James Patterson's bestselling Maximum Ride series is back . . . and Max and her flock are ready for their most daring rescue mission yet.
Someone -- or something -- is decimating ships and sea life off Hawaii's coast, and Max and her flock find themselves sucked into the Navy's top-secret investigation of the catastrophe. Their objective: Rescue Max's activist mom from a wicked subterranean enemy. The hitch: They must dive deep into dark waters, where gruesome evil dwells . . . and for high-flying Maximum Ride, could there be anything more terrifying than being trapped in the great abyss?
With high-flying thrills, this soaring adventure takes Maximum Ride and the Flock into terrifying new territory -- fans, hold your breath!
The fifth entry in Patterson's all-ages Maximum Ride fantasy/thriller series finds the teenaged title character facing her greatest challenge yet. Max, leading her flock of virtually indestructible part-human/part-bird hybrids, must rescue her human mom, kidnapped by a criminal mastermind with an elaborate plan to wreak worldwide ecological catastrophe. But in order to rescue her, 14-year-old Max and the five younger members of her flock (genetically developed by an environmental group) must team up with the U.S. Navy to determine why millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii. All this, and Max is falling in love, too. Patterson doesn't spend much time on character development, opting to propel his wild story with quick action scenes, plenty of dialogue and chapters seldom longer than three or four pages; unfortunately, though, life-and-death situations are often solved by implausible plot turns. Max narrates with a precocious, snarky voice, but makes it relatively easy to jump into her complicated tale midstream. Not surprisingly, the open-ended conclusion begs for a follow-up; it's also little wonder that a movie franchise is in the works.
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This one was great, but not the best in the series
I LOVE THESE BOOKS, but I didn’t like this book AS. much..... it took me 3 days to read it, and it usually only takes me 1 or 2 because this book was slower than the others... BUT I STILL LOVED IT
ALSO FOR U FANS, WOULDNT IT BE GREAT IF WE HAD A MAXIMUM RIDE TV SHOW?!??????!!!!???? LIKE ONE BOOK FOR SEASON!!!!
These Books are just plain amazing!!!!!
I love all the Maximum ride books and would read them forever!!! Just this one book was a little off topic. Not sure but I still love it!!!! #MaximumRide
Really, a great book!
There were times when it slowed down so much so that I skipped through some pages. (Sorry James Patterson). But it was still AMAZINGLY good! Max X Fang FOREVER!!!!!😆😍😁