The Fall (CHERUB 7)

I managed to get through this book in less than 24h, I really really love this book. This is possibly my favourite of the CHERUB books and I know I’ve re-read it several times now! 🙂 The CHERUB books are really enjoyable and so easy to read.

In this latest CHERUB adventure we see what happens when things go wrong. In all the CHERUB books so far we’ve seen missions that often go wrong, but in “The Fall” things go majorly wrong for James Adams as he is sent on his first solo mission away in Russia. After the two MI5 agents that James is working with go rogue James’ life is put in danger. Although James is successfully rescued after a couple of days on the run things get worse for him when he returns to CHERUB campus to find he is suspended from missions pending an investigation over his conduct in this mission that went wrong. With rumours spreading and CHERUB staff keeping things from James he struggles to keep his head up… Until he uncovers something which may put his mission controller in grave danger.

I love “The Fall” it is definitely my favourite CHERUB book and is full of drama and suspense. It has a great plot to it and you can’t help but feel sorry for all the characters at some point in this story, especially James when no one believes his story and his life as a CHERUB agent hangs in the balance.

I can’t wait to move on to Mad Dogs (CHERUB 8) soon 🙂

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Man Vs Beast (CHERUB 6)

Now that I’m back home and have all my books here, I decided it was time to carry on my CHERUB re-read. So next up in the series was Man Vs Beast.

I remember when I got this book. I hated the cover and thought it was really creepy! But that said, I love the CHERUB series and this book was no exception. I think this is the first time that I’ve re-read this book though because it isn’t one of my favourites in the series!

In their latest mission James & Lauren Adams are faced with the realities of animal testing and the lengths that animal rights campaigners go to to stop animal testing. Caught up in a publicity stunt to highlight animal rights, James, Lauren and Kyle must think fast to get out alive.

Man Vs Beast is quite a dark book in the CHERUB series, especially towards the end. It will probably make you think about what you’re eating and the lengths that some people go to to defend their beliefs. As I said, it is definitely one of the darker CHERUB books and although I know it is just a story the ending is pretty disturbing!

But again, all in all this was a good book and quite a quick read and I definitely recommend the CHERUB books for teenagers (especially teenage boys).

Divine Madness (CHERUB 5)

Divine Madness is the 5th book in the CHERUB series and it is definitely better than the 4th book! It’s weird, I only remembered a couple of small things about this book so I was excited to go back and read it again.

In this book we join James, Lauren and new character Dana on their latest mission to infiltrate a cult in Australia.

“When CHERUB uncovers a link between eco-terrorist group Help Earth and a wealthy religious cult known as The Survivors, James Adams is sent to Australia on an infiltration mission.

It’s his toughest job so far. The Survivors’ outback headquarters are completely isolated, and the cult’s brainwashing techniques mean James is under massive pressure to conform.

This time he’s not just fighting terrorists. He’s got to battle to keep control of his own mind.”

Divine Madness was a great book and I wanted to keep reading it. In fact, I read it in 2 days. These books are the perfect books for young adults and teenagers who are trying to get in to reading. The missions are a nice length and keep you guessing and wanting to keep reading.

The characters are also totally relatable to which I think is great as obviously you don’t want a totally unrealistic book! This book sees the return of Amy Collins at the end, as well as the recruitment of Rat.

I’m sorry it’s so short, I don’t want to give any spoilers! I honestly do recommend these CHERUB books though and I love them!

The Killing (CHERUB 4)

I’m loving re-reading the CHERUB series, and next up we have “The Killing”. I don’t think I’ve ever re-read this one so it was good to read it again as I couldn’t really remember the story.

In this we join James and Dave on their latest mission. What is supposed to be a basic mission turns out more interesting and complicated than first thought.

Leon is a small-time crook who’s ridden his luck for three decades. When he starts splashing big money around, the cops are desperate to know where it came from.

They call in CHERUB, a secret organisation with one essential advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them.

James’ latest mission looks routine, but the plot he begins to unravel isn’t what anyone expected. And the only person who might know the truth is a reclusive eighteen-year-old boy.

There’s just one problem. The boy fell to his death thirteen months earlier.

