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Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep.Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, FrFrannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep.Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life forever....Her name is Max.With breathtaking energy, eleven-year-old Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. When the Wind Blows is as unique a story as has ever been told, filled with suspense and passion. ...

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When the Wind Blows Reviews

  • Will M.
    2019-03-18 23:46

    Update 5/25/2015So I just bought the last book of the Maximum Ride series, and when I clicked on the series button thing here on goodreads, I stumbled upon a note from James Patterson saying that this Max is different from the Max from Maximum Ride. It's quite impossible how different they are. They're too fucking similar to be different. I can't do anything about it though because I guess what the author says is true. Sucks big time.------------I bought this book (in hardcover, for only $2) because of the mere fact that Patterson wrote it. Patterson introduced me to the world of Crime-mystery-thriller novels, so when I saw this months ago I bought it in an instant without even reading the synopsis at the back. I had no idea that this was a prequel of his young-adult series, Maximum Ride. I was a huge fan of Maximum Ride then, and I'm sure I enjoyed the series as a whole. After reading a few pages of this, I realized that Max was the same character as the one from the MR series. I did a little research and confirmed my speculations. All I can say is that I can't believe I'm reading the prequel to the series that I loved when I was younger.Frannie and Kit were the adult main character in this novel. They were the usual main characters that Patterson writes, and they were really enjoyable. The best character of course would still be Maximum. I liked her before, and I still like her now. The author also decided to add in Icarus, another member of the Maximum Ride crew. I'm not sure if the others were also a part of the crew. I've read the MR series years ago so my memory is not that fresh anymore. Back to Fran and Kit. Their relationship felt forced and unbelievable, but aside from that, they were well developed characters. They were really likable, so that was good enough to keep me interested on what's going to happen to them.Plot wise, it feels more YA than Crime/Adult. The plot was a bit shallow, and really similar to the MR series. I know this is a prequel, but the synopsis wasn't that obvious. Aside from the name Max, nothing else screamed Maximum Ride to me. The plot wasn't that cliche, but it could've been done better. The character development beats the plot, and that's not always a good thing.3.5/5 stars. I rounded this one up because I was such a huge fan of the MR series. This was not a bad novel. In fact, this novel was a bit fast paced and interesting. It just didn't have that adult writing of Patterson feel to it. Maybe the fact that I've read the YA series influenced my reading impression of this, but I've read better works of Patterson. I'm going to read the sequel to this, and also the last book of the YA series(coming out this 2015). Patterson will always be the reason why I love the crime genre, in reading at least. I still find that I enjoy crime movies more than novels, but if the crime novel is good enough, then I'll still feel the enjoyment one way or another.

  • Afsana
    2019-02-25 21:54

    I have read this and I am not ashamed to state I enjoyed itI see that there are several reviews here that suggest that to have enjoyed this book or james pattersons books shows a low reading levelThat is so condesceding. It is possible that there is like me a lot of people who read Fiction (please do remember its fiction) and want something that is easy to read and different from there lives and not always want to read series books with heavy deeper meanings that require a lot of thought or that takes more thought and effort to readIt shows our ability to be flexible and to enjoy reading a variety of books and it may surprise some of the critics out there I have read and enjoyed more indepth or more "high" level books such as Jane Eyre, Pride And Prejudice (and even before the big bbc production I hasten to add) Emma, Animal farm, 1984 to name but a few but I am also a great james patterson fan and have read all his books except Daniel x whomI could not get intoBut sorry I had to say the above:- re the bookI enjoyed when the wind blows as different to what he had already written and for me a new ideayou want a light read which has interesting possibilities this is the book to read

