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I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.
Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider #9) - Anthony Horowitz In my opinion Scorpia Rising may be the best novel in a long and excellent series. The gadgetry has always been well thought out, the twists and the suspense is brilliant and the emotional aspects of the series is astounding. To convincingly portray how a teenage kid abused by so many people into becoming a hardened weapon is emotionally affected is superb.

When I read it earlier this year I was blown away. For me coming to the end of a series I have appreciated is always gut wrenching to a degree. To know that the series is over, that that's the end, it feels like the book with its character has died even though they may live on. And for a time I believed the ending was not satisfying. And yet now I truly believe this was a completely satisfying ending. Of all the novels in the series this will stand as my favourite. This is not only because it has a great storyline and wraps everything up nicely leaving the reader to decide in their own minds how the story truly ends but also because of how emotional Scorpia Rising is. It is the most emotional of all the novels and when I read something so emotional it reads like one of the best stories.