Snakehead (Alex Rider)
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That is the set-up of the book, but due to their plans constantly going wrong Alex actually spends VERY little time actively pretending to be a refugee (and thank god for that). My thoughts about the Alex Rider series changed with every book I read. The first book, Stormbreaker, gave me shivers and totaly amazed me. The second book, Point Blanc, was interesting and I felt weird while I read it, although the end was very good. The third book, Skeleton Key, didn't have much action, but the end was a very cool part. The fourth book, Eagle Strike, was a favorite in the Alex Rider series, and I enjoyed how things played out through the end. The fifth book, Scorpia, was had lots of mystery in it and Alex did some things that were very stupid and I didn't like most of the beginning. But, in the end, it turned out to be a cool book. The sixth book, Arch Angel was alright, not one of the best ones. It was really cheesey and not one of the better ones. Alex Rider is unwillingly recruited at the age of fourteen to spy for the British secret service, MI6. Forced into situations that most average adults would find terrifying and probably fatal, young Alex rarely loses his cool although at times he doubts his own courage. Using his intelligence and creativity, and aided by non-lethal gadgets dreamed up by MI6's delightfully eccentric, overweight and disheveled Smithers, Alex is able to extricate himself from situations when all seems completely lost. What is perhaps more terrifying than the deeply dangerous missions he finds himself engaged in, is the attitude of his handlers at MI6, who view the boy as nothing more than an expendable asset.
Snakehead: 7 (Alex Rider) : Horowitz, Anthony, Stevens, Dan
It seemed that everything was building up to 'Scorpia' and after its cataclysmic ending there just had to be a wrap-up book-but Snakehead... kinda boring.This one was another one of the darker books in this series. The more I read of this series, the more I'm convinced this isn't actually a middle grade series. I've been making a couple of comments throughout my re-reading of this series, calling out problematic aspects of the previous books, but for the most parts I've been thinking that there are moments in the series that just haven't aged well, not that anything has been . But this one just crossed a lot of lines for me.
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Alex Rider lands in the South Pacific after blowing up the Ark Angel in outer space. After his recovery, he is sent to a military base in Swanbourne, Australia, and spends some time with a few of the soldiers there. One day before his departure, he goes to a barbecue with them but finds himself on a minefield by accident, only narrowly escaping being killed by leaping off an armed landmine. Alex is puzzled by the incident. Snakehead follows Alex Rider has he tries to take down a human smuggling ring... disguised as an Afghan refugee child. Complete with painting his entire body and fake rotting teeth. So pretty early on you realize you're in for an uncomfortable reading experience.The seventh novel in the Alex Rider series begins just seconds after the end of book 6, Ark Angel. Alex soon finds himself in Australia and is given the option of working with the Australian Secret Service. Due to his previous outings with MI6 and the CIA, he is very much against the idea. But when he finds out he would be working with the man who was his father’s best friend and who was there at his death, the chance to learn the details of what happened is just too much for Alex to pass up.