Review for Travis Daventhorpe For the Win!
I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.
A big thank you to the author for allowing me to read the book! I had a lot of fun~
😍 Travis was such a fun character! A lot of people know from my other reviews + Goodreads updates that I am often not a fan of geniuses. Because they are annoying, frustrating, act like they know everything better. But here is Travis. He is pretty dang smart (I mean, I dare you to make a fully working robot that can talk to you, lie, and sword fight like the best), but he doesn’t spread it around. He just comes across as a normal kid. An awkward kid even. Haha. I just had such a laugh at him trying to make friends with the new girl and it was just so awkward. But he tried! I also loved that he tried to do the sword-fighting, but hey, I don’t blame him for his alternative idea. I would have chosen the same!
😍 Juniper! I loved her purple hair and loved that she likes pink, but not in a girly way, but in the kick-ass way. If that makes sense. I love that she is very good at engineering and that she kicks some major butt.
😍 Bobby and Carl and the Compsognathus! At the farm there is a big black hole and I just loved that we got to see the peeps who lived there and see them adopt that dinosaur. Bobby named him Walter. 😆
😍 That Travis his birthmark is apparently not just a birthmark but instead is the mark of a chosen one! Yep. Apparently a lot happened and a sword (and one of the protectors) went to Earth to find the chosen one.
😍 Bela! He was an interesting character, a bit too stoic at times and I just laughed how he tried to make sense of Earth, but just wasn’t always able to.
😍 The big bad guy and the Rogue who helps him. I had a sus about the Rogue when the Science Fair happened.
😍 The big dinosaur at the Science Fair. SOOO COOL! I mean, I love dinosaurs, so not only did I get a pretty cool compsy, but we also got a big Cyborg T-rex and I was totally sold. I need one of my own, well, one with blue eyes preferably.
😍 The stats we get with each new character (and dinosaur). I loved the little details, and I laughed so hard when the special attack of the T-rex was: “Don’t Wanna Find Out!” Oh snap!
😍 The illustrations are just a delight! They really make the story come to life, and I just love the style and how well it fits with it all.
😍 The parents, oh boy, I can imagine they are stressing out, I would do the same if my kid likes robotics a bit too much and then oh yes, also picks up “fencing”.
😍 Oh, how could I almost forget, Travbot!! Travbot was such a fun character, not like a lot of the robots one sees in books. Travbot was sweet and so cool! I loved how friendly they were with Travis and how they felt very human.
😍 Butlerbot! I definitely need to know when and how that one was created!
😍 The ending, OOHHHH EXCITING!
😕 The bullying. That was truly the only thing I was just NOT a fan of in the entire book.
But all in all, I need more! I want to know more about the bad guy, if Travis (and Juniper) can save the world (+ other worlds), if Travis will be able to do sword fighting or if he will find a creative way again. This was fab, and I would recommend it.