Disappointment overwhelmed my “fragile” little mind as James Patterson failed to redeem himself in Max’s final adventure. I didn’t know you could change your mind in the middle of a book. I would like to believe that Patterson had to meet a deadline, but I think he was just as burnt out on the series as the rest of us.
Patterson couldn’t seem to stick with his free publicity for environment protection. Throughout the book, I never thought I would say this, but there are too many encounters with deceit, and near death experiences. There is no plot. Everything is about what is considered moral, and how people allow their wants to supercede what their family needs.
When you are writing a book, it’s nearly impossible to be unbiased, but don’t make your societal views the entire theme. Reading fiction is generally supposed to be entertaining, and while a ranting author may be entrancing to some; I am more interested in the story. I enjoy surprising twists, but I don’t enjoy reading the end of a book that is unrelated to the rest of the series in every possible way.
I reached the end of the book and cheered. Until I saw the epilogue. I never knew a book could have two endings. I guess Mr. Patterson just wasn’t happy with the original one. Having a Voice, wings, supernatural powers, and being a hero just wouldn’t suffice for Max’s life in Patterson’s eyes. My only thoughts while reading the last four pages of Nevermore were, “that escalated quickly,” and, “finally it’s over!”
Nevermore left me feeling like I wasted 72 hours of my life on a pointless series. Max had already lived a pretty phenomenal life when the series reached Fang, so basically the first three books alone should be read. Don’t spend your precious, limited time on the rest, I plead of you.