The Rise of Nine

The Rise of Nine : Lorien Legacies Book 3

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In the beginning we were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left our home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack from the deadly Mogodorians. We scattered on earth and went into hiding. We look like ordinary teenagers. We are not. Until 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. 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. The Mogodorians want to finish what they started. But they'll have to fight us first.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 29mm | 447g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 0141344458
  • 9780141344454
  • 14,456

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A franchise set to eclipse Harry Potter and moody vampires. Pittacus Lore is about to become one of the hottest names on the planet. Big Issue
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About Pittacus Lore

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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81,576 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 45% (36,617)
4 35% (28,282)
3 16% (13,168)
2 3% (2,533)
1 1% (976)

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THE RISE OF NINE is action-packed and fast-paced. This book isn't perfect but it made me think, happy and annoyed. I still enjoyed reading it, it kept me sit at the edges at times. This was the first book I read from The Lorien Legacies, I haven't read the novellas, I haven't read the prequels, I haven't even seen the movie, but since I thought it was the last and the movie was just so famous, I need to read it ASAP. But as it turned out, this isn't the end and from what I heard, there's still the fourth,fifth, sixth book, maybe even up to nine **sigh** The Summary: Six, Seven, Ten and her Cepan, Crayton flew to India to find another member of the Garde. There they met Eight, who had been training his legacies and living without his cepan. Four and Nine had just excaped from the Mogadorians and the US Government. Four constantly thinks about Sam and Sarah. Nine constantly reminds him that they are here to train and protect the earth and Lorien. In between reuniting with the members, each group faced threats, mysteries, self-discoveries, answers and more questions. THE PROS: In this book, we see more on the character development and discovery. The Garde's members discover themselves, their abilities, their chest, their past. Also, some of the mysteries are solved ( I wonder what will the other books' conflicts are). The charntacters have different strengths and flaws, most of them I loved. There's action, random action in the book. It's also intense and well-defined. The differe POV's have different depths, different voices, you'll know when it change. I love the twists at the end ( especially what happened with eight :)) Nine and Eight save the book. (Nine is hilarious, hot and has some sense, Eight is hot, powerful, light and friendly) IN THE MIDDLE: The whole series has a lot of things going on, there are numerous subplots, backstories, conflicts and protagonists. It's an interesting mix of characters but it also lead to some of them being just shadows. The end doesn't leave in a cliffhanger. The writing is okay, once you get settled reading. THE CONS: There are some boring parts, well, mostly the first chapters. I feel like there's nothing really happening. The story felt stagnant, it really doesn't move anywhere. The author tried to do romance, but it's not good. He tried doing love triangles (six, seven, eight), but only one of them knew that there is such thing. The pairings are complex. (Six likes four, four isn't sure about Sarah because of six, nine shows interest to six, six has some bond with eight, seven hates six for being too close with eight, then eight suddenly loves seven and seven's happy). I don't want eight to end up with seven ( and really, what's up with that kiss, it's random, no one expects it, it felt pushed, just so seven would feel better) I'm gonna read I AM NUMBER FOUR first to know for myself how good it is. I'm gonna read the next books in this series, because I'd like to know who carries Pittacus Lore's power (eight claim it, four claim it, and six has a msyterious voice calling to her) and really I just wanna know how this would end. Recommended to anyone who loves reading about aliens, sci-fi, thrillers and action-packed books. FTC Disclosure: Review copy provided by publisher for an honest review . Full review on Bookshelf Confessionsshow more
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