The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2)
by Pittacus Lore
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.
This was a great book! The story continues from where it left off in I Am Number Four, but with the addition of Number Seven's point of view from Spain. If I was intrigued by the entire story in the first book, this installment was even more engrossing and action packed.
The narration switches from John/Four to Seven. The author did this flawlessly. I was never confused about who was narrating. The great part is that just when the action starts really happening to Four, Seven's narration is equally action packed so the reader gets to switch from one to the other with the same kind of tone and fast pace. I was afraid as the story progressed that I'd be engrossed in all this action from one of the characters and then when it switched, it would be slow and I'd have to adjust, but the timing was perfect and I really think this strategy worked well. I cannot stress how much I loved this technique. I didn't know how well it would work when I first started reading and I realized by the end that it was the perfect way to write this book. It was flawless.
I felt like I really got to know John, Sam, and Six much better in this book, especially Six. She kind of jumped in near the end of the first book and I liked being able to find out more about her and her history. I also enjoyed hearing Seven's story. Each of these characters have been put through so much in their time on Earth, but in the first book, we only got John's story, so I was definitely happy to be able to find more out about the other numbers.
I thought this book wouldn't hold many surprises concerning the characters I already knew, but I was wrong. Surprising revelations were made and new discoveries... I dropped my jaw so many times reading this!
I didn't like how it ended, though. It left me with absolutely no closure and a thousand questions. I'm certainly glad that I waited until the release of The Rise of Nine recently to begin reading the series for my book club or I would be very mad about waiting. The book was so fast paced and action packed, but I wished it would have slowed down a little in some areas and explained a little bit more after adding huge surprises and elements to it. I suppose this is why I was so shocked that it was just over.
Wonderful addition to the series and I'm looking forward to reading more.