Book Review: Animorphs #9, The Secret

Good Morning Everyone,

Today’s post is yet again a review of another great book in the Animorphs series. Back on Friday when I finished #8, I wanted more. More than I usually do. I couldn’t ignore the want, so I snatched this copy off my bookshelf and got started.

With my busy Friday and Saturday, I smoked through this book on Sunday, and I think I finally satisfied my thirst for Animorphs temporarily, enough to move on to something else for a little bit.

All right, let’s get into it!



I gave this book four and a half habitat-saving stars!


There’s something pretty weird going on in the woods behind Cassie’s house. The place where Ax and Tobias call home. It seems the Yeerks have figured out one very important thing: Andalites cannot survive without a feeding ground. Visser Three knows the “Andalite bandits” don’t feed where he does, so there can only be one other place.

Now Cassie, Marco, Jake, Rachel, Tobias, and Ax have to figure out a way to stop a bogus logging camp. Because if Visser Three finds Ax in the woods,¬†nothing¬†will stop him from finding the Animorphs…

The Review:

In this book of the Animorphs series, we are once again graced with Cassie’s POV. I have to say, I definitely think she is the most intelligent of all the Animorphs, and a part of me always connects with her more introverted side of things.

So this time around, the Animorphs have a troubling discovery. There’s a logging company out in the forest behind Cassie’s house, and it’s extremely suspicious. There are guards present, armed, and there’s a strange force field present, stopping them from investigating closer up.

This situation reeks of Yeerk, but what do they want? Why are they here specifically? And how can the Animorphs get through the force field before the Yeerks start deforesting the entire area? Can Cassie and the other Animorphs figure it out, or will this area’s ecosystem be forever shattered?

This book was really great. I mean, are you surprised at this point? For starters, Cassie is extremely thoughtful, and she tends to give issues more thought than her other team members. She’s not impulsive, and she has some serious morals, which I think earn her the best Animorph award, don’t you think?

I’m just kidding, but this book really was quite entertaining. Unlike the other books, we didn’t go to outer space, we didn’t go aboard an enemy spaceship. No, we went right to the Animorphs’ backyard, and in a way that was more terrifying than the usual plotlines we see.

If the Animorphs can’t fix this issue, it could ruin everything for several reasons. This book was quite unpredictable, and it went in a direction that I couldn’t foretell (or remember from my first time reading as a kid in the 90’s) which is great! I love it when they keep me guessing.

Action, mystery, thrills, this book had it all, and is a great continuation of the series. Definitely pick this one up!

That’s a Wrap!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!

Have you read this book before? What did you think? Do you have a book recommendation similar to this series? Feel free to share in the comments!

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