Thursday, November 15, 2012

Animorphs #6 - The Capture by K.A. Applegate

Title: The Capture (Animorphs #6)
Author: K.A. Applegate
Publication Date: February 1997
Length: 154 pages

When the Animorphs discover a Yeerk plot being run out of a local hospital, they make a plan to get in there and destroy a Yeerk pool. But, as always, something goes wrong, and while the plan overall goes pretty well, Jake comes out of it with a Yeerk in his head!

A lot of the rest of the book is just Jake listening to the Yeerk in his head, while the other Animorphs guard him in an attempt to starve out the Yeerk. Since this one is told from Jake's perspective, it gives a really interesting insight into the Yeerks. This is the first time we've seen anything from the perspective of a Controller.

This is my favourite of the Animorphs books so far. It's fast-paced, suspenseful, and has more Star Trek references than I've seen so far in the series. :-)

5 stars!

This book counts towards the Read Your OWN Library! Challenge (hosted by The Beauty of Eclecticism) for October. For November, my book for the challenge will be Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong. This book also counts for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.


  1. I never read the Animorphs series though I remember them well.

    1. As a kid I only read a couple of them, so I didn't really get any sense of the big story arcs. I'm thrilled to discover that I can still enjoy them as an adult! :)