It's happened! I read Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (book 1) of James Patterson's NYT Best-selling series back in 2005. 11 years ago! Even though I know that the prose isn't amazing, it's engaging (same as the Twilight saga, whether you like it or not), and Max was one of my first literary role models in addition to Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series) and Lyra Belaqua (The Golden Compass).
And when I first joined MoviePilot as a staff writer 4 years ago (before it became an open-source platform), Maximum Ride was listed as "in development." And then, there was radio silence. And more silence. So much so, that I gave up hope it would ever happen.
But then... a poster popped up in my instagram and Facebook feeds.
In this gripping young adult novel, author Kiersten White creates another engaging world in which readers can immerse themselves. I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of being supernatural? Being better than normal people? I know that I’d love the extra advantage, but this book and Kinetic by S.K. Anthony prove that being extraordinary has its price—and usually a very steep one.
Sisters Sofia “Fia” and Annie are both supernaturally gifted. Kept at a special school, they are trained to hone their powers and run “missions” for the head of school and his son. When Fia almost dies, both sisters realize they must escape and protect each other against all odds.
I loved this book for multiple reasons. 1) the cover by Mae I Design is SO pretty! 2) The awesome synopsis is just the beginning. 3) There's so much kick-ass action that I felt like I was on an adrenaline high while reading this story. 4) Annie Fox is one fearless girl, and her story rocks. A must read for fans of action, conspiracies, and mild SciFi.
Annie Fox has unlimited power. Part of a secret Organization with other super-powered agents, she’s used to tough situations. But when someone from her past returns, her beliefs are are challenged to the point that she begins questioning everything she’s known.
Jasper (Jazz) Dent, the protagonist in Barry Lyga’s I Hunt Killers is the son of Billy Dent, the infamous serial killer. His father's idea of "take your kid to work day" was to make his son help him clean up evidence, and like a teenage Dexter, Jazz has killing in his blood.
With his father incarcerated, he lives with his insane paternal grandmother. His mother has disappeared a few years back and Jazz is convinced Billy killed her, but when he has disturbing dreams of his father coaching him on killing, Jazz begins to fear that he's destined to become a serial killer like his dad.
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I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,