Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore **Review**


The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Series: Lorien Legacies #2
Pages: 384
Publisher: Puffin Books
Release date: 23rd August 2011
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Waterstones

Goodreads 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 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.


What a fantastic follow-up to 'I am Number Four'! If you thought the first in the series was exciting, this will blow you away.

The novel begins with the introduction to Marina, number seven, whose view point narrates half of the novel. We learn of her first experiences of Earth with her CĂȘpan, Adelina, and how she came to find herself in her current location in a sleepy village in Spain, constantly on the lookout for news of John Smith, who we already know to be number four.
The novel alternates between Marina's voice and John's, before finally beginning to combine towards the end of the novel. There are plenty of shocks and twists in the plot that make this an utterly unputdownable read.
Not only do we meet Marina at the beginning of the novel, but there are plenty more fantastic new characters to meet along the way too - including some more of the Garde!

If you want some light but gripping escapism, then this is definitely for you! I can't wait for the next instalment! Definitely a 5 star rating for me!


20 comments:

Hades2 said...

Great review Dani. I wish I could write like you. I've still got the first book to read, but after reading your review of this one, well, I shall have to bump it up the pile a bit. Look forward to reading more of your reviews xx Jen xx

Voguedotcom said...

Thank you hun! Do you really think that? I worry that my writing can sometimes be a little child-like, especially with my reviews as I'm not at all practised at writing them! Definitely get these read, Jen! They are exactly your kind of thing, and like I said in the review, if you enjoy the first one, this one will blow you away! xxx

Tricia-wa said...

I loved this book! I listenied to it as an audiobook so the POV change made it more interesting.

Manda said...

Nice review! :) I'm reading this right now, and I definitely agree with you. And I didn't even like the first one too much, so that's saying something!

Anonymous said...

I'm in the middle of reading this book. And I agree, it's pretty much hard to put down. I'm even reading it during one of my classes. Haha.
I'm excited to read about the twists and the new characters. :)

- Noely Jeleen

Dark_Calling said...

i agree with ur review...i loved this book..even though many ppl said they were disappointed. it waas really great!

mimz said...

Great review! I haven't read this yet, but I really like I am Number Four, so I expect to like this one as well.

Christina W said...

I really need to get this book! I have I am number four, but haven't read it, yet I definitly have to get this one, too and read both! It sounds amazing!

jwhitus said...

I'm glad you loved this book! I have it on my shelf to read. Thanks for your thoughts!
Jeannette
www.walkingonbookshelves.blogspot.com

Rica said...

i heard a lot of mix things about this book..but i'll definitely read this one.. :)

Kimberly Lim said...

I really enjoyed this book,and I like it better than the 1st book.....
But it's really a cliff hanger..... I really hope the next book would come out soon ^.^
GREAT REVIEW....

Anonymous said...

Great review. I really want to read this book sometime soon! I think it'll be great to read how the book alternate's between two characters.

Sharmaine Chan said...

I totally agree with you! This book is totally great! Though I love this more than I am Number Four, sorry to say. But I tooootttaaaaalllllyyyyy loved this. Since you did not say any spoilers, then I also won't. Hihihi! Great review!

Mel said...

Thanks for the review, I actually have this book in my trb pile but after i saw some not-so-good-reviews I chickened out from it (and I also had One Grave at a Time to read). I'll definitely move it up in my pile and read it soon.

Charmaine Kimberly said...

After finding out that this won't be made into a movie (yet), I'm gonna get my hands on this book.

aparajita said...

This book is definitely an improvement over the first one

Megan @Reading Away The Days said...

I loved the I am number 4 book and movie and picked up The Power of six when it was released however I havent got round to it yet! However from your review I might have to start it ASAP!

Deb said...

Haven't read these books, but I just bought The Power of Four and can't wait to start it. That's why I chose to comment on this post of yours! You've really gotten me more interested than ever!
Deborah/TheBookishDame

Tricia Copeland said...

I definitely loved this book too, though it wasnt the deepest thing ive ever read.

Christina Fiorelli said...

I love how this thriller takes place all over the world. It's not something you see a lot of.

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