Thursday, October 14, 2010
Maximum Ride Series: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Book 3)
by James Patterson
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Comedy/Humour
“‘We will destroy you,’ the Flyboys droned. ‘You have no escape.’ That was the most imaginative, threatening thing the whitecoats had programmed these “droids” to say” –Maximum Ride
The time has arrived for Max and her winged "Flock" to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of "Re-evolution", a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race...and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them--but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, halfway across the globe from one another?
Why Read It?
I think if you've read the other two books, you'll know you have to read this one. And the ones after this. They're so fast-paced and pulse-pounding, with all the actionb, thrill, adventure and suspense with a twist of romance I don't think anyone is going to be able to put this series down.
As I’ve mentioned before the character development is not that great. However, James Patterson doesn’t have much time to squish in much of that with all the action going on and with their lives on the line all the time. However, I can pick out a few traits of each character for the most part, to me I think they’re well-developed enough, although I would appreciate sometime in the book just to get to know the characters.
Anyway, put that aside and this third instalment of the Maximum Ride series has still got me on the edge of my seat. There is so much going on! I do have to admit it’s rather overwhelming; in a good way though. If it weren’t overwhelming where would all that suspense and thrill be? (laughs).
I don’t exactly have too much else to say... But Saving the world and Extreme Sports has taken the books to a whole new level! And I wonder what the fourth will be like! I hope the author will throw in a little more romance; as long as he doesn’t get mushy.