Scorpia (Alex Rider Series) by Anthony Horowitz
After Yassen Gregorovitch, an assassin who claimed to work with Alex Rider’s father, told Alex to find an organisation called ‘Scorpia’ in Venice with his final breaths, Alex makes it his priority to do so. He keeps the informatiion to himself and dosen’t imform MI6. So, when a school trip to Venice arizes, he goes to seek answers about Yassen, his father and the allusive ‘Scorpia’.
Once Alex has sneaked away from the rest of the students on the trip, with the help of his friend Tom Harris, he attempts to sneak into a party in the beautiful, warm city of Venice. However, he isn’t sneaking into any average party… He is sneaking into the party of Julia Rothman, who, Alex believes, has links to ‘Scorpia’.
Was Alex Rider’s father, John Rider, an assassin? Could he possibly have been so evil and cruel? Who really was Yassen Gregovitch? He was an assassin but whom did he kill for and whom did he kill? What about Scorpia, a menacing organisation? What damage have they done to the world? What are they planning next? Most importantly… Who are they?
AGE RATING: 12+
TEEN RATING: 3.6/5
TEEN OVERVIEW: The fifth instalment of the Alex Rider series is certainly not the best book in the series. Although the majority of it is good, the ending is not great and could have been better. However, for fans of the series, is it still worth the read.