Reader Reviewed Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz

Ark Angel

Written by Anthony Horowitz
Part of the Alex Rider Series

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Ever since Anthony Horowitz introduced his boy hero Alex Rider in Stormbreaker he has had a series of sure fire winners on his hands. With the panache of James Bond restrained only by his age, Alex Rider acting as a spy for MI6 has out-smarted criminals across several continents. When Horowitz left him for dead at the end of Scorpia, fans howled for more. Here is Alex Rider again, and the new adventure with shows Rider has lost none of his appeal – and not just to boys either.

Some of our readers, new to the Alex Rider series, put themselves forward to read and review all ten titles. Check out their reviews below and if you click on the link 'Read full review' you will be able to view the reviews for all 10 titles.

Reader Reviews

  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'Alex is becoming a skilled MI6 agent whether he wants to or not and this adventure is as action-packed and exciting as ever.' Read full review >
  • Rachel Galbraith, age 10 - 'Another intriguing Alex Rider.' Read full review >
  • Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'This is a really dramatic book and I thought it was one of the best so far.' Read full review >
  • Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'In this book Alex ends up once again stopping criminal organisations, but this time he is in space! The fact that he is in space, in my opinion makes the book even more thrilling.' Read full review >
  • Chloe Shortall, age 18 - 'I really enjoyed this high-action and fast-paced novel. Teen readers will love this novel.' Read full review >
  • Alice East, age 10 - 'This mission is deadlier than ever before.  Alex meets a multi-billionaire’s son then his father - Nikolei Drevin invites Alex round.' Read full review >
  • Emily Kinder, age 14 - 'Teen spy Alex is once again thrown into the thrilling world of death and danger that normal people never see. Full of thrilling fight scenes and last minute escapes this is a book not to be missed.' Read full review >
  • William Longlands, age 11 - '5/5 - This series continues it's excellent form.' Read full review >
  • Jake Fletcher, age 14 - 'Alex Rider is back for his sixth mission. Five successes. This next mission will be out of this world! Will Alex come back down though? In Ark Angel, you won’t be disappointed.' Read full review >
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'Another great teenage spy adventure featuring Alex Rider. Who is the boy in room nine and how did he survive? I was really happy to find out that Alex hadn't been killed at the end of the last book!' Read full review >
  • Chloe Mcilroy, age 14 - 'Action-packed as usual - you won't be able to stop reading it!' Read full review >
  • Mukunth Kowsik, age 13 - 'How will Alex get out of this mess? Excellent read!' Read full review >
  • Alex Faulkner, age 10 - 'Exciting, Thrilling, Amazing. Three words to describe Ark Angel.'  Read full review >


Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz

In the sixth book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, teenage spy Alex has a chance encounter with the son of multi-billionaire Nikolei Drevin. Soon Alex finds himself in the middle of an international crime hunt. The connection - Ark Angel, a revolutionary space hotel with catastrophic potential.

The Alex Rider series has sold over 13 million copies in English and is published in over 28 languages.

The story of Alex Rider, reluctant teen spy in the order of his missions:

2. Point Blanc

5. Scorpia

8. Crocodile Tears

and Russian Roulette - The Alex Rider Prequel

For more news and chat visit the Alex Rider facebook page and find out more about the series and special Alex Rider events at


The series that has re-invented the spy genre Independent

Anthony Horowitz is the lion of children's literature Michael Morpurgo

Explosive, thrilling, action-packed - Meet Alex Rider Guardian

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and the Power of Five Series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults. He was invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write the James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis and his most recent novel, Magpie Murders was a Sunday Times bestseller. Anthony also wrote the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty. He has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House Children's Book Award. In 2014 Anthony was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature. Click here to read more information about the author.

Anthony Horowitz discussed Russian Roulette in a special live event streamed into schools on Monday 16th June. For more information go to or watch it on the window below.

Anthony Horowitz was our Guest Editor in June 2011 - click here to see the books he chose.

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Book Info


384 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 16 years


Anthony Horowitz
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Author's Website


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd April 2015




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