Maximum Ride: Max

Maximum Ride 5By James Patterson

This is the fifth book in the series.

Not my favorite. As I have said before the first two books were the best. This one was better than the last. This book at least had a villain and they were able to mostly defeat him. By this I mean I will not be surprised when he shows up in a later book.

On this adventure Max and the flock have to save Max’s mom. Along the way Max finally accepts her feelings for Fang and learns how to deal with them although she is still always super jealous of other girls. The only thing that bothers me is most of the time Max thinks about civilians and what not when bringing down the evil guy but this time she didn’t really seem to care, all she was focused on was her mom. As great as this series could be I don’t think they live up to the potential. Kind of disappointing.

-Taylor

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Maximum Ride: The Final Warning

 By James Patterson

This is the fourth book in this series with at least three books following. I listened to all of these by audio book and for the first two books I would sit in my car just a little longer to hear what happened next. They always kept me on my toes. Around the third book they began to almost slow down. This fourth book felt very watered-down compared to the first books.

This book starts out with Max and the gang looking for their next mission in saving the world. People high up in the government are lookinginto building a school or facility for the flock to learn at while the government studies them. The flock, always wary of people wanting to ‘study’ them, denies them and leaves. Max’s mother contacts them later claiming to have found a way for them to help save the world. They met and the next thing the flock knows they are headed to Antarctica to help research global warming. Angel gets lost in a snow storm after trying to get her very own Penguin (can’t
say I wouldn’t want one either) Max and Fang come to save her only to all be captured by some evil Frankenstein like soldier. Once the gang in bought in front of the Uber Director he reveals his plan to auction them off to as weapons for war all the while a hurricane is brewing outside. As the auction
begins and the Uber Director realizes that the flock is not so easily controlled the hurricane outside reaches category 4 and finally bursts through the windows destroying the Uber Director and his soldiers. Max and the gang stick it out through the storm and head back to Washington where Max’s mom and Jeb wait. Max ends up talking in front of the congress in the behalf of global warming and attends
the opening of a new school especially for the flock and other kids like them. In the end the voice in Max’s head comes back with more coordinates to save the world.

I don’t know if you can tell or not but I didn’t really like this book at all very much, nowhere near as good and action packed as the earlier books. Although I do plan to finish the series hopefully they will not
go downhill from here.

Your thoughts?

-Taylor