Review: The Angel Experiment


◆ The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
◆ Read july 2012
◆ English Edition
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❝ Six unforgettable kids—with no families, no homes—are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. But they don't know where they come from, who's hunting them, why they are different from all other humans... and if they're meant to save mankind—or destroy it ❞
I had good expectations of this book, especially because it is a bestselling series. But damn, what has this been a dissapointment!

First of all, the plot was... frustrating. It was supposed to be intense, yet I felt none of that. Everything that happened was so predictable that there was no room for surprise, nor did it make for a very good climax. I was constantly hoping for some sort of surprise that would make it all more interesting, but that never came. Some scenes were so horribly useless that I often had the urge to start skipping pages
Even the characters proved kind of cliché. It seemed as though Patterson took a list of random character traits and threw them around to make a pack of six kids varying from extremely bubbly to downright cold. And big surprise, the protagonist falls for the cold, silent type. 

There was, fortunately, one thing that I did like. I'm not always sure about first-person narration, but it worked really well for this book. I can also say that the main character/narrator was the only person I liked because she was witty and  ironic, so that amusing factor made up a bit for the things mentioned above.  

One thing I'm sure about is that I won't be reading the other books in the series, simply because this isn't it for me. 

2 stars because:
✓ Amusing comments from the narrator
✗ No tension
✗ Scenes were either of no use or very predictable
✗ The characters were clichés

 

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