Thursday 10 January 2013


The Power Of Six by Pittacus Lore
Book 2 of Lorien Legacies series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: paperback

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.

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.
Source: Info in the About The Power Of Six was taken from GoodReads at on 04/06/2012.

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.

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.
Empirical Evaluation:
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

Other Books In The Lorien Legacies series:

Thank you to Penguin for the review copy received.

FTC Disclosure:
This book was received for free from Penguin.


  1. Cos of the drama around the books no thanks, but..another movie, yes

  2. Blodeuedd - They did a pretty good job of adopting book 1 into a movie they might do it again with this book and edit the bad stuff out :)

  3. I haven't read any of the books or even watched the movie. Need to fix that. I've heard mixed reviews of this series and so I may library book them. I'm glad that Six is a good character to get to know.

  4. Melissa (Books and Things) - As I understand it, the movie is better than the book of I Am Number Four, so I suggest you watch the movie instead :)

  5. Oh we saw the movie of the first book as it was filmed not far from us, well a part of it was. But we weren't completely impressed with it as a movie, if a series it was well done, as a stand alone...not so much. I'm sure the book was better and have thought about reading it. Thanks for your thoughts on the second one. :)

  6. Melissa (My words and pages) - I think I Am Number Four was good... well, we watched it when me and my friends were really, really bored and the choices of films to watch were limited... it helped pass the time :)


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