Review: Maximum Ride

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

This is the YA series based on the adult books written by James Patterson (such as The Beach House). Though the characters are different, the premise is the same...6 kids against the world, challenged by the fact they are 98% human and 2% bird.

I thought this was an interesting beginning to the series, and features likeable and diverse characters from a YA standpoint, though I found the ending abrupt and REALLY open-ended...Patterson didn't even try to hide the fact that a sequel was coming.

An interesting no-quite-sci-fi read...

Note: I listened to the audio version, narrated by Evan Rachel Wood. Great voice and great musical cues make this 4-disc set a snappy listen.


Anonymous said...

I really liked this book. I keep waffling on whether I want to eat or buy the 2nd book since it's come out here recently. So far, food has won out. LOL!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't stand the first book, actually. A lot of people recommended it to me... I hated it. It was so predictable. But I checked out the sequel, and I quit at the first chapter.