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Alex Rider is back in this brand new, explosive mission in the number one bestselling series.

In this adrenaline-fueled, action-packed adventure, Alex Rider is trying to get his life back on track after the traumatic events of his last mission. But even Alex can't fight the past ... especially when it holds a deadly secret.

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This is Book 10 in the Alex Rider Series. See all Alex Rider books here.

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5th June '17
oldladycomps read it themselves (an adult)
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
Really loved this book.  First time of reading a novel by this author and got so into it.  Liked the interesting story and it wasn't too hard to get into it and I finished it really quick.  Won't spoil the content of the story but it's well worth a read.  A+ 5* 
29th January '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
For some reason I have been unable to persuade Alex age nearly 10 to read this book. He had tried another Alex Rider book before this one and didn't finish it. I think he finds the language used quite techy. I love the nature of the series of books and have been reading myself, but then I love Stella Rimington and spy books. 

A great insight into clandestine affairs and good meaty characters for kids to get their teeth into. Recommended. I hope Alex will come back to this.
31st May '17
Tee9 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
I loved the book, I am a girl and I found reading this book was full of action I loved it !!!!I read some of the previous books and would recommend to any readers to read the books prior to reading this as you will love it ! Some people may not have access to it however I managed to get it as someone I new was given it to review and I was asked if I wanted to have a read. And of course It was a great decision.
Alex had many barriers in his way but he is super super clever and able to overcome these. That's why I give the rating a 5 as I loved the story. It took me some time to read but the journey was awesome and memorable :)
18th July '17
Ella1 read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
I have loved reading all of the Alex Ryder books but I have to say this book has to be the best.  I couldn't put it down and have since passed it on to a friend!!  It has such an amazing story line which had me hooked and I wish there could be more, I didn't want it to end!! The best thing about this book is that it has a big twist and the characters each have a different personality. I really hope it won't be long before the next one is released. 
25th July '17
MattieTattie read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
Great book. I would reccomend this book to all readers of 10+ years old. It was so good I'd read it in a couple of days!!  
19th July '17
Ali read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
Never Say Die is the 11th Alex Rider book. If you haven't read the other books, I recommend you do.
The Alex Rider series is my favourite set of books. After I read Scorpia Rising, the 10th book, I spent ages looking for the next, but never found it. Then I saw something saying that Horowitz was writing a new book, for 2017. I was overjoyed! This book is absolutely fantastic. The book starts of quite slow, and normal, but then starts dropping little hints about various different things. The villain, or villains in this book are actually quite scary. This is because The Giovanni brothers are identical twins, and they act the same, do the same things, have pretty much no emotions, and finish off each others sentences. This book is fast paced and full of plot twists. I recommend to everyone. Just make sure you've read the others!
15th July '17
Pirate06 read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
Never Say Die is 11th Alex Rider novel. It has everything a book needs: action sequences, a juicy story line and a mystery to solve.

If you have never read the other Alex Rider books, it would be a good idea to read them first. Don't read the rest of my review as there will be spoilers for those that have not read the previous books. I promise not to include spoilers for this book though!


It starts off with Alex in America  just after Jack's death. Alex receives a message that makes him think that she's not dead after all. He goes to look for Jack but cannot find her. As always, there's a villain to be fought and a plan to be foiled.

I enjoyed this book a great deal. Anyone who has enjoyed previous Alex Rider books should read this. It's an action-packed adventure.
31st July '17
Jamesthor read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
I really wanted to read this as we have been watching Mission Impossible and I thought this would be a good book. It was really action packed and a great adventure story. My twin Toby will be reading it next. I really recommend it!
17th July '17
bubbs read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
This book was read by my 11 year old. He found it to be a different style to the other Anthony Horowitz books he has read but it was still a great book. It is full of action and he found it to be a book he didn't want to put down even though he was meant to be going to sleep! He enjoyed all the characters. He couldn't think of anything he didn't like in this book. 
23rd July '17
I read it myself (an adult)
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
Already a massive Alex Rider fan I was looking forward to reading this new instalment on Alex's adventures as a young teenage spy. I was far from disappointed. Gripping from the very first page I soon found myself transported in the dangerous world of Alex Rider as we follow him around the world as he seeks to uncover the truth about what really happened in Siwa. With Jack believed dead, Alex went to live in America, broken. After receiving a mysterious email, Alex returns to Egypt, stumbling upon yet another villainous plot from ex-Scorpia agents the Grimaldi brothers. Gasp and applaud as Alex manages to survive countless near death experiences; including almost drowning in the Mediterranean sea, if it were not for an old friend. A page turning experience as we read about the abduction of some of the richest children in the world, and how Alex manages to save an entire school working entirely on pure will-power and instinct. A recommend to anyone, everywhere.
31st July '17
MathsMan read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Never Say Die 9781406377057
5 stars
For fans of Alex Rider, you'll love this book. I have read every book in the series and I think that helped me understand the plot of the book. I wouldn't recommend it if you haven't read all of the other books. A very action-packed read, this book was very easy to pick up, but very hard to put down (apart from when I'd finished it!). I adored this book: I thought the plot was very hooking and enticing, the action scenes (and there are a lot of these thankfully) were very well delivered and the ending asked some new questions about what is going to happen in future books. I would recommend this book (and the whole series) for children (and adults) that are eleven years of age or over. I loved this book, and I know you will too.
27th June '17
I read it myself (an adult)
Never Say Die 9781406377057
4 stars
Good fast paced action from Anthony Horowitz as expected. Storyline is also well paced for the genre and perfect for keeping the attention of any audience. A couple of small problems with continuity with regards to Ben "Wolf/Fox" Daniels that should have been picked up by proof readers otherwise a decent return. Final chapter left open for a fast follow up (hopefully).
16th July '17
molly_x0212 read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
Never Say Die 9781406377057
4 stars
I think that the book was very interesting and I couldn't put it down. I have already read all the previous books and I think that this is one of the best. I really liked the storyline because it was not predictable like some books, it was very different. I really like Anthony Horowitz because his books are all quite fast paced and enjoyable. I think it was a very good book although some bits were VERY unrealistic. Overall I would rate  this book an 9/10.
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