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review 2016-11-29 16:40
Jason Steed: Face-Off (Volume 5)
Jason Steed: Face-Off - Mark A. Cooper

It was nice to be aquatinted with Jason Steed again after a few years gap. I started with the first book; Fledgling Jason Steed when I was at middle school. I read up to book 4 and enjoyed all of them. I did not know they wrote another this being book 5.

Immediately I remember why I used to love the series, Jason Steed is a cool little dude, he is mischievous, cunning and adorable.

Unlike the other teen spys, such as Alex Rider, CHERUB and Young Bond, Jason Steed has his own appeal. He is not really the smartest kid, he has a violent temper that he can't control and has a weakness for all girls his age, but he has a large heart. The emotion pours out of the pages.

Face-Off puts Jason is great danger, at one point you feel he was actually killed, the author is quite clever how he set it up.

If it is possible to love a book character, like brotherly love, boyfriend, son Jason steed will bring that out of you. The author constantly reminds us of Jason's sapphire blue eyes, blond hair with long bangs that fail across his face with a wicked grin.

In Face-Off Jason goes undercover and has to learn Ballet, it has some hilarious moments when his fellow teen agents see him wearing his tight fitting ballet pants.

The teen spy novels were once all the rage with Alex Rider, CHERUB, Jason Steed and Young Bond, its nice to see one series is still going strong. Jason is coming up to his 14th birthday so I hope to read more.

 

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text 2016-02-29 21:32
Crazy Book
Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider Series #8) - Anthony Horowitz,Simon Prebble

I would be Alex Rider in the book because alex is getting into a lot of crazy stuff and he knows how to do hand combat. Also he never wanted to be the person that he is now. But he does go to school. He is a spy I don't know why he doesn't want to be a spy I think it might be cool to be a spy. 

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review 2015-06-06 16:21
Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz

Now, this book was originally meant to be a Flashback Friday post as this isn't the first (or second, or third) time I've read this book; but I missed the deadline. Alex Rider series is a series that I read when I was a young girl in elementary/middle school. It was a book that was fast paced and was dived into the world I've only saw on television at that point.

Originally published in 2000, Stormbreaker is the debut novel into the Alex Rider series, a series that would eventually stretch to be 10 books all pertaining to a 14-year-old British boy named Alex Rider (surprise). In Stormbreaker, Alex's uncle had recently died in a "car accident" and Alex finds himself orphaned (as his parents died when he was a young boy, hence, why he was being raised with his uncle). Curious -- maybe a bit too much -- Alex digs into his Uncle's death only to find that dear old Uncle Ian didn't die in a car accident. MI6 -- British's CIA -- has been watching Alex and find his curiosity useful.

Yep, it's a boy-turned-spy novel.

Now the reason why I picked this book up again isn't just for the nostalgia (although, that is a big part of it). I hate leaving series unfinished. Its one on my pet peeves both in writing and reading. So, when I found out that the Alex Rider series has been completed I had to know the ending of this series that captivated me as a girl. So, I found my old copy of Stormbreaker and settled in to read.

With that being said, I will be reading the other 9 books. I will try to keep those on the Friday schedule though.

This book, while geared towards the younger crowd, was an enjoyable read even though I'm not a 22 year old woman. It kept me entertained. I still laughed at Alex's wit and humor. I found myself wanting to continue reading even though I knew the rough plot line.

Well, I'm off to read Point Blank now.

Overall, I give this book a 4 out of 5. Its a good read; but, has it faults in some lucky moments that were a bit too lucky.

Until the next page turn,

Tiffany

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review 2013-12-26 23:39
Books like Alex Rider.
Fledgling: Jason Steed - Mark A. Cooper

As a huge fan of the Alex Rider series, I doubted anything could be as good, well I was wrong. Jason Steed gives Alex Rider a run for his money, the stories are not the same and even alike but it appeals to the same reader. Jason Steed is also a British boy thrown into chaos and has to save the day. 

Jason Steed however is more like your brother, best friend I found myself falling in love with him, a brotherly love (Nothing gay) and because you get so drawn into his character when he get's upset and struggles it hits you, kind of hard to describe but in one scene I got teary eyed when he had all but given up and was injured. 

Simply written for tweens, a great start to another great series.

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review 2013-12-26 23:34
Book 1 Alex Rider Stormbreaker
Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz

An amazing novel, from to start to finish packed with action, it was easy to read and very enjoyable, A great start to a new series, I loved it.

 

I have also seen the movie, in this case the novel was better but the actor playing Alex Rider was perfect for the part.

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