Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Review: The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies, #4) by Pittacus Lore
Publisher: Penguin
Publication date: August 27th, 2013
Number of pages: 342 pgs
Format: Paperback
Purchase:  Amazon | The Book Depository

The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?

John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.

But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.

The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.

And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.

The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.

Lorien will rise again.

The Lorien Legacies saga keeps getting better and better with each passing book. Just when you think you have seen it all, something then happens and you're blown to pieces.
I had been excitedly anticipating the release of this book to the point I could not wait until I got my grabby hands on it. I absolutely adored The Rise of Nine. The stakes are raised, with twists and turns, you just have no idea what will happen next with this group of people.

When this book begins the group are searching for number Five, but when they do get word from him and locate the boy, it may not be the reunion they thought it would be. With Five joining their ranks, the group seem to get the idea they are becoming stronger by the moment. Five is not your average member of the Garde, and when the others seem to not know whether they can trust him or not, a big betrayal happens in the core of the Garde that puts everyone they care about in danger.

I loved the relationship between John and Sarah. I think they are my two favourite characters. Whether or not you like her, or them, I think it's fairly obvious from the first book these two are just it for one another. There is only one person for those Loric's, and Sarah happen to be John's.. now it's just a matter of  exploring each other and how to make this work while they are under siege. It's not the most ideal situation to start up a relationship, but they do what they can.

I also came to adore Six and Sam's relationship.  I felt there was much potential with them from the very first book also, and so you can see the progress they make into forming something in this installment.
After Sam is kidnapped, he knows that while he is only human, he has to make an impact and do something.
I love the fact that with Sam and Sarah. They may be the human love interests, but they aren't weak or useless. They know they have to learn to be able to fight, even if they don't have special powers like the others do, they will just have to rely on human abilities, such as strength, will power and a kickass attitude.

This book was full of sacrifices, betrayal, romance and revelations. It was action packed, and might be my favourite out of the series as yet.
The end opens up for some interesting new developments, yet sadness because not everyone will make it.

I liked the introduction to Sam's dad and the information he has provided the group. That is something they can't find any place else.  It was nice to have someone that knows a bit more than they do, and something that can help them through their battle with their enemy.
Also.. Adam. Ah, I loved him. It just goes to show that a new species built from the moradorian can either be good or bad, especially when they have insight to human emotions.

It was nice getting to know other characters. I adore how Pittacus has gone about with the multiple POV, although I do think it would be easier if he would put their name just above before entering each person. It can sometimes get  a little confusing.

I absolutely can't wait to see what happens next to my favourite characters, for then to defeat the Mogadorian, and maybe go home to Lorien.. Or stay on earth. Just as long as they have everyone with them. Human and not.

Rating: 5/5

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