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-03-09 01:08

    When the Wind Blows (When the Wind Blows, #1), James Pattersonتاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیستم ماه دسامبر سال 2015 میلادیعنوان: زمانی که باد بوزد - داستانی در باره ی تولید انبوه انسان؛ اثر: جیمز پاترسون؛ مترجم: مرتضی مدنی نژاد؛ تهران، هیرمند، 1382؛ در 456 ص؛ شابک: 9646974872؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 مفرانی اونیل، دامپزشک جوانی ست که دارای استعدادی خداداده است. او همسر پزشکش را از دست داده او را به قتل رسانده اند. فرانی در برابر کشفی شگفت آور در جنگلی که نزدیک به بیمارستان حیوانات و متعلق به خود او است قرار میگیرد. پس از آن، یکی از ماموران اف.بی.آی در آستانه ی درب منزلش ظاهر میشود و …. یکی از افسانه های فراموش نشدنی جنائی ست. ا. شربیانی

  • Christy
    2019-02-28 21:48

    This was a surprisingly different/ better book for James Patterson, an author I read a long time ago because my parents enjoyed his work for a while. Therefore I picked it up desperate for a book to read and quickly noticed that I enjoyed it more than his usual work. I haven't read any of the other books in this series, though.

  • Alex Duncan
    2019-02-21 20:02

    Something blows alright. I struggled to finish this book and by the time I did finish I wanted several hours of my life back. Too many loose ends. Reads like it was written on autopilot.

  • Kimmay
    2019-03-08 20:59

    The concept was good, but Patterson's writing style just didn't do it for me, it seems very hokey at times and the characters Frannie & Kit seemed flat, rather lame romance weaved in there that i could have done without. I WANTED to like Frannie & KIt but they just didn't add to the story, in fact they were a distraction that really wasn't pulled off very well. The writing seemed choppy. I'm starting to wonder why Patterson is such a popular author, I'm thinking perhaps his earlier works were better. Perhaps, I should try one of those older books. Because his new ones have been a disappointment to me, even though I do sometimes love to read a 'lighter" book, I found this book not engaging at ALL. Someday I will try one of his earlier books.

  • Mike French
    2019-02-27 20:57

    Strange but enjoyable and entertaining! This book Isn't your Alex Cross, Michael Bennett or Women's Murder Club you are used to reading. It is more fantasy than mystery or thriller,but loved it and looking forward to the second book in the series- THE LAKE HOUSE!.

  • Joshua Bizeau
    2019-02-26 18:48

    Patterson's atrociously elementary prose aside, 'When the Wind Blows' is an afront to good storytelling sensibilites the world over and is another example of literature of the lowest possible common denominator. Whilst the likes of Dan Brown have been the most recent perpetrators of this populism, Patterson has certainly been the more consistent of the two and quite arguably the worst offender of all modern hacks. I must surmise that even the combined powers of Dickens, Poe, Kafka or the most literate modern storytellers could not bend Patterson into writing a competent tale should they slap him a thousand times in the face with their own manuscripts.The plot is an absolute mess having to do with the secretive genetic manipulation of a little girl and the two protagonists who find themselves tangled up in the whole scheme and whose mission becomes to free the girl from her experimental captivity. How that happens, one can only hope to care a little less about as the "story" unfolds with all the grace and weight of a weekday television drama. Pathetic romance between the tale's heroes degenerates into being laughably absurd at its worst moments (and soap opera-esque at best), the action throughout is completely lacking in suspense or thrills; but perhaps the worst offense of them all can be summed up in the cartoonishness of the narrative, chock-full of plot turns so contrived as to make M. Night Shyamalan at his worst blush. The characters are developed with as much interest as one might put into stapling together a cardboard box and much of the inanity takes place over the modern mass market fiction phenomena of brisk three-seven word dialogue sessions, which can go on for seeming pages at a time with little to no cognitive progress made, narratively-speaking. One would assume even a writer of Patterson's lowly capabilities could at least muster up some sort of detail when describing his characters, settings or set pieces... yet we get about as much an impression of such vitals as one might make of the Taj Mahal through the bottom end of a foggy glass.An reviewer summed this novel up perfectly with the headline of his review: "When the Wind Sucks." To say a Berenstain Bears book is written with decidedly more wit, charm and readability would be uttering the very least of truths in regards to Patteron's immeasurably awful writing. Spare yourselves this waste of paper and introduce yourselves to literature worthy of your time and mental faculties. Mass market drivel like this undoubtedly contributes greatly to the sharply declining literacy of our society, even if its pedestrian characters, Bruckheimer plot and by-the-books action do at least make for the most pathetically lazy of easy, diet reads.For those who actually enjoy great, well-written literature, I can't warn you away from this book or its brand of modern "mass market appeal" writing strongly enough. Avoid at all costs and your IQ will certainly show no end of gratitude.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-09 18:03

