->''Do you recall the Animorphs? A series of books about five (later six) teenagers who are granted the ability to transform into any animal so that they can defend the earth from a body-stealing alien menace? Well, we do. That's why we're going to review them. All 64 books, from start to finish. Here we go.''

[[http://cinnamonbunzuh.blogspot.com Cinnamon Bunzuh!]] is a comedic {{review blog}} of the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series, published as instant messaging logs between the two authors, Ifi (the crazy sarcastic one), and Adam (the crazy analytic one).

The series is named after the way the character Ax pronounces "Cinnamon Bun" [[SenseFreak when he starts using a mouth for the first time]].

The site also hosts the fanfiction ''FanFic/SixDaysTheAnimorphsWereIdiots'', written by Ifi. ([[http://cinnamonbunzuh.blogspot.com/2011/11/ifis-fanfiction-chapter-one-part-one.html Link]])

They also have a twitter account, found here: [[https://twitter.com/#!/CinnamonBunzuh]]

Now concluded.

!!This review series provides examples of:

* AbortedArc: The review of "The Unknown" ends abruptly, with a fourth of the book left to go.
* AlienBlood: [[http://cinnamonbunzuh.deviantart.com/#/d4vfdgj Displayed here.]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]] Several, but most notable is probably Visser Three as the "Evil Cassie."
* {{Angrish}}: Ifi likes to do this a lot whenever something stupid happens. In the review for "The Beginning", she falls into this 5 times.
* AprilFoolsDay: On April 1, 2012, instead of an Animorph review, Cinnamon Bunzuh surprised everyone by [[http://cinnamonbunzuh.blogspot.com/2012/04/host.html releasing a review]] for Creator/StephenieMeyer's ''Literature/TheHost''. Except when one actually clicks the review, it consists of nothing but an Andalite troll smiley (Which bizarrely actually works) and a note:
-->''"This book is really long, and we are lazy. Sorry folks."''
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** From their review of "The Separation":
--->'''Ifi:''' The Animorphs take this whole thing surprisingly well.
--->'''Adam:''' Well, I mean, they've already traveled through space and time and fought aliens and cosmic horrors and went to middle school dances.
--->'''Ifi:''' Nothing impresses them anymore
** From their review of "The Exposed":
--->'''Adam:''' Suddenly I am less inclined to become the servant to an eldritch horror.
--->'''Ifi:''' No way man that's like half the fun of it.
--->'''Adam:''' And the other half is?
--->'''Ifi:''' oh you know
--->'''Ifi:''' Feasting on souls
--->'''Ifi:''' Singing into the void
--->'''Ifi:''' Getting really drunk at two in the afternoon on a Tuesday
--->'''Ifi:''' etc
* AuthorAppeal:
** Highlighted in the review of "The Decision", with marine biology and {{xenofiction}} for Adam, and [[CuteKitten cats]] for Ifi.
** Both begin to wonder if Applegate has a weird thing for skunks, since several different books feature them as THE most terrifying animals on Earth.
* AWizardDidIt:
** How the duo handwave anything that is never really explained. Often Jesus Whale replaces the wizard.
** Ifi is also fond of saying that things happened "because of reasons."
** This also lead to the following exchange:
---> '''Adam''': How the heck do they manage to drag these things so far?
---> '''Ifi''': Science!
---> '''Adam''': Well, there are few things in life that can't be solved through science of the mad variety.
* BookEnds: Courtesy of the Cinnamon Bunzuh Twitter page:
--> ''[[http://twitter.com/CinnamonBunzuh/status/262586796628647936 Y'know, it was actually in the middle of last years hurricane that we first put up CB. And now here I am reading the last book in a new one.]]''
* BrainBleach:
** Needed after Adam puts some oh so delightful thoughts into Ifi's head concerning Jake in tiger-morph and his brother Tom.
** And again, after an ever so lovely discussion about mites.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: From the review of "Megamorphs 2: In the Time of Dinosaurs", after everyone decides to go to the sunken nuclear submarine:
-->'''Ifi:''' Marco grudgingly makes everyone go save the sub
-->'''Adam:''' And now everyone has cancer
-->'''Ifi:''' And superpowers!
-->'''Adam:''' Cancer superpowers!
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: They tend to joke like this a lot.
** It actually happens 3 times in their review of "The Arrival".
---> '''Ifi:''' So the Animorphs are outnumbered approximately a bazillion to one
---> '''Ifi:''' All hope is lost!
---> '''Ifi:''' It must be Tuesday.
---> ''(Later in the review)''
---> '''Ifi:''' Everyone is tackled by Hork-Bajir and chaos ensues
---> '''Ifi:''' Must be Tuesday

