Book Review: The Andalite Chronicles
How’s everything going on your Monday? Good I hope!
I’ve got another book review just for you. This time it’s The Andalite Chronicles by KA Applegate.
This book is a continuation of the Animorphs Saga and although it’s placed between books twelve and thirteen (yeah, I accidentally read this before book twelve, but I’m not sweating it), the timeline of events goes to before the Animorphs.
I went through a lot of trouble to get this book. I had to order it a total of three times to actually get my hands on it, so when it arrived in the mail, I knew I couldn’t wait long to read it.
Turns out, I blazed through this baby in just two days.
Blurb (surprisingly short this time, sorry!):
Relates the story of Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul, the Andalite war-prince responsible for creating the human animorphs on Earth.
Five Alien Race-saving stars for this book!
Nom, nom, nom, I ate this book UP! This book was just what I needed after a somewhat disappointing experience with another recent read, and I just have to say, wow!
The Andalite Chronicles was a great scifi book, full of adventure, heartache, and is a great coming-of-age story.
This book takes place before the Animorphs received their powers, centering on Elfangor as our MC. Elfangor is just a lowly Aristh along with his funny Aristh friend, Arbron.
Life sucks as an Aristh onboard the StarSword, but things get complicated when a simple check on a Skrit Na ship reveals not just human captives, but a weapon capable of destroying entire races.
Sent on a suicide mission to the Taxxon home world, can Elfangor get his hands on this weapon to save his race, or will it fall into the hands of the despicable Yeerks?
This was definitely one of the more memorable Animorphs books to date, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Elfangor is a great character. He has a lot of progression, from being a clumsy Aristh to being forced to learn a lot of lessons in a short time when his life depends on it. Much like Ax, I enjoyed the dorky way he refers to how silly human things are. It’s a great touch.
Also, Elfangor turns out to be something of a hero, which kind of reminded me of Jake. His moral compass is definitely true north, even if its a little too north at times if you ask me.
The plot was very fast paced and unpredictable, taking me places I didn’t expect it to. The Animorphs universe is vast, and we got to see some interesting foreign planets as well. That was very refreshing.
We also got some juicy tidbits of knowledge, things I can’t really share with you, but it nearly made my jaw drop when the reveals happened.
All of these factors made my experience with this book amazing, and I blazed through this thing in no time. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
That’s a Wrap!
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