[Read Epub] ☫ Zak Corbin: Master of Machines ☩ Bunatime.co

A brilliant adventure for kids and adults alike. Ah A boy, his robot, and flying taxis what s not to love The adventures of Zak Corbin Master of Machines, by Tony Russo, begins fast and furiously with an epic robotic battle Russo tosses a sprinkling of mystery into the battle, just enough to get us turning the pages to know.Under the devious guidance of his imprisoned uncle, the feared Dr Elias Corbin, fifteen and three fourths years old Zak Corbin and two good friends build a Corbin robot When Zak s robot, Pogo, mistakenly follows an errant command to set Dr Corbin free, unstoppable gears are set in motion that will steamroll the world of Zak, his friends and New Futura itself Along the way, the trio learns about friendship, confidence, and responsibility.Zak struggles with everything that the typical teenager goes through frustration with his parents, self doubt, young love We feel his nervousness as he and friends bring their robot to school for the first time We applaud when the robot does well and shrink in our skin right along with Zak as the robot fails Russo manages to plush out a young teen perhaps based on his son, the original Zak that seems real and human Albeit, Zak does appear a bit over achieving and a bit of the over the top young genius to be able to construct such advanced robots, even with the help of his illustrious uncle However, I guess we could all aspire to possess such intelligence The robots are oversized, elite, and scrumptious I want one As each robot stomps and battles through New Futura, we feel the ground shake and hear the artillery whistle and explode Zak Corbin Master of the Machines is an exciting, fast paced action adventure tale that is perfect for a quick read Young adults would especially love it and identify with our hero, Zak, and his friends 8 out of 10 stars. [Read Epub] ♖ Zak Corbin: Master of Machines ♞ All Young Zak Corbin Wants Is A Robot In A Time When Nearly Everyone Has One But There Is Great Fear Of The Corbin Name Doctor Elias Corbin Was Regarded As A Famous Builder Of Robots Until He Unleashed An Attack On A Military Factory Branded A Madman And A Traitor, Zak S Uncle Was Sentenced To Spend The Rest Of His Days On Penitentiary Island When Fifteen Year Old Zak Tries To Build A Robot Of His Own, Mostly To Get The Attention Of Pretty Sopho Lisabeth Ryan, It Leads To An Adventure Of Gigantic Proportions Zak Builds One Of His Uncle S Banned Robots, Which He Dubs Pogo, And He Quickly Discovers The Machine Goes Far Beyond What Ordinary Robots Can Do But When Zak Wishes He Could Set His Uncle Free, Pogo Breaks Doctor Corbin Out Of Prison, Leading To A Confrontation With A Secret Weapon A Terrifying Giant War Machine Set In A Retro Futuristic Era, Zak Corbin Master Of Machines Is A Tale Of Family Loyalty, Pursuing The Things You Love, And Being Careful About What You Wish For Around A Robot A Breakthrough Novel Contest Semi Finalist Zak Corbin Master of Machines was a fun read Settings were described perfectly and I could easily envision the world that Zak and pals inhabit The confusion of a young man navigating his first boy girl relationship is layed out perfectly The characters of the children are well developed, but I found the adults a little lacking The story was very straight forward, and while exciting, I kept waiting for twists that didn t happen Over all a good well paced read that kept me reading and entertained I recieved this book free through the Goodreads.com first reads program. My 10 year old just finished this and he loved it Full of action and he could not put it down He said it was better that Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Percy Jackson He can t wait for the next book This was a Firstreads win, got it for my kids My oldest daughter liked this book, and my younger daughter and I read it together Considering it is geared towards boys, it was still enjoyable for all three of us. Zakary Corbin loved robots, but most teenage boys do Zak however, is the nephew of the world famous robot inventor, Dr Elias Corbin, who is in jail for a reason his parents won t tell him Zak finds out that his uncle was put in jail because he was a traitor and used his robots to destroy a factory Zak knows that his uncle couldn t be a traitor and wouldn t build evil robots and he decides to find out the truth Zak finds the plans to build one of his uncles robots called a Guardian Zak and his friends decide to build the Guardian and prove that his uncles robots are not evil, but things do not go as plannedFirst I have to say WHAT A COOL COVER The cover art is awesome There was a lot good action, excitement and cool robot stuff Mr Russo also put in a lot of humor mixed in, which I always like in a story The story itself was good and fun to read, but it wasn t as involved as I would have liked I had a bit of trouble picturing the settings in my head and I wanted a bit to the plot The characters of Zak and his friends were good characters that were fun to read about One thing I didn t like was that there was cursing throughout the book by some of the adult characters The book was written for kids older than me and cursing sometimes adds to a character s personality It was than I like I don t want any , but may not be a problem for other kids I was surprised to find out that the book takes place in the 20th century It made a cool dystopian setting NOTE I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My middle school son loved this book The story began in futuristic 1940 with a misunderstood mad scientist, Doctor Corbin, to fifteen years later with his nephew, Zak Corbin wanting to discover everything he can about this uncle who is in prison for the robots he created Zak s fascination with robots and his uncle s past bring him to create a banned robot, and Zak doesn t quite realize what he is getting himself into Won on Goodreads I finished Zak Corbin, Master of Machines this morning This afternoon, I was tasked with taking several boxes of donations to Goodwill that my wife and I put together Inside was a toaster oven, an old VCR, and a metal floor lamp The first thought that came to my mind was what is my wife thinking We could build a perfectly good robot with this stuff I really enjoyed this novel by Tony Russo From the very beginning of the book I sensed that I was in the very capable hands of a master of the science fiction genre The book is fast paced, full of great action, and interesting characters There are many great themes in the book for young readers, such as the importance of human life, following your dreams despite the obstacles, the importance of family loyalty, and discovering love based on mutual respect for a person s talents and abilities This is a great way to get younger readers interested in the science fiction genre I put the book on my son s shelf Just don t be surprised if metal things start going missing around the house when your kids start reading this book. I love finding new books that my kids will love, and sometimes you have to sift through quite a few before you find one that really captures your child s interests This was one of those books that my eight year old daughter just loved and my twelve year old son as well It left me with a little bit of a wait to get my hands on it It was great to think that she was sleeping one night only to find her flashlight on, covers over her head, and too busy reading to notice that I had walked in But, I agree with my kids this book has a lot of different aspects that separate it from some I loved how the story begins in futuristic 1940 with a misunderstood mad scientist, Doctor Corbin, to fifteen years later with his nephew, Zak Corbin wanting to discover everything he can about this uncle who is in prison for the robots he created Zak s fascination with robots and his uncle s past bring him to create a banned robot, and Zak doesn t quite realize what he is getting himself into I received Zak Corbiin Master of Machines as part of the Goodreads First Reads program.