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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Angel by James Patterson (2 reviews)


Briana, 15          
James Patterson             
Angel                   
2011                           

            I have always enjoyed the Maximum Ride novels. As always, it is an engaging story with good humor. However, I dislike series that don't seem to end. I love seeing how stories are ended and the Maximum Ride novels need to end soon.   

Rating: 4 Better than most

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Anqi,    12    
James Patterson    
Angel    
2011   

        Angel is the seventh book in the insanely popular Maximum Ride series. I used to be a big fanatic for these books myself, up until number four, where it kind of turned into a different direction than I really wanted it to.In the first three books, Max and the Flock were survivors, hiding from scientists who had combined their human DNA with raptor DNA, causing the Flock to have wings along with other enhanced human features. And then, in number four, Max is suddenly seen saving the world, stopping pollution and apocalypse attempts, and all the while finding more about herself and the Flock. That would've been nice, if not a bit different than what I had originally been interested in, if the books had not turned out to be just like a huge run-on sentence. Plots got repeated and scrambled, the characters ran out flat, and I couldn't feel Max in any of the words James Patterson wrote. And then the romance thing between Fang, Max, and Dylan came to be. Now, I shouldn't be saying anything, because I do read a lot of romance novels, but this kind of romance just didn't feel right taking place in a Max book. I mean, it was sweet and all, but I thought James Patterson just took too much time on it. 

All in all, the latest Max book has just left me even more disappointed. I suppose next it's going to be Nudge or Iggy, or even Gasman. But I got to say, even though these books have just been a downfall for me, I still have someplace in my heart that will always remain a Maximum Ride fan, and I hope the very best for the next book.

Rating: 1 How did it ever get published?

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