I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon by Richard Roberts
Length: 13 hours and 30 minutes
Genres: Middle Grade
Published by Curiosity Quills Press Pages: 340
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
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Also by this author: Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain (Please Don't Tell My Parents, #1), Quite Contrary
Supervillains do not merely play hooky.
True, coming back to school after a month spent fighting - and defeating - adult superheroes is a bit of a comedown for the Inscrutable Machine. When offered the chance to skip school in the most dramatic way possible, Penelope Akk can't resist. With the help of a giant spider and mysterious red goo, she builds a spaceship and flies to Jupiter.
Mutant goats. Secret human colonies. A war between three alien races with humanity as the prize. Robot overlords and evil plots. Penny and her friends find all this and more on Jupiter's moons, but what they don't find are any heroes to save the day.
Fortunately, they have an angry eleven year old and a whole lot of mad science...
Here is what I thought
Penny aka Bad Penny part of the Inscrutable Machine is getting a bit bored with school after helping save the world in the last book.
Spider needs Penny and her friends help and before Penny knows it her mad scientist skills has built a spaceship and they are on their way to Jupiter where they land on one of its moons. They find out that there is a colony of people there and in trying to be a hero she still winds up a bit of a villain when her mad scientist skills create something that doesn’t end up helping but creating mayhem instead.
Penny is starting to realize that she might not be able to control her mind when it goes into mad scientist mode and it scares her a bit. It’s a good thing she has a couple of great friends Clare and Ray to help her figure things out. She has the heart of a hero and the mind of a villain and she tries to find a balance between them both without her parents finding out she is part of the Inscrutable Machine.
It was a fun listen though maybe not as great as the first one but still enjoyable. I am curious to find out what is going to happen next for the three superhero/villains in Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen! 🙂
Recommend if you like
Middle Grade, superhero/villain type books.
I really have enjoyed Emily Woo Zeller’s narrations of this series. She really has the evil cackle of Bad Penny down pretty good and it cracks me up when she does it. 🙂
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