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Animorphs: The Test

This speak: Tobias is in over his head – again! After helping to locate a missing child in the woods, Tobias ends up in a vet’s office with no way out! And it’s the Yeerks that get to him first, headed up by his old nemesis Taylor. The one-time Sub-Visser claims to be helping the Yeerk Peace Movement progress, but she needs something from Tobias and the rest of the Andalite bandits (also Ax) to make her plan work. The team decides to play along and help her tunnel underneath the Yeerk pool in order to make it all go BOOM! but something doesn’t feel quite right. Tobias can’t shake the feeling that Taylor can’t be trusted, on account of that whole torture episode, and the fact that she’s pretty noticeably cray-cray. Can the team handle Taxxon morph? Can Taylor be trusted? All that and more as we review Animorphs book 43: The Test.

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Animorphs: The Journey

This speak: Marco’s got all sorts of problems! First, there’s this camera he’s got to snatch from some dude’s apartment that just might have some pics of the team in mid-morph… The only thing standing in his way is one. Tough. Dog. That, and he can’t morph. Why not? Because of all the shrunken-down Helmacrons and Animorphs (and Ax’s!) inside his body! Huh-whaaa? That’s right, the Helmacrons are back, and the rules don’t matter anymore! Will Marco ever get the little people out of his head and find a way to delete those potentially-disastrous pix?? Find out when we review Animorphs book 42: The Journey.

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Animorphs: The Familiar

This speak: Jake is having a tough time being leader of the Animorphs (and the leader of Ax). After yet another gut-wrenching battle with the Yeerks, the team is fragmented and tormented and looking to Jake for guidance, but ol Jakey’s not in the mood. Lucky for him, when he goes to bed that night he wakes up in a world where he’s not the leader of the Animorphs anymore! BUT the world is ruled by the Yeerks and the Animorphs have long-since been defeated. Ruh-roh! Join Jake, alone and confused, as he navigates a hellish future-Earth that’s been dominated by the Yeerks, discovers which of his friends are still alive….and which ones have become controllers… All in an effort to return to the past and abort this nightmare reality. But is there a way for Jake to return to the life he knows and continue the fight? Well there’s like more than ten books left in the series, so I sure hope so! All that and more when we review Animorphs book 41: The Familiar.

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Animorphs: Megamorphs: Back to Before

This speak: Jake’s had enough. Enough of the bloody battles. Enough feeling powerless to help. Enough of being an Animorph. So naturally Crayak is all over him ready to pounce, sending in the Drode to offer Jake a way out. But of course, a deal with the devil is no deal at all, and Jake awakes to find the timelines reset and everyone’s memories wiped. And this time, on their way home from the mall one night, 5 kids don’t meet a dying alien. They don’t get the power to morph. And they don’t know they’re being invaded by Yeerks. Relive the beginning of the invasion, and really the beginning of the series, with a dangerous twist that leaves all our teens clueless to what’s going on around them. See how their lives might have played out, if things had happened differently. See what happens when they go back… to before! All that and more in our review of MEGAMORPHS #4: Back to Before!

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Animorphs: The Other

This speak: Marco witnesses what appears to be footage of an Andalite on television, sending him flying from the coop over to Ax’s scoop. With Ax’s technological advancements they’re able to replay the footage and find out exactly what they’re dealing with here…..an after-school special about the treatment of the differently-abled! But Marco, Ax, and Tobias find way more than they expected roaming the woods when they run into *A BRAND NEW ANDALITE* that wants nothing to do with them. Ol’ Gaffy the Buff Andalite is a man on a mission, struck by disaster now he’s wishin’ to find his friend Mertil in the kitchen eatin’ chicken finger lickin’. Can the Animorphs (and their own pet Andalite Ax) work together with Gafinalin to find his crippled friend Mertil? How exactly will the Yeerks clock-block them this time? And are we all really going to just forget exactly how scummy of a person Ax is revealed to be in this book? It’s like each book that expands on Andalite culture is making them out to be worse and worse. And these are supposed to be the good guys! What the hell is going on here?! All that and more in our review of Animorphs #40: The Other!

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Animorphs: The Hidden

This speak: The hunt is on…for Animorphs, that is! Cassie is enjoying normality one day when Erek busts in and gives her a new mission: Run! It seems the Yeerks have found and repaired some downed Helmacron technology, and now they are able to track the morphing energy the Animorphs emit when they use their powers. Also, the blue cube emits this energy constantly, and now it’s up to Cassie to keep it moving to evade the sudden rush of oncoming Yeerks! Her escape leads her to the Gardens where an encounter with a Cape Buffalo throws a wrench in the mission… and the poor animal gains the ability to morph! Now Cassie and the team have two problems to deal with, and it’s only a matter of time before the Yeerks close in on them and everyone’s too tired to run. Will they get away? And how will they deal with the morph-capable “buffa-human?” The answers lie in our review of Animorphs #39: The Hidden!

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Animorphs: The Arrival

This speak: During a botched mission, Andalite Aristh Aximili (and the Animorphs!) are unexpectedly aided by extra Andalites! Aximili is enthralled with the alluring Estrid, but his Animorph allies are only certainly sceptical. Aximili of course entertains his Andalite allies and adds his aid to their conspicuous cause. When the arguing Animorphs find themselves falling apart, it’s up to Aximili to crack the code on his brave brethren’s bold cold assassination attempt: their terrible target, the dreadly (amiright?) and deadly Andalite V-3! Is it Aximili’s hour of power and glory? Or will it be downfalls and death and the end of the Animorph’s story? Find out! In our review of Animorphs #38: The Arrival!

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