The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, Book 3)

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Author: Pittacus Lore

Series: Lorien Legacies

Genre: Sci-Fi

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 416

John (#4) and Nine managed to escape the Mogadorian compound- barely- but they lost Sam in the process. They are on the run now, and trying to figure out where to go and what to do next. Six, Marina, and Ella, along with Ella’s Cepan, are trying to find Eight in India and return to America to meet up with the others. They know that they all need to be together now, because the Mogadorian leader has come and the big battle is looming. Six manages to get separated and captured during travel, and no one knows where she is or how to find her. No one knows where Sam is either. All that they know is that the safest place that they ca be is together, even if it is in the middle of danger.

This installment had even more ups and downs than the previous one. There is definitely more action and battle involved in it, and many more questions that are just begging to be answered- like where is that last freaking Garde member?! The story switches POV’s several more times than the last two did, so I had to pay a little closer attention to it. I’m definitely curious to see how it all plays out, now.

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The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, Book 2)

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Author: Pittacus Lore

Series: Lorien Legacies

Genre: Sci-Fi

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 448

In this second installment of the Lorien Legacies, John (#4), Six, and Sam are on the run after escaping the Mogadorians in Paradise, and are trying to find the rest of the remaining Nine. We are also introduced to Marina (#7), who has been hiding away in an orphanage in Spain for far too long. Her guardian hasn’t been doing her job very well, and Marina knows that she needs to leave soon. The problem is that she doesn’t know how, or who she can trust.

I Am Number Four was a great introduction to the series and had some good action in it, but this one was much more action packed than the last! I also enjoyed getting to know more about the different characters, their legacies, and how they have survived all of this time. This series is turning out to be a lot of fun to read.

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, Book 1)

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Author: Pittacus Lore

Series: Lorien Legacies

Genre: Sci-Fi

Publisher: Harper

Pages: 448

When their planet was destroyed by Mogadorians seeking to steal their resources, because they had killed their own planet, nine Loric children gifted with Legacies (special gifts) escaped with their guardians. A charm was placed on them so that they could only be killed in number order, so long as they remained separated from one another. The Mogadorians have already hunted down and killed the first three, and are tracking the others. John Smith is Number Four. His Legacies have begun to develop, but will they be strong enough by the time that he is found?

I waited a while to start this series, because I was afraid that it was going to be like The Maze Runner was for me all over again. It really wasn’t. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Unlike a lot of the sci-fi that I read, I didn’t have to think too hard about it to follow it, since it is written for younger readers to enjoy. It has a good story line and character development that made it enjoyable for me to read, too. I’m interested to follow the story and learn more about the other kids and their legacies, and to see what develops if more of them come together. It ought to be fun!