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Maximum Ride Forever

(Maximum Ride #9)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  11,226 ratings  ·  1,089 reviews
THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in thi ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published May 18th 2015 by jimmy patterson
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Elias I was sure that this thing would finally end, considering that the previous book was called Nevermore. But no, James Patterson wants to keep the Maxim…moreI was sure that this thing would finally end, considering that the previous book was called Nevermore. But no, James Patterson wants to keep the Maximum Ride series alive until he gets all of our money.(less)
Darrian I couldn't be more excited and yet at the same time more pissed about this book! I didn't really like the turn the series took around the 5th book Max…moreI couldn't be more excited and yet at the same time more pissed about this book! I didn't really like the turn the series took around the 5th book Max but I still loved the series but I felt like Nevermore wasn't really a satisfying conclusion and was pissed at that but I feel like Patterson kind of screws with his readers with this whole "last book oh wait just kidding" stuff he does. Regardless I will be buying this book the day it comes out and read it IMMEDIATELY. I am just hoping that this is finally the end. I hope he saves the series and redeems himself.(less)

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Jul 21, 2014 marked it as to-read


im still going to read it
Aug 08, 2014 marked it as to-read

"Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode..."
For the love of all that is good in the world, please let this be a belated April Fools prank.
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When Book #8 made its hellish appearance onto bookstore shelves, I was like, "Ok. This sucks. But hey - he named it Nevermore. Maybe this means he's finally realized that he should never make more books in this series after this one."

But no. James Patterson has decided to milk the money cow and make another book. With an even stupider title than its predecessor.

Maximum Ride Forever.

Ah, no thanks. H
Dec 18, 2014 rated it did not like it

This is the last time, I swear, this is one time too many now. You said that Nevermore was the LAST BOOK and yOU ENDED IT WITH THE WORLD ENDING.

With the amount of times you wrenched Ari from his grave, the endless jerking around of Max and Fang, the constant mystery and secrecy about the Voice, I would’ve thought that Nevermore was enough for you. You could finally put a close to the series after trying to end it no less than twice. But no, you drug Maximum Ride out of h
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First of all: I try. I try to understand that Nevermore is full of plot holes. I try to understand that The Final Warning is way off topic. Yet somehow, the only book in the series that I dislike is Angel, and that's because there's so much DYLAN.

So when I find out about this book, my train of thought is something like this:
I've got to be imagining this... right?

Okay, I've taken some deep breaths and checked multiple sources... and I'm actually not imagining it!

But wait... wasn't Nevermore the f
Aug 10, 2014 marked it as don-t-plan-on-it


I'm begging you.





I can't handle another one.

You said that Nevermore was the last. Just like the Fire was the last Witch/Wizard book. and we all know how that turned out

It's not okay. Honestly, when you are DONE with a series, you are DONE. If you wanna write a spin-off of Maximum Ride, I can tolerate that. But seriously, there were so many disasters after The Final Warning it wasn't even funny.
Will M.
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Aside from the Harry Potter series, Maximum Ride was the series that I grew up with. Alongside HP, both helped me become addicted to reading. Without the two series, I don't think I'll be a reader. I have to thank Rowling and Patterson for making my reading experience as a child wonderful. I do hope though that this is really the final book of the series. Don't stretch it out further, Patterson. You finally gave the series proper closure, don't ruin that.

After the awful eight book, Nevermore, Pa
Aug 08, 2014 marked it as won-t-read
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Some things are better left alone, this is one of those things. After the last Maximum ride book, who was like
"You know what? Let's continue this!"
Aug 05, 2014 marked it as to-read

For those of you who complain about Cassandra Clare milking that cash cow to the bank, she has nothing on Mr. Patterson. (I'm not a fan of her either, but at least she writes her own books).
Xanith Hart
May 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Not to the target age group
Shelves: owned, 2015-books
Sorry not sorry, but I'm not okay with the book at all. JP seems to think for some reason that what he did was okay and it wasn't. Max was strong, independent and time after time she proved that she didn't need someone to save her. As an 11 year old starting this series I really looked up to her. She was the first book heroin that ever stood at to me as special. She reflected the type of strong I wanted to be. Around book six it had really begun to fade, but that was not the biggest deal, becaus ...more
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Before I read this I do want to put my own opinion out there. I do not like or agree with anyone posting one star or even a five star review of a book they haven't even read. It can go either way. This could be the best book or the worst book you ever read and already you're criticizing it. I'm indifferent to a ninth book to the series. I did enjoy the eighth book and was fine with it ending the way it did. At the same time I wanna know what the end of the world looks like and who all truly live ...more

Holy shit nugget, am I seeing this right? A Max Ride swan song?

I promise you this, mis amigos - I am gonna kill to be first in line for this one!

Yes, I'm rating it five stars in advance. No way it'll be anything short of awesome. Thank you so very much, James Patterson, for presenting the world with this - because God knows, we need all the answers that were left unsolved in Nevermore.


Yeah...this was as amazing as I could have hoped for. Not only was it wall-to-wall with apocalyptic di
Aug 11, 2014 added it
Oct 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: max-ride
When will this series end? The world may never know.

