Disclaimer: I received this e-book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: Secret of the Sea
Author: Malcolm Mejin
Book Series: Diary of a Rich Kid Book 3
Diversity: Asian MC and side characters
Recommended For…: children’s, sci-fi, graphic novel
Publication Date: August 2, 2021
Genre: Children’s Sci-Fi Graphic Novel
Recommended Age: 8+ (COVID and some scary moments)
Explanation of CWs: COVID is talked about in this book and there are some scary moments.
Publisher: Self Published
Synopsis: Robin and his friends’ world suddenly turns topsy-turvy when the coronavirus pandemic strikes. Being stuck at home during lockdown isn’t exactly the ideal vacation.
So when Robin gets a spectacular chance to go under the sea with his family and friends to escape the pandemic, things begin to perk up. A luxury super-submarine whisks Robin and his mates into the exciting wonders of the deep blue sea.
But the mysteries of the deep begin to unravel as they voyage into the dangerous unknown, where myths and secrets await …
Review: Another fun read by this author! I really liked this series overall, but this one was my favorite. I thought that the author did well to include the pandemic and recent occurrences in this read and I loved the messages about water pollution and how to protect yourself from the virus. I thought the character development was good and the world building was well done.
The only issue I really had with the book is that the pacing was a bit slow in some parts, but overall it was well done.
Verdict: I liked it!