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Shadow Wave (Cherub) [Paperback]

Robert Muchamore
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
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5 May 2011 CHERUB (Book 12)

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.

For official purposes, these children do not exist.

And now: a new cover look for this number one bestselling series!

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (5 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340999748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340999745
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972 and spent thirteen years working as a private investigator. He loves Arsenal and watching people fall down holes. He hates swimming and getting chased by cows. He was inspired to create the CHERUB series by his nephews' complaints about the lack of anything for them to read! The CHERUB series has now become a number one bestseller in several countries.

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Praise for books in the CHERUB series: 'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true.' (Sunday Express)

'Crackling tension and high-octane drama.' (Daily Mail)

'A really good book that you could re-read over and over again.' (Guardian)

'Pacy writing, punchy dialogue and a gripping plot, it's got it all.' (Daily Express)

'Fast-moving action ... and cool gadgets!' (The Times)

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A new cover look for the number one bestselling CHERUB series! This is the twelfth title in the series, and James Adams' last adventure ...

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting, dissapointed 17 July 2011
By Will
The book is disappointing. Most of it has nothing to do with James, instead we follow a female journalist. The book seems to obsess over the plot as if it is some master plan conclusion to the series, but in actual fact it's just about a rich man building a hotel and how some environmentalists are trying to stop him. Cherub features on the sidelines, and it's hardly Jame's final epic adventure, he barely even features in it.

Very disappointing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fitting ending, but not frantic 13 Mar 2011
By rdsnell
I am a huge fan of the CHERUB series, and purchased this book as soon as it came out, but I have to say that I felt that it is a slight let down. The plot itself is a slightly bizarre choice, and the use of a lengthy flashback which doesnt involve James at all is rather dull and mundane. The bits on campus are extremely eventful, and I feel that they are equally as enjoyable and well written as any other book in the series. I also like the bit when James finishes his mission with the Brigands which comes right at the start but after this point it all starts to go downhill. If you are expecting an action packed mission, then this may perhaps not live up to your full expectations, but it is a good ending to an immense series. It feels as if Muchamore has tried hard to give James a happy sendoff, but the result is slightly cliched and lacks depth. Ranking this book, I would sadly have to put it as my second least favourite, after Man vs Beast, but I would also add that it is a must for an CHERUB fan, and that the book reads much better on its second read than on the first.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars dissapointing 16 Feb 2011
By toolong
i love all the cherub books but this one was a great disappointment. it was like there was no proper plot. after all the thrilling cherub books this one seemed like ther was nothing left to write.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars what a let down... 9 Sep 2010
personally i couldn't wait to read the fate of james adams. what was i expecting... the biggest mission ever, pull out all the stops. what did i get... something that was limp and lifeless that at best was vaguely interesting. overall i think that muchamore has ended up writing a story that will fit the epilogue he had in mind. straight away thats back to front. you write a story to blow people away and use the epilogue to tie up loose ends. i have spent the last 3 years anticipating the endless possibilities and this is the result. fair enough it wasn't dreadful but then again it didn't grab you by the scruff of your neck and throw you into the action like we have seen numerous times before. we know he could do it, so why didn't he? the only reason i can think of for him not giving us the gung ho book we wanted is that he couldn't think of the plot but knew he had a deadline so wrote a fairly half arsed atempt. as a cherub fan i would say read it to complete the set but i will always remember his last great book to be the general.

i had always said that the weakest books in the series were the fall and brigands mc. this is worse than them by far.

i just hope the next cherub trilogy will revert back to the early cherub style of writing.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Massive let down... 23 April 2011
I have been a keen reader of the Cherub series and eagerly anticipated the release of Shadow Wave. However I found the lack of action and slow pace made it very difficult to enjoy the book. Most readers will purchase this book hoping for an exciting ending to the series. THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU GET. Very disappointing end to what would otherwise be an excellent series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Last book 24 Jun 2013
By shadiya
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This was the last book in the James Adams' series I'm very sad that this series ended I'll miss this but this book was great way to end the series and all I have to do now is read the Henderson Boys and then I've read all the Robert Muchamore books. This book kept me on the edge of my seat I couldn't stop reading the book. But I am sad to see James Adams go. By the way I am 11 and I recommend this book to 11-14 (not that it's rude) I will dearly miss the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 3 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A lot better the second read but still is not one of the best books in the series in my opinion
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not the best 17 Jan 2013
By osanti
Format:Kindle Edition
i definetly thought that th previous book was better. but it was still not the barely had anything about cherub and james in.
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Published 3 days ago by MusicFiend94
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I was never a kid who read I hated it, I would always play on a device before bed but know I read. YES this book turned a 13 year old boy who never read into someone who had to be... Read more
Published 8 days ago by C T Buckley
5.0 out of 5 stars This series of books has been fantastic - my 13 year old son has...
This series of books has been fantastic - my 13 year old son has adored them and has read at least one book in the series each week.
Published 16 days ago by Marianne Glascott
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Published 28 days ago by Perry
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid ending to a fantastic series
In my opinion, one of the best of the cherub books. Whether that be because the main protagonist James Adams was at an age that I could finally relate is questionable, however IMO,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Abbas Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars CHERUB: Shadow Wave by Robert Muchamore
CHERUB: Shadow Wave by Robert Muchamore is the twelfth and final novel in the CHERUB series and is very good.
Published 1 month ago by Keith
5.0 out of 5 stars Shadow Wave
I really enjoyed reading shadow wave, the last story with James Adams in. I think the end of his life at CHERUB was good and his last "mission" was great! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lilly Meleder
4.0 out of 5 stars decent
not as good a plot as the other CHERUB's but a good read. it could have been more interesting in plot
Published 2 months ago by Robin Sargeson
4.0 out of 5 stars CHERUB: Shadow Wave
i would recommended you to buy this book if you are into the story line of this series of cherub as i engoyed the book being based on other characters aswell as james
Published 2 months ago by Jaykay
5.0 out of 5 stars SHAMAZING
Amazing full of action and suspense sad it's the last one though :( must buy great ending to the series
Published 3 months ago by Isabelle watson
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