Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Rise Of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3) By Pitticus Lore Book Review

Title: Rise Of The Nine
Author: Pitticus Lore
Series: Lorien Legacies
Publisher:  Harper Collins
Publication Date: August 21, 2012
Links: Goodreads |Amazon

We had started this story with number four, as number one , two, and three were killed by the Mogadorians. There used to be 9 Lorien kids that were sent to earth to spread out, and develop their Legacies (their individual powers) (number 10 was a baby on a 2nd ship, we learned of her in last book)
(bewared there are some small teaser spoilers, not enough to ruin the book, just for your enjoyment)
So with this book we start where I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy left off, with Nine (he has an anti-gravity legacy, and other skills) and Four teamed up, after escaping the underground facility where Nine was held prisoner for a year. Sam was left behind. Meanwhile Marina (who can heal with her hands), Ella (can change to a younger version and back up to her real age), her Cepan, and Six have fled Spain where number 7 was found (Marina) Ella is number 10 (she was on the 2nd ship that left Lorien) They head to the Himalayans’ to find who they think may be number 8 or 5 (its 8) so they have some battles to win on the way, and some weird tests they have to past before meeting Eight. Eight has a great power, well many, but one of them is teleporting, which is quite cool. I only mention this, as you will wonder how the heck they get where they go so quick.

In the meantime Four and Nine are fighting their own battles, including the FBI who teamed up with the Mogs, as the Mogs promised them all kinds of stuff for their help, dumb FBI choose the wrong side on this one, as the Mogs will destroy Earth. Anyhow, they do their thing and escape (by the way, I really dig Nine, think I want him for myself, lol) Nine tells Four that they have a safehouse set up. And boy do they! (His Cepan is dead, but it was all set up before that and the capture)

So they go to this safe “house” I will leave that part a mystery for you, but lets just say its NICE, and lots of technology, and they finally can use that white tablet they got from Sam’s dad’s stuff, and it actually locates all the other Lorien kids. They see something strange, now there is 4 dots in Himalayans and then right as they are looking they disappear, and show up a few seconds later, but one dot ends up in New Mexico (where a Lorien ship is) and the other 3 in the ocean somewhere, then those 3 disappear to Ireland. (Those are all places with large blue Lorien stones that enhance Eights teleporting powers, but somehow Six got dropped in the desert) He cant control which Lorien stone it takes them, so they have to keep hopping till they get to Six.

Meanwhile Four and Nine head to New Mexico to find Six (or a dot, they do not know which one it is, or how they have moved so fast) And Ella finally develops a very useful Legacy, she can do telepathy with the other Lorien kids, so this helps them alot in meeting up)
Here is a teaser from John's Point of View, when looking at the tablet they got working (they do not know where the others are, and who, they are just dots on the screen)

All of a sudden, Nine's at the edge of his seat. “Holy shit! Four! Check it out. They’ve moved.”
“Who moved?” I take the tablet out of his hand. The blue dots that identify us have changed position. At least, some of them have. There is still one blue dot in Jamaica and two in Chicago. But there are now three off the coast of Africa, and one in New Mexico. My chest relaxes when I see there are still seven dots, but I’m confused by how they moved to these other places so quickly. “How did they do that?”
“I have no idea,” Nine says. “It’s like they teleported or jumped through space. Maybe they found a stargate, or something?”
“Henri said stargates don’t exist,” I said, 

shaking my head.
“Yeah, well, neither do aliens from another planet, according to some people. In fact, many people.”
He’s right. Maybe Henri was wrong. “One Garde is in New Mexico, Nine. Near what you think might be our ship. That can’t be a coincidence. Do you think they’re going after it?”
I will leave you with that Six almost dies in the dessert, and she finds a fence, that happens to be a secret facility (the government has their ship) and she is captured. Lots of stuff happens at this point.
The story is told well, we hop back and forth from Four, Marina (7) and Six’s Point of views. Its pretty easy to follow. I recommend anyone who liked the other books to pick this one up. Its packed with more fun and action and suspense than any of the others. We get to see many battles, and loses, its on the edge of your seat excitement.
I look forward to the next book, can’t wait.
I do not want to add any real spoilers, most I said has much more going on, just gave you a few highlights without details.
If you have not read any of these, I suggest you do, start with I Am Number Four (not just watch the movie, its good, but missed lots of stuff, and the powers are not all right in the movie, book is better)

Here is a little teaser for you John (four) and Nine, from John's point of view:

“You found me in that cell because I made a mistake. It was my mistake, not Sandor’s. And you know what? Where’s your Cêpan? You think yours was so much better than mine? Wake up, idiot! They’re both dead, so I really doubt one was so much better than the other.”
I feel bad for what I said, but I’m sick of Nine trying to bully me. I push him away. “Back off, Nine. I mean it. Just. Back. Off. And stop talking to me like I’m your little brother.”
I received an ARC (advanced review copy) copy of this book from edelweiss for my honest review.

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.

If you liked my review, I would really appreciate you "Liking" it at Amazon and Goodreads, click them, will take you to my review. Appreciate it.

If you want to read more teasers, and the first part of Chapter 1, go here to this Teaser Tuesday post. I have some long teasers in it of this book Teasers for Rise of the Nine

To read the first 5 chapters of Rise of the Nine, go here>> First 5 Chapters, Rise of the Nine

Here is an expert meeting number 8. Enjoy!
Level8 Unlock - Fallen Legacies Excerpt  
Here is another peek of before the first bookLevel1 Unlock - Fallen Legacies Excerpt Level2 Unlock - Fallen Legacies Excerpt Eight’s Origin

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  1. My interest for this series was waning as I felt it was too familiar, but after reading this I think I'll will happily go back to read it to see!

  2. I've enjoyed this series plenty. It's exciting and not as confusing as it looks. Lol. I didn't read much of your review 'cause I don't want to spoil the book, but it definitely looks full of action!! Thx!!

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