Monday, June 3, 2013

meanwhile on the planet lorien.

The movie, I Am Number Four, which came out a few year ago is based on a series. Let me give you some background. Lorien Legacies is a series of young adult science fiction books, written by James Frey and Jobie Hughes under the collective pseudonym Pittacus Lore. I Am Number Four (published 2010) is the first book in the series, followed by The Power of Six (2011), The Rise of Nine (which is the book I will be reviewing today), and The Fall of Five (to be released August 2013) as the first four books in the series, of a proposed six.

Each installment tells the story of the character with the number in the title. Basically they started with nine numbers (or people), and all are being destroyed. The series begins with Number Four because Numbers One-Three have already been killed. The Rise of Nine is told from the first person perspectives of Number Four, Number Six, and Number Seven. It tells the story of the remaining Nine, and how they, one by one, reunite with each other and continue attempting to evade their destruction. I recommend reading the first two installments before beginning this one as it very much feels like coming in on the middle of things.

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