    James Patterson has exactly the same writing style as Dean Koontz. There are hits and misses. This, most definitely, was not a hit.I've read a few of his other books, mostly the ones meant for children and young adults, so I wasn't really surprised by the caliber of language. However, this book is supposed to be for adults and still, he has a pedestrian way of telling the story. The book flashes in and out of first and third person perspective, among three people, one of them being Max, the girl with bird wings. What should have been an interesting, pulse accelerating story, turns into something slightly boring just because of the way he tells it. Not only does the perspective thing make the story clunky, his sentences are just sub par. They're wooden and cliche, I don't know how else to describe it, I only know that I don't like it.

  • Natasha
    2019-02-20 22:07

    When James Patterson came up with the idea for When The Wind Blows, he probably bragged to all of his friends. When he finished writing the prologue, he probably knew he had a masterpiece in the works.And when he completed the book, all stunning 416 pages, he probably bragged to his friends about his masterpiece.What an amazing book. Flawless in every aspect, and throughouly enticing.

  • Claudia
    2019-02-16 18:55

    This is the one that started it all! The very first time we meet Max, a wonderful mutant with wings! Patterson used such a great name he couldn't give it up for the YA series...great suspense, and the adults were compelling.

  • Heppy
    2019-03-12 22:51

    This review is a first for me, in that it is my first ever book review, and that it is of my first ever James Patterson novel. My reading of this book came about by accident; I have demolished every novel on my bookshelf. My boyfriend is a massive Patterson fan, and he handed me this book having not read it himself. When the Wind Blows was of huge disappointment to me. I was expecting to enjoy an engrossing crime thriller, so I was somewhat surprised when a girl with wings was introduced to the storyline! What followed was a dull plot, flat characters and general silliness that was almost desperately justified with links to the genetic enhancement inJurassic Park.It was only after I had finished reading that I realised that When the Wind Blows was written as an adult sequel to Patterson's Maximum Ride series for young adults. Perhaps it would have been more enjoyable had I read the others in the series. Perhaps not. One thing I was thankful for where the page-long chapters and huge print that allowed me to get through the novel quickly and not waste any more time/brain cells than absolutely necessary!

  • Antonella
    2019-02-19 21:04

    Esperimenti illegali di manipolazione genetica: questo l'argomento trattato nel romanzo. Agghiacciante. Atrocità che fanno gelare il sangue nelle vene. Le scene della Scuola sono le più scioccanti. Per il resto, la storia, narrata con una scrittura pressoché elementare (forse dovuta alla traduzione?), se si tolgono alcuni termini medico/scientifici quasi obbligatori, mi è parsa molto fantasiosa, anzi fantascientifica. D'altra parte il sogno di volare è insito in ognuno di noi...Ma siamo veramente sicuri che si tratti di mera fantasia? Siamo sicuri che, sotto sotto, non ci sia un po' di insana verità? Non voglio pensarci... Voglio scacciare questo tarlo e vedere questo romanzo solo come puro intrattenimento. Non proprio un thriller, in ogni caso, anche se delitti ce ne sono e le indagini riconducono ai fatti di cui sopra. Però - ripeto - qualche leggero brivido me l'ha fatto venire...E - tra tinte così fosche - non poteva mancare un po' di "rosa", naturalmente, con una storia (pare seria) tra i due personaggi principali. Tanto per alleggerire l'atmosfera e far contenti tutti i tipi di lettori. Ma va bene così.Epilogo col pieno di adrenalina, concitato e rocambolesco, per poi defluire in un gigantesco "... e tutti vissero felici e contenti".📖 GdL - La parola del mese (feb. 2018) - VENTO

