Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Power of Six

The Power of Six
by Pittacus Lore

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

Synopsis:  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 changes 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 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 Sever.  One of six still alive.  And I'm ready to fight.
from the ebook

Review:  This book was so much better than the first book.  There was hardly any teenage problems except for a little teenage romance triangle which wasn't really a triangle but the authors tried to make it be one.  This book was full of action and really got into the meat of the story as well as introduced a twist.  A lot happened in this book.  There are two narrators in the book, Number Seven, Marina, and John who we read about in the last book.  There was nothing to indicate when you were changing narrators, like a chapter title, so you had to pay attention to what was going on in the story to realize who was the first person narrator.  It would have been better if they had included headings.  I managed to read this book in several hours and did not want to put it down.  I also would recommend having the next books on hand because you will want to keep the momentum going in the story.

Rating: 4 stars

To read my review of I Am Number Four, click here.
To read my review of I Am Number Four, The Legacies: Lost Files 1-3, click here.

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