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The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Pittacus Lore
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Book Description

I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.

Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.

I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.

And I'm ready to fight.


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  • Editorial Reviews

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    Praise for I AM NUMBER FOUR: “Number Four is a hero for this generation.”

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    "The action is taut, the characters are fascinating, and the fact that the teens are slowly finding one another and learning about Lorien secrets is sure to yield an impressive all-out battle down the road. This series continues to head in interesting directions."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    Product Details

    • File Size: 1292 KB
    • Print Length: 421 pages
    • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (August 23, 2011)
    • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B004PYDNI8
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,124 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    115 of 122 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the First! August 23, 2011
    Format:Hardcover
    John Smith (Number Four) narrowly escaped the death in Paradise, Ohio. Now, on the run with Sam and Number Six, the trio must find the rest of the remaining six of nine alien survivors in order to fight the impending invasion. Meanwhile, Number Seven is hiding out in Spain, but the Magadorians are closing in. And her protector seems to have turned her back on their past and purpose.

    Picking up right after I am Number Four left off, this sequel revolves mainly around two characters: John Smith again and Marina (Number Seven). John, Sam, and Six become closer as they travel across America, which leads to an obvious and awkward love triangle. We get to learn more about Six and her tortured past. And we're also introduced to the young and sheltered Marina, who has been hiding out all over Europe, but has been living in Spain in an orphanage a bit too long. With her protector in denial, Marina doesn't know who she can trust now. But she knows she has to leave as soon as possible.

    I thoroughly enjoyed I am Number Four; and was surprised that this second installment was even more intense and action-packed than the first. Filled with shocking twists and surprises around every corner, the story was riveting. With interesting characters that are easy to care about and a complex and engaging story, this science fiction, action thriller for young adults is pure fun and excitement.
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    30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A Thrilling Sequel to I Am Number 4 August 24, 2011
    Format:Hardcover
    This is a fantastic, action packed, thrilling sequel to I Am Number 4. I really liked the way the story played out and was written. It's a fast paced, engaging read told from two different points of view from John, Number Four and Marina, Number Seven.

    John, Six, Sam and John's faithful companion, Bernie Kosar are on the run and continue to find themselves in the middle of trouble, despite their best efforts to stay hidden. I loved their character chemistry together and even found some their lines together humorous. Parelling their story is Number Seven, Marina who's in Spain. I liked getting to see two completely different sides to their stories, which not only allows the reader to get to know the characters more, but it makes the story more believable being set in both the US and Spain.

    I absolutely love Number Six. She continues to be my favorite character in the series, but Marina herself proves to be a pretty strong character. Sam is another favorite of mine and he becomes a lot stronger in this sequel. I adore John and his sarcasm. He brings some of the humor to the storyline. The fabulous twist that's thrown into John and Sarah's relationship is one I did not see coming. It's one that had me going "no way". I'm hoping we get to see the reasoning behind this twist in the next book.

    Thrown into this exiting storyline is the character's history. I liked being able to understand why they're here. The only thing I had an issue with is the reference to the author's pen name and how it ties back to their history. For some reason it just rubbed me the wrong way that one of their Elders has the same name. Aside from that, I liked how the story played out. There's a lot that happens in The Power of Six. There's a lot of action, betrayal, and new characters that come into play that make this book an extremely engaging, fun read. I highly recommend picking this book up.
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    18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Infuriating (Many many many Spoilers) January 19, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    OK, I saw the movie of the first book and really liked it. So I then started reading the series. I didn't write a review on the first book (I Am Number Four) but would give it 4 stars. Definitely good enough to keep on going though, unlike the movie, there's a lot more of the mopey love stuff going on. But the second book has been a complete disappointment. I realize that I seem to be in the minority but I just don't understand how this book has so many 5 star reviews.

    This book has alternating viewpoints between John (Four) and Marina (Seven). Marina is at an orphanage in Spain. Her story is interesting and quite good. I enjoyed her parts quite a bit.

