“I can't wait to meet Number 5, and I definitely want to be 6!”Cathy wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the ending wtf”Bethany wrote this review Thursday, January 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Too many Points of view, with each one being in a different font. I might come back to this series when it wraps up, but I was very disappointed in this book.”Madison wrote this review Monday, January 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Although I'll probably continue to read this series, but this particular installment is really pretty anemic.”Greg wrote this review Sunday, January 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This new addition to the “Lorien Legacies” series is even more action packed than the other books in the series. Pittacus Lore has done it again – hooking readers from the first page and leading us from one cliff hanger to another.
Read the rest of my review on my blog: http://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/the-rise-of-nine-pittacus-lore/”
“Very good read. Definitely picked up by the end of it. Now I can't wait for the next!”SNK06 wrote this review Wednesday, January 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about the seventh alien of nine aliens who escaped their home land and came to Earth. They are being hunted down by their people and are constantly trying to hide. This book is about number seven's point of view, and her adventures.”Jean R wrote this review Tuesday, January 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“on kindle”Joni H wrote this review Tuesday, January 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ This book is chuck full of too stupid to live characters with a weak plot.
I know from Book 2 that some of the protagonists are too stupid to live (TSTL) but I'm kinda hoping that the TSTL would dumb down in this book. No such luck! Your in a cell with Setrákus Ra so you point your Morgadorian cannon somewhere else and kill foot soldiers in order to give Setrákus Ra all the chance in the world to choke hold you to death. Non-realistic scenes like that brought the suspension of disbelief to rock bottom! And this is not the only TSTL scene in this book. Annoying!! This book might be a quicker read for those readers more tolerant than me. But because I had to have breaks from the stupids, this book took a long while to read. Another thing which I find annoying is that Pittacus Lore is so very fond of cliffhangers. This author duo almost always ends a chapter in a cliffhanger. They might think that cliffhanger is a brilliant writing tactic, and it probably is, but in this series I just find it supremely annoying!
James Frey aka Pittacus Lore (with this book) obviously has great imagination! His world of the Lorien Legacies is beautiful and intricate! But he needs to learn how to build-up plot better because the plot is pretty weak, specially in this book. The character developement could sure use a lot of improvement, like giving them consistency for one. A few lessons with a fight scene expert would do a world of good. Might make the fight scenes more realistic.
I have to say that the narrators are all professionals! They read in clear distinct words with appropriate tone and diction. I can't hear any slurring from any of them all throughout the audiobook. This tugged the rating of this book up a bit.
At the end of it, this book has a lot of promise which were not all brought out to it's full potential. And no matter how good the narrators were, there are just too many annoying qualities in this book for me to read further in this series. After the third book, I think I now have a firm grasp of this series and sad to say that this one is not for me. However if they make further movies based on this series, I will most likely watch it in the hopes that the annoying qualities would disappear in the movie version.
Story telling quality = 2
Character development = 1
Story itself = 1.5
Ending = 1.5
World building = 4
Cover art = 1.5
Pace = 1 [paperback] / [audiobook: 10 hrs and 8 mins listening time]
Plot = 1
Narrators = 4.5
Overall Rating: 2 out of 5”