#17 Great Recommendations (#18)

I love a good book recommendation. What I love even more, is a great one!

My eighteenth read of 2015 fulfilled #17, a book a friend recommended, in the 2015 Reading Challenge. That book: “Point Blanc” by Anthony Horowitz. This book was a re-read for me, but the series was originally recommended to me by my younger brother. It was relatively difficult to find books that my brother actively wanted to read, but this series was one of his absolute favourites – and it quickly became one of mine too!

My Goodreads Review
“‘Point Blanc’ is the second book in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. Alex is a spy, working for MI6 – he never wanted to be in his profession, but was blackmailed following the death of his guardian.
This second book follows Alex’s second mission; this time he’s sent to the Alps to investigate a private school, run by the formidably named Dr. Grief, following the unexplained deaths of two of the boys’ fathers. Alex is enrolled using a fake identity, and equipped with a number of useful gadgets, has to unearth the secret surrounding the school.
The plot itself was more believable than the first book. It was fast-paced and action-packed. These books are excellent for younger readers, but equally they are brilliant quick reads for young adults. It was easy to guess the direction of the story, but the writing style allowed the plot to advance well. The novel’s conclusion was brilliant. There was plenty of action, a great resolution, which was followed by a cliffhanger, which made me want to begin book three immediately.


I thoroughly enjoyed Alex’s second adventure, and it’s just a matter of when, not if, I pick up number three, “Skeleton Key”. Even better, “Point Blanc” was on the BBC Big Read Top 200, so that marks off my first Top 200 read of 2015 (I’m aiming to check off five this year). Despite this series being marketed towards children, I would honestly recommend it to anyone who is in a reading slump (and anyone who simply enjoys a fast-paced, action packed read). These books will have you hooked from page one! Great recommendation, bro!

#17 A book a friend recommended – Point Blanc by Anthony Horowitz (7/10)

Seventeen down, thirty-three to go. (Eighteen read)

My journey will also be instagrammed frequently on @charlottebibliophile

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