Review: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (August 23, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061974552
Source: BEA
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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.
My Thoughts:

The Power of Six was a highly anticipated book for me because I truly enjoyed reading I am Number Four and was eager to find out what happens next. I just finished devouring it and all I can say is WOW!! The Power of Six was absolutely riveting from the very first sentence to the last, for it is an action packed roller coaster ride of an adventure.


Told in alternating POV's this next installment of the Lorien Legacies concentrates on number four, six and a new character Marina aka number seven. While number four, six and sam hiding out like fugitives on the run in the United States, Marina is leading a quiet and sheltered life in Spain in a convent. Marina cannot wait until she can leave the convent upon turning eighteen for her Saipon has all but given up on any idea of leaving or even training Marina in fighting off the Mogadorians. This fact has frustrated Marina to no end but she seeks solice in believing that the news featuring a trio on the run is part of her Lorian race and that she must help them. Meanwhile John Smith (number four) and his co-conspirators are trying to figure out how they are going to find the other race members, stay alive and basically save the world.

I cannot rave enough about this book for it was just soo good. The action never stops and I was kept on my toes witnessing both stories play out and the tension that was created was spot on brilliant. The action sequences were explosive and tight and as well as the interactions between all the characters. I felt Marina's frustration towards her Saipon were so tangible that I would want to bang my head out of the same feelings. WOW! Then I just adore Sam and his inner voice is so dead pan that I cannot seem to help but laugh whenever he makes an appearance. His love of all things alien is wicked amusing. I know some will have issue with John and his feelings that seem to grow towards six but as the story progresses it will become a bit more understanding. Old beliefs will be questioned and an impossible event will change everything and you won't believe what transpires.

I highly recommend this read to those that love action and adventure and a little bit of paranormal alien action. It is perfect for those that are hesitant to read sci-fi, a great light read. Romance, adventure and loads of action to always keep you on the edge of your seat. I cannot wait to read what comes next.

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