I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Mouse Watch Underwater Genres: Middle Grade
on May 4, 2021
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Bernie and Jarvis dive into one mind-blowing marine mission in this action-packed sequel to The Mouse Watch! Perfect for fans of Spy School!
You've heard of the Rescue Rangers. Now meet the Mouse Watch.
Six months after being recruited to the Mouse Watch, brave mouse Bernie and shy rat Jarvis are now officially Level One agents and are getting along like cheese and crackers! They've already completed their first successful mission, and now it’s now back to basic training with the goal of moving up the ranks in the Mouse Watch.
But more pressing matters are at hand (or rather, at paw). A mysterious radio transmission reveals that the S.S. Moon, a long-lost spy vessel, may still lie hidden under the sea. Legend has it that on board the ship is an energy source called the Milk Saucer that could save—or destroy—the planet. The Mouse Watch must get to it before it falls into the claws of their evil nemesis, R.A.T.S!
Bernie and Jarvis suit up—in scuba suits, this time—for a deep-sea mission on a submarine the size of a shark snack. As they come whisker-to-whisker with hungry sea creatures, a mercenary mouse pirate, the underwater city of Catlantis, and nefarious nemeses at every turn, the pair will have to use every ounce of their bravery and ingenuity to find the Milk Saucer first—and save the world.
Here is what I thought
Bernie and Jarvis has survived their first mission even when they were not full recruits yet, but now they are level one recruits! Bernie is bored with the mundane little jobs as she wants to do something cool, not rescue kittens out of trees! Bernie is a mouse so rescuing her enemy is not considered fun, but the Mouse Watch are there to rescue any animal in need.
Bernie and Jarvis are in the headquarters when there is a call about the London Mouse Watch facility is under attack, so the two new recruits get handed of to Chip and Dale to sort of do some very mundane things. While they are cleaning out an old (mouse) ship, they come across a transmission about the SS Moon which was a submarine that went missing like 50 years ago and its giving off coordinates to where the sub should be in the ocean. With all the other agents off in London, Bernie and Jarvis are sent on another submarine to find it because it has a very important piece of technology on it that they can’t let the R.A.T.S. get their hands on.
Bernie is so excited about this new mission but Jarvis is not so keen on it because he has a fear of water and now he has to go in a submarine. It’s not an easy trip as the R.A.T.S are on their tales and hoping to get rid of these two new recruits who thwarted their plans to take over the world (first book). They run into some interesting things while underwater. They are attacked by a shark who thinks their tiny sub is a tasty fish, get rescued by a mechanical kraken and have to visit a place called Catlantis, yes an underwater city full of cats! Bernie is not so keen on this part of the mission as she hates cats!
In this story both Bernie and Jarvis will have a chance to face their fears and become better Mouse Watch agents. I really like these little characters. Bernie, is a very brave mouse and doesn’t let a lot of things stop her (though a city full of cats about did the trick), she is a very independent mouse and that is kind of her downfall. I at times would get aggravated at her because she wasn’t being a team player. Jarvis, he is a very nerdy rat and it’s because of him being a tech wiz that he was allowed to be part of the team as they don’t normally allow rats. He is just an all around fun character and probably my favorite of the two.
If you ever watched the Rescue Rangers and loved it then you would definitely like this series. It was just a super fun and cute book and I think young readers would have fun with it.