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what a let down...,
This review is from: Shadow Wave (Cherub) (Hardcover)
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.