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Could have been so much more
on 3 August 2014
Upon recieving this book the moment the month turned August (pre-ordered for my Kindle), I started reading the book that I had eagerly anticipated for a few months, and was disappointed when I finished the book today.
Clearly Muchamore is running out of ideas for the Cherub series, for this book has a few mistakes and too many plot holes to count; something that wasn't present in any of the previous books in the series.
The story took a twist when I expected Fay to be recruited by Cherub when something else happened to her; she's apparently 'prime Cherub material' (to quote from one of the older [better] books) although she's older than most recruits, in the Cherub series there have been several recruits of her age.
Cherub: Lone Wolf doesn't have the 'explosive punch', and uses bland language that suggests the book was written in a hurry. It is not uncommon for female characters in the book to be referred as 'he' (and vice versa).
The Epilogue that many have become accustomed to in the series has been replaced by a Prologue, of which has absolutely no connection to the Cherub series whatsoever (apart from a couple of character references) and instead seems to bear a closer resemblance to Muchamore's new series 'Rock War', which leads me to wonder whether the prologue was actually supposed to be in Cherub: Lone Wolf.
To summarize: I was forced to knock off two stars as Cherub: Lone Wolf falls far below the standards expected from the Cherub series, and has many mistakes and plot holes.
It could potentially be that I'm getting too old for the Cherub series (I'm 17), or perhaps since I received the book immediately when it was released, this many mistakes and plot holes is normal for a book this new.
At the time of this review the book had only been out for three days, and I'll re-read the book again in a couple of months when the publisher (and Robert) have had a chance to fix the book.
As of now, I recommend that you do not buy this book unless you want to be disappointed by Robert's newest addition in the Cherub series.