First of all, I am horrified at the reasons for the one star reviews. Isn't it possible to get reviews like that (by people who have not even read the book!) removed? I went and marked them all as inappropriate, because it is unfathomable to me that people decided not only was this book not worth $1, but CubeKid should be "punished" for his impetuous and irrational choice to not offer this book as KindleUnlimited. Bah!
I didn't come across book 8 when it was not a KindleUnlimited offering, but if I had, I would have happily paid $1 for it. Geez, one-star-review-people--this is quality writing and if he wants to actually charge money for it, is that a crime? CubeKid, I'm sure those reviews get under your skin. How utterly unappreciative of all your hard work! Don't let them. They are the minority, I'm sure. I'd like to think most of your readers don't throw hissy fits.
Okay, on to the actual book and the reason for my five star rating. CubeKid was witty, engaging in his writing and grammatically sound in book 8, which is always true, but it is especially impressive this round for cranking out such a fast story (and wow, it really was fast!). As always, my kids (Katie and Ben! ;)) loved it and I enjoyed reading it to them. Any publishing houses contact you yet? I mentioned my thoughts on this in my review on book six, and I still think that your overall story arc has excellent potential to be picked up and republished (depending on copyright infringement issues), or you might just be contacted to write something else. (Are you easy for them to contact?)
Good luck, CubeKid. Steady on, and no worries--you have a gift, and it will shine through and pay off in the end. The 4.5 stars on this book is a reflection on the reviewers rather than the book, which is so interesting and unusual. Who would think so many people would get SO irate about 99 cents?