Review

Review: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Age Level: Young Adult
Source: Library
Interest: Series
Series: Lorien Legacies #3

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.

4/5

I was so excited to read this book and it exceeded my expectations. The Rise of Nine is possibly my favourite book in the series so far.

I love a good action packed novel, and The Rise of Nine is no exception. There is never a dull moment in the entire book. Every time there is a slower scene, something happens, balancing it out.

At the end of each chapter is a cliff-hanger which left me unable to put the book down.

I learned so much more about the characters in this book. I now know more about their pasts, their legacies and their personalities. I can see how they’ll be able to work together as a team to defeat Setrakus Ra in the end.

Alternating POV’s can either make or break a book, but the author was able to pull off three POV’s without making the plot confusing. I was able to connect with each of the characters and three storylines has the bonus of providing triple the action and new information.

I don’t understand why so many people hate Sarah.  She and John are perfect for each other. I know he had a thing with Six, but Six would be perfect for Sam. I don’t really think of it as a love triangle. Which brings me to my next point – there are a ton of almost love triangles in this book. ‘Almost’ in the sense that there is no true dilemma about who to choose, just people wondering if they’ve made the right choice and a whole lot of jealousy. I’m not sure if this added to or detracted anything from the plot, I’ll have to think about that one.

Nine was a great character. He really annoyed me at the beginning but over the course of the book I grew to like him and appreciate his character. Every time I thought I’d learned all there was to know about him, I was proven wrong. It was also interesting to see the comparison between his and Four’s Cepan’s methods. Eight seems like a really great guy with some pretty awesome legacies. He seemed strong but vulnerable and lonely at the same time.

The ending was one hell of a battle and I loved it. *Thought – if this wasn’t even the final battle yet, then how much crazier will the final battle be?* The whole secret military base was smart and made a really interesting setting.

I’m going to end this review with a few questions: Who has the power of Pittacus Lore? What new legacies will they develop? How will they defeat Setrakus Ra?

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