Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

Title:  The Rise of Nine
Author:  Pittacus Lore
Genre:  Young Adult/ Science Fiction
Publisher:  Penguin 
Publication Date:  22nd August 2012
ISBN:   9780718159696
Stand alone or series:  Lorien Legacies  #3
Pages:  400 pages
Book Received from:  Penguin (Publisher)
First Lines:  6A. Seriously?  I look at the boarding pass in my hand, it's large type announcing my seat assignment, and wonder if Crayton chose this seat on purpose.

Possible spoilers if you haven't read the previous books.  You've been warned :)
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:
What can I say?  These books are awesome!  Big thank you to Penguin for sending this out to me.  It was sooo well worth the read.

Ok for starters..  the books are told between three characters.  Six, John/Four and Seven/Marina.  Thankfully the different fonts for each character help to make them stand out although obviously after a little bit of reading it's easy to pick each personalities shining through in the writing.  Six with her strong personality, Marina for her caring and softer approach, and John well, favourite character of the lot, plus he 's teamed up with Nine and Bernie Kosar so super easy to tell.

There is so much revealed in these books that had left me wondering in the Power of Six.  We also find out some things I hadn't initially thought about.  And we also get to officially meet "The Big Bad Dude"!

Two of the numbers irritated me from the beginning but gradually grew on me until I finally started to like them in the end.  It wasn't until around page 100 that I started to think Nine wasn't so bad.  Eight was the other one that annoyed me.  The games he played in the beginning cost precious time and I didn't really see the point as he could of done things differently.

As always this story is full of action and is fast paced keeping me hooked all the way to the end!  The ending... well it makes me wish I had the next book there in front of me to keep going.

There are still a few things we don't find out about and I'm itching so badly to know what is happening with that but I guess I will have to wait... impatiently.

Well worth the read!

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