Book Review: Animorphs #18, The Decision
Happy Friday folks,
I’m so freaking happy it’s the end of the week!
Once I left work I felt like a weight had lifted off my shoulders. Thank goodness!
It’s about to be snowmaggedon over here in Kansas City, so I ordered two days worth of Chinese takeout. Can’t get much better than that!
Anywho, I’m stopping by because I blazed through another Animorphs book, this time, #18, The Decision.
Let’s get this review party started!
Ax and the Animorphs are about to have a huge problem. It starts when they decide to morph mosquitoes in order to slip by some unsuspecting Yeerks. It ends with them stuck in Zero-space with no idea how they got there, no way to get back to Earth…and no oxygen.
Luckily, an Andalite scout ship finds them before it’s too late. But now Ax is finally with his own people. And he doesn’t know if he ever wants to go back to Earth…
I gave this fantastic book five blood-sucking stars!
I. Loved. This. Book! It very quickly became one of my favorite so far in this series, and for good reason.
This time around, we are in Ax’s POV, one that we don’t see enough if you ask me.
Anyways, the Animorphs are moseying along when an ally uncovers a dangerous development that could once again seriously threaten humankind. True to form, our animal-morphing friends jump into action to save the day when the impossible of impossibles happen.
Remember that whole Zero Space explanation Ax gave some books ago? You know, how while in a morph, your actual body is floating around in that void? Yeah, well the Animorphs are mid morph when they’re catapulted to Zero Space in their bodies.
Luckily they’re saved, but now they’ve been thrust into the middle of a war for Leera, the home planet of our psychic squid-looking allies. Together, Ax and the others must figure a way out of this mess. Should they get involved? Can they really deal a crushing blow to the Yeerks? But most of all, does Ax even want to return to Earth when this is all over?
This book was everything to me.
It started off with some laughs, as usual. Ax always gets into trouble when in human form, and I loved the intro humor. All of the Animorphs got plenty of pagetime, so that was very well-balanced. I especially enjoyed the interactions between Jake and Ax this time around.
The plot? Oh man, the plot was so riveting! The stakes are usually quite high, but this was all-out war! I loved the taste that I got of what was really going on galaxies away where the real war was being fought. It was depressing, inspiring, and heartfelt all at the same time. The darker concepts of this series were definitely present, but that’s what made it so great.
I honestly can’t think of a single con, that’s how hooked I was.
Adventure, war, and scifi galore made this book an instant favorite, and I can’t wait to continue reading this series!
That’s a Wrap!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!
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