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New Guard by Robert Muchamore Review

My third series I have finished in the last 2 weeks, so I’m calling it a good month for my reading time. The series I have just finished is the aramov series otherwise known as CHERUB 2.0 by Robert Muchamore. With the final book finished it is time for a review.

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Story

Ryan Sharma is a CHERUB agent. Working undercover, he can slip under adult radar and get information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.

Now he’s investigating a double kidnapping, working with mission controller James Adams.

In the mission to end all missions, Ryan and James must assemble a team of legendary CHERUB agents to find the hostages and bring them home …

The last and most exciting ever title in the bestselling CHERUB series.

Taken from goodreads

My opinion

Robert Muchamore has come out and said that this is going to be his final time writing about the cherub campus, so you would think that his final ever book will be a massive finally with one of the biggest missions of all time with some great writing. Well I wish I could say that this could be true but unfortunately it wasn’t.

For me it felt just like any other book just instead of using the main characters in this new series he brings back most of the main characters for the first series. I have said before I liked the idea of him bringing in a few other characters from the old series but not making them anything main, just like he did with James. But he seemed to bring back just about every single character from the old series and made them the main characters in order to stop a kidnapping. It clearly says that this is the mission to end all missions but this mission only added one other thing then anything other mission that’s in the books and that is more than one person gets killed. I really wished that he kept to the second series main characters instead of bringing back the old ones. Don’t get me wrong I am a big fan of the characters and it was great being able to read about them again but they had their own series finale so why not give the other characters one.

The big mission of this book is that two guys have been kidnapped by terrorist without anyone knowing and if it wasn’t for cherub then nobody would of ever of found out, so James has got to assemble a group of people who aren’t registered with a government agency in order to free them from the Turkish borders. The story sounds great, except for it was over half way through the book before the mission even started all we got in the first half was a build up to the mission which could of very easily been condensed into a few chapters. Don’t get me wrong again, the writing is amazing and I couldn’t put the book down but after reading the book and thinking what I was going to put into the review a lot of thoughts hit me all at once.

I am glad that they did include some killing and a close to be sex scene which means they can’t say that this book is for younger children anymore and have to increase the age rating for the book but still for god sake swear, if I had just shot someone in the head and I wasn’t happy about it even when I am 22 years old (a lot older than the normal character age of 10-18) I would be saying either shit or fuck.

Overall this finale was a bit of a let down especially when it says what it does on goodreads about what the book is going to be about and getting what you do. I think you should only read this book if you are wanting to finish the final cherub book and series off.

 

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