Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Maximum Ride: Nevermore by James Patterson

Series: Maximum Ride (bk. 8)

Genera: Sci-fi

Subjects: Genetic engineering, adventure, apocalyptic, super-humans

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 344 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

List Price: $17.99

Publisher: Little, Brown

Summary/ product description: “Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known--now combining forces in an unbeatable plot to destroy life as we know it once and for all. And this time, the enemy truly can't be stopped.
The danger mounts just as Dylan has finally worked his way into Max's heart--and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max's heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance.
In this powerful and moving finale to James Patterson's epic fantasy series, fans will finally get the answers they've been waiting for--and an ending full of shock, surprises, and the greatest conclusion you never saw coming.”

My Rating: êêêêê

My Review: I was kind of afraid to read this. There were some bad reviews and rating from people on Goodreads. And I hate reading endings. Especially to my favorite series. And this is the series that started it all for me. The first series I became truly obsessed with. The series that made me read, and write. I created so many fanart pieces and fanfiction and was so inspired by this series. Now it’s over.

Good book, okay ending. I loved this whole series, even though I felt it really should have wrapped up after book 3. Book 4 was a disaster (which I still enjoyed). Don’t be discouraged from other reviews. Read this book. It’s good. A final goodbye to Max, unless you plan to read or write fanfiction like I used to. I will miss Max’s voice, personality, and every Flock member.

It’s REALLY hard to review this books without talking about talking about what happened, and spoiling stuff, so I’m not going to try…

WARNING, From this point, the review contains spoilers:

It wasn’t a bad ending. It was the kind of ending that makes me want a spin-off series. I enjoyed every minute of this book, but I really want to see what happens after. Maybe that’s what fanfiction is for. Hope somebody  writing fanfiction off of this ending. (Why does the description of the sky make me think of the aether in Under The Never Sky?) This is not a spoiler…some body write the post-apocalyptic fanfic of Maximum Ride. I really want to read it!

I think it’s cool that they try school again. What that school the one that won the contest to be written into the book? I though some school in NYC of Chicago won. And then there’s Fang’s new gang, and then later his travel. Really, he’s in Chicago for a few pages. Awesome! And him falling into Lake Michigan, I really don’t know of any or many cliffs that are on scenic overlooks. (And I’ve travel all around the Lake Michigan shoreline) I am really happy that Fang comes back, because I was Team Fang (Fax) all the way. Dylan makes me think he’s some guardian angel created to protect Max. He’s not really the one for her no matter what they say.

Angel is the Voice and I knew it!!!!!!! It’s like duh, she’s telepathic. Of course she’s the Voice! I was kind of hoping it was God and that the Flock member were angels/Nephilim instead of bird kids and they had a purpose, like the Unearthly series (my other fav). I’m kind of wondering if the Confessions of a Murder Suspect book is about angels or a religious cult too.

The 99% Plan sounded like a religious cult…without the religion part. Really, what’s with all the mass extinction? This series is almost Dystopian now, but it’s over.

Good luck writing fanfiction. Call it The Post-Apocalytic Society of Maximum Ride. Note to self: Come up with a more creative title. A shorter one.

Cover Art Review: For once they try putting wings on the model. Sure, the model looks NOTHING like Max. Wrong hair. They still didn’t do the wings as good as I did. But they did okay for the cover of the last book. I like that it’s metallic and shiny.

~Haley G

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