The saga of Maximum Ride and her flock of flying kids continues. After they rescue their youngest member, Angel, from the ‘school’ as the dessert laboratory, where they were all created by grafting avian DNA to their human ones, is called, they make it their quest to find who their real parents are. They travel cross country to New York where they attempt to infiltrate the ‘institute’ while being pursued by their nemesis, the Erasers, who are humans genetically spliced with the wolf DNA.
If you appreciate sarcasm, you will find Max’s teenage wit hilarious. I laughed out loud on more than one occasion and smiled in approval the rest of the time. In this volume, they also add another member to their flock, Total, the talking dog. Fang gets badly hurt from a fight with Ari, the Eraser who just happened to be Max’s brother, and they have no choice but take him to a hospital for help. During their stay at the hospital, they meet Anne, supposedly with the FBI, who becomes their benefactor and surrogate mom. They go to live with her in Virginia and even get a chance to go to a ‘normal’ school with other kids. Of course, things don’t always go perfectly. Read the books and you will soon be hooked too as one revelation leads to another and never quite the way you expected it to.
My Review of Maximum Ride Book #1