Maximum Ride to Become a Comic Book Series! And Other News on the Series…

Hello readers!

I apologize for not posting in a couple months, school has kept me busy along with my second novel. I’ll try to be better with posting on here; I haven’t forgotten about you all!

So, just recently I ran across the news that the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson is going to be made into a comic series. The link for more information and an interview with James Patterson on the topic can be read here

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=56188

How do you feel about the series being made into a comic? I think it’s interesting.  There’s only one sample of artwork on the website but I love the colors! I think I’d be more interested in reading the comics than the Manga, probably because comics tend to have more vivid colors; at least in my opinion and what I’ve personally seen. Of course nothing can beat the original novels themselves! Speaking of…

There are new covers for adult versions of the series (to be on sale 10/28)! I don’t really like how they look, but apparently they’re supposed to draw in an adult audience (as Patterson has stated). There’s only new covers for four of the novels, so perhaps only those are adult oriented? I’m also not sure how much the content has changed (if at all) to please an adult audience. I’ll be interested to check it out, of course. Do you like the covers?

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On another fun note…

Patterson is writing another novel for the Maximum Ride series! It’s to take place after “Nevermore.” It’s entitled “Forever” and it’s to be released on 1/19/15. You can read the first chapter for free on BN.com. Hopefully he gets back in touch with his writing styles in the first few novels because, personally, the characters and plot were a lot more enjoyable then. The last book didn’t answer all of my questions and didn’t quite satisfy, so hopefully he ends the series well with this last Max Ride novel. Will you be reading it?

That’s all the news I have for you! Fly on!

-S. K. Robitaille

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Fan Art Friday: Maximum Ride

 

Fan art Friday! This week I’m focusing on Maximum Ride as the main theme. Thanks to IAmEmilyK for the featured image! She used photoshop for her photo manipulation; cool, right? Super, epically awesome.

ashkatt. I LOVE Iggy’s wings! Bout time he got some recognition. And off to the side is little Ari; I love how they depicted him because so many people draw him so much older. He’s only seven or nine if I remember correctly!

 

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yukieiri22000. Always gotta love Fang without a shirt on 😉 I do very much love the background as well though, it looks so peaceful!fang_water_bathing_by_yukieiri22000-d3f02i7

gemmafm. Little Angel when they first discover that she can breathe under water. I’m not sure what I love more, Angel herself, or the details of the water! Super realistic and beautiful colors! And that little face! I also love how little droplets of water are dripping from her bottom feathers.

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snf3000. I love this angle of Fang, it’s so different! The lighting is just stunning, and I love how he’s standing on the edge of a cliff! Super awesome!

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Greenticky. Angel when she first gets captured. I am just absolutely mesmerized by her wings! Amazing!

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Follyfoot. Max’s wings here are done really well, that’s what I love so much about it! And the little blood splots around the whole thing? Awesome.

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laurastellinamia. Dylan…*drools, drools a lot* At first I hated his character, but I grew to like him. I love all the details this artist gives! The shading and his expression is pretty much to die for.

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seanfarislover. So many people! AH! Fang’s gang and the Flock. The artist added in their description that they loved Iggy with a bowtie in “Nevermore” so that’s why he has one 🙂 It looks like this one took so much work!

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sbrigs. Dylan again! I mainly like the look on his face ^_^ Great detail overall!

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beforethedarkness. To end the artwork, why not end it with a FANG. Instead of ending it with a bang? Get it? Anyway…

Love the expression on his face and the scars on his side! Reminds me of the battle on the beach. And, yeah, Fang is also topless and that’s never something to complain about 🙂

 

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Do you have your own artwork of Maximum Ride? Make sure to check out all these artists on deviantART; their galleries are amazing!

 

Fly on!

-S. K. Robitaille

 

 

Fan Art Friday: Birthday!

So, it’s my 21st birthday on Friday, and I’m posting this early because I won’t have time to on the actual Friday. So bare with me. I’m doing a birthday theme because, duh, I want to celebrate mine! Pop the confetti!

Percy Jackson up first!

MissySerendipidy

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Burdge-Bug for art, and olympiandemigods/ fernandafb for coloring and editing! Awww ❤

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Next is Harry Potter!

SiliceB

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burdge-bug. Awwwww 🙂

happy_birthday__harry_by_burdge_bug-d59gd3pThis one is stunning! When Ginny is about to kiss Harry in the Deathly Hallows for his birthday. Ahhh *swoon* art by airyfairyamy

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Now for Hunger Games!

kahh-poww. Can I have you in my cake, Peeta? Please? Pwetty pwease?

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This is a pretty legit cake…

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Maximum Ride time! Just one though, all I could really find ^_^

tanginova. I’ll have that cake, Iggy. And you. Yes, I’ll have you too 🙂

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Yay! Birthday time! Have a great one, everyone!

Keep on reading!

