Rainer Maria Rilke

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Angelic Indeed

Maximum Ride #7:  Angel by James Patterson


This is a book series I have been following for years, but it is definitely worth the wait. 

This basic synopsis for the series is this:  Evil scientist experimented on creating a human/animal hybrid.  They kept a group of children in cages to experiment on until these kids escaped, determined not to be used as a weapon.  Maximum Ride, or Max, is the leader of this gang that includes Fang, Gasman, Izzie and other lovable characters including Angel, the youngest, creepiest, and most unknown entity.  In previous installments, Max and the gang have saved the world together but their happy family starts to fracture when Max and Fang can't keep their romantic tension under control.  Their relationship is just too explosive.  What makes the romance even tougher is the introduction of a character named Dylan, a hybrid who was created to be the perfect match for Max.  It's hard to compete with someone else's soul mate, even a manufactured one.  Fang and Max have to bring their two tribes together to conquer an unknown enemy.

This series is the perfect example of the enigma that is James Patterson.  When he wants to (alone!!), he can write a book that can blow your mind.  Then, he turns into a complete sell-out and just slaps his name on some crap someone else writes.  This one is the first kind of Patterson, the true Patterson genius.  I absolutely love this series, from its short chapters to its scathing comebacks to an impossible love triangle and so much more.

The ending, of course, means I'll come back for more.

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