Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Rise of Nine

The Rise of Nine
by Pittacus Lore

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

Synopsis:  In Pittacus Lore's The Rise of Nine, third in the New York Times bestselling I Am Four series, the stakes are higher than ever as John, Six, and Seven try desperately to find the rest of the Garde before it's too late.

The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien continue to hunt down the Garde, the small group of Loric survivors who have taken refuge on Earth.  The Garde must come together.  They are Lorien and Earth's only hope.

During the dangerous mission at the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John found and rescued Nine.  But even with their combined powers, special abilities known as Legacies, the pair barely escaped with their lives-and they lost Sam in the process.

In order to save our world and their own, John and Nine must join forces with Six and Sever who have been battling the Mogadorians in Spain, and who are now trying to locate Number Eight in India.

Power in numbers will save us all.
from the ebook

Review: I read the Lost Files #1-3 before I read this book where we meet Number Nine.  I liked him in the novella about what is life was like before this book.  In this book I found him to be arrogant and not a likable character.  I don't really care for the shift in his personality.  Like the last book, this one has multiple narrators.  This time there are three of them, John, Six and Marina (Seven).  Because Six and Marina are together various times throughout the book, I found the switch to be really confusing.  Their voices weren't different enough to make the the shift obvious.  I wish, as I did with the second book, that the authors would put a heading when they switched characters.  I'm not looking forward to the next books if they are going to keep adding one more narrator with each book.  This book had a lot of action but the action is getting repetitive-there are only so many ways that the Lorien are able to fight off the Mogadorians.  Perhaps if I wasn't reading these books right in row, it wouldn't seem so repetitive but each book seamlessly flows into the next book that it makes sense to read them all together.  At this point I'm anxious to see how problems are going to resolved but I know there are still quite a few more books so I don't think I'm going to get any resolution any time soon.  I think this is a series that could be less books. 

Rating:  3.5 stars

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

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