– S. K. Robitaille

Fan Art Friday: Maximum Ride

I haven’t done fan art friday in FOREVER! I apologize 🙂 And would like to make it up to you by giving you fan art this friday focusing on Maximum Ride! Yay! *throws confetti*

I hope someday I can post fan art of my own series *dreams up in the clouds*

*Max slaps me across the face* Get it together! Start showing the art of ME being AWESOME.

Sorry, Max. Here’s the fan art! Enjoy 🙂

otaku-of-doom. Iggy!!!!! AHHH!!!

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PeachesCW. They’re so cute! Iggy for the win 🙂

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SpiralNinja05 describes this as Iggy holding onto his younger self before he goes blind, telling him to hold onto everything precious. Try not to cry…cry a lot.

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PeachesCW. So cute! I love the last frame with lil Max Jr 🙂

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These next three are by Maximwolf. Great artist! 

Fang….without shirt…*brain short circuits*

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Go Max! The one with a cookie? Oh my gosh *fan squeal*
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This one is entitled “Whispers in the dark.” Can I say one thing? LOVE.

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Blue-Hearts. I’ll take one, Iggy 🙂 Or ten…or one-hundred…

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Deesney draws Fang’s smile as he teases Max, “You looooove me. You love me thiiiiis much!”

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SpiralNinja05. To help your brain explode with the cutest fan art ever in mankind…

Little Iggy!

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Hope you enjoyed this week’s fan art! Fly on!

And one last thing before you go….

AliAvian

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-Sara R.

Fang is Awesome

So I’m working on a new painting which I’ll feature here once I’m done, since I’m doing Maximum Ride. In the process of looking up the lettering for the Maximum Ride novels, I was just scrolling down Google and ran across this AWESOME drawing of Fang.

So, thank you jennybunbuns on deviantART for this great drawing of Fang. Such great detail, and the wings are so fabulous! Excuse me while I swoon over him…

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Fly on! And keep on drawing better than me 😉

-Sara R.

Overall thoughts after reading the Maximum Ride series

  • Sorry for long title, but I couldn’t shorten it up any more than that 🙂

Maximum Ride is a young adult series written by James Patterson, that consist of eight novels all together.

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Overall I love this series, hence: why I have a whole section in my blog dedicated to it. Dur 🙂

However, it’s time to go more in-depth into the series as a whole. I’ll be kinda mean sometimes, so don’t mind me. Some things just really bothered me…

Here’s my rank of best to worst of the books, starting with the best:

-Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports. Freaking epic, and it has the funniest stuff in there. Plus Fang and Max are officially together. No fighting between them, just bliss. All the characters have their glory.

-The Angel Experiment. Max is the funniest in this one. Plus it’s the first, and I loves ❤

-School’s Out Forever. Good character developments.

-Max. Fang and Max get closer, and her mom is a bigger part in the story as a whole.

-Fang. Interesting plot developments. Hate the ending though.

-Angel. The core of the plot of people trying to destroy the world are at a good rank in this one. It goes back to the old roots of the beginning of the series. It’s just…characters…not touched that much.

-Nevermore. Weird that the last book is near the end of my list, huh? So disappointed :/

-The Final Warning. No one cares about global warming, Patterson! Stop preaching to us and get back to the plot! Gosh DANG IT!

There you go 🙂 so, like I said before, I really love this series as a whole. I love Max’s attitude and witty comebacks, and having her as a narrator was clever and fun to read. That said, here are my thoughts of the series as a whole, mainly with the last book.

