The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
The Power of Six is the second book in the Lorien Legacies written by Pittacus Lore.
The first book was called I am number 4, and was released in 2010.
I am number 4 has also been showed as a film and was in the cinemas, spring 2011.
There are also small stories related to this series. And book 3 is on it´s way. The Rise of Nine which is being released in August 2012.
Read: May 2012
Source: ARC from Norwegian publish firm Cappelen Damm
Summary: (from Goodreads)
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.
We continue to hear about John, Six and Sam which is still on the run. And is now one of the most wanted in the world, and is kind of running away from everyone.
At the same time they are just trying to save everyone and the whole world.
We also meet number 7, Marina. She is learning to deal with her new powers and trying to find out the truth about what is going on. All while she is looked up in a orphanage, with her Cepan, somewhere in Spain.
I haven´t read the first book yet, but I have seen the movie. And you can still read it, even though you only watched the movie. But if you haven´t either read or watched the first, I would advise you to do so first, since this is a follow up on what happens in the first one.
And think it would be difficult to get the story, without knowing the first one.
But if you are into the story, this book is super awesome :) And a must read. ;)
This book continues with a lot of action and not to forget the romance and drama part.
We meet a lot of new peoples/aliens while we get caught up in new mysteries, while others are being solved.
This book gets 5 out of 6 stars
And I will out of doubt get to read the first one, one day. Because everyone is saying the book is better then the movie. Though I don´t know when I will get to it.
But first of all will I check out the 3rd book and the small novels in this series :)
And I really recommend I am number 4, the movie. Which is one of my favorite movies :)
So I became so happy when I got the opportunity to read this book :)
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Have you read any of his books? What did you think??
Or are you planning to :)