Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fang and Angel (Maximum Ride #6, #7), (The Protectors #3, 4) by James Patterson

Fang (Maximum Ride #6) (The Protectors #3)
Angel says that Fang will be the first to die, and Angel is never wrong. Maximum Ride is used to living desperately on the run from evil forces sabotaging her quest to save the world--but nothing has ever come as close to destroying her as this horrifying prophetic message. Fang is Max's best friend, her soul mate, her partner in the leadership of her flock of winged children. A life without Fang is a life unimaginable. 
When a newly created winged boy, the magnificent Dylan, is introduced into the flock, their world is upended yet again. Raised in a lab like the others, Dylan exists for only one reason: he was designed to be Max's perfect other half. Thus unfolds a battle of perfection versus passion that terrifies, twists, and turns... and meanwhile, the apocalypse is coming.
Now this book basically opens up with some of the problems in Africa, namely getting proper medical assistance and food. It was basically limited to these problems, which might be for the best especially since very young kids may be reading it and it could be too much. However, I did wonder why kids who eat more calories to keep up their daily routine would be in such a food limited area. Still, it did also provide another scenario coming into play by another evil scientist with not too many braincells working.

I think the books since #4 have picked back up to the entertainment there was at the beginning. I also have to say that Angel bugs me from time to time and in this one, I really couldn't stand her that much. I also think that was part of the point, so I have to say it was successful. As with the other stories, this one was about survival and the introduction to a new flock member, Dylan. Max is also more emotional which I did like and so there was some growth in her character. I hope with the last 2 books looming, it continues.

I give this book 3 stars. I enjoyed it much more than I did the 2 previous despite the plot repetition within the series. This one had a lot less plot holes and it flowed much better. On to the next!

Angel (Maximum Ride #7), (The Protectors #4)
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.
Well, I was expecting to really be upset with Angel in this book, but surprise, I really enjoyed that little girl. This is still Max's story, but we also get some of Fang's side since he split again from the group. Oh and about that... I could so totally kick Fang's... uh... hiney for how he is treating Max. I don't get this development and frankly, it makes no sense. The whole Dylan angle is also a head scratcher. I will say this, the adventure is a bit different in this one as the gang is dealing with a more brain-washed cult like kids and we are uncertain who all the "bad guy" players.

I give this book 3 stars. Although the romance was confusing, I did like the introduction of the cult like kids. It gave the kids something a bit different to fight.
I received these books from the publisher, Little, Brown, and no compensation for my review was given.


  1. Was liking the sound of Fang until you mentioned the plot repetition.

  2. You are on quite the James Patterson YA kick my friend! How many more books in the series are there? I'm not loving the sound of Fang in this last book, I don't know why he's treating Max poorly, but I want in on that hiney-kicking nonetheless:)

    1. They sent me the whole series which I thought was sweet of them to do that! One more to go! :)

  3. I did not know there were so many books :)

  4. Wow, you rock this series! :D Thanks for sharing about them.

  5. Cult kids! That always makes things interesting. I can't believe you plowed through this series, hopefully it was quick and fun since none of the books were exceptional! Good grief how many books are there?

  6. Okay, if Fang is her soulmate, why did he leave her? I hate it when things like that happen! And are MG kids really ready to handle the concept of soulmates? The more you review this series the less I like it.


  7. For some reason I've only now realised that this is the same author as the author of the Alex Cross series - Doh!

  8. Hmm, not sure if I can handle the back and forth things between the lovers. I hate it when the guys leaves! GRRR


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