  • My biggest complaint, that’s what I’ll start with first: Iggy. Why was his character so lost as the series progressed? 😦 He was and is my favorite character, yet Patterson threw him in the background as the series went onward. Very sad. In the last book Iggy could’ve had more glory, like touching the trees in “paradise” to “see” the colors, or have his treehouse painted white so that he can see everything around him. So many opportunities lost with him.
  • Gazzy and Nudge were lost as well. Nudge never had much of an impact on me even from the beginning, and I thought he’d grow her character. When he does try to have scenes with her I can’t connect. Sad face 😦
  • Angel. *shakes my head* She got too crazy for me. I dislike her character as a whole, and didn’t like her from book four to six. I finally felt some pity for her in the last book, but still…she was just unecessarily overdone. Which brings me to the next point…
  • Angel can NOT be the Voice!! AHHH!! If anything pissed me the hell off in the last book, it would be that. Not only does it piss me off that Patterson wanted to give Angel yet another attribute, but it’s another thing that it makes absolute no sense. She can read minds…so? Can she really be that smart in knowing everything? No. How would Jeb know about the Voice? How could Angel reach Max at such far distances? In the last book, she could’ve said in their head, “yo, get me out!” instead of using the Voice. Plus Angel said she had her own Voice. It’s just pissing me off. I think Iggy should’ve been the Voice. He can be like, “yo, I’m blind, but I’m freaking smart as hell. You’re welcome.”
  • Positive note: I loved the relationship between Fang and Max. It’s not ooey-goeey, but the realistic kind where you have problems and where you get in heated arguments. They’re real, and I can connect. I love them!
  • Was Total necessary?
  • Ella should have more character development. When Iggy kisses her at the end I was like, “hmmm…wish I felt more than just a small smile.”
  • The Final Warning wasn’t necessary. At all.
  • Get ready: I actually like Dylan. In “Fang” I didn’t like him much, but in “Angel” I got to liking him. He brought out a lot in Max that Fang couldn’t easily do. Just the whole “I was designed to be with you” thing creeped me out a bit. I mean…sheesh.
  • So…Dr. Martinez was brainwashed by Jeb in book seven and eight? No. Just no. Stop finding the easy way out, Patterson. Should’ve gotten more creative than that.
  • What happened to the red headed wonder? Max was warned that she could be a problem. Yet she never came back. And another plot point was missed: Ella running off in “Angel” to get wings. Yet that’s not touched ever again in “Nevermore.” I mean…wtf?
  • I love Max. I love her personality, her witty comebacks, and her thoughts. She’s a great narrator. I know her character grows throughout the series, but I still wish her sarcasm was kept in the later books. I missed them.
  • I didn’t really like how much the flock exposed themselves to the world. The plot was much better when they had to hide.
  • I love Ari. I mean, at first I hated him, but in the third book I loved his character. I’m so mad Patterson brought him back in the last book. He should’ve left him alone.
  • Patterson is great with twists. Every book seemed to have one (almost), and it kept me guessing as to what’s coming next.
  • The amount of enemies was great. What happened with Itex? Maybe I just don’t remember…
  • The very very ending of the last book was nice, although I would’ve enjoyed the whole flock there together instead of just Dylan, Angel, Max, and Fang. Again this shows lack of connection with the other flock members. Sad face 😦 

But, like I said, I liked the series as a whole very much 🙂 I just think some details should’ve been left out and some should’ve been added. I do like the characters altogether though, they compliment one another and make the plot more realistic.

I shall miss Max, but of course I can always go back and read her stories any time I want 🙂

Fly on!

-Sara R.

Merry Christmas!

To celebrate the holidays I decided to share some artwork based on some teen novels 🙂

First up, happy holidays from the Maximum Ride gang 😀

tanginova

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zero

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Now for Percy Jackson to celebrate the holidays!

KreamaSuzuki

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ribkaDory

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And last but not least, Harry Potter christmas!

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IrishManReynolds

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WilliamSnape

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And before you go…

hidechan

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-Sara R.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everybody! And thanks for the cover photo by daekazu on deviantART! All my art will be from there 🙂

For this halloween I decided to snatch some fan art from some novels just for this holiday! But first I’d like to quote a part of my own novel since it briefly covers halloween, and it can bring a good laugh. Plus I’m planning to self publish them soon, so might as well get some word out there 🙂

” ‘Hey, look! There’s another person wearing wings!’ Evelyn exclaims.

So, I don’t carry a calendar with me everywhere I go, but apparently today is Halloween. Go figure. So now we just blend in that much easier. I don’t see the point in Halloween quite honestly. Hey, lets knock on strangers’ doors and beg for candy! If I knocked on a stranger’s door, high chance some Omega–or werewolf, for the common folk–will be hiding behind it, or some other weirdo out to kill me. Good teaching of your children, people, to go knock on peoples’ doors for candy. What a stupid holiday. Or maybe I’m just pissy because I never celebrated one holiday my whole life. I don’t even know when my own birthday is. Bleh, I’m rambling. Moving on.

‘I’m hungry,’ Trevor says as he turns his head while a girl in a miniskirt walks by.

I punch him in the arm and hiss, ‘Stop that.’

‘What? She had nachos. Why, was she hot?’ he asks and turns his head again. ‘Nah, she needs to shave.’ ”

And there you go! Now for some fan art for Halloween 🙂

First up is Maximum Ride

Tallstones. Gazzy’s eyes are EPIC.

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Next is Percy Jackson

MissySerendipity

Bleunite

Next is Hunger Games

AlmightyKee draws costume for district three!

CrocodileLove draws Finnick and Annie. Ah 🙂

And now for the best book series for Halloween: Harry potter

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Kairei

Ha! 🙂 Kuko-chan

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Happy Halloween everybody! Have a great one 🙂

Funny Art: Maximum Ride

For this Fan art Friday, I decided to find some art from deviantART that focuses on Maximum Ride. This time I sought out the funny pictures 🙂 Enjoy! And thank you to SpiralNinja05 for the cover photo!

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 Tallstones

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If Fang was able to do karaoke night…

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The part in second book (I believe second?) when Fang messes with the guys, saying that God doesn’t like them. Max describes him as the angel of death at this scene; it’s also one of the first times we see Fang being funny. Love it!

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Fanga Lisa by Tallstones

Ari at Walmart by Tallstones 

Hope you enjoyed! Fly on!

-Sara R.