) trading system. The snake Head illegally transports refugees from other countries into Australia. Since Alex is still a teenager he is accompanied by another agent his name is Ash and he is Alex¿s godfather.I did not like this book one single bit. I did not like this book for many reasons; one reason was because it was just plain boring I mean at some points in the book I felt like I was dragging myself through the book just to finish it. When I have to suffer through a book like that it¿s just not worth my time. Another reason I didn¿t like this book was because it was so predictable I mean it was pretty much life and or death situations every chapter it there was one really gruesome part in the book and I wasn¿t even affected by it. My rating for this book would be a 2 and one half in my opinion this book wasn¿t that great but if you like action adventures you could read it but I advise against it but feel free to read it.
NeAd0530 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i thought snake head was a good book but not better than any of the books before it. it a book of action and spies
Yellow-flash on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is amazingly horrifying, just thinking about what Alex went through in this book makes me feel sorry for him and sometimes angry because of Ash. I love this book,it drowns me into different emotions.
sgrame on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alex Rider, a 14 year-old, is up to his neck in espionage once again. After his space capsule from the previous adventure drops into the waters near Australia, Alex is rescued by the Australian Secret Service and recruited to infiltrate a nasty gang of criminals called the Snakeyeads by posing as a young refugee from Afghanistan. His godfather, Ash, who he did not know existed, is to pose as his father, giving Alex the chance to find out about the parents he never knew, so he accepts the assignment. Amidst all kinds of action, the British secret service convinces him to work for them as well to try to find out the whereabouts of a bomb before Major Yu is able to detonate it and destroy thousands of lives. Alex is always quick on his feet, thinking clearly and with "the luck of the devil", is able to survive insurmountable odds like escaping from a hospital in the middle of a rainforest where he is kept for body parts and kayaking through rapids and over a waterfall in a float from a waterplane. Alex Rider never lets his audience down! This book would be great to suggest to Middle School students who like action stories, especially boys. Contains slight reference to being offered a beer and passing line about topless girls in a bar, but overall, a good clean read and part of a series to continue the fun. 388 pages.
cvosshans on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The seventh book in the Alex Rider series does not disappoint readers - this mission is one of Alex's most dangerous but he is up for it! Some feel that the storyline of a teen boy tackling terrorists is not realistic - it isn't but who cares? The purpose of this novel is to provide a suspensful, action packed story with Alex who is adored by many....the author does just that. If true realism is what you are after, go read Macleans.
caro488 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Horowitz- Snakehead-Alex does a service for the Australian SS to work with the godfather he never knew
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was really excited about this book and, aside from the romance thrown in at the very end, I completely loved it. I found it fascinating how much emotional trauma Horowitz put Alex through, just in order to learn about his father. As if the events in Scorpia weren't enough to break the poor boy, surely Snakehead would have. But, because it's Alex Rider, he pulls through. Also, I am surprisingly impressed with Horowitz's grasp on continuity. I'm looking forward to the next (final?) novel in the series.