Title: The Rise of Nine
Author: Pittacus Lore
Format: Paperback (International Edition)
Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
It’s finally here! Though I have to admit I was much bummed when I knew that this book isn’t as lengthy as the first two books. Nevertheless, I’m still stoked to continue reading the adventure of our favorite aliens. Pittacus Lore’s third book in the Lorien Legacies, THE RISE OF NINE, will not disappoint readers. It’s a perfect example of entertainment: action-packed, suspenseful, and thrilling. One of the reasons why I love this book is that it stars where THE POWER OF SIX left off, not wasting time explaining things that happened on the last book. I cannot say THE RISE OF NINE is perfect but there’s definitely development in the writing style.
First, Character Development. Why yes, there is. The weak Seven and innocent Ten are proving to be more of use than they were on the last book. Our main protagonist, Number Four a.k.a. John, is still head over heels for Sarah. Six and Nine just got more badass, and Eight is surely an entertainer.
Next is the dialogue. Hurrah! We say goodbye to the awkward and monotone dialogues we had in I AM NUMBER FOUR. The joy! There was however, not a lot of Plot Development. Yes, the book did have a happy conclusion but the Garde didn’t do much other than desperately find each other. Also, I didn’t get that “giddiness” I usually have after reading a good book. I felt it after reading I AM NUMBER FOUR and POWER OF SIX but after this book, negative.
So overall, I’m going to give this book 4 stars and hope that the next book is the best one yet and also hope we see Number Five.