Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: Maximum Ride Manga Vol. 1

Maximum Ride
Volume 1
James Patterson
NaRae Lee

Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the “flock”—Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel—are just like ordinary kids—only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time... like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the “School” where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs.

Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare—this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf “Erasers” in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb—now her betrayed and greatest enemy—that her purpose is save the world—but can she?

Rating: 4/5

My Thoughts:
My friend, Caroline, is in love with all things Anime and Manga. And she has been trying to share that love with me. So to ease myself into manga, I got one that I was familiar with. I have already read The Angel Experiment so I was familiar with the story, and I think that helped me follow the story a bit better. 

I really loved The Angel Experiment., and I really liked this too. It's funny that the book took me like five hours to read, but the manga took me maybe twenty minutes. One thing I loved was that you could tell the emotions of the characters really well. The illustration were really good. None were that off from what I imagined. Except Fang. The long hair really threw me off. I knew it was long, but I expected more of chest length not past his butt.

In all, this is the only manga I have ever read so I can't really compare it to others, but if you have never read a manga before, or if you are hesitant, I think this is a good one to start with. The story line is really good, and it's easy to follow.


  1. I volunteer at the school library and the kids are absolutely crazy about these books!!
    I have never read any manga either - maybe I'll try this out :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. I've never read Manga before. I see people reading it all the time, and I've read amazing reviews. I might have to give them a try (:

    Sign up for the End of Summer Read-A-Thon!


Want to make my day? Then leave a comment. I love meeting new people! Feel free to leave a link to your blog and I will check it out as soon as I can.