This is an older one, but I just got around to reading it. And I loved it so much that I had to talk about it.
When the Wind Blows, by James Patterson, is an exciting, fast-paced, science fiction novel.
Frannie is a widow and veterinarian who lives in the forests of Colorado. She immediately dislikes the mysterious stranger who rents the cabin on her property. But Kit, an undercover FBI agent, begins to ease his way into Frannie’s good graces as he searches for answers to a conspiracy involving genetic manipulation. Something that Kit believes Frannie’s deceased husband might have been involved with.
Driving back to her home one night, Frannie sees something amazing. A sight too impossible for anyone to believe: a young girl running through the woods, with wings emerging from her back. When Frannie spots the winged girl again, she realizes that she didn’t imagine it. And she must uncover the truth behind this amazing discovery.
With surprises around every corner and a deadly conspiracy, this story would attract adventure, mystery, and science fiction fans alike. And Patterson writes beautiful and vivid scenes of the winged children taking flight that gave me goose bumps. It’s no wonder that his subsequent young adult series Maximum Ride (which follows the story of the children in this book) are best sellers. I’ll be diving into those as soon as possible.