Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

Genre:  YA Science Fiction
The Lorien Legacies, Book 3

Note:  Read the earlier books in this series prior to reading the information below.  The information below can be a little spoilsome if you haven't read earlier books.

Description (taken from Goodreads):
The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien continue to hunt down the Garde, the small group of Loric survivors who have taken refuge on Earth. The Garde must come together. They are Lorien and Earth’s only hope.

During the dangerous mission at the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John found and rescued Nine. But even with their combined powers, special abilities known as Legacies, the pair barely escaped with their lives—and they lost Sam in the process.

In order to save our world and their own, John and Nine must join forces with Six and Seven who have been battling the Mogadorians in Spain, and who are now trying to locate Number Eight in India.

Power in numbers will save us all.

This book is told from John's, Number Six', and Marina's point of view.  It's a nice variation of narrators, and we jump from one action-packed scene to another.  This story is all about bringing the remaining members of the Garde together and preparing for war against the Mogadorians.

John and Number Nine have just escaped from the Mogadorians' lair.  They left Sam.  But John was too weak to go back for him.  While they regain they're strength, they're plagued with visions of the head Mogadorian.  And they're trying to figure out where to go next.

Number Six, Marina, and Ella are trying to find Number Eight before meeting with John (Number Four).  Through an interesting journey in India, a series of tests, and some fun characters, they manage to find Eight.  And he's a pretty cool guy (alright, he has a really cool legacy).  And then the next course of action is to find Number Four and regroup.

I kind of feel like this book is the page-filler between the "figuring out who you are and accepting it" and the "all-out war against the Mogadorians".  So, it was kind of blah for me.  Sure, there were fun action scenes and everything.  But with the fight scene at the end, I had a small moment where I wished it were the final fight scene and the story would end already (happily of course and with the creepy Mogadorians dead).  So, I guess I wasn't as interested.

I'll keep up with this series in the hopes for an awesome end (whenever that manages to come about).  And I'm excited to meet the elusive Number Five (the last of the surviving Lorien to be introduced).

Challenges:  TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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