Scorpia Rising is a fictional novel by the English screenwriter Anthony Horowitz. This book is the 9th and final installment in Horowitz’ infamous Alex Rider series. If you have read the other books, you would know that Horowitz’ tone in the Alex Rider books is rather grim, but not as to the point where the book is inappropriate for teenagers. This book is different from the eight previous books because for the first time, it has a section devoted to the antagonists of the story, namely, Scorpia, and everything is seen from their point of view. The plot is filled with surprises and unexpected turns of events. Alex Rider, the main character is a schoolboy turned teen superspy after his parents and uncle were mysteriously murdered by Scorpia agents. He has been on countless missions and always come back in one piece. Will he be that lucky this time? The language of the the story is gripping because it is intense in tone and shows so much emotion. “I just want to call Jack and tell her I’m okay.” Said Alex. “What makes you think you’re okay?” Lewinsky replied in a nasty way. I would give this book 4.5 stars out of 5 because the story is just so well written, combined with its gripping language and compelling plot will drive the reader mad f(like me) to finish the book. The only reason I took out half a star was because Scorpia Rising might be a slight tad confusing to first time readers of Alex Rider, especially if they haven’t read the 2nd book. I would mostly recommend this novel to teenage boys because most teenage boys dream of going from schoolboy to spy, while Alex Rider is a spy who wants to be a school boy. All in all, I think Scorpia Rising was a great finale to the Alex Rider series and many readers will enjoy it as I did.
Twist in Plot
Can relate to the main character