Published: 23rd Aug 2011
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Description:We are the last defence. I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened to John Smith. 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. 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 ready 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 might 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. And I'm ready to fight.
After reading I am Number Four (my review) I was super excited to read The Power of Six. So you can imagine my excitement when I managed to get an ARC of this.I was honestly doing a happy dance when my postman delivered it. However, when I started reading it I was very disappointed until about the last 100 pages then I really enjoyed it.
The Power of Six follows two different stories. It starts of with Marina, number Seven who lives in an Orphanage in Spain. She has been there for a while with her Cespian. However, her Cespain has lost sight in their gal and refuses to acknowledge anything do to with Lorien. We also still get to follow John (number Four), Sam and number Six on the run from the police and Mogadorians.
As I said I loved I am Number Four so I had really high expectation for this novel. I am Number Four was an explosive novel full of action and sadly The Power of Six was no where near as good. I found the story rather boring if I'm honest. I found the storyline very slow that it honestly took me two weeks to read. I just couldn't get in to the story I think it was the changing in POV. I am not the biggest fan to having more than one POV in a story and this really confused me alot. So for me that really slowed thing down.The story line wasn't up to much. I kept waiting for something really exciting to happen and it wasn;t until the last 100pages or so that the story really picked up and got super exciting and full of action.
The characters I didn't really connect with them in this book. They are all still strong characters but I just couldn't get into their heads to like them that much. Especially Marina, I wasn't really looking forward to reading her story to start with because it was taking me away from John and his story but I did like how on a few occassion they two stories overlap and its pretty cool. We also get to hear Six's story. I really like Six I think she is the best character in the story. And I loved that there is the beginning of love triangle between Six, John and Sam so I am looking forward to seeing how that turns out especially since John is already with Sarah.
Even though I wasn't into the story until near the end I am still really excited for the next book as the ending is just fantastic. Those last 100 pages made the book. Full of action which I love and the actual ending is like OMG I need the next book.
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