Angel (Maximum Ride, #7)
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Angel (Maximum Ride #7)

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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  31,475 ratings  ·  1,660 reviews
In the seventh book in the bestselling series, evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world, this time by providing the genetic link in speeding up the pace of evolution. Worse, they're trying to convince her that her perfect mate is Dylan, the newest addition to the flock. The problem is that, despite herself, Max is starting to believ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 384 pages
Published February 14th 2011 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2011)
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Kae
SPOLIERS. LOTS AND LOTS OF SPOILERS.

*for all reading this, I want you to know that I am an avid, crazy- obsessed max ride fan. its just that this one installment... well, you'll see.I might update this later, when I sound more normal and get the disapointment out of my system.*

and since it's MR, I can't rate it lower than a four. Sorry to all those who agree with the following review.
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Dear James Patterson,

I am willing to forget...more
Paige
Finished this so long ago but never reviewed. SO MANY FLAWS!!!!!!!!!

Love Maximum Ride, but really James Patterson, I'm beginning to hate you.

Flaw 1: Max and Fang were in LOVE. They were best friends before that and would tell each other ANYTHING. Once they see each other in this book they have nothing to say to each other and act like strangers! Okay, maybe I was expecting a little heartfelt reunion, but THIS?!?! What the hell was THAT?! That was two middle school friends seeing each other after...more
Alex
nooooooooooooo is not fair is iggy's turn !!!!! >:(

People in James Patterson's personal page he posted the first 8 chapters of Angel and they were... disturbing you'll see when you finish chapter 8.
Ayla
Hmmm... I think if Fang dies, I will too. So that's why I feared for my life in Fang.

I think I know what Max would say right about now: "If Fang is in any way harmed - if he gets a hangnail - you won't see another morning."

As for the whole Max/Dylan thing, it would depend on if it lasts. This would be the ideal situation:
1. Max falls for Dylan
2. Max sees Fang or hears from him or something like that.
3. Max realizes that she loves Fang more than Dylan
4. Fang gets jealous/ protective of Max
5. Dy...more
Lyndsey
Also posted on STRANGEMORE.COM.

Oh schnikes.

James Patterson is now using the word "imprint" now. God help us all.

Well, considering the imprinting in this book is from one teenager to another and that they are actually BIRD mutants (the term imprint originated from the act of a baby bird bonding with it's mother), it isn't quite as icky as a wolf imprinting on and falling in instatruelove with a newborn baby. Because we all know that bestiality combined with pedophilia is totally romantic, right?...more
Ashley
I'm just wondering how many more books in this series there are going to be. Even the description admits it: "evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world..." STILL?! Come on Mr. Patterson, how much more can you drag this out? Seriously, here are my suggestions:

1. Kill Angel (the evil, little, back-stabbing brat).
2. Let Fang return.
3. Let Max save the world.
4. Give the Flock a happy ending.

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Sakina (Y.L.) Angel
Max and Fang are gonna get to see each other before the whole twenty years spiel? Phew.

Impending love triangle...

O_o

For me, the Voice may have said that Dylan was Max's genetic match, but Fang will always be her soulmate.
Michaela
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Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Okay, I have officially been putting off this review for more than a week. This always seems to happen to me after I read a Maximum Ride book ... and that's because, writing reviews for them is so dang exhausting. There's so many things wrong with them, I just can't ... even ... GAH! As you can see, I am already speechless with horror. The fact that these books are popular/best-selling is ten times as mind-blowing as the fact that they were published in the first place––which just makes me sad....more
Canadagirl
This series should have ended three books ago, before all that stupid global warming stuff. And I hear there will be yet ANOTHER book coming out after this.
I LOVE Maximum Ride, but seriously, even good things have to come to an end. And if this ends up like all the other series I read that went on too long, the series is only gonna get worse. From what I've read of Angel, that's the way it's going to be.

