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Ark Angel (Alex Rider #6)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  34,571 Ratings  ·  1,002 Reviews
The sniper’s bullet nearly killed him. But Alex Rider managed to survive . . . just in time for more trouble to come his way. When kidnappers attempt to snatch a fellow patient from the exclusive hospital where Alex is recovering, he knows he has to stop him. But the boy he saves is no ordinary patient: He is the son of Nikolai Drevin, one of the richest men in the world. ...more
Paperback, 323 pages
Published April 5th 2007 by Speak/Puffin/Penguin Group (first published April 4th 2005)
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Percy Bolondo
Sep 09, 2011 Percy Bolondo rated it it was amazing
Here is a list of all the best alex rider novels.

1- Ark Angel: Since 1979's Moonraker, sending spies up in space was almost a taboo. But in the sixth edition of the AR series, Horowitz has made it sensational to read and even more fantastic to imagine. Major thumbs up, the best!

2- Point Blanc (or Blank, depending where it was released): An ingenious plot. Usually cloning would be a rather overlooked thing, but it was pitched perfectly in this book. Especially the fight at the end, absolute gold!
Winter Sophia Rose
Dec 27, 2014 Winter Sophia Rose rated it it was amazing
Engaging, Emotional & Brilliant Action!
Mitchell Mcconnell
Feb 20, 2009 Mitchell Mcconnell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-club
In the book Ark Angle it was about an English schoolboy who was only 14 years old. He was recruited into the MI6 British secret intelligence; they are sort of like CIA but a British version. The story seems to sort of have 2 different stories to it but it is still one story. In all the books they take place in London the main characters name is Alex Rider, in the begging of the book he tends to all ways make trouble and in the middle of the book he ends up being safe and at the last 40 pages he ...more
Feb 05, 2012 Nikki rated it really liked it
Super fun. Poor Alex can't catch a break, but the escapes get more crazy with every book!
Brandon V
Feb 10, 2017 Brandon V rated it really liked it
This book is really good, I like how the CIA keeps getting alex to come back and do one more job for them.
Aug 15, 2009 Glion2012 rated it it was amazing
Over the summer, I read the book Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz. This book, in my opinion, is it is superb. I think out of all the other books in the series, this one has been my favorite one not only because of the action but all your questions you may have had in the beginning of the book would surely be answered later on.
Alex Rider is a 14 year-old boy who lives in London and is a spy for MI6. He recently was targeted by Scorpia for dismantling there organization. In the book Ark Angel, Alex
Nov 03, 2014 Yulia rated it liked it
This is the 6th book in the Alex Rider series and one were Alex has little to do with MI6 at all, but seems to be 'at the wrong place, at the wrong time'.
Honestly I don't really know why but this book didn't really pull me into it as much as the others. I feel like the plot here was much more predictable, and what he was expected to do by adults simply insane. However I have to say that in the end i did enjoy it despite the predictable plot. Alex Rider was as always a fun character to read about
May 11, 2012 Jerome rated it liked it
In this book Alex is 14 years old. The book begins with him in the hospital (evidently the fallout from something at the end of book 5). In short order, he's disabled 4 men and then is kidnapped by a 5th while Alex is trying to prevent the kidnapping of the patient in the room next to him. He almost has a finger chopped off, must escape a burning building from a locked room, almost gets killed in a vicious go-cart race, sees the death of a big-time soccer star, has a secret meeting with the CIA, ...more
Marte Patel
Dec 11, 2010 Marte Patel rated it liked it
I'd have given this 2.5 stars if possible, but I have rounded it up to three to be nice. I enjoyed the use of an MRI machine to take out a bad guy, learning the secret behind tightrope walking, and the diving and space scenes. I didn't like how extremely unrealistic this series is becoming, the use of yet another rich, crazy villain and the rushed ending. I thought the book would end with a cliffhanger, with the main action happening in the next book, but in the end the author rushed the scenes ...more
Luis Marquez
I liked this book even though there are some parts in the plot that tend to be boring. The author was able to let me imagine the various settings that take part in the story and I even portrayed Alex as the guy that acts in the actual movie that was released years ago. The conflict in the book has a slight sprinkle of fantasy, but as always, the hero of the plot gets to find a way out. It is a pretty interesting book and has a plus, which is that it is one of the extended series of Alex Rider bo ...more
Feb 28, 2017 Avalley rated it really liked it
It was a good book, but it was also unrealistic. A fourteen year old boy going to outer space to save the world doesn't seem like it would ever happen. But it was still really good.
Jan 20, 2017 Nathaniel rated it really liked it
i liked it
Mar 12, 2017 Chiara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is something to do with the space, like in outer space.
So last week my granddaughter comes home from 5th grade and says "I got you a book from my school library". I explained that I had a lot to read but thanked her for thinking of me. The look on her face was too much (they sure know what buttons to push) so I said that I thought I could work it in. Big print...yes!!!!

