Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Liked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)
Positives: Better than the last couple books.
Negatives: Plotholes big enough for a hammerhead shark to swim through. Typed out sound effects. So very dated.
I don't usually like funny characters, but in the case of this series, I think the funny character works best, since it's such a contrast to how dark the situation is.
I really wish the author would stop with the sound effects. I wonder if they were in the earlier books and I just hadn't noticed them? "TSEEEEWWW! The Dracon beam missed." "CRRR-UMPH! The window exploded inward!" Most of the time, the sounds don't even make sense. "CRRR-UMPH" for glass breaking?
Even though this was a better book than the last few, I'm still this close to abandoning the series and checking out fanfics instead. There are just so many issues in the books. I mean, the brainslug aliens are trying to take over the world, but there's never an attack or any other activity anywhere other than an hour or two around the town the Animorphs live in?