I mean, issues:

-Dylan. Ewwwww. Just, no.
-Fang leaves. News flash James Patterson. Fang is on...more
Bri
Quick Warning, contains spoilers from book 6

Ok so I have been waiting for this book since... well since 'Fang' came out!! I love this series, but I have to say that... 'FANG' WAS THE WORST BOOK EVER!!! Why? I'll tell you why:

Number 1: Fang fricking left!! WTF!! How could he? ~sob~ I nearly cried, and after I got over my sadness I threw the book at a wall (or at least I wanted to).
Number 2: Dylan? Really? SERIOUSLY?! No way. No fricking way!! That cannot happen!! Fax forever!!
Number 3: I despise...more
Mel
Ok so I'm in love with the Maximum Ride Series and have read every book twice. I like the Illustrated versions but they got Fang and Nudge all wrong. Anyway, back to Angel.... I agree with many others that James Patterson should really include Nudge, Gazzy and Iggy more. I'm tired of everything always being about Max or Angel.
Here's what should happen:

1) Max should fall for Dylan
2) Fang should find out and become jealous causing him to come back and fight for Max
3) Angel should DIE (and bring...more
Christa
Sep 08, 2010 Christa marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Angel. Must. Die. ‘Nuff said >.< Gawwwww she is SO lucky I can't sprout my own pair of wings on command, otherwise she'd need a bunker to hide in! She's such a backstabbing little BRAT! WHYYYYY hasn't Max kicked her butt already?! She needs a good old fashion SMACK UPSIDE THE HEAD!!!! Anyway.......
Dear Fang,
I miss you! Max has lost her mind! This stupid Dylan kid is moving in on your girl man! Are you gonna take that?! NO!!! No we’re not! You KNOW you can’t stand the guy. Heck, I wanna k...more
Karen Baker
If I had enjoyed books 4 and 5, I actually might be excited about this.

But seriously, James Patterson should have ended this series a LONG time ago. Books 4 & 5 were immensely boring and seemed like fillers. But maybe that's just me. I mean, what's the deal with all of this eco-friendly crap?

Seriously?

The answer: sadly, yes.

Personally, I despise Angel. Here Max is, practically being her friggin mom and saving her butt, and all Angel does is push Max out of the Flock and declare herself leade...more
Morgan Walsh
(sad sigh)
You know how some books make you squeal in delight once you buy them, even if you know bad things are going to happen in that book? You just have to be happy, because you love the series and the characters and you know it'll all be alright, even if you also have an inkling that some of the main characters are going to die?
Yeah. I don't feel that anymore for this series.
The first three books, they were great. The series could have--and maybe should have--ended there. And why? Because th...more
Erica
MAJOR SPOILER ALERTS!!!

Because it is a Maximum Ride a novel, it deserves at least a 4, but based on the decisions made in this book, it deserves a 1.

The characters in this book suck, the only part i liked in the book was when Gazzy said on the plane"So, Max and Dylan are supposed to go off to Germany and have kids . . .", and Max and Fang hate each other.
Here is a list of the characters i hate the most in this book.

1. Max
2. Dylan
3. Maya

Why do I hate Max . . . ?
1. She lets Dylan make out with he...more
Lessly
Jan 07, 2013 Lessly rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who wants to know what JP is up to in this lovely little BOOK.
**CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS. YOU SHOULD SERIOUSLY READ THE PAST BOOKS IF YOUR GONNA READ THIS ONE.**

Well, maybe a two-and-a-half?

I don't have high hopes for this book, really. Fang was just... Extremely extended Drabble. Just saying.

I mean, I loooove Fang himself. Reading the first four books, I thought to the side, "Aww, they're perfect for each other! They HAVE to get together! :3" Then reading Max, "Oh, YES! Finally! :D" Come Fang, and here's what I thought. "-___- Oh, please."

Last time I chec...more
Jacqueline Smith
Oh my gosh, what is he thinking?? I mean seriously I love most of his books, and all of the Maximum Ride books but there are most definatly sevral flaws.... okay alot of flaws. Why the hell is he allowing Angel into the Flock again, I mean what dose she have to do to get offically kicked out? kill one of them? take over the world? betray them for the upteenth time? Also why the heck did Fang leave... I mean statistically I see why he had too but this is basically what happened

Fang: I love you M...more
Asch-Lee
I freakin' NEED this book! My life depends on it! Well, not really, but I'm obsessed with the Maximum Ride series and I don't know if I can wait till next year!

Update:

Finally! Finally I have this book in my hands! Now, let's see if it lives up to the Maximum Ride name.

