Project Animorphs: Book #30 The Reunion

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The Reunion (Animorphs, #30)

Book 30: The Reunion

Publishing Date: June 1999

Narrator: Marco

My rating:

5 of 5 hearts

Marco discovers his mother, the host body is Visser One, is still alive. He concocts a plan to murder both of them and take out Visser Three as well. But can Marco be trusted not to be too emotionally attached to this mission?

This book is Marco’s shining light. It’s the best Marco book of the middle series in my humble opinion, because his ruthlessness really shines in this. There is a lot of internal angst, obviously, but we’re treated to a show of “I want to kill you, no, I want to save you!” coupled with how our gutsy narrator sees ‘the bright clear line’ from point A to point B, and the truth behind his ruthlessness to get there.

Marco’s not my favourite Animorph but because he continually fights to keep his emotional detachment in this novel, it is one of my favourites. We don’t necessarily learn a lot about the other characters, but we see Marco’s struggle first hand, and it’s an exciting novel to read and watch the scenes play out: particularly how Marco lays the trap for Visser Three to fall into quite neatly, even with unexpected turns.

It’s also one of the rare Animorph books that makes me cry – and yes, I do cry over everything. But the ending is powerful and still, even after 15 years, left me gobsmacked. I think I felt the emotional impact a lot more powerfully this time around because I am older and I have experienced loss, the kind of loss that Marco grieves. I have a better understanding of the struggle he’s going through with loving his mother and wanting to free her.

Join me for a review of Book #31 The Conspiracy soon!


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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6 thoughts on “Project Animorphs: Book #30 The Reunion

    1. Nemo

      Oh yeah, he is so amazing. The fact that he could pull it all off when it was about his mother is just breathtaking. I doubt I would have his strength.

  1. Lizzy's Dark Fiction

    Wow, I can’t believe you are reading this entire series! I absolutely loved the animorphs in junior high. My nephew is hooked on them too, but unfortunately it is difficult to get any book past #6 since they’re out of print. Where did you get your copy?

    1. Nemo

      Hi Lizzy, I collected the whole series when I was a child from roughly 1996-2001 (I think). I have kept the books in pretty good condition ever since. They live in a dust-proof box in my cupboard most of the time because Husband says there isn’t enough room on our bookshelves 🙁

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