Book Review: Animorphs #15, The Escape

Good Afternoon Weekenders,

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend and relaxing a bit. I’ve been running seemingly endless errands most of the day, but I finally got time to sit down and read and finish Animorphs #15, The Escape.


This book took me a bit longer than usual due to some time constraints with work, but I still blazed through it relatively quickly.

Let’s get into the review, shall we?


Almost nothing could be as bad as finding out your mother is Visser One. The most powerful of all Vissers. The leader of the Yeerk invasion of Earth. But it happened to Marco. And even though he’s been handling it pretty well, he knew there’d come a time when he’d have to face her again. Knowing that the Yeerk in her brain had taken his mother away.

So when Marco, the other Animorphs, and Ax discover that Visser One is overseeing a secret underwater project, they know they have to check it out. But Marco’s not sure if this is a battle he’ll be able to fight….

The Review:



I gave this book five underwater morphing stars!

In this continuation of the Animorphs series, we read in Marco’s POV.

The Animorphs are exposing a rainforest-themed restaurant in the mall for exploiting parrots to sell their merchandise when Jake and Marco see Erik the Chee, their android ally.

What Erik has to say shocks them. Visser One is on a nearby island, and something is afoot, something involving another race of aliens called Leerans. Visser One being mentioned is enough to make Marco’s heart stop.

What is his controller mother doing on this island? What are Leerans? And most of all, could this be the chance he’s been waiting for to finally save her?

I absolutely loved this book! Sometimes I feel like I don’t give Marco enough credit. He’s the jokester in the group, so I usually tolerate his cheesy jokes at best. But when we’re put in his perspective, there really is a lot more to him, especially this time around.

The reader really gets a good feel for why Marco is the way he is and the emotional turmoil he’s in when Visser One is involved. I mean, this is his mom we’re talking about.

The stakes were high this time around, and the plot twists were really great and original. I definitely don’t remember this story from back when I read it as a kid, so this adventure was fresh to me and extremely interesting.

Everything was very well balanced, and I feel like each character got a decent amount of limelight to share alongside Marco.

No cons this time around. This book was kickass, full of great thrills and adventure, and I can’t wait to continue my Animorphs journey!

That’s a Wrap!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!

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