I think this is one of the weaker CHERUB books. It is still a good story that keeps you reading and keeps you guessing throughout, but it definitely isn’t one of the better ones. I would honestly really recommend the CHERUB books, especially for teenagers as they’re a reasonable length without being too long. They also all have really good stories and once you’ve finished one you want to go on to the next book.

 

Maximum Security (CHERUB 3)

Along with “The Recruit” and “The Fall” this is probably one of the CHERUB books I’ve read the most. I don’t think I’ve really re-read the series beyond this. After reading the first two books in the series again I decided I wanted to keep reading the rest so I grabbed the next three while I was home the other week.

In Maximum security we join James in his next mission where he is joined by legendary cherub Dave as well as his newly qualified cherub sister Lauren. James is sent on a dangerous mission undercover within Arizona maximum security prison to befriend one of his cellmates to help the FBI uncover one of their most wanted.

This book is brilliant, and I really love Robert Muchamore’s books because they’re so expertly written. These CHERUB books are designed for young adults, but they definitely keep me reading and wanting to read them over and over! The book has a good pace and keeps moving at a nice speed making you want to keep reading even though its midnight and you know you should sleep!

I think you could probably pick up this book even though it is third in the series without missing too much. Some characters may not make sense but it is definitely possible to read it as a standalone book.

I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone who wants to read it! But honestly these books are great young adult/adventure books that I’m pretty sure most people will enjoy! 🙂

Class A (CHERUB 2)

I’m back with another book review. I’ve been re-reading the CHERUB series and can’t wait to grab the next couple of books to bring back with me while I’m home! 🙂

I think with the CHERUB series it’s one that makes most sense if you read the series in order and not just pick up one of the books, which is sad. I mean they do make sense as stand alone books but I think they are best read in order 🙂

So “Class A” (or as it used to be called “The Dealer”) is unsurprisingly about some of the biggest drug dealers that the police and MI5 are trying to shut down. So that’s where the CHERUBS come along. To befriend the children of the man in charge of the drugs operation and attempt to gain evidence that will help MI5 and the police shut the drug dealing down for good.

In this story we join James Adams on his second mission, along with some of his friends. We also get to meet another character, Zara who becomes a huge part of the series later on! (why it pays to read them in order). 🙂

From this story I mean who wouldn’t love these kids as your friends? They know what they’re doing and can stick up for you. These books are fantastic young adult reads mostly aimed at boys, but I know plenty of girls who enjoy reading them too. They’re written in such a realistic way that actually you could imagine this all happening somewhere out there. Plus the ending to this book is great! And definitely that action packed ending that you’d hope after the whole mission! 🙂

Have you read any of the CHERUB series? Have I persuaded you to do so? 🙂

The Recruit (CHERUB 1)

I’m back with ANOTHER book review. Can you believe it?! 3 book reviews in a row! I told you I was doing lots of reading at the moment! 😀

This is another re-read of one of my favourite books. I first came across “The Recruit” when I was in year 9, when we read some of it in an English lesson. I don’t remember what we were studying about it, but I loved it! I then remember going to the library with my dad that week to go and borrow it. I read it so quickly and then started reading the rest of the series. I absolutely love it! 😀

I’m giving you the blurb for this book because I don’t want to ruin it too much!

The first title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James hits rock bottom before he’s offered a new start in an intriguing organisation …

A terrorist doesn’t let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn’t know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB.

CHERUB agents are aged between ten and seventeen. They live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.

For official purposes, these children do not exist.

This is a young adult book, but it is great! It’s such a little action and adventure book. I don’t think I’d usually pick up a book like this, but this series is an exception. The characters are so great and relatable (mostly) as well as having a really good plot line. The only thing I noticed this time round is that the mission at the end isn’t actually that long. But as we go through the series we do get some much longer missions, so I think this book is more of an introduction of what is to come.

I really love this book, and it is full of action and adventure! I really recommend it to anyone! 🙂 Don’t let the fact that it is for young adults put you off! 😀

P.S. If you’ve read any of my other reviews of the CHERUB books or Henderson’s Boys stories this is the first one that was written that is linked to all of them! 🙂