February 6, 2010
Maximum Ride: School's Out--Forever
BOOK #: 6
REASON READ: James Patterson Challenge, 100+ Challenge, YA Challenge, Random Reading Challenge, RYOB Challenge (See tags or sidebar for links to challenge posts)
PUBLISHER: Hachette Book Group
GENRE: Fiction, YA, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Mystery, Action/Adventure
RATING: 4/5 Stars
I really enjoy James Patterson's Maximum Ride Series. This is the second book in the series and the books are quick reads and packed with action, mystery, and sarcasm.
I first fell for the 6 human-avian hybrids while reading While the Wind Blows and The Lake House. These are the same kids and they have still escaped a place called The School, but as Patterson points out, most of the similarities between those 2 books and the Maximum Ride Series end there.
There are currently 6 books in the Maximum Ride Series, the latest of which is Fang. Fang is one of the other avain-hybrids in "the flock," and is the same age as Max. I have entered to win an ARC of Fang and I hope I get it!
I am on to the third installment of the series right now, which is called Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports- a much more clever title than this book's. No offense Mr. Patterson.
I read also that in the movie version of Maximum Ride, Kristen Stewart is slated to play Max and Robert Pattinson is to play Fang.
Um, can we say EPIC FAIL?!?
What are they thinking? First of all, they messed up by putting Pattinson in Twilight, as he was supposed to be this other-worldly hot and beautiful, which Pattinson clearly is not. Then once again, they are going to put him and Stewart in to the roles of 2 more supposedly gorgeous and perfectly created creatures? Have they even SEEN Stewart and Pattinson?? Plus they have the Twilight director on board. Do not put them all into another franchise together. It will all roll into one big heaping ball of stupid and ruin another series of books. You won't even be able to tell the two series apart.
The movie is slated to come out this year, so I have a sinking feeling the rumor is true. Please let me know if you have heard otherwise!