Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

Genre:  YA Science Fiction
Lorien Legacies, Book 2

Description (taken from Goodreads):
I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.

Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

They caught Number One in Malaysia.Number Two in England.And Number Three in Kenya.They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.

I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.

And I'm ready to fight.

So I think this is going to be a shorter review.  For all of those who haven't read I am Number Four, I recommend it if you like science fiction and paranormal reads.  I originally read it when the movie came out and really enjoyed it.  And then I finally got to the second book over two years later.

This one picks up from John, Number Four's, point of view right away.  But we also get to see Number Seven's point of view as well.  Are you as confused as I was because the title has the number six in it?  Yeah, you get over it.  Anyways, John, Six, and Sam are on the run trying to avoid Earth authorities as well as the Mogadorians.  And Number Seven, well she's in hiding waiting to come out, kick some butt, and save the world.

It's a decent continuation and I thought it worth my time.  However, I felt some insta-love showing up (you know that pesky "I loved person A in book one, now I love person B in book two" trait, well it creeps up here).  Wasn't a fan of that.  Actually, I wasn't really a fan of Number Four at all.  I felt his behavior and actions were stupid, but they make for a great story.

And the book builds up right to the end.  There's a new character introduced, and I'm excited to read more about him in the next book.  A slow start but a fast and furious ending for this one.

Challenges:  TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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