A story for a new generation of Maximum Ride fans! Max’s daughter Hawk is growing up hard and fast in gritty, post-apocalyptic New York City. She stays under the radar to survive… until a destiny that’s perilously close to her mother’s forces her to take flight.
Hawk doesn’t know her real name. She doesn’t know who her family was, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is that she was told to stay on that street corner until they came back for her, for as long as it takes.
That was thirteen years ago…
The day that she finally gives up is the moment that her life changes forever because the promise becomes reality: someone is coming for her. But it’s not a rescue. It’s an execution.
As I don’t normally read books by James Patterson, I have to say this was one epic ride. One that is action packed and keeps you hanging to the very end. It didn’t sink in until recently that this was part of an old series but set much later yet I have been told you don’t need to have tapped into the previous series to enjoy this one – and that’s exactly right. I was able to read this book on its own and really enjoy the action and the story. Although this is post apocalyptic setting, I couldn’t help but draw a parallel to the real world with corrupt governments that rule with an iron fist, violence in the streets and the like. It really was a thrilling adventure and I enjoyed the characters and their fierce determination for survival as well as their witty – humorous dialogue. I think I’ll explore more of James Patterson’s work, this was really a great read – very fast paced, action packed – not a dull moment in sight. If you’re looking for some fast paced action adventure set in a post apocalyptic world? This one is for you!
With special thanks to Penguin Random House Australia for having me on board the Hawk Blog Tour and for sending me a copy of this book.