Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which we share the titles we are eagerly anticipating.

(The Alex Rider series # 10) 384 p. Penguin Young Readers Group, October 1, 2013. 9780399254413.

Publisher synopis: The final book in the #1 bestselling Alex Rider series!
Alex Rider’s life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger.

When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage—the world’s only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex’s own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become.
What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others? In some ways, Alex Rider and Yassen Gregorovich are mirror images of each other. Yet the paths they traveled turned them into mortal enemies.
This is Yassen’s story. A journey down a darkened path.
I learned about this one last week from Jennifer at YA Book Nerd. Like her, I thought #9 was the very last Alex Rider. It certainly did have a certain finality to it. This series is so, so popular at my school. Its readership is mostly boys, but both reluctant and strong readers enjoy it. I have more than one copy of most of the series.

I also happen to be a bit more than halfway through listening to Oblivion, the final (at last) book in the Gatekeepers series. 
What are you waiting on?

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