Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Book: The Power of Six

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. 2011.

"In the beginning I was known merely as Seven, one of the nine surviving Garde from the planet Lorien, the fate of which was, and still is, left in our hands. Those of us who aren't lost. Those of us still alive."

In this sequel to I Am Number Four, Pittacus Lore, one of the Lorien Elders reveals more about the other Garde that are here on Earth and are still in danger from the Mogadorians and their dangerous hunting beasts.

Marina along with her Cêpan have been in hiding for a little over 11 years in a small convent turned orphanage. Marina has been growing weary of her Cêpan's easy dismissal of their fate and her reluctance to leave the convent. After so many identities and so much running, the convent seemed like a safe place to remain for a while... but Marina has been secretly looking for the chest that is a part of her Lorien history, a chest that her Cêpan has hidden somewhere in the convent. Marina knows that danger may be lurking outside the convent walls and tries to do what she can to prepare for what she knows will come after her.

Meanwhile, John, Sam and Six are on the run - branded as terrorists and intending to find the other Lorien children before they too get killed by the Mogodorians. Hiding is tough, but necessary. John and Six realize that they need to work on improving their fighting skills and invite Sam to participate as well, sometimes ending in bruises and other injuries - but they continue to get stronger. John knows that he must step up and begin unraveling more of their history and mission, but thoughts of Six and Sarah... especially Sarah, make him act irrationally. Soon danger hounds them all and they're forced to split up... with Sam and John heading right into the Mogodorian stronghold cave in Virginia where all sorts of nasty surprised await.

This action-packed sequel is a quick and intense read. More information about the Loriens is revealed as they hone their powers in preparation to go against the Mogodorians. Are they strong enough? Will they be able to find more of the nine in time?

Many twists and turns await you as you read this second installment in the Lorien Legacies.

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