Beware the Wrath of Bunny Hopper
by Lazette Gifford
(fantasy, possible YA)
Wow. Just wow. This book was so much fun. Not a super deep read (though it does touch on some deeper themes, like sexism) but just a fun romp.
I’ll be honest, I picked this one up because of the title. “The Wrath of Bunny Hopper”? It just sounds silly enough to be a fun book. And it was.
The basic set-up (which neither Bunny nor the reader knows at the start of the book, but since you find out early on I’m not worried about spoilers) is that Bunny’s dad and brothers are part of an organization which fights monsters. Bunny is not part of this group, and has a heck of a time getting any information about it. And Bunny’s mother sits at her kitchen table, ignoring the world and painting miniatures.
The plot advances when Bunny is accidentally involved in one of the fights and tries to figure out more of what’s going on. She starts noticing more and more weird things, and eventually starts to get her answers.
This is a pretty fast read, but fun, and the characters are nicely developed. I don’t expect more from this world, and it honestly works well as a stand-alone novel. For a quick read, though, it’s a bunch of fun. (I keep using that word. But trust me, it really does mean what I think it does.) Should you pick this one up? Absolutely. It could be a great beach read, or plane read, or during lunch breaks read. Definitely worth the $3.99 Amazon has the Kindle book going for.
Rating: 5 stars