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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Review: Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride Series #1) by James Patterson


where I got my copy: B&N free ebook promo
where else can you get a copy: Amazon, Borders

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 when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare—this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb—now her betrayed and greatest enemy—that her purpose is save the world—but can she?

I'm going straight ot the point. This book is not for me. I tried to really like it but I just couldn't get into it.
At first I was really excited, who are these kids? where'd they come from? the villains seems interesting... and then I got annoyed. The pace was too slow for me and the characters are lame. I'm sorry but Max, Iggy, Nudge, Fang, Gasman and Angel were just too generic and the plot was blah. Too many mysteries where thrown in it.

I did like the idea that these poor kids were scientifically engineered, 92% human and 2% avian, thus the wings in the cover. The notion that they have survived that gruesome mad scientist moment was awesome that same sentiment goes also to the Erasers (wolfman) eventhough they are terrifying creatures. But other than that I did not feel the need to rush the nearest book store and buy book 2.

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~Jennifer~ said...

It was blah, which was really disappointing. I'm a fan of James Patterson, but maybe YA isn't his thing.


Rex Robot Reviews said...

I couldn't stand this book either. Have you read my review? It is a lot like yours. Haha!

It had such good potential! The plot sounds awesome... but it was written so terribly =(

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