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The Watcher

(Roswell High #4)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  1,183 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Life will never be the same... Max is dying. No one wants to believe it, but he knows it's true. And as the end grows closer, he can only think of one thing: Who will protect Liz if he's not here? Liz can't stand watching Max suffer. She's determined to find some way -- any way -- to save him. But the only way to help Max is to risk her own life. Is she willing to die for ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Simon Pulse (first published 1999)
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Patricia (Patricia's Particularity)
((Tiny spoilers, but nothing tooo dramatic or affecting!! - so this will be a really short review, or I'll give away too much)) In The Seeker we are left with Max collapsing and Liz begging for him to stay alive (swoon). The Roswell crew learns that Max is going through his species' version of maturity: connecting to the consciousness, "ankino". If Max is not able to connect he will die, and it will only be a matter of time before Michael and Izzy face the same fate. The mission is to find the s ...more
Karina Vargas
The Watcher (Roswell High, #4) : ¡4 estrellas!

Ellos acaban de escapar de una experiencia que pudo ser mortal para más de uno. Entre todos, lograron sortear los obstáculos y salir de allí ilesos, juntos y más fuertes que antes. Porque ahora son un verdadero grupo y ya no podrán separarse. Pero algo no está bien, algo le pasa a Max. Cada día está más cansado, demacrado y débil, y aunque él trate de negarlo, la situación es muy evidente, en especial para los ojos de Liz: Max se está muriendo. Es e
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
This is the end of the line for me. Do you know what this book is?


The series so far is ridiculous. I was blinded at the beginning. I could see the similarities with the television show and wrongly assumed the series would develop into something spectacular. Can you blame me? The television show was based on these books. One of the rare instances where I will tell people to drop the book and pick up the remote instead. I just can't see any potential in the series. The characters are annoying (16/
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, sci-fi
Mi sto mettendo d'impegno per leggere i libri che hanno ispirato la serie TV Roswell e dopo averne finiti quattro posso dire con certezza che la serie ha sorpassato il materiale originale. Molte cose sono diverse nei libri (e meno male), alcuni punti di trama sono stati rielaborati per la TV. La cosa che più infastidisce della scrittura della Metz è la ripetizione continua di cose che il lettore già conosce, per non parlare della totale assenza di sinonimi per descrivere, ad esempio, i colori de ...more
Mar 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
I can't understand how this can even be a book, it's written like a script, there's no plot but for whining of the main characters that are so selfish, stupid and disgusting it's even hard to cmprehend. Especially that Isabel who is the worst person possible is a main character. How can you want to read the book if one of the main characters is so atrocious? Really, sheriff Valenti is much more interesting that the whole bunch of those whining kids, though Ray is probably the only pleasant chara ...more
Adric Rangel
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Empecé a leer esta serie el año pasado, pero la detuve, porque no me gustó tanto el tercer libro. Sin embargo, me dio la curiosidad de leer este, por lo que terminé de retomar la lectura y para mi sorpresa, me lo terminé de leer rápido. No tiene nada que ver con la serie de TV, ya que nada de lo que leí, lo vi en la serie. Pero de igual manera la trama es buena. Le di un 4/5.
David Tiffany
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gail-s-books
Pretty good plot!

Like the plot, it’s moving along. I recommend this to anyone who likes young adult books-especially high school age students.
Aug 10, 2018 rated it liked it
another good one if you loved that tv show
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars!
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ends on a cliffhanger.
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
In the past, when Max, Liz, Michael, Maria, Isabel, and Alex faced a conflict together, it was external. First, it was Liz getting shot and Valenti's investigation into possible aliens in Roswell. Then, Nikolas came to town, bringing with him his own danger and yet another threat from the Sheriff. Third came Maria's psychic abilities and the alien bounty hunters who were drawn to her because of her use of the powerful, alien ring. But in The Watcher Metz has the six friends confront an internal ...more
Okay so that ending was just mean! And I'm out right now and don't have the next one sitting here beside me to grab up and devour! (in case you missed it this is a very, very sad thing!)
Alright so now that I've got that out onto the real review.
I flat out love these books! They're so compelling and addictive. I really don't see how you could NOT like them. A lot of people seem to dislike the insta-love thing. Personally I do. Mostly because I like the deeper relationship to start rolling and n
Sal Niner
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: roswell
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Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Oct 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Book 7:

I loved this book.

Because of course I love Roswell.

Anyway, there was SOOO much dramzz in this one, Maria finally told Micheal she loved him, and he's like uhhh umm...
Even though he was lusting after her in the beginning.
ISABEL is with Alex now, and she's all OH MICHEAL I KINDA LIKE YOUUUU.


Well, not really.
Max is dying of adolescent alien space cancer and Liz was like,
'ftw max we should spend all the time we have left together'
Sooo, she lays
Melissa Darnold
Now, see, I'm such a sucker for anything Liz/Max in any platform, so. I enjoyed this book because it had its major focus on Max and Liz. The fact that he's dying, not so good. But their moments are always just so sweet and honest and innocent and I want it to be that way all of the time. Alas, I'm rereading this series, so I know how it ends. I, of course, cannot stand Isabel's character because she is the very definition of shallow and "Mean Girl", but I ignore her often enough that she becomes ...more
Goodreads Synopsis:

Life will never be the same...

Max is dying. No one wants to believe it, but he knows it's true. And as the end grows closer, he can only think of one thing: Who will protect Liz if he's not here?

Liz can't stand watching Max suffer. She's determined to find some way -- any way -- to save him. But the only way to help Max is to risk her own life. Is she willing to die for the one she loves?
Katie Jauncey
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
These books are rated more for teens, and I read the Roswell series when I was about 15 ..... but I still really love reading them now. They're written in an easily worded way so that if you want something quick and easy to read, they're perfect ..... I love the whole series :)
Jul 16, 2015 rated it liked it
I hate the way Isabel thinks and acts most of the times. Seriously, now that she's finally with Alex she starts to feel something about Michael? Poor Alex. I hope Michael doesn't reciprocate, because I really want him with Maria.
Jun 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: teens, fans of Roswell
An interesting plot that was never aired on the show. I suppose in a way they fit it into the show, but it wasn't exactly like the book. For fans of the Michael/Maria relationship, this book will irritate the shit out of you.
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked Rae, she's really pretty too. I wish there was more books in the series because I didn't like the ending, their mission needs to carry on longer. And everybody has to love Steven.
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gopish Prasad
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love the book!
May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, pre-degree-reads
I vividly remember not being able to put this book down when I read it in the 7th grade and could probably still describe large chunks of its plot if asked...and that was more than 10 years ago.
Nov 20, 2009 rated it it was ok
Too short. Too basic. It was alright, but I didn't like the ending. Too many cliff-hangers mashed together.
Jul 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Still thinking that I don't really like it, but it's okay..
Indah Threez Lestari
517th - 2011

Endingnya menggantung, trus nggak ada lanjutannya... :(
Eh ada ibuknya ding, tapi teteup weh...
More drama than the previous ones, which is good!
Jun 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
love this series
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
OMG, what a rush!
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