Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

byJames Patterson

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Angel says that Fang will be the first to die, and Angel is never wrong. Maximum Ride is used to living desperately on the run from evil forces sabotaging her quest to save the world--but nothing has ever come as close to destroying her as this horrifying prophetic message. Fang is Max's best friend, her soul mate, her partner in the leadership of her flock of winged children. A life without Fang is a life unimaginable.

When a newly created winged boy, the magnificent Dylan, is introduced into the flock, their world is upended yet again. Raised in a lab like the others, Dylan exists for only one reason:he was designed to be Max's perfect other half.Thus unfolds a battle of perfection versus passion that terrifies, twists, and turns . . . and meanwhile,the apocalypse is coming.
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Angel says that Fang will be the first to die, and Angel is never wrong. Maximum Ride is used to living desperately on the run from evil forces sabotaging her quest to save the world--but nothing has ever come as close to destroying her as this horrifying prophetic message. Fang is Max's best friend, her soul mate, her partner in the l...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316036196

ISBN - 13:9780316036191

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from cliché Wow, basically everything that drew me in from the first book is thrown away and replaced with everything you can hate about teen literature. There's the confused, needy heroine who consistently needs affirmation from her compatriot the moody sidekick hero-leading man. The plot starts to once again try to develop something interesting, like in the first three books --nothing revolutionary or completely original, but at least something more complex and engaging than the snooze fest of books four and five; and then we have the stunning return of boring plot twists to advance the story. Because the author has SIX characters to draw from, including the main character Max, we get mostly; Max, OK, she's the main character. When not being dramatic about Fang, she's enjoyable. Fang, but gratingly, unlike the previous glimpses into his character which revealed something beyond his infatuation (apparently) with Max, we get nothing but the other half of the MaxFang dynamic. So if you could pick a third character to potentially develop after two books completely immersed in the same trio of characters... We are returned to the ever grating, spoiled, selfish and DULL character of the brat Angel to complete the sludge of recycled ideas. She would be far more interesting if the author could commit her to a side instead of pointless goodbadgood. This series is like the little engine that could puttered to a stop inches from the peak. Best part was the commentary from Fang's blog.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing Tusbknis really amazing I love the oart when iggy almost sets the house on fire. That part made me laug so hardi fell of the bed! Did you know that i am growing wings?! i found a wing spell on line. But if you want to use this spell, you have to be in a hight place. And say this spell 3 times wings wings come to me grow on my back to fly to soar my soul is in the sky this is my wish so mote it be
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Same Max, different situations Fang is the sixth book in James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series. I have read all of this series and plan to read Angel when it comes out on February 14, 2011. While there are the usual bird kid vs. evil scientist battle scenes, this novel dealt more with the personal relationships between the flock. After arguments, differences of opinion and vote outs, the flock changes, but the biggest change happens at the very end, leaving me in tears. There were also some new characters introduced who will definitely lead to new situations in future Maximum Ride books. I like how James Patterson changed this book from the others to prevent predictability. Yet, I can’t accept the ending as is and am anxious to read Angel to see the situation rectified. Fang is another great James Patterson novel for all of his fans and YA readers alike.
Date published: 2010-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best of the series so far! Okay, so the first few books in this series were absolutely great and I loved them a lot. Then they started getting a little repetitive and lame since nothing really "big" was happening. But I think this book has just gotten Patterson back somewhere on my top shelf. I'm not going to go into details of what happens in this one because if I do, it's going to be a big mess because I can't form very good sentences right now after reading THAT kind of ending. All you need to know is that this one was filled with so much action, mystery, romance, suspense, argh. There's just a lot to it. The beginning, I have to say, was kind of like the other books; not that interesting. But things definitely picked up afterwards and I am so glad I didn't give up on this series. I will say this: I am absolutely DYING to find out what will happen in the next book.
Date published: 2010-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from James Patterson is BACK! The last two books left me a little disappointed, but the newest installment in the Maximum Ride series is fantastic! Twisty, with never a dull moment. A must read for all MR fans. Warning: Several fangirls have reported infatuation with fictional characters after finishing this novel. Read at your own risk.
Date published: 2010-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "He's Always Been There for Her, Now He May Be Gone Forever..." James Patterson is one of my all-time favourite authors. He has created this great series that you just can't get enough of...BUT, I am starting to feel like the books have just been kind of repeating themselves after the third installment. I love this series, and half of me doesn't care that they are getting a little repetitive, but the other half of me wishes that something new and exciting happened with the flock. There were a lot of twists added to this book, and the romance between Fang and Max took over a large portion of the book (yeah!), and a new character is added--with wings!! So I guess you could say that there was new things in this book, but I still feel a teeny tiny bit disappointed...Only a tiny, teeny, little bit! I still love these books! Another installment comes with another evil villain that needs to be stopped, he is a evil scientist, who's plans are insane. He is Dr. Gunther-Hagen, but Max likes to call him Dr. Scary, Dr. D-H, Dr. Seersucker, Dr. God and even Dr. Gunnie Hunnie. His plans are wrong, and Max doesn't like him one bit. They are working in Africa, with the plan in mind to save the world--Until Dr. D-H offers a deal with Max, that she's against. They fly out of Africa and settle in the one place that they miss the most--home. Everything is good at the moment but they have come to learn that it doesn't last long. Jeb comes and brings someone along--Dylan. He was designed to be Max's perfect other half, and he also has wings. Max wants nothing to do with him, but his extremely good looks are hard to turn down, Max even said it herself, he looks as if he was made in Gods R Us. Now they have a new addition to the flock--sort of. Things turn for the worse when Angel's mentioning of Fang's death back in Africa worries everyone. She says that he is the first to die...and Max cannot bear the thought of living without him. The plot thickens and the flock decides something that breaks Max's heart. Angel is a completely different kid in this book--you forget that she's supposed to be the sweet, little one. The tables turn, Erasers are back, Dr. D-H carries out with his plan and Max keeps the thought in her mind that she could loose Fang any day... This was a really good book, and I will always love this series. The flock is the greatest group of characters that you'll ever read about and I hope that Patterson will never stop writing about them! The ending was insane, so I'm hoping for a another installment?! 2010-020
Date published: 2010-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm waiting impatiently! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS BOOK TO COME OUT!!! READ THE REST OF THE SERIES!!!! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!! >^.*<
Date published: 2009-12-01

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"This will excite legions of fans waiting for this installment in the flock's story."-Booklist