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Friday, August 5, 2011

Review: The Power of Six

Title: The Power of Six
Series: Lorien Legacies # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy
Author: Pittacus Lore
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: August 23, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"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."

I loved the first book and I loved the movie. This book, did lived up to what I was waiting for and more. The reader this time see the other numbers. This book is told from Six's point of view, Four's and  Seven's. The author also threw in some new changes, elements, and just Wow'ed me from the very first page.

So, Six. Did I mention how much I like this girl? The reader gets to get into the head of Six and see where she came from, who her guardian was, etc. I love that Six is strong and well adapted. Traveling along with Four and his best friend Sam, Six is a girl like no other. She fights, makes plans, maps, and goes to aid of Number Seven. Six doesn't let anyone slow her down. She knows what she needs to do and does it.

Seven. I loved this girl as well. Raised completely different, Seven is fighting a whole new battle of her own. She struggles with being bullied and ignored. I can't tell you how proud I was of her when she finally stood up to her guardian, for herself. I was like," YOU Go GIRL! Tell her how it is!" I was so hyped reading the book that I was jumping in my seat!

Four. Oh Boy, don't even get me started. More drama with Sara (UGH!) and Sam. I'm not going to get into everything cause I don't want to spoil, but just know that there is some major drama, unexpected twist that I was very ANGRY about. I mean seriously? I have no idea what will happened now, but its good drama that you will get into. All of the numbers are still fighting the aliens, traveling to and from places. Sam plays a bigger role than ever. I like that the reader learns more with what happened to his father.

The Power of Six definitely has power to captivate me into the reading the next book. Some parts of the story totally caught me off guard but nonetheless I enjoyed it. A well written fabulous book, it is a divine book that will capture readers everywhere!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!



  1. I really like the first one so it's good to hear the next in the series is good as well! Can't wait to read it :)

  2. @Andrea, I loved the first book. I was so excited when I got this book!!

  3. I haven't read book one but I did really enjoy the movie. The drama in this one is a bit worrisome, especially drama that makes you angry, that's not very encouraging! Still sounds like a highly entertaining book though:)

  4. @Jenny, I was angry and just shocked. Not sure how they are going to do it in the movie.

  5. oh - I want it so bad - I can't wait! Great review. thanks for no spoilers but just enough to make me want it even more!

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)


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