---->Aloth sank to the floor. He was dead. Shot cleanly through the head.\\
By Arbat.\\
An accident?\\
No. Impossible!\\
<Retreat!> Arbat ordered, thundering past me.\\
Aloth was dead. Gonrod probably as well. Arbat was in charge.\\
My mind reeled. What could I do? The Hork-Bajir were massing for a new charge.\\
I retreated.\\
Ran. Ran with my brain replaying it again and again. Arbat had shot Aloth!\\
----Book Thirty-Eight, The Arrival

---> '''Adam:''' Must be Tuesday.
* CatUpATree: From "The Change":
--> '''Ifi''': In other news, do you know the fire companies don't rescue cats from trees anymore?
--> '''Adam''': I used to have a turtle. I could never get the fireman to come get him out of the tree either.
* ComedicSociopathy: Ifi, whose actions include, but are not limited to, setting Adam on fire.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: The duo's opinion about Marco in the review of "The Invasion". Adam even links to the page.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Played for laughs in their review of Megamorphs #3, after a passage from Tobias describing a peaceful scene at the beach where "even the slaves [...] seemed to be having a good time":
--> '''Adam''': Wait...something seems off here...Tobias is afraid of water! He hates going to the beach! C'mon Applegate, get your act together.
* CompositeCharacter: Inverted; the Chapman from "The Andalite Chronicles" is [[TheSocialDarwinist so different]] from the one in [[PapaWolf the main series]] that they conclude they must be different people (though perhaps related).
* CoolCar: [[http://cinnamonbunzuh.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4icjob Elfangor's Mustang]] is touted as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the Andalite Chronicles and the series as a whole.
* CrazyCatLady: Visser Three, according to AlternateCharacterInterpretation. Also Ifi, to an extent.
* CrystalDragonJesus: The [[SapientCetaceans overtly mystical whale that Cassie can apparently communicate with]] has been dubbed "Jesus Whale." This later extends into the idea that all whales are Jesuses, with dolphins as their disciples.
* DeadpanSnarker: The duo, usually right after the characters say or do something really dumb.
* DeathWorld: Australia is described as such. The Taxxon Homeworld too, but mostly Australia.
* {{Dissimile}}: Adam thinks this is a perfectly good simile:
--> '''Ifi''': Hilarity ensues
--> '''Ifi''': And by hilarity, I mean first degree murder
--> '''Adam''': And by first degree murder, you mean hilarity
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: From "The Escape", we have this about sharks:
--> '''Ifi''': THEIR SKIN IS TEETH
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** In many of the first 10 reviews, Adam and Ifi simply discussed the book they were reviewing, instead of going through the plot like they did in the later reviews.
** Adam also felt the need to point out that he liked bad puns in the review for "The Encounter". Later in the reviews, this would've made him CaptainObvious.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The only reason the duo could think of why the second Megamorphs book was written.
** RaptorAttack: Criticized.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Adam's reaction to the cover of "The Exposed".
--> '''Adam:''' Cephalopods!
--> '''Adam:''' <3
--> '''Adam:''' Ah, I love cephalopds.
--> '''Adam:''' Just so darn cute.
* FanArt: They've had three fan art days, and both Adam and Ifi contribute illustrations to the blog, usually of whatever new alien is featured. Adam is the illustrator among the two, and it really shows.
* {{Flanderization}}:
** Ifi's insanity, Adams love of bad puns and Ifi's annoyance at it.
** Discussed in the review of "The Weakness".
---> '''Ifi:''' Now, class, here we can see the devolution of a character.
---> '''Ifi:''' Marco, and now Rachel, are rapidly being reduced to a simplistic interpretation of their most prominent traits.
---> '''Ifi:''' From this, we can probably conclude that the author is an idiot.
---> '''Adam:''' You have this down to a science, don't you?
---> '''Ifi:''' English major.
* FlatWhat: Ifi's reaction after reading "The Capture".
