Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review for The Experiment of Professor Polgas - 4 out of 5


If you were an animal, what would you be? This is the question Blaise, Ash and Dinah unexpectedly stumble upon during the summer holidays when they enter a strange internet café and a mysterious woman asks them to take an online test to discover their inner beast. They are happy to oblige. Online tests are always fun and this one comes with its own special perks.

But what they don’t realise is that not far away, in the heart of London, a mad professor is watching them. Professor Polgas is preparing something; something that will change them forever; something that will have them on the run for their very lives …

This fantasy novel from Sarah Brownlee is a thrill ride of twists and turns, ready to surprise at every corner and sure to delight both children and adults alike.


This was fun and unique, and that's what kept me interesting in the story. I read, How the Wolf Lost Her Heart, which is quite different from this book and more to my liking, but I still enjoyed this book, and appreciated this book for what it was trying to accomplish. The writing and characters are good, and I liked the humor throughout the book. It's also fun to see the characters dealing with their new animal forms, and there are some interesting animals they turn into; some of the fun ones are a beaver, rat, mole, and centaur, and there is also wolf, bird, dog, and tiger. This book is the origin story for how the Morphers came to be, and goes into how the Morphers became part of society. Morphers are humans that can turn into an animal. In this book, Blaise, Blaise's brother Ash, and Blaise's friend Dinah, take a test to determine what their inner animals are, and at first don't think too much of the results, but when they are approached to continue the study of finding their inner animal, that's when things start getting out of control and dangerous. There is some excitement in this story, and although I do think the story moved a little slow, I was still entertained throughout the book, and I liked all the characters. Blaise was sassy and tough, and I also liked her sidekick or sorts, Dinah, she was the quieter of the two, but still fierce. The characters are rather young, most around 14 years old or so; some younger, some older, but despite their young age, I didn't feel like the story was too junior, but I think it would be fine for any age to read. I was kind of hoping for more development with the characters in the end, but I still liked the end. I would definitely like to continue this series by reading, How the Tiger Faced His Challenge, which is a continuation of the story of the characters in, How the Wolf Lost Her Heart, so on to the next!

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