March 30, 2016

Review ~ The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacy #3)

The Rise of Nine cover


In Pittacus Lore’s The Rise of Nine, third in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series, the stakes are higher than ever as John, Six, and Seven try desperately to find the rest of the Garde before it’s too late.

The Mogadorians who destroyed the planet Lorien continue to hunt down the Garde, the small group of Loric survivors who have taken refuge on Earth. The Garde must come together. They are Lorien and Earth’s only hope.

During the dangerous mission at the Mogadorian base in West Virginia, John found and rescued Nine. But even with their combined powers, special abilities known as Legacies, the pair barely escaped with their lives—and they lost Sam in the process.

In order to save our world and their own, John and Nine must join forces with Six and Seven who have been battling the Mogadorians in Spain, and who are now trying to locate Number Eight in India.

Power in numbers will save us all.

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Action. More action.

What The Rise of Nine lacks in plot development, it makes up in action. This book could have easily been a five-star read if not for the slow development of the plot. Sure, we get more action in this book, which is highly entertaining, but a book cannot live in action alone. It needs a strong plot.

As for the characters, I can say that they have developed a little in this book. John seemed to be less smitten with Sarah (or his lovesick thoughts about her had lessened, at least), which is making me very happy. It's no secret that I'm not fond of these two. I am starting to really like Nine's character, even though he could be an asshole sometimes. Six is surprisingly arrogant--I never expected that. She just sounded confident in the past books. There's a fine line between confident and arrogant, and Six is apparently the latter. I'm starting to dislike her, especially in one particular scene. Ugh.

The most interesting character we have here is Eight. He's adorable, and he's quickly becoming my favorite character. It's like the author divided all the good traits into different characters, but Eight got them all. I would like to read more of him and his adventures in the past.

I'm not impressed with the different POVs so far. Most times they all sound alike, especially Six and John.

So far, I have gotten more invested in this series. However, I wish we get a move on in the plot soon. The action is all good, but I am impatient to know how the war will happen.

~ Zee


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