Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review: Ark Angel

I recently read a great YA thriller. It was Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz. The book follows Alex Rider, a young agent working for M16. He had recently been shot in the chest and was at a fancy hospital and London. His next door neighbor happens to be the son of Multi Billionaire, Nikolai Drevin. Alex protects his next door roomate when several armed terrorists walk into the hospital asking about Paul Drevin. The book was full of action, it was very suspensful. It reminded me of the Young James Bond series, same concept, only Alex is working for government agencies, and Young James Bond is a butt-kicking schoolboy who happens to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ark Angel is full of suprises, but I didn't feel they were executed very well. The book's description was good, although the setting was very similar everywhere Alex traveled. I liked the book, and plan on reading more books in the series. It overall earns a 4 and a 1/2 star rating.

2 comments:

  1. I've read most of the Alex Rider series and agree with your review and rating. This series is one my students either love or hate.

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  2. Yes, It can be corny and boring at times, but still a great book, going to read Scorpia soon :)

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