Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Class A by Robert Muchamore Review

"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."

Espionage again. I guess I do go on a wild reading spree sometimes. Let's see. Oh, just look into my reading logs and research the genres. Recently, it was with the angels. Before that was... Finishing my to-read list/killing the numbers. Before that was... Fairy tale retelling. Before that was.... Greek Mythology, Persephone and Hades. And look at that! Espionage again. Perhaps, it is a strange cycle of reading sprees. Next thing, you'll know, I'm reading Greek Mythology (books based on Greek Mythology, which is totally huge as a genre).

Class A is the second book of the CHERUB series. Think of it as the little James Bond, especially with all these twelve years old and other little guys. Lauren is nine, ten? Something like that. Heck, even the main character's name starts with James. Why hasn't there been a James Bond joke by now? Oh, perhaps James Bond is in MI6, not MI5. Still, I kind of expected Bond, James Bond to appear at any second. Perhaps Jones will make the cut?

Oh, sorry guys. No spoilers. I'm kind of forgetting that.

James is charming and smart. He is the lazy guy, but he is smart. Not smart like Jason Bourne or Michael Western (he is an ex-spy, same thing). But smart enough to not get caught. Plus, his background and gift with numbers (calculator guy) helps him with some works. I'm surprised he doesn't work hard to be the best he can be. Then again, he is one of those cool kids who always fit anywhere. He can be dropped in a house of cannibals, and they would come out with him as their beloved leader. (Why does that sound so familiar? Oh, Shadow and Bone's Mel).

The plot is awesome. There are always moments when I feel like James is going to caught. Like that part when his phone died or when Keith Moore looked at him in a weird way. (Like a predator kind of way. Creeped me out). The author is really good at little things here and there like prejudice and sexual orientation.

And relationships. I can't forget that.

Overall, Class A is awesome. I can't wait to read its sequel. 

Rating: Four out of Five

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