--> '''Ifi:''' I have so many words.
--> '''Ifi:''' About this story.
--> '''Ifi:''' I don't even know where to start.
--> '''Adam:''' Pick one.
--> '''Ifi:''' What.
--> '''Adam:''' One of the words.
--> '''Ifi:''' That was my word. "What."
--> '''Adam:''' Can you elaborate?
--> '''Ifi:''' This book is even more screwed up than the last one. The one with the ants. Because that was over in a chapter or two. The fucked up-ness in this one lasts for 154 pages.
* FridgeLogic: [[invoked]] Many times on the blog, they question things that don't make sense.
** In the review for "The Beginning", after Caysath says that the Andalites have a treaty with the Kelbrids, despite the fact that the Kelbrid have no knowledge of them, as said by ''Caysath himself'':
---> '''Ifi:''' What
---> '''Ifi:''' what
---> '''Ifi:''' what
---> '''Ifi:''' How
---> '''Ifi:''' How do you write a treaty with them
---> '''Ifi:''' if you have no direct knowledge of them?
* GoingDownWithTheShip: Adam and Ifi are confused[=/=]horrified that none of the Andalites, bar Ax, try to escape from the ship in book #18.
-->'''Adam:''' <WE'RE NOT THE CAPTAIN!>
-->'''Adam:''' <YOU ARE NOW.>
* AGoodNameForARockBand: From the review of "The Pretender".
-->'''Adam:''' Also, "The Andalite Bandits" would make a great band name.
* HarmlessVillain: Visser Three is often described as this.
* HonorBeforeReason: Ifi and Adam point out how this applies to the Andalites a ''lot''.
-->'''Ifi:''' Andalites are weird as hell.
-->'''Adam:''' Do they have a procedure that will prevent the morphing process from regrowing it, or do they just do this on the honor system?
-->'''Ifi:''' I am going to assume honor.
* HumansAreSpecial: This trope is a frequent source of snark.
* HypocriticalHumor: From "The Escape":
-->'''Ifi''': KA Applegate had some epic chase scenes and insane battles but she is not very good at endings. In general.
-->'''Adam''': Hey, endings are tough
-->'''Ifi''': THE END
* IdiotBall[=/=]SmartBall: From Book #37, which had the Animorphs terribly {{Flanderized}} but gave Visser Three a surprising moment of {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry.
-->'''Adam:''' It seems that he is the one who ended up with all the competence in this book.
-->'''Ifi:''' It had to go somewhere.
-->'''Adam:''' The law of the conservation of competence.
-->'''Adam:''' It is science.
* IncestYayShipping[=/=]ScrewYourself: In-universe, Ifi ships Ax and Tobias-morphed-as-Ax. Keep in mind that they're also uncle and nephew.
* InsultToRocks: In the review of "The Hidden" (the one with the "buffa-human")
-->'''Adam:''' Well, when it morphs a human though, it would have a human brain
-->'''Adam:''' So it should have a greater learning capacity
-->'''Adam:''' But only when in human morph
-->'''Adam:''' So how much memory would it be able to retain between morphs, realistically speaking?
-->'''Ifi:''' I'm going to assume it would be on the same level as your average Website/{{youtube}} commenter
-->'''Adam:''' Hey, the poor creature has been through enough in this book. Let's not insult the thing to boot.
* IWantGrandkids:
-->'''Ifi:''' Hi Mrs. Cassie's Mom
-->'''Ifi:''' I'm gonna look up your name
-->'''Adam:''' Her name is "Cassie's Mom"
-->'''Adam:''' Her parents were very presumptuous about grandkids.
* {{Magitek}}: Apparently, dogs were created with "Ghost science!"
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: In the review of "The Separation", Ifi compares Nice Rachel's wimpiness to a hypothetical situation where Adam fights a rhinoceros with a "custom-made gun sword" while she waits in the Jeep, not because she's a coward, but because she realizes how dumb it would be to pay for such an impractical weapon.
-->"[[LampshadeHanging I think I've lost track of this metaphor]]."
* NerdGlasses: When portrayed, both authors are always drawn with oversized glasses.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: "Cassie is the [[Series/DoctorWho time lord]] brain surgeon child of [[CrystalDragonJesus Jesus Whale]]."
* NonIndicativeName: From the summary of "The Prophecy":
-->''There is no prophecy mentioned at any point in this book.''
* NotSoDifferent:
