Sunday, 24 May 2015

Reread Review: Maximum Ride: The Final Warning

Maximum Ride: The Final Warning
by James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Pub. Date: March 17, 2008
ISBN: 0446194050
Pages: 264
Buy Link: Amazon


If you've been following my blog this month, then you would know that I was planning on rereading the Maximum Ride series before the release of the newest installment Maximum Ride Forever on May 19th. Well, as you can tell, it's a few days past the 19th and this review is for the 4th novel, so I've gotten behind on my reviews. There's no reason to worry as I still plan on getting all the books read and reviewed on here.

After reading the first three books in there series, I was looking forward to reading the fourth adventure in March 2008, but what was released was less of an adventure and more of a political global warming push. It wouldn't have bothered me if this was an adult thriller, but this book is aimed for middle graders.

The three previous novels were action-packed thrill rides with Max and her flock on the run from The School and the Erasers. While they would love to have a normal life, it'll never happen due to the flock are all human avian hybrids. Now they are asked by a group of environmental scientists to go on an expedition in Antarctica.

The Final Warning is definitely the lowest point in the series. For starters, the book is about 150 pages shorter than the first three books. The plot is off the wall. I understand that James Patterson is a big "global warming" person, which doesn't bother me at all, but pushing his political beliefs in a kid's action-adventure series is going a bit too far. Besides from the great characters that we've come to love are back in The Final Warning, there's nothing new here, but a complete waste of time.

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