The Recruit by Robert Muchamore Review

This series is one of my all time favourites and it is a series that I keep coming back to time and time again. So this time on my reread I am going to be reviewing each and every book in the series just for fun. 

A terrorist doesn’t let strangers into 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. This 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.

Taken from Goodreads

It is probably the same for just about every single person who has ever read this series but the second I started reading this series I just wanted to be part of the CHERUB organization. I wanted to live their lives even though I know just how much danger I would be in every single second while on a mission. If anything this just goes to show how good this book was written as I personally haven’t felt this way about a series since Harry Potter.

You follow James, James is a kid who is always getting in trouble at school but is clearly clever due to the few times he actually does his work. After a horrible experience he ends up at the CHERUB camp and has his chance of becoming a spy, the book follows his journey through basic training as well as his first official mission.

You do become attached to James very quickly and want to see if he is going to make it as a spy and if he does then is he going to be able to survive his first mission. Not only that but some of the side characters are surprisingly interesting as well, which just makes the book that much better of a read.

Yes, the books characters all range from 10-13 which can be very weird to read especially when you are 10 years+ of their ages but they do grow up with the series so the next book James is going to be 14 and so on which makes the later books in the series that much easier to read. The series is 11 books long and then splits into another series where James is not the main character anymore. So this is perfect if you are looking for a slightly longer commitment but they are very quick reads as well.

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