Snakehead (Alex Rider, #7)
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Snakehead (Alex Rider #7)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  22,819 ratings  ·  644 reviews
When Alex Rider crash-lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across Southeast Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he u...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 4th 2008 by Puffin (first published January 1st 2007)
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Feb 03, 2008 Loren rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 14 year old spies
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Anthony Horowitz is without a doubt my favorite author of all time.
i'm sorry i can't tell you much about what happens because i read it ages ago and I LOVED IT!


Of course I love all the other ones and i loved reading this one, i think mainly because the evil character in this one is so different and scary sounding and the way (view spoiler)

Also, i am always a fan of the story lin...more
Dec 31, 2007 Ibby rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like action
"Snakehead" was better than I expected. Anthony Horowitz made this book a lot more informative (in the way of Alex's family's past) and with lots of new plot twists. he's gotten kinda redundant in some of his books...

what it's about: Alex Rider is recruited by the Australian intelligence agency to go undercover as an Afghan refugee to find out about a "snakehead" (a network of immigrant smugglers) which is connected to Scorpia, Alex's biggest enemy.
along the way he gets information about his par...more
Mar 13, 2009 Connor rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Calvin and Brady
Recommended to Connor by: Me!
My thoughts about the Alex Rider series changed with every book I read. The first book, Stormbreaker, gave me shivers and totaly amazed me. The second book, Point Blanc, was interesting and I felt weird while I read it, although the end was very good. The third book, Skeleton Key, didn't have much action, but the end was a very cool part. The fourth book, Eagle Strike, was a favorite in the Alex Rider series, and I enjoyed how things played out through the end. The fifth book, Scorpia, was had l...more
Jayden Wahl
I thought that Snakehead is a very good book. I’m not done reading it yet but I’m pretty close. I would like to read more books by this author. This is one of the bigger books that I have read in my life.

My favorite character is Alex Rider, he is a secret agent trying to figure out who killed his dad. He goes on a mission to get to an island where he heard somebody important is hiding there. He takes a kayak and paddles down a river to go find the island.
My favorite part is when he is paddling...more
Nate Morris
The seventh installment of Anthony Horowitz's, Alex Rider series, Snakehead was an amazing book to read and had me wanting to read more and more. In this book the protagonist, Alex Rider, a British teenager that is a specially trained spy goes on another adventure. He travels across the world to find out what the dangerous criminal organization Snakehead is up to. Such places include Australia, Bangkok, and back in his native land of Britain. In the story he meets and greets maybe people that ca...more
Nelson Lagiono
Well i decided to read this book because my friend recommended to me because i told him, I am into adventure and action books.

This books fills the space of the male main character. This book is interesting because it is a boy who has to keep himself safe from very dangerous people like a man called Yu, which is his worst enemy.

I think the most interesting character was Alex Rider because he is a spy who had to overcome his parents deaths. He is caught up in a whole lot of problems and has to th...more
Tommy Reiss
I read Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz it was the best book I have ever read. Alex Rider is a 14 year old spy and he just wants to be a normal kid after his last mission with Scropia he just wants to go back to school and does not want to be what every kid dreams about until he finds out that he is working with his godfather Ash. But this time he is working with the ASIS or Australian secret service but he can't wait to meet his godfather but at the end of the book he finds out something devastat...more
Adventure? Check. Drama? Sure. Action? Absolutely. Suspense? Definitely. Great book? Double check! Snakehead is a full package book, with page turning moments, and heart racing chases. Anthony Horowitz was able to very well portray Alex's emotions and feelings through the book. There was always good action that kept you engaged and wanting to read. Though, I felt that sometimes there was too much action and not enough rest time. The novel's plot kept you thinking, as there were many key moments...more
Matt :d
I really liked the book, it has a good plot and a lot of kept me on the edge of my seet the whole time :D. It is my favorite book in the series. I feel like this book really made Alex Rider look like a secret agent more than the other books in the series. Becuse he got to actually go on a S.A.S mission to stop Major Yu's plan to create a tsunami using a bomb named "Royal Blue" which was stolen from the British government. But Alex was able to blow it up before it was in place which fo...more
Edgar Kilamyan
I chose this book because I really enjoyed the other ones in the sires and i wanted to read this one to see what happened to Alex after the fall from space from the previous mission. the plot of this story in this book is after Alex reaches earth from space after blowing up ark angle he lands in Australia where he meets his godfather and goes a mission with him to the infamous group snakehead a terrorist organization whose goal is to just make more and more money if it requires even killing. in...more
Snakehead is quite possibly one of the best books in the Alex Rider series, purely because it brings so much depth to the characters we've familiarized ourselves with over the past few novels.

It's thrilling, engaging, and above all, genuine. We empathize with Alex much more in Snakehead than we ever have in Skeleton Key or Ark Angel precisely because it is through it that we see Alex mature as he struggles with his past, present and future. The other characters are also incredibly well-develope...more
Zain Tokatly
I choose this book because it is the continuation of the Alex Rider series. The plot of the book is about a 14-year old British boy, named Alex Rider, who found out he has a godfather. The only reason Alex wanted to meet him is because he was the last person to see his parents alive. But Alex has to take a huge chance, and go into a mission with his godfather, Ash. My favorite quote in this book is "You've got an old freind here. I think you ought to meet." I choose this quote because here is a...more
"Snakehead" (Alex Rider #7)by Anthony Horowitz is a somewhat entertaining book that can come across as action packed. Someone as myself, not having read or known about any prequels to this book, didn't know what to expect. Ever since the begging of the book, when the main character Alex Rider fell from the sky in a pod, I had a harder time keeping track of the story. If I could, I would have rather read the books before this one. The main story behind this book is that the Alex is recruited to...more
Carrie Slager
What is the saddest thing of all?

