Guardian Angel, by Robert Muchamore
Guardian Angel by Robert Muchamore marks the second book in the recent re-incarnation of the now world famous Cherub series. The only real change in this incarnation is the characters though, so anyone familiar to the “old” Cherub series is going to find this novel easy to get their teeth into. This change really was necessary, due to the age of the previous characters; thankfully – for the loyal readers- the transition was smooth and now just as popular as before.
Guardian Angel has a particular flow from the previous book, making it seem almost a “part two”; the storyline is very varied though, despite the character’s being familiar. If you have read “People’s Republic” (and enjoyed it), then I must instantly recommend this novel, to finish off the story if nothing else. Whilst the storyline continues from the previous novel, Muchamore certainly doesn’t rely on “prior knowledge” to understand or enjoy this book; all the history is explained as you go along, enough for a new reader and for refreshing the memory of loyal “Cherubists” alike. Muchamore’s writing style is inspiring, at least to me, I do not quite understand how he manages to captivate readers so much, just from the first page. Whilst this is concurrent throughout all of the Cherub series, it is refreshing to see that it hasn’t faded with time, and it does explain the gigantic number of Cherub readers.
I do recommend reading this book, especially if you particularly like the spy genre, moreso I would recommend the whole series too you if you haven’t read it.