It’s the last day of term. Three lads are clearing out their lockers, organising a sleepover and hatching a plan to spatter a girl with rancid coleslaw.
But things aren’t what they seem. One boy’s father is a member of Dark Sun, a criminal organisation dealing in nuclear weapons technology, which another is a CHERUB agent sent to stop him.
I liked this book, I liked that it was a collection of short stories based around the CHERUB agents, as opposed to one longer book which kept me interested however I did feel some of the stories were ended rather abruptly which I can sort of understand considering the length of the overall book but some I found a little disappointing.
Nonetheless, I would definitely recommend this book to young adult readers, particularly if they are interested in children being used as secret agents.
Every day thousands of animals die in laboratory experiments. Some say these experiments provide essential scientific knowledge, while others commit acts of extreme violence in order to stop them. James and Lauren Adams are stuck in the middle. They’re CHERUB agents. Trained professionals with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them.
I love all of Robert Muchamore books, but I particularly enjoy those in the CHERUB series; with a perfect blend of adventure, mystery, suspense, action and thriller, this book kept me on the edge of my seat from page one. The characters are well developed and each have their own unique characteristics which make them interesting to follow, however whilst on their mission, the children are able to act professionally whilst still allowing their characters to show through.
Muchamore’s writing is gripping and thrilling, with perfect length chapters to keep you turning the pages, to find out what happens next. A wonderful book for junior readers.
Fay has spent eighteen months locked up in a Secure Training Centre. Drug deals and rip-offs are the only things this teenager knows. Now she’s back on the street, looking to settle old scores. Cherub agents Ryan and Ning need Fay’s knowledge to unearth a major drug importer. They’re trained professionals with one essential advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them. But Fay’s made a lot of enemies and she’s running out of time.
Overview *Contains Spoilers*
I have read all of the other books in both series 1 and series 2 of Cherub plus the Henderson Boys series which is a prequel to the Cherub series, so I knew what sort of action this book was going to hold before I had even begun to read it. This last book in series 2 was the most action packed and thrilling book of any of Muchamore’s books. It was packed with adventure, drugs, scandals and explosions and Ryan and Ning, two Cherub agents, try and harvest knowledge about a leading drug dealer. With the help of Fay, a thirteen year-old with a fiery temper and extensive drug-knowledge who wants to get back at the drug dealer for ultimately killing her mum and aunt, Ryan and Ning find the information that they need.
I would definitely recommend this book to teens as it has a lot of violence but is a worth-while read.