Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Power of Six

By Pittacus Lore

I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the word 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 Maaysia.

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.

So, the sequel to I Am Number Four, actually really quite awesome. I liked it a whole lot more than the first one. It changes views from Number 7 back to John and Number 6. I thought this book was going to be in Six's point of view, but it's really about the power of the remaining six who are still alive. They are starting to find each other, and boy is it awesome. This is jam-packed with battles, teenage hormones and angst, coming of age stories, and things you'll just have to read to believe. Pick up with John and Sam and the mysterious Six as they run from the Mogadorians and the local law enforcement. Go along with John as he tries to reconcile his feelings for Sarah, and his growing attraction to Six. (They gotta put a triangle in these days I guess). And meet Seven, who I think is pretty awesome herself.

I give it a 3 1/2 out of 5

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