  • Patty_pat
    2019-03-07 00:04

    Frannie O'Neill, giovane veterinaria rimasta vedova esercita la sua professione in un paese sperduto nelle montagne rocciose degli USA. Vede una ragazzina con le ali... Da qui inizia una rocambolesca avventura, un vero e proprio thriller con assassinii nuovi e vecchi tutti collegati a questa ragazzina, di nome Max, geneticamente modificata che è stata allevata in una "scuola", non meglio identificata. La capacità immensa di Patterson di tenermi attaccata alle pagine resiste anche in questo romanzo, dove i protagonisti, nel tentativo sia di capire cosa sta succedendo e di salvare Max dai suoi inseguitori diventano comprimari, lasciando la scena al sogno più grande dell'uomo: volare. In realtà, chi creò Max, voleva aumentare la speranza di vita degli esseri umani, ma tant'è... Da questo romanzo, James Patterson ha DOVUTO, visto il successo di Max @ company, creare una nuova serie: Maximum Ride.

  • Elketw
    2019-03-02 23:05

    Category: Books Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy Author: James Patterson Frannie O'Neill adalah dokter hewan berbakat yang tinggal di Colorado. Dihantui pembunuhan misterius suaminya, David, Frannie membaktikan hidupnya untuk pekerjaannya. Tidak lama kemudian terjadi pembunuhan misterius lain dan Kit Harrison, agen FBI yang kontroversial, datang ke tempatnya.Ketika penyelidikan itu sedang berlangsung, Frannie melihat fenomena asing yang mengejutkan di hutan dekat rumah sakit hewan miliknya. Fenomena yang akan mengubah hidupnya untuk selamanya. Fenomena itu bernama Max. Dengan kemampuan yang luar biasa, Max, anak perempuan yang baru berusia sebelas tahun itu, membantu Frannie dan Kit mengungkapkan salah satu rencana ilmu pengetahuan modern yang paling jahat. Rencana gila sekelompok manusia yang ingin menjadi Tuhan, dan menghilangkan batas antara manusia dan hewan. Buku ini mungkin bisa disebut prequel untuk buku Serial Maximum Ride James Patterson. Persamaannya memang hanya nama karakter Maximum sang manusia burung , Ide cerita tentang ilmuwan kejam yang melakukan percobaan genetic, dan labolatorium illegal yang disebut-sebut sebagai sekolah. Selain latar belakang ini segala sesuatu yang bercerita disini berbeda. Bila serial Maximum Ride diceritakan dari sudut pandang si tokoh utama Max. Maka di When the wind Blow bercerita dari tiga sudut pandang yaitu Frannie O'Neil, Kit Harisson dan Max. Kalau di Maximum Ride bercerita tentang petualangan Max maka di When the wind Blows sudut pandang cerita lebih banyak bercerita dari sudut pandang Frannie sang dokter hewan.Inti cerita buku ini adalah misi penyelamatan Frannie terhadap Maximum si gadis burung hasil rekayasa genetic para ilmuan dan usaha Kit Harisson si anggota FBI senior untuk menguak konspirasi pembunuhan dokter-dokter berbakat yang dicurigai merupakan anggota perkumpulan ilmuan illegal yang melakukan percobaan genetic terhadapa manusia. Secara garis besar buku ini cukup menghibur, mengingat saya sendiri baru menyelesaikan buku 1 dari Maximum Ride : The Angel Experiment – sedikit banyaknya persamaan dan ketegangan antara kedua buku ini membuat saya menikmati buku ini.

