Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Book Review: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

Title: The Power of Six
Author: Pittacus Lore
# Of Pages: 416
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
Level: Young Adult
Rating: 5 Hearts



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.

My Verdict

Oh my goodness. I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book. Biggest mistake of my life!

Usually with a book this size there is always a dull patch at some point or another, but let me tell you that is not the case with The Power of Six. The ENTIRE book is fast-paced and full of action without a single dull moment. I started the book in the afternoon and read straight through the day and into the night until I was finished.

To clear up any misunderstandings, since the first book was called I Am Number Four and was all about, you guessed it, Four (a.k.a John Smith) I assumed that the Power of Six would be all about number six, but it’s not. The story continues on with Four, Sam, and Six but it also introduces us to number Seven. The two different stories are woven together perfectly, switching back and fourth at the most intense moments creating a constant air of suspense. The switch between characters is easily seen and marked by a change in font.

One thing I do want to mention is the violence. There are a lot of battle scenes with the Magadorians getting stabbed or dismembered with knives. At times this got a little too graphic for my liking but was easily skimmed over. I mentioned this to my sister however, who laughed at me and said what violence? So it all depends on your tolerance, I guess.

Ahhh the ending! The ending left me sitting there staring at the last page, not ready to accept that it was over and that I would actually have to wait until August to find out what happens next. I started frantically searching the Internet to see if anyone was lucky enough to have an ARC of the Legacy of Nine, who I then planned to bribe until they agreed to send it to me! 


  1. Awesome review. If you get an ARC of the Legacy of Nine definitely send it to me next. I can not wait til August to read this. =] Thanks for stopping by my WoW. Happy Reading. =]
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

    1. Thanks! I'll definitely let you know if I get a copy! =)

  2. I enjoyed I am Number Four so I think I have to get my copy of this book soon! Can't believe that I haven't read it already! I'm actually very glad to hear that there is more action in this book. I need to see Four in action MORE! x) Hehe, good luck with the ARC hunting! ;)

    Such a stunning review, Amanda! <3

    1. Definitely get a copy! The sooner the better! =) You will get to see Four in a lot more action, haha ;)

  3. I haven't read the book yet, or seen the movie. Do you recommend movie then book, or book then movie?

    It sounds GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD, though, this trilogy!

    1. Hmmm, that's a hard question... I would normally say book first, but in this case I'm going to say movie. Because if you read the book first you won't like the movie. That way you can enjoy the movie and then when you read the book you'll be like WOW that was even better! ;)

      It really is a great series!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!


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