Book Review: Animorphs #14, The Unknown
Good Evening Horse Lovers,
I’m stopping by for another book review. This time around, it’s Animorphs #14, The Unknown.
True to form, I finished this book within a day, and there’s something gratifying about being able to do that. So let’s not waste any time and get right into the knitty gritty!
There’s a new rumor in town. Someone has discovered an item that proves life on other planets exists. And they’ve been hiding it on a base called Zone 91. The Most Secret Place On Earth.
Cassie, the other Animorphs, and Ax already know about life on other planets. Too well. They also realize the Yeerks will try to access Zone 91 to find out if what’s there will threaten their mission. So the Animorphs decide to pay Zone 91 and the Yeerks a little visit. But what they discover is not at all what they expect.
I gave this book four galloping stars.
Following the high from #13, I should have known to expect a little bit less out of this one. There’s a whopping 54 books in this series (not counting the special in between ones), and not all of them can be winners, but this one fell a little bit short of my expectations.
This time around, we followed the Animorphs’ journey in Cassie’s POV. I love Cassie’s character for many reasons. She’s intelligent, a woman of color, and speaks her mind. That doesn’t change in this installment.
This time around, something is up with some nearby horses. Something that seems a little… odd. When Cassie’s dad gets a call from a lady named Crazy Helen about horses acting strange in the area known as the Drylands, Cassie and Rachel come along.
However, when they get there they get a lot more than they bargained for. Once again, it appears the Yeerks are up to something. But what is afoot? Could it have to do with the nearby Zone 91 that people say is a coverup for alien activity decades ago?
There were some great pros to this book. For starters, Cassie’s POV. It’s never very disappointing. Though she is young, she’s a quick study and asks the right questions when it comes down to it.
Also, most of this bookish journey including all of the Animorphs, so it was nice that things were balanced.
The concept was, as always, intriguing.
However, that’s where things went a little south. The reader spends a lot of time with the plot developing only to get very little in return by the end of the book. We’ve come to expect some crazy antics, but this one just didn’t have nearly as much flare as the others did. It just kind of fell a bit flat.
Yes, we do have adventure. Was it entertaining? Of course! Did it flow? You betcha! But was it memorable? Mmm, probably not so much. That’s why this time around I ended with a four rating, and honestly it probably deserves a slight bit less than that, but I don’t rate in quarter stars.
Ultimately, this is a decent continuing of this series, entertaining and thrilling as always, just don’t expect the world out of this one.
That’s a Wrap!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!
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