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Book Review THE RISE OF NINE by PITTACUS LORE @harperteen

Book Description

August 21, 2012 Lorien Legacies (Book 3)
Follow this link for an excerpt:

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.
About the Author
Pittacus Lore is Lorien’s ruling Elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years, preparing for the war that will decide Earth’s fate. His whereabouts are unknown.


  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061974587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061974588



Wow!  What a ride!  This installment picks up right where the second book left off with even more action.  I felt like I was running the whole entire time while reading this book.  The Lorien is learning exactly what the other members of the group have as far as their legacies go in the war to save Earth against the Morgadorians.  I loved finding out that the skills that Nine brings to the them.  The story is told in alternating view points of the members and I have to say I missed Four's dominant voice.  While Six and Seven bond, all of the other members of the Garde really come together for some heart racing action.

I am trying to keep this spoiler free but one thing I will tell you is that you will be guessing until the very end and even then there is a cliffhanger.  SIGH.  Sometimes I really hate it when the author does that.  I had heard that this would be the last book and the series would stand as a trilogy, but NO, that should not happen because there are too many threads left open.  I know some people hate when each character tells the story from their own point of view but it really works in this case.  I know I wanted to skip ahead a bit and find out a bit more of the story to keep the continuity for each one.  Overall, everyone should be pleased with this installment and I really hope there is another one.  


  1. I read the first couple of books a while ago, but I know that I really enjoyed them.

    I wonder how many books are going to be in the series, I would rather read them at once.

    Thanks for the review :)

  2. I'd been wondering about this one, and this review makes it sound like the kind of action book I could really enjoy. I almost always like a first person narrator better than any other form, especially if the tone and narrative limitations are essential to the story.... Boo upon cliffhangers, though.


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