Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nevermore by James Patterson

Genre: science fiction
Series and Book #: The Maximum Ride Series #8
Pages: 384

One last chance...
For Max, Fang, and Dylan...
before it all ends.
Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because THIS IS IT. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.
Yep. It's done.
Final installment of Maximum Ride. Expected to bring back the better times of the series. The wonderful action scenes and the gasp-inducing shockers. But...NOPE. I mean, yes, there was the omnipresent action because it's Maximum Ride, and the series could not function without some kind of kick-butt fights. But it wasn't as excited as usual. And the shockers weren't shocking. And the end was...less than great. But, dang it, I'm going to miss this series.
Maximum Ride is a unique character that had taken a spot at the Top Ten heroines one should know something about. It's not everyday an author writes a story about bird kids who are trying to save the world and also avoid being captured by mad scientists. Maximum Ride is a fiesty character as well. She's not girly, she's not sweet, but she's loyal to a T. This is still present in the final novel because in the end, I don't think anyone would be satisfied unless the flock was back together.
Overall, the final book was lackluster and didn't tie up really any loose ends, caused characters to suddenly disappear, and really had nothing to do with the end of the world, which I thought was what James Patterson was building up to in the FINAL NOVEL. I mean, the ending was great. Max lived. Fang lived. But what about everyone else? If James is going to shock the reading world (more like rock it. I don't think anyone would be shocked) and have one more go at the ending, hopefully he'll do it correctly. Because this doesn't feel like an ending. Which is painful. Beause now I'll be expecting more. *Whimper*
The Cover: Eye-catching. I like this one much better than the other ones, although my favorite is still the cover of Max.

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