Monday, September 12, 2011

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore - Review

Here's Marilyn's great review of The Power of Six. I read it straight after reading this. In a day. Of course I did.

Once Marina's name was simply, Seven.

For 11 years, Marina's lived a school girl's life in a remote Spanish convent; the perfect hiding place. Seeing breaking news about American John Smith; fugitive and possible terrorist, is exciting and terrifying for Marina for she knows he's number four and Mogadorians are closing in on the remaining Garde. Marina's growing alarm is brushed off by her Cepan who seems perfectly settled into devout convent life.

Now nighttime brings vivid, dreadful, death-dreams, urging her to flee. Marina feels utterly alone, though she has a caring, earnest friend named Ella who wants nothing more than to help her. Marina and Ella make a desperate escape, barely evading deadly Mogadorians as they destroy the convent into rubble and death.

Meanwhile John, Sam and Six are now official fugitives trying to stay alive. Their only hope is to get into the Mogadorian mountain stronghold. As the remaining Garde locate each other and strengthen their legacies so do the numbers and strength of Mogadorians. Both sides are playing to the death, building to a terrifying battle that threatens the world. The Power of Six, is even more action packed and exciting than I Am Number Four – you must read it!


Michael Offutt said...

I just don't think I could support the James Frey fiction-factory. I'll go see the movie which I'm sure will be terrible but at least will have Alex Pettyfer in it.

Bookgeek said...

I agree and yet it's very readable.