Teens: If You Like Alex Rider…

you may want to try some of these other fast paced reads.

Cherub Series by Robert Muchamore.

Book 1 is The Recruit. James is recruited into CHERUB, a secret division of MI5 which consists of teenage spies. He completes his training and goes on his first mission.

Traitor Series by Andy McNab

Book 1 is Traitor. A boy who believes his grandfather to be a traitor against England tracks him down and finds out the truth.

Spartan Series by Michael Ford.

Book 1 is Fire of Ares. When slaves rebel in ancient Sparta, twelve-year-old Lysander, guarded by an heirloom amulet, the Fire of Ares, is caught between the Spartan ruling class, with whom he has been training as a warrior since his noble heritage was revealed, and those among whom he was recently laboring as a slave.

Sure Fire by Jack Higgins

Resentful of having to go and live with their estranged father after the death of their mother, twins Rich and Jade soon find they have more complicated problems when their father is kidnapped and their attempts to rescue him involve them in a dangerous international plot.

Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan

Book 1 is The Ruins of Gorlan. When Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

The Door of No Return by Sarah Mussi

Zac never believed his grandfather’s tales about their enslaved ancestors being descended from an African king, but when his grandfather is murdered and the villains come after Zac, he sets out for Ghana to find King Baktu’s long-lost treasure before the murderers do.

Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson

Book 1 is The Angel Experiment. Group members fight back after the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of the genetically mutated group called the “bird kids”.

Thieves Like Us by Stephen Cole

A mysterious benefactor hand-picks a group of teen geniuses to follow a set of clues leading to the secrets of everlasting life, secrets which they must steal and for which they risk being killed.

Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci

Six teens face a bioterrorist attack on American soil. Four are infected with a mysterious disease and two others, both brilliant computer hackers, assist the United States Intelligence Coalition in tracking the perpetrators.

Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey

Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy.

The Shadow Project by Herbie Brennan

A young English thief stumbles on, and subsequently is recruited for, a super-secret operation that trains teenagers in remote viewing and astral projection techniques in order to engage in spying.

Day of the Assassins: A Jack Christie Novel by Johnny O’Brien

Fifteen-year-old Jack is sent to 1914 Europe as a pawn in the battle between his long-lost father, who has built a time machine, and a secret network of scientists who want to prevent him from trying to use it to change history for the better.

Young Bond Series by Charlie Higson

Book 1 is Silverfin. Prequel to the adventures of James Bond, 007, introduces the young James when he is just starting boarding school in England and is about to become involved in his first adventure.

Steel Trapp by Ridley Pearson

Book 1 is The Challenge. On a two-day train trip to enter his invention in the National Science Competition in Washington, D.C., fourteen-year-old Steven “Steel” Trapp, possessor of a remarkable photographic memory, becomes embroiled in an international plot of kidnapping and bribery that may have links to terrorists.

The Dark Game:  True Spy Stories by Paul B. Janeczko

Describes the contributions and techniques of American spies over the course of the past two centuries, recounting dramatic missions while profiling such historical figures as anti-slavery spy Elizabeth Van Lew and the “Choctaw code talkers.”

2 thoughts on “Teens: If You Like Alex Rider…

  1. I am 8 but I am very good at litrecy and might try out a few of these books, p.s I read the book in a couple of hours 🙂

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