Monday, 23 August 2010

Shadow Wave (Cherub) Preview and Squeeing!

I'm sooo excited for the soon to be released Shadow Wave, the latest (and hopefully not last) of the Cherub series. So, I thought I'd share the trailer and some other stuff with you.

First up, if you've not yet experienced these books, here's a summary of what they're about:

CHERUB is a division of MI5. The unusual thing about CHERUB is that all of it's agents are between the age of ten and seventeen because, well, who'd suspect a teenager of being a spy? CHERUB agents are all orphans and are trained in combat and espionage so they can infiltrate the lives of various criminals, terrorists and bad guys in general - often by befriending their children.

The books (twelve in total) mainly follow James Adams from his initial recruitment into Cherub following the death of his mother. There's also a great cast of other characters including James' sister, Lauren, his on-off girlfriend, Kerry, and my particular favourite, Dante. The thing I particularly like about the characters in the these books is that they're realistic. They drink, swear and bend the rules (the books come with a 'not suitable for younger readers' stamp). James flirts with any girl he meets despite having a girlfriend. James and Lauren argue all of the time but they're there for each other when it really matters.

The adventures in this series are fun and exciting, sometimes gritty and dangerous and again, the realism is there. These kids are well trained but they aren't superhuman. They make mistakes and get injured. Even the bad guys are normal in that they aren't evil villians who want to take over the world. There's crooks, drug dealers, eco-terrorists and gangsters to contend with and in Shadow Wave a corrupt governor.

Shadow Wave

After a tsunami causes massive devastation to a tropical island, its governor sends in the bulldozers to knock down villages, replacing them with luxury hotels.

Guarding the corrupt governor’s family isn’t James Adams’ idea of the perfect mission, especially as it’s going to be his last as a CHERUB agent. And then retired colleague Kyle Blueman comes up with an unofficial and highly dangerous plan of his own.

James must choose between loyalty to CHERUB, and loyalty to his oldest friend.

Read the opening chapter on the Cherub Campus website

Shadow Wave Trailer

Shadow Wave Preview with author Robert Muchamore

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