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Wednesday, April 16, 2014



CHERUB spies, 17 and under, hack into computers, bug houses, download crucial documents, and Do Not Exist. James, recently orphaned, is their newest recruit, and brilliant in math. After 100 days grueling training, his mission begins


James is definitely not the clean cut child spy that Cody Banks is but his story sure is exciting!

The recruit was exciting and fast paced. I didn't put it down until I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore.

The concept of the center for child spies is well thought out and The Recruit gives a nice introduction to eco terrorism.

Although parts of the book may be too violent for some readers, and some characters too foul mouthed, Muchamore depicts different personalities accurately and gives you a look behind the person instead of making characters wholly good or bad.

I cannot wait to finish this series!

* I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange fir an honest review

Rating: 4/5

About the Author:

Robert Muchamore was born in Islington, London in 1972. He still lives there, and worked as a private investigator up until 2005 and the critically-accepted release of Maximum Security

The Hunger Games phenomenon is part of the huge YA / Children's book explosion that has grown, thanks to the British Rat pack of YA authors, Anthony Horowitz, Robert Muchamore, Mark A Cooper, Joe Craig and Charlie Higson. We owe much of the hunger games sucess to authors like Robert.

Robert was inspired to create the CHERUB series by his nephews' complaints about the lack of anything for them to read. CHERUB: The Recruit was Robert's first book and won the Red House Children's Book Award 2005 in the Older Readers Category. 

Following the last book in the CHERUB series, it was revealed that a trilogy would be released starting from August 2011 that will focus on a new set of CHERUB agents centred upon Ryan Sharma and also involve an sixteen year old Lauren Adams. The first book will be called People's Republic. 

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