Goodreads: The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2)
Author: Pittacus Lore
Published: 2012 (Penguin)
Source: Bought from TheWorks
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary – “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.” – Goodreads
Review: Felt like I was reading a Michael bay film. The amount of explosions was a little over the top. It was still really good. I like my fighting to be more one on one, just to show their skill a bit more. It was mostly them cutting through the baddies like Swiss cheese. Which was still entertaining, just would have liked to have seen a bit more detail.
I really like how it switched from Four, Six and Sam to Seven. It was nice seeing a different side, a different way of how they have survived on earth. Also interesting to meet one of the others, to see more layers to the story.
Did not like how they played the whole Sarah thing out, felt weak and like a drama fest for the sake of drama. You’ve been away from your boyfriend a few weeks, he saved your life. He on the run, people are trying to kill him and his whole race. You get butt hurt over him noticing another girl is pretty? Come on you spent the whole first book building Sarah’s character. She not that naive or stupid.
You know that unconscious detective is going to play a part in the rest of the series. If the author doesn’t use that, then he missed a good opportunity.
Would I recommend it? Yes.
Yes! I agree on the Sarah topic. I think that may be one of the major reasons I kind of fell out of love with her and John!
Just felt so weak that part of the story, drama for the sake of drama.
Exactly! I’m just glad there are some other great characters that didn’t lose out!
Can’t beat a bit of women kicking butts 😛
I have been eyeing this book for awhile now. I have I Am Number Four on my TBR but haven’t gotten to it, either (story of my life lol!) Great review 🙂 Glad to hear you would recommend it.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review.
Oh my God!!! I love seen reviews about the I am Number Four saga!!!! I spend like 4 years reading the books as they were not totally about when I started! I did not like Sarah at the beginning and at the end she is like what… 15?? I do see it is a bit weak xS
The whole change on narrators was great and it make me go faster as one story is more interesting than the other but then you need to know more about the other one haha I simply love it!!
I did like a whole review of the saga as I started my blog recently hehe I hope you can check it out! I am totally keeping an eye on your blog!!! Thank you for sharing !!!!
Hey laurafreestone! I love the I Am Number Four series, and personally, I think the Power of Six is one of Mr. Lore’s best. Totally over the top with explosions, as you said. I am a hardcore action fanatic, but at some point I couldn’t help but feel like, “Get back to the STORY!”
Oh, P.S., Sarah gets better, don’t worry! (But I didn’t like her at first, either.)
Will start them again at some point, got too many books lol
I know right. So many books to read, not enough time to finish the series… *sigh*. Lol.
Well the ‘sarah’ stuff kind of made reading the rest a little meh