Author: Pittacus Lore
Publication Date: 08/2010
My Rating: 4.5/5--Really good! Worth your time!
Plot in One Word: Aliens
Good if...you want something fast paced and filled with action
I'm sure you've probably heard of I AM NUMBER FOUR. Remember...that movie that came out a year or so ago. Well, I saw the movie. I liked the movie enough. I never really considered reading the book. Then my dad downloaded the first three books (yes, there are 3 out so far) to his eReader and since I have access to it I figured I'd give them a try. SO glad I did!!! Let's start with book 1: I AM NUMBER FOUR.
Basic concept: 9 aliens on earth with special powers (legacies) who are being hunted by another evil alien race who wants to first destroy them then earth. The 9 have to be killed in order, 1-3 are dead, #4 is next. John (his latest alias) is #4 and he's hiding out in small town Paradise Ohio with his guardian (cepan) Henri.
This novel was pretty different then the typical YA I read. My typical YA: paranormal romance to the max! I would classify this as more fast-paced boy-action. It was interesting/exciting watching John discover his legacies, learn how to make friends, fit in at school, deal with school bullies, train with Henri, and then later fight the evil aliens (Mogs) at the end. And even though the romance was 2nd rate (not all that romantic) I still high enjoyed reading this one! Although, THE POWER OF SIX (book #2) and THE RISE OF NINE (book #3) were better.
If you liked this novel you might also like:
ANNA DRESS IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake
BEASTLY by Alex Flinn
Bottom line: Read it!