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Review: The Power of Six

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Published by Penguin
Series: The Lorien Legacies #2
Source: Amazon Vine

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.

The power of six is the next exciting instalment in the Lorien Legacies series and I certainly enjoyed it as much as book one.

A lot of the hype that has been building up around the release of this book is misleading. People are raving about the fact it isn't focused on Number four / John Smith and how they don't want to therefore read it but they could not be more wrong. Yes the book does introduce another one of the Lorien's Number Seven but John / Number Four gets sufficient air time as is generally as awesome as ever.

The book continues on with John, six and Sam's story where it left off. They are now on the FBI's most wanted list and are on the run from both the authorities and more frighteningly the Mogs. There are some brilliant scenes where they come head to head and you can certainly see that John is growing into his legacies fast. The action continues to be fast paced and epic throughout the story which is something I was pleased about.

As I said before you are introduced to Marina / Number Seven in this book. I loved seeing her story as much as I enjoyed Number Four's in the previous instalment. Her experience of Earth has been very different as was her relationship with her Cepan. I loved seeing her approach to dealing with the situation she is in and hope to see more of her in future books.

One thing I really liked about this book is that it starts to answer some of the questions raised in book one especially those about a second ship that left the Planet soon after the one carrying Number Four and you start to get snippets of background information about where the characters came from and why there in particular were selected for the mission they are on.

Once again I am left wanting to know what happens next in the story and will be impatiently waiting for Book 3 to be released.


Naj said…
Yep, I hate ravings like that. Now I know what to expect! :D Thanks for the review. I'm currently reading book 1 of the series and I can't wait to get Power of Six.
serendipity_viv said…
I have to get this book! I am desperate to know what happens.
Zoe said…
I need to read this as well as I Am Number Four. Great review!
KelliumSims said…
Power of Six certainly sounds exciting. I like that they bring a new character into the mix, too. I decided after reading I Am Number Four that I wouldn't carry on the story for various reasons but I might go back given that we don't have to keep following John, around :)
I didnt think Id enjoy I Am Number Four so I watched the movie and now Im dying to read the book! This one sounds intriguing too so maybe I'll have to get them both when this comes out!
I'm really excited to read this one, especially if we able to learn more information about everything. I always feel uncomfortable reading a sequel where the perspective has changed to another character, but it usually works out OK. I still can't help feeling that way though..