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Book Review: Animorphs #2 — The Visitor

This review is long overdue! By which I mean the draft for this review has been sitting since August 2011, and it is now October 2012. So. Yeah. After venting out my Animorphs feels as the depression of the relaunch possibly being canceled sinks in, I feel like I have to re-read all the books and review them and love them forever and ever and ever! ono

I just bought re-released copies of #5 and #6, so more reviews are definitely on the way! ❤

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**contains some spoilers!!**

NEW Cover for Animorphs #2 — The Visitor

When the Animorphs discover that the door in their school that leads to the Yeerk pool is closed, they turn their attention to a known Human-Controller — the assistant principal in their school, Chapman — to obtain more information and find out how to plan another attack against the Yeerks.

But Rachel notices that Melissa Chapman — who happens to be the assistant principal’s daughter — is acting strange and distant. Could she be a Controller too? How far is Rachel willing to go for this war?

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Book Review: Identical

This book is not for the faint of heart. Identical is disturbing. It features heartwarming topics such as sexual abuse, incest, underage drinking, drugs, bulimia, self-harming… yeah. As much as I love to get lost in books, I know — unless they’re based on a true story (a TRUE story, like legit true crime novels, not something fake that anyone with half a brain knows is complete bullshit…/eye twitch) — it is a work of FICTION, i.e. a work of genius birthed from someone’s creativity. I know that some people simply cannot reading heavy books about pedophiles, incest, drug abuse, etc, whether it’s too disturbing or because it hits too close to home… if you’re like this, Identical is NOT for you. This is an edgy book.

 

**contains some spoilers!!**

Cover for Identical

“Do twins begin in the womb?
Or in a better place?

Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family — on the surface. Behind the facade each sister has her own dark secret, and that’s where their differences begin.

For Kaeleigh, she’s the misplaced focus of Daddy’s love, intended for a mother whose presence on the campaign trail means absence at home. All that Raeanne sees is Daddy playing a game of favorites — and she is losing. If she has to lose, she will do it on her own terms, so she chooses drugs, alcohol, and sex.

Secrets like the ones the twins are harboring are not meant to be kept — from each other or anyone else. Pretty soon it’s obvious that neither sister can handle it alone, and one sister must step up to save the other, but the question is — who?”

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Book Review: Animorphs #1 — The Invasion

Hmm, I’m not sure what genre Animorphs is. It feels like young adult disguised as middle grade, although it’s apparently marketed as YA in the first place. Simple writing, no swearing, but very heavy stories. Regardless, Animorphs has been my favorite series for over a decade. And, as long as the relaunch goes well, I can’t wait to go through this epic series all over again!

I’ve also been working on an “I ❤ Animorphs” tribute page, which I’ll hopefully put up soon, along with the review for #2 — The Visitor. C:

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**spoiler-free!**

NEW Cover for Animorphs #1 — The Invasion

When five kids take a shortcut home from the mall through an abandoned construction site, the last thing they expect to see are flying saucers and aliens. But that’s exactly what happens; they see a dying Andalite prince stumble out of a damaged Andalite Dome ship, and he spills out chilling secrets that will change their lives forever.

Earth is under attack. A parasitic species called Yeerks — slug-like creatures who enter another living being through the ear canal to take control of their host’s body — are invading Earth, infesting humans, turning them into Controllers.

Jake, Marco, Tobias, Cassie, and Rachel are given the power to morph into any animal they touch. But will it be enough? Because the Yeerks are everywhere, and anyone can be a Controller — your teachers, your friends, even your family…

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