After enjoying my reread of the first book it is time to get into the sequel, for me in memory this one was always better than the first but let’s see if that is still true today.
Drugs, cars and guns!
Keith Moore is Europe’s biggest cocaine dealer. The police have been trying to get enough evidence to nail him for more than twenty years.
Now, four CHERUB agents are joining the hunt. Can a group of kids successfully infiltrate Keith Moore’s organisation when dozens of attempts by undercover police officers have failed?
James Adams must start at the bottom, making deliveries for small time drug dealers and getting to know the dangerous underworld they inhabit. He needs to make a big splash if he’s going to win the confidence of the man at the top.
Taken from Goodreads
The reason why I always remembered this book being better than the first is because we got our first full book mission. Yes, you do get a mission in the first book but it only takes up like 100 pages and for me that just wasnt enough. James and friends have to try and get in with a drug dealer children’s friend group to try and get him with his guard down and pass by any information to the mission handlers and MI5. This will involve James, Kerry, Kyle and Nicole being around drugs and delivering them when they are barely 13 years old.
With this book you get to see all the dangers that surround the world of drugs but also get to see a few stereotypes thrown out of the window. You get to see that it is just people who are living in a cardboard box with no teeth are buying drugs but in fact successful people who are leading normal lives are still using the stuff.
In the first book you do get to see some of the dangerous stuff that the children will have to come face to face with especially when James was rushed to hospital just in case he had chemical poisoning. That happens all over again but instead of him being around chemicals he comes face to face with a decision that is going to affect his whole love, and when you think about it when you are 13 you really shouldn’t be coming close to that sort of decision but those are the dangers of being a child spy.
This is a good book, it makes you want to keep on reading so you don’t miss a thing. Robert Muchamore makes it so that even the parts where the kids are just living normal day to day lives it is somehow interesting to read, but that might be just the excitement in me to see what dangers are coming next to James and Co.
I found it really interesting just reading about the children’s life while at home, I wanted to know more about them such as who likes who, who hates who and so on. For some reason whenever I got information like this I found it to be more interesting then the actual mission. My favourite part of the whole book is when it actually ends, this is because we get a little paragraph about some of the characters and what happens to them once the mission has ended. This is a feature I wish more books had in them but that is mainly because I don’t like being left with questions when a book ends.
This is a good sequel and makes you want to go out and buy the next book straight away so you can be part of the next adventure with James.