Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

"In James Patterson's blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time..." (From Goodreads)

Oh James Patterson! How could you do this to me?! You know very well that I already have an incredibly long TBR pile. And then what do you do? You go and make me invested in a bunch of teenagers with crazy names like Nudge and Fang. *sighs* Even if I wanted to stop reading with this one book (which I don't!) I can't -- you left me with so many questions at the end of this book that I simply MUST keep reading to find out the answers!!

Two quick things I want to say about this book. First, I listened to the audiobook...and it wasn't just an audiobook -- it was a Production. Evan Rachel Wood is one of the most expressive (if not the most expressive) reader I have ever listened to on a book on CD. She always had a hint of laughter in her voice that made the crazy story that much more fun. It also made you realize just how much Max loves her flock. 

It's hinted, though, that something might happen with Max and Fang...and I may be in the minority here, but I'm not a fan of that! They grew up together -- they are like brother and sister! They can't start dating! Awkward!

But, yes -- this is a cute read. Though I had my doubts around the middle whether I would stick around to see the series through, I knew by the end that I would.

1 comment :

  1. The characters are stellar; From Max to Angel, these Teenagers, tweenagers, and kids are excellent reflections of their real life counterparts to a T. And the villains, while they make you hate them, are well written. They're never so predictable, or straightforward with their plans it makes you roll your eyes. And, yes, while this book leaves some things unexplained and the story does end quite abruptly, Max convincingly shushes that with a convincing teenage comment. Highly recommended reading.