The Power of Six
(Lorien Legacies # 2)
By: Pittacus Lore
Pub. Date: August 23, 2011
I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in
. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us. Ohio
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
Number Two in
And Number Three in
They tried to catch Number Four in
—and failed. Ohio
I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.
And I'm ready to fight.
It took me a little time to warm up to
. Her story was so boring at first because there was no action. Her and her Cepan, Adelina have been hiding out in a convent in Marina South America. Adelina wants no part in teaching how to battle or about Lorien. I felt so bad for her! Marina
Once we get to John's chapter, I was completely intrigued. John, Sam, and Six are trying to stay under the radar, and nothing ever goes their way. There was so much action and intense scenes. I was at the edge of my seat the entire time.
By the time the stories merge-HOLY CRAP!! I thought the story was intense before the ending chapters, but now! I really had no idea how this story was going to play out and the cliffhanger was crazy! I can not wait until the third book, which I hear is called The Rise of Nine!
The characters were great.
had to learn how to use her legacies all by herself, and she was so strong-willed. She wanted to protect everyone. John was his sweet and funny self, and trying to deal with Henri's death was heartbreaking. We were introduced to Six in I Am Number Four, and in this one we see a much more vulnerable side to her. I really liked her. She is so kick-ass! I loved the training scenes between her and John. They were so much fun. Marina
We learn a lot more about the Lorien planet and people in this one and I loved it. I can't wait to find out even more in the third book.
Overall, I was very pleased with The Power of Six. Sometimes, the second book isn't always good as the first one, but this plays off what we learn in I Am Number Four and just makes it so much better!
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy
(Lorien Legacies # 0.5)
By: Pittacus Lore
Pub. Date: July 26, 2011
Number Six—when John meets her in I Am Number Four she’s strong, powerful, and ready to fight. But who is she? Where has she been living? How has she been training? When did she develop her legacies? And how does she know so much about the Mogadorians?
In I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six’s Legacy, discover the story behind Six. Before
Paradise, Ohio, before John Smith, Six was traveling through West Texaswith her CÊpan, Katarina. What happened there would change Six forever….
I thought it was really interesting to see her before she was the kick-ass chick we meet in I Am Number Four. Her story is a sad one because her Cepan died when she was thirteen and she had to learn to use her legacies alone. Since her Cepan was like a mother to her, the same way Henri was a father to John, she has been alone for a very long time.
I thought Six's Legacy was a wonderful introduction to Six's character. I read it before I read The Power of Six. You could read it before or after, but I think it makes more sense to read it before.