** The duo find Elfangor's actions in "The Andalite Chronicles" to be disturbingly similar to Visser Three's. Before he was even Visser Three!
** There's also the AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Visser Three being Cassie's EvilCounterpart due to their love of animals. [[invoked]]
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Ifi's chat lines are in pink and Adam's are in blue.
* PreviouslyOn: Adam and Ifi admit they usually skip the first couple of pages because of the recaps.
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: From the review of "Megamorphs 2: In the Time of Dinosaurs", after Adam and Ifi begin joking that the nuclear submarine exploded and killed the Animorphs, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Adam:''' So, they morph dolphins and lead the rescue workers to the submarine.
-->'''Adam:''' Which promptly explodes
-->'''Ifi:''' Wiping out all life on the west coast
-->'''Adam:''' Wow, I was not expecting them to kill off the character in a one-off book.
-->'''Adam:''' Totally caught me off guard
-->'''Ifi:''' Yeah really what sort of author kills of the entire main cast in one book, breaking the hearts of millions of children?
-->'''Adam:''' Lemony Snicket?
-->'''Ifi:''' Did that really just go right over your head.
-->'''Adam:''' Yes
* RoboSexual: Apropos to nothing:
-->'''Ifi:''' So how do you think the Chee have sex?
-->'''Adam:''' *snorts milk out of nose*
-->'''Adam:''' They are robots.
** Ifi jokes about being robosexual quite a bit throughout the blog. According to Ifi herself in the review of "The Pretender", she is, in fact, a robot.
* RunningGag:
** From Review 4 onward, JESUS WHALE pops up a lot.
** Visser Three spending weekends acquiring new morphs. And [[ExtremeOmnivore eating everything]].
** The Controller with a shotgun.
** Cassie constantly flip-flopping and being hypocritical when it comes to morphing sentient beings.
** Characters not doing anything that could possibly reduce the amount of angst they have.
** Visser Three being incapable of delegating, given that he always seems to show up in books even when it's completely unnecessary for him to do so.
** "Have some X" where X is an adjective like stupid or horrifying, followed by a quote demonstrating the adjective.
** Adam and Ifi coming up with ideas for Ifi's fanfic in the middle of reviews.
** A quote from the book being reviewed that is scary, unsettling, has adult themes, or other similar things, either preceded with or followed by [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids a reminder that this is a book series for kids]]. [[invoked]]
* SarcasticClapping: Written as "-slow clap-" but this is Ifi's reaction whenever the Animorphs do something really stupid.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** After finding out that the plot of "The Unknown" revolves around [[spoiler:an Andalite toilet]]; see AbortedArc above.
** After [[spoiler:Rachel dies]] in "The Beginning":
---> '''Ifi:''' I
---> '''Ifi:''' don't
---> '''Ifi:''' You know what? I am already done.
---> '''Adam:''' Get your tush back here.
---> '''Adam:''' We are going to finish this thing, and we are going to finish it proper.
---> '''Ifi:''' I have nothing to say that isn't a swear word
* ShapedLikeItself: In the second-to-last book review, Ifi comments that the end is looming on the horizon, "Like a...looming thing."
** From the book #4 review: "The whale was like Jesus and the sharks were like sharks eating Jesus and argh"
* ShoutOut:
** There are a lot of ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Captain Planet]]'' villians running around the 'verse, apparently.
*** Which in "The Conspiracy" somehow leads to "Captain ''Series/JerseyShore''".
** [[Franchise/PowerRangers Bulk and Skull]] apparently turn up in ''The Return.''
* SignificantBirthDate: Accidental example, but Tobias and Adam apparently share a birthday (May 25, assuming book #23 is set during the month it was released.)
* SkewedPriorities: Adam jokes that Ifi's lack of $400 worth of Animorphs merchandise shows her lack of priorities.
* SuddenlyShouting: Ifi's response to the BolivianArmyEnding of "The Beginning".
--> '''Ifi:''' Oh
--> '''Ifi:''' It
--> '''Ifi:''' it appears
--> '''Ifi:''' it appears that
