Review – Alexander X by Edward Savio
Before I finished listening to the audiobook of Alexander X, I was already searching online to see if the next in the series was out. It was obvious that that must be another instalment because there was still so much let unsaid. But let’s back up to the overview
So what’s up?
If you’re on the hunt for a book that’s a rollercoaster of emotions, action, and wit, look no further than the gem that is Alexander X. Narrated by the incomparable Wil Wheaton, the audiobook version is a masterclass in storytelling. The tale centres on Alexander, who may look 15 but is actually much older, thanks to a mysterious genetic quirk that grants him a snail-paced ageing process. He’s an Immortal, but not the paranormal, superhero kind; he’s an ordinary teen who ages very, very slowly. And that has allowed him a lifetime of adventure, mingling with significant historical figures.
The plot is a whirlwind, blending historical escapades with a present-day chase that sees Alexander and his friends running from mysterious villains. The motives are kept under wraps until the end, adding a layer of suspense. Despite the action-packed day feeling a tad unrealistic, the excitement factor is through the roof.
This book is a delightful mix of humour, history, and heart-pounding action. A must-read that’s both light and gripping.
Now on the hunt for the next book and the time to read it.
3 Stars - Liked It