The first book in a pulse-pounding new series that’s set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series. The war may be over—but for the next generation, the battle has just begun! It has been over a year since the invasion of Earth was thwarted in Pittacus Lore’s United as One. But in order to win, our alien allies known as the Garde unleashed their Loric energy that spread throughout the globe. Now human teenagers have begun to develop incredible powers of their own, known as Legacies. To help these incredible and potentially dangerous individuals—and put the world at ease—the Garde have created an academy where they can train this new generation to control their powers and hopefully one day help mankind. But not everyone thinks that’s the best use of their talents. And the teens may need to use their Legacies sooner than they ever imagined. Perfect for fans of Marvel’s X-Men and Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, this epic new series follows a diverse cast of teens as they struggle to hone their abilities and decide what, if anything, they should do with them. As a spin-off of the bestselling I Am Number Four series, those familiar with the original books and newcomers alike will devour this fast-paced, action-packed sci-fi adventure.
Pittacus Lore creates another batch of young adults for us to fall in love with. They all have two things in common: trying to gain control of their special gifts and searching for where they belong in the world now that they're no longer ordinary. There's Kopano: the Nigerian who reminds me of a teddy bear, Taylor: the all-around American girl, Nigel: the cool guy who has a hard past, Caleb: goody-good but tries to fit in, Ran: a quiet girl with an explosive talent, and Isabela: the pretty one who worries a bit too much about her looks.
I loved that each character had their own strengths and problems, but band together when needed. They were unlikely friends who grew closer without realizing it until one of their own is taken by a foundation. The Foundation wants to take advantage of their abilities, but there are more problems along the way then only them.
Final Verdict: Any fan of the I AM NUMBER FOUR SERIES won't want to miss the exciting start to the next generation of Lorien Legacies. Fans of X-Men would also enjoy this read as much as I did. GENERATION ONE deserves five glittery stars and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one.