  • Natali
    2019-03-19 00:42

    Wonderful, suspenseful, and another book that kept me up till 10:00 pm.( not really, I'm just saying it was very captivating) When the Wind Blows was the foundation to James Patterson's best-selling series, Maximum Ride which happens to be one of my favorite series, so when I heard about this book, I got really excited. It is similar to Maximum Ride, but not at the same time. Frannie O'Neil is depressed after her husband, David, died. She's not sure who murdered him, but when Kit Harrison, an FBI agent, shows up at her vet hospital with an interesting case, things start going horribley wrong. First, 2 people have been murdered in the last 2 weeks. Both doctors who studied biology and were suspects of a mysterious group of rebel scientists who experimented on humans. Then, Frannie meets Max, an extrodinary girl with extrodinary powers. She has wings and can fly. Max recently escaped from the School, the lab were she lived, and knows of a horrible plan that the scientist want to fufill. It's up to Frannie, Kit, and Max to stop them before it's too late.

  • L. Silvey
    2019-03-15 19:54

    To my disappointment, the back blurb made this book out to be more intriguing than it actually was. Modern-day laboratory chimeras (I think this book came out around the time of the tv show, Dark Angel--similar themes) that are grown and manipulated inside unknowing mothers-to-be. Sounds pretty good, right? That's about as fascinating as it gets. I had hoped it would have explored more of how the process was done and the scientific background, but there was none. Essentially, a girl (who has wings!) from the project escapes and is on the run in the wilderness of Colorado. A wayward FBI agent and a local vet team up to discover the truth of the murders and events that seem to tie back to this girl. It's predictable with no real plot twists (not to me, anyway) and lacks anything to keep the reader invested in the characters. It has so much potential though. There are apparently more books following this story, but I won't be reading them.

  • Katie
    2019-03-13 20:08

    Alright, this book was AMAZING! I love books about the future of genetic manipulation, and especially how it could possibly pertain to human research (even though its rather far-fetched at the moment). This book was the best one I've read so far in that vein. Plus, the characters are really endearing, the plot is amazing and very twisty, and the writing style keeps you engaged for the entire book - there were no "slow parts." This is the first Patterson book I've ever read, and I've got to say, I think I'm hooked. I'll definitely be trying a few more of his books. The last thing I have to add, is that I love the extremely short chapters (sometimes as short as a page and a half)- being the mother of a newborn and a 16 month old, its so nice to be at a good "stopping point" at almost any time. I would definitely recommend this book to any and all of my friends!

  • Karen
    2019-03-06 01:06

    GREAT BOOK, JIM SAYS this book is not the beginning of MAXIMUM OVERRIDE SERIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE BUT 'I DISAGREE', since the characters in this book were scientifically mutated humans and the Maximum ride series really are he same thing, BOTH THIS BOOK and the MAX series are great..... Give it a read.... I Loved it when I read this and was mad cause there was no book two but.. 10 years later low and behold the maximum ride series it out... Any way Great reads...

  • Barbara Barth
    2019-02-17 18:56

    I am always excited to dig into a new book by James Patterson. I have enjoyed his writing very much over the years...whether it is a gritty suspense novel or a heartfelt romance.A story about genetic engineering gone awry piqued my interest. Medical thrillers are one of my favorite themes. However, this one just didn't grab me... and when it was over I was ready to be done. I don't think I'll pursue anything else in this particular series.

