Archive | May, 2012

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

18 May

This week I read the first book in a series.  And the second book.  And the third book.  But blogging about all three in one entry would probably be too muchinformation at once.  The first book is called The Angel Experiment by James Patterson.  The series is the Maximum Ride series, and there are currently seven books out.  An eighth book is coming out on August 6, 2012.  The first book is The Angel Experiment, then School’s Out-Forever, third is Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports.  Those three books are The Fugitives, and the fourth through seventh books are The Protectors.  Book four (which I seriously need to get) is called The Final Warning, five is MAX, six is Fang, and the seventh book is Angel.  The eighth and final book is called Nevermore.

Okay then, enough about the series.  Now for the summary:  The flock is made up of six kids (in order of oldest to youngest) named Max (the leader 14), Fang (14), Iggy (14), Nudge (11), Gazzy (8), and Angel (6).  They are all 98% human and 2% avian.  Evil scientists called whitecoats do experiments with combining two species together.  Other than the flock, the only other successful experiments are Erasers, human-lupine (wolf) combinations.  Max and the others grew up at a place called the School, where the whitecoats did experiments on them.  A good whitecoat named Jeb gets them all out and teaches them how to read, write and fly.  (Yes, they have wings.)  The book starts out at the safe house that Jeb got them before he disappeared a couple years ago.  The Erasers find their house and kidnap Angel.  The book is about avoiding Erasers, rescuing Angel from the School, and their journey to find answers.

Max and I are not alike at all.  For one thing, I don’t have wings.  I also didn’t grow up in a lab or have experiments done on me.  I wouldn’t be able to lead five other kids, especially when two of them are only a few months younger than me.  I have normal parents and a normal life.  She has no parents (that she knows of) and her life is pretty much as abnormal as you can get.  She’s never even gone to school! 

Anyways, I’d give this series a √+ so far.  See you next week (hopefully after I finish the fourth book)!