I love the Maximum Ride series, and I was delighted when this new fourth book came out - I thought it was a trilogy!
It's still the same crazy team...six bird kids and their malevolent enemies chasing round the world. Max is the leader of the flock, feisty and fierce, but at least she now has her mom who she knows she can trust.
There's still the same potent magic between Max and Fang, even if the suspense is nearly killing me:
Somehow we were pressed together, Fang's arms around me now, sliding under my wings, his hands flat against my back. It was incredible. I loved it. I loved him. It was a total disaster. Gasping, I pulled back. 'I, uh-,' I began oh so coherently, and then I jumped up, almost knocking him over, and raced down the dock. I took off, flying fast, like a rocket.
And there are still some seriously scary enemies for the flock to fight against like, for instance, the Uber-Director:
...a transparent person, with his organs and stuff in clear Plexiglas boxes, and his head attached to one by an almost-bare spinal cord. He was sitting - or stacked, more accurately - in a customized wheelchair.
Looking closer, I saw that his guts and stuff were surrounded by and connected to machine parts - hoses, pumps, electronic things. And yes, it was totally as gross as it sounds. If I hadn't already seen a million incredibly gross things in my life, I would have barfed right there.
Well, obviously, the kids are going to have to deal with the Uber-Director. Enjoy the spectacle!...but there's more to this story too. There's still that voice inside Max's head, and it still keeps saying stuff:
The world isn't saved yet, is it? You've got work to do. Now, get out of there, and I'll give you the coordinates of where you need to go.
Who is that Voice anyway?
Brilliant! Such a fun read!
ang, girl, age 16, from United States, on 13th February 2009. Rating: 5/10
I love this series it was super hard to get through this book. PLEASE not more preaching in the new one. I don't mind an ocasional kind of preachy message but this takes over the top the entire thing was basicaly preaching how global warming was evil. Don't think this is an totally bad book it just was lacking in the amazing style nonpreachy style the other books had.
vampire babe, girl, age 13, from leage city, United States, on 22nd November 2008. Rating: 10/10
I really injoyed this book max kinda reminds me of myself in a way I mean I don't have wings but her hard headedness,the leader I have a little bro and he reminds me of the gasman my fav book is the 3rd because she finds her mom and her and fang finally share a real first kiss I just hope that other readers find it as interesting as I did and if you havent read it yet I advise you to.
kit, girl, age 15, from glasgow, United Kingdom, on 12th November 2008. Rating: 1/10
I really liked the 1st and 2nd book in the series (still not sure about the 3rd) but this one was horrible.The main problem i have with final warning is the extremly preachy enviromental message about global warming.I usually dont mind messages like that (i frequently watch ferngully and enjoy it) but it is done in such a heavy handed way the author might as well have had GLOBAL WARMING IS BAD printed on every page.Its made all the more fustrating because of the fact that that message wasent even hinted at in the other books.The other problem i have with the book is that the characters gain new powers for no reson whatsoever.(Hey i can randomly see the colar white now!).Im also beginning to hate total more and more.His "romance" with another dog is cring-inducing and adds nothing to the plot.Also the new villan is the most anti-climatic one ive read so far.There are probobly other flaws in the book but i really dont want to re-read it to see.I would advise everyone to stop reading at the 3rd one.
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Highly recommended! Read them all:
Is there anything else as sharp as this on the bookshelf?
Well, if you're after saving the world, you could have a look at what Alex Rider's up to:
And actually, I think this hero from Eoin Colfer is worth a look too: