The long-awaited sequel to "I Am Number Four" combines the continuation of Number Four's story as he goes on the run with geeky Sam Goode and smoking hot action girl Number Six, with the story of another Lorien teen, Marina (Number Seven, whose human name is a subtle clue to one of her Legacies), her reluctant Cepan Adelina, and a seemingly fragile little girl called Ella as they hide out in a Spanish Catholic convent/girls' school.
By swapping narration between Four (I don't know why but I can't bring myself to call him by his human name; same with any of the other numbers especially Six, whose rather silly human name is revealed in this novel) and Seven, the novel seems to throw down a cliffhanger every minute, which I admit is not most people's cup of Chai but to me is perfect because it makes the action seem much more urgent and fast paced.
Of course, the novel ends with a cliffhanger and also the revelation of another Lorien teen (plus another special twist which I will not dare to reveal.)
Just one problem - when Four and Sam return to Paradise against Six's wishes, they meet up with Sarah who tells them that she's been alienated since the events of the last novel, and also turns them in to the authorities...WHY?!?!?!?
Ah well. Six makes a better girlfriend for Four anyway, she's less of a weakling and clearly eternally more loyal. At least Four's reluctant crush on Six proves that Henri was wrong about Loriens loving one person, forever - in retrospect, that part was too good to be true.
So when does the movie come out?
-Introduction of new characters
-Split focus between Four/Six/Sam story and Marina/Adelina/Ella story
-Raging action throughout
This week I'm doing a review on The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. This is the sequel to the bestselling book I am Number Four. This book switches perspective between Four and Seven. Seven is an orphan girl living in a convent. Four is still on the run from the FBI as well as Mogadorians. Here is the synopsis from the front flap of the book:
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.
My first reaction to this book was good, because I'd already read, and loved, I am Number Four. Not to mention that the cover of this book is amazing. I thought this book was decent, it seemed rushed to me. The only things that kept me reading this book were the characters and the plot. I liked Number Seven, I thought she was innocent and I liked how she looked out for others. I also liked Number four, Number nine, Number ten, Number six, Sam, and... you guys might not want to hear this... Sarah. I know, I know... what she did to Four was wrong, but I think there had to be something that happened that made her do that to him. I still think she's a good person. I like Sam and Six's chemistry throughout the book, and I liked how four and nine were not afraid to kick butt towards the end. Number ten amazed me from the moment I found out who she was. I didn't like Number Seven's cepan... she was a total... never-mind that... I did start to like her towards the end, as for the other nuns... i didn't like them. I gave this book 3/5 stars because the only things I liked about it were the characters and the plot. The dialogue was horrible... and there were other reasons I didn't like this book, but I don't want to go through them. I did like the book though. I think people should read it, there is always at least one book in a series that is horrible, and this is that book. I hope the next one will be really good. :D
This was very good, I like both this one and "I am Number Four" about the same amount. The lost files is too short to bother counting there, but FYI it's pretty good. This ends on somewhat of a cliff-hanger, so that's annoying, but... This is a REALLY good idea for a series. One of my favorites now. I just wish I didn't read so dang fast! That and being a picky reader don't mix, trust me. I hope the next book is out before next August, it's difficult to wait. Here are my favorite parts:
SKIP TO LAST PARAGRAPH IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK YET!!!!
Scene where John Six and Sam get pulled over by the cop, and they run into the woods
The scene at the mog compound.
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Bottom line: great book, obviously read the first if you haven't. Definitely recommend the series.
The Power of Six, a amazing sequel to the stunning I Am Number Four, which is very difficult to explain the wonderful story in words. This book is not just about Four any more, also written in the view point of Marina (Number Seven). She lives in a convent with an orphanage for girls, in Spain. Her Cepan is trying to forget all about Lorien and has become a nun. Marina is alone. But then she reads about John Smith, who is believed to be a terrorist. She feels that John is a member of the Garde like herself and she feels the need to communicate with him.
John Smith (Number Four), has escaped the clutches of the enemy and has become a wanted criminal with a price on his head. He has teamed up with Six and his friend from Paradise, Sam. They are to train themselves, find Six's chest and locate all the other numbers before the enemies realises that the charm has been broken.
This book has a fast-paced plot that will keep you in it's hands until you have finished it. I cannot wait for The Rise of Nine when it is released in August. The characters were brilliant especially Marina, I liked her spirit. Six was okay and Sam was great, John didn't appeal to me as much as before but still was pretty good. I definitely recommend it to the people who enjoyed and loved I Am Number Four.
the new characters, the plot twist, and everything else accounts for this being one of the best books in a while. even better than i am number four, this book revels more about loren and the other numbers still out their along with another one that isn't like the others.