Monday, April 16, 2012

The Power of Six

Title: The Power of Six Author: Pittacus Lore
Review: The latest book in the Lorien Series, The Power of Six, picks up after I Am Number Four with Four and Number Six still on the run. The premise of the weries is: a group of youths from the planet Lorien, who have yet to come into their special powers, land on Earth paired with protectors. This is supposed to be a temporary situation un til they can return home to a planet presently under attack by another alien race. The children can only be killed in number order, so they are constantly hiding and trying to survive on earth. The stories are action packed from beginning to end and a fast paced read. Some of the characters are well developed, however, the chapters shift between characters causing some confusion. Although the book is called The Power of Six, it often switches to Number Four's point of view. Lore also includes a touch of romance with a love triangle and some teen angst to round out the YA read. The action is exciting and well rendered and although the book answers some of the questions posed in the first, it opens up many others for future books.

Rating: 9 out of 10

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