Friday, January 24, 2014

review: THE POWER OF SIX by Pittacus Lore

THE POWER OF SIX by Pittacus Lore
Series: Lorien Legacies #2
HarperCollins: Harper
Released: August 23, 2011
Source: Library
Page Count: 406

Rating: Liked it

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 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.

My Thoughts
I didn't really love I Am Number Four, but The Power of Six was not bad. I realize that that is not exactly a glowing recommendation, but at the very least I can say that this book makes me more excited to finish the series than the first book did.

Number Seven was what gave this book some interest. We already know what happened with Number Four from the first book, and, given that I didn't care too much about his character, I couldn't bring myself to care much about his further adventures. (Especially since he's being kind of a jerk regarding his relationship status.) Number Seven's Cepan (guardian) did not teach her much about herself, so what she has learned is due to her dogged determination. As the two storylines merged, I actually found myself interested in what happens in the third book.

That said, if John decides to further pursue Number Six instead of figuring out his relationship with Sarah (and, by the way, what the HECK was going on with her?), I will probably want to smack him across his stupid face.

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