  • Blue
    2019-03-10 21:01

    The premise was appealing. The writing was abysmal and as my first Patterson read I am considering being horrified at the popularity of this writer. It was bad enough that it was spread evenly throughout without many specifc points to mention. (I spoke with an enamored coworker and ended up looking up use of ghostwriters - and apparently James Patterson is more of a brand than an author. He might come up with most of the ideas but it seems most of the writing itself is outsourced. I can understand that, but I would read something and make sure it was not garbage before putting my name on it. I can now understand how Jim Butcher started Dresden as a jab at the garbage that sells so well.)The transition music/footsteps was annoying, like illustrations of black-haired adults in the forest in a book about a bunch of blonde children in a school. This false, fleeting, and forced feeling of suspense (alliteration!) just made what little suspense there was even more hollow, but I shall return to that at the end.The writer, whomever that was, cannot write children (okay, I know, Ender's Game and super intelligence but in the writing it was flat out stated that the woman was struggling to connect the nearly-adult with the playful child she now saw), threw in a completely rediculous romance that was not even necessary for the plot to move exactly the same way, and any paranoia/betrayals were completely obvious the moment the character appeared. Oh, and the writer completely missed having a thing happen after beating the 'this is going to happen because the puzzle pieces are freaking marked' (view spoiler)[the vet never actually looked at the girl's bullet wound or patched it up, despite how often the injury was mentioned (although never proving a hinderance), that it was a doctor/vet that discovered her, AND THAT THERE WAS AN ACTUAL PHYSICAL (not that the vet did anything but get a girl naked and gawk). (hide spoiler)] Oh, and two more plot holes: (view spoiler)[1. How did Frannie discover Max was short for Maximum? (and how would an adult keep a straight face using that as a full name?) 2. If she shifted into 4th gear and had never driven that fast . . . she must get passed by scooters and 4-wheelers, and her poor breaks must be replaced every 50k miles with all the down-mountain roads in the areas. (hide spoiler)]Okay, so that was nit-picky. I did like the premise, and did not read about ghostwriters until after I had finished the book and noting my review comments. As for the writing, the most specific I can get is that the dialog was so lame that it took away from the rare occasion some suspense was able to build (which I highly suspect was mostly generated using some clever and nearly-ignorable background music magic). If that dialog was in a fluff/humour book I might have earned some odd looks from coworkers, but this story was too serious so I just groaned and hated the writing a bit more each line.

  • Stargirl
    2019-03-07 00:00

    I love Max and her story but something doesn't ring right in this adult spin-off of the series. The adults characters sound wrong somehow. Both main adults characters are competent professionals but the way the act/talk (are written) is off.I don't remember feeling this reading the YA series so maybe James Patterson is better at writing YA, where all his characters sound right.At least for me it looks like it.2 stars only because I previously loved the characters and story. Otherwise, as quality writing goes, this one is a miss.

  • Hannah
    2019-02-16 23:57

    I loved reading this book this book isn’t like Patterson’s normal murderous books it was really enjoyable to read. I would definitely recommend this book if your interested in mystery and a bit of science. This book was definitely full of surprises and I am definitely going to read the next book.

  • Andrew T.
    2019-03-08 21:40

    The book "When the Wind Blows" by James Patterson is an interesting. It either Set itself up for the beginning of one of James Patterson's other series, or was written with the idea that this would be a sort of Prologue to that series. If you don't know what series I'm referring to, it's the "Maximum Ride" series. You're probably wondering how this is a sort of Prologue to that series, and I am here to elaborate. It's actually in plain sight, hell, even on the first pages. You don't need to play detective and try to decrypt the pages and relate them to the other series. Basically, the book starts with one of the main characters running from some guards who are trying to catch her. This character's name is Max, and she's an 11 year old girl with blond hair, green eyes, a stronger build than pretty much any 11 year old girl, and...wings. Yep, she has wings. See what I mean? Moving on from that, though, we are given a few main characters. Max being one of them, but there's also Frannie O'Neill and Kit Harrison. Frannie is a veterinarian in Bear Bluff, Colorado, who encounters Max twice in the beginning of the book. She has no knowledge of her origin, and tries to set out to find her again during her free time. Kit Harrison, on the other hand, is an FBI Agent who freely traveled to Colorado to work on his own case without the approval of the FBI. He plays off as a hunter, though, and he runs into Frannie and even stays in her cabin behind her clinic. The fact that he's a hunter (in her eyes) enrages Frannie, but later they learn more about each other and become friends. Finally, Max is still in hiding from the guards who were chasing her, who we find out are from a secret laboratory called the School, who do heavy experimenting, primarily on children (again, see the relation to "Maximum Ride"). While hunting for her, Frannie and Kit manage to capture Max, and find out that she wants to try a break into the School and save the rest of her "Flock." And thus, the story goes on from there. Now, I'm not big romance guy, so the fact that there was serious romance between Frannie and Kit (especially in the beginning-middle) didn't really appeal to me, but what are ya going to do. Overall, I enjoyed the book. It was intriguing with the story of the School, suspenseful because hiding Max could and would have come with some serious punishments from the School, and Betrayal, which I won't go into because there's some spoilers involving that. Also, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good action book.

