Scorpia Rising

Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Scorpia Rising
When the world's deadliest terrorist organization, Scorpia, stirs up trouble in the Middle East, it is up to fourteen-year-old MI6 agent Alex Rider to thwart their plans.

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780399250576
Branch Call Number: FIC H
Characteristics: 402 p. ; 22 cm.


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Feb 03, 2015
  • Kdmullerspy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome end to the series! Scorpio is finally destroyed! R.I.P. Jack Starbright

Dec 28, 2014

It’s been five months since Alex heard from MI6. He doesn’t know if Mrs Jones has finally persuaded Alan Blunt not to use teenagers on missions, or they just don’t need him at the moment. But it doesn’t really matter, he was glad to be a regular boy again. But in the back of his mind, he wonders, does he miss it? The excitement, the thrill, knowing what England was like behind the scenes? Of course not! But is that really the truth? Alex thought about what he wanted, but when you’re Britain’s most successful spy, there is no choice.

When Alex is almost sniped at school, he finds himself dragged back into the world of gangs, murderers, and secret society’s.

Meanwhile, Scorpia is offered a serious amount of money to steal from the British Museum. But after two previous failures, they decide to take out the only person who can stop them: Alex Rider. So they seek out the best person for the job. Somebody who hates Alex more than anybody else, somebody who is one of the smartest and most criminally insane people in the world, somebody, who wants revenge…

In need of answers, Alex goes to MI6, they would know what this was all about. But he comes out scheduled for another mission. This time Alex must travel to Cairo, to spy on a head of security of a school for they worlds richest kids. Although everything is not as it seems.

I really can’t give any more away for this book, it would ruin the whole story. But I can tell you this is one of the best Anthony Horowitz books yet. It’s fast paced, and you can’t predict what will happen next, as all of the Alex Rider books are full of clever twists and the plan only becomes clear at the very end.

Nov 25, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Go Alex Rider!

Jun 28, 2014

Amazing book!!!!! I finished it in a few days

Jun 17, 2014
  • RedhawkTheBookNinja rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing series about Alex rider!

Action packed and heart thrilling!

I would love to read this over an over again!

Mar 02, 2014

May 2, 2014

Oct 16, 2013

at first I had nothing to read now Alex Rider has made my life awesome

May 30, 2013
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.


May 04, 2013

This is my fav book of all time alex rider rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 22, 2013
  • vegemite9 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I found this novel fast and exiting, there were sad parts, enjoyable moments and a shocking end... But as I read the book I came to realize that, as in many series, especialy this one, you need to keep it realistic. Although Anthony Horowitz stretched the truth a couple of times, With MI6 and the CIA (MI6 is actually called MI5). He did make the series very enjoyable, so I now praise Anthony Horowitz for his Intriging writing... Now for those that have not read Scorpia Rising and do not want to no what happens, please you dont have to read the rest of my comment. When Jack was killed I was shocked, but at the same time I realized it wasnt a terrible death, Jack didnt even know she was dead, the explosion was instantly fatal, Thank Anthony Horowitz for giving Jack a quick death. By the end of the novel I was shocked at Alex's state, he was in a state of suprime deppresion. I have always looked at the M16 and CIA as the good secret orginizations now I'm not sure. The ending of the book was good and it left me wondering Whats next? If you have read this comment and wish to read more of the Alex Rider adventure. Theres a book coming out called Yassen Gregorvitch, The story of the famous novel assasin. I will praise Anthony Horowitz for his intriging writing. Thank you, Alex Rider fans

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Nov 25, 2014
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Jan 04, 2014

just saying plasamaray it is point blank
not eagle strike

Jun 24, 2011
  • juliabrillinger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Alex has finally turned 15; he's growing up and moving on with his life. It's been months since he last saw anyone from MI6 and it seems he's just a normal kid again. But Scorpia never forgives or forgets. He's bested them twice, and almost completely destroyed their reputation and now they're going to get him back. When Alex finds himself pulled back into the world of secrets, spies, and criminals, investigating a security officer at an international school in Egypt. But nothing is as it seems and he finds himself being played by everyone. This is his last mission, and the series is determined to go out with a bang.
--- See my full review here:

Apr 26, 2011
  • Plasmaray rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Some Greek billionaire wants his country's statues back in his home country. He claims the British stole it from Greece and hired Scorpia to get it back. Scorpia then creates a plot to humiliate M16 by revealing to the world that they hired a teenager as a spy and to use that as leverage to make them ship the statues back to Greece. Obviously as always their plan fails. This book mostly takes place in Egypt and the CIA is as much involved as M16 in my opinion. Also on this mission Jack Starbright goes along with Alex and is blown up while trying to get help for the both of them(they were kidnapped by Scorpias agents). Another point I should make is that Julius Grief is involved in this book the one that looks exactly like Alex from the book Eagle strike I think.


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Jan 04, 2014

Violence: death and some gore

Jan 04, 2014

Coarse Language: some mature language

Apr 22, 2013
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: shooting lots of deaths


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Jan 04, 2014

"i have tried many torture's but all physical. But never mental i will enjoy
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