Snakehead (Alex Rider #7)

 
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Snakehead (Alex Rider #7)
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14+
Release Date
November 13, 2007
ISBN
9780399241611
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What goes up must come down, and when we last saw Alex Rider, he was as up as can be-in outer space. When he crash lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across South East Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission yet . . . and that his old nemesis, Scorpia, is anything but out of his life.

From the slums of Bangkok to the Australian Outback to the middle of the Timor Sea, Snakehead is Alex Rider's most action-packed adventure yet.

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Alex Rider book 8 review
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Reader reviewed by Korbin S

Snakehead was an amazing book that hooked me from the very beginning. There were a lot of mysteries that were solved about Alex's family that he never knew. When I first read the book I was thinking how much better the series could get. As soon as finished the book I thought not much better. The reason for it was, towards the end of the book we get a glimpse of who this "hidden" member of Scorpia is.
If you've read the fifth book of the series entitled "Scorpia" you begin to see that there is an Australian man that is involved in Scorpia. Not much is really said about this man, except he's Austrailian.
Snakehead has a lot of action in it, which was described exceptionally well. Including the two chapter "sparing" match between Major Winston Yu's prize fighter.
There were some times while reading the book that I thought Alex wasn't going to make it out alive this time...but then I realized he's Alex Rider from what I've read nothing can kill him.
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New deadly Danger for Alex Rider!
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Reader reviewed by faithey

The newest update in alex riders stunning tales of an orphaned boy who was raised none to his knowlage of being a SECRET AGENT!
This book I enjoyed But sadly i miss the funny moments of using his gagets and it makes the book a bit dull.
familys good, but it leads a cruel twist on alex!
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Not so Satisfying...
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Reader reviewed by EshInoBI

I think this book was weird... Anthony Horowitz is getting newer ideas, but they just don't make sense, chronologically, I think. How could a godfather of Alex's suddenly be known suddenly? It's just weird. Surely, I would've made at least a tiny comment about him in the past books of the series... but this, this is all so sudden, as if it's the only idea he could think of. I'm not saying it was bad. It was just surprising... I would not recommend this to anyone, because I'd rather recommend the previous Alex Rider books or other books, but this one just didn't satisfy me.
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An Amazing Spy Book
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Reader reviewed by the book muncher

Alex Rider is back on another mission even though he swore he was finished with the spy business. Right after literally dropping out of the sky, he is picked up and sent to the Australian Secret Service, who wants to enlist his help. At first he refuses, but when he finds out he could be working with his godfather, he realizes he wants to find more out about his dead parents.

The mission is to infiltrate a dangerous snakehead, or gang, in Indonesia to find out how they smuggle people into Australia. They are disguised as Afghan refugees. Things go wrong almost from the start. Because what Alex doesnt know is that the head of the organization, Major Yu, also a member of Scorpia, already knows that the young Afghan refugee named Abdul is actually Alex. And Yus just biding his time until he can end Alexs life.

Through the mission, Alex meets unexpected allies, more enemies, and discovers a horrible secret about his godfather Ash. I thought that Snakehead was the most exciting out of all the Alex Rider books yet. It was jam packed with action throughout the entire novel. Alex is constantly using his ingenuity to get out of sticky situations, and there are so many unexpected turns that make the story even more suspenseful and thrilling to read. My only complaint is that sometimes the story crosses over the line between credible and incredible, but other than that, this series is amazing.

I highly recommend this book to all action and adventure story fans. It might seem like more of a guy book on the surface, but girls will get into this series too. If you have read and like this book, then I also recommend the Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter.
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