Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Number of Pages: 364
Source: Hachette Book Group
Challenge: 100 Books in a Year & Mystery & Suspense Reading Challenge
Move over James Bond - you've just met your match!
Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super human strength, exceptional intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do -- they're Elites, endowed at birth with the most advanced genetic enhancements available. Elites are the pinnacle of evolution; the triumph of man's ambitions.
The only problem in their perfect world -- are the humans!
And their toys!
Now comes the most unbelievable shock of Hays Baker's life. Suddenly he's on the other side of the gun, experiencing a life he'd never dreamed possible - and fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction.
Not only that, Hays and Lizbeth just might lose their perfect family.
James Patterson's Toys is a thriller on a hyper plane -- with a hero to rival both Bond and Jason Bourne.
"I will not forget this moment for as long as I live, which, in truth, might not be that long anyway."
I'm a HUGE James Patterson fan, so as soon as I saw this in the box from Hachette Books I freaked out! Anyway, I was pretty skeptical of this book at first. James Patterson is known for his murder mystery books, so that is what I was expecting. When I read the back of the book, I really thought that Patterson had stepped out of his element, and I just couldn't see this working. Was I ever wrong! This book has the same fluid and wonderful writing style you will see in all of Patterson's other books, and the characters are just as well developed and easy to love.
I had been hesitant when I picked up Sam's Letters to Jennifer and Sunday's at Tiffany's as well, because those were more romantic type books. Patterson didn't disappoint in those two books, and certainly didn't in this one either! I was hooked from the first sentence, and it just got better from there.
I love Patterson's Alex Cross novels, and Michael Bennett novels, and I'm hoping that this can be another series staring Hays Baker. I'm not really sure how that would be possible...but I would love it!
I love when you are reading a book and halfway through you think you've completely figured everything out, and then BAM, you've been wrong the whole time! This is a DEFINITE must read for Patterson fans!
Likes: That Patterson stepped out of his comfort zone with this one.
Dislikes: It doesn't really seem like this book can be the start to a series.
Favorite Character: Hays
Least Favorite Character: Jax
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
Disclosure - I received an Advanced Review Copy of this book from the publisher. This in no way affected my review.