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I was already a fan of Anthony Horowitz having shed tears of laughter when reading the Diamond Brother books with my daughter. I was hoping to post her thoughts on this book but as she is slowly working her way through the Harry Potter series I decided to read it myself first. After a slightly "clunky" initial chapter setting the scene and taking us to the main story (necessary as it is a prequel) I found the story really flowed and it was a good and engaging read - in fact much better than much of the adult fiction I have read in the same genre.
I am hoping my daughter likes it as much as I did so I can get the rest of the series!Read moreLess
"Thrilling Read - made my 14 yr old turn off XBOX!!…"
I read to see what the Stormbreaker series was like as my DS is taking a long time. Was pleasantly surprised with this well written thought provoking story. I expected something 007 for kids but its much more than that a clever tale of a boys transformation to assassin - will definitely look out some of the earlier books to see if they are as good.Read moreLess
"Another great read in the Alex Rider series…"
My son, 11, loves the Alex Rider books and was so excited to hear that there was another book in this series. Russian Roulette had him hooked from page one and he quickly got through the whole thing, much to the delight of my partners 16 year old son who had "dibs" on reading it next.
The way this and the others in the Alex Rider series are written keeps the reader compelled to read on and the chatacter of Alex Rider becomes so real that you become invested in what happens to him and of course Gregorovich.
Another great book that I would recommend to parents of keen young readers and older readers alike.Read moreLess