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Review: THE POWER OF SIX by Pittacus Lore

Posted by on August 19, 2011

The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, #2)
THE POWER OF SIX
Pittacus Lore
352 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: August 23rd, 2011
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

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.

   Compelling, riveting, suspenseful. Those are the words I’ll use to describe the stunning sequel to I am Number Four, the #1 New York Times Bestseller. If you’ve already devoured the first novel in the Lorien Legacies, I’m sure you can’t wait to get your hands on this one.

   But let me tell you, The Power of Six is worth the wait. Once you flip over the last page you won’t be able to wait for the next one Pittacus Lore churns out.

   The Power of Six takes off right where I am Number Four left off, although John Smith, Four, isn’t the only narrator this time around. We get a glimpse of life through the eyes of another member of the Garde, Seven, also known as Marina. Marina just so happens to live on the other side of the world, in little old Spain with a Cepan very unlike Henri (John’s Cepan).

   Of course, life is tough for them both, and the remainder of the surviving Garde. But The Power of Six isn’t just about running from danger, it’s about betrayal, secrets, and hinting at larger things yet to be discovered in the remaining books in the Lorien Legacies.

   One thing’s for sure, The Power of Six won’t disappoint. It will be all you’ve been expecting and more. Much more. The only downside? We’ll have to wait another year for the next book!

   A note for those of you who didn’t know: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore is the second in a planned six book series (dubbed The Lorien Legacies).

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19 comments

  1. I didn't like I Am Number Four that much…
    One of the very few movies I thought was better than the book. Well, Alex Pettyfer does change the game, if you know what I mean… hahahahhahahahaha

    I though book 1 was very slow… some parts were so boring. But I have to agree that the action part was pretty amazing.

    I LOVEEEEDDDDD Seven, she rocks! So if this books has some parts on her pov, I guess I'll give it a try!

    HUGS!

  2. I still haven't read I am Number Four (shame on me!). But I'm glad to hear that book two is just as action-packed and enjoyable as book one! :) Thanks for the review.

  3. I haven't read I am Number Four but it's always a good thing when the sequel is as great as the first book. Now I'll have to add I am Number Four to my wishlist or watch the movie (lol or do both) since the series sounds awesome and very action-packed.

  4. I completely wrote off this series after all the controversy surrounding the authors but now I'm kind of doubting that decision. It really does sound like a series I would really enjoy from your review!

  5. Oh wow 5 stars! I still haven't read I am Number Four, but I'll have to catch up on this series sometime. I didn't realize it was a 6-book series. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review!

  6. I haven't read the first one so I didn't read your review, but I liked at your rating and yay that you liked it! Hopefully I can read the first one soon'ish. I don't feel a super strong urge to read it though so it might be awhile. I do have it though!

  7. I haven't read I Am Number Four but I saw the movie and really enjoyed the overall premise:) It's always so hard to have to wait a full year in between books though, I'm just not a patient person!

  8. Wow, 6 books? I had not idea! Fantastic review, Hafsah. I can tell you totally loved this one. I still need to read the first book and I need to hurry up with that. Can't wait to dive into this series. =]

  9. While I'm not a huge fan of this series. I did enjoy this book. I thought it was better than the first. The action was better. I'm actually pretty excited for the next book!

  10. Good to know that the storyline moves forward a little bit in book two (I really need to read this series, especially since the movie was pretty good). =)

    Thanks for the great review.

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