Book Review: Animorphs #49, The Diversion

Good Morning Folks!

Friday eve is here, and I hope you’re as excited as I am about this weekend! I don’t have any plans or anything, I just want more rest and relaxation time away from work . Hang in there, the week is almost over!

Back to the post. I finished reading another book!

This time I read Animorphs #49, The Diversion by KA Applegate.

Needless to say, I never got this far in the series as a kid, so I just went in blind like usual. On to the review!



The Yeerks are finally starting to realize that the “Andalite bandits” are probably not aliens at all. That maybe they’ve been dealing with humans all along. And no one — especially the newly appointed Visser One — is happy about this revelation.

When Tobias and the other Animorphs realize that the Yeerks are about to find them, it’s by accident. But that doesn’t make the discovery any less serious. Because in a war, one side wins and one side loses…


The Review:

I gave this book four and a half stars!

This installment of the Animorphs series is in Tobias’s POV. The Animorphs learn that the Yeerks may know that they are human now, and could be tracking them down using blood samples. Springing into action, the Animorphs learn just how much danger they are in. Can they find a way to evade the Yeerks, or will they die trying?

Oh. My. GOD! This book was so great! Once I hit the 50% mark I had to finish it in one go, and afterwards I set the book down and just stared into space thinking on what I just read. That’s how great this was.

Tobias’s character was portrayed very well this time. His actions, concerns, and emotions make sense, especially with what happens a bit later in the book (I can’t tell you!). Let me just say that it is big. I also found that the other Animorphs stuck to their characters extremely well in their dialogue and reactions to the chaos around them. Rachel, Marco, Jake, Ax, Cassie, all handled extremely well.

The plot starts off seemingly simple. They think the Yeerks are on to the fact that they are indeed humans and are trying to track them using samples of their blood from previous battles. Maybe I read the blurb wrong, but the plot’s stakes totally blew me away. Things shift just under halfway (again, can’t tell you. It’s too big), and it sent chills up my spine that huge irreversible things were happening again and there was no going back. The action was there 100%, and I blazed through this book in no time because I feel that readers have been waiting for this moment in the series for a long time. And it’s finally here. It’s finally here! Let that sink in. The end of the series is coming, and it’s going to be huge!

I did notice a few small inconsistencies but other than that I have zero complaints. This book is by far one of the most memorable ones in the series, and I am more inspired than ever to finish the series. Expertly done and well worth a read.


That’s a Wrap!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!

Have you read this book before? What did you think? Do you have a book recommendation similar to this one? Feel free to share in the comments!

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