Friday, April 19, 2013

Kernel's Library: The End Is Near For Maximum Ride

Maximum Ride: Angel by James Patterson Book 00087: Maximum Ride: Angel by James Patterson

- Maximum Ride: Angel

First Publication:
- 2011 by Grand Central Publishing

- Angel is the penultimate book in the Maximum Ride series, the last one is entitled Nevermore.
- Aside from Maximum Ride series, James Patterson's other books for young adults include Daniel X, Middle School, and Witch and Wizard series.
- The author's first published novel is entitled The Thomas Berryman Number, which was released after he resigned from an advertising career in 1976.
- Stephen King referred to Patterson as "a terrible writer [but he's] very successful".
- Together with co-authors, James Patterson has written more than a hundred books, and is still counting.

Awards as an Author:
- Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York
- Edgar Award
- BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year
- International Thriller of the Year award
- No. 1 The New York Times Bestseller (Adult's and Children's)
- NovelTracker’s Top-Ten Lister

This book is precious to me, Gollum-style, not only because it belongs to one of my favorite book series, but also because it was given to me as a reward for doing good on something. With too much excitement I started reading the book and was eagerly rewarded with one of the most engaging stories I've read in the series.

I seldom receive books as gifts, but every time I do I cherish it with great care.

Plot Synopsis

In the seventh book in the bestselling series, evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world, this time by providing the genetic link in speeding up the pace of evolution. Worse, they're trying to convince her that her perfect mate is Dylan, the newest addition to the flock. The problem is that, despite herself, Max is starting to believe it.

Fang travels the country collecting his own gang of evolved humans, but the two separate flocks must unite to defeat a frightening doomsday cult whose motto is Save the Planet: Kill the Humans. And this time, the true heroine, for once, might just be little Angel.

Alternate From the Mass Market Paperback

Max Ride and her best friends have always had one another's backs. No. Matter. What. Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice. But now they're up against a deadly force that's racing across the globe, and just when they need him the most--Fang is gone. He's creating his own gang that will replace everyone--including Max.

Max is heartbroken over losing Fang, her soul mate. Her closest friend. But with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, and she can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in. Max, Dylan, and the rest of their friends must soon join forces with Fang and his new gang for an explosive showdown in Paris that's unlike anything you've ever imagined . . . or read.

Grade: A-