Wasted talent, of course.

Perhaps I’m getting emotional because I’m watching the last act of Aida as I write this, but the Alex Rider series makes me kind of sad. Anthony Horowitz is an absolutely amazing writer—he can create breath-stopping suspense and throw in some truly unexpected plot twists, but he is wasting this talent on a cliché series. Sure, Alex has a bit more depth by now, but he is still a cardboard cutout. And yes, the plot of Snakehead is exciting,...more
Alex Rider crash lands his space capsule in the ocean near Australia, and is immediately recruited by the Australian national police to help stop illegal human trafficking. All set to say no, they offer Alex a plum he cannot resist: working with his father's closest friend and learning more about his parents. While infiltrating the snakehead, Alex uncovers a plot by Scorpio to kill off peaceniks by creating a tidal wave. Alex is helped by his old "friends" in MI6, and has to save the day again.
Akhil Gopakumar
Another amazing book by Anthony Horowitz. This book is about how Alex Rider goes to a mission to stop the snakehead organisations from doing another mischievous crime. But this mission is different, this time Alex meets his god father ______. He trusted this man well but something terrible happens. If you would like to find out I think it would be best if you read this book.
Rena Setyono
I'm quite fond of this series, but I think Horowitz need to let his character grow and put more "time" in between his books. The timeline of this series can go as short as 10 days, and Alex Rider went from perfectly safe and sound to mortally endangered again. He's only 14, for Christ's sake; I don't care if the world is in danger, my inner motherly conscience was getting uneasy reading through these books. Seriously, 7 books and not even one year has passed since? Even some of the mission and d...more
I'm not even surprised by this books anymore. I feel as though I'm just going through the motions now. :/

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Athul Gopakumar
I really loved this book because it felt like I was reading a movie. I loved the way how Anthony Horowitz uses strong words to show what is happening. Sometimes I feel like the story is a little bit too complicated for me. The best thing is that there are many frauds who are unexpected.
Meera B
This was a really thrilling book! Packed with action, gadgets, adventure and more, Horowitz really impresses the reader with the plot. Our hero, Alex Rider is once again on another one of his crazy missions to save the world. Mixed in with gangs and mystery, Alex dives into a new type of adventure, one that might help him find out more about his parents. I thought that even though this book is very exciting, I found some places where there was a bit too much of Alex getting involved with drugs a...more
This book was awesome. Alex gets reunited with his godfather. He believes that his godfather, Ash, is on his side, but is he right? Alex finds out some of the deepest secrets of his family and his family's death. Did Ash try to save his parents or did he do it?
Danielle Rose
The seventh book in the Alex Rider series follows a very similar style to every book preceding it, with a lot of continuous action and Alex getting into difficulties but always managing to find a way to survive - sometimes unbelievably. Anthony Horowitz does state that he tries to make everything that is done in the book actually possible but somethings are just too hard to believe. In some ways this is what makes the book enjoyable, each scrap that Alex finds himself in is slightly different an...more
Great continuation of the Alex Rider series. Suspenseful, introduces the reader to the dark side of another culture. I didn't see the ending re: Ash coming. Definitely recommend!
Mathew White
I just finished reading this with my son, Justin, last night. Actually, we've been reading this series so quickly, that I have forgotten to post about some of the books in this series that we've read. I really enjoyed reading this particular book for many reasons. First, it introduces a lot of human rights and human rights violations. Horrowitz allowed Justin and I to wade into the waters of immigration issues, human trafficking and the black market of organ transplants while holding our interes...more
Mikeyboi Mikeyboi
Am reading it and am near the end and I think it is kinda boring actually. don't come and widdle through my letter box for saying this but I think it is kinda repetetive.
Rowan Goodwin
This book was off to a slow start and barely grabbed my attention, but when the main character's mission began, I couldn't put it down! It was full of action and suspense. The main character, Alex Rider, is a 14 year old spy. He was recruited by the ASIS to stop a member of a terrorist group called Scorpia. Major Winston Yu, is a very dangerous member of Scorpia, and has a group of his own called Snake Heads. Major Yu has big plans including a weapon called Royal Blue. Alex had to find out what...more
This book is one of the best of the alex rider books
it has many suprises and will keep you guessing till the end read this for sure
Melody Lin
Jul 09, 2008 Melody Lin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: action lovers
Recommended to Melody by: Ms. Midkiff (Thank you!!!!!!)
Shelves: best-all-time
Anthony Horowitz is one of my all time favorite authors. His books are never boring and always keep you on the edge.
Jaimie Engle
I am a huge fan of this series and Snakehead sucked me in like the others. The writing is so good and realistic, and I love the different situations Alex Rider always finds himself in. This book gave some depth to an ongoing story question that I was so happy was finally addressed. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. Action-packed, high energy, tense plot mixed with exotic locations and a cast of amazing characters. What else can I say but read this book, but start with book one and keep...more
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Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as "The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century." (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recent...more
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