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!

Book Description:

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.







Alex Pettyfer as Alex Rider


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