7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Good addition to a great series, but not the best,
This review is from: CHERUB: Mad Dogs (Paperback)
The two biggest rivals to the Alex Rider series are this Cherub series and the Jimmy Coates series by Joe Craig. Cherub started off in amazing style with The Recruit and has continued to be pure class, but has never quite reached the heights of that first book.
While staying true to its grittier roots, it has lost some of the excitement because there's a limit to what real kids can practically do.
In contrast, Alex Rider became more and more ridiculous, while the Jimmy Coates series has improved with every book by striking a balance between a real life setting and more outrageous and daring action sequences.
Mad Dogs is definitely a great read, but it's good to have all these amazing books to read and to compare the different styles. If you haven't checked out any Cherub yet you should, along with Alex Rider and Jimmy Coates. (But start with the Recruit.)