The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2) by Pittacus Lore

Format: ARC Hardback
Pages: 384
Published: 23rd Aug 2011
Publisher: Puffin
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi

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.

Rate: 3/5


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  1. loved the review :) i still really want to read this book cus i loved i am number four too and i want to see what happens, but i may be like you and only like the ending. who knows, cant buy it til december anyway lol. forgot to preorder it lol. but i did love your reviews, they are always honest and thats great. and your reviews make me decide do i buy or dont i buy a book. keep up the good, hard work you do :)

  2. Thanks Alice. I was worried about this review between I had mixed feelings

  3. Aww I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the book as much as I did, I thought the whole thing was awesome! Lol can't wait for the next one :)

  4. I just couldn't get into. Think my expectations were way to high. And I didn't like the pov change so that didn't help. But as I said the end was great. :)

  5. Good honest review. I liked the first book and waz hoping the second was about John and Six. I love them. I also dont like it when books jump from povs a lot.

  6. I wonder if they're going to make this one into a movie as well? i've seen "i am number 4" i would love to see what happens next. IDK that they'll be books i read but at least movie wise i'll catch them.

  7. I have Given you an AWARD.. come get it!

  8. I am Trying to read this at the moment and I mean really trying, I was looking forward to it also because I loved "I Am Number Four" but I am really struggling to read this one, I am up to page 115 and it has taken me a week to get that far and for me that is ridiculously slow, when I put it down I dont have the urge to pick it up again :-( but i will persist and let you know when I eventually finish it :-)

  9. I totally agree with your review I just finished it and the last 100 pages were awesome. I want the next book now!


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