Jul 27, 2010

Tween Tuesday: Young Bond #5 (and a Giveaway!)

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By Royal Command: Young Bond #5 by Charlile Higson
Ages: 11+

Cover Love: You bet! These are the American covers of these books. I don't love the British ones, I like the action and the sinister villains in the background of this one. Eye catching and boy friendly!

The fifth book starts with a James who is very weary after the events in the fourth book. His adventure lifestyle (although inadvertent) is not sitting well with him. However, Great Britain is on the brink of World War 2 and he gets thrown right into the middle of a plot to overthrow the king.

I love the fast pace of the young Bond books. Charlie Higson doesn't bog down the plot with a lot of history but gives you just enough to learn something and to stay interested. I also love that these books are set in the 30's--there are no gadgets for James. He has to find his way out of every situation using his own ingenuity. He is also just enough rough around the edges to fit the image of the current James Bond, Daniel Craig. He has been smoothed out by years as a spy. And, these are books the just keep getting better and better with each new one!

Of the many spy books out there for boys right now, the Young Bond series and the Alex Rider books are my favorites. So, I am giving out the FIRST book from each of these series (Stormbreaker & Silverfin). Here is a chance for you, or a young boy reader in your life to get caught up with these great tween spies! Fill out this form to enter. This contest will close on August 6.


  1. Is it sad that I really want to pick this one based on the girl's outfit on the cover? She just looks so stylish-I want to read about her!:)

  2. These sound super fun. I've heard good things about this series. I don't know if I like the cover much though.

  3. That's what's so fun about covers! Some resonant with some people, while others resonant with other people!

  4. Oooo, Wyatt and I haven't read these yet, Jana! They sound like a lot of fun. :-)

  5. They are AWESOME Shannon. Noah did not love the first James Bond as much as he loved Alex Rider, BUT, the James books have just gotten better and better!

  6. I should pick up the first one of these. I'm always looking for more books to hook my boy readers! Thanks for sharing this one. And for the giveaway!!!

  7. Great giveaway! I know my son wants to read Stormbreaker!