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YA Content Review- The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

15 Oct, 2012 by in Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six 1 comment

The Power of Six
By Pittacus Lore
Paper Back 406 Pages 
Published August 23, 2011
By HarperCollins
ISBN: 0061974550
Book Source: Bought
5 Stars  

 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.

Alacia’s Review: Marina is Number Seven. She lives in a convent and orphanage in Spain with her protector, Adelina. Marina has heard about John Smith from Ohio on the news and is certain he is one of the Legacies. She is ready to learn how to fight so she can go help John, but each time she approaches Adelina about it, she is told it is nonsense and not to worry, as she has come to believe the teachings of the convent and lost her faith in Lorien. A frustrated Marina starts to train on her own, developing her legacies such as breathing underwater and telekinesis. When a new orphan, Ella, arrives at the convent Marina and her quickly become close and Marina enlists her help in finding her Lorien chest which Adelina will not tell her where it is. As Marina continues to learn, she runs into a man in town that she is certain is a Mogadorien. She is dismissed again when she tells Adelina but things begin to change when the convent is indeed attacked by the Mogs. Adelina quickly snaps out of her stupor and begins to help Marina fight to save the convent and those inside. During the fight, the man from town appears and Marina is surprised to find out that he and Ella are not what they seem but are Lorien as well.  As the fight against the Mogs continue, everyone is astonished when Six shows up and helps them get out of there. As they flee the convent, Six fills them in on John and Sam and it is determined that they must get to the United States as fast as they can in order to save themselves. 

This book was just as good as the first one! Again I could not put it down! The story jumps back and forth between John, Sam, Six, and what is going on with Marina and Ella in Spain. Marina’s story fits in perfectly and you get a real sense of her frustration as she is trying to learn with out any guidance from Adelina. The book moves at a fast pace and is super easy to read. The story of the Lorien Legacies keeps getting more intricate and you learn more and more about why they are here and how important it is that they make it back to Lorien. 

Content: Mild language and a few violent scenes 


About the Author: Piccatus Lore is the Ruling Elder of Lorien, the planet from which the characters from I Am Number Four hail. He has written two more books, about Numbers Six and Nine. He is here preparing Earth for the battle with the Mogadoriens. No one knows his current location.

Review- I Am Number Four

27 Jul, 2012 by in Pittacus Lore 2 comments

I Am Number Four
By Pittacus Lore 
Hard Cover, 440 Pages 
Published:  August 3 , 2010
By HarperCollins
Book Source: bought
5 Stars

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. Bue we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books – but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. We have lived among you without you knowing.But they know.They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya.They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.

Alacia’s Review:  Number Four is next to be hunted by the Mogadoriens, so he and his protector, Henri leave their home and head for Paradise, Ohio under the alias of Henri and John Smith. John (Number Four) knows he must lay low at school but meets Sarah, who just happens to be the ex-girlfriend to the quarterback: Mark. Mark sees John talking to Sarah and it is apparent that John cannot lay low as Mark continues to harass him each day at school. As things continue, John begins to develop his Legacies, or powers that people from his planet have. Again remaining under the radar is hard as these Legacies include being able to emit light from his hands, super speed, and super strength. John plays these off to his peers as pranks he wanted to pull in class, but one kid named Sam knows there is something different about John and begins to interact with him. As John gets to know Sam more, he learns that he has been obsessed with aliens ever since his dad disappeared mysteriously. Throughout the school year, John continues to get to know Sam and Sarah, the first real friends he has ever had, Henri warns him not to get too attached as they may need to flee at any given second, should the Mogadoriens find their location. With the help of Henri, Sam, Sarah, and a surprise Legacy, John develops the skills he needs to defeat the Mogadoriens and the hope of rebuilding his home planet. 
I loved this book! I carried it with me everywhere I went, and read any chance I could. The dynamic between John and Henri is sweet, as Henri is the only father figure John has since leaving their home planet. It is also fun to see how the relationships with Sam and Sarah develop, and I found myself wishing they were actual people so that I might be able to engage with them. The book was an easy ready, with only a few strange alien words, but nothing terribly hard to pronounce, and it flowing well from one page to the next. I am excited to continue the series and see what comes of Number Four and his friends. 
Content: Relatively clean, just a few swear words and one mild kissing scene. 

About the Author: Piccatus Lore is the Ruling Elder of Lorien, the planet from which the characters from I Am Number Four hail. He has written two more books, about Numbers Six and Nine. He is here preparing Earth for the battle with the Mogadoriens. No one knows his current location.