Friday, February 12, 2010

Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson

Max and the Flock are flying high over Africa, but this time they're not alone. A sky full of cargo planes accompanies the team as they bring much-needed aid to the continent's poverty stricken regions. Among the volunteers is the mission's benefactor—the mysterious billionaire, Dr. Hans Gunther-Hagen. Max is intrigued by his generosity, but there's also something about him—and his intense scrutiny of the Flock—that makes her nervous.

But Dr. Hans isn't the only puzzling thing about their trip. The Flock also receives a cryptic message from a young girl, who tells them, "The sky will fall." Max and the Flock are ready to return home, still unable to make sense of her statement. But the surprises don't end with their departure, and something unbelievably momentous shakes up the Flock—pushing Max and Fang closer than ever. Will the team be able to stick together through the chaos? 

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I've read the whole Maximum Ride series up to this point and I have to say that I'm so happy I did. It has become one of my favorite series ever. However, Fang was probably my favorite installment.

Fang is filled with action and crazy high-adrenaline situations just as much as all the other books in the series were. By that I mean that there was A LOT of it. But this one had one thing that the others were lacking: romance. In the previous five books, there are clearly more then brotherly/sisterly feelings between Max and Fang but were hardly ever acted upon. But finally, they realize that they're in love and they don't have to fight it. I, for one, was so happy that this finally happened. I felt like it was about time if not somewhat overdue.

However, Fang and Max's new relationship causes mutinous feelings for the rest of the flock. The results are surprising and make for a fast-paced, mysterious plot.

I have to admit that I am getting very attached to these characters. They feel real in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of way. Seeing a new side of Max and Fang made them deeper and more likable to me.

Overall, Fang was a quick, fast-paced read that I devoured. I'm a huge fan of this series and will continue to pick up future books. I do recommend it!

5 out of 5 stars

12 comments:

  1. I'm a huge MR fan too, though I though books 4 & 5 were the worst. I'm glad this one is better - can't wait to read it!

    (Oh, and yay for Max & Fang!)

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  2. nice post. thanks.

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  3. Yeah, she does. What kind of series would it be if the main character died?

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  4. This was the book I loved and hated the most out of the series...I laughed and cried (and yelled at it...and almost threw it at the wall). Hopefully the next books won't be so bittersweet...or bitter.

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  5. i really wanna know...but i really dont! i just dont want my favor character DIE! Does fang REALLY die in this....DOENT TELL ME! god am i confusing! lol! anyhoo, thanks for the review. its always a great feeling when you know there are ppl who just as crazy about books as you are!!! lol!!!

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  6. does fang die? 'cause some one else said he did at the end.Plus what kind of romance

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  7. Oh, no. I just received some major spoiler news. Is the double-chapter ending thing true? I'll still be purchasing the book Saturday.

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  8. On most of the previews, including the one above, it says that a young girl tells them that the sky will fall. I read the book, and I never see that. Is it in a different version, or does it just never show up? I am so confused!

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  9. I think that's just meant figuratively, like their world is crashing down around them.

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  10. I love MR I can't wait to read it!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. i have to know the ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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