Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Recruit: Book review

Hello c: Book review time! I’m going to review a whole series, and that means my main focus will be on book one. So here goes!

The book first book is called The Recruit by Robert Muchamore. It’s about spies – teenager spies, and I know a lot of guys and girls alike have enjoyed reading them since they’ve been published. Including me J

The series follows James who is a troubled teen. They live on the rough end of life and he has some anger management problems. Following some events his mother dies, leaving him and his younger sister Lauren to be separated into different foster homes. Little does he know that a spy company called Cherub has their eye on him, and test him to see whether he fits the bill to join them or not.

I think all the characters here are realistic and I enjoyed this so much because it was a step up from the Alex Rider series. James talks and acts like I would expect some young teenage guys to, and yet there’s so much more to him. And although he does become this young spy he deals with a lot of problems anyone else at his age would. Missing his mother, worrying about Lauren, and of course, trying to get girls ;)

In general the missions that I’ve read so far in the story have been really interesting, and just get better in time. It’s sometimes a case of whodunit, and sometimes a case of how did they do it. But either way, I know it’s a mystery that I’m going to enjoy. That’s why I would give the series in general four out of five stars. I highly recommend it to any teenagers just hitting thirteen and above ^^

If you want to buy this book you can here!
 
Olivia-Savannah x
Disclaimer: All images are not mine and found on Pinterest. 

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good one! Will add it to my little list :') xx

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  2. I do feel tempted to read this book now!

    Love Priya

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    1. It sounds like a fun read, thanks for reviewing it:-)

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  3. Sounds like an interesting read.

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  4. There are a lot of books like this one where spy companies are recruiting teenagers, so every book like this needs to have that one thing that seperates it from other teen spy books, that makes it something different. I feel you didn't really show that element, I know this book has it, but you didn't show it. Without that, this book seems ordinary, and the blog loses it's excitement. Really don't forget that one thing when you are reviewing books like this.

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    1. Ah I will definitely need to include the element that makes clichéd plots more unique. It's sad to notice I missed it :(

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  5. I'm a fan of the Cherub book series. I love how gritty the books are compared to the other teen spy genre. I think what set the series apart from other spy novels is that the Cherubs don't use as much high tech gadgets and immerse themselves fully in whatever place they are trying to infiltrate.

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    1. Yes, I would definitely agree! In this case they take this one step further from the usually childhood read, and it makes it more exciting.

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