Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,

Books 56 & 57 of 2019: The Diversion (Animorphs #49), The Ultimate (Animorphs #50)

The Diversion (Animorphs #49) by "K.A. Applegate" (Lisa Harkrader)
Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Okay (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

This book got such good reviews on Goodreads, but it didn't do much for me.

With only a few books left in this 50+ book series, the war is getting closer to being full fledged. (I can't help but wonder why we didn't hit this point at book 10 instead of all the way at the end of the series.) The bad guy aliens have (finally) realized that they're fighting Earth kids, so they're going after their families. This book was all about getting the families somewhere safe.

Unfortunately, once again, the whole thing wasn't believable. Including things like a blind adult woman who apparently was completely able to live alone and had a life, who would rather die than stay blind.

So many books in this series are in the meh to bad range, and yet I still feel the series as a whole is worth reading. Strange. (Edit: After entering the year's books into Goodreads last night, I wonder if that's true? Once I'm done with the series, I'm going to see my average review for the series as a whole.)

The Ultimate (Animorphs #50) by "K.A. Applegate" (Kimberly Morris)
Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Liked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

I guess it gets to a point in any war when you wonder if your side are the good guys or not. The Yeerks are questionably the bad guys, but are the Animorphs the good guys anymore?

With only five Animorphs against the whole Yeerk army, they decided they needed more members. For surprisingly logical plot reasons, they decide the only trustworthy kids to give morphing abilities to are physically handicapped kids. Suddenly instead of just a few Animorphs, they have dozens.

Until Cassie. In probably the worst decision of this entire series, Cassie did the most stupid thing anyone has ever done. She gave the object that grants the morphing power to the Yeerks. Why? No good reason, other than "it felt like the right thing to do". Literally, she said that. I guess that must be one of the reasons why she's the least popular character in the fandom.
Tags: #49), #50), 2019 books, book review, book: the diversion (animorphs, book: the ultimate (animorphs
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