After reading:
Um, yikes?
Aimee ~is busy sleeping~
Jun 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-2stars
I remember how absolutely obsessed I was with this series, since middle school. They were such fun and everyone in the flock had their own funny and loveable personalities. From Toto the talking dog to troublemakers Gazzy and Izzy. And Max and Fang were my OTP. I joined a huge online forum for the book series and was on it every day.
Then after the Final Warning, the series turned into utter crap. The whole "Max is special she's gonna save the world" repeated by everyone book after book without
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So lets start with... I'm glad that James Patterson wrote this book. My opinions about it does not change the fact that so many problems left with Nevermore were resolved as well as they could be in this book. But still... I just didn't like it. I only read this book because I was a loyal Maximum Ride fan, and I basically grew up with it in my childhood. Now that I'm older with more reading experience, all I can see are immense problems with this series. Maybe it's just me... but I don't know.
Feb 09, 2015 marked it as to-read

Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
It is my deep and fervent hope that this is the actual last Maximum Ride book that will come out; even if it is not, I'm pretty certain it's the last one I'll ever read. I guess everyone is forced to have that painful experience at least once in their life where they watch as a beloved book, show, or movie series spirals into mediocrity, so I can now say that this is mine.

This is the story of Max and the Flock after the end of the world that was so abruptly, unbelievably, and unsatisfyingly brou
Nov 17, 2014 rated it did not like it

This book was terrible. After the gut-wrenching blow from the previous book, I figured it couldn't end any worse. But at least it was over. What had started as a series that I cherished had crumbled before my eyes with each ghostwritten disaster. Finally, I had made it to the end and felt a wave of relief.

Nevermore made me furious. It left me with millions of questions that I figure would never be answered. Then a beacon of hope: ANOTHER BOOK!!! My prayers were answered. I would
I freaking hated this, the ending and everything. Spoiler: Maximum's pregnant with Fang's baby, no, unfortunately, I didn't make that up. It really bothers me that in past books we found Fang came from teenage parents and he repeated that, fulfilling a boring statistic. What pisses me off the most though is the idea that someone can be programmed to love someone and only that someone forever. Dylan was my favorite in all of this, he was my one good thing in this whole freaking catastrophe and th ...more
Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
THERE'S MORE?!?!?!?!??

James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series used to be one of my favourite books when I was younger and would always be appointment reading for me, as in, when the new book came out I’d get on that and drop whatever I was currently reading at the moment. However, after the third book, the series started to decrease in quality dramatically, falling into the love triangle plot that is common with so many young adult series nowadays, and as a result, pretty much all the
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: no-thanks
I actually genuinely cannot believe this book. I cannot believe it at all. I just CANNOT BELIEVE IT.

I know it's supposed to take place immediately after Nevermore, but there are nine books in this series that apparently take place across only two years, and that's terrible, and it would be GREAT if maybe the characters were actually the age that they acted. It's honestly just... UNCOMFORTABLE. I'm really really rationally angry at one of the things that happens towards the end. I admit that ther
Jul 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, 2016-read
Thank you James Patterson for giving us the ending to Maximum Ride that we deserved. I fell in love with this series when I was 10 years old and I'm sad to say goodbye to it 9 years later. Maximum Ride will forever stay in my heart and I will forever ship Fang and Max. I'm so happy they got their happily ever after.
Do I wish Max just kicked some series butt and saved the world? Yes. Am I okay with her saving the world by having a baby that would start the new world after the apocalypse? Maybe.
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
oh my god. okay, despite my previous updates, my rating is going against those. i can't really explain how I feel right now, but let's just say that I have been with this series since I started it six years ago and now it has ended and it ended beautifully.

I guess, to sum my emotions up, you guys have Hogwarts, while I have my bird kids.
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook
In the promised final chapter of the Maximum Ride series, Patterson keeps the reader's curiosity on a sloe boil. Living on a post-apocalyptic earth, Max and her Flock seek to determine if there is anything salvageable. Devastation is rampant and the last documented images from the world's largest cities stream in through a poorly defined 5G network. In order to properly ascertain the answers they seek, the Flock divides and promises to report in as soon as they can. Meanwhile, the Doomsday Cult, ...more
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Why, Mr. Patterson, why?

I enjoyed 'When the Wind Blows' and 'Lake House', which presented the story of the Angel Experiment children in a much more logical, sane (and better-written) manner than this 'Maximum Ride' drivel. You'd have been better off writing a sequel to 'The Lake House' (which had a story that was obviously meant to continue) but apparently you decided that retrofitting that story into this crappy 'Maximum Ride' series would be easier.

And boy howdy, the quality of the writing and
Sempai Sama
May 11, 2015 marked it as to-read
I read Nevermore back in 6th grade (probably 2012). I was really excited for the *ahem "last book" to come out.

I thought it was the end.

The end.

THE end.


But wait, fellow good readers. Apparently not.

Life goes on and on. Now I am in 2015. And I see THIS 9th book advertising that it is THE last book.
I went and checked several sources before I wrote this.
My opinions:

Nevermore ended with an ending that I just wanted to scream at the author for. Not because it was good. Because it didn't mak
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
So since I'm not one of the original Maximum Ride fans, having this last book I'm sort of glad about it being there even though the entire series did drag on I have to say in the end I'm glad the series is over and I'm happy with the way it ended for the most part. There were some things they did resolve in the end and answered, but obviously not everything was which I'm not surprised.

Though this book was extremely emotional, but of course what happened at the end of book 8 I'm not shocked and I
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