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Action-packed ...with LOTS of robots!
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2018
As with the first two installments in this series, I finished this quickly -- the reading level is clearly aimed at late-elementary and tween readers. It somehow managed to offer even more action than the prior volumes, though I'm grateful for the moments that allowed me a breather. It picked up immediately from Book 2's ominous cliffhanger; but here, instead of a PokemonGo take, the focus was robots -- not just giants, but sizes ranging down to that of insects.
Speaking of which, I appreciated how a newcomer brought in a presence that nearly reminded me of BB-8 from "Star Wars." Not only that, it was refreshing for me to see another introduction break the, shall we say, boy-centric tone of the series. One instance of raw, lonely despair was unexpected -- I'd almost deem it a bit risky for kid-oriented literature. Yet I welcomed it because it injected a dose of realism to all the sci-fi/fantasy goings-on.