When the Wind Blows

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.

6 thoughts on “When the Wind Blows”

  1. I read this book a long time ago. I was a huge Patterson fan until recently. I loved his older books….and I really enjoyed the first few Alex Cross books. After that…not so much. They got to a point where, to me, they seemed just really tired and formulaic. Of course, I might be the only one that thinks that….he is as popular as ever!

  2. My sister has the same view. She still loves most of the books that she has read of his, but she notices that some of them seem to be rehashing the same storylines. But then, it doesn’t help when she can’t remember which ones she’s read.. She may be re-reading the same ones!

  3. This does sound good. I might have to give it a try.

    I just gave up on his Alex Cross books. I was reading them back to back and they just got to be too similar. 🙁 Which is a shame. Maybe if I didn’t read them like that they would seem fresh and new instead of the same old boring thing.

    Anyway. Thanks for the review! 🙂

  4. I’ve read all the Maxium ride books, My daughters loved them and there is suppose to be a movie coming out. these are for sure targeted towards teens! Fang even has his own blog….

  5. The Maximum Ride books are great. Lots of fun. About the only thing I read by Patterson now. Unless, I really don’t want to think about what I am reading.

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