Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I was sick a few weeks ago and have only just caught up on my school work, which has to be a priority for me. Anyway, two weeks late, here’s my review of scorpia and ark angel by Anthony Horowitz.
Still reeling from the terrible discovery he has made about his father, teenage MI6 superspy, Alex Rider, is determined to find out more. Travelling to Italy, he manages to infiltrate the glamorous world of Claudia Rothman, beautiful society hostess and member of the international criminal organization, Scorpia. She reveals that Alex’s father was murdered by MI6, in an operation masterminded by Head of Special Operations, Mrs Jones. Shocked and angry, Alex faces a choice: to continue to work with the British security services, or to become an agent for Scorpia, and get revenge.
I liked this story quite a bit as it featured quite a bit of backstory for both Alex and Mrs Jones which was quite welcome. It was also quite nice to see Alex acting with his own agency. I won’t give too much away but this story felt a lot more raw and emotional than previous stories.
Alex Rider is in hospital and determined to put his spying days behind him. But he is forced back into action when the vicious terrorist group Force Three takes him prisoner. Alex makes his escape – yet his most perilous adventure is only just beginning. Alex must stop Force Three in their attempt to destroy Russian billionaire Nikolei Drevin and his revolutionary space hotel Ark Angel; but this time, the teenage superspy will have to push himself to the limits – and beyond.
Unfortunately this story felt a lot more like the old ones where it was incredibly formulaic with little added to the characters. I am finding these stories quite samey (although I have listened to them all before) but they are not sufficiently unpleasant for me to stop reading them.