Book Review: Angel by James Patterson

A Maximum Ride #7
Author: James Patterson
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction
Released: February 7th 2012 (Deluxe Limited Edition)
Review Source: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Max Ride and her best friends have always had one another's backs. No. Matter. What. Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice. But now they're up against a deadly force that's racing across the globe, and just when they need him the most--Fang is gone. He's creating his own gang that will replace everyone--including Max.

Max is heartbroken over losing Fang, her soul mate. Her closest friend. But with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, and she can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in. Max, Dylan, and the rest of their friends must soon join forces with Fang and his new gang for an explosive showdown in Paris that's unlike anything you've ever imagined . . . or read.

James Patterson is one of the most famous authors who is continuously able to produce amazing novels by the bucket load. In the Maximum Ride series Mr. Patterson uses his witty and humorous dialogue combined with fast paced action to create a trend setting young adult series. In the seventh installment, Angel, Patterson portrays the old saying of “If ain't broke, don’t fix it” with Angel feeling like other books in the series. While in most cases this would be a negative, the author uses it to his advantage, making the book just as entertaining as the one before. What Angel does is take that well used formula and broadens it into something richer.

In Angel we find Max reeling from the lost of her best pal and soul mate Fang who has decided to start his own flock of mutant kids. As always though there is no time for relaxation and our heroine is thrown another apocalyptic problem. New characters are brought in and some secrets of the past are somewhat revealed. While Angel is a very fast paced and entertaining book there are points where the flow of the book starts to get repetitive to a point where you can quickly predict how a character will react to certain situations. Despite this, James Patterson has once again added a great addition to the Maximum ride series. Nevermore, The final Maximum Ride Adventure installment is due out in Aug. So there is plenty of time to catch on a great series if you haven’t started.


On August 6, 2012, James Patterson’s #1 New York Times bestselling Maximum Ride will come to an end. After seven dramatic, spellbinding, can’t-put-them-down books, Max Ride and her flock will make their explosive and dramatic last stand – and the stakes have never been higher – in NEVERMORE.

The apocalyptic ending is top-secret, leaving the series’ hoards of anxious and passionate fans raving about the Max and the flock. In the meantime, I would be happy to provide you with copies of the series – including THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, which introduced Maximum Ride, an incredible young woman destined to save the world – for you to be up-to-date on the series and also to promote the exciting upcoming finale.

Who is Maximum Ride? She and her “flock” – Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, and Angel – are kids with a special gift: because of a government experiment, they can fly.

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  1. Just got this but I feel like I now have to go back and read all of the books again. Hi, I'm new here :)

  2. I want to read this series so bad!


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