Saturday, 28 July 2012

A Review for The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3) by Pittacus Lore

Posted by Donna
UK Release Date:  August 21st, 2012
Finished Date: July 14th, 2012
Publishers: Puffin
Source: For Review 
Format: Harback ARC 
Pages:  384
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

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.

The Review: This is the third book in the Lorien Legacies series by author Pittacus Lore and wow, what a series it is. It’s full of heart-pounding, exhilarating and explosive scenes, ones that are very imaginable and full of lovable characters.  I adore everything about this series and The Rise of Nine just proves that there is still so much more awesomeness to come and I can’t wait. 
The Rise of Nine is told in three points of views, Four, Six and Seven so not only do we get inside one or two heads of the characters but three, and yes it was fantastic. We see Four recovering from his time with the Mogadorian’s and he has the help of Nine. Their in hiding, laying low and trying to figure out what the rest of their items are in their chests, but soon someone is hot on their trails. Six and Seven are with Ten and Clayton where they are travelling to India to try and find another Lorien member; Eight. However that proves to be difficult when he’s hidden away in the mountains and they have to fight an army to get to him. And we also see the arrival of the Mogadorian’s leader who really is a scary as they say and if they want to defeat the Mogadorians, then then all need to stick together. 
Another great book to a fantastic series! The Rise of Nine is dangerous, addictive, captivating and one hell of a ride. I can’t describe how much I enjoy this series and Pittacus Lore continues to throw so many amazing curveballs into the story that it really keeps you on you’re toes.  I loved the story from Six and Seven’s point of view, maybe because they had a more enjoyable and harder journey than Four and Eight's. Six, Seven & Ten have a fantastic relationship together and I really like seeing them getting to know each other.  I like Four aka John but I found he mopped around a lot over Sarah and Sam – who are pretty much MIA during this book, and then he was bickering with Nine a lot too. Their story in this book took me away from the Six and Seven’s and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would hence my four star rating. Seven aka Marina was definitely my favourite character this time around. She really comes into her own person, instead of hiding away like she’s done all the years. She takes risks and defends the other members of the Guard. She really grows because she’s quite shy and hasn’t got much confidence in herself, so by the end of the book, it was nice to see a stronger Marina. I adored the moments when all the characters got together and this is where I have hopes for book 4 that they won’t spilt up again. 
What I enjoyed most about this book was seeing all the guard member’s powers in full force. Especially Eight, Nine and Seven whose we’ve not really seen before. Even Four has some new stuff to show us, so there’s always something exciting and new coming from these characters. I can’t wait for book 4 now. I just want to be in this amazing world again, with these characters and see them find the rest of the members of the guard. I want them to defeat the Mogadorian’s leader and I want them to find a way home and start making little alien babies. I know there is another 3 books still but I have hopes that we will see them make it to Lorien. There are also still so many answers I want to know though. Will they ever get home? Can humans like Sam and Sarah go with them? Will they find their ships? There’s a ton! And I can't wait to find out. 
All in all, this series is a perfect sci-fi series that really has won me over that sci-fi books are just as good as paranormal ones. Definitely my favourite sci-fi series ever and definitely one you don’t want to miss out on. 


Braiden Asciak said...

I wish the last 3 books all just come out at the same time. I don’t want to wait three more years to find out what happens in the end. Oh gosh I just love this series.

Great review Donna. Will be writing mine soon. Can’t wait too.

Hwa Sun Kang said...

Awesome review :) The first two books in the series were awesome, so I can't wait to get my hands on The Rise of Nine.

Danny Bookworm said...

Oh I really need to get on top of this series. I read the first one and loved it!! I am glad to hear that the series progresses so great! 

Rebecca Hipworth said...

I can't believe I haven't read any of these books yet. :(  That will have to change!

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

I haven't read any of this series. I didn't really pay much attention to it so I'm not too sure what it's even about. I'll have to check it out I think. Great review Donna :)

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Wow this sounds great! I still have to read the second book (which I've heard some great things about) but can't wait to get around to this one too. Amazing review hun! :)

Brodie said...

Hahaha, " I want them to find a way home and start making little alien babies." <3  LOVE your review!! I'm super excited to read this and wow, it DEFINITELY sounds like it delivers! I'm really eager to dive more in Six and Seven's story, because you make it sound so captivating. Especially seeing such growth from Six.

I think The Rise of Nine is out later next month here in AUS, so thanks for making the month long wait even more unbearable :P FANTASTIC review!! <3

YearningtoRead said...


Seriously, though, I've been waiting for this....GAH!  So stoked to read it for myself and find out what happens and get excited for the 4th! ;)

Maija Steinbrika said...

OMG, how could I forget that this book is going out in July? OMG!!
I`m so gonna read it so fricking soon!! I`m all hyped now, after reading your review

Suzan Lacey said...

I've wondered the same as you! Whether Sam and Sarah can go with them! I also wonder if Siz will flirt with Nine or if she's crazy for Sam like John is for Sarah? I hope she doesn't go breaking Sam's heart and I want Marina and eight to be a couple! I'm kinda sad that John and Six won't be a couple but then part of my change over to team six was believing that Sarah had betrayed them, now I'm not so sure but either way John and Six will be best friends no doubt! It seems like they were on Lorien anyway!

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