Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: January 1, 2009
Edition: Paperback (309 pages)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Review: It's okay.
Tagline: If she lives, the planet lives. It's that simple.
Series: Maximum Ride #5
Main Character: Maximum Ride, of course
Maximum Ride and the other members of the flock have barely recovered from their last Arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone--or something--is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.In Max by James Patterson, we once again meet up with Maximum Ride and the rest of her gang. This time, Max's mother is taken by Mr. Chu. Max and the gang must try to find out where her mother is as well as what the monstrous creature is that lurks in the water. Max and Fang begin to grow closer as well.
While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefully tracked by Mr. Chu--a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu's army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?
Max was pretty good. It wasn't my favorite out of the series, but I did enjoy it. I really enjoyed the Max and Fang parts. It's kind of funny though because whenever they get a moment alone together something bad has to happen. It's almost as if it's a sign saying that they aren't meant to be together. I really hope I didn't just jinx that.
The gang is just as funny as ever. They always have the funniest remarks whenever someone says something about them, especially Max. She knows what she wants and she has her own way of getting it. Another great aspect of this novel was the fact that the flock developed more powers. You'd think that they would be done developing powers, but apparently they are always evolving. It's really enjoyable when they get new powers because they act so surprised!
I can't wait to finally read Fang!