5.10.2012

Book Review: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.

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 Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.

I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.

And I'm ready to fight.

My Review: I enjoyed The Power of Six a lot more than I Am Number Four. The plot was much more developed, the characters were more solid and realistic, there was more action, more characters, more movement, more awesomeness... I enjoyed it a lot! I got through it a lot faster than the first one. 


I think I liked the most the different perspectives it was written in, and how they were two completely different characters in completely different situations, nowhere near each other, but still connected. 


Unlike the first book, this one has a much wider setting, and much more movement. But there was less information. I started reading to know the whys and the answers to questions from book one, but few of them were answered. The action was plenty enough to keep me reading, but I wish there had been just a bit more info.


I only have two major issues with this one: 1. It didn't flow very well in some parts. I think maybe some of the sentence structure just bothered me a bit. 2. Two of the characters who I imagine could be very important... well there wasn't very much about them at all. The were kind of... flat. I expect that will change in the next book, though.


I'm definitely looking forward to book three!


 

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