One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | June 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: simply the best action-packed, stylish adventure and escapism
Anthony Horowitz’s announcement that he was writing a new Alex Rider book was one of the best bits of literary news of the last year. Now the book is here, and Never Say Die sees Alex Rider at his daring best. After the shocking climax to Scorpia Rising Alex is living in San Francisco with his friend Sabina’s family. When he receives a cryptic email implying his guardian Jack Starbright may still be alive Alex is on a plane to Cairo in no time following up the lead. The adventure brings him back up against his enemies the Grimaldis, and Mrs Jones of MI6 reappears too. To describe the action as fast-paced is an understatement but there’s always time for sardonic humour. The fight scenes of course are superb. For adrenaline-filled, addictive adventure, Alex Rider is unbeatable, and it’s great to have him back. ~ Andrea Reece
There are nine other Alex Rider books, all excellent, and readers should also look at Steve Cole’s Young Bond books.
In this adrenaline-fueled, action-packed adventure, Alex Rider is trying to get his life back on track after the traumatic events of his last mission. But even Alex can't fight the past ...especially when it holds a deadly secret.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Praise for Alex Rider:
“Explosive, thrilling, action-packed – meet Alex Rider.” Guardian
“Horowitz is pure class, stylish but action-packed … being James Bond in miniature is way cooler than being a wizard.” Daily Mirror
“Horowitz will grip you with suspense, daring and cheek – and that’s just the first page! … Prepare for action scenes as fast as a movie.” The Times
“Anthony Horowitz is the lion of children’s literature.” Michael Morpurgo
“Fast and furious.” Telegraph
“The perfect hero … genuine 21st century stuff.” Daily Telegraph
“Brings new meaning to the phrase ‘action-packed’.” Sunday Times
“Every bored schoolboy’s fantasy, only a thousand times funnier, slicker and more exciting… genius.” Independent on Sunday
“Perfect escapism for all teenage boys.” The Times
“Addictive, pacey novels.” Financial Times
“Adults as well as kids will be hooked on the adventures of Alex Rider … Harry Potter with attitude.” Daily Express
|Publication date:||1st June 2017|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
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 ...More About Anthony Horowitz