Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Rise Of Nine by Pittacus Lore

Genre: YA SciFi/Fantasy
Series: Lorien Legacies #3
Publication Date: 22nd August 2012
Pages: 384
Book Source: Penguin Books Australia

Synopsis: Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.

Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .

I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others--including John.

But so are they.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York--but I escaped.
I am Number Six. 
They want to finish what they started.
But they'll have to fight us first.

My Thoughts:
Another edge-of-your-seat installment, I'm seriously wondering if the author can sustain the pace and intensity through the next 3 books and whether I'd survive if he did - reader exhaustion is a distinct possibility! 

At the risk of repeating myself The Power Of Six and The Rise Of Nine have been non-stop, adrenaline-pumping action - you seriously do not get a moment to catch your breath and whilst that's exciting for a book or two, I think it'd fast become old if the author didn't change it up. I'll be interested to see the direction taken with the next book.

The Rise of Nine covers the journey of Lorien Garde members, Four, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten, we find out more about their developing legacies and inheritances as they continue the battle to save Earth from the Mogodorians and revive Lorien. 

My opinion of John, Number Four remains unchanged from The Power Of Six, he's still my least favourite, Six my favourite and cocky Nine grew on me over the course of this book. Will Number Five show up in the next book?

I'm totally invested in the characters and the world and can't wait to see where the author takes the battle next! 

Want to read the short story of Number Eight's Origin ~ it's only available on The Lorien Legacies website ~ click here

Check out this link if you need clarity on the Lorien Garde and their legacies.

If you're interested here's my review of book 1 I AM NUMBER FOUR & book 2 THE POWER OF SIX (spoiler-free)

US cover

UK cover


  1. I love this series and while the sequel was my favourite book, but this installment was still such an awesome read! Great review!

    1. I agree Erin, book 2 is my favourite!

  2. I sooooooooo need to read this series!! I have heard so many good things about it!!!

  3. Oh I'm so jealous that you have read this already! I love this series and I can't wait to read this one. Great review!

    1. I'll keep an eye out for your review, if you love the series, I'm sure you'll love this one!

  4. Eh I will watch the movie if they make one ;)

    1. Book 2 & 3 would make awesome movies :)

  5. I'm all over this one!! I have the first book..will send myself a note to read it before the year is up!!!

  6. I read book one and loved it though I agree number four kind of irritated me. Have yet to read book 2 so you have reminded me I need to get cracking. Glad the momentum is continued through the next two books though.

  7. I remember a movie with the concept of numbered young people being chased...didn't see it, but I remember the movie trailers. Cannot remember the number though... Sounds like it would be a great movie, anyway and a fun series

  8. I want this book but is not available in Mexico yet. Do you know how may I get it ?!

    BTW Im Navid

  9. It is pretty good and I actually did not know about the book being written with the purpose of them becoming movies. I never saw I AM NUMBER FOUR but after reading it I am thinking about checking it out.

    Charmaine Smith (Alaska Fishing Lodge)


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