  • Joseph P
    2019-02-18 20:42

    Joseph PerezRebecca Orona, MEdEnglish IV 2ASeptember 27,2016When The Wind Blows I am writing this book report for Ms. Orona’s period 4A class. The title of the book that i have read is ‘When The Wind Blows’ by, James Patterson. ‘When The Wind Blows’ is published by Little, Brown and Company, and has has 432 pages. I read this book for multiple reasons two being, my love for science fiction and my fascination with James Patterson and his books. This novel is a New York Times #1 Best seller and sold more than 3 million copies. There are three main characters of this novel. The first main character is Frannie O,Neill a young veterinarian, whose husband was part of a secret organization that performed illegal experiments on kids. The second main Character is Max, an 11 year-old girl who was experimented on by an illegal organization and escaped. The third main character is Kit Harrison, an FBI agent who is undercover and trying to break the case of the illegal experiments. ‘When The Wind Blows’ is a science fiction novel that takes place in the 1990s in Bear Bluff, Colorado. This book is fast paced and violent but suspenseful, which keeps you on your feet and wanting to know what happens next. The main character Max is trying to get away from her evil uncle Thomas and save her brother Matthew at the same time. Dr. Frannie O,Neill is trying to figure out how her husband David died and how it involves max, while Kit Harrison is trying to solve the murder case of her husband and figure out what is going on in Bear Bluff, Colorado and why. My final thoughts on “When The Wind Blows” are that it is an extraordinary book, but I don't think I completely understood the background of certain main Characters. I really liked this book because it appealed to my senses and has everything i like in a novel in it from comedy to romance to thrillers and mysteries. I Just wish the author would have given a more detailed description of Max and her past, like how they were made and so forth. This novel taught me that family isn't always blood and that in certain situations it always good to have a wild imagination, because if something like this were to happen to you you'd think you're crazy. This is an amazing book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys science fiction.

  • Jordan Trimiew
    2019-02-28 00:00

    I absolutely fell in love with this book!Frannie O'Neill is a small town veterinarian from Bear Bluff, Colorado. Frannie has been trying to get over the death of her husband, David. David died about a year and a half ago due to an anonymous murder. During the book, Frannie meets a man named Kit Harrison who was a former FBI agent. Ever since Frannie met Kit crazy things have been happening in her town. There have been quite a few murders that have gone unsolved. One late night, Frannie was driving home and she saw something that immediately caught her eye and it turned out to be an eleven year old girl with many outstanding features. These features seemed to be incredibly inhuman. Later on in the book Frannie and Kit get to know this eleven year old girl named "Max". But the more they get to know about her, the more they become in danger. Max used to live in a "school" with her younger brother. But they supposedly ran away due to some type of tension that grew in the school. But since Kit was a FBI agent he tries to investigate more into the school. After finding out more about the school, Kit and Frannie stumble upon very unpleasant news. Later on in the story, Frannie begins to fall in love with her life and the people in it. She feels like without them she doesn't have anything to look forward to in life. Frannie is risking everything she has to make sure she doesn't lose what she loves.Reading this book made me realize that I need to take a step back and enjoy what life brings to me because one day everything I love can possibly be gone forever. I thinks James Patterson did such an outstanding job writing this book. This book kept me hooked to the point where I finished it very quickly. The author kept me so curious I was just dying to read more. I highly recommend reading this book because it is such a great book to enjoy on your free time.This story really interested me into reading the next book in this series, "The Lake House". I am looking forward to see what else James Patterson has to offer in the next book.

