Top 10 Alex Rider Books


The Top Ten

1 Scorpia

I think this is the best of the 9 original Alex Rider books. It has great depth, excitement and a brilliant back-story to Alex's past. Russian Roulette, despite not really featuring Alex, is also excellent - certainly the darkest and most grown-up. There are many parallels between Roulette and Scorpia.

Having just read Never Say Die, I would certainly say this is almost as good as (or maybe equal to) Scorpia.

In my opinion, Crocodile Tears and Snakehead are the two AR books which are not as good as the others.

I have all 10 Alex Riders and the 4 short stories, accident in Nice is the Best, and they are all great but my personal favourite is Scorpia just because of the shere depth it gets into about personal life

A great book for the reason of the story line. SPOILER ALERT. Mrs Rothman is obviously tricking Alex and he probably knows it but he is still saying Maybe. In my opinion, Spy book of the decade. Yes, ahead of James Bond! - GGaming


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2 Scorpia Rising

I love this book. And I love the death... it's realistic and heartbreaking. Alex is clearly broken, suffering from PTSD, but he lives- although his pain when he killed Julius was real. Julius made a great villain, sadistic and genuinely scary. I like how it ends- things aren't perfect but they're better, and it's going to be alright. A brilliant end to the series.

This one just got darker, grittier and far more brutal than any of the others; a phenomenal finale and so much coming to fruition.

This is by far the best especially with that gun battle at the end plus smithers was amazing

This book was the most heartbreaking of them all. Although it has very little action, I think it's still the best because it really focused on majority of the characters' development(eg Alex, Blunt, Jones). It also shows the moral issue behind using a teen spy.

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3 Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin

Just finished this and it is super high on my list

One of the best first person narratives

The ending with Vladimir and Ivan was shocking and so damn cool

Best book ever!

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4 Crocodile Tears

Such a thriller with parts where nothing turns into everything! Love how the character of Desmond McCains' final moments too - felt it building up to that in the last few chapters! THE BEST AR BOOK BY FAR!

I love this it is full of surprises! Desmond McCain is boss - CityGuru


5 Snakehead

I have read all 10 book in the series and 4 short stories and Snakehead is by far the best book produced by Anthony Horowitz.

Fantastic! Best book in the series by miles!

How is this not number 1?...

The best

6 Point Blanc

Deserves to be higher. Final two chapters are beast

By far the best


Super good

7 Stormbreaker
8 Ark Angel

Ark Angel is great, especially with the battle in space at the end - ShuhBanggg

To me this is the best in the series. it made me feel like I was alex

9 Eagle Strike

Why number 9? Easily #1. Damian cray is the ultimate villain and amazing setup for the next one. My personal favorite.

"Alex really test his skills"

Alex rider does it on his own! it just shows he dose not need any help. He is a talented spi

10 Never Say Die

I'm excited for this book to come out! I love this series. - ChuckLaunching

This is Brilliant. The reunion between Jack and Alex is beautiful, for me Top 3.

Wow just wow

The Contenders

11 Skeleton Key

One of the best deserves to be higher

12 The Gadgets

Great book. Really shows the Gadgets and their importance.

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