Book Review: Animorphs #50, The Ultimate

Happy Friday!

Congratulations, you made it through the week! Give yourself a big pat on the back.

Today I’m stopping by again to share yet another book review.

This time I read Animorphs #50, The Ultimate by KA Applegate.

I never got this far in the series as a kid, so I dove in like usual. Here we go!



Really big trouble is an understatement these days. The war with the Yeerks is full on — and it’s definitely going to get worse. But Cassie and the other Animorphs have a lot more going on than just trying to stay alive. Now they’ve got to actively protect their families and the free Hork-Bajir. And they no longer believe they can do it alone. The Yeerks are just too powerful.

So Cassie and the others have to ask themselves a very important question: Is it time to increase their numbers? They all remember what happened with David — the Animorph gone bad. But this time do they really have a choice?


The Review:

I give this book five fantastic stars!

This time we are in Cassie’s POV, and boy are things complicated. The Animorphs have escaped the Yeerks and are taking shelter, but they’ve come to a turning point. The Yeerks simply have too much power. It may be time to even the odds, but will this work or will it just be another David situation?

Man oh man was this book phenomenal! I thought the last one was great, but this was even better. Everything worked for me and then some.

Cassie was portrayed extremely well. Being the peacemaker of the group, Cassie has always been the one to question things when they are about to step over ethical boundaries. But this war has changed all of them, and certain boundaries must be crossed. I enjoyed Cassie’s struggle and seeing her persevere through this insanely tough time. She really owned the strong support type that she’s been casted all of this time, and I’m so proud of her. The other Animorphs were on point, and I particularly liked seeing Jake going through his transition and seeing how his own boundary lines being tested is affecting him.

The plot was everything, all the feels! I’ll admit, this was my first Animorph cry. When the Animorphs made their intentions known a bit of the way through the book (can’t tell you!), I was just so happy I couldn’t help it. Each scene moved quickly, and there was tons of action and developments that made my heart race. The stakes have never been higher, and there is no going back from what our beloved characters did in this book.

I have zero complaints.

Mystery, intense joy, struggle, and plenty of plot twists made this a perfect read, and it’s easily one of my top favorites of the series. Definitely give this a read!


That’s a Wrap!

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    • Haha, oh the irony!

      Thanks friend! I know I said I’d switch up the reads, but I think I’m gonna gun through the end before reading anything else.

      Last stretch!

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