Recommend A… Book by a Male Author: Stormbreaker
Recommend A… is hosted by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit. Shanyn posts a new prompt each week, and we’ll post a book recommendation that follows the prompt. Head over to her blog to check out other blogger’s picks!
As I scrolled through my kindle, I realized that remarkably few books I read are written by men. So I went with the author/book that had immediately popped into my head upon reading the prompt: Anthony Horowitz, who writes the Alex Rider series, specifcally his book Stormbreaker.
I stumbled on Anthony Horowitz in a really random way that I’m not going to bother to describe here in full. However, I will say that I got his Sherlock Holmes book, The House of Silk signed by him (he’s the only author who has ever been authorized by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate to write a Sherlock Holmes book if that tells you something) with my dad. Before signing it, he says something along the lines of “just so you know, I don’t want to ask how old you are but this book is aimed at an adult audience.” To which I replied I’m 24. And then he agreed that yeah I’d be fine reading it… Normally people think I’m older than I am (just ask my older sister who people think is younger than me on a regular basis despite the 5 year age difference), so that was a bit of a surprise for me.
Anyway, I’ve only read the first three of the Alex Rider series so far, but I’ve really liked them. Alex Rider is basically a 14 year-old James Bond. And I love James Bond!! Alex is kind of like Agent Cody Banks, but sooo much better. Stormbreaker is the first in the series so check it out!
They told him his uncle died in a car accident. Fourteen-year-old Alex knows that’s a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle’s windshield confirm his suspicions. But nothing prepares him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for MI6–Britain’s top secret intelligence agency. Recruited to find his uncle’s killers and complete his final mission, Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.