Book review: Killer T by Robert Muchamore


After reading the entire CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore, I took a look at his other books and I got drawn to Killer T mainly because it had an interesting synopsis and the book cover was quite eye catching.

Genre: Science fiction, Thriller, Dystopian Fiction

Page Count: 377


Harry is a skinny, 14-year-old that recently moved from UK to Las Vegas who is from a fairly wealthy background. He aspires to become a journalist after his late mother and always has his camera out to record something that might be possible story.

After a bomb explodes in his high school, Harry sees a great opportunity to get a major story. He is out looking for information about the bombing when he meets a girl called Charlie who was framed for the bombing.

Charlie has gone through a lot. She lives with her brother and crazy sister, who is barely at home, in a filthy, cramped trailer. After their first encounter, Harry and Charlie’s life becomes intertwined. The story follows them both through a time when illegal gene editing is growing and so is Killer T, a virus out to destroy life as we know it. Permanently.

What did I think?

At first, the book was fairly slow and it was dull however, it did speed up and the story began to come together. I enjoyed how Robert Muchamore incorporated the idea of Gene editing going out of control to the point people became zombie-like.

Some characters in the book were so infuriating and I hated Fawn so much and what she put poor Charlie through, I was very glad Charlie gave her a taste of her own medicine.

Charlie was my favourite character. She was such a strong inspirational character and it was so sweet how even during all the hard times she went through, she continued to be a strong, affectionate person.

I felt as if there could have been more to the story and it didn’t live up to the standard of the CHERUB series however I did feel a buzz of excitement and action at times but not as much as I had hoped for.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

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