Book Review: Animorphs #37, The Weakness
I hope you’re ready for the upcoming week.
I had a nice weekend and did a small road trip to a winery about 30 minutes away. It was so nice to get out of the house and breathe some fresh air for a little while.
I even managed to do some serious meal prep (I’m a total foodie).
Anywho, another great thing I got to do was read another Animorphs book. This time around it’s #37, The Weakness.
I don’t really recall this story, so I just dove in like always. I will say that I finished this in one large spurt, which was really nice. On to the review!
While Jake is away at an out-of-town wedding, Tobias discovers the place where Visser Three feeds. There is a unanimous decision to acquire cheetah morphs and run him down. But which Animorph will lead the mission in Jake’s absence?
I gave this novel four stars!
Finally, a good Animorphs book! The last few have been really disappointing to be honest, so I’m really grateful this one was better executed.
This time around we’re in Rachel’s POV (Yay, Xena!), and Jake has gone off to some wedding out of town. But when the other Animorphs discover where Visser Three is now feeding they can’t resist the temptation to take him out. The only question is, who will lead them?
Okay, so this book isn’t perfect, but there are things that I really enjoyed about it.
For starters, the plot was very entertaining. It was nice to see someone else take the reins, and Rachel’s a natural choice. There was plenty of action and craziness that kept me blazing through those pages. I like that the Animorphs finally took some initiative with some of their attacks, but we also get to see how that kind of spontaneity can backfire as well.
For the most part, the characters were done well if you ask me. Okay, yes, Rachel could have been executed better. She’s too gung ho and overly demanding even on her worst day from the previous books, so I believe if the ghostwriter would’ve reeled her in a bit this would’ve been nearly perfect. At the same time, Rachel gets to learn the stresses of being a leader and all that comes with it, and I like that that was explored.
Other characters felt fairly authentic to me. Cassie, Ax, and Marco’s interactions with Rachel were great, though Tobias’s could’ve been a smidge better. I don’t believe that Rachel would yell at Tobias when crap hit the fan because of her feelings for him.
All in all, this was a fun ride in the Animorphs universe, and I can’t wait to read the next one!
That’s a Wrap!
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