Monday, November 18, 2013

Manga Review - Maximum Ride, Vol 3 by James Patterson @JP_Books

Maximum Ride, Vol. 3
Maximum Ride: The Manga #3
by James Patterson

Goodreads blurb:  Narrowly surviving their encounter with Erasers in New York City, the flock is following up a lead on their pasts in Washington, D.C. But what they find waiting for them is...a home?! How will the flock adjust to a real school - one that doesn't involve mad scientists and genetic freaks?

About the Author:  The subject of a Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover fiction books sold was a Patterson title. In the past three years, James has sold more books than any other author (according to Bookscan), and in total, James's books have sold an estimated 220 million copies worldwide. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's lists and is the only author to have five new hardcover novels debut at #1 on the list in one year—a record-breaking feat he's accomplished every year since 2005. To date, James Patterson has had nineteen consecutive #1 New York Timesbestselling novels, and holds the New York Times record for most Hardcover Fiction bestselling titles by a single author (63 total), which is also a Guinness World Record.

From his James Patterson Pageturner Awards (which rewarded groups and individuals for creative and effective ways to spread the joy of reading) to his website (which helps adults find books that kids are sure to love) to his regular donations of thousands of books to troops overseas, Patterson is a lifelong champion of books and reading. His first foray into books for all ages was the critically acclaimed Maximum Ride series, which debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list at #1 and remained there for twelve straight weeks. The series has so far made appearances on The New York Times bestsellers lists ninety-four cumulative times, proving that kids of all ages love page turners. He captured the attention of boy readers with the Daniel X series, and his third series for readers of all ages debuted in December 2009 with Witch & Wizard, which spent five consecutive weeks atop the New York Times bestsellers list.

Patterson is the creator of the #1 new detective series of the past dozen years, featuring Alex Cross and including the Hollywood-adapted "Along Came a Spider" and "Kiss the Girls," starring Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. He is also the creator of the #1 new detective series of the past five years, featuring Lindsay Boxer and the other members of the Women's Murder Club, from which the ABC television drama series was adapted. He has authored books behind six films on the Hollywood fast-track, including the upcoming Maximum Ride movie forthcoming from Avi Arad, the producer of X-Men and Spiderman.

He is the author of novels—from The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) to Honeymoon (2005)—that have won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. And, he has won a Children's Choice Book Council's Children's Choice Awards "Author of the Year" award (2010).

One of Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100, James made a guest appearance on the popular FOX TV show "The Simpsons" in March, 2007.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!
**Checked out from the high school library

Okay remember I find reviewing these graphic novels/manga more difficult to do without giving away things in the book.  This series rocks and I can’t wait to get the actual books and read them too!!  These are quicker to read than a book, so I can get through them much more quickly. 

Well since the blurb already tells you, the flock moves to D.C.  They meet a new friend where they find a home and go to a real school.  They still have plenty of battles with the erasers,  but the erasers are getting new tricks of their own.  The flock is still finding new abilities and always backing each other up.  There are more mysteries and intrigue to keep you very interested.  There is definitely nothing boring about this series.  My son can’t wait to get his hands on this book to re-read it.  He is so excited that I’m reading books he has read.  These are a great way to bond with your kids especially boys since they tend to learn more towards this type of book.

I can’t wait to read book 4 in this series!

I highly recommend graphic novels/manga for all your reluctant readers and your kids who are very visual.  I also think they are a great break in between books or filler when you don’t have time to read a full novel.

Interested in reading??

See my review of book 1, HERE!!!
See my review of book 2, HERE!!!

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