Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jen's review of The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

The Rise of Nine (Loren Legacies #3) by Pittacus Lore
Publication date: August 30th, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Number of pages: 384
Format: Kindle via Netgalley
Preorder/Purchase: Amazon |The Book Depository
Description: Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.

Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .

I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others--including John.

But so are they.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York--but I escaped.
I am Number Six.
They want to finish what they started.
But they'll have to fight us first.
Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Australia for giving me this chance to review this title.
Book 1 was about Number Four.
Book 2 was about Number Six.
And this book is about Number Nine. But even though it's meant to be about Number Nine, we have various of POVs. We have Six, Marina(Seven) and John (Four), but yet.. there is no NINE POV, but then again, since Nine and Four were together... it wouldn't make sense to have both.

I had to remember what happened in the previous book as I was a tad confused for a little bit, but then I remembered that Four and Six had gone their separate ways for different missions, before they would then meet up a few days later.
They both had their own journeys that take on very interesting routes with surprising discoveries along the way. By the time they meet back up, everything has changed.

On the surface, Number Nine doesn't seem that great, but once you really get to understand why he is the way he is, its normal to act the way he does. Not everyone has had the perfect life. I doubt any of them did, but some worse then others... like Number Nine for example. But he learns that what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.
John then starts to have visions of their enemy and his friend Sam, and that is the moment that he knows he has to try find out what is going on, because he has a feeling that these visions are actually real.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Number Six, Seven, Ten and a few others discover Number Eight, and together it makes them stronger, but it also makes them more confident in their fight against their enemy who seems to want to kill them all off for a reason that is unknown to them all.

There are a few shocks and twists involved with this book. I couldn't stop reading. The action was nonstop with a battle scene in the second half of the book which is to die for.
If you have loved the first two books of this saga, there is no doubt you'll love this installment just as much as the others.
Pittacus Lore does a great job in adding to this series and making every book as interesting as the last. This is no exception.
We discover more about THE Pittacus Lore, and what roles everyone plays in this battle. Is Lorien lost to them, or is it still possible to get back to their planet?

I enjoyed getting back into Four's head, and also nice seeing Six and Seven. I think my favourite Viewpoint was Marina. She goes through many emotions when Number Eight joins them and I really liked seeing her interactions with the new guy.
Not everything is roses though. There is death, and so much of it that even I was shocked at some of the things that happened and how they happened to go down.
They are getting stronger together, but that doesn't mean you can't lose someone in the process. But the lesson they learn is that you can't let loss weaken you. Just use it to your advantage and make it count.

Be sure to pick this installment up when it gets released next month, because it does not disappoint.

Bring on book 4.. which I hope is about Number Eight.

Rating: 4/5

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