James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
Young Adult – Fantasy/Dystopian
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
The sequel, CITY OF THE DEAD, publishes November 29, 2021
About the Book:
The next generation of Maximum Ride takes flight! In this dark dystopian tale, 17-year-old Hawk is growing up hard and fast in post-apocalyptic New York City—until a perilous destiny forces her to take flight and protect her home.
Where is Maximum Ride? Ten years ago a girl with wings fought to save the world. But then she disappeared. Now she’s just a fading legend, remembered only in stories.
Hawk doesn’t know her real name. She doesn’t know who her family was, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is that she was told to wait on a specific street corner, at a specific time, until her parents came back for her.
She stays under the radar to survive . . . until a destiny that’s perilously close to Maximum Ride’s forces her to take flight. Someone is coming for her.
But it’s not a rescue mission. It’s an execution.
About the Authors:
James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to schoolkids and over forty million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Gabrielle Charbonnet is the coauthor of Sundays at Tiffany’s, Witch & Wizard, and Crazy House with James Patterson, and has written many other books for young readers.
She lives in South Carolina with her husband and a lot of pets.
Raves for the blockbuster MAXIMUM RIDE series:
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller
An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults
An ALA/VOYA “Teens’ Top Ten” Pick
A VOYA Review Editor’s Choice
A New York Public Library “Books for the Teen Age” Selection
A Book Sense Summer Children’s Pick
A KLIATT Editors’ Choice
A Children’s Choice Book Awards Author of the Year for MAX
How incredibly lucky am I that The Book Terminal chose me to participate in a blog tour for this book? Not only did I get an advanced copy, but I devoured the book in one sitting. I hadn’t read the Maximum Ride books, but I never felt left out of the story. Now I have an incentive to go back and read them as I await book two. Reading reviews before writing my own, it’s clear I missed out on reading the originals.
Hawk is a flawed teenager who lives by a code. She is a survivor who takes care of “her kids.” Each kid has special abilities, abilities that came at a terrible cost to themselves. They’re lucky to be alive. If it weren’t for the kids, Hawk would be alone in the world. Her parents left her a decade ago, breaking their promise to return for her. As she makes her way amongst her friends and in this harsh dystopian world, Hawk learns more about herself than she ever dreamed possible.
Patterson has created a wonderfully rich and scary world with a fantastic main character who drew me in from the very start. I admire Hawk’s strength and resilience and dig her brand of sass. I cannot wait for book two because I need more of Hawk and Pietro. Hawk is a young adult dystopian/fantasy/thriller mashup that ticks so many boxes that it’s impossible to put down. Hawk is such a super fun read, and I cannot recommend it enough.
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