James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows Series

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If you have not yet read James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows series, you’ve been missing out. When the Wind Blows (1998) and The Lake House (2003) are difficult to put down, suspenseful science fiction books written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. If you are a Maximum Ride fan, you will definitely enjoy this adult series as well. The idea for the Maximum Ride series came from these two books, and although there are a few similarities, the characters are not the same.



James Patterson's When the Wind Blows Series

The Characters

Maximum: Eleven-year-old Max, aka ‘Tinkerbell’  is eleven and has white wings with silver tips that span to nine feet.

Matthew: Matthew, aka, ‘Peter Pan’  is Max’s younger brother.  He’s nine and his wings are off-white with silver and navy blue markings.

Ozymandias: Oz is a seven-year-old with dark brown wings and a scar across his eyebrow.

Icarus: Ic is the blind one in the flock.

Peter and Wendy: The genius four-year-old Chinese twins.

Adam and Eve: The brother and sister that are believed to have been ‘put to sleep’.

Frannie O’Neill: The veterinarian who owns a small animal clinic (The Inn-Patient) in Bear Bluff, Colorado.

Kit Harrison: The FBI agent who works with Frannie.

Dr. Anthony Peyser: The founder and kidnapper of ‘The School’.

Dr. Ethan Kane: The villain and head of ‘The Hospital’.



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1. When the Wind Blows (1998)

James Patterson's When the Wind Blows Series - When the Wind BlowsFrannie 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, but 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: an eleven-year-old girl named Max.

With breathtaking energy, Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science, genetic altering experiments.



2. The Lake House (2003)

James Patterson's When the Wind Blows Series- The Lake HouseMax, Matthew, Icarus, Oz, Peter, and Wendy have been living with their biological parents but desperately longed to be back with Frannie and Kit.

Six extraordinary children are trying to lead normal lives in the Rocky Mountain countryside. They live in different homes with different families, but there is something powerful that connects them. Something that puts them in terrible danger.

The only time they’ve ever felt safe was when they were together in the waterfront cabin they call the Lake House. The only people they have ever trusted are Frannie and Kit, the couple who rescued them from unimaginable evil once before.

When that evil resurfaces, the kids reconnect with Frannie and Kit and set off on an astonishing adventure. They flee to the Lake House, but even that haven may no longer be safe.





James Patterson’s When the Blows series is right up there at the top with all of my favorites, it’s brilliant! I hope you enjoy the series. Have you already read When the Wind Blows or the Lake House? Feel free to share your opinions, I’d love to hear from you. What are your thoughts on the similarities with Maximum Ride? As always, thanks for visiting and Happy Reading!


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  1. Hanness

    Reading is one of the most important things anyone can do for him or herself, it helps you grow in body and mind and it increases your ability to be happy even alone. James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows sounds like a good series and I’d love to read them myself, thanks for sharing, it’ll keep me busy and refreshed.

  • Tracy

    Thanks for your feedback, reading truly is beneficial. James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows series is very good and I’m happy to hear that you will be reading the series. Have a great day and Happy Reading!

  • Justin

    Hello there, thanks for sharing James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows series. This is a really nice article which I can easily benefit from. I have enjoyed reading some really great books over the years but I haven’t read much from James Patterson, I’m really looking forward to reading this series very soon.

    • Tracy

      Hi Justin, I’m so happy to hear that you are looking forward to reading the When the Wind Blows series, I think you will enjoy it. Take a look around Alex Cross Addict, I’m sure you will find many more great series, if you would like some suggestions, please let me know. Thank you for visiting. Happy Reading!

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