“This is the second book in the Lorien Legacies series. This book continues with John Smith (number 4), who has teamed up with Six and his human friend, Sam Goode. All three are on the run after being accused of destroying their school and killing five people.
Meanwhile, we are introduced to Marina. Marina lives in Spain with Adelina and the other orphans of Santa Teresa church. Marina is another of the Garde, but has gone without training from her Cepan Adelina, who has instead accepted Earth and the Christian Faith and turned her back on Lorien. This lack of preparation could prove fatal to Marina as strange men begin to show up in her small town - has Marina been found out?
This book was a quick read and was all around enjoyable. Overall, there was a lot of suspense about what would happen next and action scenes in the form of various battles throughout the whole book.
There was some confusion of going back and forth between the two different stories, one in the US and the other in Spain and I would have liked to have seen this done better.
In this second book, the author tried to add some more dimension to Six by telling the story of how she lost her Cepan. Unfortunately, the stories were kept solely to the topic of the death and I did not feel like I had further insight to what motivates Six and how she was able to learn everything she has.
In comparison, I felt that I grew to know much more about Marina”
“Great. A bit confusing with the switching of the POV”Matthew Young wrote this review Wednesday, October 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What a great series. Really enjoying it!”JamesBainbridge wrote this review Monday, October 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It some times gets a little dry in places, but in other places it is packed with action”Keith Vruno wrote this review Thursday, October 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is an amazing book.”walid k wrote this review Wednesday, October 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Nine now eight, are any of you out there?... We are here. Aw snap son! They're back and better than ever!”Andrew Doromal wrote this review Friday, October 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fun but repeats itself and the characters are not consistent.”Bernhard Kohli wrote this review Thursday, October 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I finished the book
I really liked this book, it is a great continuation of I am Number 4. There are many cliffhangers because of the way it is written. One chapter is Jon talking then the next is Marina. And towards the end of the book the time between switching narrators decreases until it is about a paragraph between each person. I think this book offers a very interesting sci-fi reality. Mostly because it makes so much sense!!! Like it could be possible (except I haven't heard of any destroyed schools or terrorist people making fake ids). But this book even offers solutions. There is some freakishly athletic person in your grade? Maybe he/she is from Lorien? Or in the last book it talked about how people from Lorien came to earth and helped build the pyramids or married and had kids creating "gods" like hercules. This book was interesting because it introduced new lorien citizens. And also changing one basic truth. There were 9 gaurde came to earth. This book introduced a tenth member of the gaurde. Not only is she the tenth gaurde but she is also younger than the others and posesses the amazing power of the elder. She can make herself older and younger. But her only limit with this power is she can only get as old as how long she has lived. Also in this book many found out their next legacies. For example Jon also now has the power to heal.”
“Good sequel to i am number four action and stuff”Andrew Gibbens wrote this review Friday, September 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No