  • Mauricio
    2019-03-15 23:06

    The following review was written when I was 12 years old:When I read this book, one of the first things I noticed was that the flow of the story seemed somewhat confusing or erratic because it is told from four different points of view. I think the author wrote the story this way to try to narrate different events happening at the same time. An example of this is when the telling of the story alternates between Max and the people who are following her. If I was writing the story, I would try to reduce the number of narrators as much as I could without negatively affecting the story's flow.I think the part where Max and her (adult) friends find the place where scientists have been making animal/human babies is very unrealistic. I think this because it is happening in the middle of a state, people and equipment probably go in frequently, and no one has noticed. In addition, one wonders where all their funding comes from. Lastly, the experiments themselves don’t seem like they could happen in real life.While reading When the Wind Blows, I realized that the character I like the most is Frannie. She is funny, has a complicated life, and has to deal with as many problems as real people do. I think author really tried to make Frannie seem realistic and enjoyable. Examples of this can be found throughout the book whenever Frannie is the narrator.In closing, I think When the Wind Blows is a reasonably good book considering it’s an average science-fiction thriller, and I had a good time reading it.

  • Dark-Draco
    2019-03-17 20:44

    Spoiler Alert - the little girl found in the woods has wings. No wait, you're told that in the first chapter.Spoiler Alert - Kit Harrison is actually an FBI agent .... ah, no sorry, we're told that up front too.Spoiler Alert - there's a secret lab in the forest experimenting on humans. No, wait that's near the beginning .....As you can probably guess, I wasn't too impressed with this book to start with. Everything that could have been a massive revelation, a huge plot twist, even a small 'wow' moment for the reader, was kind of spelled out in black and white by, to be perfectly honest, quite one-dimensional characters. Having read a lot of hard sci-fi that deals with the same sort of topics, I was kind of left disappointed. And every so often, one of the ridiculously short chapters was a scene totally unconnected to the story and seemingly only there to pad it out.BUUUUUUTTTTTT .... the last third of the book grabbed my interest and bumped up my overall rating by a star. Once the pace picked up and the gang were on the run, the story did at least become exciting. The scenes in the lab were suitably horrifying and I actually felt a bit of emotion reading it - not something the rest of the book evoked.So not a total waste of time reading it - it kept me largely entertained for 48 hours. But although I might read the sequel and the 'Maximum' series (which are supposed to be similar), it hasn't really done much to change my 'ho-hum' opinion of this author.

  • Lucille
    2019-03-01 19:47

    I've read the Maximum Ride books and I was curious to see where the inspiration for that series came from. When the Wind Blows was an interesting book, fast paced like all of Patterson's works. The romance between Kit and Frannie was extremely awkward. Maybe it was Patterson's writing style or I don't know, but whenever it jumped into Frannie's first person perspective (when the rest of the book was written in third person) it felt so unbelievably fake. Like, really, really, ridiculously, cringe worthy fakeness. Sorry patterson. Stick to action and sci-fi and bad-ass half avion children running from the bad guys and taking a stand. But stay away from the clumsy passion and descriptions of glistening bodies and whatever else was put into the Frannie/Kit chapters in regards to the development of their steaming love. Other than that awkward bump in the road, it was a pretty decent read. I could see aspects of the new pack in the brief descriptions of the old pack. The only thing that sort of got me was the super casual way that Patterson described the death of a certain character at the end. Won't say anymore, but it kind of put me off and I couldn't enjoy the conclusion to the novel.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-04 22:08

    A widowed veterinarian and a renegade FBI team don't know that they're on the same team. She's trying to find the strange girl she saw in the woods, the one with arms like wings. He's looking for the law-breaking doctors accused of unorthodox genetic testing. But the little girl in the woods isn't going to be found without a fight. And she isn't the only one with wings.My mom first told me about this book. She liked it well enough, although she doesn't go in for the science fiction and fantasy so much. Also, James Patterson has rewritten the series for young adults, making Max and her five feathered friends the heroes. I think I might like that idea a little better. It was an interesting enough story but too many other aspects seemed to cloud the main plot. Yeah, we all feel bad about Kit's family dying in a plane crash but at what point does that make a difference to the plot? There's a second book but I've been told it's just more of the same: running from the bad guys, the kids flying and being beautiful. Probably not going to bother. I might take a look at the young adult version...