Series Spoilers Ahead!
4th Grade and Up
The Midnight Blade ended with a shocking twist: a long-missing villain has returned and now has an army of the dead at his command! Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk have battled the worst kind of monsters, zombies, and cosmic servants, but an endless horde of animated skeletons is next-level.
While the kids plan their next move, an unexpected threat emerges, and June gets separated from her friends, dragged miles away from Wakefield to a town overgrown with monstrous vines and never-before-seen creatures. Drawing on her post-apocalyptic survival and action skills, and with the help of some odd new companions, June attempts to make her way back home. But not before she uncovers critical information about the mysterious “Tower”…information that the future of our world may hinge upon . . .
If anyone in this series deserves their own solo story, it’s June, the most capable and hardcore member of the team. Let’s face it, when you’re the only girl living in the monster apocalypse with three middle school boys you have to be tough.
No adventure is complete without the cute, wacky, slightly annoying sidekick and Globlet fits the description to a tee. FYI, Globlet is the tiny pink creature sitting on June’s shoulder.
Along for the ride is another odd and even more annoying character, an owl-like monster who thinks he’s an expert on human behavior. The things he believes are fact are so garbled and out of left field, the whole time I’m wondering ‘where is he getting his information from?’ He reminds me of Pleakley from Lilo and Stitch, another so-called Earth expert.
I enjoyed reading from June’s point of view. The story telling style is still similar to Jack’s, except she’s a tad more serious and has a more advance vocabulary. There are many flashbacks to when she was hiding out in the school alone for those who were wondering what she was up to before Jack, Quint, and Dirk came to ‘rescue’ her.
Book 6 in the series will be coming out this Fall. I guess that makes this story Book 5 ½. I have no idea how many books there will be. I just hope the series lasts long enough for Quint and Dirk to get their own solo adventure stories and before the story starts to get dry.
For those of you who don’t know, Netflix recently premiered the second season/book 2 of The Last Kids on Earthanimated series. I binge watched all 10 episodes in one day. I even woke up early the day the show was released just so I could start watching as soon as possible. Unlike in the Book 1 movie, which stuck with the original storyline, Season 2 expands the story and the emotional growth of the characters in a way the book doesn’t. I am happy to confirm that the show will continue in Season 3 and I can’t wait to watch it.
This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about Zombies
To encourage people to put together emergency survival kits, the centers for disease control (CDC) once issued instructions on how to survive a zombie attack.