15 August 2011

Title: The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, #2)
Author: Pittacus Lore
Publisher: HarperCollins, 352 Pages (August 23rd 2011)
From: the Publisher & Donna from Bite My Books

Synopsis: 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.

Review: 3.5 Stars - The Power of Six, the second book in the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore picks up right where we were left at the end of I Am Number Four.

John, Number Four is on the run with Six and his best friend Sam. After blowing up a school and a few deaths during the epic battle, a fight for survival, they had no choice but to leave Paradise and run. For John and Six running is a part of how they were raised. Trying to stay alive, they hope someday to return to their home planet and rebuild after a war that forced them into hiding on Earth. With only the Nine children and their Cepan, staying hidden on Earth might not be as easy as it seems.

With a race of aliens called the Mogadorians hunting the Nine down in a race to finish what they started, John and Six are searching for ways to survive and looking for how to bring all the remaining Nine teens together. The thing is, the teens can only be killed in order of their number and Four/John is next in line.

While I did enjoy the first book in the series, this second installment, in my opinion started out somewhat slow. I usually love alternating points of view and this time they took much longer to catch and sadly didn’t grab my attention right away as they usually do. It was hard to get into for the first half of the book and then all of a sudden all the action started and things picked up and blew up, characters came through… with guns and Legacies blazing. The second half of the book was so action packed it almost went by in a blur! If not for the epic battles and drama and explosions I’m not sure I would have been able to give it the rating that I did.

As mentioned above, the introduction to new characters took a bit to take hold, I think it was just a bit on the bland side, totally unexpected and I had to do a double take to figure out what was going on in those first few chapters. However like I said before, the end of the book was so fast paced that it more than made up for the slower start to this title.

With two cliffhangers at the end and yet more characters introduces, Lore (aka James Frey) has left me more than ready for whatever may come next for the Nine teens and their fight to further learn about who they are, where they’ve come from and what the future might hold for them and their dying planet.

Anyone who’s read the first book, or seen the movie should definitely pick this action packed second book in the series up to see what happens next. With the ending and the addition of new characters, you’ll not be sorry, enjoy!

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