    However, John has to be the most unrelatable frustrating protagonist I've ever had the misfortune to read. In the first book, he falls head-over-heels in love with Sarah. Can't live without her. Now, he's been gone from Sarah for a few days and he's falling for Six. OK, well, fickle guy is fickle. I can accept that I guess. But he also knows that his best, and only, friend Sam likes Six as well. So does he hide his feelings for Six, at least while Sam is around? Nope. At one point (near the end) he has to say goodbye to Six and, while Sam is watching, starts Frenching her. Nice.

    OK, now I'm gritting my teeth, but fine, I'll accept that he really is falling for Six and can't help himself. He really likes her so, being the protagonist, I'm sure he'll be by her side instantly if she's in trouble? Nope. The second he realizes he's anywhere near Sarah's house he runs off, leaving Six by herself, surrounded by Mogs, fighting to get HIS Chest back. Yes, you read that correctly.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Series Keeps Getting Better! November 22, 2011
    Format:Hardcover
    This series drew me in with I Am Number Four, the book was absolutely amazing. (Trust me, it was much better than the movie) So needless to say, I was eagerly anticipating the follow up, The Power of Six. Let me tell you, this book did NOT disappoint. We get to see more of John "Four" Smith, Six and Sam but we're also introduced to Marina, who is Seven. Reading about another one of the nine sent from Lorien is very exciting. She is located in Spain with her Cepan, Adelina. Marina is determined to find John, she's not sure what his number is but she's certain he's one of them. Adelina won't hear it, she doesn't want to leave Spain. They've been safe there so why risk it? The Mogs find them and things get interesting from there on out...

    The story flowed so well, the back and forth from Four/Six to Seven flowed well, and gave you different perspectives of the story. Mixed it up a bit and made the story better for it. This book was filled with way more action than I Am Number Four, a bit more drama and more interactions with John and Sam, who are a friendship I admire.

    The end with Sam and John blows my mind. I'm still having trouble coming to terms with everything that went down. But I'm also excited we got to meet Nine at the end, as well. I know we'll be seeing more of him in the next installment.

    I recommend this book to people who like a book that is action filled along with sci-fi. If you're looking for a romance filled YA book, this is definitely not your book. Not that there's NOT romance in it but not as much as you usually see in YA. Do not base this book series off the motion picture, I Am Number Four. It is MUCH better than what you say, promise!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    This is a great book.
    Published 1 day ago by Shasta Nolte
    5.0 out of 5 stars Still confused about the order to read the books in but my daughter...
    I am enjoying the books because the aren't as predictable as some YA books .I do recommend them to any sci fiction lover
    Published 4 days ago by Bo Albers
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sci Fi action story for one who like heroes ...
    Great Sci Fi action story for one who like heroes & super powers with a great story line which continues to surprise with every chapter.
    Published 9 days ago by Jon Wolf
    2.0 out of 5 stars almost like the writer lost track of the story line
    This story doesn't flow well , almost like the writer lost track of the story line.
    Published 12 days ago by RAY FORMAN
    4.0 out of 5 stars its good
    Pretty good book. Enjoying the series.
    Published 12 days ago by fergy003
    4.0 out of 5 stars Well Then...
    Great book, but a little to slow at times, I still hope they make a movie as good as the first one!
    Published 16 days ago by Josh Johnson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great read, disappointed they didn't continue the movie series
    Published 17 days ago by Dion Coleman
    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent follow-up
    This book holds up just as much as the first one in general. When it comes to story, writing, character development (in John's narration), and especially action (in both... Read more
    Published 19 days ago by A. Heaney
    3.0 out of 5 stars Great story line
    Great story line. Well told and quick paced. However the narrative is sometimes is hard to follow when it jumps from character to character. Read more
    Published 20 days ago by keith franks
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Excellent book.
    Published 20 days ago by ETXAGGIE
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    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.

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    It might be released midnight pacific time.
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    The power of six, Gardes?
    I think the power of six refers not to 6 gardes but to number 6 herself.
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