Thursday, July 9, 2009

CHERUB: Mad Dogs (Book 8) by Robert Muchamore

Title: CHERUB: Mad Dogs
Author: Robert Muchamore
Pages: 400
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date: October 1, 2007

The British underworld is controlled by gangs. When two of them start a turf war, violence explodes on the streets.

The police need information fast, and James Adams has the contacts to infiltrate the most dangerous gang of all. He works for CHERUB.

Cherubs are trained professionals, aged between ten and seventeen. They exist because criminals never suspect that kids are spying on them.

For official purposes, these children do not exist.

I am such a spy junkie! I love this author so much!!! This is definitely one of my two favorite spy series.

I really gained insight into how some of the biggest criminal masterminds work. The way James and Bruce infiltrated the Mad Dogs was flawless and obviously well-planned. I couldn't put this book down once I started to read it. All of the pieces fit together and I wasn't able to find any plot holes whatsoever.

The writing. Muchamore's writing is impeccable. He described everything without making anything seem boring. Each detail was important.

The research. The moment that I was pulled into the gang conflict, I could tell that Muchamore certainly did his research. I learned about different models of guns and drugs and how the British underworld revolved.

The action and suspense all through out the books kept me on edge. It made me think of all the possible scenarios that Muchamore was going to throw at me. The re-readability level of this book is off the hook. I read it three times and I never got tired of it. Every time I read it, I got caught up in all of the gun shootings, pursuits, and missions. It's just THAT good.

Muchamore's style is one-of-a-kind and so is the originality and cleverness of the plot. You never know what's going to happen. It's going to leave you asking for more. A definite A+.


Anonymous,  July 9, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

Great Review! This makes me want to read the book! :DDDDDD

Becky B. @ Bibliognome July 12, 2010 at 9:08 PM  

Yeah, I agree this series is awesome and never dull, I still have to read them all.

brave chickens October 20, 2010 at 7:12 PM  

Muchamore is genius and I LOVE the CHERUB series. The last one, 'Shadow Wave' just came out!

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