Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz Review

Due to finishing my first year of uni and starting a new job I have not had a lot of time to read or play games. So now I’ve finished a book I’ve been reading for a week and a half now I’m starting to get into the groove of working again. So here is my review.



After his experiences at Raven’s Gate, fourteen-year-old Matt Freeman thinks his days of battling evil are over. But he is pulled into another horrifying adventure when he discovers a second gate exists. Matt and his friend Richard travel to Peru and, assisted by a secret organization known as the Nexus, follow a series of clues to the gate’s whereabouts. But there is a traitor in the Nexus…Richard is kidnapped. Matt manages to escape with the help of Pablo, a local boy. The pair travel to the Nazca desert and Matt realizes the horrifying truth: the Nazca lines are the second gate – it is about to open. But, this time, will he have the strength to prevent it?

Taken From Goodreads

My Opinion

This is the sequel to Raven’s Gate, and we are still following Matt, but this time he is off to Peru to try and stop the second gate from opening, but not only that he is going to meet another one of the five. With everything that was going on in this book, whenever I got a chance to read I couldn’t put the book down. There was just so much happening in so few pages it was almost impossible to put the book down as you would want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next to Matt, Richard and Pablo.

The writing is amazing and you can clearly tell that a lot of research has been  put into this book, as Anthony Horowitz goes from describe the english countryside, then London and then we go all the way to Peru. Not only that but he goes into a lot of detail about the history of Peru and how it can be used to all the Old Ones to come back into the normal world. The way that Horowitz has used the history of the Old Ones and the Nazca Lines and made it the key that has been keeping them away is simple fantastic and it would take a great author to do so.

What I love most is how even though the characters are young, this is a book that is not meant for the younger audience especially with how some things can become scary and you actually start to get worried about the lifes of the characters. A lot of people will know Anthony Horowitz through his Alex Rider series, a kid spy, which would aim for the younger audience. So the way he has changed his writing style  is pretty amazing.

Everything is written beautifully and at some points is actually feels like you are in Peru with how much detail he goes into describing how Peru looks, smells and feels it is very hard not to love this writing style.

This book is also very suspenful, meaning you want to keep reading onto the next chapter because you cant leave it on the cliffhanger that the last chapter just did. I did this multiple times causing me to be a lot more tired for the next morning when I had an early start at work. But for this book and how good it was it was worth it.

If you have read the first book in the series and are undecided on whether or not you want to keep reading this series. Trust me when I say that you should read this book as it will make you love the series due to the amazing writing.


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