Wednesday 23 December 2020

A Dino Whisperer at the Zoo - Corinna Turner - unSPARKed Book 0.4

A Dino Whisperer at the Zoo
unSPARKed Book 0.4
Corinna Turner
Unseen Books
eISBN 9781910806555

Wow! This story packs a lot of punch. Not literally, but it came close to blows. But figuratively, wow, wow, wow. This story takes place 2 years after A Very Jurassic Christmas and 17 years after the main events in Breach. And just a few months before the first novel in the series, Drive. I loved this story, this series and all of the book from Corinna Turner that I have read. And I have read all but 2 that are published. These are great reads for tweens, teens and adults. The series feels like a mashup of Mad Max, Lost World, and Jurassic Park.

unSPARKed is a series set in a not too distant future. Dinosaurs once again roam the earth. Just because a scientist could do something, did not mean they should have done it. Most people live SPARKed, in cities with walls and electrified fences. There are two groups of people who live unSPARKed, farmers who have electric fences around their farms and live in community with their close neighbours. And Hunters who live most of the time out on the road or off road in HabVI’s Habitat Vehicles. This story focuses mainly on Josh and his ability to read and communicate with dinosaurs.  

Josh is at a Zoo fulfilling a contract. He has chosen and transported a male velociraptor so the zoo can have an extra breeding pair. The Zoo is under renovations and not all things are up to snuff. But Jose knows dinosaurs, even better than he knows people. And this is a time where his expertise is much needed. 

First the Zoo administrator is hesitant to pay up because he believes the new dino is too wild. Josh hops in the cage and hand feeds it treats. In the process scaring, startling and reassuring the staff of the quality of their purchase. While there he sees a female allosaur called Gold. The same one he saved as a chick and hand fed for a few days in A Very Jurassic Christmas. She recognises him. But he is very concerned about the quality of the pen she is being kept in. And after an accident he finds himself jumping for a second time and with no real plan other than relying on his skills and ability to read dinosaurs. 

Another great story in an excellent series. Like all of Turner’s books I have read it is both highly entertaining and was terribly enjoyable. I encourage you to pick it up and give it a try, I am certain it will not disappoint. 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Corinna Turner:
I Am Margaret Series:
0.0 The Underappreciated Virtues of Rusty Old Bicycles (A prequel)

0.5 Brothers (Prequel)
1.0 I Am Margaret
1.5 How Snakey Got His Name (Short Story)
2.0 The Three Most Wanted
3.0 Liberation
4.0 Bane's Eyes

5.0 Margo's (Attempted) Diary & Notebook
5.5 An Unexpected Guest
6.0 The Siege of Reginald Hill
6.5 Buttons (Short Story)
7.0 A Saint in the Family
I Am Margaret The Play - Fiorella de Maria

Yesterday and Tomorrow Series:

Tomorrow's Dead

unSPARKed Series:

Mandy Lamb Series:
Mandy Lamb and the Full Moon

Contributed to:
Secrets: Visible & Invisible 7 Amazing Stories - Catholic Teen Books
Gifts Visible & Invisible 8 Christmas Stories for Teens
Treasures: Visible & Invisible 8 Stories for Teens

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