Characters based on James Patterson's international bestsellers When the Wind Blows and The Lake House are re-invented in Maximum Ride and are launched on the ultimate action-packed adventure full of humor and suspense.
Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "Flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time--like when Angel, the youngest member of the "Flock," is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were genetically engineered by sinister scientists. Her friends brave a journey to Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare--this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb--now her betrayed and greatest enemy--that her purpose is save the world--but can she?
Raves for the MAXIMUM RIDE series: #1 New York Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults An ALA/VOYA "Teens' Top Ten" Pick A VOYA Review Editor's Choice A New York Public Library "Books for the Teen Age" Selection A Book Sense Summer 2007 Children's Pick A KLIATT Editors' Choice A Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year for MAX—
Praise for The Angel Experiment
*#1 NYT bestseller *Publishers Weekly bestseller *An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults *An ALA/VOYa "Teens' Top Ten" Pick *A VOYA Review Editor's Choice
"Nonstop action carries this page-turner brilliantly from start to finish."--Kirkus
"Book of the week."--London Times
"Ready-made for a movie script."--The Toronto Sun
"Think wings, big wings."--Chicago Tribune
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.