The Revelation (Animorphs #45)
Things were already really weird. Fighting aliens. Battling to save Earth. And still trying to be normal. Marco, the other Animorphs, and Ax are almost used to it. Almost. But things are changing. The Yeerk invastion of Earth started out passively. Secretly. But now, everything seems to be stepped up. Even Marco's father is talking about some top secret project at his job....more
This book, in one word: GAMECHANGER. Long drawn-out storylines finally come to fruition, and the war takes a massive leap forward. Marco's father is on the verge of inventing Zero-space transmissions at his workplace, which places him right in the crosshairs for infestation. (This also follows nicely from #10 The Android, when his engineering work also brought him too-close to the Yeerks: the Animorphs managed to save him then, but ...more
Though she had previously only done Tobias (twice) and Jake (once), and this is her first time writing Marco, you really could not tell. If I didn’t kno ...more
This book is where you can leap back in to the main story arc quite firmly without missing a lot from the previous b ...more
Friendly reminder that Marco dies in this book. Officially. With his whole "family".
Okay officially, as in, on paper. :]
So both Marco's mom and dad knows about the Animorphs and their little hero, aww. Can he get an aww, because Marco totally deserves it. :] Visser One got killed, and Eva is back to being a regular hu ...more
A goodly portion of this will have to be under a spoiler tag because I really want to freak out about how utterly painful and marvelous and well-written and awful this book is and I can't fully do that without giving some stuff away. But outside of spoilers, this book is amazing. It shatters the world that has been so carefully built over the past 40+ books in the series and drags the Animorphs out into the light of them knowing themselves as well as the other people in their ...more
Notable moments and inconsistencies:
This book is ghostwritten by Ellen Geroux.
Marco finally expresses some semblance of sulkiness over being the only romantically single human Animorph in this book, against the backdrop of h ...more
(view spoiler)[I'm shocked that Marco is now "dead". I kept expecting it to be resolved somehow, but I do love that his dad now knows everything and that they saved his mom. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>
(I'm conflicted about my favourite aliens. Chee or Hork-Bajir?)
Marco's dad discovers zero-space; something that puts him on the Yeerk's dartboard and of course threatens the life of his family.
Ax is disgruntle that the humans had managed a huge leap in technology but he plays a part in re-assembling the device to send an SOS to the Andalites.
Visser One, the yeerk in Marco's mother is brought to tria ...more
The Revelation by Katherine Applegate
Why I read it: My book club is reading the series right now.
What I thought: The end is nigh, people, and it started with a bang! I don't want to say much more, but yeah, this is what they call a sea change, and I am all about it. :D
Good book, sad. All the losses really start to hit home from here on out, as if they hadn't before.