Yet again...another update:

I just finished this book today and, to my surprise, I really liked it. I mean, I totally ship FAX, but I wouldn't mind it if Max and Dylan got together. I'm still kinda angry at Fang for leaving Max in t...more
Sarah
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Anne Osterlund
Max is dealing. With being followed all around by the I-have-been-programmed-for-you-Dylan. With saving the world—naturally. And with the heartbreak of losing Fang.

It’s bad enough that he left—for a whole other section of the country. And that he’s setting up his own team of kids as if Max and the flock aren’t good enough. But then . . . he goes and invites Max’s clone onto his team!

There is going to be a reckoning. Soon.

Fun. What more can I say? Isn’t that what Maximum Ride is all about? I love...more
Ruthie the Ultimate Geek
Feb 17, 2011 Ruthie the Ultimate Geek rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any Max Ride Fans
Recommended to Ruthie the Ultimate Geek by: The first Maximum Ride book was suggested to me by Phosie
Shelves: max-ride
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Tinuola
Little Angel save the day" gimme a break! Angel is an evil demon child!!!! What about Nudge! Or Iggy! or GAZZY!!! They are amazing!! and sooo deserve a book a hell of a lot more than the devil's spawn that is Angel. Max better not fall for Dylan. Dylan is a total DOUCHE BAG!!! and Fang BETTER come back or I will band together a massive vicious army of Fang loving fangirls and I will find J.P. and I will kill him...right after he fixes the books

EDIT
Reading the first 23 chaapters on my kindle and...more
Veronica
Angel is a butt poop!!! Shes scary with that "I want to lead the flock" thing! And now shes ganna be the herion? NO! And Yeah, when does Iggy get his turn to be all awesome? I was very excited for this book to come out and now, not so much. Fang is amazing, how could Max not wait for him? He did what he thought was right. Whatever.
Lulu
Angel - Continuing the Twilightification of The Maximum Ride Series or saving it from a fate worse then death? SPOILERS!


First, Uh, Angel it's Iggy's turn to have the spotlight. :/ Poor Iggy, it looks as if he's been pushed to the side in the Max Ride novels. He had the potential to be such a great character too...


Secondy, JP, I honestly hope this book is better the past three. Everything after the third book has just been so... Bland. I've been so disappointed with the direction these books have...more
Laura
well this book was the best!!! i really loved it but hate that i have to wait a year for the next one =[ such a cliff hanger !! grr ...and i dont care that in this book dylan is the "better guy" TEAM FANG ALL THE WAY!!!.. i mean like he will come around right>? =/

I CANT WAITTTT!!!!!!!!!
but please let fang come back i LOVE him and everyone knows he and max belong together ... get the other guy that was "made for her" [BULL] out of the picture PLEASE !! let fang come back and lets hope angel h...more
Alienne
Please, no. Just...no. Hasn't this series been dragged through the mud enough? At least we'll get some closure to the ending of Fang. Hopefully this time the series'll be done for good-the phrase 'should have left well enough alone' comes to mind.
Megan
A lot of people complain that this book was way too short and that it was basically just a filler for us while James Patterson writes the final book. I agree. But even though there wasn't a lot going on, I still enjoyed it. Though, compared with books 1-3, Angel can't even compete.

Boy have things changed since The Angel Experiment. I remember the days when it was just the six of them. Max, Iggy, Nudge, Fang, Angel, and Gazzy. No Drama. Not too much romance. A strong, emotionally stable leader w...more
Wendes
May 19, 2011 Wendes marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I don't plan on reading this book. Yes I have it marked, but that's only because I used to LOVE this series so much. After going through some of the reviews, I know I made the right decision. This series has been going downhill ever since book three. I mean the plotlines have become random, disjointed and TOTALLY WTF worthy. Like I don't even FOLLOW what the whole point is anymore. I stopped getting it at global warming. Seriously Patterson? And all these random villians with stupid, retarted mo...more
Dyanne
Jun 25, 2013 Dyanne rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one. Absolutely no one. And that goes DOUBLE for MaxRide fans
This is what I thought fang and max were like BEFORE I read this book:

Max: I'm sarcastic and seem indifferent, but I will never let go of the people that I love.
Fang: I don't say much, or look like I feel much, but that's because I need to be there to hold the flock up. And to hold Max up. And that goes double for Max.


here's what they are like to me now.

Max: Oh my gosh, Fang went away, and I was like, sad for three days but then this super hot guy that I barely even know said he liked me so now...more
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