Sunday, August 12, 2012

Nevermore by James Patterson

  Nevermore was a decent book. Well written and the plot was completely unpredictable. I started the book mid-afternoon and finished it by dinner. There was a problem though. I've been waiting for this book for months, and it just didn't live up to my hopes of what it would be. The book was set up to be this huge, amazing finale. But in reality, it wasn't.

  The main character is Maximum Ride. She's strong, smart, and will do anything to protect the people she loves. After a while though, she gets repetitive. Kill them, save her, rescue him, save the world, etc. Rinse and repeat and you see how the book (and series) is. There's also the love triangle. In some books, the love triangle is fun. Here, it's boring, annoying, and not needed. The book would have been much more interesting without guy number two. Guy number one is a first class jerk. I don't see what she likes in him. Personally, I'd prefer it if she ended up with neither guy.

  The plot of the story twists and turns so much that the book wouldn't always make sense to me. I like books with action, don't get me wrong, but this one had way too much. It was boom, boom, boom. One thing ends another begins. A little break is nice. The plot builds up to a lot of stuff that didn't happen. For the entire series, it's set up for one thing to happen, then a totally different thing happens instead. It's one thing to have one guy as the bad guy, and it turns out his second in command is the evil guy. But here, the bad guy is one guy, but a totally different bad guy shows up at the end. That probably didn't make sense, it didn't in the book either. The book has way to many loose ends. The author throws in a bunch of info right at the end, and never explains it. That usually wouldn't bother me, but this is the last book. The end of this book is the end of that world. I get no further explanations.

  So, in the end, the book was interesting. I was looking forward to reading it. But I just didn't like it. I probably should have seen it coming. The hints were there in his other books, but I didn't see it. So I give this book two stars.

  One last chance... For Max, Fang, and Dylan... Before it all ends.

  Are you ready for the final chapter? Are you ready for the ultimate flight? Because this is it. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.

Title: Nevermore
Author: James Patterson
Release: August 6, 2012
Publisher: Little Brown
Series: Maximum Ride
Pages: 344

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