Review: The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

Genre: Action, Sci fi Age Level: YA Series: Lorien Legacies #4
Genre: Action, Sci fi
Age Level: YA
Series: Lorien Legacies #4

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.


This series just keeps getting better and better! Each books builds on the previous ones and I love the direction the plot is taking.

Pittacus Lore nailed the group dynamics. The Garde never feel too young or too old but act exactly how teenagers should. When they’re together their dialogue feels natural and I love how they’re slowly getting used to one another and trusting each other. The paintball tournament is among my favourite scenes of all time. I love the diversity in the character’s personalities and how they reflect their Cepan’s training methods. With everyone working together, there might just be a chance at beating Setrakus Ra without too many casualties – though if no one died I’d be very surprised.

The book would not be the same without multiple POV’s which is pulled off brilliantly. I’m able to recognize which characters perspective I’m reading with ease and each POV and something to the story.

I am so glad I read The Lost Files because I knew all about Adam and Malcolm, though I would have been a lot more surprised when Adam popped up if I hadn’t. The book also starts off right were The Secret Histories ended so it was cool to know the back story. Also there are a ton of references you’d miss out on if you hadn’t read it first.

A lot of weird stuff goes on with Ella in terms of prophetic dreams about Setrakus Ra. They are pretty freaky and she learns a bit about him and his vision of the future. So many questions are opened and can’t wait to see how they’ll be resolved. I have a ton of predictions though!

The plot is action packed and super suspenseful as per usual. You are constantly on the edge of your seat guessing what’s going to happen next. Every chapter ends with a min-cliffhanger and then switches POV’s so that you can never put it down. I fly through these book at almost double the speed it takes me to get through other books.

The ending was absolutely crazy. There is a massive character twist that doesn’t come out of nowhere but is still shocking. I really liked this twist because it adds another level to the story and opens many questions to be addressed in future books. On the other hand, I hated it because it results in tragedy. I know I’m being super cryptic, but trust me when I tell you that you will be both shocked and upset. I kind of went into denial myself.

Then we are treated to tons of action and are left with the craziest cliffhanger. I need the next book NOW!

Other books in the series: 

I am Number Four- Book 1

The Power of Six- Book 2

The Rise of Nine – Book 3

The Legacies – The Lost Files 1

The Secret Histories – The Lost Files 2

Have you read this book? What did you think? I’d love to hear from you!


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