Publication date: April 11th, 2005
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Targeted Audience: Young Adult
Summary: Get ready for the maximum thrill ride from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.
After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "bird kids", who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose. (Wow! This is pretty short)
I had been dying to read this book for ages now. But I was a little disappointed. I was expecting intense action I guess, but there was a lot of waiting and dawdling away what they were actually supposed to be doing.
But of course I think that there are reasons for it. Maybe Patterson just wanted us to bond with the characters and understand how terrifying the Erasers really are and how much the characters mean to each other. Because I felt like I was tied to the characters by the end.
The plot is really awesome! Avian DNA with humans and mutant Erasers. The dreadful Lab from where they escaped. Betrayal, the discovery of hidden secrets, and their constantly taking over huge appetites.
I really like Max's sarcasism and protectiveness, Fang's silent I-am-so-wise attitude which made me fall for him, Iggy's heightened senses and a knack with working with gadgets even though he is blind, Gasman's random fart attacks, Nudge's constant blabbering that reminded me of my sister and Angel's cuteness and awesome abilities.
It's all really good, but it is a slow read. However I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Hopefully, that book will be a little more action packed.
I rate it a 3.75
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