C.H.E.R.U.B. The Fall By Robert Muchamore Review
So we are now onto the 7th book into the series and guess what James doesn’t really have a main mission in this book, well his sister does. I know that in my last review I wanted a bit more character development in some of the other characters and it turns out that all I needed to do was read the next book. Figures.
James is in the middle of Russia where a low risk mission goes seriously wrong and quick. He was working with some members of MI5 but little did he know that instead of actually doing the mission they were supposed to be doing, they were being paid £100,000 each to kill the person that James was on a mission to find out any information on the man and any illegal weapon deals. But after killinging the man the two agents get caught and killed. This leaves James in a lot of bother and has to make his own way of out Russia alive. Now Lauren is going on a mission to find out any information on a small Russian girl who was found attached to the railings of a boat. It is suspected that she was part of some sex slave/prostitution and she was going to be placed into a brothel, but she was caught and placed into a children home.
How well was it written?
Robert Muchamore most of progressed so much between the writing of The Recruit and this book because I feel like this book goes into so much more detail about everything then it did in The Recruit. Everything from the way in which the brothel looked and how sleezy it was, to the way in which the hotel room looked and the view it had.
One of the hardest things to do for a writer is making the reader feel for the characters and Robert Muchamore did this so well with Anna. As soon as she was introduced into the book as a main character for Lauren mission I felt sorry for her and I wanted to help her in some way, so I decided to read on, you know just in case.
My overall opinion on the book?
My favourite book in the series so far is still Man vs Beast mainly because how much I was able to relate to the story but there are aspects into this story that I am able to relate to and I do find very sickening. but for me that makes me like this book a whole lot more then many others, if you really think about it, there are some horrible people in the world who find it acceptable to have sex and rape young girls below the age of 16 and this is something that the book focuses on.
I have noticed that as James get older the target audience of the book seems to get older as well and this is something I really appreciate in a written series, in the first book it seems like sex was a big no no and was never going to receive a mention but as the series goes on it seem like it is getting more grown up. And now he has basically made a whole book on the context of rape and how disgusting it can get.
The way in which this book was written and the way in which it makes you think make it extremely hard to put the book down. I had started reading this book on my Kindle fire HD but then the battery died and it wouldn’t turn back on, don’t worry it has done that before I am now just waiting for it to drain just a few more day. But I didn’t want to stop reading, so I found my first kindle a kindle Paper white and then re synced the device and waited for the books to download – There where over a hundred – and started reading again, luckily for me the book remembered where I was on fire so I didn’t have to go searching. And I then went from being 6% into the book to finishing by the end of the day. It is a book that as soon as you start reading you really can’t put it down.
Anyway this has been Aaron Morrsi and ill see you next time.Buy CHERUB The Fall Here