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Monkeyboy: An Anki Legacies Adventure by [Thomas, S Shane]
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Length: 264 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Hanuman is one of a kind. A monkey turned person thanks to the same magic gemstones that created the powerful Anki race. His friends are not the typical human colonists either. Follow Han on a space fantasy adventure as he battles the dangerous Rakshasa who have been working in secret to overthrow the various independent communities of people on his home planet, Nibiru. One little green Monkeyboy struggles to belong among various species of people while fighting beings with powers that stretch the imagination.

Will Hanuman find his place in the universe?

Can he stop the rekindling Anki Empire?

Why do girls try to kiss him?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 617 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Adolescent Adventure 12 April 2017
By Purple Griffon - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Thomas does a good job writing a story for adolescents and young adults, The book is divided into numerous short chapters making it an excellent choice for those who read to children, as the writing is fast paced and easy to follow.

This book details the story of Hanuman, a monkey who has become as intelligent as a human by swallowing a magic stone. His interactions with other characters such as Wisp, a cloud like being with a changable physical appearance and structure was both fun and interesting. Throughout the book you will meet new characters - none of which are judgemental towards Hanuman and his friends, so its an example that everyone, no matter their background, should get along with others and see their differences as strengths rather than weaknesses. There is a mix of science fiction and fantasy, which I liked quite a bit.

I have not read Thomas's earlier work but expect if this is an example you have found a way to encourage young people to read, as this is enjoyable and easy to follow. Much of the humor is on a juvenile level, but none of it is 'mean' humor.

I received an electronic pre-publication verson of the book from the author to read and review (If I chose to, of course).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Rollicking Adventure Any Child Will Enjoy 29 March 2017
By Roxanne Smolen - Published on
Evolution takes a giant step forward when a monkey from a troop that can only say howdy eats a magic stone that increases his intelligence tenfold. He is adopted into a loving family and treated like any school-aged child. His fondest dream is to find more stones to feed to his cousins so as not to be the only monkeyboy.

He’s not the only one with such a dream, however. A radical group also searches for the magic stones with the intention of creating an army. Monkeyboy’s focus shifts from finding the stones for personal gain to finding them before they can be misused.

Monkeyboy by Shane Thomas is a rollicking adventure any child will enjoy. It’s full of juvenile humor. The pace never quits and, of course, Monkeyboy and his friends save the day.

As an adult, I enjoyed the story for other reasons. I liked that there was no stigma surrounding adoption. I liked that the adults weren’t depicted as overbearing or dismissive as is so often seen in MG fiction. The parents were supportive, understanding, and forgiving of Monkeyboy’s antics. They were protective of their children, yet included them in their excursions so they could learn outside the schoolroom.

Inventive and entertaining, Monkeyboy would make a fine bedtime story.

I was given a free Advanced Reader Copy of Monkeyboy in exchange for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All-action adventure with weird and wonderful creatures 3 April 2017
By Alex Lipitakis - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a free Advanced Reader Copy of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed.

Great to see a follow-up on the characters from Distant Origins, finding out what has happened some 10 years after the first book. (It was an inspired idea to have Distant Origins as a history text book being studied by the kids in this world!) As before, the highlight was the creativity in the imagining of the alien species, and their special powers. The character of Wisp, a cloud-like being, was wonderfully imagined. Her non-verbal communication, and that of the liberty monkey troop, were a delight. The battles were all-action martial arts fests, with the eponymous monkeyboy’s special power being well used, but I won’t spoil that here.

The group of kids form a nice tight well-bonded group. They seem to be given a little too much leeway by the adults to do whatever they want, and go off on death-defying missions, but I guess without this loose approach to parenting they would be unable to go on their amazing adventures. As a young adult adventure, I thought this worked really well, crossing over sci-fi and fantasy, giving the author immense scope to imprint his creativity on the canvas of the world. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants an escapist adventure with weird and wonderful creatures and lots of hand-to-hand combat. I’m hooked on this series, and am looking forward to the next instalment.
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable story 14 May 2017
By Amy's Bookshelf Reviews - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
What a great story for young adults! It's a fun story, filled with humor. I am fond of Thomas' storytelling ability and his way to create characters. Hanuman is no different. A monkey with more than the usual human qualities, especially when he eats a magic stone. Its a unique story and the chapters are the perfect size for children to read, or be read to. It's a great adventure for the reader, and the characters.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. ~Amy's Bookshelf Reviews