The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I didn't really have much interest in this book when I first picked it up, to be honest. I am Number Four was alright, but I wasn't really invested in the story and it seemed rather amateurishly written. Maybe I'm being a bit to hard on Pittacus Lore, but maybe not. He seems to know his writing style is so-so anyway, since that's a psuedonym. Definitely more pleased with this book than the first one, probably because a lot more happens (in my mind, anyway).
The first book was about Loric Number Four, John, discovering his Legacies and training to control his abilities for when the Mogadorians attacked him. Of course, half the book was also high school drama, his first (and apparently only) love Sarah, and it was not too amazing of a book. I only picked "The Power of Six" up because I hate leaving a book series unfinished. This second installment of the Lorien Legacies series is definitely an improvement over the first; a lot more about the Loriens and the Mogadorians is explained, the plot moves along quite well, and more characters are introduced (like Numbers Six, Seven and Nine). It was good to learn more about Number Six, who we do see in the final chapters of the first book, and I really enjoyed the back-and-forth between Four's adventures in America, and Seven's life in Spain and how she becomes involved in the fighting. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, which hopefully comes out before too long.
One other problem I have with this book, is that the only reason it's a teen book and not a kid's book is that there is cursing. I feel like this is a rather childish teen book, and the cursing and the fact that the characters are teenaged are the only reasons that this is not in the kids' department of bookstores. Minor issue I have, and it's really only because I'm neurotic like that.
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