Sunday, November 24, 2013

Manga Review - Maximum Ride, Vol 6 by James Patterson @JP_Books

Maximum Ride, Vol. 6
Maximum Ride: The Manga #6
by James Patterson

Goodreads blurb:  The time has come for Max and her winged "Flock" to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of "Re-evolution," a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race...and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them-but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, halfway across the globe from one another?

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 sadness because I just finished the last book my school library has.  I’m not sure when they will get book 7….sigh!!  As always the graphic novels/manga are hard to review because it is entirely too easy to give away what is going on.

I love this series!!  I haven’t found a book in the series that I didn’t love.  Max is totally awesome, but in this story, there is lots of flock drama.  Max does gets lots of answers, and she is of course always fighting for her and the flock’s lives.  The flock struggles with how to save the world from the crazed Re-Evolution planners.  Fang is doing his part with his blog.  There are new alliances, new drama, misinformation, battles, and so much more.

I can’t believe I have to wait now for book 7 L  I am definitely not a patient person when it comes to books I really want…sigh, but what choice do I have.  I will work on getting the book series and maybe that will tide me over.  My son has started re-reading the series.  He loved it the first time and wants to refresh his memory before he catches up on the ones he hasn’t read yet.

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!!!
See my review of book 3, HERE!!!
See my review of book 4, HERE!!!
See my review of book 5, HERE!!!

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