Book 2 of Lorien Legacies series
Genre: urban fantasy
About The Power Of Six:
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.Source: Info in the About The Power Of Six was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13310805-the-power-of-six on 04/06/2012.
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.
It took me a long time to get into this book. Convent politics is just not that riveting. So this book was a slow start. However it did pick up halfway through. It's action-packed and emotion-laden that leaves you breathless!! It might be a quicker read for readers more tolerant than me perhaps. But me, I gotta have breaks from the too stupid to live (TSTL) characters. But they are not all TSTL though. Six is beautiful and kick-ass! And most importantly, sensible!! Unfortunately she is only a side character, which is funny seeing that this book seems to be titled after her.Empirical Evaluation:
I didn't read the first book in this series, I watched the movie version instead. And this book picked up where the movie left off and I found that freaking cool! I was very happy to see what happened next to our heroes after the battle with the Mogadorians in the movie. They were pretty battered then and what happened to them afterwards was left hanging... Guess they were still battered in the book too.
The story is not that original. It's very similar to Superman. Alien baby lands on earth to grow up and have old alien enemies to fight on Earth instead of in their alien world. But this time around there isn't just one baby as in the case of Superman but a few more babies and a few more aliens. Okey, not very original. However, they did a good job with it in the I Am Number Four movie and John (the main protagonist) was not in spandex tights. I would still give the Lorien Legacies series kudos for the wonderful story that it is on it's own right even though it's not very original. And hopefully they will do a movie of this book (and do a good job of it too) like they did with book 1, I Am Number Four.
Story telling quality = 3.5
Character development = 3.5
Story itself = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = 2
Plot = 3
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries
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Thank you to Penguin for the review copy received.
This book was received for free from Penguin.