Of my two granddaughters, she is NOT my big reader, so I was surprised. Maybe they read it in class, but she couldn't or wouldn't say why this particular book. After my comments left
May 12, 2015 Logan rated it really liked it
Ark Angel is yet another book in the Alex Rider series. Alex is recovering in the hospital after a bullet wound from an enemy sniper. He makes friends with the boy in the room next to him, Paul Drevin. Alex doesn’t know much about Paul, but one night when taking a walk Alex sees 4 men, looking for Paul, murder the hospital desk clerk. Alex reacts quickly and pretends to be Paul in order to save the other boy’s life. Alex is captured by the men and taken to an abandoned building where he meets th ...more
Apr 01, 2008 Kevin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who likes adventurous things.
The book Ark Angel by Anthony Horwitz was a very enjoyable book. The genre of this book is adventure. This book is about a kid named Alex Rider who is fourteen years old and a secret agent for MI6, which is an agency kind of like the CIA or FBI, but in London. While Alex is recovering from a snipers bullet, he saves a billionaires son who is staying at the same hospital as him. After this Alex is offered to stay two weeks with Paul Drevin, the kid Alex saved, and his father. Alex accepts and soo ...more
Hai Jie
Sep 30, 2014 Hai Jie rated it really liked it
I first chose this book because of the other Alex Rider books I have read and they were all very good so I thought: "Why not? This is an Alex Rider book so it should be the same." However, my friends that read this book said it was the worst book in the series. That stopped me for a bit but I decided to read it.
When I finished reading this book, I found out that this book wasn't like the other Alex Rider books in the series. This displeased me since it actually was kind of boring and there was
Eli Y.
Nov 09, 2012 Eli Y. rated it it was amazing

Alex Rider Ark Angle by Anthony Hotowitz is the sixth book in the Alex Rider series. The series has eight books. Alex Rider Ark Angle and all of the other books are action mystery books. Alex Rider is a fourteen year old who is an undercover spy who works for the special operations in England, MI6. A sniper bullet almost killed him but, at the hospital, he wants to freshen up at night and is kidnapped by eco terrorists, who think he is a billionaires’ dad. Alex Rider is a very brave man but I th
Aug 31, 2012 Nix rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: 10 y/o or so
This book was okay. I feel like we've seen the evil multibillionare before (hmm . . . Alex seems to have even mentioned a certain Damian Cray in considering Drevin's offer), although the space element was new.

Oh, and what was with Alex's language? I've already read the next book and I feel like Horowitz was trying to make Alex seem mature and cool or whatever. Hey, it just seemed cheesy and lame to me, but maybe I just got tired of reading the three words "single ugly swearword." Honestly. Mayb
Brandon Banda
Nov 21, 2016 Brandon Banda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes the series
I'd rate this book 5 stars because it's filled with nonstop action and has a good plot. I say that because Anthony Horowitz has introduced some amazing new characters and they include Paul Drevin, Nikolai Drevin, Kaspar, Combat Jacket, Silver Tooth, Steel Watch, Spectacles, Tamara Knight, and Ed Shulsky. He also adds many plot twist towards the end of the book. He also adds new places like Flamingo Bay, Washington D.C., and Space. He also adds another group that doesn't turn out what is seems t ...more
Christian Touhey
Nov 11, 2013 Christian Touhey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Ark Angel", by Anthony Horowitz, is yet another book in the Alex Rider series. This series is about a boy who even is young by age, is an advanced undercover agent for M16 for the British Government. In this book, Alex Rider is awake in a hospital in London after being shot by a scout sniper, and is in stable condition. While in the hospital, he notices a group of people attempting to kidnap a boy in the hospital. When Alex tries to help, it leads to a series of multiple unfortunate events. It ...more
Feb 25, 2014 Derrick rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. This is an action packed book that I thought was really good. I don’t like to read, but some parts of this book really interested me. The book starts out with Alex in a hospital room when a terrorist group known as “Force Three”. They come in to the hospital where Alex is recovering from a sniper bullet and he fights them off. He goes and stays with the multibillionaire, Nikolei Drevin, and his son, Paul Drevin. The CIA and MI6 both don’t trust Nickolei and his plans ...more
Hao Kai Huang
I read this book, Ark Angel because I was recommended by my friends to read this book.I also read this because I read other Alex Rider books that was in the series before this one.

I really enjoyed this book because there is a lot of mystery, action, and it's really intense. It has a real life theme to it like things in this book can actually happen in real life.

In this book, it's about a teenage kid name Alex Rider who is a super spy working for MI6 in the UK. In Ark Angel , Alex have to go i
Mar 16, 2010 Kendall rated it it was ok
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Mar 25, 2008 Jared rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books spy enthusiasts will ever read. Im serious ive been a long term Alex Rider fan for awhile now and this book has espionage and betrayel at evry cover. You won't want to stop reading until the last page. The day you get it (if you get it which I highly reccomend you do) Youll see exactly what I Mean. Reccommended for Ages About 11-18 no Lower though theres a graphic death at the end of the book.
Nov 20, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
I have now finished the book and I liked it but it wasn't as good as all the other ones or at least Eagle Strike (my favourite). It was pretty good though I loved how shocked and resistant Alex was when he was told he had to go to space! I knew he would go anyway though! I think that its kind of silly that Alex hates being a spy but every time something seems suspicious, he has to go check it out but if he didn't there would be no story I guess!
Sep 01, 2015 Mark rated it it was amazing
If you are a thrill seeker, this is the book for you. When I started reading this book, I held my breathe with each page I turned. I will not spoil anything for you, all I have to say is its a really good book. Will Alex Rider save the Space station? Find out by reading this book. :)
May 18, 2010 4th-8th rated it it was amazing
Shelves: himself, 9th
A return to recreational reading for my 9th grader. I had to tell him to turn out the lights. High school homework has really killed the opportunity for recreational reading... and it is only recreational when it is a book he loves, otherwise torture.
Ryan B.
Jan 03, 2008 Ryan B. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Action Readers
This book was very very thrilling. I have read the entire series, and I love them all. Anthony Horowitz is my favorite author and I like all of his books. My favorite is the Alex Rider series. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves action packed thrillers.
Sep 29, 2008 Justin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
i love this book. it has adventure. also it has suspends and action. i would recommend this book to people who love action and also to people who into mystery.
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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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