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After Alex Rider by Danielle, Staff Blogger

Scorpia Rising may be the end of the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, but it need not be the end of you reading fast-paced thrillers about spies, high-tech gadgetry and death-defying adventures.

If you like books in the Alex Rider series, you might also like these twelve books (many of which are the first books in a series):

The Devils Breath Book CoverThe Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp Book CoverThe Devil's Breath

Danger Zone series

by David Gilman


The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp

Alfred Kropp series

by Richard Yancey


Fledgling Book CoverThe Infinity Code Book CoverFledgling: Jason Steed

by Mark A. Cooper


The Infinity Code

S.T.O.R.M. series

by E. L.Young



Icecore Book CoverThe Lab - Book Cover


sequel: Goldstrike

by Matt Whyman


The Lab

by Jack Heath



The Recruit - Book coverThe Shadow Project - Book CoverThe Recruit

CHERUB series

by Robert Muchamore


The Shadow Project

sequel: The Doomsday Box

by Herbie Brennan


The Silverfin - book coverSurefire -book coverThe Silverfin

Young Bond series

by Charles Higson


Sure Fire

sequel: Death Run

by Jack Higgins


Thieves Like Us - book coverTraitor - book coverThieves Like Us

companion: The Aztec Code

by Stephen Cole



sequel: Payback

by Andy McNab


Note: some of the authors on this list also write books for children and for adults.



Staff Blogger


  • The Lie Tree
  • The way he lived
  • A drop of night
  • Thief of lies
  • Defender
  • Character, driven
  • Every young adult's break-up survival guide
  • Hidden gold
  • The heart of stone
  • The last boy and girl in the world
  • The epidemic
  • I see reality
  • Finding Hope
  • Under the Dusty Moon
  • Flawd
  • Dark energy
  • Hot pterodactyl boyfriend
  • Harmony House
  • Burning
  • See no color
  • One of us
  • A tangle of gold
  • It should have been a #GoodDay
  • Beautiful broken things
  • The radiant road
  • Speak a word for freedom
  • When we collided
  • Hit count
  • Fig
  • The beast of Cretacea
  • Essential maps for the lost
  • Queen
  • Exit, pursued by a bear
  • The Raven King
  • Breakaway
  • The forbidden orchid
  • The young adult's guide to public speaking