Endangered Species: Book 1 - Vaulte Kamish --I received a copy of this book through a giveaway on GoodReads--

To sum this book up in one sentence: Rather silly, kind of rough around the edges, but quite enjoyable.

"Diary of an Eco-Warrior" is written from the perspective of Trevor, a reporter who winds up on a ghost writing assignment, following Chuck Collins, a sort of Steve Irwin-esque animal lover. The characters in this book are vibrant when they're there, but at other times completely blank, sort of like a colouring book that's only have done. Sometimes, it's really bright and fun, other times it's just sort of blank. The book gets off to a relatively slow start, following Trevor around his honestly rather bland London life, before rocketing off into the sky as he goes off adventuring with Chuck. Starting with giant killer birds in the Amazon to killer goats in Tibet, to an underwater opossum that kills people by looking at it, this book bizarrely enough, ends with a cooking competition in North Korea. The manic plot of this book fits with how it feels as well. It's kind of all over the place, from psycho cats to a group of indigenous people who believe Chuck is the Six Million Dollar Man, thanks to his prosthetic leg, to a man eating his own fingers after eating bad truffles.

While this book is all over the place, it is by no means unenjoyable. The silly adventures of a our motley crew of characters are funny, and the sheer randomness of the plot is also quite fun. The one thing that sticks out to me is that this book is also supposed to raise awareness of the issues facing endangered species, and I just didn't get that vibe from this book. The plot is to jocular, and the animals so silly, it doesn't seem like anyone reading it would become actually interested in the plight of real animals just from this book, but hey, at least the tried. So, like I said in the beginning, it's silly, random fun, and if you're looking for that in a nice, easy to read package, then "Diary of an Eco-Warrior" might be for you.