Alex Rider: Nightshade Review

Alex Rider: Nightshade

By Anthony Horowitz

Get ready for action, adrenaline and adventure in this explosive, brand new Alex Rider mission by bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz.

In this adrenaline-fuelled adventure in the number one bestselling series, Alex Rider is sent by MI6 Special Operations, to infiltrate a new and sinister organisation known only as Nightshade. Alex is on his own, with the fate of thousands of people resting in his hands.

Summary from Goodreads.

Alex Rider is back, honestly at this point it is like he has not stepped foot outside of the MI6 HQ.

This time we are taken into a organisation that was alluded to at the end of the previous book, Never Say Die. While I sped right through this, I did feel like I was not drawn into this story as I have to the others. The writing style is still very good, and while it is aimed more at younger readers, all ages would enjoy this.

The thing that hit me at the end of this book is that Alex has done 12 missions in just over a year! I know that it is fiction, but I honestly thought that he was in his last year in high school, not just having turned 15. Unfortunately for me, this left me on a tad of a sour note as everything that he as done over such a short time just does not seem possible.

We are left on a cliffhanger that very obviously eludes to more books that will come in the future, and again over a short timeframe I suspect.


Have you read Alex Rider: Nightshade? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!

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