This is another trilogy. This one is the Maximum Ride trilogy by James Patterson. Yep, he also writes teen fiction.
Maximum Ride is a fourteen year old girl who can fly. Max and five other children live by themselves in a remote are in Colorado. They are the result of a gene splicing experiment which spliced 2% of avian DNA into their human DNA giving them the ability to fly. Their protector, Jeb, stole them from the laboratory facility in Death Valley where they were created and ran away with them to this remote area in Colorado. It has been two years since they have seen him though, he mysteriously disappeared. Max, the oldest of the group has been taking care of younglings since.
One morning when the flock was picking strawberries, Erasers swooped down and kidnapped Angel, their youngest member and took her back to the ‘school’ as they call the Death Valley laboratory. The erasers are another laboratory experiment. They are human who spliced with lupine gene making them part wolf and they are the laboratory’s ‘henchmen’ sent to hunt down the flock. In this first book, Max and the rest of the flock determine to rescue Angel from what is sure to be an unpleasant experimentation at the lab. What they estimated to be a six hour trip from Colorado to California turned out to be much longer as they get detoured along the way.
This is a very exciting read, stimulating the imagination through James Patterson’t vivid description. I love books with so much visual descriptions that it is almost like watching a movie.
Stay tuned for the next adventure. I am now reading the next book, School’s Out – Forever.