City of the Dead (Maximum Ride: Hawk, 2)

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This is the first book I’ve read in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. I have read several of the renowned author’s books but never one like this. First off, I really enjoyed the science fiction/fantasy feel of this book with its hybrid characters as the main heroes. Fifteen-year-old Hawk is the daughter of half-human, half-bird hybrids Maximum Ride and her husband Fang. I can only assume from reading this book that Max is the ultimate hero whom everyone loves, even those who aren’t necessarily fond of hybrids. Max and Fang have left Hawk to fend for herself and Hawk has found herself raising several other orphan hybrids. In the meantime, there is a deadly virus spreading amongst humans. Hawk then discovers a group of hidden hybrids in the forest.

This book mimics real life even though it has fantasy characters. Two groups blame each other instead of working together until someone steps in to figure out why they are fighting at all.

I absolutely loved the simplicity of the plot of this book as well as the colorful (literally) characters. I especially liked Tut the Turtle and Chammy the Chameleon. This book is a fun adventure with a moral to the story.

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Author James Patterson
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publish Date 29-Nov-2021
ISBN 9780316500159 Buy this Book
Issue February 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy