Sunday 27 May 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Zack & Zoey's Alien Apocalypse -or- Alien Busting Ninja Adventure by M.J. Ware

Zack & Zoey's Alien Apocalypse -or- Alien Busting Ninja Adventure
Author: M.J. Ware
Genre: Children's Book / Sci-fi
Publication Date: August 13th, 2012

Book Description:
When hungry aliens begin their 'rain' of terror, break out the umbrellas—the aliens can't eat you with an umbrella shoved in their huge mouths.

Looking for yummy human tenders, Admiral Nact-bauk invades the local school. Zack and Zoey lead the counterattack armed with rulers, protractors, and dodge balls. 

They might have a chance, if Nact-bauk didn't gulp down the only teacher brave enough to stand up to him. Even worse, he forces Zoey onboard the alien vessel for dinner — along with a bucket of honey-mustard sauce.

Zack will do just about anything to save her. If Principal Blathers won't help, Zack sees no choice but to 'borrow' the principal's car. Chasing the alien saucers, he meets up with a wrinkly WWII hero who thinks he knows the alien's weakness: electric toothbrushes.

Wielding only umbrellas and battery-powered dental weapons, things look grim. Even if the pair manage to rescue Zoey, there's the small matter of escaping a spacecraft flying at over two hundred miles an hour.

Can you say, Jetpacks?

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This story follows Zack and Zoey, best friends who have to team up with their schoolmates when Aliens take over their planet. There were some really exciting and funny moments throughout this book, so I can see how it might appeal to youths who like outrageously insane stories, but it was a little too nonsensical for my liking, so I will have to pass on the rest of the series.

It started off with high energy and a lot of humour. While I thought Zoey and Zack were enjoyable characters, I'm afraid the story quickly lost its appeal.


Award: Bronze
Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars
Source: Own copy

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