--> '''Ifi:''' the author
--> '''Ifi:''' [[LeftHanging FORGOT TO FINISH WRITING THE BOOK]]
* TakeThat:
** They deliver quite a few to ''Series/HomeImprovement'' in the review of "The Reaction".
** Adam mentioned a hatred of the movie ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', although it's zigzagged in that Ifi didn't understand his hatred.
** Also to Website/YouTube commenters; see InsultToRocks above.
** When Adam compares Hork-Bajir to Utahraptors, Ifi asks if they have anything to do with Mormons. Adam shows her a picture of a Utahraptor and Ifi is horrified that [[UsefulNotes/MittRomney one of those things wants to run for President]].
* TenderTears:
** The ending to "The Solution" leaves Adam a sobbing wreck.
** And then Ifi gets a turn when she reads about how Jake wants nothing more then a normal life.
* {{Tsundere}}: Adam briefly acts like a stereotypical Tsundere when Ifi starts acting "[[KawaiiKo kawaii]]".
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: This very wiki is accused of being a Yeerk front in the review for #6.
* UnscientificScience: At the beginning of the review for the first Alternamorphs book, Adam tells Ifi that she can turn into a spaceship "through science". [[BerserkButton Much to Ifi's annoyance]], Adam then proceeds to leave.
* ValuesDissonance: Discussed in the review of "The Weakness", in which Rachel [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext hijacks a plane and crashes it through a building in order to reach a Yeerk Pool and rescue Cassie]]. Obviously, [[{{Pun}} that wouldn't fly nowadays.]] [[invoked]]
--> '''Adam:''' Well.
--> '''Ifi:''' There is no way they can keep this in the reprint.
--> '''Ifi:''' They just can't.
--> '''Adam:''' They are going to have to rewrite a third of the book from scratch.
* VoodooShark: Discussed in the review for [[http://cinnamonbunzuh.blogspot.com/2011/08/book-2-visitor.html The Visitor]].
--> '''Adam:''' They have that thing where Rachel tries to fix her haircut by morphing\\
'''Adam:''' And they resolve a plot hole by creating an even larger one\\
'''Ifi:''' Yeah I...\\
'''Ifi:''' I dunno\\
'''Ifi:''' That whole thing was just...\\
'''Ifi:''' [[FridgeLogic Raised a whole bunch of confusing questions.]]\\
'''Adam:''' You can practically see the dust as [[Creator/KAApplegate Applegate]] just sweeps the whole thing under the carpet\\
'''Ifi:''' I already stated once before that nothing about morphing makes sense.\\
'''Adam:''' [[Creator/JoeQuesada It's magic. We don't have to explain it]]\\
'''Adam:''' Oh wait\\
'''Ifi:''' Why do you have to be in your natural form to acquire? Why can't someone in a human morph use thought-speak? WHY CAN'T YOU GO FROM ONE SHAPE TO THE OTHER WITHOUT HAVING TO STOP AT HUMAN?\\
'''Adam:''' [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes]]
* WatsonianVersusDoylist: Oftentimes an attempt to make up an in-universe explanation where none is provided will occur. That line of thought will be followed with something along the lines of "Applegate forgot about it."
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Adam and Ifi like to take scary, unsettling, or adult quotes from the books, which is usually close to a reminder that this is a book series for kids. For example, this from "VISSER": [[invoked]]
--> '''Ifi:''' Edriss was a coke addict for a while.
--> '''Ifi:''' That's not even a joke.
--> '''Adam:''' Kids' book, remember?
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: In-universe, they wonder if the characters are on drugs.
--> '''Adam:''' Jake, what are you on this book?
--> '''Ifi:''' LSD
--> '''Adam:''' That's your answer to everything.
* WhatTheHellHero: Too many examples to count. Some highlights:
** In "The Capture", Ifi and Adam wonder why Jake is boiling yeerks, when he just said not to kill human hosts because each one is someone's father or brother or son.
** In "The Ultimate", when [[spoiler:Rachel's mom keeps trying to escape the Hork-Bajir camp]].
* {{Xenofiction}}: Adam and Ifi are not only fond of this in general, they basically agree that this was K.A. Applegate's underused strength, with the Chronicles and other-planet stories being some of the best books.
-->'''Ifi''': THE END