Book Suggestion of the Week

It’s time for the Book Suggestion of the Week!

And don’t worry – I have plenty. I am what you would call: a bookworm.

Alright, here it is. Drum roll please!


                                                    Maximum Ride

                                                           James Patterson



Don’t be fooled by a bad cover. This is one of my favorite books ever – but I’ll get to that later (I always do in a conversation…). Here’s the description, provided by Amazon:

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 time…like 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?

Now, see, I couldn’t write a description like that. So yeah. Max and her Flock are only 98% human – how fun is that?

The writing is fast paced and has a great narrator. It’s technically science fiction, but there isn’t any of that long, boring explanations that tend to lose me. There is also a lot of butt-kicking and sarcastic comments (because we all love that).

There is a manga based off this series and a Marvel comic book (which is not at all accurate, by the way) and an official web series (which is also awful).

And, of course, the author is James Patterson – and really, what by him don’t we love?

So join the Max Ride fanclub today! I am willing to talk about it with anyone, anytime.

What books do you think I should read\review\suggest? Let me know in the comments.

-Emily Croft



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