Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Power Of Six by Pittacus Lore

Genre: YA SciFi/Fantasy
Series: Lorien Legacies #2
Publication Date: 23rd August 2011
Pages: 406
Book Source: Own Purchase

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.

My Thoughts:
The Power Of Six is a fantastic second installment picking up where things finished in I Am Number Four. Far from suffering from second book syndrome, The Power Of Six qualifies as Awesomesauce!  

Urban Dictionary definition for Awesomesauce: prepared by mixing equal parts of awesome, amazing and breathtaking. The awesomeness is slowly cooked and small parts of uncanny, extraordinary and magnificent are added. When no one expects it, the awesomesauce should asplode in huge fireworks, sonic booms, gorgeous girls, american flags and monster-trucks.   ok ... maybe a little over the top ;)

John (Four), Sam, Six and Bernie Kosar are on the run from the Mogadorians and the authorities making things pretty hairy for them and nail-biting intense for me. We're introduced to a new member of the Garde hiding in Spain, Marina, number Seven, a welcome addition to this kick-ass group and dual narrator of the story.  

With rapidfire jumps from the US to Spain, the pace and tension intensify - I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, edge-of-seat, heart racing, sick dread bubbling. Seriously this book packs an almighty punch and up-sizes adrenaline while it's at it.

Lorien vs Mogadorian- we get a front row seat for every formidable battle, learn more about Loric lore, and watch the development of some pretty cool legacies.

I have to say John isn't my favourite character, he's actually a bit of a dick in this book. Surprisingly this didn't impact on my overall enjoyment of the story, there was just so much action I didn't have the time, mental energy or inclination to give John's shortcomings more than a passing thought. 

The Power Of Six is absolutely addictive, don't be expecting to put it down.

I was lucky enough to snag a copy of THE RISE OF NINE on NetGalley so my review for it will be up next week in line with the August 22nd release date. 

Check out my review of book 1 I AM NUMBER FOUR

About the author: 
Pittacus Lore is the psuedonym for James Frey and Jobie Hughes. They co-author for I Am Number Four and The Power Of Six but Jobie Hughes stepped away after The Power Of Six was released. 


  1. Replies
    1. Did you see the movie Julie? That's a book to movie adaptation that's actually pretty good :)

  2. Definitely will be reading this one!

  3. Eh, not for me, but I will watch if they make another movie

    1. Me too, I liked the movie version of I Am Number Four :)

  4. I loved the I am Number Four movie and have the book...so I will now have to pull that one off the shelf and read it!! I'm glad the second installment delivers!!!

    1. book 3 is just as exciting ... hope he manages to keep it up for the next 3 books :)

  5. Ok just read your review of I am number 4. thanks for the contribution to my tbr :)

  6. LOL Jenny, you're always welcome!!

  7. Oh oh oh ok going to the top of mt tbr lol

    1. LOL Caspette and then you'll want to go straight on to book 3, The Rise Of Nine, I reviewed it last week and it's pretty darn awesome too :)


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